Proper hand hygiene is the most important step dental practices can take in the name of infection control and prevention. For Global Handwashing Day, we examine the history, challenges and best practices for hand hygiene in the dental setting.
Mike Skramstad, DDS, shares how Primeprint fits within his existing digital workflow to produce a 3D-printed wax-up and Primeprint Model resin to show the patient what the finished procedure would look like while also creating guides, temporaries and a Biocopy for final restorations.
DEXIS Days is a month-long series of free virtual educational events focused on thought leadership, Continuing Education and training across a broad spectrum of digital dental technologies as well as practice strategies.
An estimated 1 in 8 people have sensitive teeth. By understanding the causes, diagnosis, management and prevention of this all-too common condition, you can get to the root of the problem and go beyond suggesting desensitizing toothpaste and discussing oral hygiene habits.
Jason H. Goodchild, DMD, explains how Premier Dental’s Traxodent is an easy, fast and effective tool to help capture impressions.
Successful hygiene handpiece maintenance requires adhering to a strict regimen of cleaning and lubrication, which sometimes can be challenging in a busy dental practice. Fortunately, you can streamline the process to make it more efficient.
Curing lights are an indispensable part of everyday dentistry. Here’s how they work, where current technology stands and how to choose the best curing light to meet the needs of your practice.
With the retention of natural teeth in older adults, dental professionals need to continue to progress to meet the demands that an older population presents. Sonya Dunbar, also known as the “Geriatric Toothfairy,” addresses the issue of periodontal disease within the senior community and how to best prevent and treat it.
A big part of identifying and ultimately treating periodontitis is explaining to patients just how serious the implications can be, not only for their oral health, but also for their overall health. Here are some key talking points.
Keeping your practice and patient information safe requires layers of protection and ongoing vigilance. Here are several steps dental practices should take to protect their business from cyberattacks, plus common misconceptions debunked.
From going paperless to consolidating product orders, here are four ideas you can implement at your practice to reduce your carbon footprint.
Being able to confidently assess the difficulty of any given endodontic case is essential to making the right decision of when to treat and when to refer to a specialist. Here’s what you need to know.
Proper instrument processing not only extends the lifespan of your valuable investments but also helps ensure the safety of your patients and staff.
Despite your best efforts, some children may still develop a fear of the dentist. Here are some practical techniques for keeping children calm and engaged during the dental visit.
Maintaining a safe, infection-free practice means avoiding cross-contamination whenever possible. Here are some best practices for proper hand hygiene, instrument processing and surface asepsis prevention.
Creating a positive experience for a child’s first dental visit is important in setting the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. Here’s how to keep children comfortable in the chair.
Join us in Las Vegas Sept. 23-25, 2021, at the all new Caesar’s Forum Conference Center for Dentsply Sirona World. The Patterson Ultimate Education Experience offers a unique opportunity to engage with everything Dentsply Sirona has to offer. Learn about the CAD/CAM and 3D Imaging continuing education tracks.
The ability to add treatment options, grow your practice and meet state licensure requirements all hinge on your responsibility as an oral health professional to continue learning throughout your career. Here are a few virtual and in-person CE courses for dentists and their staff offered by A-dec.
Dental hygienists account for, on average, 30% of a practice’s revenue and are an integral part of any practice. Here are four tips for ensuring a practice is making the most of its dental hygiene service.
While patient safety has long been paramount to modern dentistry, the newest challenges posed by COVID-19 have inspired many practices to review their policies and procedures. To help promote patient safety, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has created a list of recommendations.
Compliance is a critical aspect of any successful dental practice. As such, it’s important to stay on top of current standards, laws and guidelines to safeguard your dental practice and patients. Here are five common denominators of compliance every practice should consider.
Dr. Rice discusses four areas of your practice to improve on to increase productivity.
The myths of who and what constitute a great leader are so powerful that many in dentistry simply steer clear of leadership all together. David Rice, DDS, shares several ways practice owners can effectively lead their teams, even during uncertain times.
Oral healthcare is essential at any age, but for children, maintaining a healthy mouth holds special importance. Dental caries is the most common chronic childhood infectious disease. As of 2015, approximately 573 million children worldwide had at least one untreated cavity.
What if you could restore teeth by regrowing dentin and enamel? Although that technology remains the province of science fiction for now, bioactive restorative materials that do more than just take up space already do exist, and have for more than 40 years.
As dental practices continue to evaluate office policies and procedures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, infection control will continue to be an important area of focus. To that end, the current issue of Infection Control in Practice by OSAP dives into creating an effective infection prevention and control program for your practice.
As we reenter the practice world, one question dominates every conversation. How do we best reduce the aerosol generated during dental treatment? David Rice, DDS, shares four ways you can keep you, your team and your patients safe.
Cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments for re-use can be tedious and dull, but the task is a crucial component to ensuring the safety of staff and patients. Further, ensuring that instruments are free of potentially infectious material and debris is critical to the quality care that dental health professionals pledge to provide. Gain a better understanding of this importance and see how to set up an easy-to-maintain compliance program in this guest post from Hu-Friedy.