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Narcan Implementation in Dental Offices: A Crucial Measure for Overdose Response and Patient Safety

It’s not typical for dentists to stock Narcan (naloxone), which is used to reverse an opioid overdose. However, oral surgery practices and other offices that provide anesthesia/sedation procedures will carry the IV formulation to reverse any opioids used during...Read More

6 Strategies for Saving Money on Professional Dental Supplies

After over 30 years working in, owning, and building dental practices in Canada and the United States, there are some truisms that are pretty much common to any practice, large or small. Performing dentistry is demanding, as is running a profitable business, especially with rising costs and a slowing economy. Nevertheless, there are a few great ways to impact your bottom line favorably, simply by paying attention to the line item on your P&L for dental supplies...Read More

Ori Advances Dental Care With Transformative 2.0 Scanner and Tech Membership

During the last weekend in February, the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting set the stage for the future of intraoral scanner technology. At the event, Ori, a leading dental technology company at the forefront of innovation, introduced Ori 2.0 and the Ori Tech Membership program. It promises a transformative approach to advanced dental technology that is more accessible and beneficial for practices and patients.......Read More

Stratasys Teams with Express Dental to Donate 3D-Printed Dentures

StratasOri Advances Dental Care With Transformative 2.0 Scanner and Tech Membershipys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, announced today that it had partnered with Express Dental Labs of Norman, Oklahoma, at the recent Oklahoma Dental Association Mission of Mercy (OkMOM) event to provide full and partial dentures to more than 55 people in need. The OkMOM is a two-day event that provides free essential dental care to individuals who may otherwise lack access to such services......Read More

Custom Dental of McKinney Shares Alzheimer’s Research with Patients

Custom Dental of McKinney is educating the community and promoting awareness of the correlation between oral health and Alzheimer’s disease. Recent studies have highlighted the link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s, inspiring the clinic to further promote the importance of maintaining dental hygiene and cleanings. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammation of the gums and bone caused by infection and inflammation, is a prevalent concern......Read More

Helping Your Child Prepare for Their First Root Canal: A Step-by-Step Guide

If your child is facing the prospect of their first root canal, it can be a nerve-wracking experience for both you and them. It’s crucial to take the time to prepare your child adequately so that they understand the procedure and feel comfortable during it. This guide offers a step-by-step plan to help you prepare your child for their first root canal........Read More

Contemporary Approach on Sinus Augmentation 

Perforation of the maxillary sinus by a dental implant is a concern for many dental implant clinicians. Maxillary sinus floor elevation (SFE) is used to augment insufficient alveolar bone when placing dental implants in the maxillary posterior region and can be accomplished via a trans-alveolar approach1 or a lateral approach.....Read More

Dental Practices Online: Why It Is Important to Have an Online Presence

Have you recently tried to search for a business, service provider, or medical professional on the internet, only to find that they don’t have any real online presence to speak of? Maybe you can find the phone number and address on Google, but no website. Perhaps you find them on Facebook, but there hasn’t been a post in over a year. Maybe you locate a website, but it does not contain much useful information other than contact details. How likely are you, as a consumer,....Read More

42 North Dental Sees VideaAI as a Game Changer for Patients and Dentists

Leading dental support organization (DSO), 42 North Dental, announced that its utilization of VideaHealth’s dental AI technology has demonstrated a clear and measurable impact on clinical treatment for every practice utilizing VideaAI. As the largest dental support organization in the Northeast, 42 North Dental-supported practices treat hundreds of thousands of patients annually across 100+ locations.....Read More

DDS Marketing is the First Dental Marketing Company Using AI

DDS Marketing, a cutting-edge dental marketing company founded by Amir Moghaddam and Ardi Safi, has made headlines for their innovative use of AI technology in optimizing dental marketing campaigns. By utilizing AI-powered algorithms, the company has revolutionized the way dental practices advertise on platforms such as Google.......Read More

AI IN DENTISTRYTODAYS DENTAL NEWS Dental AI from Overjet Named to Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards

