David Rice

David Rice

Founder of the nation’s largest student and new-dentist community, igniteDDS, David R. Rice, DDS, travels the world speaking, writing, and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. He is the editorial director of DentistryIQ and leads a team-centered restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, New York. With 27 years of practice in the books, Dr. Rice is trained at the Pankey Institute, the Dawson Academy, Spear Education, and most prolifically at the school of hard knocks.

oil pulling

Swishing to Wellness: Oil Pulling for Oral Radiance

By: Dr. David Rice In the quest for natural and holistic oral care, you might have come…

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Dr. Sable Muntean Appointed as Chief Editor of Get Lit Newsletter

Get Lit Newsletter Welcomes Dr. Sable Muntean as Chief EditorIgniting Success for New Dentists with Enhanced Content…

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Buyer Beware: 7 Warnings You’re Looking at the Wrong Practice to Buy

Here’s Why You Should Not Ignore the Red Flags By: Dr. David Rice So you want to…

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Choosing the Right Color Palette for Your Dental Office

By: A-dec With design, we surround ourselves with color that affects mood, energy, and mindfulness. And design…

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Connected Dentistry

How to Bring Connected Dentistry into Your Operatory    

By: A-dec Connected products are virtually everywhere you look: from fitness trackers to digital doorbells to smart refrigerators….

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From Overwhelmed to Empowered: Conquer the Challenges of Buying + Owning a Dental Practice

With the Dental Business Mastermind Course:Learn How to Conquer the Challenges of Buying + Owning a Dental…

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dental flippers

Dental Flippers: The Young Dentist’s Guide

Exploring Innovative Alternatives to Dental Flippers for Optimal Patient Smiles! By: Dr. David Rice Trauma, emergency extraction(s)…

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Lithium Disilicate vs Zirconia

Crown Wars: Lithium Disilicate vs Zirconia

By: Dr. David Rice Lithium Disilicate vs Zirconia? When it comes to selecting the best material for…

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Dental Cement: When to Use & What to Use

By: Dr. David Rice Dental cement – with all our indirect material options today-understanding the decision tree…

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Cracked Tooth? Causes, Treatment & Repair

By: Dr. David Rice When it comes to cracked teeth, is there any truth to the old…

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First Day of Private Practice

By Savanah Craig | December 4, 2023

By: Savannah Craig The night before my first day of private practice felt a lot like the first day of school. I laid out my new scrubs, packed my lunch box, and double-checked my alarm was set ten times before I finally went to sleep. Of course, I woke up before my alarm with those…

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Do Patients Parafunction In Centric Relation?

By Dr. Lee Ann Brady | December 1, 2023

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Seated Condylar Position I know even the mention of the words centric relation probably has some readers bristling, as this is a much argued-over topic. With that said the research by Lundeen and Gibbs at the University of Florida shows that we do seat our condyles into the fossa during…

oil pulling

Swishing to Wellness: Oil Pulling for Oral Radiance

By David Rice | November 29, 2023

By: Dr. David Rice In the quest for natural and holistic oral care, you might have come across the ancient practice of oil pulling. This age-old technique, rooted in Ayurvedic traditions, involves swishing oil in the mouth for several minutes – as you’ll see below – several being an understatement. Let’s delve into the details,…

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Navigating Dental Excellence with Jonathan Miller

By Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS | November 27, 2023

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Jonathan MillerEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Welcome back to Dental Fuel, where we unlock the keys to dental success. In this episode, we explore pivotal concepts that will reshape your dental journey. Discover the art of effective delegation, empowering your team for unparalleled efficiency, and the transformative impact…

My Favorite Occlusal Deprogrammers

My Favorite Occlusal Deprogrammers

By Dr. Lee Ann Brady | November 24, 2023

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Deprogramming of the lateral pterygoid muscle is generally done by placing something in the anterior that eliminates posterior occlusal contact. I have two “go-to” deprogrammers. One is a leaf gauge or what is often referred to as a Lucia jig, and the other is a little device developed by Dr. Keith…

tips to boost your credit and your savings before dental practice ownership

Boost Your Credit & Build a Savings Cushion Before Practice Ownership

By Dr. Hannah Crowell | November 22, 2023

Tips to Build Credit & Savings for a Thriving Future of Dental Practice Ownership By: Dr. Hannah Crowell Improving your credit and saving money before buying a practice are important steps in your financial journey. Here are some tips for both. Tips for Improving Your Credit Before Buying a Practice Here are essential tips to…

Mastering Dental Practice Financing with Jonathan Miller

Mastering Dental Practice Financing with Jonathan Miller

By Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS | November 20, 2023

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Jonathan MillerEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Welcome back to Dental Fuel, your compass in the intricate world of dentistry! In our previous article, we delved into the startup and acquisition intricacies, focusing on the pivotal juncture of engaging with banks. Today, we’re honored to have Jonathan Miller, an…

when your occlusal clearance disappears

When Your Occlusal Clearance Disappears

By Dr. Lee Ann Brady | November 17, 2023

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD It can be an incredibly frustrating clinical situation when you have been meticulous about preparing a posterior tooth, (most commonly a molar) for a crown and things aren’t predictable. Using your burs you created depth cuts to ensure adequate occlusal clearance. After the impression you allow your assistant to fabricate…

common dental myth charcoal toothpaste

Common Dental Myth: Charcoal Toothpaste

By Dr. Bri Torgerson | November 13, 2023

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Hi there! My name is Dr. Bri Torgerson and I am a General Dentist practicing out of St. Louis,  Missouri. I graduated in the really fascinating year of 2020 from The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California. I have worked in Scottsdale, AZ, Fort Lauderdale, FL,…

An Occlusion-Focused Hygiene Exam

An Occlusion-Focused Hygiene Exam

By Sable Muntean | November 10, 2023

By: Bill Gregg DDS During an occlusion-focused hygiene exam, there are certain things the hygienist should pinpoint. This will help them develop a deeper relationship with the patient as well. A Hygiene + Occlusion Exam What the hygienist should look for: The Hygienist Role in a Hygiene + Occlusion Exam 1. Raise Awareness The hygienist’s…