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Non-surgical laser has sleep applications

October 10, 2016

Of the commercially available hard- and soft-tissue lasers, only the LightWalker (Fotona, San Clemente, Calif.) combines two proven wavelengths, Nd:YAG and Er:YAG, with unrivaled power and precise pulse control resulting in high levels of efficacy for a wide range of procedures. With this advanced level of performance comes significant patient comfort.

Patient behaviour and dental treatment: ‘Meeting of the minds’

February 16, 2015

Dentistry is a highly skilled professional service. Its success is based on a multitude of clinical variables that need to be recognized, managed and coordinated in an appropriate way to achieve the end product of treatment. It is increasingly recognized that the provision of dental care should not be viewed in isolation from the psychological makeup and social background of the person receiving the care.

Schick 33: An eye-opening experience

December 14, 2014

I have a passion for technology, because it bridges the gap of communication between clinician and patient. This year, I decided to give myself something that would make my experience as a dentist more enjoyable — appropriately, on my 33rd birthday. I write this article to express my enthusiasm for that “gift” to myself, a product that has honestly blown me away: the Schick 33 intraoral digital sensor.

Natural dentition: Risk of extinction?

November 7, 2014

During the past few years, there appears to be an increase in continuing education. Many of the courses are about implant dentistry. The conventional courses that form the basis of learning the skills of saving teeth have been fewer in number. Everybody wants to learn how to surgically place a dental implant. It appears that some apparent “need” of patients has driven clinicians to subscribe to these weekend courses in surgery so they can respond to these patient “needs.”

Ensure earnings capability with ergonomic seating

September 29, 2014

The list is disturbing: fatigue; injury problems; serious neck, upper-back and shoulder pain; and posture so poor that it affects general physical performance. All are alarmingly common symptoms experienced by practitioners across the dental profession. The result: Forced early retirement caused by neck, shoulder and back problems is a frequent occurrence for dental professionals.

3-D Vision: Let the journey begin with a passport to the future

June 21, 2012

Three-dimensional diagnostic vision in dental radiography is making waves in dentistry around the world. With multiple indications, we lack clarity with regard to proper indications and guidelines for use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging for dental diagnostics and therapeutic treatment. My journey with CBCT technology began four years ago.

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