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Julie Cullen
Dental X-Ray and Brain Tumor Link: Recent Study and ADA Response
Author: Julie Cullen
Date: 04/10/2012 11:32am

A study recently published in the journal Cancer reports an increased risk of a common brain tumor when patients are exposed to certain kinds of dental x-rays. According to the researchers, the tumors—intracranial meningiomas that form in the tissues that line the brain—have been linked to bitewing images.

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Anastasia Turchetta
Over the Counter and Professional Desensitizing Products

Breathe a sigh of relief...You've recognized your patient's pain and applied a professional desensitizing product to gain their comfort throughout the appointment. Now your task is to select a home care and lifestyle product that you believe will treat their specific site for tooth sensitivity.

Think this is easy? Read on!

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Fred Joyal
Hey–You Look Different! Facebook Timeline Changes Your Fan Page
Author: Fred Joyal
Date: 04/04/2012 02:04pm

On March 30, Facebook launched a new look for business fan pages called Timeline, which drastically alters the appearance of your page. This is the new format for all fan pages—not optional. You will want to put some time into updating your page quickly, because otherwise it will not look right. There are several key points and advantages to know about this new layout.

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Fred Joyal
Are You Keeping Up with Technology in your Dental Practice?
Author: Fred Joyal
Date: 03/27/2012 09:03am

A dentist recently told me about a new patient he had in his office who was going on and on about her previous dentist, and how much she loved him and how she had gone to him since she was a teenager. The dentist finally asked, "So what happened to him? Did he die, retire, what?" ... "No," the woman said, "he just hadn’t bought any new technology in like ten years, so I left."

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Chris  Salierno
Snap-On Smile as an Alternative to a Flipper
Date: 03/19/2012 08:29am

Don’t you just hate flippers? I’ve written before about my disdain for flippers and the creative options that we have to use in their place. An acrylic removable partial denture (aka “flipper”) presents some big disadvantages for us and our patients.

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Fred Joyal
QR Codes and Technology in Your Dental Practice
Author: Fred Joyal
Date: 03/15/2012 02:31pm

I'm sure you've noticed these little black and white bar code squares showing up more and more. If you're wondering what they are, they are codes that someone can read with the camera on their smartphone that will automatically lead them to a website, or they can also be any other information you want going to their phone, like your contact information.

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Elizabeth Nies
My Most Teachable Moment as a Dental Hygienist
Date: 03/13/2012 10:23am

When I started practicing with my own hygiene assistant, I realized how annoying it was having someone stand by the treatment room door trying to rush you along. We all do it; waiting for the doctor's exam is one of the most tortuous things in our day.

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Anastasia Turchetta
Chairside Desensitizing Products for Your Practice

Tooth sensitivity can make or break the comfort of our patients' experiences during an appointment. Countless times patients will preface their quest for comfort with MC Hammer's infamous "you can't touch this," making our task even more interesting!

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Anastasia Turchetta
Take What You Learn and Make A Difference With It

Has there ever been a time in your career when adding product or service for your patients seemed like a great idea at the time? Wouldn't it have been nice to know ahead of time just how long of a learning curve it could possibly take for seamless integration throughout the entire practice?

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Mike Barr
Isolite Saves My Butt Again
Author: Mike Barr
Date: 01/30/2012 12:43pm

This week, I had 2 particular patients that presented clinical challenges. In both cases, treatment involved lower posterior teeth. I’ve written about the Isolite in this blog twice before: "Win the Isolation Battle with Isolite," and "Isolite Saves the Day."

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