Thought Leaders in Dentistry

Ask Marty: What do I need to know about digital impression systems before I invest in one?
June 1, 2009 -- A: Digital impressions are definitely the wave of the future. At some point we will all be taking digital impressions. However, at present, digital impressions have some limitations.  Discuss
Occlusion debate begs education question
May 29, 2009 -- One the most heated debates in dentistry today is neuromuscular dentistry versus centric relation and centric occlusion. It's up to dental professionals to make sure they know all the facts.  Discuss
Peer-reviewed journals vs. blogs
May 19, 2009 -- One validates scientific claims, the other offers opinions and stimulates debate. When used properly, both are important elements of modern dental research and discussion, argues Dr. Allan Farman.  Discuss
Ask Marty: What is the easiest and most comfortable way to give a palatal injection?
May 18, 2009 -- A: Many dentists think that a palatal injection has to hurt no matter what they have tried. This does not have to be true.  Discuss
You call that 'full time'? Absolutely!
May 15, 2009 -- Is there a double standard when it comes to industry perceptions of how hard male and female dental professionals work?  Discuss
Is one mistake ruining your advertising?
May 12, 2009 -- In his latest column, marketing guru Richard Geller explains why many times advertising leads will fail to develop into an actual patient.  Discuss
Can't we all just get along?
May 8, 2009 -- The dental community needs to stop being so territorial if it is going to be successful in the modern world, Dr. Helaine Smith argues in her latest column.  Discuss
Better the boss or the friend?
May 4, 2009 -- Women dentists face some unique challenges compared to their male counterparts, especially when it comes to the idiosyncrasies of human resource management.  Discuss
Ask Marty: Does digital radiography really allow for better diagnosis?
May 4, 2009 -- A: In my opinion, one of the biggest benefits to digital radiography is the ability to better diagnose.  Discuss
Should cone-beam CT be used for caries detection?
April 30, 2009 -- Cone-beam CT is a valuable adjunct for dental diagnosis. But it is an adjunct to, not a substitute for, traditional methods.  Discuss