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Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS posted a blog post

Dental Instrument Sharpener Properties – Part 3

How Coarse Should Your Dental Instrument Sharpener Be?Last time we discussed how the hardness of the dental instrument sharpener affects its performance. Now let’s discuss the grit. The coarser the grit, the faster the stone sharpens. The coarser the grit, the more imperfect the sharpened edge is, in other words, the rougher the edge. So, is there a happy medium? I think there is.Most of us were taught to use a fine grit sharpening stone in order to end up with a fine edge. We would spend a…See More
Jun 7
Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS posted a blog post

Dental Instrument Sharpener Properties – Part 2

The Ideal Dental Instrument SharpenerI started a series with my last blog about the properties of the ideal hand sharpener. I discussed the hardness of the sharpener and its ability to break down during use. This controlled wearing down of the sharpener creates a fresh sharpening surface for each stroke. The result of this is a more efficient sharpener.In future blogs, I’ll touch on other properties and benefits of the ideal hand dental instrument sharpener. Before we proceed, let’s make the…See More
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Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS posted a blog post

What To Look For In a Dental Instrument Sharpener

How To Avoid “Loading”There are several properties to look for in a dental instrument sharpener that help make the sharpening task simple and efficient. One is the sharpeners tendency to resist a phenomenon called “Loading”. You may have experienced this. Have you used a new sharpener that works great for a short while then becomes inefficient, making it more and more difficult to get a good, sharp edge? This is most likely the result of loading.Loading occurs when fine metal filings from the…See More
May 16
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May 16
Tina posted a blog post

Replacing the toothbrush, a secure way to prevent dental issues

After three months of use, your toothbrush becomes a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Yes, your toothbrush is a shelter for 10 million germs and other tiny microorganisms. Its bristles worn out and less effective at removing plaque from your teeth and gums. Furthermore, the bristles cannot get into all the nooks and crannies of your mouth as they become dull and out of place.You should know that using a toothbrush more than three months exposes you to dental problems such as halitosis or…See More
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Dental Industry is Embracing Landline texting

Posted by Kelly Houtchens on May 11, 2016 at 10:12am

7 Myths about Dental Implants

Posted by Mark Silberg on May 9, 2016 at 2:30am

Antibiotics and Periodontal Therapy

Posted by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on April 5, 2016 at 9:29am

Is Using a Waterpik Beneficial?

Posted by Ashlea Drakeford on April 4, 2016 at 10:13pm

Aspects You Should know About Oral Hygiene

Posted by Ashlea Drakeford on March 28, 2016 at 8:43am

Acceptable Plaque Control

Posted by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on March 22, 2016 at 9:51am

All You Need to Know about Getting a Great Smile

Posted by Jordan Colton on March 3, 2016 at 12:11am

How to Get and Retain a Better Smile?

Posted by Ashlea Drakeford on February 22, 2016 at 11:03pm

Periodontal Treatment Planning

Posted by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on February 17, 2016 at 10:18am


Amazing Tips to Gua Sha Tools..!

As we all want to be fit & Healthy. To get desired body or fitness we all join Health Clubs/Fitness Center and many more. But we also get injured or face muscle pull issue etc. Today i was…Continue

Started by Ashlea Drakeford Feb 1.

Is the worst yet to come for dentistry? 32 Replies

Just working on the practice survey for the November issue of Dental Economics. One of the quotes within the article is from Dr. Roger Levin. He states, "Traditionally it takes six to 12 months for…Continue

Started by Kevin Henry. Last reply by Joseph Morneau Jan 29.

What should be the most important thing in a dentist ?

A doctor most importantly a dentist always have some special things. what are those things ?Continue

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Started by Joanne McKenzie Jul 22, 2015.

What is Teeth Whitening ?

what are the materials useing in Teeh Whitening? Are they harmful for our health? I need some advice abou it , those people know about it please give their comments here.Continue

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Started by Lucia Allen Jul 21, 2015.

IV Sedation Training for Dentists - Houston, TX

Parenteral Sedation DentistryWe are providing IV dental sedation training for dentist nationally. This IV sedation dentistry course is a  comprehensive "mini-residency" and includes a minimum of 60…Continue

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Started by Randy Pigg Jun 12, 2015.

Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership Among the Dental  Team Amber Auger R.D.H.The typical dental office of the 21st century is a fast pace, technology driven, and offers multiple services in the office. Dentists…Continue

Started by Amber Auger Jan 19, 2015.

DIQ News Flashes has introduced a full product catalog. The company’s website has re-launched with this evolution from its original daily deals concept to also feature a full catalog of dental supplies, materials and equipment – available every day at the click of a button. The newly revamped site is now available to the entire dental community, with a special 20% off promotion for Twitter followers, who may register at This Twitter promotion is for a limited time only and expires on August 10, 2013.

“We are very much looking forward to starting this exciting new chapter for our customers”, said CEO Alon Schwartz. “While a commitment to saving dentists money with daily deals remains our company’s mission, we are thrilled to now be able to offer a variety of products on an ongoing basis – at everyday low prices – through the online catalog. Now our customers can experience us as a one-stop dental supply shop instead of just another step in their purchasing process.”



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