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

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