ADA code changes for 2019 The new ADA dental codes are out for 2019! What are the ADA code changes for 2019? There are a few new codes, some revisions, and some codes that are unnecessary IMHO. Diagnostic code changes for 2019 We now have a blood glucose level test code for those of you […]
Dr. Bryan Bauer was awarded a Fellowship with the Academy Of Dentistry International At a recent dental conference in Honolulu Hawaii Dr. Bryan accepted his Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International. What is the Academy of Dentistry International? The Academy of Dentistry International is the concept of Albert Wasserman, DDS, of San Mateo, California. […]
DEA and dental license renewal websites DEA license Check you DEA license expiration date. Change address or DEA license. Mine expires on 7/31/2019. State of Illinois dental license State of Illinois license renewal.
Enlarged tongue An enlarged tongue can be a natural process or a sign of something. This post is simply here to provide a differential diagnosis for those with enlarged tongues. Enlarged tongue differential diagnosis Most will be simply enlarged because the patient has been living without posterior teeth and the tongue has grown to fill […]
Organizations that dentists can volunteer their time to Freedom Day USA, a national Thank You Movement for the members of our military and their immediate families, along with Veterans. Each business participant is providing a thank you gift, in the form of free services, goods, discounts, and various other offers. A complete list of local […]
Dental tourism risks and dental implant dental tourism risks Dental tourism risks are very real and there is no recourse for patients that have bad work or end up with major infections or permanent damage or nerve damage. All on 4 and dental implants are the highest risk of having major problems. Most patients looking […]
Black band on an extracted tooth? A black band on an extracted tooth is most often seen from tetracycline staining. Typically we see it on a wisdom tooth of a young adult or late teen that took acne medication. What causes the black staining on the extracted tooth? The primary cause is tetracycline or similar […]
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What are the dental teflon tape uses? Dental teflon tape, also known as PTFE tape, has quite an array of uses in dentistry. What is dental teflon tape? The more layman’s term is plumbers tape and the more professional sounding term is PTFE. PTFE stands for polytetrafluoroethylene and if you want to know more about […]
PEARL Network Dentist PEARL network dentist is a dentist that participates in research in private practice through the national organization. What is a PEARL network dentist? First of all, PEARL stands for Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning and that is a good definition as well. The dentists that are in the PEARL network […]
Dental psychology that I like Dental psychology or really just psychology that I find that interests me personally. Dunning–Kruger effect Dunning-Kruger is a failure of metacognition, the ability to gauge what you know and what you don’t know. Although the Dunning–Kruger effect was formulated in 1999, Dunning and Kruger have noted earlier observations along similar […]
What are Bioactive dental materials? Bioactive dental materials release compounds that help regenerate or maintain dental structures. In the past fluoride release was the only mineral that was in bioactive materials. Today we have materials that also release calcium and phosphate ions. Dentists use bioactive materials to remineralize dentin, repair bony defect, and maintain dental […]
Oral dysesthesia – What is it? Oral dysesthesia is a challenging condition for both doctors and patients. It is a painful or unpleasant abnormal sensation that is classified into 2 categories of spontaneous or evoked. The pain is what differentiates this condition from paresthesia. Other difficult conditions in dentistry that may be similar to oral […]
Crown vs filling – when do we do crown and when do we do a filling? Crown vs filling is a very tough thing to decide. Nearly every dentist has their own criteria and that criteria is highly subjective. The same dentist may not even have the same recommendations from year to year and forget […]