In this episode, I go over 10 tips on how to increase your case acceptance and make your bottom line explode in 2018. Following these few simple ideas will radically change your bottom line in 2018. Remember that right now overhead is covered and any increase in collections goes into your personal bank account. I also discuss what Section 179 is, the limits for 2017, and limitations and advantages of Section 179.
In this episode we talk about a wall mounted tooth cleaning system for the shower. It sounds like a fire hydrant for your mouth but you be the judge. I go off a bit on tooth whitening and who should provide the service and then transition quickly to StellaLife and their all natural oral products to help reduce pain and increase healing rates. I talk about Quick-Stat Free, a new hemostatic agent and a scalpel handle with an ejectable blade! Yikes! I also chat about BoTox for facial pain too! Man what an episode!
EP114: Incidence of Head and Neck Cancer, The best antibiotic for Odontogenic infections and accuracy of 3D printers in office
In this episode we discuss a number of different articles Would You Begin by discussing the use of third molar informed consent videos and how much patience remember after watching the video. We also discuss a rear complication of osteomyelitis following mandibular dental implants that required resection and a free flap reconstruction. We also discuss how accurate pre implant surgical guides produced within office 3D printers are and discovered that they are similar to and just as accurate as lab or manufacturer produced surgical guides. I also the incidence of head and neck cancer in the United States and the use of antibiotics with a Donna genic infections and what is the best choice of antibiotics based on a systematic review of the literature and a meta-analysis analyzing / 16 articles in 2197 Dental infection cases. This is an action-packed episode that you don’t want to miss.
There are different perceptions as to why some of these laws are in place, some believing dental professionals are aiming to capture a greater share of the whitening market by banning anyone else from offering these services. Others feeling strongly that limiting this service offering to licensed dental professionals eliminate potential issues that can occur when non-dental parties perform these procedures.
The purpose of this post is to start an open discussion regarding your thoughts on the subject – should teeth whitening services be provided by licensed dental professionals only? Should teeth whitening be considered a form of practicing dentistry and therefore be restricted to those with the proper oral health training? Or, should non-dental cosmetic business owners be able to use the same OTC whitening products on clients that consumers can buy and use freely without a dentist’s supervision anyway?
What do YOU think?
This episode discussed the difference between probiotics, synbiotics and prebiotics as well as information on probiotics. I also discuss antibiotic induced Clostridium difficile infections also known as C. Diff infections. Remember that the toxin produced by this bacteria is what causes the symptoms and issues with this infection. It can be severe and extreme and require antibiotic therapy to eliminate the infection and if not successful colectomy! This is a great episode and quite informative!
EP112: Dental News To Abuse : Two new codes, Electric Cavity Detector, Treatment Planning Tips, Dental code for HbA1C, Intranasal Pain Medicine
In this episode I will discuss an electronic cavities detector, several new dental codes to be aware of and bill for including HbA1c for diabetes screening. I will discuss a sleep appliance that will allow for the patient to wear orthodontic aligners or Invisalign at the same time. Opioid epidemic will help increase the acceptance of intranasal ketorolac or Sprix as well. There is a new way of buffer local anesthetics chairside that will decrease the time required to have local anesthetic take effect.
EP111: Digital Impression Accuracy, Intra Operative CT with Orbital Fractures, More Complications with Age in 3rd molar surgery?
In this episode, I discuss a study that compares digital impressions with traditional PVS impression with dental implants. They use an open tray impression technique and compare accuracy. The second article I review is on Intra Operative CT scans with Orbital Fractures. This is a great article showing that in this retrospective analysis they change the management 44% of the time. I also review an article that supports the knowledge and what you probably assumed; taking 3rd molars out on people over the age of 65 has more complications than those between 15-20 years of age.
This weeks episode discusses white patches and their presentation in the oral cavity. We discussed hereditary sources we discussed the who definition of a leukoplakia and frictional chemical and other sources of white patches on the oral mucosa. We discussed the incidence of conversion into a dysplasia or carcinoma in situ or Frank cancer. This review and this podcast episode is directly applicable and useful in your day-to-day practice whether a general dentist a periodontist and oral surgeon or anyone that deals with a routine evaluation and examination of the oral cavity. A brief discussion about the treatment of actinic keratosis as well as lichen planus also ensues. You will not be disappointed!
This week I discussed the success of the Gordon Christensen meeting that was held last Friday and the upcoming February event that is guaranteed to be fantastic. In addition, we discuss in Ultra long-lasting local anesthetic that lasts 36 to 72 hours and the opioid crisis and its impact. I also touch base again and remind everybody about the Omni grip screw and more.
In part 2 of my review of the AAOMS annual meeting highlights, I discuss more anesthetic issues including pediatric tips and suggestions on laryngeal spasm for both how to decrease the incidence and manage the occurrence. We talked about a really good resource at www.asdahome.org to help with pediatric calculations for doses of medications as well as the Igel as a second-generation LMA. There are two cases that were discussed and were excellent learning cases and then the grand finale was an excellent lecture and presentation by a doctor Andrew Kolodny. He discussed the opioid epidemic in the United States and strategies as well as some stunning statistics. You don’t want to miss this episode.