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11 Ways To Get Your Kids To Take Care Of Their Teeth

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Lucy Wyndham Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease found in American children. That’s a shocking statistic because in most cases, tooth decay is preventable. You might think that the state of children’s teeth isn’t a big deal. After all, kids lose their baby teeth and replace them with adult teeth anyway. It’s not […]

Implant Market Continues to Thrive

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Kim Molinaro The implant market has been strong for the past decade—and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, 86% of respondents to LMT’s 2017 Implant Survey* say their implant business has improved in the past three years, and 61% rate the state of their current implant business as either “good” or “booming.” “Implants have become […]

The Cost of NOT Replacing a Missing Tooth


 1st Family Dental “How Not Replacing a Missing Tooth can Impact Your Life According to the American College of Prosthodontics, 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth and more than 35 million people don’t have any teeth, at all. Tooth loss occurs due to a number of issues, including wear, […]

Achieving Natural Tissue Contours: A Predictable and Simplified Technique

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Dr. Dino Javaheri INTRODUCTION Although the functional success rate of dental implants is very high, aesthetic failures still occur in the maxillary anterior region. In addition to the standard aesthetic issues with tooth-supported crowns, implants have multiple additional factors that cannot be ignored, like tissue contours, tissue height, and the abutment emergence profile. These extra […]

What do Dentists look for in their Dental Lab?

Paolo Kalaw | CEO-Nimbyx and Evident Healthcare Software “Reports show that in the last five years, nearly 50% of dentists have changed laboratories because of unsatisfactory performance or relationship. The truth is, the competition is ruthless and dental labs need to make sure that their technical and communication skills are on point. Dentists were asked […]

6 Healthy Foods For Your Teeth

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Paolo Kalaw “Most of your patients know bad eating habits for their teeth (like sugar). But what about foods that will keep their teeth healthy and strong? Here’s a little list to keep a healthy smile. 1. Cheese: According to the American Academy of General Dentistry, eating cheese does not only lower the risk of […]

The Changing World of the Dental Laboratory Technician

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Travis Zick, Chief Operating Officer, Apex Dental Laboratory Group, Inc. “In the time since Dr. W.H. Stowe and his cousin, Frank Eddy, opened the first commercial dental laboratory in the United States (Stowe & Eddy in Boston, MA) a great deal has changed in laboratories as well as dental practices.  While dentists themselves initially did […]

Mouth Ulcers: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

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Heather Siler   “Many of us have suffered with a mouth ulcer, or canker sore, at some point in our lives, and while they’re not dangerous, they can be quite painful and frustrating. These sores can sometimes last for up to 3 weeks, which is a long time to feel uncomfortable. That’s why it’s important […]

The future of the dental lab industry: The lab industry ain’t never gonna be the same


Steven Pigliacelli, CDT, MDT “Dental Economics Chief Editor, Chris Salierno, DDS, asked me to write about three trends that worry lab owners. To be honest, I can come up with many more than that, and I can also come up with many positive trends. But the trends that are affecting both labs and dentists are […]