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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:19

DentalEZ Attending TDA 2017

Thursday kicks off this year’s Annual Session of the Texas Dental Association.  This event is scheduled from May 4th to May 6th and will be taking place in San Antonio, TX at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Stop by the DentalEZ® Booth (#637) to check out our new CORE™ Operatory Equipment Package which includes a patient chair, delivery system, and LED operatory light. As always, our booth will also include our very popular line of StarDental Handpieces.

We are proud to sponsor an in-person training Oral Cancer Seminar presented by Karen Davis during the 2017 TDA meeting.

This 3 hour CE course will take place on Friday, May 5th from 8:30am to 11:30am. This course is recommended for both dentists and hygienists and will cover the following topics:

  • The risks associated with oral cancer
  • Methods to reduce these risks
  • Advanced oral cancer screening technologies
  • Hand-on application using the Identafi® Oral Cancer Screening System for early detection of tissue changes

Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH, is a practicing dental hygienist in Dallas, TX that Dentistry Today has recognized as a “Top Clinician in Continuing Education” every year since 2006.

If you are attending the CE course, you may download the handouts here.

We hope to see you there!

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We will be exhibiting at the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, being held later this week at the Long Beach Convention Center from March 18th-21st in Long Beach, CA.

2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of Columbia Dentoform®.  For 100 years, Columbia has provided patient simulation products for dental education.  In addition to typodonts, Columbia offers life-like manikins, including an anesthesia manikin on which students can practice their techniques, before moving to live patients.

Please stop by the DentalEZ Booth (#208) to see the Columbia Dentoform products and our new CORE™ Operatory Package and to take advantage of our Show Specials.

We are proud Diamond Sponsors of the 10th Annual Gies Awards Gala, which is taking place on Monday, March 20th, held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. The Gies Awards are the profession’s recognition for individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership.

We hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:13

Dental Clinic in the News

Have you felt like dental was left out of the Affordable Care Act? If so, you are not alone! It’s a growing concern across the U.S. especially as the percentage of adults with dental coverage continues to decrease. Emergency rooms are not always equipped for dental care, especially for the procedures that could have been prevented with regular checkups.

One community is lucky enough to have a solution, the Escambia Community Clinics in Florida. Local emergency rooms direct patients to their clinic that just opened late last year. View the full story and share your comments below on any dental clinics providing quality dental care in your area.

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Sunday, 09 May 2010 08:00

Attention All Moms!

On behalf of the entire Dr. Practice staff, I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! Mother's Day is the perfect occasion where we can all express that extra love and respect we hold just for our moms. It's a time to pamper her for all she has done for us over the years…like providing us with unconditional love and support, solid influence, and balancing multiple roles. So be sure to wish your mom, grandmother, sister, wife, or friend, a well-deserved Happy Mother’s Day! OK, I’m off to a family BBQ to celebrate this very special holiday with plenty of good food and drinks! How do you plan to celebrate today?
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Monday, 28 December 2009 06:00

Why Does Your Patient Stick With You?

DrNosegbe_061 Have you ever thought about why your patients are loyal to you and what exactly keeps them coming back? Is it your staff, personality, sensitive touch, or maybe just your location? In a recent post on Fred Joyal’s dentistlove Blog, he looks to define the reasons as to why a patient “sticks with their dentist.” Read the full list of questions and answers so you too can understand what is important to patients, and what keeps them coming back.
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Friday, 18 December 2009 07:00

Inspiring Hygienist Story

As we approach the holiday season, it’s typically the time of year that brings thoughts of charity and giving back. The November issue of RDH Magazine features one hygienist who is doing just that. In an inspirational article, “When there's just not enough: Helping the homeless”, Anne N. Guignon, RDH, MPH, details how she is making a big difference in her community. Anne started a project called “Just Add Water,” which supplies personal hygiene kits to men, women, and children living on the streets. The full article describes why she realized the need for such a project, and how it developed into the success it is today, years after its inception! Thanks to monetary and product donations from dental manufactures and dental professionals,  hygiene supplies started rolling in. Currently, “Just Add Water” provides 250 hygiene kits a month to those in need. Each kit provides items such as: soap, shampoo, combs, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wash cloths, body lotion, and razors. Donations are what keeps this program going. If you are looking for a way to give back this holiday season, contributions as simple as an 18 pack of washcloths from Wal-Mart for $4, or a bulk order of black combs for $65, makes giving back simple and affordable. If you would like more information on how you can contribute, please contact Anne N. Guignon. Have you found a way to give back in your community? If so, share your stories with us!
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Monday, 07 December 2009 06:00

