Urgent Dental Procedures Without an Assistant?

Posted by Alison Kennedy on March 24, 2020

Because of the current circumstances, you may be dealing with reduced (or no) staff and fewer appointments. You may even be having to do urgent dental procedures without the kind of support you might normally have. We understand and would love to help, so please consider this: #1 – Because… Read More

A note from our CEO regarding COVID-19

Posted by Mike Wong on March 17, 2020

To all Zyris customers and friends, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. The challenges currently facing our nation and world are daunting…and temporary. I have faith that we will overcome these hurdles by standing together, remaining calm and careful, and finding comfort in… Read More

4 Reasons Why We Love Hermey the Elf as a Dentist

Posted by Alison Kennedy on December 4, 2019

The classic 1964 movie, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has become Zyris’s favorite Christmas movie. It has been telecast every year since 1964, making it the longest continuously running Christmas TV special. While the movie focuses on Rudolph, we fell in love with Hermey the Elf. Unlike other elves,… Read More

6 Dessert Recipes from the Zyris Cookbook

Posted by Alison Kennedy on November 20, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from the Zyris Team! We are thankful for you. We hope that this Thanksgiving is filled with delicious food, laughter and meaningful moments with friends and family. At Zyris, we love to eat. We have popcorn daily and potlucks regularly. As expected, there are a few excellent cooks… Read More

High Cost of Dental Aspiration or Ingestion

Posted by Alison Kennedy on September 16, 2019

Aspiration or ingestion of foreign objects are potential complications that can occur during dental procedures such as root canal therapy, implantation, extraction, and even routine examination. It is imperative that the dentist choose a method to obturate the the throat, to prevent accidental ingestion or aspiration of foreign objects such… Read More

Sense and Sensibility: How to Track down the Source of Tooth Pain

Posted by Rebecca Stone on September 10, 2019

Teeth have a way of getting your attention when something is amiss. But the source of pain is not always easy to track down. The pain may be referred and the offending tooth not easily located. And interlinked conditions can be a challenge for clinicians to untangle. For endodontic issues,… Read More

Fatal Attractions: Opioids and Dentistry

Posted by Rebecca Stone on September 5, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 130 Americans die each day from opioid overdose. And the number of overdose deaths attributed to opioids in 2017 was six times higher than in 1999.1 As the United States opioid use continues its upward trajectory into what many describe… Read More

How Growth Factors Can Benefit Augmentation of Hard and Soft Tissues

Posted by Rebecca Stone on August 26, 2019

Sometimes gums aren’t perfect. And even if they are initially, sometimes they don’t stay perfect, as in the case of receding gums. Gingival recession can result in hypersensitivity and can leave roots vulnerable to root caries and bone degeneration. Soft or hard tissue augmentation, such as grafting can correct many… Read More

Outside Job: A Look at Today’s Extraoral Radiography

Posted by Rebecca Stone on August 22, 2019

While clinicians typically rely on digital intraoral radiography to capture full mouth X-rays and bitewings, sometimes you just need a big picture. Extraoral radiographic imaging may be either film based or digital, and either two-dimensional (2D) as in panoramic or cephalometric imaging, or three-dimensional (3D) as in cone beam computed… Read More

The Pain Game: Diagnostics in Dentistry

Posted by Rebecca Stone on August 7, 2019

When a patient comes to you in pain, the source of the problem is not always easy to pin down. Diagnosis of the pain may be difficult because the patient may be uncertain of its exact location, and palpation, percussion, thermal testing, and X-rays don’t always identify it. But because… Read More