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'Impact of Mouth Breathing on Oral and General Health, Part 1' is Now Live!
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'Impact of Mouth Breathing on Oral and General Health, Part 1' is Now Live!

Mouth breathing is more than just an aesthetic problem, and can contribute to negative health conditions. This can present significant problems, especially...

| 5 years ago
'The Importance of Medical/Dental Histories in Understanding a Patient’s Overall Health' is Now Live!
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'The Importance of Medical/Dental Histories in Understanding a Patient’s Overall Health' is Now Live!

What type of medical history questions do you ask your patients? Do you ever update this information for your existing patients? Sometimes patients may...

| 5 years ago
Oral Cancer Awareness - Will You Be Part of the Change?
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Oral Cancer Awareness - Will You Be Part of the Change?

Did you know that April 14th through the 20th is National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week? Providing a comprehensive extra and intra-oral exam for...

| 5 years ago
'What's the Difference' is Now Live!
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'What's the Difference' is Now Live!

Spear presents a course by Kim Miller, R.D.H., B.S.D.H. – 'What's the Difference?' This five lesson course is helpful for dental coding that can seem confusing and redundant. Kim Miller...

| 5 years ago
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...

| 6 years ago