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Posted 5/31/2017 by LeonaMeditzBush in Clean Kiss Health Secrets   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
The Secret Health Cost Reduction Insurance Companies WANT You to Know
Aetna’s 2006 study showing health costs decrease when people see their dentist at least once per year prompted their Dental/Medical Integration(DMI) program as a standard offering at no additional cost for medically at-risk members. At-risk members are identified as those with diabetes, heart...  Read More
Posted 5/17/2017 by Dr Mark Silberg in Dentistry News   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 40
ATP Testing for Dental Hygiene and Disease Diagnosis
Biologically, humans already possess hygiene and sensory indicators such as sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste. these sensory indicators generate a response of fight or flight. However, the inherent sensory indicators have their own limitations and often fail to perceive certain indiscernible...  Read More
Posted 10/2/2016 by danarockey in Wellness Dentistry by Dr. Dana Rockey DMD   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 76
Explaining Gum Pocket Measurements to Patients (Periodontal Charting)
The importance of understanding the the periodontal disease during your dental visits. Dr. Rockey explains the importance that patients understand the numbers and meaning of periodontal probing and charting during dental visits. He makes the connection between low gum pocket measurements to...  Read More
Posted 8/4/2016 by Dr Mark Silberg in Dentistry News   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 82
3 Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease
One of the most powerful tools in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease is simply being on the lookout for issues. If you can identify problems early and stop them in their tracks, you will be able to ensure that your teeth stay healthy and strong. Unfortunately, if you ignore issues, tooth...  Read More
Posted 8/4/2016 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 83
To Floss or Not To Floss
Should You Floss? Much of the dental community is upset about the recent Associated Press report questioning the efficacy of flossing. Is the a disservice or a blessing in disguise? I choose to look at it as a blessing. What else could possibly bring flossing into the forefront of the social...  Read More
Posted 2/24/2016 by MightyMolarMan in Mighty MolarMan & Friends   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 82
Meet Perry O' Dontal®
Perry is a plump, festive Irishman who is always upbeat and merry. His inflamed, pinkish skin tone and swollen appearance are only natural for this chronic case of periodontal disease. Perry had better get back to Molar Towne® Dental soon for treatment, because we all know that people with...  Read More
Posted 2/17/2016 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 138
Periodontal Treatment Planning
Questions To Ask In Periodontal Treatment Planning Up to this point I have posted several blogs concerning the periodontal assessment. We’ve talked about periodontal charting, the evaluation of radiographs, the assessment of local factors, etc. I like to refer to the accumulation of this...  Read More
Posted 2/1/2016 by DPSDentalcoach in Did You Get Your Hygiene Department Tune-Up?   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 558
What  Do You Think Happened When I Told My Patients They Have Periodontal Disease?
Hygienists see patients daily who have perio. What do you say when a longtime, routine hygiene patient who now has perio disease? Are you nervous they may go to another office if you tell them things in their mouth are not status-quo today? Will they complain because their insurance doesn't...  Read More
Posted 2/1/2016 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 82
Periodontal Evaluation – Inflammation
Periodontal Evaluation – Inflammation Management Our periodontal evaluation needs to include an evaluation of the inflammatory response. This is an interesting subject because inflammation is both good and bad. Inflammation can martial the forces, so to speak, that attack and destroy...  Read More
Posted 1/27/2016 by David Baker in David Baker's Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 137
According to a study published in the , researchers found an association between number of heart risk factors and periodontal disease. The harsh reality is that having periodontal disease can not only lead to the loss of your pearly whites, but it can also sabotage your overall health. According...  Read More
Posted 1/25/2016 by Derek Gatta in Implant Prosthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 75
15 Oral Hygiene Tips To Help Engage Your Patients!!
BuzzFeed recently published an article regarding oral hygiene strategies. Could be a good way to help engage your patients!   Read More
Posted 1/21/2016 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 181
Periodontal Examination Of Attached Gingiva
Analyze The Attached Gingiva A periodontal examination includes evaluation of the attached gingiva. Is the attached gingiva adequate in quantity and quality? The amount of attached gingiva necessary to maintain periodontal health has been debated. From a practical perspective, the attached...  Read More
Posted 1/14/2016 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 80
Periodontal Radiograph Analysis
Radiograph Analysis In A Periodontal Setting Periapical and bitewing radiographs provide a wealth of information about the patient’s dental condition. They are indispensable for diagnosis and treatment planning. They are indicative of the patient status at the time they were taken....  Read More
Posted 1/11/2016 by DPSDentalcoach in Did You Get Your Hygiene Department Tune-Up?   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 76
Are You Concerned About Telling Your Hygiene Patients They Have Periodontal Diease?
