Why dental practices aren't screening for oral cancer [VIDEO]

June 18, 2014

Kevin Henry, group editorial director for Dental Products Report, talks with Dr. Dennis Abbott about why dental practices aren't screening for oral cancer and what dentists and dental team members can do in this battle against the deadly disease.

Obamacare FAQ: The medical device excise tax in the Affordable Care Act

December 31, 2013

DPR addresses common questions surrounding this complex part of the Affordable Care Act, with Fred Freedman, vice president of marketing and member relations for the Dental Trade Association, on hand to offer additional insight into what it means for dental device manufacturers, dentists and patients.

ADA Preview: Why Dr. John Flucke is excited for digital impression system coverage [VIDEO]

November 08, 2013

Dr. John Flucke, technology editor for Dental Products Report, talks to Kevin Henry, DPR's group editorial director, about the upcoming American Dental Association meeting in New Orleans, what technologies he is looking forward to seeing, and what one piece of advice he would offer to those walking the show floor.

Dental Entrepreneurs: The dentists behind Viive Mac-based Dental Practice Software [VIDEO]

October 30, 2013

When Drs. Derek Fine and Alan Steiner got fed up with the dental software options for their Macs, they didn't complain; they joined a group of like minded dentists and put together a team to code the system they wanted to use.

ADA Scientific Panel: Patients at elevated risk for developing cavities benefit from applying topical fluoride

October 30, 2013

Patients at elevated risk for developing cavities benefit from applying prescription fluoride directly to their teeth at home or having their dentist apply it in the office, according to new clinical recommendations from a multi-disciplinary expert panel convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs.

Whiter Image Dental’s new sensitivity-eliminating whitening gel doesn’t compromise results

October 30, 2013

Whiter Image Dental is again showing the dental industry why they have been nominated as a Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Top 40 innovative company with the upcoming release of its sensitivity-eliminating In-Office Whitening Gel.

ADA Preview: Must-see products and events at the ADA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

October 29, 2013

This Wednesday, I’m heading down to New Orleans for my first-ever American Dental Association Annual Session.  But just because I’m green doesn’t mean I’m not heading in with a plan or things to do– some of the biggest and best brands in the dental industry will be showing off new and recently launched products, and I’ll be checking out as many as I can.  Read on to find out what products and events are on my list for the ADA session and should be on your radar, too.

Jay Wood: Why Viive is a technology ‘Best of Class’ product winner [VIDEO]

October 26, 2013

Kevin Henry, Advanstar Dental Media's group editorial director, talks to Jay Wood, product manager for Viive from Henry Schein Practice Solutions, about the practice-management software for Macs in the dental practice.

ADA Annual Session offering cadaver workshops for clinical learning

October 24, 2013

Attendees of the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session in New Orleans will have the opportunity to hone their clinical skills at the ADA's Hands-on Cadaver Workshop series scheduled at Louisiana State University Health Science Center for Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

Learn how to use Macs in the dental practice with Viive software [VIDEO]

October 23, 2013

In the dental practice landscape, PCs are still predominately the main machines used in offices. But why? Here’s how using Apple products in the dental office can help take you and your practice to the next level.

How to quickly fit, adjust and adapt Clearbow clear thermoplastic labial wires [VIDEO PLAYLIST]

October 22, 2013

Clearbow from PMG Orthodontic Specialities is a labial bow that is said to be virtually unbreakable, offering 2.75 mm of full labial contact.  Constructed from BPA-free food grade materials, the Clearbow’s patented design is said to provide high esthetics and durability, plus it is unaffected by boiling water and will not stain from coffee, soda or red wine.

X-Runner™ laser handpiece offers multiple modalities and cutting shapes for fast, precise ablation [VIDEO]

October 16, 2013

Set to launch at the upcoming ADA event in New Orleans, the X-Runner ablative laser scanning handpiece for the Lightwalker AT dual-wavelength dental laser offers automated all-tissue ablation capabilities, and allows the user to adjust cutting area size and shape.

4 ways to help your dental colleagues battle depression and mental illness

October 08, 2013

When news broke last week that Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Connecticut, had rammed her car into barriers at the White House and then led police on a mad chase that ended with her death near the United States Capitol, many wondered a simple question: “Why?”

Patterson Dental’s renewed AADOM sponsorship continues legacy of providing valuable resources

October 07, 2013

Patterson Dental’s renewed Diamond Level corporate sponsorship of the American Association of Dental Office Managers guarantees that current efforts to create initiatives and increase resources for dental office managers continues through 2016.

Free dental marketing whitepaper reveals divide in office manager and dentist expectations and outcomes [VIDEO]

October 07, 2013

Based on a recent survey of 1,700 dentists and office managers, 1-800-DENTIST’s new free whitepaper “A Practice Divided: How Office Managers and Dentists View Marketing Differently” explores unseen disconnects in dental practices, especially when it comes to evaluating the efficacy of marketing and communication technologies.

Op-Ed: The government shutdown and your dental practice

October 04, 2013

While we have all been focused on the launch of the Affordable Care Act (often called Obamacare) and the stalemate in Washington that has resulted in a partial government shutdown, there is perhaps a more dire date on the horizon that dentists and dental team members should be watching.

Top 5 ways to prepare your dental practice for tough economic times

October 04, 2013

It's always a good idea to be prepared for unexpected economic challenges, but the recent government shutdown has added a new level of uncertainty to an already tumultuous economic climate.  Read on to find out what to expect - and how to be best prepared - when faced with the unexpected.

Dr. Dale Miles: Why Tru-Align is a Pride Best of Class winner [VIDEO]

October 02, 2013

Kevin Henry, group editorial director for Dental Products Report, talks to Dr. Dale Miles about Interactive Diagnostic Imaging’s Tru-Align, a winning product from the 2013-14 Pride Institute Best of Class group.

How to make your hygiene department profitable [VIDEO]

October 02, 2013

More than one doctor has come to Jameson Management and said, "I know that I need a hygiene department, but I am frustrated because it seems to be costing me more than it is making me. The costs are so high-salaries, equipment, supplies.” Let's look at six specific ways to make the hygiene department excellent:

Eaglesoft 17 offers enhanced practice management tools, patient processing applications and much more

October 01, 2013

Updates to Patterson Dental’s Eaglesoft clinical and practice management software offer new features that are said to help dental practitioners simplify daily routines, including customized medical history, Eaglesoft Newsfeed, web-based Patterson Auto Update, CareCredit bridge, and integrated Clinician Lite for Eaglesoft Clinician users.

Virtual XD VPS impression materials offer accurate, better fitting restorations

October 01, 2013

The Virtual® XD system of VPS impression materials reportedly offers optimized flow characteristics for deeper penetration to the sulcus; enhanced preparation coverage; exceptional wetting ability for precise hard and soft tissue reproduction; and greater tear strength that maintains marginal integrities and fine detail after removal.