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
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
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 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
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
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
This week I start reviewing the AAOMS 2017 annual meeting information. Wednesday was my first day at the meeting and it was a dedicated to Anesthesia update and there was a discussion by a doctor Jeff Bennett by a doctor Bob Bozack that will be discussed on this week's episode.
In this episode we talk about decreasing PPO reliance and insurance dependence which can often feel like a crack addict looking for the next hit. A dental museum has opening in Nebraska and fluoride varnish has hit a new level in ease of application. I discuss changes in the CDT
In this episode, I discuss 8 ways to reduce dental practice expenses, 3 tips for reputation management, Zest Dental Solutions announcement of their entry in the dental implant market adding to their Locator abutment options. We discuss Loupe options, Color Code options for organization of instruments, Entrainment music which helps
I purchased a new toy for the office and you may have guessed it is an Epic Laser Pro. This is not your mother's laser and it quite the piece of techno and I discuss the laser and the differences and uses of this machine. It is surprisingly small and