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What is the most benficial equipment in your office?

One of the most useful high-tech tools a dentist can add to their arsenal today is a dental camera. In the past, dental cameras could easily cost upwards of ten thousand dollars. The hardware was cumbersome and they were extremely difficult to set up and use. The cameras were analog and required high intensity lights ... View more »

Pulp Capping

A patient goes to the dentist for a routine checkup and is told they have a cavity, also known as dental caries or decay. A dentist will remove the dental disease from the tooth and, once all the disease is gone, will place the patient’s choice of restoration in the tooth. However, sometimes the removal ... View more »

Teeth Cleaning 101

Teeth cleaning or prophylaxis is a preventive treatment for diseases of the gum. The procedure involves the removal of tartar or mineralized plaque that can develop even with diligent brushing and flossing. A prophlylaxis is often done by a professional dental hygienist. A typical appointment involves a dentist doing a complete medical and dental history, ... View more »

The CDI Group and Smile Brands partner to create OneSmile Dental Plan

The CDI Group, an industry leader in proprietary discount dental plans, is proud to announce their partnership with Smile Brands, a leading provider of business support services to dental groups in the United States. Working together, CDI and Smile Brands created the OneSmile Dental Plan, an alternative to dental insurance that will give current and ... View more »

Bright Choice Dental Plan New Website

The CDI Group and Blackford Dental Management, LLC, have launched a new website under the name Bright Choice Dental Plan. The new two-tiered plan structure gives patients access to an enhanced online experience. View more »

What is Causing Your Tooth Pain 

Aches, pains, sensitivities, and sores in your mouth can be excruciating. Many people choose to suffer through and hope it will get better, but sometimes the pain does not improve. View more »

5 Signs of Gum Disease

The most common side effect of poor oral health is periodontitis, or gum disease. If you are not visiting the dentist twice a year, brushing twice a day, and flossing regularly, you will most likely develop gum disease. A recent study showed that 47.2% of American adults have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis.* View more »