caries management

New Research on Caries Management 

April 8, 2024

By: Dr. Savanah Craig The American Dental Association defines dental caries as a; “Biofilm-mediated, sugar-driven, multifactorial, dynamic disease that results in the phasic demineralization and remineralization of dental hard tissues.” Dental caries affects 97% of the world population and the term is used to describe both the disease process and the lesion. Dental caries can…

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A Dentist's Perspective on Retainer Wear Time

A Dentist’s Perspective on Retainer Wear Time

April 5, 2024

By: Lee Ann Brady DMDTopic Originally Appeared on PankeyGram.org Patients tend to want to spend as little time as possible in their retainers after orthodontic treatment. It’s common in my practice for patients to ask me how long they have to wear them, with the implicit understanding that an extended time period is undesirable. As…

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occlusal muscle

How to Discover Occlusal Muscle Disorders

March 29, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.comLearn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com One of the key components of a complete exam is the palpation of the masticatory muscles. During this part of the exam, we are looking for signs of muscle tenderness or pain. This pain is an indication of…

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financial planning for dentists

Importance of Financial Planning for Dentists: 3 Mistakes to Avoid

March 27, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP As dental professionals, you dedicate your lives to ensuring the oral health and well-being of your patients. However, amidst the rigors of running a successful practice, it’s essential not to overlook the importance of sound financial planning. Unfortunately, many dentists fall into common traps that can hinder their long-term financial success.…

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help your dental assistant be on time

Help…My Dental Assistant is Always Late!

March 25, 2024

By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to make some written confessions as to what I have been guilty of over the years and how my dentist was…

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dental fuel

Scariest Clinical Mistake with Dr. Jennifer Bell

March 24, 2024

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. Jennifer BellEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jennifer Bell, a full-time practicing dentist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Bell is known for her involvement in organized dentistry and as a co-host on the podcast “Dentists IN the Know.“ We discuss her…

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dental fuel

Financial Mistake of Chasing Tax Breaks with Dr. Bell

March 18, 2024

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. Jennifer BellEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH Today, we speak with Dr. Jennifer Bell, who candidly discusses a financial mistake she made in her career and how it relates to taxes. Join us as we explore the often-overlooked aspects of dental finances and their implications on a dentist’s practice and…

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Fixed-Implant-Bridge

Considerations of Treatment Planning a Maxillary Implant Prosthesis

March 15, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.comLearn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com When we have patients with an existing maxillary denture who want to transition to some type of implant prosthesis, there are many things to consider when we are treatment planning these types of cases. The number…

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stabilize the joints

How to Stabilize the Joints

March 8, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.comLearn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com If we have a symptomatic TMD patient and are trying to figure out, can we make this patient better or comfortable? How can we stabilize the joints? Go Back to the Complete Examination What does the examination…

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financial industry

Are You a “dentist” or a “Dentist”?

March 6, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP When patients come to your office, they know who they think you are. They assume you not only have an undergrad degree but continued your education for another four years and graduated from an accredited dental school. You might have even continued further to a GPR or residency program. You have…

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