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Practical Tips For Aerosol Management

While cross-contamination risks from dental aerosols were a concern long before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no denying the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 has brought aerosols into the limelight. As the pandemic wears on and we…

New Twists in Restorative Materials

Recent years have witnessed exciting developments in dental restorative technologies, especially in the realms of composites and bioactive materials designed to streamline procedures and improve outcomes. Besides bioactive restoratives…

Trends in Tooth Bleaching Technologies

While many dental offices reported rising interest in tooth whitening well before the onset of COVID-19, the pandemic may be driving additional demand — and in unexpected ways. Lending unique perspective is bleaching expert Van B. Haywood,…

Secrets of Succcessful Marketing

Oftentimes, the edge that separates truly thriving practices from run-of-the-mill offices is a successful and highly focused marketing strategy. While many dentists cast a wide net in an attempt to attract anyone and everyone, savvy…

State of Dental 3D Printing Technology

Even for the technically savvy, the concept of three-dimensional (3D) printing is mind-boggling, especially when you consider the scale and myriad applications suited to this technology: It has been said that everything from houses to…

Mask Selection in Pandemic-Era Dental Practice

While dentistry has long been celebrated for embracing infection prevention protocols and guidance updates, nothing tested clinicians’ mettle more than the COVID-19 pandemic. With elective procedures and routine care effectively halted…

Magnification’s Role in Today’s Dental Practice

If a picture is worth a thousand words, it follows that a clear view of the field of operation is priceless. Oral health professionals can’t treat what they cannot clearly see, which is why magnification and illumination are indispensable…

Perspective on Dental Practice Consolidation

Practitioners and patients alike are taking notice of the growing trend of dental practice consolidation. Broadly characterized by the dental support organization (DSO) model, the profession is seeing more offices switch from solo…

The Bottom Line on Electronic Apex Locators

Successful root canal treatment depends on establishing an accurate working length, and, toward this goal, electronic apex locators (EAL) are considered a key modality for obtaining this critical measurement. Additionally, these units can…

Considerations When Adding Cone Beam Imaging

As patients return to the dental office in force after easing of COVID-19 restrictions, more than ever before practitioners are looking for new ways to attract and retain patients. Offering convenient services and investing in…

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