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Antibiotic Use in Dentistry Is Growing!

A new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association shows that dentistry’s share of antibiotic use in healthcare has grown significantly. In 1996, dentistry accounted for 6.7% of antibiotic use. By…

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Does My Insurance Cover It?

The number one reason patients do not accept treatment plans is lack of perceived value; how the dental treatment plan or recommendations will relate to them or their individual health goals. The lack…

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What Your Older Patients Are Thinking & Wanting

When I was surveying adults in the waiting rooms of dental practices in the UK some time ago, I wondered if these patients wanted to participate in the assessment of their future oral…

3 Time-Saving PR Tips for the Busy Dentist

The digital revolution has ensured that most of the public relations activities are carried out online. It increases the reach dramatically and reduces the costs of a PR exercise to nearly zilch. However,…

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Listen to your community

In my community, the press has reported about a difficult situation for many dental practices. Seems there is an over-supply and an under-demand for these services. Of course, readers of this blog will…

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The Relationship School – the future of virtual faculty, real time hands-on training

First you need to read this! Double clickez-vous – what would I do without David Brooks? I’ve been privileged to learn online since the late 90’s. The focus was on my particular specialty,…

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Apple iPad: Happy 2nd Birthday

Apple changed the way we think about computing and digital devices–again–when it introduced the iPad tablet in early 2010. Take a look back and a peek ahead.  Take a walk through it’s two…

Treatment Planning and Placement of Dental Implants Continues to Change with Computer Guided Dentistry

From Cosmetic News Traditionally, the placement of dental implants has been an intuitive process. However, recent advancements in three-dimensional diagnostic and treatment technologies, has substantially changed the approach of clinicians to the treatment…

Incoming AACD President, Dr. Ron Goodlin, featured on Labome.org and PubMed for his work, “Photographic-assisted diagnosis and treatment planning”

Good on ya Ronnie G: Dr. Goodlin’s paper–excerpted from his contribution to the textbook, Dental Clinics of North America, Vol 55 #2 entitled, “Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry for Modern Dental Practice“–describes recommended digital…

There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking…

Eh, what’s yer treatment plan doc?

Not going to say a word about this case, the images speak for themselves……….what I’d really like is to have the comments reflect treatment considerations……..if you’re having trouble with Moveable Type and the…

Introducing Dental Students to Evidence-Based Decisions in Dental Care

How do we move beyond basic technical fundamentals which are the mainstay of salesforce based education into more purposeful and relevant self-directed learning……….I plan on approaching the author of this paper with the…

Teach your children well to “bridge the gap”

I have a fervent and long held belief in the power of the Internet for collegial mentorship. A recent email blast from the JCDA indicated that the editor wishes to create a collegial…

Whistle down the “Goin’ Mobile” Wind

It’s continuing unabated and it will radically change the dental landscape in marketing, practice management and dental education. You don’t need to be an IT expert, you can hire those, but you need…

Dem bones, dem bones

Dem dry bones………. Histological Comparison of Healing Following Tooth Extraction With Ridge Preservation Using Mineralized vs. Demineralized Freeze Dried Bone Allograft Robert A. Wood D.M.D, M.S.,* Brian L. Mealey D.D.S., M.S.* *Department of…

The geeks to war – it’s the IT spring or summer

There’s something almost ribald and Bacchanalian about watching the tech companies go after each other for the next killer APP and market share. With a soupcon of painting outside the lines, your dental…

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