Successful Self-Dentistry

How to Avoid the Dentist Without Ignoring Your Teeth

Author: Nadine Artemis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987707321

Category: Teeth

Page: 116

View: 342

Holistic Dental Care

The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums

Author: Nadine Artemis

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947213

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 9616

A comprehensive guide to natural, do-it-yourself oral care, Holistic Dental Care introduces simple, at-home dental procedures that anyone can do. Highlighted with fifty-three full-color photos and illustrations, this book offers dental self-care strategies and practices that get to the core of the problems in our mouths--preventing issues from taking root and gently restoring dental health. Based on a "whole body approach" to oral care, Holistic Dental Care addresses the limits of the traditional approach that treats only the symptoms and not the source of body imbalances. Taking readers on a tour of the ecology of the mouth, dental health expert and author Nadine Artemis describes the physiology of the teeth and the sources of bacteria and decay. Revealing the truth about the artificial chemicals in many toothpastes and mouthwashes, Artemis also discusses the harmful effects of mercury fillings and the much safer ceramic filling options that are available. Covering topics that include healthy nutrition, oral care for children, and the benefits of botanical substances and plant extracts for maintaining oral health, Artemis introduces a comprehensive eight-step self-dentistry protocol that offers an effective way to prevent decay, illness, acidic saliva, plaque build-up, gum bleeding, inflammation, and more.

How to Become Dentally Self Sufficient

Author: Robert O. Nara,Steven A. Mariner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0933420013

Category: Dentistry

Page: 188

View: 4541

Successful Local Anesthesia for Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics

Author: Al Reader,John Nusstein,Melissa Drum

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL)

ISBN: 9780867157437

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 422

Fear of pain is the number one reason people give for not making regular visits to the dentist. At the same time, a majority of dentists report experiencing anesthesia-related problems during restorative dental procedures. If dentists are able to provide painless treatment, patient compliance and satisfaction are likely to improve. Pulpal anesthesia is a vital part of the delivery of dental care for restorative dentists and endodontists. Administration of local anesthesia is invariably the first procedure they perform and it affects everything they do thereafter. If the patient is not adequately anesthetized, difficulties inevitably arise. This book will help you successfully anesthetize your patients using the newest technology and drugs available. It presents the rationale, advantages, and limitations of the various anesthetic agents and routes of administration. A special emphasis is placed on supplemental anesthetic techniques that are essential to the practice of dentistry.

Money - By the Mouthful!

Author: Robert O. Nara,Steven Alexander Mariner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0933420005

Category: Preventive dentistry

Page: 159

View: 4024

Holistic Dental Care

The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums

Author: Nadine Artemis

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947213

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 1413

A comprehensive guide to natural, do-it-yourself oral care, Holistic Dental Care introduces simple, at-home dental procedures that anyone can do. Highlighted with fifty-three full-color photos and illustrations, this book offers dental self-care strategies and practices that get to the core of the problems in our mouths--preventing issues from taking root and gently restoring dental health. Based on a "whole body approach" to oral care, Holistic Dental Care addresses the limits of the traditional approach that treats only the symptoms and not the source of body imbalances. Taking readers on a tour of the ecology of the mouth, dental health expert and author Nadine Artemis describes the physiology of the teeth and the sources of bacteria and decay. Revealing the truth about the artificial chemicals in many toothpastes and mouthwashes, Artemis also discusses the harmful effects of mercury fillings and the much safer ceramic filling options that are available. Covering topics that include healthy nutrition, oral care for children, and the benefits of botanical substances and plant extracts for maintaining oral health, Artemis introduces a comprehensive eight-step self-dentistry protocol that offers an effective way to prevent decay, illness, acidic saliva, plaque build-up, gum bleeding, inflammation, and more.

Your Essential Guide to Dental School Admissions

30 Successful Application Essays and Collective Wisdom from Young Dentists

Author: Helen Yang

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985316188

Category:

Page: 156

View: 4120

A GUIDE FOR PRE-DENTS, WRITTEN BY DENTISTSEach year, more than 11,000 aspiring pre-dents apply for admission to US dental schools. It is no longer enough to get above-average grades and DAT scores. How do you stand out and make a compelling case for why YOU should be accepted over someone else with a similar profile? This book, the first of its kind, contains the collective wisdom of young dentists nationwide who got into their dream schools. It includes 30 outstanding personal statements published for the first time, with commentary on what makes them compelling. We hope this book will inspire and guide you to success! Table of Contents: i) Contributors ii) Preface iii) Part I: Chapter 1: Assemble an Outstanding Application Chapter 2: Write a Winning Personal Statement Chapter 3: Ace the Interviews Chapter 4: Map Your Road to Dental School iv) Part II: 30 Personal Statements

