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Dental anxiety

dental anxiety

How the dental office can help with dental anxiety Dental anxiety is arguably the number one cause people do not come to the dental office. Anything the office can do to help with this anxiety will help both the patient and the dentist. How can staff help with dental anxiety? The first step is empathy […]

How to find a good dentist

Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

Tips on how to find a good dentist Below is the text we have on a moving away page we give to patients that are leaving the area for good. Usually this is given to retired individuals that are moving away, but anyway can use these tips to help find a good dentist. Finding a […]

Radiolucency on pano

dentigerous cyst

What is that radiolucency on your pano? Radiolucency on pano? What is it? I’m going to slowly update with more interesting finds. A radiolucency found on pano is a regular finding in dentistry. So what is the radiolucency that you found on the pano? Typically you can decide by location what the lesion is, but […]

Bad dental work

tooth

Filling not even close to where it should be When composite is placed on the tops of teeth where it should not be it will interfere with the bite. This will cause symptoms similar to the symptoms of someone needing a root canal. It needs to be adjusted back to where it belongs.

Boxer mouth guard

boxer mouth guard

Creating a boxer mouth guard or MMA fighter mouth guard Boxer mouth guard and MMA mouth guard fabrication is different than a typical mouth guard that we create. How is a MMA mouth guard or boxer mouth guard different than a traditional mouth guard? Boxers and MMA mouth guards and are totally different than the […]

Internal bleaching

internal bleaching

Interested in internal bleaching after a root canal? Internal bleaching is a procedure your dentist does to whiten a dark tooth after doing a root canal. The root canal may have been years ago or may be done at the same time as the bleaching. What are the internal bleaching steps? Internal whitening is a […]

Diabetic screening dental code

Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

What is the diabetic screening dental code? Diabetic screening dental code is D0411. It is new for 2018. Diabetic screening dental code use. We do not have an HbA1c monitor in the office but are considering getting one. From what I have read some plans pay for this but most do not. The cost is […]

Enameloplasty dental code

enameloplasty before and after

What is the enameloplasty code? What is the cost? Before and after? Enameloplasty code refers to the ADA dental code we use for removal of tooth structure without replacement. The dental code is in the D9971 and we most often use it for minor cosmetic corrections. Other common names for the enameloplasty code D9971? The […]

Dental psychology

four stages of competence

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 […]