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1572 Dr. Jeff Buske on Finding the Optimal Work-Life Balance : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
“Manage Your Faith, Fitness, Family & Finance” Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeff Buske Dr. Buske grew up in Minnesota playing hockey and lacrosse. He moved to Texas to finish his undergrad at Texas A&M and then completed his DDS at Baylor College of Dentistry in 1997. He lives in the small town of Granbury,...  Read More
1568 Dr. Marcin Dolecki's Holistic Approach to Orthodontics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Marcin Dolecki is a graduate of the Medical University of Lodz, Poland and runs a private practice in Legionowo, Poland. For over 25 years he has been a national and international lecturer. He is the author of numerous publications, including two books: “Teeth Whitening” and “Marketing and...  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
1562 Motivational Speaker Eva Grayzel on Surviving Oral Cancer : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
“Detecting, Treating, and Surviving Oral Cancer” Motivational speaker Eva Grayzel shares the story of her battle with oral cancer, a terrible experience that she now uses to educate and motivate others. She and Howard discuss the ways that dentists can help with the early detection of this deadly...  Read More
1558 Dr. Ashley Stein on the Benefits of Naturopathic Medicine : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Ashley Stein is a Board Certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) in Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, but quickly learned that medicine is much more than surgeries and pharmaceuticals. Growing up loving both nature and medicine, she...  Read More
1551 Dr. Nagesh Gidwani on Living a Balanced Life : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Nagesh Gidwani has been practicing in Phoenix since 1984, after completing his Masters degree in Oral Pathology and a rotation in Oral Surgery. He also serves on the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners as a consultant. As a general dentist, Dr. Nick (as his patients call him) performs most...  Read More
Episode 310: Bringing Silver Diamine Fluoride to Your Practice, with Elevate Oral Care's Hayley Buckner and Steve Pardue
310: What is Silver Diamine Fluoride? Steve Pardue and Hayley Buckner from Elevate Oral Care share the inside scoop on bringing silver diamine fluoride to the US market, what it means for patients, and how your dental practice can begin to use it right away. This episode of The Dental...  Read More
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
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
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
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? ...  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
1523 Dr. Whitney Wright on Orthodontics and the Importance of Mental Health : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Whitney Wright is the Founding Orthodontist of Risas Dental and Braces, including 26 practices in 4 different states. He is the creator and host of The Wright Talk podcast, where he openly discusses his struggles with severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks. He is the father of three...  Read More
Out of all illnesses that influence oral wellbeing, tooth abscess is one of the most agonizing conditions and can cause extraordinary distress. The agony typically will in general be pounding and nonstop, making it hard to try and eat or drink.  Diagnosis of tooth abscess  A tooth abscess is a...  Read More
What’s the Difference Between HIPAA Business Associates and Visitors?
Your Privacy Officer should be noting visitors to your office and ensuring that Visitor Privacy Policies are signed and retained. Business Associate Agreements are not the same thing as Visitor Privacy Policies, although many offices seem to use them interchangeably.  By reading this blog post, you...  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...  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
1510 Dr. Steffany Mohan & Leah Roling on Being Mentally Prepared for the Challenges of Dentistry : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Steffany Mohan has practiced dentistry since 1996. She completed her undergraduate work in agricultural biochemistry before earning her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Iowa. Since then, Dr. Mohan has built and sold several dental practices and currently owns five practices...  Read More
What are the advantages of dental flippers?  Flippers teeth have benefits for the wearers, which include:  . A flipper tooth fills obvious holes or missing teeth and improves appearance by giving your teeth a characteristic appearance.  . Dental flippers are more moderate than other dental...  Read More
Sobering Findings Regarding COVID-19 and Aerosols
A recent review and study provide more information on the effectiveness of pre-procedural rinses in reducing bacterial and viral loads emitted by dental patients—and the care needed in reducing chances of infection in operatories. The Review The review, published July 13, 2020,...  Read More
1501 Aurelia Byrne, RDH, Founder of A~flexX Assist Arm, on Improving Dental Ergonomics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Aurelia Byrne is a Registered Dental Hygienist and the founder of the A~flexX Assist Arm. A~flexX is the first company in dentistry that invented a third arm that attaches to the back of a dental chair, giving hundreds of practicing dental hygienists and dentists an extra hand. A~flexX provides...  Read More
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