Category: Dental Maintenance

During the first years after I graduated from my first dental school in Iraq in 2009, I had never used to deal with practice statistics, surveys, and digital quality measures. As I moved to other countries where I worked or studied in the dental field, I also did not find many data-driven private practices where I worked at. Dr. Al Sammarraie However, after getting my second dental degree in California and starting my first job in community health care, which involves multiple practices that serve thousands of patients. My new role as a site dental director opened the door wide for me when it came to big data. I realized collecting and analyzing data can tremendously affect the quality of care we provide. I believe that dentists today should count on incorporating data-driven goals in improving the quality of dental services. The data collected at various points of dental care

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/CHARLOTTE, N.C., US: Dentsply Sirona and 3Shape have recently expanded their partnership to provide seamless and secure integration of Dentsply Sirona’s Connect Case Center with 3Shape’s Dental System software. Users who upgrade to Dental System 2021.2 software can now connect to the Dentsply Sirona Connect Case Center to receive intra-oral scans from the company’s intra-oral scanners, Primescan and Omnicam.Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah

Editor’s note: This is the seventh article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Dr. Deshpande If you live in city like Seattle, you’ve already heard of how difficult it can be to find good team members. I’ve heard these statements repeated so often in our Society meetings, I’ve lost count: “We have a shortage of hygienists here,” “Finding and training a great dental assistant is so hard, this is why our turn-over is so high,” “So and so’s front office manager recently embezzled from them.” Horror stories are everywhere. As an entrepreneur, it is important to separate fact from fiction and to not get discouraged by the trials and tribulations of running a small business. When you signed up to have your practice one day, you also signed up to spending half your life

LONDON, UK: The past two years have wreaked havoc on physical dental events, yet there remains reason for optimism. On 25 and 26 March 2022, the BDIA Dental Showcase, the largest annual dental trade show in the UK, will be held in an in-person context for the first time since 2019. The event organisers—MA Exhibitions and the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA)—have promised that next year’s iteration of the free dental show will raise the standards of oral care in the country.Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah

It has been a long but fulfilling 10 years of hard work in organized dentistry – or “dental-land,” as I like to affectionally call it. Dr. Patel I often talk about losing my community of colleagues and friends once dental school graduation happened, and how my work in the associations has brought me a new community. They are the support system I didn’t realize I needed, the mentors who have worked through countless personal and professional situations with me, and the friends who still stand by me, no matter what. I am lucky. My most favorite person, the one who I have always looked up to first (and the most), also happens to be my boss, my father. Through his eyes, with his wisdom, we have treated generations of patients in our hometown, Westchester County. It has, and continues to be, the best journey I have ever taken. But what

BUFFALO, N.Y., U.S.: In a new study, researchers sought to gain a deeper understanding of the link between obesity and periodontal disease. They found that being overweight causes chronic inflammation, and this may trigger the development of cells that break down the bone responsible for holding the teeth in place. The researchers believe that the findings may help improve the understanding of certain chronic inflammatory bone-related diseases that develop alongside obesity, including common comorbidities such as periodontal disease, arthritis and osteoporosis.Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah

CUPERTINO, Calif., U.S.: In the past, key steps in maintaining one’s privacy might have entailed drawing the curtains after dark, planting a hedge or shredding documents that contained personal information. Nowadays, in a world increasingly ruled by digital data, privacy begins with not opting in. Privacy changes in the 14th major release of Apple Inc.’s mobile operating system, iOS, have made it more difficult for companies to track users’ virtual activities and caused headaches for marketing departments—including those at leading digital dental brands.Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah

In my senior year of dental school, I was at a crossroad between pursuing a year of general residency and job opportunities. Dr. Ahmed The opportunities were attractive positions that promised continuing education and a competitive salary. Despite the heavy recruitment efforts, I decided to forgo another year of income to pursue an advanced education in general dentistry program. Like many dental students, I felt my dental school provided a good foundation, but it was ill equipped to provide necessary training to meet the demands of our patients. I knew I needed to see and do more to gain the trust of my patients. I spent hours scouring the internet, searching different forums to determine which programs were the “best” and worth the loss of income. I narrowed it down to programs that were responsive to my emails, provided a descriptive summary on their web page and places I preferred

COLOGNE, Germany: At the 39th International Dental Show (IDS) in September, South Korean manufacturer Graphy showcased the world’s first direct 3D-printed aligner, produced from the company’s own 3D printing resin. The aligner is equipped with a shape memory function, meaning the polymers remember the original printed shape. According to Graphy, its product is the only one available on the market featuring this property. To find out more about this innovative orthodontic solution, Dental Tribune International (DTI) visited the company’s booth at IDS 2021.Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah