Welcome to the Inside Dentistry eBook library, a complete resource for today’s dental team. From clinical cases to the latest technology to practice management insider tips, these eBooks offer the current information you need, from the experts you trust. Download one now and learn more!
Inside Dentistry is proud to present Product Talk, our premier multimedia platform for product education. In each segment, Product Talk’s Michael DiTolla, DDS, sits down with a member of the advisory board in his or her practice to discuss the various applications and benefits of a featured product. Full-length videos of the interviews are available on the Inside Dentistry website, and in the following pages, we’ve captured some of the highlights from these discussions to begin to further your understanding.
New glass ionomers offer many conclusive advantages, including hassle-free automix delivery, bioactive material with high fluoride release, and superior bond strength. Learn how placing bioactive restorations can be faster, easier, and more satisfactory for patients.
In-office appliance fabrication is a distinctive, affordable way to expand your services and attract new patients, without a major investment for training or equipment. Learn more about the market demand for clear retainers, mouthguards, splints, denture repairs, and whitening trays—and how you ca...
Traditional preparations have many time-consuming disadvantages. Fortunately, a new guided prosthetics delivery system allows you to prepare and seat veneers, bridges, and crowns in a single visit using 3D printed preparation guides, while delivering consistently outstanding results.
Color assessment and reproduction are two of the most challenging aspects of esthetic dentistry. This article explores a variety of visual and technological tools currently on the market due to the increasing demand for accurate shade selection. The article also emphasizes how clear and effective co...
Zirconia is one of the most durable dental ceramics on the market. Next-generation zirconia and new shading technologies work together to provide restorations that are both durable and esthetically pleasing. This article explores the range of materials on the market, particularly the different types...
With anesthesia-free, blood-free, and suture-free procedures, laser dentistry is a true breakthrough that delivers a completely different experience. In this eBook, four clinicians explain in detail how laser dentistry has impacted their practice and patient care.
Patients make decisions based on your practice image, communicated through your facility. As an architect and dentist, Michael Unthank, NCARB, DDS, shares his experience and in-depth knowledge of dental office design, guiding you through the many elements of a comprehensive and successful plan.
Traditionally, implant-supported restorations are either secured to implants with screws or cemented to abutments that are attached to implants with screws. This article will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method. It will then discuss an abutment system that has recently been devel...
Same-visit crowns, inlays, and onlays are quickly growing in demand and availability. Any practitioner interested in staying current should consider an in-office system for designing and milling restorations. Learn more about what the new systems can do for you.
Lasers are frequently used in dentistry and changing the way many clinicians practice dentistry today. This article will briefly examine the history and fundamentals of lasers, essential safety information, and how lasers are used in dentistry and dental hygiene.
Even though bulk-fill materials offer distinct advantages, concerns about their performance persist. The truth is that these materials have improved significantly, offering predictable success. This eBook explains how the new generation of bulk-fills is different – and what that means for your pra...
Effective isolation is critical to most procedures and practice workflow. Identifying the challenges with proper isolation and the right devices to address those concerns increases confidence and productivity for the dental team and comfort for the patient. This eBook explores ways to improve your i...
You went to school to be a dentist, not a business owner. A dental support organization can help you maximize the clinical side of your practice, while it handles the business side. This eBook details how DSOs work and what you need to know about their models.
As a healthcare professional, you have a responsibility to patients with sleep-related breathing disorders because severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and related conditions are potentially dangerous. This article describes oral appliance therapy as a treatment option, including modifications that ...
Whether you are a new dentist who wants to start your own dental practice or an experienced dentist looking to expand, renovate, or build a new practice, it’s important to know how to improve your chances of being approved for financing. In this eBook, Ryan Kopena, Practice Solutions Business Dev...
When it comes to restorations, patients want exceptional esthetics with the strength to last. Discover how to meet rising patient expectations with advanced materials and protocols that allow you to deliver more natural-looking and durable restorations.
During routine dental examinations, patients should be evaluated, and if diagnosed, treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This article explores sleep apnea demographics, symptoms, and solutions. The author examines various oral appliance therapies that have emerged as alternatives to continuous...
Although your steri-center might not seem very exciting, the reality is that it has a real impact on your practice. A well thought-out steri-center allows for better allocation of time and resources, which can increase productivity, and in turn translate to dollars saved. Learn how to plan and imple...
When it comes to successful implant placement, a design that begins with the end result in mind is important. A well-designed case not only assists in optimizing implant position but also allows clinicians to start contouring the emergence profile at implant placement. In this eBook, Dr. Bart Silver...
Over-the-counter whitening products may be convenient, but patients worry if they are effective and safe. The dental practice can and should provide education on appropriate whitening, whether in-office or home-based. By offering advice on realistic expectations and reducing sensitivity, you can cre...
Impression quality continues to be a challenge. Delivery systems often make it difficult to achieve the required precision or control. It’s time for clinicians to reevaluate if their system is truly working for them. Learn more about systems that support optimal impression-making.
Restorative materials are constantly under biological assault from acid attack and the effects of demineralization. However, bioactive composites respond to changes in pH by releasing and recharging essential minerals to help protect teeth. In this eBook, Dr. Robert Lowe demonstrates the features of...
How do you ensure long-term success and esthetics for dental restorations, especially in challenging situations? One way is to select universal resins and adhesives engineered to work together. Learn more about how advances in these materials work for you to produce results previously unachievable i...
It's time to take your patients' comfort to the next level with hands-free dental suction. Learn how the right suction systems can ultimately impact your practice productivity and your bottom line through the added benefits of improved treatment acceptance and appointment workflow.
Patient retention matters. New research on patient satisfaction clarifies why patients are choosing to leave practices. With these facts in hand, you can begin to increase the loyalty among your patients today by understanding what they want—and addressing their needs through a successful patient ...
Imagine you were the only dentist in your area who offered a specific, much-needed service. In-office appliance fabrication is a distinctive, affordable way to expand your services without a major investment for training or equipment. Learn how to meet this market demand.
Take your restorative practice to the next level with a new generation of CAD/CAM composites offering high flexural strength, better marginal integrity, fast milling, and tooth-resembling esthetics.
Significant advances have been made lately in resin-based cements. In this informative eBook, Dr. Joseph Kim provides guidelines and tips on successful cement selection and techniques for different clinical situations and materials.
With implant cases, a thorough understanding of the masticatory system and good occlusal schemes enhances long-term success. The position, angulation, and occlusal forces on the implant must be controlled. Learn more about a step-by-step approach to optimal treatment planning, sequencing, and placin...
Depending on your opinion of adhesive chemistry and phosphoric acid, you probably use etch-and-rinse (total) or self-etch adhesives. However, if you're like most practitioners you would probably prefer simpler procedures and robust materials. Fortunately, you can now have the best of both worlds by ...
Endodontic treatment approaches have evolved to preserve natural tooth structure. 3D shaping technology is ushering in a new biologic approach in endodontic instrumentation. Learn how its unique design safely, efficiently, and effectively cleans the root canal system while respecting the canal anato...
If you're like most dentists, you worry about cancellations and no-shows, as you should! Financially, one cancellation or no-show in hygiene per day means an estimated $20,000 a year in lost revenue. Fortunately, you can lower the number of lost appointments. Find out how implementing an effective r...
For 15 years, Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, has led an experienced network of professionals to central Mexico on an annual mission to provide dental hygiene services to villages and an orphanage. Learn from her experiences to find out how you too can make a difference by becoming involved in your own denta...
Patients have come to expect pain-free, anesthesia-free, and technology-based treatment—preferably through one provider. Offering a wide range of minimally invasive, patient-preferred services through laser dentistry is one way to meet this challenge directly. Find out what more you could be doi...
Are you as a provider doing everything possible to comply with HIPAA? If not, the penalties for violations are staggering. Find out how to to prevent electronic messaging-related HIPAA violations through an email system that is HIPAA-compliant.
The precision of your impressions forms the critical foundation for subsequent procedures. Gingival retraction paste offers significant benefits to a busy practice and greater comfort to patients. Learn more tips and techniques to achieve sharper margins consistently.
In comprehensive cases that require significant time and financial commitment, it is important to create value for each patient in terms that he or she will relate to—and to be prepared to address their concerns completely. Learn insights into skilled presentations from the experts.
Today’s esthetic indirect restorations present clinicians with many evolving challenges. Simplifying your products and techniques, while maintaining superior outcomes, is possible with new self-etch, self-adhesive, dual cured resin cement systems.
Early detection of caries can have life-long benefits for your patients, but radiographs have limitations when it comes to interproximal decay. Now, NIR Transillumination technology offers a highly accurate diagnostic alternative that supports minimal intervention dentistry.
Bioactive materials—those that interact with or affect biological tissues—such as giomers, are leading a shift from reactive to preventive, conservative care. Learn more about how deleterious conditions can be minimized by bioactive materials with no loss in esthetics or long-term stability.
Where are your new patients? Staying ahead of practice marketing trends is critical, but not what you were trained for. Instead of chasing patients through the online marketing maze, leverage an all-in-one integrated program solution that helps you reach them where they are today.
While other forms of cancer may receive more attention, oral cancer is also a real killer, with an estimated 9,757 deaths per year in the United States—more than one death per hour. Local dental teams can act as frontline defenders, detecting and defeating oral cancer.
It’s estimated that 48% of an office’s restorative revenue can be attributed to single-unit crown restorations. By focusing on improving the time, technique, and expenses associated with this procedure, you can make significant steps in maximizing your bottom line.
Once you have invested your time, effort, and money into developing your implant practice, the next step is to establish yourself by doing cases to build your patient base. Learn how to align all aspects of your business toward implants—from marketing to hiring to equipment.
Laser dentistry uses less anesthetic, causes less tissue damage, and addresses patient preferences for technologically advanced treatment. Learn how integrating an industrial-strength diode laser can help you deliver more procedures with increased predictability, comfort, and sophistication.
New translucent zirconia materials combine exceptional flexural strength with optimal optical properties to create durable, vital restorations in both the anterior and posterior. Learn more about how this advanced material option can effectively replace many PFM and even full gold applications.
The durability of many restorative procedures depends on your ability to bond materials to tooth structure. But adhesion dentistry is complex, with no single solution for all clinical situations. Learn more about the latest category of “universal” adhesives and what they mean for your practice.
Selecting intraoral digital technology for your practice requires sorting through the various claims by different companies regarding their capabilities. Learn how to prioritize your practice’s imaging needs, select the right partner, and control your digital imaging experience.
Before beginning an indirect restoration, you need to have a clear vision of the desired treatment outcome and an understanding of the complexities of the case. This eBook focuses on facial and incisal edge tooth reduction, using the least invasive design to address the esthetic goals of the case.
Advances in narrow diameter implants (NDIs) have made them a promising treatment option for patients who were previously unable to receive implants due to space issues. Now patients looking for strong, aesthetic results no longer need to live with missing teeth.
Dental practitioners and patients alike are constantly looking for affordable, reliable, and minimally invasive implant solutions. Narrow diameter implants (NDIs) are quickly becoming recognized as one of the best options when patient objections limit access to care. Learn more about how the introdu...
Whether a restorative procedure is simple or complex, the pulpal health of the tooth is essential for long-term success and patient satisfaction. Learn about a new class of material that offers unique features for full pulpal protection.
With many walk-in patients, general practices must be prepared to diagnose and treat a variety of moderately complicated endodontic emergencies. Learn how to develop an action plan for common emergencies, either to relieve the patient’s pain immediately or complete the endodontics definitively.
Class II restorations are one of the most important aspects of practice growth due to the direct role they play in patient satisfaction. This eBook examines material advances that make your posterior composite procedures faster, easier, and more profitable, without compromising clinical outcomes.
Digital workflow offers you the chance to practice in exciting new ways, but digital dentistry is not a one-size-fits-all system—it’s an array of specialized options that constantly change. Learn how to plan an individual digital pathway that works for you and your practice goals.
With an abundance of endodontic options, how do you decide which instruments will serve your practice best? This eBook investigates the state of the art in instrumentation (metallurgy) and evaluates their recommended methods of clinical use (motion).
In the past, the main disadvantage for dentists who preferred zirconia was the inability to perform single-visit restorations. Learn about a new pre-shaded translucent zirconium oxide and practice-level milling units with capabilities that make single-visit zirconia restorations possible.
Two key factors affecting the long-term success of indirect dental restorations are choosing the optimum dental cement for a specific clinical situation, and using it correctly. Understanding your options will allow you to choose the right cement for long-term restoration success.
Matthew D. Stump, DDS, explains how his investment in imaging technology allowed him to move his practice further, through better diagnostic capabilities, improved workflow, increased patient satisfaction and case acceptance, and the ability to offer advanced procedures will full confidence.
New bulk-fill flowable composites are designed to be effective in 4-mm increments. When at least 2 increments are needed, a material that provides an excellent marginal seal and protects against voids at the vulnerable gingival interface is the better option. Learn more about this unique chemistry.
