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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:03

DentalEZ to attend 2017 CDA San Francisco

While summer may be winding down, DentalEZ® is moving full-speed ahead for the month of August! At DentalEZ, we’re committed to providing real solutions that simplify and streamline the everyday practice of dentistry. With the upcoming events that we have scheduled, you’ll be able to see our latest solutions in action, from our recently launched online parts tool to our newly updated operatory equipment.

From August 24th-26th, we will be at the CDA North event at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. At this convention, you’ll be able to get a look at the latest DentalEZ innovations and take advantage of our show specials!

Don’t forget to check out our NEW DentalEZ Parts tool, an online catalog that offers easy access to information on every DentalEZ and RAMVAC® service part, including part descriptions, retail prices, instructions, photos, and more.

One of the latest DentalEZ innovations that you can see at CDA is our CORE™ Operatory Equipment line. Comprised of a patient chair, delivery system, and LED operatory light, the CORE package provides the complete essentials needed for a strong foundation in any dental operatory setting: comfort, quality, and efficiency, all at an affordable price.

Last year, we introduced the latest model in our revolutionary StarDental® 430 high-speed handpiece series, known as the 430 Torque. Erognomically designed with a stylish satin finish, the 430 Torque delivers both power and choice to the user.

For more information or to try these products yourself, please stop by Booth #929. We hope to see you there.

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Upcoming Event Schedule at a glance:

DHPI Annual Meeting:
July 21st, 2017
Rennaisance Hotel, Green Bay
Green Bay, WI

AGD Oral Cancer Prevention and Detection Seminar:
July 13th, 2017
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV

Kansas Free Cancer Screening
July 15th, 2017
Masonic Lodge # 76
Erie, KS

During the month of July, we will be sponsoring 2 cancer screening events.

The first event will be during the annual AGD 2017 meeting. The AGD, in an effort to raise awareness of oral cancer, will be providing free oral cancer screenings to the general public on July 13th from 9-5.

The second event we will be sponsoring will be the Kansas Free Cancer Screening, hosted by Masonic Lodge #76, which takes place on July 15th.

For both of these events, we will be providing our Identafi Oral Mucosal Visual Enhancement System by StarDental to assist in the clinicians in their visual oral inspections. 

The Identafi system offers a combination of all three Multi-Spectral wavelengths provides the clinician with more visual information in increased confidence for recommending biopsies and reducing the need for follow-up biopsy. 

If you would like to learn more about the Identafi System, or schedule a demo, please visit www.identafi.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:26

Amalgam Separator Rule Reinstated

Removing mercury from the dental practice (and from the environment) is a good thing, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring dental offices to effectively manage dental amalgam discharges into sewer systems.  According to new EPA regulations, effective July 14, 2017, all dental offices must have begun the utilization of amalgam separators by July of 2020. The facilities that place or remove amalgam will be required to collect and recycle scrap amalgam, as well as clean the chair side traps with non-bleach or non-chlorine cleanser so as not to release mercury. Compliance to this updated regulation will reduce annual discharge of mercury by 5.1%, a significant reduction. Dental offices can meet this standard by using, properly operating, and maintaining a dental amalgam separator certified to achieve at least 99% reduction of total mercury.

As more information about the environmental impact of amalgam waste becomes available, the dental industry is responding with advances in its technology to capture and recycle this waste. Amalgam separators are solids collectors that capture the amalgam and remove it along with other sedimentation that flows through the dental waste stream, functioning with the use of the vacuum and the waste water flow. Building a reputation as an environmentally friendly practice can do much more than generate new patients. The better a practice’s reputation, the more talented employees you can attract, and the more loyalty you can inspire in patients. Promoting proper amalgam disposal can be included as one important aspect of your conscientious practice.

That’s why DentalEZ® Integrated Solutions offers the RAMVAC® Hg5 Amalgam Separator. This easy-to-operate and maintenance-free separator integrates well with our dry vacuum systems to reduce sludge buildup in the air-water separator tank, meaning less time and money spent on vacuum maintenance and repair. With a transparent, easy-to-change collection container that requires no tools, the Hg5 is available in multiple sizes to fit any practice and can be wall-mounted or free-standing. This separator is functional for both wet and dry vacuum sizes, is compact to save space, and has a flexible design for hard-to-fit applications. The RAMVAC Hg5 Amalgam Separator helps you meet the new EPA regulations and takes care of waste management and recycling so you don’t have to. Contact your local DentalEZ rep to learn more!

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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 Mucosal Visual Enhancement 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?
Answers:
  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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