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September 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Sleep apnea appliances - Help to submit to medical insurance

Do you provide sleep apnea appliances for your patients? This seems to be all the rage in dentistry these days. I see articles everywhere talking about how 50% of CPAP owners are not actually wearing their CPAP machine at night – and how this group  is a perfect target for a dental appliance. Henry Schein offers courses and several different labs that will make an oral appliance for sleep apnea – just ask your Schein rep and you’ll discover a mountain of information…


Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 27, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

If not the endodontist, who should you tick off?

An internal memo circulated earlier this week about an e-newsletter for the Surgical Restorative Resource website. The report listed some of the most popular articles recently appearing on the website.

Leading off the pack was an article titled, "Don't tick off your endodontist — 3 simple rules to make everyone's life…


Added by Mark Hartley on September 21, 2012 at 1:41pm — No Comments

A new resource to run a successful dental practice

Have you recently switched to Dentrix software? Or have you changed from a production to collection model? Or are you wondering about what reports to run? There is a new resource available to provide specific coaching for your dental practice – using your data and a trained consultant to provide you the support you need to accomplish your goals.


Called Dentrix Profitability Coaching…


Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 20, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Implant Dentistry: Know more about it


If you're missing teeth and afraid to smile because of this, or you're tired of wearing embarrassed dentures, then you may well be considering splashing the cash on some implant dentistry.

What is an implant?

A dental…


Added by Miguel Dominic on September 18, 2012 at 12:35am — No Comments

3Shape TRIOS® digital impression solution now with implant scanning

Copenhagen, August 20, 2012. 3Shape, a technology leader in 3D scanning and CAD/CAM software for dental applications announces its latest breakthrough innovations for implant work. With 3Shape TRIOS®, dentists can now capture single implant positions using autoclavable scan bodies supporting a wide range of implant systems.


Implant cases made easy for dentists

For dentists, digital impression-taking with 3Shape TRIOS® represents many advantages.…


Added by 3Shape on September 17, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Get $100,000 with this 'credit card'

Get $100,000 with this ‘credit card’

Have you received something like this in the mail? A credit card glued to a form letter inviting you to start spending $100,000 on the doctor's name alone just by calling to activate the card?…


Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 14, 2012 at 7:21am — No Comments

The debate that never ends ... fluoride

It's been three years since I blogged about the fluoride controversy.

It's just as timely now as it was then. The debate rages on, which I must admit still surprises me. I'm a lucky beneficiary of fluoride in my city's water, and I've had only one cavity in my life. Yes, one.

Now Portland, a…


Added by Meg Kaiser on September 11, 2012 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Dental Infleuncers Empowerment Series 2012

Wowza!  I hope you had as much fun as I did this summer!  I explored lots of fun topics including empowerment, leadership, avoiding burnout, preventing isolation and replacing limiting beliefs around career and family!

I look forward to continuing the dialogue with you in the upcoming Dental Influencers Empowerment Series 2012 –

It is a FREE gathering of professionals (via your computer or telephone) who are collaborating and creating a HUGE shift in our professions – some of…


Added by Kristine A. Hodsdon RDH, MSEC on September 7, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Prove it: Using Dentrix to run your practice

Have you ever heard of Dental Informatics? Described as the intersection of patient data, computer science and dental providers, it’s an approach focused on providing higher quality patient care through better management and use of information. Evidence-based dentistry is built on…


Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 6, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

Good old-fashioned American ingenuity: Astronauts use a toothbrush to conquer a problematic bolt in space

Gotta love American ingenuity. Even in the vacuum of space, astronauts were able to overcome a problem using "out-of-the-box" thinking ... and a blue toothbrush.

From Yahoo! News ...

Spacewalking astronauts triumphed over a stubborn bolt and installed a critical power-switching box at the International Space Station on Wednesday, reviving electrical…


Added by Kevin Henry on September 5, 2012 at 1:31pm — No Comments

"Drop-dead gorgeous" AND smart

I admit I'm not a Real Housewives watcher, but I have friends who are. And it was them who alerted me to the latest news in Real Housewives world. One of the new additions on the Real Housewives of Miami is none other than .... a dentist!

Karent Sierra, one of four new cast members in the series, is a Colombian/American woman from Queens who specializes in spa dentistry, no surprise there seeing as how her practice is located in Miami, land of the makeover and home of the…


Added by Meg Kaiser on September 4, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments

George Franklin Grant, DDS, invented the golf tee

Every now and then a little tidbit comes along that we may have missed. A dentist invented the wooden golf tee! Did anyone else know this fun fact? I think it's appropriate because many medical professionals enjoy a good round of golf in their spare time, and they have a dentist to thank for one of the items they most take for granted. Try playing without a tee.

Tired of pinching wet dirt with his fingers in order to tee off his golf ball, Dr. Grant came up with the idea of the wooden…


Added by Meg Kaiser on September 4, 2012 at 10:50am — 6 Comments

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