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.
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.
Andrew Lazaris, DDS, FAGD, recently published a case study for our Patterson LC Monoshade Composite in Dental Product Shopper, noting it’s a “win-win” for both his patients and his practice.
As the first step in the restoration process, cavity preparations are only as successful as the technique and tools used for each application. Here are the steps and tools needed for cavity prep success.
One treatment solution for MIH is MI Paste ONE Kids, an anti-cavity toothpaste with bio-available calcium, phosphate and 1,100 ppm sodium fluoride.
Advanced materials science is changing single-visit dentistry. CEREC Tessera blocks, made of high-performance ceramic material, are the latest example.
Your office has taken many steps to protect its patients and staff, but is it doing its part to protect the planet?
Patterson will donate a portion of all qualifying sales of our Patterson Brand pink products throughout the month of October to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Performing beautiful, lifelike restorations requires a tremendous amount of skill, expertise and attention to detail. See how Artisan by Kerr can help you achieve radiant results that last.
Today, many general practice dentists are placing their own implants along with specialists as a way to provide better solutions for patients, increase revenue and more. Learn about the two keys to profitability in implant dentistry: efficiency and keeping costs down.
Kerr’s Simplicity line has proven to be the ideal solution to alleviating restoration inventory headaches. Simplicity significantly simplifies the number of brands needed to perform virtually any type of restoration to just three.
When choosing a CEREC block to work with, given all the choices on the table, it’s important to carefully assess each characteristic of the material in relation to how those attributes will best serve you, your team, and of course, your patients.
Keeping an appropriately stocked inventory of materials and instruments is a bit of a balancing act. You have limited space, but you have a busy practice. You don’t want to be short of a material in the middle of an emergency procedure, but you also don’t want to keep whitening gel past its expiration date because you ordered too much.
With the importance of performing pediatric dental procedures quickly in mind, a recent evaluation in Dental Product Shopper looked at durability, fit, ease of placement, practice benefits and overall satisfaction of Patterson Primary Molar Stainless Steel Crowns.
Wearing PPE is one of the most tangible ways healthcare workers can protect themselves from increased risks of COVID-19 infection. But due to the extended use and extra precautions taken, PPE can become uncomfortable.
Almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic forced public awareness of PPE, disinfection practices and social distancing, even those who were previously compliant with biannual dental visits may think that unless something is noticeably wrong, in-office dental care can be postponed indefinitely. But reassuring adults is only one challenge, another highly important task is conveying to parents what efforts your practice is making to maintain a child-safe environment.
Whether you’re new to digital dentistry or a seasoned expert, you’ll be able to provide the best treatment to patients by making sure you have options at every stage of the CAD/CAM process.
Regular comprehensive dental exams provide patients the best chance at improving their health and quality of life while allowing practitioners to deliver a higher standard of care. This OnTarget article discusses oral health screening guidance for clinicians before and during the exam, the importance of oral cancer screening, and recommended products for dental exam and prophylaxis.
Hand washing, though it may seem simplistic during a pandemic, can actually be the most effective way of preventing the spread of germs, including those that cause COVID-19. As dental practices navigate the recent challenges related to COVID-19 and work to implement strategies to protect patients and staff, a closer look at hand hygiene may prove helpful.
A break in the “normal” routine has presented clinicians with an opportunity to revisit common elective procedures that patients will request upon their return. If there’s a less invasive way to achieve highly esthetic results in the anterior, now is an ideal time to explore those techniques and revamp your material armamentarium.
Show your support for your patients affected by breast cancer. Purchase these featured Patterson® brand products. Plus, buy Patterson Brand and back breast cancer research. A portion of the proceeds for every qualifying purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
As dentists and hygienists question the use of ultrasonic instruments during the COVID-19 pandemic, they may also be looking for ways to eliminate or at least control aerosols and splatter. Young Innovations recently introduced the Splatter Guard® prophy angle, which nearly eliminates airborne particles during prophylaxis polishing. Whitney Howerton, MDH, RDH, gives Splatter Guard a test run.
As dental practices get comfortable operating in the “new normal,” the burden of wearing—and storing—extra PPE and time spent disinfecting operatories between patients continues to be a challenge. To meet these challenges, dentists are looking for new ways to save valuable chair time and streamline inventory management.
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.
A recent global health pandemic has brought personal protective equipment (PPE) to the public’s attention, but dental professionals have long been familiar with the concept of PPE. Despite this, many workers fail to adhere to PPE requirements because they find equipment cumbersome, uncomfortable or disruptive to performing tasks and communicating with patients and personnel. To remove these barriers, dental offices must supply PPE that maximizes ease of use, comfort and performance.
Nothing is more important than protecting the lives of your patients and staff. Yet new circumstances you and other dental professionals are now facing require the use of more personal protective equipment (PPE) and the proper procedures for ensuring you and your team are securely covered – from head to toe.