Associates dentist secrets: six simple steps to quadruple Invisalign cases in 60 days

Join Keely Thorne introduce six simple ways for associate dentists to quadruple Invisalign cases on Sunday 6 December at 19:00.

Six simple steps to quadruple your Invisalign cases in 60 days. For frustrated associates wanting to make the most of the 2020 boom in cosmetic dentistry.

During this free live training event you will learn the refined processes that will enable you to reduce in-practice days. Learn ways to increase your number of Invisalign case starts, and therefore dramatically increase your gross income.

Keely Thorne has learned and refined the processes that she will share with you. She will break all of that information down into six very effective yet practical steps. She believes that if you follow these steps, you too will have the same success!

During this free live training event, Keely will show you:

  • How to take control as an associate
  • The step-by-step system that generates Invisalign
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Study exposes human olfactory and brain cells as genuine viral targets of SARS-CoV-2

In a study published in the iScience journal, a research group from Switzerland shows that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) receptors and entry genes are expressed in the human olfactory neuroepithelial cells and brain by observing key molecular players implicated in the infectious process

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Research update: cryolipolysis

Aesthetic Dentistry Today explores the evidence base on the non-invasive fat reduction treatment growing in popularity amongst UK dental practices: cryolipolysis.

Cryolipolysis for the treatment of submental fat: review of the literature

Lipner SR (2018) J Cosmet Dermatol 17(2): 145-51


Submental fat accumulation is a common cosmetic concern. Cryolipolysis utilises non-invasive cooling to lyse adipocytes. A cryolipolysis device was recently approved for treatment of submental fat.


This manuscript provides a review of the preclinical work and clinical trials related to cryolipolysis for the treatment of submental fat. Settings, efficacy, and side effects are also discussed.

Materials and methods

A literature search was performed through Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and CINAHL, using the search terms ‘cryolipolysis’, ‘submental’, and ‘paradoxical adipose hyperplasia’. Additional sources from the original source bibliographies were used to further supplement this review.


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Government pledge to modernise GDC in response to COVID-19

The government has committed to transforming laws related to professional regulators – including the GDC. 

Kicking off a consultation earlier this year – Reducing bureaucracy in the health and social care system: call for evidence – the Department of Health and Social Care has committed to making a change among professional regulators.

This aims to modernise and transform the legal framework of the nine health and care professional regulators. This commitment to regulatory reform would also extend to dentistry and the General Dental Council (GDC).

Dr Raj Rattan, dental director at Dental Protection welcomed the news – but says words need to be put into action.

Bureaucratic burden

‘Dental Protection welcomes the commitment by DHSC to modernise the work of regulators such as the GDC, with the aim of reducing the bureaucratic burden on dental professionals,’ he said.

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COVID-19 pandemic ‘turbocharged’ access crisis in dentistry, says MP

A Member of Parliament says the access crisis in dentistry was ‘turbocharged’ by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

MP Judith Cummins yesterday secured a debate on access to dentistry and oral health inequalities, adding that its necessity is now ‘more urgent than ever’.

Speaking in Parliament, she urged the government to make progress with dental contract reform before inequalities worsen.

She dubbed it ‘the single most important thing that the government can do’, adding that it should be carried out with a view to more prevention.

Cinderella service

‘Dentistry is very much seen as the Cinderella service of the NHS,’ she said.

‘Clearing the backlog will be a considerable challenge. Even in the best of circumstances it would take years, but unfortunately we are not in the best of circumstances.

‘As people who have tried to get dental appointments since June know, dentists are operating with considerably reduced capacity. About 70% of … Read the rest

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COVID-19 may trigger recurrent Guillain–Barré Syndrome episodes, a case study shows

A team of researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, USA, have investigated a case wherein a man experienced recurrent episodes of Guillain–Barré Syndrome after being infected with SARS-CoV-2.

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The impact of COVID-19 on sustainability in dentistry

A year on from the Extinction Rebellion protests in London, and following a COVID-19 pandemic, Alkisti Vousvouni discusses sustainability issues in dentistry.

The UK parliament and EU countries declared a climate emergency in 2019 in an effort to prioritise this complex issue.

As the climate emergency threatens our ecosystem and air quality, it is obvious that it is a healthcare emergency.

COVID-19 has been an inconvenience for some, detrimental for others and certainly a shake-up of the world; an irrefutable awareness of our fragility. Predictions and real life examples such as the Syrian war help us realise the huge risk of the imminent societal collapse should we fail to tackle the climate emergency effectively.

And if you think that the Middle East is a bit too far away, our privileged western world will suffer more in the post-COVID generations.

To paraphrase Greta Thunberg: ‘Our house is on fire and according … Read the rest

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