The 5 most commonly forgotten things about HIPAA

June 22, 2015

Technological advances have given healthcare professionals the ability to correspond efficiently with medical professionals, specialists and consultants. This not only allows doctors to provide patients with the care they deserve, but also appropriate for their medical needs. These technological advances however, create concerns for patients if doctors and staff are not guarding their information.

Dr. John Flucke explains how and why DEXIS CariVu changed his practice for the better [VIDEO]

April 02, 2015

What does Dr. John Flucke, DDS, think of the new DEXIS CariVu caries detection device? He gets truly honest about the product in this featured Google Hangout video interview with Dental Products Report Content Director, Kevin Henry.

How to simplify posterior restorations with Filtek™ Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative from 3M ESPE [VIDEO]

January 29, 2015

New 3M ESPE Filtek Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative promises faster and easier procedures as a one-step placement bulk fill material that offers stress relief and excellent wear resistance, as well as the ability to place up to 5mm in one increment.

Dr. Gordon Christensen on the future of dentistry and next generation of dentists

November 04, 2014

There are many changes in our profession lately; from the types and numbers of procedures we accomplish to the types of continuing education we need, even the way we get products is changing. It is an exciting and unprecedented time in dentistry.

Boston University partners with Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. to become nation's first all-digital dental school

November 03, 2014

It was reported this week that Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. recently entered into a digital dentistry agreement with Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) that will enable GSDM to become the first all-digital school of dentistry in the nation.

Dental caries susceptibility linked to… your hair?

October 29, 2014

While oral hygiene habits and diet influence the risk of tooth decay, genetics are also at play in regards to susceptibility for dental caries development … genetics that can also determine hair disorders. 

ADA 2014: Big launches and must-see products at the annual session

October 29, 2014

All eyes were on the Lone Star State as ADA 2014 touched down in San Antonio in mid-October. Arguably the largest dental industry event of the year, the annual meeting draws thousands and thousands of dental community members to wherever it sets down. 

Teenager’s toothbrush donation organization wins national honors

October 27, 2014

Each year, the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes recognizes 25 young people – ten finalists and fifteen winners – who have made a significant positive influence on people and our planet. This year’s pool of finalists included Paige Alenick, 19, for the work of her organization, Donate a Toothbrush.

Ensuring the spectrum isn’t a deterrent to dental care

October 22, 2014

A trip to the dentist can be a stressful experience for many people – but to some children on the autism spectrum, it can be beyond frightening. With more and more children being diagnosed as on the spectrum, it’s more important than ever for dentists to have strategies in place for dealing with autistic patients who are overwhelmed by the experience.

Hand sanitizers versus handwashing: What dental professionals need to know

October 21, 2014

One of the most interesting parts of infection control is that as studies continue to enlighten, best practices continue to evolve. Balancing knowledge and actions means you have to stay up to date. One evolving infection control issue is hand hygiene. Dental professionals may consider using hand sanitizers because they appear to save time compared to hand washing and can be used frequently. But can hand sanitizers replace handwashing?

Henry Schein and its supplier partners to donate more than $1 million in protective equipment to help prevent spread of Ebola

October 18, 2014

Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, recently announced that, together with supplier partners, it will donate more than $1 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to help prevent the spread of Ebola.

Support healthy smiles – and the troops – this Halloween

October 17, 2014

Halloween season can feel like a real-life horror movie for dentists, with all of the candy, sweets and sugar damaging seemingly healthy smiles.  This year, help your patients avoid the dental risks of too much sugar with a Halloween candy buy-back program.

MEA|NEA announces launch of FastVaults, new HIPAA-compliant data storage solution for dental practices

October 15, 2014

MEA|NEA (National Electronic Attachment), provider of the FastAttach electronic claim attachment solution has launched its new HIPAA-compliant document and data storage solution, FastVaults. FastVaults is a cloud-based solution allowing for the remote storage of patient health data and other information pertinent to a dental practice’s operation, growth and success.

Previewing the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany [VIDEO]

October 14, 2014

After posting a record-breaking 2,058 exhibitors from 56 countries and more than 125,000 visitors from 149 countries in 2013, it seems to hard to believe that the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany, is poised to once again break its own records. However, after talking to Dr.

Introducing Crest Sensi-Stop Strips [VIDEO]

October 14, 2014

Crest recently unveiled what it describes as one of its most breakthrough product launches in a decade with the launch of Crest Sensi-Stop Strips. The small, flexible, semi-transparent strips provide targeted, immediate and long-lasting tooth sensitivity relief like never before.

ADA launches Benefit Plan Analyzer powered by Sikka Software

October 13, 2014

Sikka Software Corporation, the leader in business intelligence software for the dental industry and partner with Advanstar's dental division, and the American Dental Association(ADA) have launched the revolutionary Benefit Plan Analyzer application.

Carestream Dental signs integration agreement with Sesame Communications

October 10, 2014

Carestream Dental, a worldwide provider of industry-leading imaging, CAD/CAM, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals, today announced an integration agreement with Sesame Communications, the leading provider of cloudbased solutions to help dental care providers accelerate new patient acquisition and build patient loyalty.

Sesame Communications and Dental Health Products Inc. Establish U.S. Distribution Partnership

October 10, 2014

Sesame Communications, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions to help dentists and orthodontists accelerate new patient acquisition and build patient loyalty, today announced a distribution partnership with Dental Health Products, Inc. (DHPI), one of the top dental distributors in the United States. The partnership enables DHPI to sell the award winning Dental Sesame patient engagement software combined with Healthgrades Enhanced Profiles to its customers.

What does the future hold for dental insurance? [VIDEO]

October 07, 2014

Author Robin Hobb wrote “One must plan for the future and anticipate the future without fearing the future.” At the recent 2014 Converge Session of the National Association of Dental Plans a few trends emerged that help us to plan for the shifting dental benefit landscape.

Exciting announcements from CareCredit at ADA 2014

October 07, 2014

At this year's ADA Annual Meeting, CareCredit made several announcements about new offerings for CareCredit providers, including improved software integration and the offering of free custom practice performance reviews.

Why are some insurance companies excluding dental care?

October 02, 2014

Traditionally, medicine and dentistry have been considered distinctly different fields, with medicine taking precedence over dentistry. However, with a better understanding of oral disease – and how it can affect the rest of the body – insurance programs and the medical system need to catch up.