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November 2009 Blog Posts (38)

A reminder of posting policies and procedures

Recently, several people have come on to the PennWell dental community to post blogs about everything ranging from Flip camera reviews to preventing yeast infections. In the past, we have had an open policy when it comes to posting, but these non-dental posts have become too prevalent. Therefore, all blog posts will now be approved before being allowed to be seen on the community.

Thank you for your understanding.

Added by Kevin Henry on November 28, 2009 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Xylitol Toothbrushes

Where can the Xylitol toothbrush be purchased.
Can we get samples for our offices?
Thanks so much,
Happy Thanksgiving
Pat Pine RDH

Added by Patricia Pine on November 24, 2009 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

The digital afterlife ... are you ready?

Just saw a very interesting video from CNN discussing the digital afterlife...

click here to watch the video

It's a question that I honestly don't know that I had thought about in the past ... but digital is so much a part of my life. Whether it's this community ... or Facebook ... or YouTube ... or one of my four email addresses, everyday is spent in the digital… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on November 23, 2009 at 3:11pm — 3 Comments

What causes anxiety?

Many reasons can cause anxiety; it is likely that many factors contribute to a person's chances of developing anxiety. Scientists have broken down the potential causes into three groups, genetics and early learning, brain biochemistry, and the fight or flight mechanism.

Brain Biochemistry - Chemical Imbalance

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the brain that regulate a person's thoughts and feelings. Two of the primary neurotransmitters that affect a person's…


Added by tNjb Lan on November 22, 2009 at 9:06am — No Comments

How Do We Know We Are Having Anxiety Attack?

We don't know how anxiety feels like. So, how does anxiety feel like? Lets have a look at an example below.

Johny, a consultant firm assistant supervisor, has started to become nervous in social settings. He is a very shy person. lately he has had extreme difficulty in a variety of social situations. One of his responsibilities at work is to interview job applicant. he finds it difficult to look into his interviewee's eyes, and often the mere thought of the interview sends him into a…


Added by Jackson Lin on November 21, 2009 at 2:12pm — No Comments

How Your Profit & Loss Statement Can Help You Increase Sales

What do you do when you get your Profit & Loss Statement (P&L) from your accountant, or when you print one from your accounting software? Do you ignore it, or look at the total income and the bottom line net income and then toss it in a drawer or file folder without analyzing it? If that’s the case, then you are missing out on some potential opportunities to increase your sales and your profits.

Smart money management practices include staying in control of how your company’s… Continue

Added by Sandra Simmons on November 21, 2009 at 5:21am — No Comments

Happy Everyday!

Happiness is difficult to define and even harder to measure. We experience it as a combination of elements, in the same way that one wheel or spring inside a watch doesn't keep time - it is a result of the synchronicity of the whole. As a relative state, happiness is what psychologists call our subjective well-being and, fortunately for us, it is a state that we can actively change for the better. Here are 20 ways to start.

Everyone longs for happiness, but few possess it. The… Continue

Added by Robert Elson on November 21, 2009 at 12:10am — No Comments

GC America and Trademark Holdings of Illinois take on the grey market

I just received this news release from GC America...

Alsip, Illinois-based GC America is the exclusive licensee of Trademark Holdings of Illinois in connection with a variety of well-known brands including MI Paste, KALORE, GC FUJI, EXAFAST and many others. Using the Tariff Act, a federal statute designed to prevent the unauthorized importation, distribution and dealing in products bearing U.S. trademark registrations, Trademark Holdings of Illinois brought suit against AR Dental… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on November 20, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Creating the Perfect hand-off; Making or Breaking Treatment Acceptance

Creating the Perfect Hand-off; Making or Breaking Treatment Acceptance

Ronald F. Arndt, DDS, MBA, MAGD, MCC

Mary Beth Bajornas, VA, CMT

What is the hand-off protocol in your office?

Typically in many dental offices the clinical team member walks the patient to the front desk with the patient’s chart under their arm. When they reach the desk they “plop” the chart down, tells the Appointment Coordinator that the patient is done, looks at the patient and says,… Continue

Added by Mary Beth Bajornas on November 20, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Overcome The Stress - Some Useful Tips

Many people have asked me about techniques for coping more effectively with stress.

Although I send some of them for counseling or psychotherapy when symptoms are severe, most are looking for practical ways to manage stress on their own. They want to take responsibility for handling their own problems observing their inadequate methods of dealing with stress, learning new techniques to improve their habits, and then practicing these techniques on a regular basis. (or you may… Continue

Added by Joseph Timan on November 20, 2009 at 5:32am — No Comments

MK Dental Studio.

