Category: Dental Service

When I graduated from Tufts University School of Dentistry in 2010, some of the requirements to graduate were, as far as I can remember, doing 25 restorations, 10 crowns, and three arches of dentures. Dr. Simpson I met those requirements – right on the nose, no more, and obviously not less. My first experience in private practice was working one day a week in three different offices.   Each dentist was so different in their background and practice style, but their patient bases were pretty much the same.  My first several months out of school I was so frustrated for a myriad of reasons, one of them being feeling like I wasn’t doing the ever elusive “enough.” I decided to meet with my mentor just to get some advice and encouragement.  I can’t remember exactly how the conversation went, but I do remember lamenting about wanting to do “bigger cases” and

SARONNO, Italy: Curasept is a well-known oral care brand thanks largely to its patented chlorhexidine anti-discoloration System (ADS) line, which is much appreciated by dental professionals. In contrast, little is known about the company behind this innovation and its other product lines.Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah

Editor’s note: This is the 12th article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Decided to do a start up? Here’s a few pointers that may make you a little more successful in this venture: Dr. Deshpande 1. A thorough demographic analysis. Although, I’ve seen extremely successful startup practices in unfavorable dentist to patient population ratios, for the most part you need a ratio of at least 1:3000 to support your startup dream. Starting a practice in a very competitive area could make life difficult for you. 2. Finding a location that is easily accessible, offers plenty of parking for your patients and staff, and that gets as many eyeballs on it in a day is key. If you find a location at an intersection with a traffic light that has at least $20,000 cars

Editor’s note: This is the 11th 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 Doing a startup may seem exciting, but as I’m going through it myself currently, I can say it is one scary endeavor. Probably scarier than anything else I’ve ever done. There are a million things going in my mind right now as I write this in February of 2021: 1. I still need to tweak my business plan with location demographic and competition analysis 2. Write out monthly financial projections for years 1-3 and send it to three of my mentors for their input and advice. 3. Cold call offices in the area to analyze competition; how good are they at answering their phones? How easy was it to make an appointment? Were my financial options explained to me

The majority of consumers take it as a given that all kinds of toothpaste from major brands are safe and effective. But as Dr. B will attest in today’s episode, this is not necessarily the case. Most toothpaste brands use harsh surfactants and chemicals to keep their manufactured batches homogenous. These act as a disinfectant that temporarily cleans our mouths, but results in the disruption of our oral microbiome. Dr. B unpacks the history of toothpaste, how the Western diet has affected our oral health, and shares his hopes for how the industry is changing. Tune in to hear his recommendations for how you can take charge of your oral health and become an empowered consumer! Key Points From This Episode: How our changing diets have affected our oral health over the past 500 years For the past 100 years, the key ingredients of toothpaste have remained largely unchanged How

Sjögren’s is an autoimmune disease that wreaks havoc on your immune system. One of the major symptoms of the disease is a dry mouth, the result of attacks on your saliva glands. As saliva plays a pivotal role in speaking, swallowing, and eating, having a dry mouth can be highly problematic. This issue does not only affect those with Sjögren’s, so today’s episode applies to everyone. In this show, Dr. B. unpacks the issue of dry mouth and resultant oral thrush. He also provides some actionable steps you can take, along with products you can use if you suffer from these conditions. Tune in to hear it all! Key Points From This Episode: Hear about what Sjögren’s syndrome is Insights into what causes a dry mouth and the adverse side effects of the condition What to do about dry mouth, one major symptom of Sjögren’s Things to add to your

STIRLING, UK: Earlier this week, NHS Scotland released new guidance for the prevention and handling of potential respiratory infections in healthcare patients. Developed with the understanding that COVID-19 and other respiratory infections will likely surge during the 2021/2022 winter months, the guidance has nevertheless drawn criticism from the British Dental Association’s (BDA) Scotland branch, which has accused the Scottish government of saddling dentists with “a system that is unfit for purpose”. Mariyah

If you have ever been prescribed toothpaste such as PreviDent 5000, you might have wondered how they work and whether there are any non-fluoride alternatives. The good news is there are, and they are extremely safe to use. In today’s episode, Dr. B shed light on hydroxyapatite toothpaste and why they are such great replacements for their conventional counterparts. We also get some product recommendations from Dr. B along with advice on how to use these kinds of toothpaste to ensure maximum efficacy. Tune in to hear it all! Key Points From This Episode: Dr. B’s take on PreviDent 5000 and similar products Why products like PreviDent 5000 are only available via prescription The different forms that fluoride typically takes What studies have shown about a 10% concentration of hydroxyapatite and the benefits it offers Why Dr. B is so excited about hydroxyapatite Warnings around boutique toothpaste that claim to

NEWCASTLE, UK: One of the main ways in which SARS-CoV-2 is communicated is through airborne respiratory droplets—droplets that can be dispersed as a result of dental procedures. In a new study, researchers from Newcastle University have examined the applicability of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems for controlling the dispersion of these droplets and aerosols and found that they could be quite valuable for this purpose.Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah

WOBURN, MASS., U.S./DARMSTADT, Germany: Exocad, an Align Technology company, recently announced the availability of ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway in the U.S. and Canada. The next-generation CAD software for single-visit dentistry is being showcased by exocad at the 2021 Greater New York Dental Meeting in New York City, being held until Dec. 1. Did you miss our previous article… Mariyah