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1567 Chicago Dental Society President Dr. Dean P. Nicholas on Guiding Dentistry's Next Generation : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
“Lessons You Don't Learn In Dental School” Guest Speaker: Dr. Dean P. Nicholas Dr. Dean Nicholas, better known as Dr. Dino, is a general dentist in Lombard, IL practicing in the western suburbs of Chicago.  His practice is known as Dr. Dino’s Dental Oasis. He is a 1986 graduate of Loyola...  Read More
OSHA and COVID-19: Dentistry Update
OSHA, COVID-19, and Dentistry Smart Training's Vice President of Healthcare, Lee Slaton, is an expert in OSHA dentistry laws. Check out his recent webinar, hosted by the . Watch the video below, or keep scrolling for a textual transcription.  COVID-19 Dental Compliance Changes Texas dentists:...  Read More
1561 Dr. Fotinos Panagakos on the COVID Impact on Dental Education : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Panagakos received his DMD from UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School (now Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine) and his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UMDNJ-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 1992. Dr. Panagakos joined the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in...  Read More
1560 Dr. Timothy Webber on Returning to Profitability After COVID-19 : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Tim graduated in 1997 and purchased his first practice two years later. He was quick to embrace consumer advertising, at that time only just legalized, tooth whitening and clear aligner therapy, also only just available in the UK. Using contacts practicing in other countries, Tim incorporated...  Read More
1554 Jon Koch, Senior VP at Henry Schein, on COVID-19, Dental Technology & The Global Supply Chain : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Mr. Koch joined Henry Schein in 2018 and is Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein’s Global Dental Group. He is responsible for overall leadership of the Global Dental Group, including strategic direction, management, and business performance as well as sales, marketing,...  Read More
1553 Dr. William P. Magee Jr., CEO of Operation Smile, on the Global Impact of Charitable Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
William (Bill) P. Magee Jr. D.D.S., M.D., is a plastic and craniofacial surgeon who founded Operation Smile in 1982 with his wife, Kathleen S. Magee, and serves as the organization's Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Magee has trained and mentored thousands of physicians worldwide. A featured guest on...  Read More
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Which Dental Procedures Spread COVID-19?
Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 is more than just avoiding an outbreak being traced back to your practice. It’s about keeping your dental employees safe at work. OSHA legally requires you to provide a safe workplace for your employees, and COVID-19 poses a threat. Dental Professionals: Highest...  Read More
1538 RADM Timothy Ricks, Chief Dental Officer of the US Public Health Service, on Oral Health in America : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Timothy L. Ricks, D.M.D., M.P.H., F.I.C.D., currently serves as the 19th Chief Dental Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service as well as Assistant Surgeon General. He serves as the Surgeon General’s spokesperson on oral health and interacts with chief dental officers from other countries, with...  Read More
Are Respirators with Exhalation Valves Effective?
Respirators with Exhalation Valves With the , Smart Training’s Vice President of Healthcare, Lee Slaton, told Practice Owners not to use respirators with exhalation valves.  This blog post explains why your dental employees should not wear respirators with exhalation valves. What is the exhalation...  Read More
From Data Driven Dentists to Digitalized Insurance Plans: Toothpic’s Experts Predict What 2021 has in Store for the Dental Industry
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a transformative event for all of our lives, and things won’t simply go back to normal in 2021. Whilst all industries have been affected by changes to workplaces and working practices, the dental industry in particular has seen a transformation in relation to oral...  Read More
1534 Dr. Ami Agbabli on Missionary Dentistry & Private Practice Ownership : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Ami was born and raised in Togo, a French speaking country in West Africa. She moved to the States as a high school student, and received her undergrad degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She later received her DDS degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She...  Read More
1531 Dr. Guillaume Gardon-Mollard on Global Treatment Planning and Dentistry in Europe : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Guillaume Gardon-Mollard graduated from the Université d’Auvergne in 2003. He earned a post graduate degree in Prosthodontics from the University of Paris. He’s also a graduate from the Kois Center in Seattle. He practices in Tours, France where he maintains a general practice focusing on...  Read More
Difference Between a Fit Test and a User Seal Check
OSHA Respiratory Protection Program First: know that if you have any employees wearing respirators in your practice, OSHA requires that you comply with the respiratory protection standard. Both the respirator fit test and the user seal check are essential to be compliant with the OSHA respiratory...  Read More
1528 Dr. Sharona Dayan on the Importance of Vitamin D to Oral and Overall Health : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Sharona Dayan comes from a family chock full of dentists. As a child growing up in Tehran she often went to her father’s practice after school and saw that his patients were like family. It was her father’s A-list of clients that helped him escape persecution in Iran and move his family to...  Read More
Saliva Ejector: Is one Patient’s Junk Ending up in Another’s Mouth?