Overjet, the industry leader in dental AI (artificial intelligence), has been recognized with the prestigious Fast Company 2023 World Changing Ideas Aards in two categories for the use of innovative technology to improve oral health. Fast Company has named Overjet’s FDA-cleared Caries Assist .....Read More

Relu Raises Funding to Automate Dental Treatment Planning

Relu is a dental software company building AI algorithms to support the automation of digital dental treatment planning. They raised €2 million seed funding from global dental industry investors, including Dental Innovation Alliance. Relu works closely with leading dental software companies to make their software faster and easier.....Read More

New England Dental Group Selects Overjet AI to Help Patients Smile

New England Dental Group announced it’s partnered with Overjet to add AI-powered X-ray analysis and clinical insights to its 10 practices. The FDA-cleared AI technology outlines decay, quantifies bone levels, detects calculus and draws the eye to areas that require a closer look. It’s a powerful tool for dentists as they diagnose and provides a compelling visual aid for patients.....Read More

Bright Direction Dental Selects Overjet AI to Elevate Patient Care

Bright Direction Dental (BDD) announced it is partnering with Overjet to provide AI-powered radiograph analysis and clinical insights to its practices in five states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Missouri. Overjet is the only dental AI provider that is FDA-cleared for both detecting decay and quantifying bone level measurements on X-rays, which helps dentists diagnose cavities and periodontal (gum) disease.....Read More

Five Tips-offs Your DSO May Be on Thin Ice

In sports, numbers of athletes have unfortunate tip-offs or “tells,” which give opponents an indication of the future. A football wide-receiver may always make a left head fake, prior to running right. A baseball pitcher may always tip their shoulder in a particular direction prior to throwing a curve ball. In competition poker, one player may drum their fingers on the table or generate an eyeroll if they......Read More

Teledentistry and its Evolution Since COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the healthcare system and prompted the use of telehealth by providers in medicine, behavioral health, and oral health. Dental providers are particularly susceptible due to the aerosols generated during dental procedures that could facilitate COVID-19 transmission. ......Read More

Heartland Dental Sued for Alleged Misappropriation and Copyright Infringement of a Doctor’s Image

Tara N. Hardin, DDS, and her dental practice, Tara N. Hardin, DDS, Inc. have brought a legal action against Heartland Dental, LLC (Heartland) for alleged usurping and exploitation of her intellectual property. The plaintiff alleges Heartland employed her image on their website and marketing materials without permission. .....Read More

Dntl bar Introduces AI to New York Dentistry with Pearl Partnership

Pearl and dntl bar have announced a partnership to offer Pearl’s Second Opinion and Practice Intelligence AI solutions in dntl bar’s locations across New York City. The partnership will enable dntl bar’s offices to achieve the highest level of clinical performance while elevating the patient experience with AI-backed care from the chairside dental software cleared by the FDA to read radiographs and assist in the detection of numerous forms of disease and other dental conditions......Read More

Nightguards Made Easy With 3Shape Automate

Dr. Austin Vetter of Vetter Dental in Fargo, North Dakota is one dental professional who has adapted 3Shape Automate into the nightguard workflow of his dental practice. Dr. Vetter began his journey into digital dentistry when he opened up his practice back in 2018, purchased his first 3Shape TRIOS and immediately started capturing digital impressions of his patients, thus creating a more comfortable customer.....Read More

Tauber-Arons To Auction Vast Array Of New Name Brand Dental Extraoral Suction Units

Tauber-Arons of Los Angeles, industrial auctioneer and liquidators since 1892 is pleased to announce that they will handle the liquidation of over 300 brand new Dental Extraoral Suction Units. Lots in this Timed Online Auction begin closing at 10:30 AM PDT on Thursday August 11, 2022. Post auction checkout will be available Friday August 12 – Friday August 19th from 8 AM PDT to 4 PM PDT each day......Read More


How to Better Your Practice: 5 Ways to Improve Your Dental Clinic

Dentists have a unique opportunity to improve the lives of their patients. Not only do they help people maintain their oral health, but they also play a role in improving overall health and well-being. If you’re looking for ways to better your dental clinic, look no further! .....Read More


