Obamacare: 5 things every dentist needs to know about the Affordable Care Act

December 31, 2013

Confused by the Affordable Care Act?  You’re not alone.  The complexity of the new law has left many dental practitioners scratching their heads, wondering what they need to know and how it will affect their practice.  With this in mind, DPR gathers 5 essential elements of the law that every dentist, office manager and dental office employee needs to know.

Obamacare: The effect of the Affordable Care Act on dental practices [VIDEO]

November 26, 2013

At the recent American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) event in Orlando, DPR Group Editorial Director Kevin Henry chatted with insurance consultant Teresa Duncan about the effect of the ACA on dental practices.

House move to delay Obamacare, repeal medical device tax have implications for dentists

September 29, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives late Friday night voted to delay by one year the implementation of the Affordable Care Act-commonly referred to as Obamacare-and repeal the health care law’s medical device tax. Both are measures that would impact dentists as clinicians, employers and purchasers of medical equipment.

Practicon’s doctorseyes™ contrasters provide patient comfort and a steady grip

September 24, 2013

Practicon is now the exclusive US distributor for doctorseyes™ Anterior Contrasters, which feature a unique scalloped profile that follows lingual contours to isolate anterior surfaces-without the need for patients to open beyond their natural smiles.

How to fabricate esthetic restorations [VIDEO]

September 23, 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 here. We feature video techniques of a product in use, offering step-by-step examples of clinical success.

Carestream Dental’s 3D Symposium promises educational opportunities and hands-on tech lessons

September 23, 2013

On November 15th and 16th in Atlanta, Ga., Carestream Dental’s annual 3D Symposium will present experts from various specialties covering a wide range of topics, including efficient 3D imaging analysis and how CBCT scanning can minimize orthodontic and periodontic risks.

Instrumentarium and Marquette University uphold long partnership with donation of a FOCUS intra-oral x-ray unit

September 18, 2013

Instrumentarium Dental recently donated the 20,000th produced FOCUS intra-oral x-ray unit to Marquette School of Dentistry, just the latest show of support in a long-standing partnership between the company and educational institution.

Mission of Mercy and Keystone Industries help restore smiles in Michigan

September 17, 2013

Keystone Industries was proud to donate various lab products to Mission of Mercy’s 2013 June event in Michigan. The event treated 1,300 people and produce nearly $1 million worth of dentistry work in two days.

How to simplify procedures with universal bonding agents [VIDEO]

September 16, 2013

In this episode of “Product Review with John and Lou: Tips, Tricks and Truth,” Drs. John Flucke and Lou Graham discuss what you need to know about dental bonding agents and the products that are the best of the best.

See the durability of SDI’s Radii Plus curing light [VIDEO]

September 14, 2013

Whether you’re curing, whitening or transilluminating, SDI’s Radii Plus can do it all. And as demonstrated in the video below, it can also withstand the everyday abuse of a full work day in the practice.

Review: Why 8 dentists say the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser exceeds expectations [VIDEO]

September 05, 2013

Millennium Dental Technologies’ PerioLase MVP-7 Nd:YAG dental laser has received a landslide of praise recently on Dental Products & Reviews, an online buyers guide that lets dentists share their experiences with the products they use everyday in their practices. 

EHR software from DentiMax helps dentists get the most from government incentives

September 05, 2013

Designed specifically for dentists, DentiMax’s ONC certified, electronic health records (EHR) software allows dentists who have 30% or more of their visits from Medicaid patients to qualify for an initial $21,250 government payment.

How to use Flossolution for faster, easier, pain-free flossing regimens [VIDEO]

September 05, 2013

Invented by Orlando dentist Dr. Tim Pruett, Flossolution’s products tackle the challenges patients confront with recommended flossing routines by offering a simpler, more effective and pain-free method of flossing and brushing teeth.

Talking dental implants with Dr. Flucke: The benefits of 3D digital imaging

September 05, 2013

In our latest #DentalTalk Twitter chat, we discuss implants and 3D imaging. What does 3D bring to the table, and is it safe to place implants with using 3D digital imaging? Check out main points of the discussion below.

Ultradent’s notched-edge testing method adopted as the official global standard

September 04, 2013

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) adopted Ultradent’s notched-edge shear bond strength testing method as a new standard used to determine the adhesive bond strength between direct dental restorative materials and tooth structure. 

Express Perio Protect training offers fast, researched-based education, plus 1 CE credit

September 04, 2013

Training in the Perio Protect Method is now available in a 90-minute express CE training session, said to be ideal for dentists or hygienists who desire quick, researched-based training with significant practical applications.