Top Dental Myths BUSTED

Mythbusters_basic2 We’ve all heard or even spread them ourselves, urban legends or commonly held beliefs that have created myths in our society… “Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis”… “You need to wait one hour after eating before swimming”…  “Drop food on the floor? No worries. If you eat it within five seconds of letting it fall, you’re good”… Could these be true??  Well, it’s what our parents have always told us! But thanks to the popular Discovery channel show, MythBusters, these theories are being tested and proven, once and for all, to be either true or false. While Mythbusters may have either proven or disproved common stereotypes, Mouth, the official journal of the American Student Dental Association, aims to clear up many of the common “folklore” that often circulate around the dental industry. In the most recent issue of Mouth, the editors have done their homework to provide answers to some of the common stereotypes we often hear in dental. Let’s test your “dental myth” knowledge… Some of the answers may surprise you!
  1. Do dentists really have the highest suicide rate?
  2. Is it possible to catch a bullet between your teeth?
  3. Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s mouth?
  4. Will a tooth dissolve in a can of Cola over night?
  5. Can a dental filling pick up radio signals?
  1. According to Mouth, there is no complete data to back this claim up.   However, psychologists have found that health care professionals as a whole do have a particularly high rate of suicides.
  2. The show Mythbusters tested and determined human reflexes are not fast enough, nor are our teeth strong enough, to catch a bullet.  So don’t try this at home!
  3. According to Mythbusters - YES!
  4. Sorry, the only side effects here are tooth stains, but leaving a tooth in a can of pop for a few months can ultimately create decay.
  5. No, metal fillings can not pick up radio signals…but imagine if they could work as radio receivers?!?!  Think of all the money we’d save on iPods!
For complete details about the above dental questions and answers, and even more dental-related myths busted and confirmed, read the Fall 2009, Volume 29, Number 3 of Mouth.
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Friday, 04 December 2009 05:00

Back From GNYDM

GNDM-1 We just got back from the 2009 Greater New York Dental Meeting and this year’s meeting definitely seemed more crowded and responsive than in 2008…it left us with a positive outlook for things to come in the New Year.  Did you enjoy the meeting? Thought I would share a photo from our booth during the show! GNDM-2 With a successful GNYDM behind us, hopefully it is a sign of good things to come for the upcoming Yankee Dental and Chicago Mid Winter Meetings.
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Monday, 23 November 2009 05:00

Chairside Manners 101


You see many patients day-in and day-out, you get busy…We at Dr. Practice know you have the skills and competence to get the procedure done, but beyond the procedure, do you think your patients feel at ease with you - have you established a comfortable relationship with them? In the October issue of Dentaltown, Dr. Howard Farran illustrates some of the more important elements that make up an effective chairside manner.  Dr. Farran points out 10 things to consider:
  1. Empathize: Put yourself in their shoes and recognize the pain or discomfort they may be feeling.  Pause and take a break if you notice body language cues.
  2. Be a Straight Shooter: My favorite line - Farren says, “This isn’t going to hurt” How many of us have said this before?  Reassure patients, but tell the truth.
  3. Plain English, Please: When explaining a treatment plan, use words they will understand.  When you ensure they understand, it shows you care about them.
  4. Listen: When your patient is asking questions, give them your undivided attention instead of fiddling with your handpiece.
  5. Make the Patient in Your Chair Your No. 1 Priority: As Farren points out, you may have another patient in the next room, or a sales rep on hold, but the patient in the chair doesn’t need to know.
  6. Make ‘em Laugh: A little humor can lighten the mood.
  7. Adaptability: Adjust your chairside manner to each patient’s personality.
  8. Good Groomin’: Portray good hygiene.
  9. We-care Calls: After an invasive procedure, Farren suggests following up with a “we-care” call to see how they are doing.
  10. Other tips: Hire staff with personality.  And always treat staff well in view of patients.  When the assistant or hygienist is done with a task, say “Thank You.”
We are all busy and sometimes get caught up in our days, but doing some of these small gestures can make a big difference in how a patient views your overall character.  It could turn a patient into a loyal, lifetime patient. Anything, big or small, that you do in your office that patients particularly like?  Share your suggestions! Source: Chairside Manner by Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, MAGD. Dentaltown, October 2009. Pg. 12- 16.
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As the public gears up for the swine flu…so should we.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued specific guidelines geared towards dental professionals for the prevention of Swine Influenza A (H1N1) in the dental healthcare setting. According to the CDC website, some Frequently Asked Questions from dental providers have been: 1. What to do if a patient presents for routine treatment and has acute respiratory symptoms with or without fever? 2. What to do if a patient with acute respiratory symptoms requires urgent dental care? 3. What to do if staff report to work with acute respiratory symptoms? For answers to these questions and more, take a minute to read the CDC’s Prevention of 2009 H1N1 Influenza in the Dental Healthcare Setting. And for up-to-date information on the Swine Flu, you can visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/swineflu/.
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