Catch up with the week’s newest dental product launches – May 3rd, 2013

November 22, 2013

From practice management solutions to adhesives, this week’s product roundup offers dental practitioners a slew of multifaceted products and services designed to increase performance and make life easier.  Click on the links below to find out more about the product:

How to excite patients and boost business with a simple whitening system

October 17, 2013

It's what every dentist hopes for: a practice full of excited patients who are fully engaged in their own care.  DPR recently spoke with Dr. L. Don Wilson of Signature Smile in Huntsville, Ala. to learn how KöR Whitening by Evolve Dental Technologies keeps his patients coming back for more.  

Top 6 benefits of digital impressions and a model-less workflow

June 09, 2013

Ever thought your lab could create a crown without an impression or a model? It’s possible with the right technology. In an on-demand webinar, Dr. Bruce Cooper takes you through the digital, model-free workflow process with the 3M™ True Definition Scanner and outlines the many benefits this type of workflow can bring to your practice, your lab, and of course, your patients.

Study finds diet soda and illicit drug use similarly corrode teeth

June 04, 2013

According to a new study published in General Dentistry, a peer-reviewed clinical journal published by the Academy of General Dentistry, drinking large quantities of soda erodes teeth much in the same way as consuming illegal drugs does. 

Is your dental practice losing its value?

May 30, 2013

If you’re thinking about selling your practice in a few years and to enjoy your retirement, you’ll want to get as much out of the sale as possible. Here’s what you need to know to make that happen.

Why does orange juice taste bad after brushing your teeth?

May 29, 2013

Multitudes of human mysteries have prompted philosophers and scientists to ask big questions over the centuries: What’s the meaning of life?  Why am I here? Why does orange juice taste so bad after I brush my teeth? 

How to complete an anterior restoration using a dual-shade technique

May 28, 2013

Each week, DPR explores a different dental technique how to with our Technique Geek series. You can get each Technique Geek in your inbox for free with our e-newsletter sign-up. We feature video techniques of a product in use, offering step-by-step examples of clinical success. Subscribe here to make sure you receive them all.

DPR Friday: Behind the scenes with 3 cutting edge dental practices

May 24, 2013

This week, we take you inside three cutting-edge dental practices and give you an exclusive look at the products and technologies that have helped shape these practices while enabling them to provide the best care possible. 

What's the impact of dental implants on functionally impaired individuals' lives?

May 23, 2013

The damaging effects of tooth-loss on patients’ self-esteem and overall well-being are undeniable.  Unfortunately, extensive tooth loss is even more common among those with functional impairments, compounding the negative effects to an even greater degree.

Instrumentarium Dental donates equipment to Mission of Mercy

May 23, 2013

MILWAUKEE  – Instrumentarium Dental, a designer and manufacturer of advanced dental imaging equipment, is providing the use of advanced dental care equipment to  individuals in need in Northeast Philadelphia. The Mission of Mercy (MOMS) clinic provides free dentistry to more than 2,000 underprivileged people per event.

The Interdental Brush Buyers’ Club offers dental practitioners free brushes and valuable patient resources

May 23, 2013

In an effort to tackle barriers dental professionals commonly face, the recently formed Interdental Brush Buyers’ Club (IBBC) seeks to alleviate the high-costs associated with providing product samples, while also addressing compliance difficulties patients face in finding recommended interdental brush brands and sizes.

How to get more patients by treating the whole family

May 21, 2013

Struggling to bring more business into your practice? You’re not alone, but some have found a source of success. Many general dentists are discovering that the answer may be in expanding to a wider patient base.

Top 5 reasons to invest in whitening

May 20, 2013

There are numerous reasons to invest in whitening, but what can one system offer over another?  DPR lists the top five reasons Ultradent's Opalescence tooth whitening system is the ideal choice for many dental practitioners and their patients.

XLDent MU is Drummond-certified to help dental practitioners qualify for federal funds

May 20, 2013

The Professional Economics Bureau of America reports that their XLDent MU software module has been tested and certified by the Drummond Group’s Health Records office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB). 

Top 5 new dental products for healthy gums

May 20, 2013

With summer fast approaching, healthy gums – and what it takes to keep them that way – may not be the first thing on the minds of your busy patients.  With this in mind, DPR has gathered together the top five new dental products designed to help keep your patients’ gums healthy.

How to decrease broken appointments and no-shows

May 17, 2013

Broken appointments and no-shows can turn a well-scheduled day into a wreck.  Scheduling is one of the most difficult management systems in the practice. When you work hard to access a well-scheduled day only to have it fall apart at the last minute, frustration results.

