The Importance of Personal Protective Equipment in the Dental Practice: Apparel and Masks

In the dental practice, personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing—such as face masks, eyewear, gowns, and jackets—are essential for not only preventing contamination of street clothing, but most importantly for protecting the skin against exposure to blood and bodily Fluids. Personal protective equipment creates a barrier between dental professionals’ ... [read more]

Hydrogen Peroxide in Custom Trays to Restore Gingival Health

Periodontal disease has become an epidemic in the United States, with one of every two adults over 30 having either gingivitis or periodontitis. Periodontal disease results from bacteria inhabiting the gingival and/or periodontal tissues that initiate a series of destructive inflammatory and immunologic changes. Among the destructive agents in the initiation and progression of periodontal disease ... [read more]

HIPAA: Policies For Selfie’s In Your Practice

Although the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is an established component of any dental practice, it requires continuous attention to ensure proper compliance. Under HIPAA, dental practices became responsible for developing and implementing policies to protect personal health information (PHI). With advances in digital practices, these policies expanded to include additional rules to protect electronic patient health ... [read more]

Deciphering Orthodontic Insurance Coverage

Dental practices bear the burden for researching insurance plans to provide patients with accurate and reliable information regarding their orthodontic coverage. Although general dentistry and orthodontic treatments may require similar insurance codes and processes, orthodontic insurance utilizes an entirely different submission protocol and payout plan. Download Whitepaper

Proctor & Gamble’s Crest Pro-Health

Until recently, there have been limited over-the-counter (OTC) treatment options for improving gingival irritation. Conventional treatments for periodontal patients often exhibit negative side effects (i.e., staining, unpleasant taste, etc.), making it difficult for patient compliance and for dentists to recommend them. Developed to deliver the next advanced over-the-counter product for treating gingivitis and periodontal disease, Procter & ... [read more]

Benefits of a Whiter Smile

The greatest benefit to whitening is to truly make a difference in patients’ lives. There are so many whitening products to choose from but to offer minimally invasive, cost-effective, and efficient materials, the Venus White System (Kulzer) provides patients with the ability to improve their smiles, regardless of age ... [read more]

Automatic Handpiece Maintenance with STATMATIC from SciCan

Enabling dental professionals to provide greater comfort to the patient and realize better ergonomics for themselves, today’s dental handpieces reduce procedure time and deliver precise power to specific areas of the tooth. Unfortunately, although many technological and scientific advances have led to the development of innovative handpiece designs, repeated ... [read more]

Repair Not Replace Porcelain Restorations

Using composite resin, this case illustrates an efficient, reliable intraoral repair of fractured porcelain. These elements of esthetic dentistry can be very frustrating for both patient and practitioner especially in the case of an anterior tooth, yet most of these inherent problems with porcelain can be immediately and predictably ... [read more]

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