The concept that oral health may be the “key missing piece to overall health” has received increasing attention by healthcare stakeholders. To communicate these correlations, this eBook provides evidence to support the link between diseases of the oral cavity and chronic systemic diseases.
From delivery units to the steri-center, quality water is crucial for dental practices. Choosing the right tools for the job can save practices time and money while also protecting equipment and enjoying easy access to high-purity water, on demand.
The long-term success of zirconia restorations depends on prep design, retention, durability, and prevention of microleakage and sensitivity. A new bioceramic luting cement addresses these issues by combining clinical ease-of-use with solid retention and the protective mechanism of bioactivity.
How is your practice differentiating itself from other providers? By expanding your diagnostic technologies you will shift the perception of your practice to a consultative, preventive, minimally invasive oral-systemic healthcare provider.
Regardless of whether they treat orthodontics, today’s general dentists can develop an understanding of the basic orthodontics so that they can proactively address their patients’ current and developing oral health concerns.
Learn from experienced clinicians how digital impressioning really works for their prosthodontic and implantology practices—with improved efficiency, communication, accuracy, and patient outcomes.
The right camera is a versatile, easily operated tool that can be used by the whole team to enhance practice efficiency, clinical accuracy, and patient acceptance.
Is your practice giving referrals the time and resources they deserve? Referrals are the ideal type of patient—learn how to utilize opportunities with referral patients and encourage current patients to refer you to friends and family.
The goal of restorative dentistry is to provide a long-term waterproof seal, often under less-than-optimal conditions. Glass ionomers are hydrophilic and have the ability to bond to enamel and dentin without surface pretreatment.
Due to the rise in the technology industry, the relationship between dental laboratories and dental practices has never been more important. Deliver high-quality restorations quickly and efficiently by partnering with an innovative dental laboratory.
Take advantage of powerful practice workflows and innovative solutions made possible with intraoral scanning that enhances your capabilities.
Learn how Steve McConnell, DDS, leverages the advanced features of management software within his practice to provide a consistent, high-quality experience for patients.
Explore how recent innovations have made buffering local anesthetics easier and more accessible, benefiting both practitioner and patient.
Learn how a new CO2 9.2-µm laser system provides fast, precise, anesthesia- and blood-free operation to improve patient comfort.
To make a successful practice transition—whether you are starting a new practice or growing an existing one—an organized, multifaceted marketing plan is critical to ROI.
A key advantage to new technologies is how a streamlined, fully digital workflow benefits the productivity of a dental practice. But it’s when you link these technologies together that practices can experience dramatic transformations in how they deliver care.
Learn how one active practice successfully implemented customized, professional direct mail marketing and call response analysis to achieve its goals.
Would you like to capture every opportunity to welcome new patients and increase case acceptance? Working with a wide range of patient financing companies can allow you to design and present flexible payment options with confidence—and move forward with patient care.
With advanced bioceramic materials and their extraordinary capabilities, minimally invasive techniques for endodontic treatment are now possible, ensuring long-term success and transforming treatment philosophies.
Is your practice continually losing patients without realizing it? Follow these first steps to develop your highest level of customer service to attract, keep, and leverage new patients. Plus, see how your practice stacks up against the highest-performing practices in North America.
You don’t have to be an efficiency expert to recognize the financial and personal benefits of having a smoothly running practice. Check out these ideas for using digital tools to clear the path for better workflow and patient satisfaction.
A well-designed facility communicates the care and attention you have invested in your practice and in your patients. Start with these fundamentals.
Dentists may be able save their patients the time and expense of undergoing costly invasive endodontic treatment by using advanced regenerative materials, when appropriate, for pulp capping.
3D imaging has the potential to make you a better dentist. This technology can help drive better clinical outcomes as well as increased profitability in your daily practice. Learn how.
Ceramics are popular with patients and clinicians, and the choices are ever expanding. Elevate your ability to select the perfect ceramic material with this helpful guide.
Want a lean and effective technology plan that will keep current patients happy and turn prospects into new patients? This effective, 4–step approach makes the most of your marketing budget.
Measurement is the key to improvement—whether in your health, your personal goals or your practice productivity. In this eBook, you’ll learn six steps to tracking (and therefore improving) your productivity with Dentrix.
Monitoring your key performance indicators and taking action to improve them can help you eliminate waste, optimize production, improve efficiency and drive higher profitability. Mastering the metrics that matter gives your practice a competitive edge.