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What's the most effective way to surgically remove mandibular wisdom teeth?
OASIS Discussions
This is a summary of the Cochrane Systematic Review: Surgical techniques for the removal of mandibular wisdom teeth (Review, 2014) This research assesses the benefits and harms of the different ways to surgically remove wisdom teeth from the lower jaw. Removing wisdom teeth is one of the most common operations in dental surgery, and various techniques have been developed to carry this out, but which is the most effective? The review considered the following risks from surgery: pain after treatment, swelling, infection, the ability to open the jaw fully, damage to the nerves supplying sensation to the tongue and jaw fractures.
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Cosmetic dentistry improves patients' self-confidence
News-Medical
The results of a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry showed that virtually all Americans — 99.7 per cent to be exact — believe that a nice looking smile is an important physical asset. Dr. Michael Lenz, DMD of Wilmington Dental Associates sees countless patients who don't like the way their teeth look and are eager to improve their smiles at his Wilmington cosmetic dentistry. He offers an extensive selection of cosmetic solutions for patients that utilize the latest dental technologies and methods.
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Online defamation against dentists: Learn what it is and how to handle it
Dentistry IQ
Internet defamation is on the rise — especially against dentists. Why? You can thank the rise of online review websites. So, what can dentists do who have had their professional names doused in mud? The first option is to do nothing, but doing so could mean a sharp decline in new patients. The second option is to pursue a dentist defamation lawsuit. That said, it is important to remember that defamation is not simply a negative opinion.
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Rigging the hiring game: How to identify, hire, and pay your strongest candidates
Dentistry IQ
How much is your new hire worth? What salary offer should you make? How can you make sure you hire someone who is worth what you’ll be paying them? These are hard questions to answer right off the starting block, especially since your candidates are all working hard to show you their best, most employable traits...and only those traits. Plus, without any guarantee of their follow-through or quality of work, it’s tough to know what compensation offers are reasonable. There are a few simple ways, though, to consistently tip the hiring odds in your favor.
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What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree
Medical News Today
Advice on how we should brush our teeth from dental associations and toothpaste companies is 'unacceptably inconsistent', finds new UCL research. The study, published in the British Dental Journal, looked at the brushing advice given by dental associations across ten countries, toothpaste and toothbrush companies and in dental textbooks. They found a wide range of recommendations on what brushing method to use, how often to brush and for how long.
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5 networking secrets for confidence and charisma
Dentistry IQ
A mindset I like to use at events is "what I can give" to people I meet rather than "what I can get." It feels much more expansive, warm, and connecting. Even if I cannot help someone with what I do, perhaps I can refer him or her to someone who can. Connections are made when you offer to give, without the attachment of receiving something back.
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The unexpected way running affects your teeth
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A solid workout can do wonders for your health. From keeping you at a healthy weight to improving your mental health, physical activity is a key component to a healthy lifestyle.

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5 common foods that can crack your teeth
Dr, Michael Sinkin
Often my patients will state in earnest that they were just eating a salad or something soft when they noticed a chunk of tooth missing or a sharp shard of enamel that has suddenly appeared and is cutting up their tongue.

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Helping children overcome dental phobias
Dr. Perrone
Dental anxiety and dental phobia is an issue for a good percentage of the population. It can disrupt our lives and our health in many ways. The sad truth is many parents pass on their fear of the dentist to their children without even realizing it.

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Dentist educates patients about sedation dentistry
News-Medical
The American Dental Association estimates that as much as 10 per cent of the American population have dental phobia. Dental phobia is a severe anxiety or dread of making a trip to the dentist. This fear causes patients to cancel appointments or avoid going to the dentist at all, which can lead to serious oral health problems. To help relieve these fears, Dr. Richard C. Adams of Carolina Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center offers and educates patients about sedation dentistry.
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Only 1 in 10 smokers who visited a dentist received advice to quit
Medical News Today
Researchers found that half of current smokers reported receiving advice to quit smoking from any HCP, but only 1 in 10 smokers who visited a dentist received advice to quit. Receipt of advice was associated with sex, age, race, marital status, region, type of health insurance, quit attempts in the previous 12 months, and extent of tobacco use.
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5 common patient objections: Going from 'no' to 'yes'
Dental Practice Management
The great Zig Ziglar said, "Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, and no trust." In dental practices, we hear these objections from patients daily. The strength of your practice success will lie in the entire team's abilities to overcome these objections and help the patients to move forward with their oral health care recommendations.
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