Renegade Beauty

The Complete Guide to Healthy Skin and Natural Radiance

Author: Nadine Artemis

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583949690

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 200

View: 9135

Nadine Artemis invites us to rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness, to abandon established regimes and commercial products, and to embrace orenegadeo beauty-a practice of doing less and allowing the elements and the life force of Nature to revive the body, skin, and soul so that the natural radiance of our own beauty can shine through. This engaging book explains how our ancestors lived deeply rooted in and reliant on nature, though now we have lost our connection with the elements that once sustained us. The author takes us on a trip to the not too distant past when our lives were integrated with nature, which furnished our health and beauty. She exposes the philosophy that caused this shift and examines why and when we withdrew from the natural world around us, and the devastating health, emotional, and cultural problems that resulted. Along the way, she reviews historical definitions of beauty from ancient Egypt to Plato, the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods, and the Golden Mean. Anyone stuck in perpetual loops of new products, facials, and dermatologist appointments will find answers as Artemis introduces the energizing elements of sun, fresh air, water, the earth, and plants. She invites readers to ditch their regimes and simplify their routines as she leads us on a joyful journey of cellular rejuvenation. Tackling common beauty complaints, she offers practical botanical, microbial, and dietary suggestions to rejuvenate the cells, reenergize health, and allow beauty to bloom. She draws on current nutrition research to advise us about which foods are health sustaining and which should be avoided. As we shift toward chemical free and environmentally safe self-care products, this book is a comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to simplify their self-care routine, discover their own radiant beauty, and take their health into their own hands.

So You Want to Be a Dentist?

What You Must Know If You Want to Succeed in Dentistry

Author: Marcus Neff D D S,Troy Stevens D. D. S.,Ryder Waldron D. D. S.

Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services

ISBN: 9781483402123

Category:

Page: 56

View: 757

So you want to be a dentist? Do you know what it will take to succeed in dentistry today? With over 30 years of experience in dentistry, the authors have unique and honest insight into what it takes to be a successful dentist. Dental school teaches you how to perform the dental treatment, but it doesn't teach you how to run a dental practice, manage a full staff and patients, or negotiate the financial responsibilities that are involved--to name only a few. This book will give you a head start on the competition. This book is a must read for the pre-dental student and the dental school student looking to not just be a dentist, but be a successful dentist. The authors have over 30 years of combined experience as practicing dentists. All three took different routes on their way to dental school and then into private practice giving them a unique perspective into the various aspects of dentistry.

Advanced Ceramics for Dentistry

Author: James Shen

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0123948363

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 1819

The growth of implant and fixed prosthodontics practices in dentistry has created a rapidly increasing demand for advanced ceramics and ceramic processes. Innovations in ceramics and ceramic processes are vital to ensure reliable and affordable dental-restoration solutions with aesthetically pleasing outcomes. The work aims to engage the bioceramics and engineering communities to meet the challenges of modern dental restoration using advanced ceramics. Incorporating fundamental science, advanced engineering concepts, and clinical outcomes, the work is suitable for bioceramicists, ceramics manufacturers, dental clinicians and biologists. State-of-the-art-coverage encompasses bioresorbable ceramics for bone regeneration and bioactivating surfaces of inert, high-strength ceramics for implantation, keeping research knowledge appropriately updated Discusses transition from the baseline stable and physically stiff ceramics research into engineering of highly coherent laminate composites for prosthetic crowns and bridges Showcases current feasible techniques for producing, in cost-effective and materials-saving ways, long-lasting individualized ceramic components with biocompatibility, complexity and high precision

