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Tips to treat patients with dental phobia and help them overcome dental anxiety
Dental Health Magazine
First of all, consider not treating patients with acute sense of dental phobia, if you are certain treating very nervous patients is not for you. The following is a list of ideas that might help you find the right approach to providing treatment to patients with dental anxiety.
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The 8 o'clock patient
DrBicuspid
It is 8 a.m. on a typical weekday. You have been in the office since 7:15, checking charts, having your team meeting, getting your "game" day planned. So where is your confirmed 8 a.m. patient? The minutes tick by without a word. Now it is 8:15.
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Laser root canal therapy: More efficient than the traditional scalpel therapy ?
Dental Health Magazine
Root canal treatment is generally needed when the root of the tooth becomes infected. Normally, an extraction would be immediately needed, but the dentist will try to save the tooth with root canal treatment.
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5 important steps dental patients can take to protect themselves from infection
NAPSI via Imperial Valley News
Recent news reports about unsafe practices at a number ofU.S.dental offices have raised concerns about dental infection control procedures and caused patients to question the safety of the dental offices they visit. A sterile environment is essential for a safe visit to the dentist and there are important safeguards that patients can take to minimize the risk of getting an infection during dental treatment, according to Noel Brandon-Kelsch, a registered dental hygienist and the infection control columnist for RDH magazine.
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Columbia Nursing Study: Electronic health records help fight vaccine-preventable diseases
Inside Dental Assisting
Using an Electronic Health Record system to automate the immunization data shared between health providers and public health agencies enables physicians to assist individual patients faster and more effectively, while also providing more immediate, cohesive community data to the agencies tasked with promoting public health.
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You may think you know, but what are dental practices REALLY doing with social media? We have the answers
Kevin Henry, Managing Editor, Dental Economics
There's no hotter buzzword … or more confusing topic right now in dentistry than "social media." Depending on the dental professional, the mere mention of the subject can make his or her eyes light up, glaze over, or roll back in his or her head. Our friends at 1-800-DENTIST and the American Association of Dental Office Managers recently surveyed 1,779 dental professionals about everything from online patient reviews to appointment reminders for their "dental marketing in the digital world" report.
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How to keep your schedule full and avoid costly no-shows
By Jan Keller
Other than legitimate last-minute issues, what causes patients to cancel without notice, or no-show altogether? What many practices don't understand is that it is often the absence of "value" placed on the appointment by the patient, leading them to believe "It's no big deal, I can reschedule," or "They'll call me back if I really need the treatment." The end result: frustration for you and your team, and costly holes in what probably started out as a full and profitable schedule.
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Latest dental trends from across the US
Dentistry IQ
This whitepaper is based on real-time benchmarking data from thousands of opt-in practices and shows the trends from January 2013 to May 2013. There has been no comparable work done in the past that uses the real time benchmarking.

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Study sheds new light on link between perio disease, ED
DrBicuspid
A study published in 2011 in the Journal of Periodontology found that ED and chronic periodontitis share common risk factors. In 2012, a study in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology also confirmed an association between chronic periodontitis and ED.

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CDC study analyzes H7N9 viruses' disease characteristics and transmissibility
Inside Dental Assisting
A study published this month in Nature by CDC researchers presents findings from animal studies conducted by CDC to better understand the transmissibility and disease characteristics of influenza A (H7N9) viruses isolated in China in late March.

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Study identifies tongue cancer survival predictors
DrBicuspid
Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in the oral cavity, comprising 25 percent to 40 percent of oral carcinomas, noted the Turkish researchers. The most important prognostic factor is when nodal metastasis is present in the neck, the researchers noted. Tumor, node and metastasis stage, grade, and tumor depth also are important factors in predicting the course of disease.
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American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM), PennWell announce partnership
Kevin Henry, Managing Editor, Dental Economics
The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) has chosen PennWell Corporation's dental division, publishers of Dental Economics and RDH magazines, as well as Dental Assisting Digest and numerous other digital properties, as the official media sponsor for the 9th Annual Dental Managers Conference. The conference will take place from Sept. 19-20, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
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ADAAF ANNOUNCES CONTEST FOR STATES


The contest, which started in January and goes through Sept. 15 — the state that contributes the most money to the Foundation during that time will win their entire delegate registrations paid by the ADAAF! Click here for more details!



Gingival stem cells can be used in tissue regeneration
ScienceDaily
Gingivae represent a unique soft tissue that serves as a biological barrier to cover the oral cavity side of the maxilla and mandible. Recently, the gingivae were identified as containing mesenchymal stem cells (GMSCs). However, it is unknown whether the GMSCs are derived from cranial neural crest cells or the mesoderm. Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research published a paper titled "Gingivae Contain Neural-crest- and Mesoderm-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells."
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Why porcelain chips and breaks
Inside Dentistry
The margins were great, the color exact, only minor adjustments were needed at delivery, and the patient was thrilled with the result; everything seemed perfect. Then comes the phone call that results in not only frustration but also wasted time for the practice, the lab, and the patient. Those restorations that seemed perfect have chipped or broken. What went wrong? The typical suspects are the lab and the materials. But the lab says they just followed the script and the material used has been reported to be strong. What other factors could have caused the failure?
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