Keeping up with the changes to the dental CDT codes is something we have to do every year. One piece is learning the changes, the other is how to implement them. The new CDT code "D4346: Scaling In The Presence of Inflammation" has been very beneficial for our hygiene team and patients in addressing a specific need we didn't have a code for before. In this
Lee Ann Brady DMD
We all have a jar somewhere in our dental office that contains scrap metal from old restorations. We also all have some system for converting that scrap into cash. The question is whether or not you are maximizing the potential value of that metal. I certainly wasn't as I learned recently. In this video I will share the story of how I discovered a much
As we continue our series on food allergies that impact our patients, the next on the list is milk. In this video we will look at materials and products that are contra-indicated with a milk allergy. You may also have patients with a preference to stay away from these if they are vegan.
In this second video about environmental and food allergies, I discuss the importance of knowing if your dental patients are allergic to tree nuts. A product many dentists commonly use may cause a reaction in patients with nut allergies. Also see 1st video in series: Dental Patients and Nickel Allergy
Early in my career we worried about dental patients who were allergic to metal, specifically nickel. The concern was with the base metals we used in porcelain fused-to-metal crowns and the frameworks for partial dentures. You may think that due to the advent of implants and all-ceramic crowns this is no longer relevant. However, I will share why this is
I know we are all familiar with the devastating effects cancer therapy can have on our patient's oral health. We think of chemo and radiation and know this can increase the risk of caries and root resorption. A very common cancer therapy called Androgen Deprivation Therapy can have a significant impact on periodontal risk. In this video we will talk about
While visiting the dental office of a dear friend that practices in Charleston I learned a new trick for detecting old composite resin on teeth. In this video I will share this quick trick that can make the decision to continue to prep easier at chairside.
It is common to think that just because a tooth has had a root canal it has to have a full crown. In this video we will look at what the restorative recommendations are for endodontically treated teeth.