Give Back a Smile helps domestic violence survivors
October 1, 2014 -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and dental professionals looking to help those who have survived devastating effects to their smiles as a result of domestic violence can do so by getting involved with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation's Give Back a Smile program.
SmileSimplicity introduces Concierge Program
July 9, 2014 -- SmileSimplicity has launched a complimentary new Concierge Program that teaches clincians how to place and bond porcelain veneers.
Tenn. allows general dentists to use Botox
June 30, 2014 -- Tennessee has become the latest state to allow general dentists to use facial injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers.
Heraeus Kulzer launches PALA cre-active light-curing color fluid system
May 13, 2014 -- Heraeus Kulzer has launched its PALA cre-active, a light-curing color fluid system used for the customized characterization of dentures, in the U.S.
Photos are not a replacement for a custom shade
April 10, 2014 -- One technological advancement that has brought the clinician and technologist closer together is digital photography. However, even with all the advantages of this technology, variables still remain. Certified dental technician Mike Dominguez looks at how to maximize the quality of your digital images to obtain the best custom shade.
Dos and don'ts for increasing production: Don't neglect cosmetic services
April 7, 2014 -- Some dentists have been tempted to de-emphasize cosmetic dentistry in the belief that few people want it in a difficult economy. The truth is that many people place a high priority on an attractive smile and will pursue cosmetic dentistry if the practice promotes it, according to Dr. Roger Levin.
Why cosmetics matter
February 26, 2014 -- How can a private practice survive? DrBicuspid.com Advisory Board member Dr. David A. Landau looks at the changes in dentistry as a practice, and explains why a strong understanding of cosmetic restorative dentistry will continue to be an essential part of the evolving private practice. He also issues a rallying cry to deliver exceptional patient care as a blueprint for a practice to thrive.
AACD launches cosmetic dentistry site for consumers
February 4, 2014 -- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has launched a website to help educate consumers about cosmetic dentistry.
Acupuncture helps reduce gag reflex during impression taking
December 11, 2013 -- How many of your patients gag, or think they will gag, during a procedure? This is unpleasant both for patients and dental professionals, and might be preventing some patients from seeking oral healthcare. However, a recent Italian study suggests there may be a relatively simple solution: acupuncture.
ADA backs NC board on teeth-whitening fight with FTC
December 10, 2013 -- The ADA is supporting efforts of the North Carolina dental board in a dispute over the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) ruling that the board's actions against nondentists who offer teeth-whitening products and services violated U.S. antitrust laws.
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