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

What Every Dental Professional Needs to Know About Winter Dehydration

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on February 15, 2018

Brisk, chilly days can be a welcome change from summer’s sweltering heat and humidity, but you could be missing the signs of winter dehydration because they’re less obvious. Just because you’re not dripping bullets of sweat during the cooler months doesn’t mean you’re staying hydrated. Turns out that when you’re… Read More

Improve Safety and Comfort for Your Pediatric Patients

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

Isolite technology is becoming the gold standard for pediatric patients because of its safety, efficiency, ease of use, and the increased patient and parental comfort it provides. As the range of capabilities for this isolation device expands, savvy dentists are catching on. Greater patient compliance Using Isolite instead of… Read More

How Dental Saliva Ejectors Put Your Health at Risk

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on January 27, 2018

In order to make your dental procedure as safe and comfortable as possible, clinical practitioners make sure to keep saliva, fluid and other gruesome goodies from pooling in your mouth. Evacuating the oral cavity of excessive moisture is a common part of dental treatment, but it’s essential that it… Read More

The Secret Life of Spatter (and How to Combat It)

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

Every day in every dental practice around the world, spatter is generated from dental tools and gadgets, including high-speed handpieces, ultrasonic scalers, Cavitrons, dental lasers, and air-water syringes. This large-particle spew of water, saliva, blood, microorganisms, and OPIM (other potentially infectious materials, or in layman’s terms: Ewwww!) poses real hazards… Read More

How to Create a Happier and Healthier Dental Practice Environment

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

Practicing dentistry can wreak mental and physical havoc on clinicians. According to Business Insider, dental practitioner tops out the list of “The 27 jobs that are most damaging to your health.” Among the biggest health risks are excessive time spent sitting, exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis… Read More

8 Mouthy New Year’s Resolutions That Are Easy To Keep

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

It’s a brand new year and people everywhere are busy trying to keep their New Year’s resolutions. If overall wellness is on your list of goals, then good oral health habits should be a part of it. Here are eight easy-to-keep oral health resolutions that will help you start… Read More

Five Ways to Make Your Midnight Kiss Magical

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on December 30, 2017

New Year’s Eve is the last bash of the year after a long line of holiday parties. It’s a time to step out in style and share time with friends and loved ones. And of course, there’s that crucial kiss at the stroke of midnight. Here’s what you can do… Read More

7 Ways to Optimize the Patient Journey

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on December 7, 2017

Unfortunately, most people don’t get excited about visiting the dentist. Whether justified or not, they believe they’re in for a painful and often expensive ordeal. Therefore, forward-thinking dental practices should look for ways to improve the patient experience, such as innovative technologies, better communication, and an attentive staff. Here… Read More