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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom And Its Application In Dentistry

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom And Its Application In Dentistry
This paper is an overview of dental digital asset management, discussing the processes of downloading, browsing, organizing, categorizing, rating, keyword usage, exporting, and backing up digital assets, all utilizing Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom software. Future articles will discuss the technical "how-to" aspects of the software.

Author(s): Steven H. Goldstein, DDS
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Legal Considerations in the Use of Cone Beam Computer Tomography Imaging

Legal Considerations in the Use of Cone Beam Computer Tomography Imaging
Cone beam computed tomography imaging represents a paradigm shift for enhancing diagnosis and treatment planning. Questions regarding cone beam computed tomography's associated legal responsibility are addressed, including cone beam tomography necessity, recognition of pathosis in the scan's entire volume, adequate training, informed consent and/or refusal and current court status of cone bean computed tomography. Judicious selection and prudent use of cone beam computed tomography technology to protect and promote patient safety and efficacious treatment complies with the standard of care.

Author(s): Edwin J Zinman, DDS, JD;DDS, JD; Stuart C. White, DDS, PHD; Sotirios Tetradis, DDS, PHD
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Ethics versus Legal Informed Consent— A Distinction with  Little Difference

Ethics versus Legal Informed Consent— A Distinction with Little Difference
The core principles of dental ethics and legal standards of care have similar foundations. Both are dedicated to place the patient’s best interest as primary and the practitioner’s interest as secondary. Similarities between ethics and the law demonstrate that most often there may be distinctions but little core differences. Informed consent principles illustrate the comparison between dental ethics and the law.

Author(s): Edwin J Zinman, DDS, JD
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Optimizing Referral Team Collaboration Using Dynamic Visual Software

Optimizing Referral Team Collaboration Using Dynamic Visual Software
As we move deeper into the 21st century, technology will continue to play a greater role in the way dentists communicate.

Author(s): Steven J. Feldman, DDS
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In Practice with Dr. Sergio Rubinstein & Dr. Alan J. Nidetz

In Practice with Dr. Sergio Rubinstein & Dr. Alan J. Nidetz
In our practice, we strive to provide the best possible restorative and prosthetic dentistry there is. However, the question that often arises is: How many more new gadgets do we need in our office and which ones are really going to improve the quality of our care?

Author(s): Sergio Rubinstein, DDS
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How to Survive & Thrive in Uncertain Times

How to Survive & Thrive in Uncertain Times
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Author(s): Roger P. Levin, DDS
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Get the Second Opinion Right the First Time

Get the Second Opinion Right the First Time
“Originally published in Inside Dentistry, 2008;4(9):40,42. Copyright 2008. AEGIS Communications. Reprinted with permission.”

Author(s): Roger P. Levin, DDS
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Inheriting the Unhappy Patient

Inheriting the Unhappy Patient
A serious problem that challenges any interdisciplinary team is inheriting treatment that is already in progress but not proceeding appropriately in the eyes of the patient. When the patient senses that the initial treatment plan, progress, or sequence is irregular and convoluted, rather than smooth and well executed, they may seek a second opinion. How do you handle these opinions when you know that the treatment could be improved? Do you call the doctors currendy treating the patient? Do you refer…

Author(s): Vincent G. Kokich, Sr., DDS, MSD;David P. Matthews, DDS, Frank M. Spear, DDS, MSD
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