Two questions from our compliance inspection checklist often draw blank stares from clinical staff.             Do you flush your air/water syringes at least 20 seconds between patients?             Do you ask your patients to close their lips around the saliva ejector? Most clinicians we ask...  Read More
1524 Dr. Haif AlQahtani & Dr. Shahd Elghazali of Dentiscope on E-Learning for Upcoming Dentists : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
During their time at university, Shahd and Haif both struggled to find that "one-stop-shop" for interesting, visual extra study material related to Dentistry. During a simple boring study session, they put their heads together and thus the concept of Dentiscope was born. Dentiscope is a free dental...  Read More
Texas Dentists: Title 22 Extended, Requires Respirators
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Extends Rule Texas dentists: Title 22 was extended. On . The rule extension will begin on December 23, 2020 and remain in effect until February 21, 2021. There are many requirements of Title 22, which is why you should . However, one of the main aspects of...  Read More
COVID-19 OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them
Most Common OSHA COVID-19 Citations The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for upholding workplace standards. OSHA cites and fines employers who are not adequately protecting their employees from hazards in the workplace. COVID-19 is a new hazard. When employers...  Read More
Dentistry Needs to Evolve to Meet Patient Demands in the Digital Age
Dentistry is about 14,000 years old, making it the oldest medical specialization in the world. Our understanding of dental care, and the techniques used, have changed drastically since our ancestors began cleaning infected teeth with flint – with the advent of the digital age and the upheaval of...  Read More
1519 Dr. Lauren Zalay on Helping Dentists with PPE Shortages : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Lauren Zalay is a practicing dentist in Chicago.  Her specialty is her incredible ability to put patients at ease and allow them to enjoy their trip to the dentist. Dr. Zalay truly feels if someone loves their teeth, then they will smile brighter and live better.  She resides in Chicago with...  Read More
Are Scrubs Considered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
Do scrubs count as personal protective equipment (PPE)? This is a common question for our Compliance Advisers. The short answer: no. The long answer is a little more complex. Why is PPE Important?  come in many forms. Irritants can be environmental, chemical, radiological, or mechanical. When...  Read More
OSHA Guidance on the Respirator Shortage
This blog post covers OSHA guidance for handling the respirator shortage. Here’s what you will learn by reading:     OSHA’s enforcement discretion of the respiratory standard during the COVID-19 pandemic     Respirator shortage guidance from OSHA     Extended use of respirators     Reuse of...  Read More
OSHA Recording and Reporting Occupational Exposure to COVID-19
COVID-19 is a  requirements. Employers must record or report occupational exposure to COVID-19 in certain cases. Here’s what you’ll learn by reading this article:             The difference between OSHA recording and reporting             When you should record COVID-19 illnesses to OSHA        ...  Read More
1513 Dr. Suresh Shenvi on the Evolution of Dentistry in Developing Countries : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Suresh Shenvi has worked in the V. K. Institute of Dental Sciences, KLE University, India, as a faculty in the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics since 2012. He has cleared many exams in India along with NBDE and ADAT in USA. He is the co-author of many top selling books for...  Read More
Categories: Public Health
1512 Periodontist Charles Chen DDS on the Safety and Efficiency of Electronic Prescriptions : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Charles C. Chen, a periodontist, graduated from the University of Maryland receiving a B.S. degree and a D.D.S. degree. At the University of Maryland’s Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, he participated in the Accelerated Professional Training (Honors) Program to obtain his dental degree and...  Read More
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