Is residency worth it?

In my senior year of dental school, I was at a crossroad between pursuing a year of general residency and job opportunities. Dr. Ahmed The opportunities were attractive positions that promised continuing education and a competitive salary. Despite the heavy recruitment efforts, I decided to forgo another year of income to pursue an advanced education in general dentistry program. Like many dental students, I felt my dental school provided a good foundation, but it was ill equipped to provide necessary training to meet the demands

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Poor glycaemic control results in tooth loss in middle age, study finds

ŌTSU, Japan: In the largest study of its kind, researchers in Japan have analysed glycaemic control and natural tooth retention to investigate the association between the two. They have uncovered evidence that people with higher haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels and elevated fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels, indices of poor glycaemic control, have poorer tooth retention. Mai Fieldswww.trilliumdentalclinic.com

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Making the case for the simple case

When I graduated from Tufts University School of Dentistry in 2010, some of the requirements to graduate were, as far as I can remember, doing 25 restorations, 10 crowns, and three arches of dentures. Dr. Simpson I met those requirements – right on the nose, no more, and obviously not less. My first experience in private practice was working one day a week in three different offices.   Each dentist was so different in their background and practice style, but their patient bases were pretty much

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Wearing several hats takes time management

Upon writing this post, I was asked, “What does a typical day look like for you?” I must humbly reply that a typical day does not exist for me. That is one of the reasons that I chose to partake in the profession of dentistry. There are a multitude of factors that can contribute to a day in the dental office. One day, it could be a “ho-hum” day of basic hygiene recall exams. The next day could involve a complex series of restorations with

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Business side of dentistry: 7 things to consider for when opening your first practice

Editor’s note: This is the 12th article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Decided to do a start up? Here’s a few pointers that may make you a little more successful in this venture: Dr. Deshpande 1. A thorough demographic analysis. Although, I’ve seen extremely successful startup practices in unfavorable dentist to patient population ratios, for the most part you need a ratio of at least 1:3000 to support

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What Is The Best Toothpaste?

> The majority of consumers take it as a given that all kinds of toothpaste from major brands are safe and effective. But as Dr. B will attest in today’s episode, this is not necessarily the case. Most toothpaste brands use harsh surfactants and chemicals to keep their manufactured batches homogenous. These act as a disinfectant that temporarily cleans our mouths, but results in the disruption of our oral microbiome. Dr. B unpacks the history of toothpaste, how the Western diet has affected our oral

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New NHS Scotland guidance criticised by BDA

STIRLING, UK: Earlier this week, NHS Scotland released new guidance for the prevention and handling of potential respiratory infections in healthcare patients. Developed with the understanding that COVID-19 and other respiratory infections will likely surge during the 2021/2022 winter months, the guidance has nevertheless drawn criticism from the British Dental Association’s (BDA) Scotland branch, which has accused the Scottish government of saddling dentists with “a system that is unfit for purpose”. Mai Fieldswww.trilliumdentalclinic.com

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Nexa3D partners with 3D DDS to distribute 3D-printing technology to dentists and laboratories

VENTURA, Calif., U.S.: Dental professionals can now make the most of Nexa3D’s portfolio of ultrafast polymer 3D printers owing to a new reseller partnership between the company and 3D DDS. The latter is a leading dental distributor of digital and 3D-printing technologies and supplies and a provider of technical services and training to dental professionals. The two companies say that the development will make ultrafast 3D printing a reality for more dentists and dental technicians.Did you miss our previous article… https://www.trilliumdentalclinic.com/?p=737 Mai Fieldswww.trilliumdentalclinic.com

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How to Treat a Topical Cavity

> There are many factors that can attribute to cavities, many of which, play an important role in the management of oral hygiene. In today’s episode, Dr. B goes dives into an explanation behind the factors that need to be addressed when taking oral care into consideration. He shares some key points regarding the dry mouth condition, how your diet factors in, oral hygiene including toothpaste recommendations, flossing, and biofilm management, and genetics. Dr. B also reminds us that it is important to try and

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How Deep Is The Connection Between Gum Disease And COVID-19 Complications?

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology came up with an interesting fact that there is a strong association between periodontitis and the complications of COVID-19. After examining more than 500 COVID-19 patients the researchers could deduce that those who had gum disease were at a greater risk of getting admitted into ICU, or put on a ventilator support and even more likely to die. Why Did The Researchers Suspect A Connection Between Gum Disease And COVID-19? Though Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus

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