Essential Microbiology for Dentistry E-Book

Author: Lakshman Samaranayake

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046957

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 5524

The new edition of this highly successful book continues to offer readers everything they require to gain a full understanding of microbiology as it relates to modern dental practice. The rich combination of easy-to-read text together with the extensive artwork programme makes Essential Microbiology for Dentistry the first choice of microbiology textbook for many students of dentistry worldwide. Comprehensive coverage of the subject area makes the book suitable for all aspects of the curriculum Almost 300 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner Contains ‘Key Facts’ boxes to act as useful aide-mémoires Self-assessment sections at the end of each chapter allow students to assess their understanding in key areas of knowledge Addresses the subject on a strictly ‘need-to-know for the dentist’ approach [e.g. only salient bacteria are included with thumbnail sketches of viruses and fungi] Contains a detailed - and now expanded - glossary and abbreviations list Contains the latest organism nomenclature and information regarding unculturable bacteria and novel molecular technology Includes a highly expanded section on oral biofilms and their relevance to systemic disease such as heart disease, diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes and nosocomial pneumonia Contains a brand new section on oral immunology – prepared by guest authors – as relevant to dentistry Contains a new section on the microbiology of perimplantitis Presents a fully revised and expanded section on infection control in dentistry encompassing British and American guidelines

Partnerships in Dental Practice

Author: Marc B. Cooper,Marc B. Cooper Dds

Publisher: Sahalie Press

ISBN: 9780976358428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 960

WHY BUY THIS BOOK? Because It Answers the Hard Questions Economically, dental partnerships make great sense in terms of optimizing assets, sharing costs, increasing revenues and fine-tuning division of labor. Yet in the United States, over 80% of dentists practice solo, and this figure has held steady for decades. What causes this overwhelming and enduring pattern of dentists continuing to practice solo? Top practice management advisers now declare, "One sure way to realize a return on investment in your practice is to transition the practice from a solo to a partnered enterprise." They recommend the best route to be through the process of associateship to partnership, selling 50% to the partner, then continuing to work in the practice and selling the remaining 50% downstream. This works only if and when the partnership works. What do you do with an expanded practice if the partnership doesn't work? The majority of dental associateships and partnerships underperform or fail altogether. Although no clear studies are available, a number of dental journals report the failure rate in dental partnerships to be somewhere between 70% and 90%. Why do dental partnerships have such an extremely high morbidity rate? Nearly all associateships and partnerships begin with tremendous goodwill, excitement and enthusiasm. The future appears extremely bright. However, it is not uncommon that within five years, the shine disappears and is replaced with dissatisfaction. What causes partnerships to unravel? When an associateship-to-partnership fails, the costs are extremely high in terms of money, time and emotional distress. The effect on staff performance and patient relations can be demoralizing as well. Partnership failure in dental practices costs hundreds of millions of dollars every year and untold emotional damage. What can be done to prevent this? Surveys reveal the majority of dentists have difficulty in communications, particularly with their associates or partners. Consequently, they are ineffective at handling problems directly, resolving conflicts and making mutual business decisions. What are the factors that thwart a dentist's ability to effectively communicate to an associate or partner? It seems dentists are in a quandary. A clear path to economic freedom and asset optimization exists through recruiting an associate and transitioning the associate to a partner. The problem is most dental partnerships don't work. This book provides answers to the most common and destructive issues and problems that cause dental partnerships to fail. If you are considering a partnership as a strategy, or if you currently have an associate or partner, this book will enhance your ability to succeed.

Emerging Nanotechnologies in Dentistry

Processes, Materials and Applications

Author: Karthikeyan Subramani,Waqar Ahmed

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 1455778575

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 412

View: 6421

New nanomaterials are leading to a range of emerging dental treatments that utilize more biomimetic materials that more closely duplicate natural tooth structure (or bone, in the case of implants). The use of nanostructures that will work in harmony with the body’s own regenerative processes (eg, to restore tooth structure or alveolar bone) are moving into clinical practice. This book brings together an international team of experts from the fields of nanomaterials, biomedical engineering and dentistry, to cover the new materials and techniques with potential for use intra-orally or extra-orally for the restoration, fixation, replacement, or regeneration of hard and soft tissues in and about the oral cavity and craniofacial region. New dental nanotechnologies include the use of advanced inorganic and organic materials, smart and biomimetic materials, tissue engineering and drug delivery strategies. Book prepared by an interdisciplinary and international group of bio-nanomaterial scientists and dental/oral biomedical researchers Comprehensive professional reference for the subject covering materials fabrication and use of materials for all major diagnostic and therapeutic dental applications – repair,restoration, regeneration, implants and prevention Book focuses in depth on the materials manufacturing processes involved with emphasis on pre-clinical and clinical applications, use and biocompatibility

Guidelines for Adhesive Dentistry

The Key to Success

Author: Francesco Mangani,Antonio Cerutti,Angelo Putignano

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL)

