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Dentistry Gone Digital

dentist checking patient for fremitus

What is Fremitus and Why Should You Check For It?

June 21, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThis article originally appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com, Dr. Hess allowed igniteDDS to share with our readers. What is Fremitus? Fremitus is the vibration or movement of a tooth when teeth come into contact together. If you were to take your fingernail and put it on the front surface of a…

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Increase Case Acceptance by Listening More to Your Patients

June 14, 2024

By: Elizabeth Kidder DDSThis topic originally appeared on Pankey.org. Dr. Kidder gave igniteDDS permission to share with our readers. The first few years after dental school are pretty difficult, and most dentists feel lost. It’s the time you have to turn that theoretical part of your studies into practical work, without having a mentor to…

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improving the quality of life for patients with sleep apnea

Improving the Quality of Life for Patients with Sleep Apnea 

June 7, 2024

By: Steve Carstensen DDSTopic originally appeared on Pankey.org: Dr. Carstensen allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing stops and restarts many times while sleeping. This will result in not enough oxygen taken by the body, so these patients sleep with their mouths open…

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optimize your tax position

The Importance of Year-End Tax Planning for Dentists: Maximizing Financial Health

June 5, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP “Why does my accountant tell me in March what I should have done last November?!?”  It is a common complaint we hear from dentists when it comes to their tax planning, and it needs to change now. Tax planning is a critical aspect of financial management for dentists. As the year…

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prepping second molars

Dentist Education: How Do I Predictably Prep Second Molars?

May 31, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyArticle originally appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com, Dr. Hess allowed igniteDDS to share with our readers. When delivering a single crown, probably the toughest tooth we can prep for is the second molar. Things to be Aware of When Prepping Second Molars 1. Limited Opening One, usually, there’s…

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questions to ask when hiring a financial advisor

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Financial Advisor

May 29, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP As we head into summer, we are finding many dentists “finally” prioritizing the business generated by their own two hands. Whether you’re planning for retirement, baffled by student loans, saving for your children’s education, or investing for long-term growth, finding the right financial planner can make a significant difference in your…

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talking to a messy dental assistant

Help…My Dental Assistant is Messy!

May 27, 2024

By: Ronda Holman In a bustling dental clinic in a small town, a young dental assistant named Lisa had just joined the team. Eager to learn and help, Lisa had one glaring flaw—she was an incredibly messy dental assistant. She didn’t organize the instruments properly, neglected sterilization throughout the day, and left rooms in disarray…

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lady holding retainers with questions about post orthodontic care

Post-Orthodontic Questions for Retainers 

May 24, 2024

By: Lee Ann Brady DMDTopic originally appeared on Pankey.org: Dr. Brady allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers As the orthodontic treatment comes to an end, patients can’t wait to remove their braces or Invisalign. Tired of keeping braces and the intricacies of caring for teeth that come with them, they tend to…

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predictable veneers

Predictable Veneers: The Art of Shrink Wrap Provisionals

May 17, 2024

By: Lee Ann Brady DMDTopic originally appeared on Pankey.org: Dr. Brady allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers Of all the methods commonly used for veneer provisionalization, my favorite has to be the shrink wrap technique. I love it and use it all the time because in my opinion, it is the easiest…

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broken provisionals

Cracking the Case: Understanding Broken Provisionals

May 10, 2024

By: Lee Ann Brady DMDTopic originally appeared on Pankey.org: Dr. Brady allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers Provisionals play a pivotal role, not just in helping the patient adjust through to their final restorations, but they are helpful to us also – to fix our mistakes while we still can.  Even though…

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