Dr QuickLook
5 Reasons Every Operatory Needs An Intraoral Dental Viewer
Author: Dr QuickLook
Date: 08/10/2011 08:54am

As dentists, we look at each day as an opportunity to treat patients, interact with our staff and provide for the financial success of our offices. Any time we can change things to further these goals without a lot of disruption, that’s something we should look closely at. DrQuickLook brings the basics back to dentistry. This intraoral camera viewer can make each day more enjoyable not only for the dentist but the entire staff.

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Colleen Platt
3M Donation Advances Digital Dentistry
Date: 08/01/2011 03:43pm

Dental programs from selected U.S. schools will be able to offer hands-on training with the Lava Chairside Oral Scanner (C.O.S.), following a donation from 3M Community Giving.
The donation includes support from 3M ESPE to integrate the technology into those schools that meet several criteria, including number of students, proximity to 3M facilities, and demonstrated ability to integrate digital dentistry into their curriculums.

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Marty Jablow
Curve Hero Captures Panorex Live Online
Author: Marty Jablow
Date: 07/18/2011 11:17am

As the thought of moving to cloud based software is intriguing, one very large limitation was how to capture your digital images both intraoral and radiographic. Curve Hero has done just that. This information was provided by Curve Dental which is still testing its cloud based software.

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Gendex Dental Systems
Timely Information Managing Dose

As technology continues to expand patients’ options for dental care, Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is evolving as an important aspect of imaging for many dental procedures. 3D Cone Beam imaging offers increased information and, dentistrs tell us, increased successful results in implant placement, endodontic treatment, orthodontic planning, surgical procedures, and airway and TMD analysis by providing a diagnostic dimension of precision from any and all points of view.

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Cynthia Jetter
Sleep Apnea and TAP Appliance
Date: 06/06/2011 12:42pm

It seems like more and more patients are reporting that they have been recently diagnosed with sleep apnea. Patients with sleep apnea will stop breathing many times during the night which can leave them feeling excessively tired during the day.

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Jeff  Turchi
Panoramic Based Screenings: The New Standard of Care?
Author: Jeff Turchi
Date: 06/02/2011 07:58am

We have all had new patients walk into our offices and state, “I don’t need x-rays, doc, I just had a full set taken 6 months ago by my old dentist.” Many times this is followed by the patient handing you a rectangular manila envelope. You hope it holds original x-rays, but even more so you hope it is an FMX. Your worst fears are realized when you find that not only is it a panoramic survey, it gets even worse. It is a copy of a film-based panoramic film.

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Marc Gottlieb
Sabra Series 105 Handpiece: Access, Vision, and High Torque
Date: 05/18/2011 01:15pm

When I opened my practice 28 years ago, there was only one design in a dental handpiece and there weren't many choices. Today there are many options and one reliable choice is the Sabra Series 105 handpiece. Now that I've been using it for about 2 years, I finally realized what I have and what it can do.

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Mike Barr
V3 Rings Mean Rock Solid Posterior Composite Contacts
Author: Mike Barr
Date: 05/09/2011 08:45am

As our profession has evolved from amalgam to composite for posterior direct restorations, one of the biggest clinical challenges has been creating consistently good proximal contacts. A number of gizmos have come through the marketplace promising to solve this vexing issue. I've tried a number of them with varying results.

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Jeff  Turchi
Foundation Bone Augmentation Material: An Easy Way to Preserve Extraction Sockets
Author: Jeff Turchi
Date: 05/04/2011 09:37am

It is well documented that there is bone loss in the socket following the extraction of any tooth. On the average, a 25% reduction in height and width of the bone level is typical. It is much easier to preserve the bone in the socket immediately after the extraction than to try to augment the alveolar ridge years later.

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