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Monday, 28 December 2009 06:00

Why Does Your Patient Stick With You?

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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.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 22:00

Merry Christmas!

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Xmas-tree As we all get ready to take a much-deserved Christmas holiday break, we at DentalEZ would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and friends for all of your continued support throughout the year. May your holiday season and your New Year be filled with much joy, happiness, and success. We look forward to working with you in 2010, and we hope our valued relationships continue for many years to come.
Monday, 21 December 2009 20:00

Top Gifts for the 2009 Holiday Season

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christmas-present Can’t relax yet because you still need to do last minute shopping? No worries, maybe these top-rated gift ideas will help you finish up!
  1. Kindle Wireless Reading Device
  2. Samsung DualView Camera (has a screen viewer on the front, allowing you to hold the camera out and take a picture with you in it!)
  3. iPod Touch
  4. Garmin GPS Navigator
  5. Wii (yes, still a popular item this year)
Have some other great gift ideas? I encourage you to comment below and add to our list!
Friday, 18 December 2009 07:00

Inspiring Hygienist Story

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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!
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 05:00

LubeFree™: 5 Reasons to Buy

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High-SpeedGroup The high-speed handpiece is a necessary and important investment for your practice.  What do you consider when purchasing a high-speed: high torque, lightweight, fiber-optics, durability? These are all important factors that come into play…but what about LubeFree™ vs. lubricated handpieces? I wanted to take a minute and bring to light the many benefits of purchasing a LubeFree handpiece. Here are 5 good reasons to consider switching to LubeFree if you haven’t already: 1.  Cost savings - Lubrication can be messy and impose additional costs to your practice. 2.  Time savings - Lubricating, cleaning the oil, and purging the handpiece takes time, and lost time adds up to lost money. 3.  Eliminates health risks associated with residual lubricant expelling into the oral cavity. 4.  Reduces composite retention failures, none of us wants to have to re-do a patients dental work. 5.  No sticky residue to cause the handpiece or turbines to stall or malfunction. So given the option of a virtually maintenance free handpiece, why not save yourself  time and money and reduce the messiness and contamination of lubrication. StarDental® offers a full line of hassle-free LubeFree handpieces. And with 14 models to choose from, StarDental has something for everyone. For more information, visit our website.
Monday, 14 December 2009 06:00

Women in Dentistry

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aawd_logo DentalEZ® Group is a long-time proud sponsor of the American Association of Women Dentists (A.A.W.D), and in this month’s November/December issue of Inside Dentistry, the publication features an informative supplement on the growing organization. Some features in the supplement include:
  • Women Advancing Dentistry: a history of A.A.W.D and women in dentistry
  • Smiles for Success: information on the charitable arm of A.A.W.D
  • Member Benefits: news, annual meeting update, scholarships and awards, discounts and special offers, and connecting with women dentists all over the U.S
  • Actual members and their personal stories
More and more women are graduating dental school today, which is why it is important for you too to have a connection with women dental professionals -  A.A.W.D provides just that. To read full supplement, click here. To find out more on American Association of Women Dentists and how you can join the organization, go to www.aawd.org.
Thursday, 10 December 2009 21:00

Happy Hanukkah Wishes

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Menorah Happy Hanukkah! The festival of lights is here!  We would like wish all our readers celebrating Hanukkah warm wishes for you and your family as you celebrate and observe the next eight nights.
Thursday, 10 December 2009 05:00

Dental Myths Patients Believe

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Earlier in the week, we busted some dental myths that float out there among our industry and peers…Well check out this link from The Digital Dentist blog that highlights the Top Ten Myths that your patients still believe!
Tuesday, 08 December 2009 04:00

Does Lavender Scent Reduce Anxiety?

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Dr. Marty Jablow recently posted a research study conducted on the effect of lavender, and how it affects a dental patient’s anxiety in the dental setting. The objective of the study was to determine if the odor of lavender would actually reduce the level of anxiety for patients during their time spent in the waiting room before a scheduled appointment. The results may surprise you! Read the conclusion on Jablow’s blog. Hmm, does this mean we’ll be seeing an increase of lavender in supply closets next to the gloves and disposable bibs?
Monday, 07 December 2009 06:00

Top Dental Myths BUSTED

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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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