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Effects Of Platelet-Rich Plasma And Platelet-Rich Fibrin Usage In Regenerative Endodontic Treatments: An Analysis Of Root Length And Dentin Thickness, Enes Mustafa AŞAR, Murat Selim BOTSALI, Taibe TOKGÖZ KAPLAN 2024 Selcuk University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Paediatric Dentistry

Effects Of Platelet-Rich Plasma And Platelet-Rich Fibrin Usage In Regenerative Endodontic Treatments: An Analysis Of Root Length And Dentin Thickness, Enes Mustafa Aşar, Murat Selim Botsali, Taibe Tokgöz Kaplan

International Journal of Health and Allied Sciences

Background: Regenerative endodontic treatment aims to relieve symptoms and maintain root development and regeneration of pulp tissue. This study aimed to retrospectively examine and compare the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) in the regenerative endodontic treatment (RET) of immature necrotic teeth in terms of clinical and radiographic treatment results.

Materials and Methods: This study included patients who underwent Regenerative Endodontic Treatment (RET) at Selcuk University Faculty of Dentistry between 2014 and 2019, totalling 38 cases. After apical bleeding is induced into the canal, PRP was utilized in 16 cases, while PRF was employed in …


How To Take A Proactive Approach To Reduce Cancellations & No-Shows, Carrie Webber 2024 Jameson Management

How To Take A Proactive Approach To Reduce Cancellations & No-Shows, Carrie Webber

Articulator Magazine

Cancellations and no-shows wreak havoc on dental practice schedules, with 80% of practices citing last-minute cancellations as the main reason for incomplete schedules. This article provides a proactive approach to minimize cancellations by focusing on three key areas: enhancing the patient experience to build trust and perceived value, optimizing the check-out process with effective communication, and providing ongoing team training on verbal skills and customer service. By implementing strategies that prioritize patient relationships, commitment, and a seamless experience, practices can reduce cancellations, improve scheduling efficiency, and foster patient loyalty.


Practicing Dentistry: The Most Dangerous Profession?, Stephanie Botts RDH, BSDH, CEAS 2024 Polished Posture

Practicing Dentistry: The Most Dangerous Profession?, Stephanie Botts Rdh, Bsdh, Ceas

Articulator Magazine

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are highly prevalent among dental clinicians due to repetitive movements, awkward postures, and static positions. This article highlights the importance of ergonomics - designing work environments for the worker - in preventing career-threatening MSDs. Key principles discussed include proper operator positioning establishing neutral spinal alignment, adjusting patient positioning to minimize harmful movements, and adopting an "ergonomic mindset" prioritizing clinicians' musculoskeletal health. The article discusses how through comprehensive ergonomic interventions, dental professionals can reduce injury risks and enjoy long, pain-free careers.


Shift Your Energy To Shift Your Burnout, Laura Brenner DDS 2024 American Dental Association

Shift Your Energy To Shift Your Burnout, Laura Brenner Dds

Articulator Magazine

This article explores why standard burnout treatments like self-care activities and practice ownership often provide temporary relief but fail to address the root cause. The author identifies a common pattern among burnt-out, "Compassionate Caretakers" - a tendency towards people-pleasing, perfectionism, and self-sacrifice driven by a need for validation. In contrast, those who avoid burnout ("Solution Seekers") maintain healthy boundaries, let go of others' problems, and operate from a mindset of win-win solutions. By reframing perspectives through self-awareness and allowing self-compassion, Compassionate Caretakers can shift to become Solution Seekers. This inner work provides the energy to genuinely address external burnout triggers …


Self-Care For Healthcare Professionals, Purnima Hernandez DDA, MS, MA, CHWC 2024 American Dental Association

Self-Care For Healthcare Professionals, Purnima Hernandez Dda, Ms, Ma, Chwc

Articulator Magazine

This personal narrative chronicles the author's journey to prioritize self-care and adopt a lifestyle medicine approach after experiencing unexplained at the peak of her career. Realizing that succeeding in a profession dedicated to helping others required first helping herself, she immersed herself in learning about diet and lifestyle changes. By making reasonable adjustments to her sleep, nutrition, stress management, movement, and relationships, her health drastically improved within months. The article emphasizes the importance of self-care for healthcare professionals to avoid burnout and chronic lifestyle diseases. It provides a framework for developing a personalized lifestyle plan. Ultimately, the piece is a …


A Comparison Of Temporary Threshold Shifts In Dentists, Hygienists, And Dental Assistants, Sabina E. Ciaccio 2024 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

A Comparison Of Temporary Threshold Shifts In Dentists, Hygienists, And Dental Assistants, Sabina E. Ciaccio

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Objective: The purpose of this study is to compare the temporary threshold shifts (TTS) in dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. The specific aim of this study is to compare the differences in temporary shifts caused by the different dental equipment and the proximity to the equipment. The current literature does not compare the change in hearing thresholds of dental personnel.

