The top 10 most-read articles of 2018

December 12, 2018

A look at the articles that resonated most with our readers this year.

It’s hard to believe, but 2019 is almost here!

All year at Dental Products Report, we've been bringing you the latest news from the dental industry on topics ranging from emerging research to finance to ergonomics. Whether you were looking for salary information, perusing the latest medical discoveries, or getting to know the latest product launches in the industry, we had you covered! As with every year, some topics were more popular than others with our readers.

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We've compiled a list of 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 2019 on the right foot!

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The top 10 worst states to be a dentist

By Robert Elsenpeter

Everyone is partial to his or her particular hometown or state. Unfortunately, despite your loyalty to your locale, your state may not be the best one professionally for dentists. We compiled data from numerous sources to determine not which states are the best to practice dentistry, but which ones are the worst of the worst. Is your state on the list?

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The 5 most common infection control breaches

By Robert Elsenpeter

Infection control breaches come in all shapes and sizes - some are subtle and might not be readily apparent, while others are glaringly obvious. Some of the most common breaches are also some of the easiest to avoid. Being aware of these common problems can save you, your staff and your patients from harm.

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OSHA violations you’re making - and don’t even realize

By Robert Elsenpeter

For many employers, the mere mention of the name “OSHA” is met with Bogeyman-like fear. However, it’s important to remember that OSHA exists to protect employees. And while practices do their best, there are some common mistakes that practices may not even realize that they're making.

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7 horrifying procedures dentists used to perform

By Nicholas Hamm

If you’ve ever had a patient who’s scared to sit in your chair, just remind him or her that it could be a lot worse. You could be putting poison in his or her mouth or using dental tools with the unfortunate side effect of accidentally breaking entire jaws. The whine of the dental drill isn’t exactly a pleasant sound, but it’s certainly much easier to handle with copious amounts of anesthetic. To help celebrate just how far dentistry has come, from the earliest evidences of dentistry around 14,000 years ago to the hi-tech landscape of today, we rounded up some of the most horrifying things dentists have ever done.

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6 stories that prove the dental industry is the weirdest

By Laura Dorr

Dentistry seems like it should be a straightforward occupation: You spend time studying dutifully, learn to provide expert care, treat patients, perform procedures and feel satisfi ed at the end of the day. Except for those days where satisfaction turns to amazement, befuddlement or utter shock. Because sometimes, things get strange in the dental world. Real strange. “Stranger Things”-level strange, for which no amount of classroom studies or even years of practice could prepare you. We’ve compiled a list of our six favorite stories of the most bizarre, absurd and outlandish things the dental industry has faced in recent years.

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10 dental-themed Halloween costumes for the whole family

By Kristen Mott

We’re all familiar with couples costumes, but it’s time to take things up a notch and go for gold with family costumes. In a sea of pirate and witch costumes, you and your family are sure to be the talk of the town with these toothy oufits.

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6 cosmetic dentistry procedures every practice should offer

By Lauren Krzyzostaniak

Thanks to social media - particularly “Instagram models” - patients’ interest in dental procedures is rising. They’re no longer avoiding their regular dental appointments, instead trading dread with enthusiasm. They know that dentists can help them get that Instagram-worthy smile, and they’re all in. With more patients demanding cosmetic dentistry treatment, offering these six procedures could help boost your patients’ satisfaction and your practice’s bottom line.

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How Amazon Business is shaking up the dental industry

By Kristen Mott

Drive down the street and you’ll most likely see a box with an Amazon logo emblazoned on it sitting on one of your neighbor’s front steps. Serving more than 1 million customers in the U.S., Amazon Business is now changing the way dentists think about purchasing dental supplies. What could this mean for your dental practice?

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5 dos and don’ts of sterilization in the dental practice

By Robert Elsenpeter

Naturally, instruments in the dental practice should be sterilized to prevent the spread of infection. To ensure that instruments are properly sterilized, there are some good dos and don’ts that every practice should be cognizant of. Here’s what you need to know to keep your dental practice safe and sterile.

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6 ways bulk fills are changing restorative dentistry

By Robert Elsenpeter

For more than a century, amalgam was the go-to for fillings. It was easy to place and longlasting. However, amalgam’s downside was esthetics. Composite resins solved the esthetics problem, but they presented their own issues, especially when large voids had to be fi lled. In recent years, bulk fi ll composite resins have solved those problems, providing a number of benefi ts to the clinician. Here are six ways bulk fi lls have become game-changers for clinicians.

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