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Larry Emmott
Intelligent Positioning System
Author: Larry Emmott
Date: 04/21/2011 01:08pm

With old analog film, mechanical holders like the Rinn are the top of the line best way to assure good alignment and reduce cone cuts, missed root tips, and all the rest. And they work fairly well, but it still amounts to lining it up and pulling the trigger. Now however we are in the digital age and there are better ways to aim an x-ray.

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Mike Barr
Chairside Denture Reline Magic!
Author: Mike Barr
Date: 04/15/2011 10:33am

In the past, chairside reline materials left out a lot to be desired—they were messy, they were smelly, they stung the tissues, they tasted bad, they were very exothermic and could even burn the soft tissues, and the result was always less than satisfactory. The old chairside reline materials tended to delaminate and stain, too. Basically, they sucked. But, they were better than nothing for those patients who simply would not relinquish their dentures for any amount of time.

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Warren Bobinski
Winning at SEO, but Losing at Reputation? It can be Fixed!
Date: 04/13/2011 08:28am

The fact is 98% of your satisfied customers are not posting what they think of you; they just keep coming back again and again and tell their friends. So why are you keeping it a secret? Give your patients/customers an easy way to rate you and KILL the crazies that give you bad ratings. That is where Demandforce comes in.

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DentalEZ Group
Increasing Need for Regular Oral Cancer Examinations
Date: 04/04/2011 08:49am

Recent research presented at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) further supports claims that there is an increasing need for annual oral cancer examinations, especially among younger patients. The study presented was administered across 7 cancer registries, and included 573 oropharyngeal (OP) cancer patients diagnosed between 1994 and 2005. The study included both HPV-positive and HPV-negative groups. 71% of the OP patients were HPV-positive.

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Cari Free
Is CariFree a Good fit for Your Practice?
Author: Cari Free
Date: 03/29/2011 12:59pm

Is CariFree a good fit for your practice? Typically the offices we work with are seeing 1 or more of a couple things in their practice. Your patients are getting cavities; maybe as little as 1 a year, but often more. Our teams are telling us that this is no longer just their pediatric patients, but the teenagers, those going through orthodontic treatment, patients taking medications that are experiencing dry mouth, their elderly patients are living longer, etc. Could you say that any of your patients fit into those categories?

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Warren Bobinski
Endodontic Procedures with 1 or 2 Files?
Date: 03/28/2011 07:42am

Sybron Endo has an amazing product in the Twisted File. I will not go on and on about the product. All I know is that I have never had a file system EVER where the dentists suspect themselves when a file separates. It is so rare, and the files are that good. If you perform endodontic procedures at all, you owe it to yourself to learn how to perform rotary endodontics. While you are at it, start with what I consider one of the best systems ever available; Sybron Twisted File.

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Marty Jablow
Posterior Restorations in Less Than Three Minutes
Author: Marty Jablow
Date: 03/23/2011 07:41am

Kerr Corporation announced the launch of SonicFill, a first-of-its-kind, time-saving composite system that enables clinicians to perform posterior restorations with an easy-to-use, single-step, bulk fill technology that requires no additional composite capping layer. Dentists using SonicFill can go from placement to polished in less than 3 minutes on cavities up to 5 mm.

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Larry Emmott
Hold Still
Author: Larry Emmott
Date: 03/21/2011 08:28am

Have you ever done this? You carefully place a film, the patient bites winces and wiggles, you position the cone, then re-position when it starts to drift, run from the room, push the button, wait for the beep, run back, the patient hands you the film, the cone seems to have drifted again but you aren’t sure. Eventually you gather your exposed films trudge to the darkroom put them in the machine and then find that in fact the x-ray film is: cone cut, blurred, overlapped, the wrong tooth, or any and all of the above.

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