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"It's important for every member of the practice team to recognize that they have an effect on each patient's experience," said Dr. Terry G. O'Toole, chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice. "Every contact has the potential to be special, and every interaction can demonstrate the practice's commitment to delivering exceptional service to every patient, every time."
To help other dental professionals understand how they fit in with oncologists, head and neck surgeons and other health professionals when it comes to helping patients with oropharyngeal cancer, experts from the ADA, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Chicago Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will speak at a symposium preceding ADA 2017 – America's Dental Meeting.
German company Argon Dental showcased its comprehensive solution for dental implantology at the International Dental Show (IDS) last week for the first time. Dental Tribune Online met with medical product consultant Andreas Halamoda to speak with him about the move and the advantages of the product range. Dental Tribune Online: Argon Dental exhibited in Hall 4 at IDS for the first time at this year. Was this planned? Andreas Halamoda: Our aim was to set up in Hall 4 because there is more going on here in the field of implantology. Although we are located on the fringes this year, this is a great fit for our booth design. Despite this, our goal is to work our way towards the middle a little and hence into the mainstream. Through our efforts, our company is growing well. Our international business is very important for us, because the quality of German-made products at an affordable price is worth a great deal to foreign medical professionals.
Sterilization is key to patient safety. Clinicians need to ensure their instruments are completely clean before using them again. Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed an ultrasound device that they say improves water’s ability to get tools clean—and teeth clean, too. The StarStream supplies a gentle stream of water through a nozzle that generates ultrasound and tiny bubbles that automatically scrub surfaces. It dramatically improves the cleaning power of water while reducing the need for additives and heating, saving energy costs and pollution risks.
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The equipment is portable and can be set up in about 20 minutes. For example, it includes a digital x-ray machine that is about the size of a large hair dryer. Glassman notes that it takes a lot less radiation to expose a digital sensor than traditional film. All of the patient’s information then goes into a laptop and uploaded to a cloud-based server, which associated dentists can access from their offices.
“Dentists have to have their heads forward and looking down a lot, so they’re always going to have some neck issues,” she said. “When dentists are working on a patient, their heads are flexed and theirs neck are bent to the side, and their bodies are twisted. That’s not a comfortable position that any of us would hold for very long. But they hold it.”