Category: Dental Service

Over the last year, 8,772 people in the UK were given the life-changing news that they have mouth cancer – this is one person every hour. These numbers continue to rise while the disease claims more lives than cervical and testicular cancer combined. The more we know about mouth cancer, the better chance we have of beating it.  This means knowing how to spot mouth cancer early and knowing where to go when we see something out of the ordinary.  It also means reducing our risk by cutting down on the things that cause mouth cancer. Sadly, awareness of mouth cancer continues to be poor. Only one-in-four know the early warning signs while knowledge of the main risk factors is as low as 15%. Like all cancers, early diagnosis of mouth cancer is crucial.  Yet around two-thirds have never checked their mouth for signs of cancer.  Problems accessing health services

Simple functions such as eating and drinking are made more difficult by poor dental health, which can lead to nutritional deficits. It can also have a negative influence on a person’s mental health, resulting in anxiety and depression. Oral illness has also been related to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. Unfortunately, far too many people are in needless agony and anguish as a result of poor oral health. Many simply cannot afford a dental visit and live in pain everyday which with time can bring out more serious health conditions. Help me fundraise for the oral health foundation and give more people back their smile. Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah

Editor’s note: This is the eighth 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 A lot of us are thinking of buying a CEREC system in our brand-new office, hoping it make things efficient. We also consider getting the fanciest massage chairs for patients to use. You know what most patients really care about? Being attended to in time and being appreciated and cared for by our staff. Read below to read about two technologies that are already in every office but may not be used to their maximum advantage. Phones Did you know that many phone calls get missed by an average dental office? Did you know the most common time patients call to schedule appointments? Do you know what it costs for you as a practice owner to not know the

LONDON, UK: Since the English government has decided to ease some of the COVID-19 restrictions just as the winter season has arrived, some professional bodies, including the British Dental Association (BDA), are questioning the timing of the decision. In light of the arrival of the Omicron variant and unattainable National Health Service (NHS) targets, the BDA believes that the new standard operating procedures for dentists will not help improve access to dental care in the country. This is also reflected in a recent survey that has highlighted issues about the restoration of services in the country.Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah

SEOUL, South Korea: Osstem Implant has announced that it successfully held the inaugural Digital Dentistry Contest and the Osstem Meeting 2021 Seoul from 27 to 28 November. Under the theme “Future of digital dentistry”, the event featured live surgery and a variety of clinical lectures, which were streamed live to 26 countries and viewed more than 82,000 times. Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah

The new Bluephase PowerCure and the G4 from Ivoclar Vivadent offer more than most clinicians expect from a high-performance curing light. In addition to short polymerization times, starting from just 3 seconds from the Bluephase PowerCure when used with Tetric PowerFill or Tetric PowerFlow, these two lights support dentists through reliable polymerization performance, owing to the integrated Polyvision technology, which acts as a personal curing assistant. As pointed out by Dr. Richard Price, who is a professor of prosthodontics at Dalhousie University Halifax in Nova Scotia in Canada, and an intraoral polymerization expert, the broad emission spectrum of the Bluephase series of lights means that they will polymerize all known dental resins.Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah

The ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program has been my gateway into public health as well as an avenue to leadership within the ADA. Like many others, I first learned about GKAS during dental school, where the event was held annually. Dr. Smeenge It was a fun-filled day of free pediatric dentistry, identifying and addressing treatment needs for children who otherwise were not receiving care. As a University of Michigan dental student, it gave me a chance to learn more about pediatrics, while giving back to the community. During my D2, D3, and D4 years, I joined the dental school leadership team to help plan the event. Then as a pediatric resident, I oversaw patient care and enjoyed teaching the dental students. In 2015, as a D3 student, I had the opportunity to attend the ADA’s GKAS Community Leadership Development Institute. Selected GKAS program coordinators from across the U.S. shared

Some may argue that progress has indeed been made in the administration of the licensure exam over the last 50 years given that regional testing authorities have increased from two in 1971 to the current number of five. Although undoubtedly there has been improvement in the uniformity, the ease of test-taking, and the administration of the examination, the traditional mode of testing essentially remains the same. That is, dentists and dental students in 44 States still have to endure the single-episode/performance-based high-stakes clinical exam, whether it be on patients or manikins. It is striking (and embarrassing) that our dental profession remains the only health care profession that subjects its candidates for licensure to this mode of testing i.e. M.D.s don’t need to perform surgery, nurses and EMTs don’t need to demonstrate CPR or start an IV, midwives don’t need to deliver a baby, and osteopaths don’t need to perform various

A little over a month ago I left working full time at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Dr. Simpson I have spent the last six years of my career working in public health, and the first three years were a couple of short stents working in mobile dentistry visiting nursing homes, a couple of different private practices, “Medicaid offices” and suburban offices with all the latest technologies.  Out of all of those, public health was my favorite. However, I knew from dental school that at some point I would want to end up in academia. I used to daydream about someday becoming a “dental school counselor”:  having students come to my office to vent about the stressors of school. I would think about all my favorite professors and how their concern for me buoyed me through school, and I wanted to do that for future students. I knew academia was my goal,

LONDON, UK: In 2020, UK regulator the General Dental Council (GDC) commissioned a survey by DJS Research to identify and better understand the perceptions and communication preferences of GDC members. Focusing on the regulator’s core functions and performance, the survey highlighted several areas of dissatisfaction.Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah