Is your practice prepared for the future?

How consumer-driven dentistry is creating new opportunities Putting power in the hands of the consumer is occurring in every industry. This trend is now manifesting itself in dentistry in many ways. It is also generating new opportunities. By putting the power in the consumers’ hands, channeling the consumers’ intention and standing for the consumers’ outcomes, the power is shifting from …

Canadian and U.S. dentists say “keep flossing”

Despite a major in-depth investigation in the U.S. that found little evidence flossing prevents cavities and gum disease, dentists in Canada and the U.S. are standing by the daily oral hygiene practice. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that after scrutinizing 25 different studies over the past decade it found the evidence for flossing is “weak, very unreliable,” of “very low” …

Virtual reality can make a trip to the dentist visit less painful

On the spectrum of fun things to do, going to the dentist is somewhere in between scrubbing the toilet and filing taxes. But growing up means doing responsible things even if you don’t want to, so the wise ones among us begrudgingly recline in an off-white chair once or twice a year and let a stranger stick their fingers into …

3D Printers and Bone Grafting

There is exciting news in bone grafting technology that will hopefully find its way into the oral surgeon’s office over the next decade! Researchers have been able to create a synthetic bone material using 3D printers that may be better than what is being used now. 3D printers create three-dimensional objects out of a variety of materials using a computer …