Nash Institute launches new website

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: The Nash Institute for Dental Learning, based here, recently launched its new website, located at www.thenashinstitute.com. The site features information about the Nash Institute, background data about Dr. Ross Nash and Debra Englehardt-Nash, the institute’s founders, and schedules for upcoming Institute events.

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Central details: Smile renewed with esthetic Obsidian crown

In the anterior region where esthetics are paramount, certain complications can preclude the use of all-ceramic material. The task then becomes finding a material worthy of the anterior with the durability to meet precise standards. Obsidian Lithium Silicate Ceramic Pressed to Metal (Prismatik Dentalcraft Inc.; Irvine, Calif.) puts an innovative spin on PFMs, with traditional porcelain passed over for lithium silicate ceramic.

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Power-driven acceleration with Propel’s Excellerator PT

The patient goal of shortening orthodontic treatment time is not new. It has only been in the last several years that orthodontists have had practical, cost-efficient options to meet this long-held patient desire. I view offering accelerated treatment as critical to the future success of my practice, particularly at a time when adult starts are outpacing slow growth in overall treatment starts.

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More than 4,000 veterans are back on the road to a healthy mouth

SYRACUSE, N.Y., USA: More than 4,000 veterans are back on the road to a healthy mouth, thanks to what is believed to be the largest single-day oral health initiative for veterans in the country. On Saturday, June 25, approximately 2,400 volunteer Aspen Dental dentists and team members from nearly 400 Aspen Dental practices across the U.S. opened their doors and provided 4,159 veterans with the dental care they deserved, completely free of charge.

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Universities, business partner to advance oral health care in East Africa

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) are collaborating with the University of Nairobi, Unilever East Africa and the Columbia Global Centers | Africa to improve oral health care and disease prevention in East Africa and other resource-poor countries in the region. The project was officially launched at the East Africa Oral Health Summit, hosted in March at Columbia Global Centers | Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Caller ID is so last century

As you read this, established and potential new patients are calling your front desk. They all want the same thing: to get quick and professional answers to questions about their dental care. However, even patients with decades of history with your practice are not usually known to the front desk until they ask, “Who’s speaking?” and pull up the file.

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Location, location, location

In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. In dentistry, it’s also about location, and that certainly was the case for Dr. Monica Garnache. Many dentists who own or work with an Aspen Dental-branded practice join Aspen after getting a taste of private practice. But Garnache took a different route on her way to owning multiple Aspen Dental practices.

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Associations want chief dental officer role to have teeth

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) and the Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) recently urged U.S. legislators to restore the position of chief dental officer with executive-level authority and resources to oversee the dental programs and oral health initiatives of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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Protecting digital tools: Intraoral sensor care and maintenance

Technology is one of the biggest investments that a dental practice will make, and intraoral sensors are among one of the first tools dentists invest in before going 100 percent digital. There are many considerations when choosing a sensor: size/sizes, integration, service and support, return on investment, and cost. To protect your investment, ongoing sensor care and maintenance are critical right from the start.

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