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From 'Good' to 'Great' Dental Assistants
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From 'Good' to 'Great' Dental Assistants

A tried and true way to grow your dental practice is to make every patient's appointment a memorable experience, especially for new patients. It's...

| 6 years ago
A New Way to Classify Gum Disease Based on Gene Expression Signature?
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A New Way to Classify Gum Disease Based on Gene Expression Signature?

According to a recent news release, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a new system for classifying periodontal disease...

| 6 years ago
Study: Protein Might Play Key Role in Gum Disease
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Study: Protein Might Play Key Role in Gum Disease

According to a recent news release, scientists at Forsyth, along with a colleague from Northwestern University, have discovered that the protein, Transgultaminase...

| 6 years ago
What is the Universal Dental Language?
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What is the Universal Dental Language?

Every day in our practices and with each one of our patients, our ability to communicate impacts our success immensely. Not only are we able to do what...

| 6 years ago
 Inlays, Onlays and Veneers vs. Crowns
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Inlays, Onlays and Veneers vs. Crowns

The most conservative treatment possible for patients is taught as the first choice in dental schools. As with most choices in dentistry, there are...

| 6 years ago
New Invention May Help The Body Generate New Bone
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New Invention May Help The Body Generate New Bone

According to a recent news release, a new invention made at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, Norway, helps the body generate new bone,...

| 6 years ago
Make Accurate Dental Models
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Make Accurate Dental Models

Many dental procedures require models of teeth. Our new staff training course, Making Accurate Dental Models, provides a detailed review of the process....

| 6 years ago
Honoring Women in Dentistry: Lucy Hobbs Taylor
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Honoring Women in Dentistry: Lucy Hobbs Taylor

In honor of Women's History Month and her birthday, we're highlighting Lucy Hobbs Taylor for her contributions to the dental profession. Lucy Hobbs Taylor...

| 6 years ago
Understanding Cement-Retained Implant Restorations
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Understanding Cement-Retained Implant Restorations

In a previous article I discussed the advantages and disadvantages of both screw-retained and cement-retained implant restorations. Although I have...

| 6 years ago
Why Should Your Staff Learn About Clinical Photography?
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Why Should Your Staff Learn About Clinical Photography?

Dentists take clinical pictures for many reasons, the most important is to help patients understand the currentĀ condition of their mouth. Other uses are...

| 6 years ago
Study: Sponge-like Gel May Steer Tooth and Tissue Formation
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Study: Sponge-like Gel May Steer Tooth and Tissue Formation

According to a recentĀ press release, a bioinspired gel material could one day help repair or replace damaged organs, such as teeth and bone,...

| 6 years ago
Study: Extracting Teeth Before Cardiac Surgery May Cause More Harm Than Good
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Study: Extracting Teeth Before Cardiac Surgery May Cause More Harm Than Good

According to a recent press release, a new study released by the Mayo Clinic has debunked current thinking of the necessity to remove infected teeth prior...

| 6 years ago