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Informatics and IT in dentistry: a look forward (part two)

August 10, 2009

In this article, we conclude the interview Dr John O’Keefe, editor of the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, conducted with Dr Titus Schleyer, associate professor and director of the Center for Dental Informatics, University of Pittsburgh. This part takes a look at the impact of information technology (IT) on dental education, including continuing education, the future of the practice of dentistry and opportunities for organized dentistry. 

Aren’t you that guy on ‘Extreme Makeover’?

July 20, 2009

In an interview with Cosmetic Tribune, Dr William M. Dorfman, the face of modern cosmetic dentistry, discusses his chosen career, his business, his television show — and his penchant for treating all of his patients as if they were celebrities.

Implants displaced into the maxillary sinus

July 20, 2009

As some have predicted,1 the growth in dental implant-based procedures increased considerably in recent years. As a result, there has been a rapid increase in the number of practitioners involved in implant placement, including specialists and generalists, with different levels of expertise. At the same time, although at a low frequency, we are witnessing a diversity of unusual complications associated with these procedures, some of which are displaced implants into the maxillary sinus. 

Treatment acceptance: could have, should have, would have

July 7, 2009

When it comes to treatment acceptance — or lack thereof — it seems as though a lot of time and energy are wasted on that familiar trio ‘could have, should have and would have.’ You spend hours analyzing how things could have been if you had just used a different approach. How things should have been if you had just taken more time to educate the patient on why the treatment was necessary. How things would have been if you had listened more carefully to the patient.

Five of the top 10 reasons why associateships fail

July 7, 2009

The ‘American Dream’ is still to own a home. The ‘Dentist’s Dream’ continues to be the ownership of a practice. Thirty years ago, the dream was to graduate from dental school, buy equipment, hang out a shingle and start practicing. Today the road to ownership is a little different. 


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