Methods: Dentists, dental assistants, and hygienists from Hermann Dental Associates will be given a case history form to determine inclusion status for this study. Exclusion criteria will include known hearing loss and significant noise exposure the day prior. …


Staff Matters: How Will The New Federal Earnings Threshold Impact Our Practice?, Jodi Schafer SPHR, SHRM-SCP 2024 Principal, HRM Services, Williamston, Michigan

Staff Matters: How Will The New Federal Earnings Threshold Impact Our Practice?, Jodi Schafer Sphr, Shrm-Scp

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

This article addresses impending changes to overtime rules under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and their implications for dental practices. The Department of Labor's recent updates on the minimum earning threshold for exempt employees necessitate adjustments in employment classifications. Starting July 1, 2024, the threshold will increase to $844 per week and subsequently rise every three years. Dental practices, including salaried employees like dental hygienists and management staff, must reassess classifications to ensure compliance. For affected employees, reclassification as non-exempt may be necessary, entailing eligibility for overtime pay. However, a hybrid approach—paying non-exempt employees a weekly salary while …


Mda Foundation: $110,000 Raised At Sparkling Smiles Event; Mini-Grant Awarded, Anne Berquist 2024 Michigan Dental Association Foundation

Mda Foundation: $110,000 Raised At Sparkling Smiles Event; Mini-Grant Awarded, Anne Berquist

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

The 2024 MDA Foundation’s Sparkling Smiles event raised a record-breaking $110,000, surpassing last year's total by $30,000. The Holland Free Dental Clinic received a $2,500 mini-grant. Keynote speaker Todd J. Duckett's address inspired generosity. The Foundation awarded $110,000 in grants this past year, including 12 scholarships totaling $31,000. The event featured a successful Wine Lotto and was supported by numerous sponsors.


Outgoing Mda President Knudsen: ‘I Strongly Believe In The Mda!’, Eric Knudsen DDS 2024 Michigan Dental Association

Outgoing Mda President Knudsen: ‘I Strongly Believe In The Mda!’, Eric Knudsen Dds

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

In his outgoing address, MDA President Knudsen expressed excitement about the association’s future and highlighted key achievements and challenges. He thanked his wife, staff, and interim executive director Bill Sullivan for their support, particularly after the sudden passing of Karen Burgess. Knudsen emphasized initiatives to improve rural dental care, restructure the finance department, and address insurance reimbursement issues. He praised the MDA’s advocacy efforts, including expanding Medicaid and legislative accomplishments. Knudsen concluded by welcoming new executive director John Tramontana and expressing confidence in MDA's continued success.


Walking Ada Lobby Day In My Shoes, Lindsay Compton DDS 2024 American Dental Association

Walking Ada Lobby Day In My Shoes, Lindsay Compton Dds

Articulator Magazine

This article recounts a firsthand experience of ADA Lobby Day 2024 in Washington, DC, where over 1,200 dental professionals gathered to advocate for legislative reforms impacting the dental profession.


Mdds: Future Forward, Shelly Fava MS, CMP, CAE 2024 Metro Denver Dental Society

Mdds: Future Forward, Shelly Fava Ms, Cmp, Cae

Articulator Magazine

This article highlights the Metro Denver Dental Society's (MDDS) reflection on its history and its forward-looking initiatives in organized dentistry. Key developments include the implementation of advanced technology systems like the Association Management System (AMS) and Learning Management System (LMS) to enhance member benefits and education, alongside efforts to modernize events such as the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC). The MDDS Leadership Council is focused on increasing member engagement and leadership development, aiming to provide meaningful opportunities and adapt to the evolving needs of the dental community.


What You Should Know About Medicare (And How To Avoid Potential Medicare Traps), Rick Seely 2024 MDA Insurance

What You Should Know About Medicare (And How To Avoid Potential Medicare Traps), Rick Seely

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

Navigating Medicare is complex due to its numerous parts, rules, and potential penalties. For those turning 65, enrolling in Medicare can be daunting and mistakes can be costly. Working with a certified Medicare broker is recommended to ensure proper and timely enrollment. The article emphasizes understanding when to enroll, which parts of Medicare to choose based on individual circumstances, and common misconceptions. It also highlights the importance of supplemental coverage and the differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. MDA members have access to resources and brokers to aid in this transition.