Learn about SmileSimplicity treatment solutions, earn CE

May 17, 2013

The #1 trait a patient looks for in a dentist is the ability to be gentle and not hurt them. That’s why dentists should know about SmileSimplicity – the painless veneer procedure devoted to minimally invasive techniques accomplished by using adhesives on a new level. SmileSimplicity courses and webinars can help you discover the structural role porcelain laminates can play in your practice and, also, the ability to observe the reliable, margin-free techniques that make veneers a conservative, pain-free and reliable option.

Recent study quantifies the benefits of magnification loupes across dental specialties

May 16, 2013

A recent study published by Ronald N. Brown, DDS of the UT Health Science Center’s Dental School uses two previous studies examines the link between a dental hygienist’s posture and the use of magnification lenses to extrapolate similar conclusions across multiple applications and dental specialties.

NewTom VG3 digital radiography system from BIOLASE receives FDA clearance

May 16, 2013

BIOLASE announced NewTom VG3 digital panoramic, tomographic and cephalometric radiography unit received FDA clearance today, and will be marketed and distributed in the United States beginning in June for $50,000 to $120,000.

How to more effectively scan with the 3Shape TRIOS® 3D scanner [VIDEO]

May 13, 2013

The 3Shape TRIOS 3D scanner is 100 times faster than conventional video cameras. A recent video released by 3Shape offers helpful tips and tricks to make scanning with the 3Shape TRIOS 3D scanner faster and easier, including important preparation steps and precise bite scan strategies. 

Easily adjustable Itsoclear clasps by Lincoln Dental increase profits by reducing bench time

May 10, 2013

Made from thermoplastic nylon, Lincoln Dental’s Itsoclear clasp is said to be easily adjustable and non-abrasive, while also remaining completely clear without the noticeable metal parts found in other aesthetic dentistry materials.

Acclean® orthodontic toothbrush by Henry Schein® offers gentle, effective cleaning around dental work

May 10, 2013

Henry Schein’s recently launched line of double-ended Acclean orthodontic toothbrushes are outfitted with an interdental brush, reportedly making it easier for users to clean hard-to-reach areas and remove debris between teeth and braces.

Dentist Select’s OraCare™ oral cleanser offers 28 all-in-one take home and office uses

May 08, 2013

By utilizing activated chlorine dioxide (CL02), OraCare’s microbiological efficacy on oral malodor and periodontal bacteria reportedly sets it apart from other common mouthwashes, allowing it to function instead as a proactive element in maintaining good overall oral health.

Top 5 infographics to educate your dental patients

May 08, 2013

Lecturing patients to practice good oral health can be an exhausting – and often fruitless – aspect of a dentist’s or oral hygienist’s job.  So why not spare yourself and show them instead? 

Study shows fluoride solution stimulates jawbone regeneration in dental implant patients

May 06, 2013

Drawing on a study of bio-resorbable synthetic hydroxyapatite granules, the Journal of Oral Implantology reports that cell proliferation increases when the bone-supplement granules are exposed to a 4% sodium fluoride solution.

Carestream Dental’s CS OrthoTrac Cloud offers streamlined, centralized practice management solutions

May 05, 2013

Carestream Dental launched CS OrthoTrac Cloud today at the American Association of Orthodontists’ annual session in Philadelphia, giving attendees a first look at the cloud solution for the company’s original OrthoTrac practice management software. 

NASCAR’s Greg Biffle, 3M ESPE and others partner to promote children’s dental health

May 02, 2013

Greg Biffle, driver of the number 16 3M Ford Fusion in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, is teaming up with 3M ESPE and Henry Schein, Inc. for a third year to benefit the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile® program.

Ergodontics’ SlimLine Pendulum Mounts – slimmer, lighter and dynamically positionable

May 02, 2013

The SlimLine Pendulum Mount by Ergodontics is capable of suspending a flat panel display from the ceiling, reportedly eliminating the need for intrusive posts. Plus, it accommodates a wide variety of ceiling heights and conditions, including open joists and angled ceilings.

Get to know R&D Services — creator of cost-effective amalgam separators

May 01, 2013

For each R&D Services amalgam separator, every product comes with three key features that make it a cost effective and smart investment for any practice. Dental Products Report caught up with the R&D Services team at last month’s California Dental Association “CDA Presents” meeting to learn more about its amalgam collector products.  

Free whitepaper offers advice on giving your patients what they really want

May 01, 2013

Based on a nationwide survey carried out by an independent research firm, 1-800-DENTIST’s “What Dental Patients Want” studies actual patients’ attitudes and perceptions about dentists and dentistry, plus provides useful advice on ways to improve practice performance and reputation.

This clinician says the ‘universal’ Lightwalker Laser is reinventing dental procedures

May 01, 2013

The Technology 4 Medicine Lightwalker Laser, a dual wave-length laser, allows hard and soft tissue procedures. Dental laser wavelength is important because specific body tissues interact in different ways depending on the particular laser source.