*Example of High Quality Impressions.
Dr. Stephen Ball
Patient’s chief complaint:
Crooked upper and lower front teeth, particularly the upper front “snaggle tooth” (the upper left central incisor).
As a dental hygienist myself I know how important it is to empower hygienists to take on an expanded role in the dental office and pride themselves on the ability to identify and discuss treatment opportunities is crucial to the success of integrating orthodontics into your general dental practice.
Gum disease is a subtle condition that develops slowly and quietly, deceiving many concerning the serious risks it poses. These risks don't just cover dental health. New research reveals that gum disease is a dangerous catalyst to many other health conditions. Gum disease is often over-simplified as just minor gum irritation or soreness. Unfortunately, misconceptions such as this allow gum disease to progress to extremely dangerous levels. Take steps to increase your own awareness on how gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis put your health at risk.
The 5:30am alarm bell rings to get you out of bed and ready for work. Your level of motivation (and even inspiration) in this moment directly affects your practice.
Since CONFIDEX Predictable Digital Treatment Planning has been launched by Six Month Smiles on 1st November I have been quite excited and have been itching to use it.
Gum disease affected nearly 6.5 million adults in the U.S. between 2009 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the same study showed that those over 65 years of age had an increased potential for periodontal disease. Oral health is directly related to overall health, and diseases originating in the mouth or in the gums may have the same risk factors as other chronic diseases. There is, however, a clear connection between low dental health levels and some chronic diseases.
Improving your intra-oral dental photography doesn’t require an arts degree, though it may take time to practice and develop the required skills. For better case presentation and acceptance, use these two essential photography tips I have found great success with in my practice.
By Dr. Lee Ann Brady