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

Is Your Dental Practice Prepared for a Medical Emergency?

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

Although uncommon, a medical emergency can occur at any time in the dental office. Events such as foreign body aspiration, cardiac arrest, asthma, or an allergic reaction can pose a direct threat to the patient’s life. Train your team to recognize the signs of an emergency. Provide critical care… Read More

What Patients Want to Know About Their Cosmetic Dentist

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

More and more, patients are asking about cosmetic dentistry. “I want veneers,” they’ll say, even if they don’t quite know what veneers are. But what they’re really asking for is a smile makeover. They want to feel confident when they open their mouth in public. They want to be happy… Read More

Using Killer Visual Aids Can Help You Gain Case Acceptance

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 19, 2018

Seeing is believing. You can talk all day about all the great things you’d like to do for your patients, but for many of them, your words go in one ear and out the other without killer visual aids. Giving them something to look at or hold onto—a study model,… Read More

Easy Interventions That Can Help Fight Forward Head Posture

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 19, 2018

Dentistry involves a high level of finesse, precision and control in situations that require enormous amounts of concentration. In an effort to keep patients comfortable, practitioners often compromise their own comfort and posture. As a result, musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain are common among dental clinicians. Text… Read More

How to Keep Your Family Healthy During Summer Vacation

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 19, 2018

Taking a summer vacation disrupts your family’s established eating and sleeping habits. It also takes time to adjust to the food, water and air quality in an unfamiliar environment. With some thoughtful preparation, you can help keep your family healthy during the big summer escape. Vaccinate Some vaccines require… Read More

Get Better Sleep With This Secret Tooth Brushing Technique

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 19, 2018

Don’t let the light bulb ruin your slumber. The secret to a good night’s snooze could be as simple as brushing your teeth in the dark. “What’s the last thing that most of us do before we go to bed? We stand in a massively lit bathroom, looking into the… Read More

The Science Behind Your Dental Fear and What To Do About It

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 7, 2018

It’s estimated that 9 percent to 15 percent of Americans avoid dental visits because of anxiety and fear. That’s about 30 million to 40 million scared people. Odontophobics choose to take flight rather than fight their fears. They tolerate gum infections, pain, bad breath and uncomely teeth… Read More

10 Tips for Getting Your Manly Self to the Dentist

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 7, 2018

This is Men’s Health Week, and a big part of good overall health is having a clean mouth and getting regular oral cancer screenings. But while they might not want to admit it, some men are afraid of the dentist. Rather than be embarrassed by your fears—and… Read More