Do you have patients who have been coming to your office for years and now, all of a sudden, show signs of periodontal disease? Are you concerned they may leave the office if you tell them they have periodontal disease? View this video. Get a pen and paper to take some notes and write down...  Read More
Posted 1/8/2016 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 86
Managing Periodontal Care
Periodontal Care Is All About Documentation We’ve gone through a series dealing with the periodontal evaluation. Of course, we next need to formulate a diagnosis and proceed with appropriate treatment. When all is said and done, the patient is then placed in a maintenance program where...  Read More
Posted 12/21/2015 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 131
Periodontal Charting
Periodontal Charting – It’s Not Just Pocket Depth When we talk about periodontal charting we think pocket depth. Pocket depth is an important part of the periodontal exam but it’s obviously not everything. In fact, as a stand alone diagnostic, it’s almost meaningless. ...  Read More
Posted 12/14/2015 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 84
Periodontal Evaluation - Mobility
Evaluate Tooth Mobility Tooth mobility needs to be considered when evaluating the treatment and care of a periodontal patient. Why? Because untreated mobility can have negative consequences for healing, especially if a regeneration procedure is planned. Other more obvious sequela of mobile...  Read More
Posted 11/25/2015 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 121
Periodontal Evaluation – Furcations
Analyze The Furcations We are in a series discussing the key elements of a periodontal evaluation. My last blog touched on the importance of evaluating not only the quantity, but also the quality of calculus. Now, let’s move on to another important finding, furcation involvement. The...  Read More
Posted 11/10/2015 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 165
3 Periodontal Examination Necessities
Periodontal Examination Information You Must Have In the past, I have mentioned what I feel are the most important examination findings of a periodontal examination from a treatment planning perspective. In my opinion they are: 1. A determination of the quality of the calculus 2. A...  Read More
Posted 11/3/2015 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 171
Periodontal Disease - The First Appointment
A Periodontal Assessment When someone says periodontal exam we think of periodontal probing. Measuring pocket depth is an important part of the examination but it’s not the whole story. In my opinion, it isn’t even the most important part of the story. What are we attempting to do...  Read More
Posted 10/29/2015 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 85
Individualize Your Periodontal Treatment Approach
Your Patients Are Unique It seems that many of us suffer from “one size fits all”. This is not surprising; it’s how we were trained. I’m referring the hygienic phase of periodontal treatment. This is where every periodontal patient receives instructions in plaque...  Read More
Posted 10/15/2015 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 249
Periodontal Disease Treatment Guide
ADA Guidelines for Non-Surgical Periodontal Disease Treatment This past July, the American Dental Association released Evidence-based Dentistry Guidelines for Non-surgical Treatment of Periodontal Disease. A panel of 16 experts reviewed over 1900 articles and in the end 72 articles were...  Read More
Posted 9/10/2015 by DentInsStore in Straight-Talk   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 104
Pizza Can Be Good for Oral Health If...
Pizza is as synonymous with the college environment as Saturday football games and all-nighter study sessions. But only one of the three may be good for your teeth. Consider this: worrying about final exams may cause you to subconsciously grind your teeth. Betting on the wrong team and welshing...  Read More
Posted 7/29/2015 by RickPascoe in Sharpen Your Performance - True Edge Dental Insights   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 267
Hand Dental Instruments vs. Mechanical Scaling Devices
Hand Dental Instruments vs. Mechanical Devices – Which To Use? Since mechanical scaling devices came into being in the mid 1950’s there has been a debate over what to use. To this day, there are offices that strictly use hand instrumentation. There are offices that have almost no...  Read More
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