ISBN: 9781850971795

Category: Medical

Page: 417

View: 5342

Biomaterials for Oral and Dental Tissue Engineering

Author: Lobat Tayebi,Keyvan Moharamzadeh

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081009674

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 562

View: 6355

Biomaterials for Oral and Dental Tissue Engineering examines the combined impact of materials, advanced techniques and applications of engineered oral tissues. With a strong focus on hard and soft intraoral tissues, the book looks at how biomaterials can be manipulated and engineered to create functional oral tissue for use in restorative dentistry, periodontics, endodontics and prosthodontics. Covering the current knowledge of material production, evaluation, challenges, applications and future trends, this book is a valuable resource for materials scientists and researchers in academia and industry. The first set of chapters reviews a wide range of biomaterial classes for oral tissue engineering. Further topics include material characterization, modification, biocompatibility and biotoxicity. Part Two reviews strategies for biomaterial scaffold design, while chapters in parts three and four review soft and hard tissues. Connects materials science with restorative dentistry Focuses on the unique field of intraoral tissues Highlights long-term biocompatibility and toxicity of biomaterials for engineered oral tissues

The Dental Diet

The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

Author: Steven Lin

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401953182

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 344

View: 4431

Throughout the years, dental health has often been characterized as a reflection of our overall health, where bad oral health results from issues with other parts of our body. But what if we flipped the paradigm? What if we thought about dental health as the foundation for our physical health as a whole? Dr. Steven Lin, an experienced dentist and the world’s first dental nutritionist, has analyzed our ancestral traditions, epigenetics, gut health, and the microbiome in order to develop food-based principles for a literal top-down holistic health approach. Merging dental and nutritional science, Dr. Lin lays out the dietary program that can help ensure you won’t need dental fillings or cholesterol medications —and give you the resources to raise kids who develop naturally straight teeth. With our mouth as the gatekeeper of our gut, keeping our oral microbiome balanced will create a healthy body through a healthy mouth. Dr. Lin arms you with a 40-day meal plan, complete with the Dental Diet food pyramid, exercises for the mouth, recipes, and cooking techniques to help you easily and successfully implement his techniques into your everyday life. The tools to improve overall wellness levels and reverse disease are closer than we think —in our markets, in our pantries, and, most frequently, in our mouths —if not just a well-chosen bite or two away.

The $10,000 a Day Dentist

50 Ways to Create a Highly Successful Practice

Author: Dr Bill Williams

Publisher: Llumina Press

ISBN: 9781625505132

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 8343

The $10,000 A Day Dentist is a creative look at how Dr. Alex Middleton, the Guide, comes to know and influence the careers of five dentists with his insights and advice."Helping Dentists Finish Well" is the theme of the book, both those starting out fresh from dental school and those nearing the time where they ponder how and when to transition from full time practice to part time and retirement as well as all stages in between. Alex shares 50 real-world ways to build a successful practice. The $10,000 a day dentist is not a figment of the imagination and this book shows how it can be a reality for any dentist. - Introducing Alex the Guide - How to Create the Perfect Day - Conquering the Big Five in Dentistry - Focus on Productivity and Profits - Decide Today - Succeed Tomorrow "Wow...are you up for an out-of-the-box challenge? Just read the prologue, and you will never do dentistry the same again! Who wins? The patient first! Then, the dentist and staff, from this incredible, prophetic plan for not only increased productivity, but increased love for the art form we provide for our patients, utilizing 21st century, amazing dentistry! Dr. Williams shares with authenticity, vulnerability and amazing experience!" -Naomi Rhode, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, co-founder of SmartPractice "As always, Dr. Bill Williams is the consummate master at finding the cheese - after it's been moved! The always vigilant and fearless crusader at expanding beyond self-imposed thought-paradigm boundaries, Bill has successfully conquered his own limitations along with many real-world Goliaths. And now he shows us, once again, how we can do it, too. I say, hurrah for champions like Dr. Bill Williams who mark the path, blaze the trail, and show us through his accomplished example how we can harden and polish our own metal - just as he has done." -Lee Ostler, DDS, past-president of American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) "Five stars! I've had the honor and privilege to know Dr. Bill Williams as both a mentor and a friend....The $10,000 A Day Dentist is a solid pillar of knowledge that every dentist should read. In his book, Dr. Bill takes the reader on a journey through the eyes of Dr. Alex Middleton, the guide, the mentor, who has already been down the path and now leads others to their dreams and goals. Bill very well-describes what he calls 'The Five Truths' and breaks down what it takes to become a 'Decathlon Dentist.' Bill Williams is a man of faith, integrity and character of the highest regard - as a guide and mentor, I can think of no one better to lead the charge for today's dentist." -Dr. David Phelps, DDS, owner and founder, Freedom Founders Mastermind Community "Dr. Williams gives readers the tools to understand themselves, which is key to being the dentist you always wanted to be and leading a purpose-driven life. Easy to relate to, Dr. Williams teaches readers how to avoid bottlenecks and other obstacles to success. You'll finish the book with a better understanding of yourself, and how to take your future into your own hands." -Tonya Lanthier, RDH, founder of DentalPost.net "Bill has discovered the secrets to having a million-dollar practice....His strategies to build massive influence and to build a high-performance team are golden. Bill breaks down the keys to success in every phase of dentistry, and shows you exactly how to fast-track success, so that you can make a bigger impact and achieve your personal dreams. -Anissa Holmes, DMD, author of Delivering WOW: How Dentists Can Build A Fascinating Brand And Achieve More While Working Less!