Dear Friend,

First I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Walter, and I represent MK Dental Studio in southern California. I have been involved in the dental industry for about 9 years and at the moment I am the V.P. of marketing here at MK. Now with that being said I have gotten a chance to work for high production labs and also smaller ‘boutique style’ labs. One thing that I have always taken away from any lab is that a dentist is always looking for that hidden treasure in a new… Continue

Added by Monica Kim on November 19, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Improve Yourself with A Healthy Life

We are all trying to live a happy life here... that's why take care your health is the first and most important part, without it, you won't get anywhere..

Happy thoughts are part of our lives. In an average day it is estimated that we have around 60,000 thoughts. Have you ever wondered how many of these thoughts are happy thoughts?

Anxious thoughts and feelings take us away from our own path... our own purpose. But a straight path doesn´t admit compromises. This… Continue

Added by Johnaton Peter on November 19, 2009 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Chicago Dentistry

I had to prepare a paper the other day on dentistry and heard about this really super Chicago Dentist .

Since I’m training to be a dentist, I will keep everyone updated on the latest developments in dentistry.

Added by Mayalo on November 19, 2009 at 8:42am — No Comments

Live Anxiety Free

During an anxiety attack, you're mind automatically scans the environment to look for the culprit as a way of protecting you from future threats. Often times, your mind pairs the anxiety attack with things or events that are completely unrelated to the onset of your anxiety. External cues get paired with the initial anxiety attack, and can provoke subsequent attacks (You can try… Continue

Added by Kenneth Timson on November 18, 2009 at 9:43pm — No Comments

"7 Mistakes Doctors Make When Trying to Attract New Patients From The Internet." Free video.

I presented a webinar yesterday for Henry Schein Medical customers about how to attract more patients from the Internet.

This particular program was created for physicians, but the same principles apply to dentists.

The recording is available for free, for a limited time.

Added by Stewart Gandolf on November 18, 2009 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Track Down Your Marketing Results

Here’s how most dentists track the results of their advertising. They ask the receptionist, “How’s that ad campaign going?” And she will say one of two things: “It’s great — got a new patient yesterday.” Or, “It stinks — nothing but losers and shoppers.” And based on that response, the dentist makes a decision to continue or abandon the advertising.

Unfortunately, this decision is being made based on anecdotes, not facts. These questions generate a response that is more… Continue

Added by Fred Joyal on November 18, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Action And Effect

Do you believe in karma? When this question is asked, most human beings will link this together with Hinduism and Buddhism. (Hinduism and Buddhism) The effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation. Because of the explanation, lots of most of the people thinks that karma is just some religion talking, it doesn't relate to our real life. Even worse, some people will start to think, I'm believe in other religion, therefore, karma doesn't apply to me. Is karma…


Added by Billy Ning on November 18, 2009 at 8:44am — No Comments

How are hygienists managing their money? Take this survey!

Dear Collegues,

How does our profession stand when it comes to managing our money? Will we be able to provide for our families, buy a home, retire when we want? Would you like to impact the future of our profession?

The purpose of this study is to assess the current state of financial management practices among dental hygienists in the U.S., specifically concerning their attitudes and priorities about saving for their future. You will be asked questions about your… Continue

Added by Sandra Stramoski on November 17, 2009 at 9:03pm — 2 Comments

Existence of Ghost

Do you have the ability to see ghost? Scientists are still unable to prove there is ghost in this world, therefore, lots of discussion is happening around. Well, I still believe there are ghost. You might ask, have you seen one before? Well, my answer is I haven't. You might ask again, why do you believe there are ghost if you haven't seen one before. Well, if this is your question, I have a question for you. Do you really have to see everything in the first place before you start believing…


Added by Peterman Koon on November 17, 2009 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

Live of Health

The fact is, if we are always exercise, it does not mean that we ahieve total health. After I read the whole statement, I thought that it is impossible to achieve physical, mental and social well-being at the same time, so every person on earth is unhealthy. In my mind, this is unachievable, this statement is rubish.

Many people today think that I always exercise, therefore, I am very healthy and happy. Lots of peole think in that way?

After a while, I finally understand the… Continue

Added by Justin Morgan on November 17, 2009 at 2:31am — 1 Comment

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