Author: Robert M. Hales

Robert brings to the table an exceptionally diverse set of skills cultivated over many years as a dentist, research scholar, and health writer. His profound understanding of dental sciences, built on the sturdy pillars of hands-on practice and continuous research, breathes life into his captivatingly informative pieces. Filled with insights into the latest innovations in dental care, his writings do more than merely educate. They inspire readers to prioritize and champion their oral health. Robert's knack for transforming complex dental jargon into comprehensible language makes him a trusted oral health guide for readers across generations.

Colgate has collaborated with seven-year-old musical prodigy Miles Bonham to create an original song called “Brushin’ My Teeth.” With his impressive musical talents and a whopping 2.3 million Instagram followers, Miles showcases his skills by playing eight different instruments and providing a behind-the-scenes look into his song creation process. Earlier this year, Miles gained viral fame by creating a beat using only his Colgate toothbrush. Inspired by his talent, Colgate decided to partner with Miles and transform his beat into a catchy two-minute song. The composition incorporates sounds from Colgate’s innovative oral care products and aims to entertain while encouraging…

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Dr. Frank Spear, co-founder of Spear Education, will be leading a highly anticipated seminar titled “Targeting Clinical Success, Reducing Risk of Failure.” This two-day event, set to take place on March 1-2, 2024, at Spear Education’s campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, aims to equip clinicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate complex cases and effectively communicate with patients. The seminar will cover a wide range of topics, including establishing vertical dimension, addressing anterior edentulous ridges, achieving precise placement of facial margins, assessing periodontal and esthetic statuses, and differentiating between real and perceived failures. Participants will have the opportunity to…

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On Giving Tuesday, Firefly, a prominent provider of children’s oral care solutions, is making a noteworthy contribution by donating 775,000 toothbrushes to Baby2Baby, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing essential items to children in poverty. This generous donation, valued at over $2.5 million, highlights Firefly’s commitment to promoting healthy oral care habits and positively impacting children’s well-being. Firefly is renowned for its innovative range of oral care products, which include brushes, rinses, and pastes designed to encourage healthy habits in children. By incorporating imagination, fun, and games into the bathroom experience, Firefly ensures that developing these habits is not…

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Many dentists find themselves caught in a never-ending cycle of busyness that doesn’t necessarily translate into revenue growth. The pressure to see more patients and extend working hours, coupled with the prioritization of volume over quality care due to insurance coverage, can be overwhelming. However, simply filling the schedule with more patients is not the solution. Instead, dentists should focus on attracting premium patients who are willing to invest in comprehensive treatment plans and refer others to the practice. To address this challenge, there are seven principles that dentists should consider. First and foremost, effective marketing is crucial for attracting…

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Delta Dental of Tennessee has launched its annual holiday campaign, pledging $75,000 in donations to children’s hospitals across the state. The funding will be distributed based on public input, with Tennesseans encouraged to choose the hospital they want to receive additional funds from Delta Dental. The campaign will run until December 25th and can be accessed online and through social media platforms. This year’s holiday card, designed by Avery Lynch, a teenager from Mt. Juliet, features a cheerful penguin. Avery’s journey with glaucoma began when she noticed difficulties in seeing the classroom board even from the front row. Her parents…

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Dr. Augustyn also addresses the issue of patient dissatisfaction with smile makeovers. She explains that this can be particularly challenging for female providers, as patients may have higher expectations and demand perfection. She recalls an incident where a patient named Lisa was unhappy with her smile makeover and blamed Dr. Augustyn for not meeting her unrealistic expectations. Dr. Augustyn emphasizes the importance of setting realistic goals and managing patient expectations from the beginning. She advises fellow female providers to communicate openly with their patients, educate them about the limitations of cosmetic dentistry, and ensure that they have a thorough understanding…

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eAssist Dental Solutions, the leading dental billing company in the country, has announced its participation in the highly anticipated 99th Annual Greater NY Dental Meeting and Exposition (GNYDM). This event, which is considered one of the largest Dental Congresses in the United States, attracts thousands of healthcare professionals from around the world. eAssist will be showcasing its comprehensive revenue cycle management services at the exhibition, highlighting the unique combination of technology and skilled billing professionals that sets them apart in the industry. Taking place from November 26-29, the GNYDM is a must-attend event for those in the dental field. eAssist…

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Owandy Radiology Inc., a prominent manufacturer in the dental industry, is preparing to introduce its latest innovation at the upcoming 2023 Greater New York Dental Meeting. The Owandy-IOS, an AI-enhanced digital intraoral scanner, is set to revolutionize the field of digital imaging in dentistry. Boris Loyez, the company’s VP of sales and marketing, emphasizes that the Owandy-IOS raises the bar in digital imaging by combining advanced optics and imaging technology. The Owandy-IOS is equipped with a range of impressive features and benefits that make it a game-changer in the industry. This state-of-the-art scanner offers high-quality imaging capabilities, enabling dentists to…

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DEXIS, a leader in dental imaging technologies, will be participating in the upcoming 2023 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) to showcase its latest releases. The company is excited to present the DEXIS OP 3D LX and DEXassist Solution through hands-on demonstrations during the event. One of the main attractions at the exhibition will be the opportunity for dental professionals to explore the DEXIS ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH OP 3D LX firsthand. This cutting-edge device offers expanded 3D diagnostic capabilities, and attendees will have the chance to witness its innovative features up close. DEXIS solution experts will be available to provide live demonstrations…

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Renowned cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Morgan, has recently shared his insights on the key factors that contribute to the creation of highly aesthetic composite restorations. With his international recognition and expertise in aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Morgan has become a leading authority in the field. One of the crucial elements in fabricating aesthetic composite restorations, according to Dr. Morgan, is the ability to recreate the natural anatomy of the tooth. The handling properties of composite materials play a significant role in achieving this. Dr. Morgan personally favors the handling properties of Kuraray Noritake’s CLEARFIL Majesty composites. In addition to natural anatomy,…

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