Combining Hand Instruments with Ultrasonics for Winning Outcomes in Dental Hygiene

Posted by Rebecca Stone on September 17, 2018

When oral biofilm is allowed to run roughshod over dental surfaces, it can spread subgingivally, triggering gingivitis and periodontal disease. To eradicate subgingival plaque and calculus, clinicians, typically dental hygienists, perform nonsurgical periodontal therapy (NSPT), usually in the form of scaling and root planing (SRP). Traditionally, the armamentarium for this… Read More

Using Soft-Tissue Lasers in Frenectomies

Posted by Rebecca Stone on September 12, 2018

Lasers hit the dental scene in the 1960s and their use in a range of procedures involving both hard and soft tissues has continued to grow ever since. One type of procedure in which lasers are finding their niche is in frenectomies. There are different types of lasers, with varying… Read More

How to Safely Remove Amalgam Fillings

Posted by Rebecca Stone on September 5, 2018

Most of us past a certain age have had — and may still have — amalgam fillings in our teeth. These types of restorations can last a long time. But as long-lived and durable as amalgam fillings are, unlike composite materials, they are not adhesive so their placement requires rather… Read More

Dental Sealant Application and Retention

Posted by Rebecca Stone on August 30, 2018

As most dental professionals know, the use of preventive measures on teeth, such as a dental sealant application, can help patients avoid big-time renovation down the road. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that sealants can reduce the incidence of caries by as much as… Read More

How Dental Professionals are Reaping the Rewards of Ultrasonic Technology

Posted by Rebecca Stone on August 23, 2018

Many busy clinicians, regardless of specialty, are reaching for ultrasonic technology to improve their level of care. Today, dental practitioners need more than an explorer and a drill to provide patients with high-quality, efficient, minimally invasive, safe — not to mention comfortable — oral health care. So, it’s no wonder… Read More

Simple Steps for Adopting Dental Technology into Your Practice

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on July 30, 2018

Adopting new dental technology into your busy practice can be an exhausting endeavor. It can be a challenge to convince your team to invest the time and energy to get accustomed to something new and learn how to use it properly. It’s up to you to determine whether or… Read More

How to Overcome the 9 Most Challenging Obstacles in Dentistry

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on July 25, 2018

Dentistry is hard work. Clinicians are faced with the daunting tasks of ensuring patient safety, controlling moisture in an adverse environment, preventing infection, avoiding ergonomic pitfalls, keeping patients comfortable, and performing in a dark working field at light speed. Fortunately, Isolite mouthpieces offer a simple way to overcome these… Read More

Cosmetic Dentistry is on the Rise. Here’s Why.

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on July 25, 2018

Dental professionals and cosmetic dentistry practices should be feeling pretty good about the future. The global dental market is projected to grow from $28 billion in 2016 to $37 billion in 2021. And a 2017 jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted: “Overall employment of dentists is… Read More

How to Avoid This Common Dental Restoration Mistake

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on July 25, 2018

Providing occlusion that allows for efficient masticatory function is essential to sound dentistry. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for patients to experience occlusal dysfunction after dental restoration treatment. It’s important to understand the nuances of hard and soft tissue in order to create a protocol for predictable outcomes. One way… Read More

9 Reasons Your Wisdom Teeth Might Need to Come Out

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on July 10, 2018

Clinically known as third molars, wisdom teeth got their name because they come in between the ages of 17 and 21, when people are presumably “wiser.” These molars have long been a source of oral problems and continue to be the most commonly impacted (trapped) teeth in the human… Read More