Introduction to Dental Materials - E-Book

Author: Richard Van Noort

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437815

Category: Medical

Page: 306

View: 2068

This textbook considers the properties and applications of dental materials and includes all the necessary basic science and clinical applications. Virtually all procedures in restorative dentistry make use of a dental material. Among these materials are metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, and their uses include filling of cavities and root canals and the making of impressions or replicas of teeth and tissues prior to the construction of crowns, bridges and dentures. All dental students need to acquire a working knowledge of both the properties and applications of the materials which they will use. Written in an accessible friendly style which provides core information only – perfect for the busy dental student! Rich with pull-out boxes, tables, line artworks and photographs Describes the structure of materials with chapters on atomic bonding, metals, ceramics and polymers Explores the use of clinical dental materials including resin bonding to enamel and dentine and impression materials Describes the use of laboratory and related dental materials used in the construction of fixed and removable prostheses Contains everything that students need for BDS and equivalent exams! Includes new section on dental implant materials Completely new self-assessment section helps you get through the exam! Now published in full colour throughout

Managing a Dental Practice

The Genghis Khan Way

Author: Michael R. Young

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846193966

Category: Medical

Page: 134

View: 2618

The parallel aims of a dental practice are to deliver excellent patient care through highly trained and motivated employees and to maximise income and profit. Achieving these aims as a practice manager demands a clear vision, sound preparation, planning and marshalling of resources, broad business knowledge, an understanding of a rapidly changing world, and above all wise judgement. So why Genghis Khan? Although some in the West see him in negative terms, the Mongol leader created one of the world's greatest empires. His hugely successful strategies included intelligence gathering, understanding his rivals' motivations, being quick to learn and adopt new technologies and ideas, and successful people management. Genghis Khan is one of history's most charismatic and dynamic leaders - and you will need all his skill, strength and tenacity to succeed in both dentistry and business. This how to.' book on survival and empire-building in the dentistry business is ideal for anyone who owns, aspires to own, or is involved in managing a practice. It contains advice relevant to both small and large practices, to dentists working in the National Health Service (NHS) and private practice, and to general and specialist practices.

The Smile Stealers: The Fine and Foul Art of Dentistry

Author: Richard Barnett

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500773866

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 8659

An incisive and startling international review of the evolution of dentistry from the Bronze Age to the present day, presented in a gorgeous package This achingly fascinating book follows the evolution of dentistry throughout the world from the Bronze Age to the present day, featuring captivating, grim illustrations of the tools and techniques of dentistry through the ages. It charts the changing social attitudes toward the purpose and practice of dentistry from the crude and painful endeavors of early civilizations to the fluoridated water, cosmetic surgery, and heightened expectations of today. Organized chronologically, The Smile Stealers interleaves beautiful and gruesome 3D objects, technical illustrations, and paintings from the Wellcome Collection’s unique medical archive of material from Europe, America, and the Far East with seven authoritative and eloquent themed articles from medical historian Richard Barnett. Including previously unseen illustrations, this comprehensive review of the development of the trade and discipline of dentistry covers topics as diverse as the very first dentures, the smile revolution in eighteenth-century portraiture, and the role of dentistry in forensic science. The Smile Stealers is guaranteed to appeal to those who see the beauty in medicine and biology as it probes the growth of dentistry.