Gender, sociocultural differences, and previous bad experiences linked to dental anxiety

Some patients develop a psychological condition called treatment anxiety during dental procedures. This may hinder the compliance of the patient and might be predictive of the occurrence of complications during clinical procedure and response to therapy from likely complications during clinical procedures to the response to therapy.. .....Read More

Two-Way Radios Improve Dental Office Communication

New and exciting technologies are entering the dentistry field every day. Everything from 3D printers to photogrammetry are helping dentists perform new procedures that improve the lives of patients. However, one tool for improving a dental practice’s communication is not new technology. I’m talking about two-way radios. .....Read More

AI is Revolutionizing the Dental Industry by Reducing Hygienist Burnout

Most dental practices are reliant on hygienists to achieve success, and during the many years I’ve worked in dentistry, I’ve experienced the various ups and downs of the job. There are few things that compare to the feeling of providing excellent care and knowing that your persistence has resulted in better oral health for patients. .....Read More

Three Opportunities Facing Oral Health in 2022

Over the past two years, the pandemic has forced us all to confront the shortcomings of our overall health care system — inequitable care, lack of access, a widening gap between the haves and have-nots. And we’ve seen those same shortcomings within the oral health system. If 2020 put a glaring spotlight on the deeply entrenched inequities that permeate the system.....Read More

DIY Whitening – 4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid It

Who doesn’t love pearly whites? The trend for white teeth is not new – but it has been fuelled greatly by social media, influencers, and of course television. Amid the growing demand for a whiter smile, people have been rushing to dentist offices for whitening procedures, crowns, and even veneers......Read More

10,000 Kids Learn How to Keep Their Smiles Healthy During Back-to-School Outreach

10,000 children living in communities with restricted access to dental care learned how to keep their smiles healthy this fall, thanks to the back-to-school outreach program, “10,000 Smiles Ready to Learn.” Through this education initiative, America’s ToothFairy distributed educational resource kits to 10 nonprofit dental service providers and educators for use during their back-to-school oral health outreach events.......Read More

At-Home Oral Health Practices Remain Strong, According to Survey

A key factor in achieving optimal oral health is ensuring that teeth and mouths are being cared for regularly. This National Dental Hygiene Month, Delta Dental highlights findings from a recent study showing that adults and children across the country continue to engage in strong at-home oral health practices......Read More

How to Save Money in Dentistry School

Like anyone pursuing a medical career, dentistry students know there is more than just a lot of time, energy, and focus needed to get through your education. There’s a lot of money involved, as well. Dentists have one of the highest student loan debt totals of any profession, so you will want to cut that down whenever possible.......Read More

How to Relax When Dentistry Is So Demanding

You likely don’t need me to tell you that rest is important, but do you even know how to relax? That might be a weird question, since resting should be straightforward. But plenty can get in the way of restorative downtime. The truth is, many of us are terrible at it, even if we know we need it. For many dentists, relaxing is easier said than done.......Read More

Marketing Strategies Will Be Essential to Your Post-Pandemic Recovery

As a business owner, your mind is on recovering from 2020’s challenges and determining the post-pandemic gameplan for your practice. Clearly, marketing will essential to your recovery. Budget Not coming as too big of a surprise, one of the biggest obstacles you’ll want to tackle is your marketing budget. To do this, you’ll need to understand what you spent in 2020, what your return on investment was, and how you want to move forward.......Read More

ADHA Names Horne Its 2021 Educator of the Year

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has named Dr. Sandra Horne, professor of dental hygiene at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Dentistry, its 2021 Educator of the Year. “Typically on the first day of the class, I’ll ask my students, ‘When was the last time you had to develop a skill? What about riding a bicycle?’” Horne said as she reflected on how she teaches....Read More

