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Getting Started With Lasers in Hygiene

By Jennifer Tumlinson, RDH

Supported by PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

Lasers are an emerging medical technology. This article will evaluate the use of lasers in a hygiene protocol, including basic science topics as well as possible bactericidal effects and healing properties of soft-tissue diode lasers. Implementing lasers in the dental practice can lead to happier and healthier patients.

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Pediatric Sedation for Dental Treatment: Safety and Compliance

By John R. Ayre, DDS

Supported by PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

Pediatric sedation is a valuable adjunct to treatment in many cases where behavior management is necessary. Proper safety and training can ensure successful sedation; however, due to the unpredictable nature of children, it is imperative to approach each situation carefully. This article concludes that clinicians must follow a thorough and organized process for evaluating pediatric patients, discussing sedation with parents and managing risk to carry out treatment.

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Clear Aligner Therapy: A Standard of Care in General Dentistry

By Nicole Smith, DDS

Supported by PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

This article will explain the need for clear aligner therapy (CAT) in general dentistry by covering orthodontic basics for general practitioners. It will also cite current research supporting the assertion of a full-body oral health connection and how the mouth functions as a gateway to the body.

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Five Underused Dental Codes that Dentists Should Consider

By Adam Burr, DDS

Supported by PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

This article will identify five rarely used dental procedures and nomenclature (CDT) codes and instruct how to properly use them to maximize a patient’s insurance and facilitate same-day dentistry in a practice.

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Oral Pathology: Techniques for Detection and Differential Diagnosis

By Cynthia Blendermann Perone, DDS

Supported by PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

This article provides information to help identify, screen and diagnose common oral pathologies and oral abnormalities.

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Fundamentals of Occlusion: Diagnosing and Treating Occlusal Pathology

By Scott Cairns, DDS

Supported by PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

This article explores the methodology for approaching the separate aspects of occlusion and incorporating them in practice.

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Implants by the Numbers

By G. Scott Sauer, DDS

Supported by PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

This article will help restorative dentists gain a thorough understanding of some of the best practices for achieving functional esthetic implant restorations.

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Find Me if You Can: The CAD/CAM Chameleon Effect

By Dhaval Patel, DDS

Supported by PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

This article explores a methodology and approach to creating esthetic, successful restorations with CAD/CAM technology in the dental practice, providing specific recommendations for high-quality results.

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