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Anesthesia-free and drill-free deep decay removal Jan 17, 2017 | General Dentistry USA

Anesthesia-free and drill-free deep decay removal

Applications and research on lasers in dentistry continue to expand, yet the Solea dental laser (Convergent Dental) is the first and currently the only laser system that can cut any tissue with a single setting. The one-setting-fits-all approach works for tooth structure, bone and soft tissue, enabling any dentist to reliably deliver anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free and pain-free results.

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Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline linked to periodontal disease Nov 22, 2016 | General Dentistry USA

Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline linked to periodontal disease

Recent studies provide increasing evidence that untreated periodontal inflammation is linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, and that treating periodontitis may reduce or delay risk of this disease. About one out of every nine Americans have some form of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. It is the worst type of dementia, involving the most cognitive decline and memory loss.

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Non-surgical laser has sleep applications Oct 10, 2016 | General Dentistry USA

Non-surgical laser has sleep applications

Of the commercially available hard- and soft-tissue lasers, only the LightWalker (Fotona, San Clemente, Calif.) combines two proven wavelengths, Nd:YAG and Er:YAG, with unrivaled power and precise pulse control resulting in high levels of efficacy for a wide range of procedures. With this advanced level of performance comes significant patient comfort.

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Improve your leadership skills today Sep 6, 2016 | General Dentistry USA

Improve your leadership skills today

Running a successful dental practice calls on not just your expertise in dentistry but also on your leadership abilities. Being an effective leader will help you focus your staff and your partners on creating and maintaining the kind of dental practice that you can be proud of. The following eight areas of focus can help practice owners and other dental professionals develop and strengthen leadership skills:

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Esthetics with implants: Platform switching May 9, 2016 | General Dentistry USA

Esthetics with implants: Platform switching

Platform switching is a means of achieving better esthetics and more predictable function by using a healing abutment that is narrower than the width of the platform of a root-form endosseous implant. The technique promotes a more predictable regenerative healing at the neck of the inserted implant.

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Cementation of restorations: A new luting composite Jan 19, 2016 | General Dentistry USA

Cementation of restorations: A new luting composite

Variolink Esthetic (Ivoclar Vivadent), the light- and dual-curing luting composite, allows the dental professional to adhesively cement highly esthetic ceramic and composite restorations thanks to its flexible and well-structured Effect shade concept. Pre-polymerized excess material can be easily and efficiently removed.

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Silence snoring with ‘NIGHTLASE’ and cutting-edge laser esthetic applications Nov 23, 2015 | General Dentistry USA

Silence snoring with ‘NIGHTLASE’ and cutting-edge laser esthetic applications

Of the commercially available hard- and soft-tissue lasers, the Fotona Lightwalker dual laser wavelengths of Nd:YAG and Er:YAG have high efficacy and ability for almost unlimited pulse control, and the following procedures have been developed to take advantage of these attributes. Along with this increased level of performance comes significant patient comfort.

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Digital radiography that seems designed for pediatric practices Jun 10, 2015 | General Dentistry USA

Digital radiography that seems designed for pediatric practices

Is there a technology you’ve come to rely on so much that you can’t imagine how you ever got along without it? For me, that technology is digital radiography with flexible wireless sensors. When I first started private practice, we used film radiography exclusively. After a few years, we invested in a wired digital sensor system.

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Our forgotten health crisis Feb 4, 2015 | General Dentistry USA

Our forgotten health crisis

In 2012, I led a team of three dentists and two hygienists on a dental mission to Haiti, where we volunteered our time to provide free dental care in a country where there is just a single dentist for every 100,000 people. It was an eye-opening experience, and one that was more rewarding than I ever thought possible.

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LVI Core I three-day course is designed for doctors and their teams to learn together Jan 8, 2015 | General Dentistry USA

LVI Core I three-day course is designed for doctors and their teams to learn together

As a patient, I expect the best care I can find. As a doctor, I want to deliver the best care possible. That takes us to the power of continuing education, and as doctors we are faced with many choices in continuing education. As a way to introduce you to the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, or LVI, I want to outline what LVI is about and what void it fills in your practice.

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Schick 33: An eye-opening experience Dec 15, 2014 | General Dentistry USA

Schick 33: An eye-opening experience

I have a passion for technology, because it bridges the gap of communication between clinician and patient. This year, I decided to give myself something that would make my experience as a dentist more enjoyable — appropriately, on my 33rd birthday. I write this article to express my enthusiasm for that “gift” to myself, a product that has honestly blown me away: the Schick 33 intraoral digital sensor.

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DrQuickLook SD for everyday use Dec 8, 2014 | General Dentistry USA

DrQuickLook SD for everyday use

As a practicing dentist of more than 34 years, I want to buy products that have an impact on my practice. As inventor of DrQuickLook products, I am asked about how these intraoral cameras are used in my practice. I recently transitioned to our latest and greatest units — DrQuickLook SD Basic and SD Plus. I thought I would try to relate my office usage to some issues that come up all too often in the practice. See if any of these ring a bell!

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