J Mich Dent Assoc June 2024, 2024 American Dental Association

J Mich Dent Assoc June 2024

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

Every month, The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association provides news, information, and features about Michigan dentistry to our state's oral health community and the MDA's 6,200+ members. It stands as the primary publication reaching Michigan dentists.

In the June 2024 issue, the Journal focuses on the 2024 Annual Meeting in Lansing. Original content includes:

  • A cover story farewell address by MDA President Eric Knudsen

  • A feature article on Medicare

  • A New Professional Column

  • A New Professional Column: “Navigating the Journey: Finding Your Practice Philosophy as a New Dentist”

  • News You Need, an editorial, and regular department articles covering MDA …


Mda Insurance: Weave A Financial Safety Net To Protect Your Income Stream, Future, And Family, Craig Start 2024 Michigan Dental Association IFG

Mda Insurance: Weave A Financial Safety Net To Protect Your Income Stream, Future, And Family, Craig Start

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

It's crucial to have a financial safety net, especially for small-business owners and parents, to protect against career-ending injury or illness. Key insurance policies include life insurance, disability income insurance, and business overhead expense insurance. Life insurance ensures financial support for your family, while disability insurance provides income if you cannot work. Business overhead insurance covers business expenses during your disability. Contact MDA Insurance for a consultation on these essential protections.


Denver: A Love Story - Why Dentists Love The Mile High City, Jack Nguyen MS, DDS 2024 American Dental Association

Denver: A Love Story - Why Dentists Love The Mile High City, Jack Nguyen Ms, Dds

Articulator Magazine

This article explores the reasons why dentists are drawn to the Denver metro area. Highlighting factors such as climate, lifestyle, family-friendly amenities, thriving economic opportunities and community connectivity, it showcases diverse perspectives from dental professionals who have chosen to establish their careers and lives in Colorado's capital city.


Articulator Q2 2024, 2024 American Dental Association

Articulator Q2 2024

Articulator Magazine

The MDDS Articulator magazine has been serving as the voice for Denver's dental community for over 100 years.

Distributed to approximately 2,000 dental professionals quarterly, the Articulator features local news, industry trends, practice management guidance, data-driven research and more. The award-winning publication is available to member dentists in both print and digital forms.

This issue features a deep dive in Denver's rich dental history, explores why dentists love the Mile City High, what's next for MDDS, updates from local nonprofits, the dangers of perfectionism, the importance of leaving yourself open to new opportunities and more.


The Curse Of Perfectionism, Joel Small DDS, MBA, PCC, FDIC 2024 American Dental Association

The Curse Of Perfectionism, Joel Small Dds, Mba, Pcc, Fdic

Articulator Magazine

This article explores the psychological impact of perfectionism among healthcare professionals, drawing parallels with the experiences of professional athletes. It advocates for embracing a growth mindset over striving for unattainable perfection, emphasizing continual self-improvement and the dangers of setting unrealistic standards in demanding fields like dentistry.


Being Open To Possibility: How Somehow May Change Your Life, Amisha Singh DDS, EdD 2024 American Dental Association

Being Open To Possibility: How Somehow May Change Your Life, Amisha Singh Dds, Edd

Articulator Magazine

The article delves into the concept of seizing opportunities and embracing moments of uncertainty with bravery. The author emphasizes the importance of intuition and courage in navigating life's pivotal moments and the potential for transformative change.


Looking Back...And Forward, Karen Foster DDS 2024 American Dental Association

Looking Back...And Forward, Karen Foster Dds

Articulator Magazine

The author reflects on the need for constant evolution and calls for member engagement, realistic goal-setting, and innovative solutions to ensure MDDS remains relevant and valuable to both seasoned and new dentists, emphasizing the need for adaptation and active participation in shaping the future of the organization.


References For Trends In Malpractice Payments And Adverse Actions Against Healthcare Providers In The State Of Colorado Between 1990–2022, 2024 American Dental Association

References For Trends In Malpractice Payments And Adverse Actions Against Healthcare Providers In The State Of Colorado Between 1990–2022

Articulator Magazine

This editorial explores the profound influence of community on personal and professional growth within the dental profession. It discusses the dynamics of social networks, highlighting their role in fostering innovation and support while cautioning against the risks of groupthink and echo chambers. Emphasizing the importance of inclusivity and diverse perspectives, the piece advocates for open dialogue and self-awareness to ensure the continued advancement and ethical integrity of dentistry.


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