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.

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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: 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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Dental Bonding: How It Can Improve Your Smile

By: Dr. David Rice When it comes to improving your smile, dental bonding is more popular today…

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Digital Dentistry: Bringing The Digital World into Your Dental Practice

By: Dr. David Rice Digital dentistry has entirely transformed the way dental procedures are performed today. From…

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Wildfires and another link between the mouth and lungs

By David Rice | September 15, 2020

The devastating wildfires in the United States are all over the news and likely on the minds of your patients One of the best ways to introduce a conversation is to find a point of shared knowledge. That can include events in the news, such as the wildfires that have devastated so many in the…


Here’s the key to explaining the oral-systemic link

By David Rice | September 15, 2020

Do you know the difference between major surgery and minor surgery? That’s the start of a joke that a friend of mine once shared with me. Do you know the answer? Well, my friend said, it’s major surgery if it is happening to you. It’s minor surgery if it’s happening to someone else. Isn’t that…

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The Importance of Sticking Together and Reaching Out for Help

By David Rice | September 9, 2020

By: Dr. David Rice Let’s talk about something that is taught to not talk about: Mental Health. Ask for Help Friends, there is nothing wrong with asking for help. NOTHING. In dentistry, so often, there are tough times and tough days. If we internalize it and don’t talk about it, unfortunate and unnecessary things can…


31 tips to improve your mental health

By David Rice | September 9, 2020

Let’s think about some things that you can do every day to improve your mental health With that in mind, we came across these 31 tips from Mental Health America that can help everyone be at their best mentally. So often we think about what we can do to improve ourselves physically. But, during these…

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Crest + Oral-B + Kids: Together We Can Conquer Cavities

By David Rice | July 9, 2020

By: Dr. David Rice Jim Rohn once said. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Do you believe that? I do. Come to think of it, my mom and dad did too. I’m guessing it’s why they encouraged me to hang around the good kids and steer clear of…


Oral-B iO Review: Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush (Unboxing to Recommending)

By David Rice | July 9, 2020

By: Dr. David Rice Before today, it was only possible for your patients to get a straight-from-the-dentist clean feel two times a year, but now with the biggest innovation from Oral-B, they can get a professional clean feel at home, every day! Oral-B iO Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush The Oral-B iO introduces a new era in…

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Best Type of Fluoride Toothpaste for Gum Health

By David Rice | July 7, 2020

By: David Rice When I think about what my dental patients really want to know, it’s tips and tricks on how to help prevent cavities. We all want to know what we can do at home that’s fast, and effective, to keep ourselves from spending time and money at the dentist. Truth? Of course! Heck,…