This week we discuss a novel method to circumvent posture related musculoskeletal disorders in dentistry and oral surgery using prism glasses. We also discussed the history of dental implants over the last 100 years which is timely since this is the 100 year anniversary of the American Association of oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well the 75th anniversary of the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
In this episode I discuss what the prognostic factors are for persistent diplopia after orbital blowout fractures. I also discuss an article that did a benchtop study on the neurotoxicity of articaine versus lidocaine and found that there was no difference in toxicity which would suggest that Articaine may be acceptable for inferior alveolar or mandibular nerve blocks
This week I discuss an interesting survey that was done by the American Association of oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons that is the second annual survey. Their survey asks questions about prescribing patterns and attitudes of oral surgeons. Over 300 people responded to the survey and the results are quite interesting.
This week I discussed Facebook live and successes other businesses have had with Facebook live and ways and tips and tricks on how you can implement this into your dental practice to increase patient engagement brand awareness in the bottom line generate more patients so you do not want to miss this one.
This week I go through Google my business and the Google Goggles Local 3 pack and discuss the best practices on how to use and optimize your Google my business profile which will maximize SEO for your website and help you generate new patients.
This week we talked about office managers and the goal of the office manager and some daily and weekly checklist for the office manager. If your office manager can complete these tasks and duties you will have one well-honed machine of a dental office.
This weekend discuss two articles from the most recent Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the first one is on the risk factors affecting the prognosis of descending necrotizing mediastinitis from a dental infection the second article that I discuss is a discussion about the development of the Dual degree program in oral maxillofacial surgery
In this episode, I go over last month’s International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial implants and discuss three articles that I thought were relevant. One article was on the effectiveness of platform switching to preserve bone levels. Another article was on whether or not bone levels and success rate of implants were affected by moderately controlled diabetics and the third article was on two different sized elevation techniques one using a trephine and one using an osteotome and bone grafting material to see if there was a difference in success rates and the amount of bone that was generated.
This is the second part of a 2-part episode where I have a very lively discussion with Patrick Jenkins from wealth advocates. Patrick Jenkins is a friend of mine and a fantastic financial planner with a wealth of knowledge and today he will eliminate the changes in the tax code as well as Financial investment options and a discussion on 529 plans and planning for your children’s education. I know you will find this insightful educational and I would encourage you all to contact Patrick to enlist him for his services.