Dental Burs: What Every Dentist Should Know


What are dental burs? Dental burs are an essential part of everyday general dentistry. The rotary instruments, designed for cutting hard tissues such as tooth enamel or bone, come in various shapes, sizes and grits with two or more sharp-edge blades and multiple cutting edges.   Historically used in the preparation of tooth restoration as […]

Dental Cement: What You Need to Know


If you are having difficulty choosing the proper dental cement for your restorations, it’s time to stop and learn a little more about it.    It is well known that dental cement has been used in restorations for a long time; it is what gives restorations their bonding power. These composites provide the ability to […]

How to Deal With Difficult Patients

How to Deal With Difficult Patients

Any healthcare appointment can cause stress, but a visit to the dentist’s office can be incredibly challenging. Anxiety can heighten the emotional response and produce the “difficult” patient, the “1% of patients who cause 99% of the problems.”s When faced with unreasonable, aggressive, and demanding patients, dental professionals must draw on their experience, empathy, and […]

Emergency Dental Care


Urgent Dental Emergencies Being able to treat dental urgencies is what separates outstanding dental units from standard dental units. What may or may not be considered an emergency can be a subjective topic; a tooth falling out, a toothache, a chipped tooth, or pain from a dental crown are situations that the patient will feel […]

Routine Dental Care


Timing is crucial No matter how many years of experience a Dental Practitioner might have, either a dental school undergrad or an adept dentist with an outstanding practicing path, these professionals consider routine dental care the foundation for any service a patient may require. Oral health starts at home with at least 2-times-a-day teeth brushing […]

Amalgams: Everything you need to know

Amalgams: Everything You Need to Know

Amalgams, commonly referred to as filling or “silver fillings” because of their appearance, have been used for many years for restorations in dentistry to fill cavities caused by caries.  Dental amalgam continues to be recognized as one of the most successful direct restorative materials. It is especially recommended for patients at moderate to high caries […]

Biosafety in dentistry in times of COVID-19

Biosafety in dentistry in times of COVID-19

Biosafety in dentistry in times of COVID-19 In December 2019, fatal pneumonia cases occurred in the city of Wuhan, China. After genetic analysis, the cause of this agent was determined as an unknown coronavirus. The disease was named coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19). The virus was initially called 2019-nCoV, and later renamed SARS coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). […]