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What is pericoronitis?

Pericoronitis is an inflammation and infection of the gum tissue surrounding the third set of molars, also known as your wisdom teeth. If left untreated, pericoronitis can lead to infection spreading beyond the jaw and into the cheek, neck and lymph nodes. In this post, we’ll talk about the early warning signs of pericoronitis and […]

The evolving role of fiberglass in dentistry

The use of fiber reinforced composites (FRCs) as a substitute for metallic restorations is growing. If you’re not already using this material in your practice, it likely warrants further investigation. The advantage of fiber reinforced composite restorations Typically, FRCs provide improved biomechanical performance. While the material is not quite as strong as a cast metal […]

What if I have a broken wisdom tooth?

Many patients have their wisdom teeth removed prior to their full development but not everyone requires wisdom tooth extraction. If you suffer from a cracked or broken wisdom tooth there are treatment options. Call your dentist If you believe that you’ve cracked or broken one of your wisdom teeth, you need to make an appointment […]

Continuing education options

From the day you graduate dental school, working as a dentist requires you to learn new information that can improve your ability to deliver quality care to your patients. There are many ways to consume this information, from dental conferences to professional journals to collaborating with colleagues. Here are a few ideas to keep your […]

Facts about bone grafts

Patients who have been missing teeth for a long time and are interested in dental implants will sometimes require a bone graft to prepare their jawbone. Here is more information about bone grafts and how they can restore your bone structure as the first step towards a new smile. Bone grafts are occasionally performed using […]

9 more areas to review in your practice

No matter how efficient your practice is, there is always room for improvement. Here are 9 areas to think about in your practice where potential improvements may be possible. Keep track of dental benefits for your patients Handling patients with employer-provided dental insurance can be used to your advantage. You could develop a tracking system […]

Oral surgery and sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes interruptions in your breathing while you sleep. These interruptions can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes and cause fatigue, attention deficit, memory problems and mental fogginess throughout the day. Only after the exhaustion of non-surgical treatments will a surgical approach to treating sleep apnea […]

Pros and cons of opening your own office

Many dentists believe that owning their own practice is the natural progression in any successful career. Others have no interest at all in running their own business. Who’s right? It depends. Here are some pros and cons to each career path to help you make a more informed choice. Advantages of working as an associate […]

The importance of board certification

Physicians, dentists, oral surgeons and similar health care professionals all require a license to practice. While a medical license proves competence in diagnosing and treating patients, it does not document  expertise in a medical specialty. This is the role of board certification and it’s important to check when you are looking for an oral surgeon. […]

Post-retirement options for dental professionals

If you’d like to give up the stress and responsibility of running your own dental practice but aren’t ready to spend your time at the golf course, here are 5 post-retirement options to consider. Give back through education Becoming a part or full-time professor at a dental school is a great way to stay involved […]