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Ergonomics for Enhanced Clinical Performance
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Ergonomics for Enhanced Clinical Performance

Physical pain, more often than not, is an indicator of poor ergonomics.

| 5 years ago
The Best Ever Hygiene Exam is Now Live!
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The Best Ever Hygiene Exam is Now Live!

Too much to do and not enough time to get it all done? Screening your patients quickly and prioritizing their needs is the secret to dental hygiene time...

| 5 years ago
The Impact From the Hygiene Operatory on Composite Restorations: Part I
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The Impact From the Hygiene Operatory on Composite Restorations: Part I

Before and after a composite restoration. As clinicians, we spend a considerable amount of time placing composite restorations that strive to re-create...

| 5 years ago
Study: Wearing Dentures at Night Raises Pneumonia Risk in Seniors
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Study: Wearing Dentures at Night Raises Pneumonia Risk in Seniors

According to a recent issue of the Journal of Dental Research, seniors that sleep with their dentures in are at a higher risk of developing pneumonia....

| 5 years ago
Scheduling 'Bump' Days in Hygiene
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Scheduling 'Bump' Days in Hygiene

I'm betting that not all of the patients in your practice who have dental needs have made arrangements to have that dentistry completed.  That would most...

| 5 years ago
Dental Patients: Another Identity Crisis?!
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Dental Patients: Another Identity Crisis?!

Is your livelihood based on your income from doing dentistry for your work?  In other words, are you dependent on money that you make from restoring teeth...

| 5 years ago
The Hygiene Exam: Are You and Your Patients Getting Full Value?
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The Hygiene Exam: Are You and Your Patients Getting Full Value?

Hygiene visits are still often under-appreciated - both by patients and dentists. Patients tend to think of them as cleanings, which makes it sound...

| 5 years ago
Implants: Custom Abutment Choices
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Implants: Custom Abutment Choices

Have you ever struggled with removing the cement around implant restorations as discussed in my previous article? Or perhaps you have struggled with proper...

| 5 years ago
The Three Kinds of Hygiene Patients
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The Three Kinds of Hygiene Patients

As I wrote about previously, the hygiene check can be one of the most overlooked, or at least under-committed, relationship-building tools for many dentists....

| 6 years ago