The top 10 most popular articles of 2017

December 6, 2017

There were a lot of articles that really resonated with our readers this year, but here are the best of the best.

2017 is winding down, and what a year it has been!

All year, we've been bringing you the latest news from the dental industry, on topics ranging from emerging research and finance, to ergonomics and downright ridiculous dental stories. Whether you were looking for salary information, perusing the latest medical discoveries or getting to know this year's top women in dentistry, we had you covered! As with every year, some topics were more popular than others with our readers.

We've compiled a list of the articles that you, our readers, enjoyed the most, based on interest generated on dentalproductsreport.com. Take a look and see if there were any you missed this year, so you can start 2018 knowing you didn't miss a thing this past year!

Continue to the next page to see the most popular articles.

 

The best and worst states to work in a dental practice: 2017

by the DPR Editorial Team

Regardless of your preferences or reasons for living where you do, you may not actually be in a great place to work in a dental practice! Back in 2015, we took a look at which states were the most favorable for dental professionals - and this year, decided it was time to update that list. Using a set of 11 criteria, we examined the best and worst states to work in a dental practice.

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7 MORE of the scariest medical conditions with links to oral health

by Laura Dorr

There’s been a lot of buzz about oral systemic health in the news, and for good reason: A whole host of new discoveries have pinpointed that poor oral health is linked to some very serious medical conditions - and that treating oral health conditions could potentially serve as a preventative measure. We compiled seven of the most serious, scary medical conditions that researchers have linked to poor oral health this year.

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The top 8 dental movies of ALL time

by Nicholas Hamm

We’re not experts on movies - but we are experts on all things dental, so we’ve compiled a list of the best movies featuring dentists. We’ll be giving you a lesson from each movie, allowing you to learn everything you need to know about them without ever even needing to watch them.  What could be better?

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The 10 weirdest things patients have done in the dental practice

by Laura Dorr

You’ve probably got a whole practice full of perfectly nice, normal patients who behave predictably. But then there’s that one who is full of … surprises. We polled you, our readers, for your tales of the patients who will always stick out in your memory - for the weirdest reasons. From the bizarre to the disgusting, the unbelievable to the hilarious, your anecdotes did not disappoint. Here are the weirdest stories.

 

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The latest hourly and annual salary numbers for dentists and dental assistants

by Robert Elsenpeter

In order to be a dentist - or anyone in the healthcare field, for that matter - one has to want to help others. And while there is an altruistic element to the work, the fact remains that dentists want to get paid for their hard work. We looked at the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - and what it means to you.

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Announcing Dental Products Report’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2017

by Kristen Mott

Now in its eighth year of recognizing exceptional women in the dental industry, Dental Products Report is thrilled to announce the Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2017. This year’s honorees come from across the dental industry, including dentists, industry leaders, office managers, educators and lab technicians.

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The dangers of STDs in the dental practice

by Terri Lively

Many dental professionals think that if they refrain from unprotected sex with an infected person at the dental office, they are safe from contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) there. But they are wrong. We examine what every dental professional needs to know about contracting STDs in the dental practice. 

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Are right angles ... wrong?

by Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, MS, CEAS

For years, sitting with your hips at a 90-degree angle was thought to be ideal. Why? At some point in the transition to seated dentistry, it was decided that the perfect position of the seated dentist should be with the body’s major joints at right angles. And it stuck, until recently. But now, research suggests otherwise.

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The top 10 foods for healthy teeth and gums

by Kristen Mott

We all know the foods that are bad for patients’ teeth: sticky candy, carbonated beverages, potato chips and ice, just to name a few. But what about foods that are actually good for your teeth and gums? To help your patients on their journey toward healthy teeth, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 foods that are good for teeth and gums.

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A mysterious upper-back pain syndrome in dental professionals

by Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, MS, CEAS

You’ve tried massage, acupuncture and physical therapy for that aching pain on the medial border of your shoulder blade, but to no avail! Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, CEAS, explores how scalene trigger points often fly under the radar of clinical treatment, but can have serious consequences for dental professionals.

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