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There is a better way (and LVI can show you how to get there) Jan 27, 2015 | Overview USA

There is a better way (and LVI can show you how to get there)

You know how those days go — all morning long, it felt like you were struggling to keep on track with the schedule. Your team is frustrated because they haven’t had their full hour lunch more than one day a week in as long as they can remember. You walked by the sterilization room 15 minutes ago, and it sure sounded like they were complaining to each other because you said to work in that emergency, and they were struggling to figure out how to get to their kid at daycare on time. Again. ...

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Canine study finds implant-abutment interface configuration may influence crestal bone changes Jan 27, 2015 | Implantology USA

Canine study finds implant-abutment interface configuration may influence crestal bone changes

Background: Current implant protocols require not only osseointegration but also high levels of soft-tissue stability and esthetics. Crestal bone changes and their impact on soft-tissue architecture are the most unpredictable and undesirable consequences of implant therapy, especially in the anterior maxilla.

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Historical overview of orthodontic education, from the beginning up to the 21st century (Part 1) Jan 21, 2015 | Orthodontics USA

Historical overview of orthodontic education, from the beginning up to the 21st century (Part 1)

Part I: Background of orthodontic education from 1000 BC to 1727: Orthodontics dates back to 1000 BC (Proffit, Fields, & Sarver, 2007). Proffit et al. (2007) stated, “Crowded, irregular, and protruding teeth have been a problem for some individuals since antiquity, and attempts to correct this disorder go back at least to 1000 BC. Primitive orthodontic appliances … have been found in both Greek and Etruscan materials” (p. 3).

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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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Staying focused in a dental environment Jan 5, 2015 | Practice Management USA

Staying focused in a dental environment

Being productive in a dental office requires a combination of events that eventually becomes the heart of a healthy dental practice. No single event is predominant over another, and nothing can be left out. These “events” are areas of our practices that we, from time to time, try to bear down on to make our practice and our daily lives better. That point at which your practice starts to show signs of being non-productive is not the time to initiate the drive.

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ClearCorrect treatment of crowding and constricted archforms Dec 23, 2014 | Orthodontics USA

ClearCorrect treatment of crowding and constricted archforms

A 21-year-old male presented with a chief complaint of relapse of adolescent orthodontic treatment. He expressed an interest in clear aligner therapy for alignment and improved esthetics. Past medical history was unremarkable other than he was a nasal breather. The examination showed a slightly convex profile with a long face.

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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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Using DrQuickLook SD for an implant presentation Dec 10, 2014 | Implantology USA

Using DrQuickLook SD for an implant presentation

Having used DrQuickLook SD for some time now, I see how its range gets larger each and every day. By that I mean I find more and more uses for it. I can literally tell when I need to use it. I get to a quiet, thoughtful spot in the patient visit — thinking how I am going to tell the patient a bit of bad news perhaps and that is when it happens — I grab the DrQuickLook SD and do a show and tell. I always feel “saved” after that happens because it helps me through those stressful ...

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3 make-or-break reasons for going mobile Dec 9, 2014 | Practice Management USA

3 make-or-break reasons for going mobile

Did you know that 60 percent of social-media users are on mobile devices? What happens when one of them tries to contact you, but your site is unusable on his or her device? Here are three specific reasons you should adopt a mobile format to grow your practice.

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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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The paradox of quality treatment Nov 25, 2014 | Orthodontics USA

The paradox of quality treatment

Doctors are educated to diagnose and treat health problems. Within these margins, most clinicians fulfill this role with patients very successfully. The traditional role of the doctor is carried out within a broader, historical, political and social context — where the diagnosis and treatment of system failures are as important as clinical interactions with individual patients.

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Basic instincts and the dental metamorphosis Nov 19, 2014 | Overview USA

Basic instincts and the dental metamorphosis

The world of dentistry has undergone profound change during the last 30 years and is steadily evolving toward a digital world. As dental practitioners, our major concerns are dental anatomy and physiology, materials science and perfecting our preparation and dental operative techniques. It was challenging enough to master the techniques of achieving the perfect margin while simultaneously learning to become physicians of the oral cavity, as well as being small business owners.

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