Dentist Brain Candy is designed for the dentist who likes to learn and improve their practice. The information and content delivered is designed to help the restorative dentist move their practice forward.
Each week we start off with an quote that gets the mental gears turning, a book review which will be digested for the listener over a series of episodes pulling out relevant material and applying it to the dental practice.
Next an article will be reviewed from the literature and available for download. The show will close with an interesting case that I have come across. Pictures and radiographs, when appropriate will be on the website to review as well.
The benefits include having a virtual dental buddy that you can listen to and “hang out with” and talk shop and grow your experience, knowledge and enthusiasm for our profession.
EP177: What Nerve Block Technique is Easiest to Learn, Jaw Fractures and Impacted Wisdom Teeth, BMP for Alveolar Cleft Grafting and more
This week we discuss some pretty interesting articles from the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery the first one discussing the Akinosi nerve block technique versus the inferior alveolar nerve block technique for beginners to see whether there's an ease in learning and decrease complication rates for beginners. I didn't ask us the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein for use in grafting of the Alveolar cleft. I then proceeded on to discuss where there's a correlation between an impacted mandibular third molar, the type of impaction and mandible fractures and then the type of mandible fractures and believe me when I tell you there is. You're going to have to listen to this episode to find out what that correlation is.
EP176: Dental News - Win Back Lost Patients, Xerostomia Cured, Post Op Dental Implant Care System
This week in Dental news to abuse will start off by discussing how dental offices can win back lost patience as well we'll talk about a new retraction paste that's made out of a combination of 15% aluminum chloride and kaolin Clay will also discuss a new product available called Moisyn they can help patients with xerostomia or dry mouth. I will also talk about an implant post-operative care system and a handheld intraoral x-ray system and a new water line filter guaranteed to keep your water lines clean and bacteria free.
EP175: Weight Loss with Jaw Fractures, OSA with Mandibular Setback and More
This week we go over weight loss with jaw fractures and whether or not doing a closed reduction or an open reduction makes a difference in this weight loss. The average patient with a mandibular fracture loses approximately 5% of their body weight but if it made it to the ICU they lose up to 9% of their body weight. We also will discuss obstructive sleep apnea and whether there's an increased incidence of obstructive sleep apnea with a mandibular setback surgery using a vertical ramus osteotomy. We will also discuss the use of dental implants to facilitate jaw surgery in a complex restorative case in an edentulous maxilla.
EP174: Nobel Biocare Does it Again
This week I discussed the latest release and new materials and implant and abutment surface from Nobel Biocare. This includes Xeal and TiUltra.
EP173: Dental News to Abuse Part 2
This week we are going to talk about enhancing your dental teams communication as well as using salivary diagnostics for your dental practice to assist in bacterial identification for Paragon it is as well as caries risk assessment and oral cancer screening. We'll also talk about how you can borrow Ritz-Carlton and their famous Empire for outstanding customer service to up your game in serving your patience.
EP172: Dental News to Abuse
This week in Dental news to Abuse I discuss changes with coding occlusal night guards and how to bill them and make sure you get reimbursed for these little critters. In addition, I discuss the ins and outs of emailing patient dental records and making sure you protect Patient Healthcare information or PHI. I also discuss six patient retention strategies and how to use social media to find your next hire.