NYU Dentistry Installs Robotic Surgical Systems

The New York University College of Dentistry has become the third dental school in the United States to acquire, install, and use robotic devices for dental implant surgeries. The Yomi devices from Neocis will enable the school’s predoctoral and postdoctoral students to learn how state-of-the-art robotic technology, with its accuracy and.........Read More

Get to the ‘Heart of Dentistry’ at 2021 Midwinter Meeting

Every year, CDS brings together nearly 30,000 dentists, other healthcare professionals and exhibitors from throughout the world,” CDS President-elect Dean P. Nicholas, DDS, said in a press release sent out last summer. “While the camaraderie and connection afforded by an in-person event will be missed, our first and foremost concern is the health and safety of our attendees. .........Read More

Five steps to practicing pain-free dentistry

Research shows that 75% of dental professionals complain of musculoskeletal pain, and now the COVID-19 pandemic is adding to the problem by causing additional stress and physical exertion. Dr. Bethany Valachi, author of Practice Dentistry Pain-Free: Evidence-based Strategies to Prevent Pain and Extend Your Career and clinical instructor of ergonomics at Oregon Health and Science..........Reaf More

Many Dentists Face Aggressive Patients at Work

Health care workers commonly experience aggression and violence at work, second only to law enforcement. That fact may bring to mind emergency room scenes in television dramas, but a new study of 98 New York City metro area dentists found that they, too, experience high numbers of both physical and verbal aggression.,,,,,,,,Read More

UConn Professor Honored for Achievements in Evidence-Based Dentistry

Rajesh V. Lalla, DDS, PhD, professor and associate dean for research at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, is the winner of the 2020 Evidence-based Dentistry Accomplished Faculty Award from the ADA and the American Association for Dental Research.....Read More

Niznick College of Dentistry Clinics to Reopen on September 8

The University of Manitoba Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry’s undergraduate clinic will reopen on September 8 with new safety protocols and equipment, reduced capacity, and digital paperwork to keep patients, students, faculty, and staff safe..........Read More

In the COVID Era, Dental Appointments Won't Be the Same

Dental offices responded to COVID-19 lockdowns in much the same way as other medical professions, halting routine visits and only providing emergency care to patients in dire need. But now that stay-at-home orders are lifting, many dentists are reopening, but with new protocols to limit infection.Your dental appointment will not be the same, with changes from the waiting room to the dental chair, dentists say.....click Here

Delta Dental of Massachusetts Expands COVID-19 Recovery Program

Delta Dental of Massachusetts (DDMA) has announced the next steps in its COVID-19 relief and recovery plan, which will continue supporting a broad set of oral health stakeholders during and beyond the pandemic, according to the company. “Our response has been thoughtful, measured, and broad, and we have worked hard to understand and address the needs of our members, providers,.......Read More

Your Teeth Are a Permanent Archive of Your Life: Study

Your teeth provide a detailed account of your life, much as a tree's rings record its history, a groundbreaking study shows."A tooth is not a static and dead portion of the skeleton. It continuously adjusts and responds to physiological processes,"......Read More


Too many patients who go to U.S. emergency rooms for dental problems are prescribed antibiotics and opioid painkillers, a new study claims......Read More



Kids are notorious, and it becomes necessary for parents to take care of their well-being, including their dental hygiene. The big pieces of chocolates and candy bars, sweetened drinks, etc. are not so good for their oral health....Read More


Always remember that you’re unique, just like everyone else. This paradox may refer to personal individuality, but it also is applicable to business. In fact, it is at the heart of every effective marketing plan.......Read More


Dentists and oral surgeons perform tooth extractions for many reasons. The issue may be a painful wisdom tooth or a tooth that has been badly damaged by decay. In some cases, a dentist will remove a tooth to make space for dental prosthetics or braces.......Read More


This month, in our introduction to Implants Today, let’s briefly discuss the many variations that exist in implant applications as we consider implant treatment for our patients. As the dental implant industry has grown over the past 10 years,......Read More


The scale of “sugar addiction” in England and Wales has been laid bare in data showing that 170 children and teenagers a day are having operations in NHS hospitals to remove multiple teeth that have been rotted by sugar......Read More


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