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July 2010 Blog Posts (17)

Which do you choose: The fear or the goal?

I recently attended one day of my daughter's basketball camp at Oral Roberts University here in Tulsa. She's 12 and she is a pretty darn good player (yes, I'm her dad but she's also made a couple of all-star teams so I think my pride is justified ... mostly). One of the drills she participated in at the ORU camp was a regular layup drill with a twist ... one of the tallest ORU women's players stood by the basket with her arm extended, making it very tough to shoot a layup as the girls…


Added by Kevin Henry on July 25, 2010 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments

ACLS & Airway Managment Hands On Workshop for Dental Sedation Providers

This workshop will provide participants with American Heart Association ACLS® Certification and provide a full day of emergency airway management techniques. Course consists of didactic lectures, intensive imaging, discussion and hands -on workshop with the world's most realistic airway mannequins and…


Added by Randy Pigg on July 24, 2010 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Time for kids to use probiotics?

Several companies produce probiotics for the oral environment. Recently, Oragenics Inc. introduced a probiotic for children, EvoraKids, which offers a different probiotic blend than the adult product known as EvoraPlus.

Dr. Jeffrey Hillman, the chief scientific officer at Oragenics, developed both products. Dr. Hillman

is the company’s founder, a project initiated after 25 years of research on caries and other oral…


Added by Mark Hartley on July 23, 2010 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

When someone crashes the social media party, it's not so fun

The subject of social media and how it can backfire on you has been a very hot topic lately in the pages of Dental Assisting Digest. You can click here to read an article by Dr. Rhonda Savage about how Facebook can get you fired, and… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on July 22, 2010 at 8:55am — 3 Comments

DentalVibe anesthesia injection system

Here is the latest integrated anesthesia injection system that uses vibration during injections. It might be a game changer for improved comfort -- for both patient and dentist. It was featured on a recent TV news broadcast.
Oh, and Steve Martin is featured, too.

Added by Ted Anibal on July 22, 2010 at 7:31am — 9 Comments

Web site offers service that may be a preview of how electronic health records work

Two factors have shaped my early reactions to required electronic health records. Olivia Wann’s article in RDH eVillage, “What’s New with HIPAA,” is still the second

most viewed article on In addition, some members of the dental

community, most notably Texas dentist Darrell Pruitt,…


Added by Mark Hartley on July 19, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Setting the Right Atmosphere

I want you to try a little exercise. The next time you walk into your practice, pretend you’re walking into it for the very first time. You’re not a dentist, office manager, hygienist or receptionist; you’re a patient visiting the office for their initial appointment. Look around your waiting room. Does it feel homey, like a family living room, or does it feel clinical? Are your floors swept or vacuumed? Are there toys for young children to play with? Take a look at your…


Added by Fred Joyal on July 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Dental Sedation CE Indianapolis IN July 31, 2010

This course meets the requirements for dentists in Indiana to renew anesthesia permits for general anesthesia, deep sedation or light parenteral conscious sedation as pursuant to The Indiana State Board of Dentistry Administrative Code 828 IAC 3-1-7.5 Renewal of permit; continuing education.…


Added by Randy Pigg on July 14, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Asset Protection - You've earned it - Protect it - Enjoy it!

I recently interviewed Mr. Ike Devji, a highly regarded asset protection attorney, and he offered informative insights on a topic I was not personally knowledgeable about. The audio podcast is featured in a section called "That Makes Cents" at I really believe you will find this info to be relevant for you. Registration is free, and you will find even more business resources.

Here is the link:…


Added by Dr. Allan Gross on July 13, 2010 at 3:39pm — No Comments

California is the 3rd state in the nation to advocate xylitol for its preventive and therapeutic benefits

This past June, 2010, California became the 3rd state in the nation to pass a resolution to advocate xylitol for its preventive and therapeutic benefits.

Arizona and Hawaii endorsed xylitol in 2008. So what are the rest of you states waiting for?

I am starting a grass roots movement to get all states on board. If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact me and I will give you all the…


Added by Susan Garcia Clark on July 12, 2010 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Key trends shaping the housing market ... interview with a realtor

With mortgage rates at an all-time low, there are a lot of questions right now about buying and/or selling a house. I recently asked Dennis Breining, a realtor in St. Paul, Minn., (click here for his Web site) for his views on the market and what he thought the future held. After a decade of highs and lows, Breining says the drama is coming to an end in the housing market. Here’s what you need to know to profit in this quieter… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on July 8, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

The IFDH, final day

The final two days of the International Federdation of Dental Hygienists in Glasgow, Scotland, have been wall-to-wall seminars, generally lasting about one hour each. The speakers are primarily from the United Kingdom. But a few Americans have been sprinkled here and there, including my colleague from, Fiona Collins. But Fiona, now a Colorado resident, is a native of Scotland.

The presentations were interrupted by the meeting's gala dinner last night. All of the…


Added by Mark Hartley on July 3, 2010 at 7:01am — 3 Comments

Perio athogens in man's best buddies

I have a champion cairn terrier that got me into very meticulous care of his teeth early on. I have carried on this tradition to all my animals. The benefits are animals who have never needed to have their teeth cleaned, have never been ill, obviously no periodontal issues which could be very serious in a small body. My oldest cat is fifteen and she has all her teeth, even the mandibular incisors. Another great benefit is my ability to use that fact when a parent tells me that… Continue

Added by Mary Jane RDH BS on July 2, 2010 at 9:07am — 2 Comments

The IFDH, first day

The flag ceremony at the International Federation of Dental Hygienists meeting certainly pales next to the Olympics. I'm sure a similar presentation by an international community of dentists would be just as grand, if not overwhelming in comparison.

You have to be a devoted follower of dental hygiene, I guess, to feel the pride of watching the home flags of dental hygienists being paraded down the aisle at the opening ceremony of the IFDH. It's rewarding to observe the…


Added by Mark Hartley on July 1, 2010 at 2:18pm — 1 Comment

How to Handle Price Shoppers

I’m sure you know the drill. A patient calls your practice and asks how much it would cost for an examination. Knowing that this patient probably needs some restorative care if he or she hasn’t seen a dentist in a while, you’re faced with a choice. You can quote the patient the price for an exam, fully aware that the cost for treatment will probably be much more than that, or you can refuse to quote a price and risk upsetting the patient. …


Added by Fred Joyal on July 1, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

How FarmVille Teaches You To Be A Better Marketer

If you have a Facebook page, you’ve probably had a friend’s FarmVille update streamed across your newsfeed, or maybe you…

Added by Sarah Nelson on July 1, 2010 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

Featured CE course for July on ... and a coupon for you to use

Dental professionals are likely to encounter patients with autism on a regular basis. Understanding the factors in the dental office that can influence the behavior and cooperation of patients with autism and the best approach to take with these patients will help the dental professional be able to successfully treat patients with autism.

The featured CE course for July on is Building Bridges -- Part 2: Understanding and Guiding the Dental Patient with…

Added by Kevin Henry on July 1, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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