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(locked)Enamel Craze Lines

July 1, 2014

Enamel craze lines are a common clinical finding, especially in older patients and in patients who brux. These craze lines frequently are discolored and may present as clear in color, grey, or brown. The clinical question is, when do enamel craze lines need restoration and when should we leave them untreated? Read More »

(locked)Building a Team to Build Your New Dental Practice

July 1, 2014

Venturing out to start your own dental practice can be very exciting — and overwhelming. It is important for any
dentist/owner to start developing a team of dental professionals from the very beginning to help navigate the
process. Understanding that all aspects of dentistry are specialized and that dental clinics are not typical projects, working with the proper team will save time, money, and headaches. Read More »

(locked)Palatal Anesthesia: Comparison of Four Techniques for Decreasing Injection Discomfort

July 1, 2014

The aim of this study was to evaluate the patient’s perceived pain response to injection and anesthetic deposition for the greater palatine nerve block. This prospective, single-blind study evaluating three injection techniques to reduce posterior palatal injection pain to a control injection method showed no significant reduction in pain with any of the three techniques. Furthermore, 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane placed with pressure for 10 seconds appeared injurious to the oral mucosa. Read More »

Dr. R. David Resch Receives President’s Award

May 1, 2014

Dr. R. David Resch was selected as the recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) President’s Award. He was honored by over 9,000 dental professionals in attendance at the MDA’s annual convention, the Star of the North Meeting at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. Read More »

Dr. Michael Zakula Receives 2014 Guest of Honor Award

May 1, 2014

Dr. Michael Zakula was selected as the recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) 2014 Guest of Honor Award. He was honored by over 9,000 dental professionals in attendance at the MDA’s annual convention, the Star of the North Meeting at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. Read More »

Dr. Michael Hamann Receives 2014 Outstanding Service Award

May 1, 2014

Dr. Michael Hamann was selected as the recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) 2014 Outstanding Service Award. He was honored by over 9,000 dental professionals in attendance at the MDA’s annual convention, the Star of the North Meeting at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. Read More »

Dr. Jeanni Foss Receives 2014 Humanitarian Service Award

May 1, 2014

Dr. Jeanni Foss was selected as the recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) 2014 Humanitarian Service Award. She was honored for her dedication to her profession and community by over 9,000 dental professionals in attendance at the MDA’s annual convention, the Star of the North Meeting at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. Read More »

(locked)Cone-Beam Computed Tomography

May 1, 2014

It is interesting to observe the adoption of new technology in dentistry and orthodontics. Of particular interest is the use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) as the imaging protocol of choice for comprehensive orthodontic treatment. A concise review of the diffusion of innovation in dentistry was published by Parashos and Messer, who concluded that the adoption of technology is affected by factors that “include a complex interplay of perceived benefits and advantages, and psychosocial and behavioral factors, in decision-making.” Read More »