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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…Continue
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
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…
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 DentistryIQ.com. In addition, some members of the dental
community, most notably Texas dentist Darrell Pruitt,…
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…Continue
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
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 bizcentsfordocs.com. I really believe you will find this info to be relevant for you. Registration is free, and you will find even more business resources.
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Added by Dr. Allan Gross on July 13, 2010 at 3:39pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Susan Garcia Clark on July 12, 2010 at 7:23pm — No Comments
Added by Kevin Henry on July 8, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
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 IneedCE.com, 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…Continue
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…Continue
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 Kevin Henry on July 1, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments