How to Take Compelling Intra-Oral Photographs

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on May 1, 2018

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a dark, blurry photograph isn’t worth much. Photographs that accompany cases are meant to shed light on the procedure at hand, essentially telling a story about the patient’s situation for clinical and insurance purposes. They can be full arch images taken… Read More

Dental Clinician Stress: 8 Ways to Manage It Everyday

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on April 18, 2018

It’s easy to get overwhelmed in a busy, demanding environment. Regardless of how much you love dentistry, the stress of daily activities can have a detrimental effect on your overall health and well-being. Here are a few burnout-busting tips to help you manage stress at your dental practice. Slow… Read More

Oral Cancer and Early Detection: What You Need to Know

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on April 5, 2018

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness about the importance of catching oral cancer early. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer this year, and 9,750 will die of the disease. The mortality rate for this type of cancer… Read More

Patients with Autism: Reducing Anxiety for Increased Cooperation

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on April 3, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children in the United States is identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a general term describing a group of complex developmental brain disorders such as Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder. When it comes… Read More

10 Dental Health Tips for Springtime Holidays

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on March 26, 2018

Nothing says spring has sprung like chocolate eggs, brightly colored jellybeans, and chewy macaroons, but these sweet holiday treats could mean summertime blues for your pearly whites if you aren’t careful. The best way to avoid cavities is to practice good oral hygiene and limit sugary treats. Here’s a basketful… Read More

Isolite Systems is Becoming Zyris

Posted by zyris on March 7, 2018

Back in 2001, husband and wife Jim and Sandi Hirsch teamed up with Jim’s brother Tom to start the company that would become Isolite Systems. The early years were spent perfecting the art and science of bringing light into the oral environment while also providing a superior isolation alternative. Over… Read More

14 Ways to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on March 6, 2018

Nervous about going to the tooth doctor? You’re not alone. In America, 5 percent to 14 percentof people experience high dental anxiety, and 80 percent have a lower level of nervousness. Unfortunately, many will avoid cleanings and treatments altogether, which is extremely dangerous, not just… Read More

7 Fast, Healthy Food Ideas for Busy Dental People

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on March 6, 2018

When you’re rushing from patient to patient, it’s hard to think about eating healthy food. You’re often so bombarded with immediate tasks that even microwaving popcorn seems too labor intensive. But as a medical professional, you know that relying on processed foods that are high in fat and sodium… Read More

Two Minutes. Twice a Day. You Got This.

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on February 20, 2018

Take two minutes “Too busy” to brush your teeth? That’s a poor excuse. You make time for the things that are important to you, like watching your favorite TV show, perusing your social media accounts, reading the news, shaving your shadow, applying your make-up, and styling your mane. If… Read More