Viral Articles of 2021 - A Recap
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If 2020 was the year in which a global pandemic tipped the scales in favor of online learning, then 2021 sealed the deal! As we unwind the year which zoomed by, here’s a list of our top viral articles of 2021 which took the internet by storm, handpicked by Team DR and sorted by categories!

Viral ‘How-to guides’

1. How To Use Your Mobile Phone For Dental Photography?

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For someone who is beginning out on a fresh dental practice or understanding documentation, mobile dental photography seems to be a wiser option to start with compared to DSLR, says Dr Deepa Ravichandran while sharing some of her personal tips & tricks!

By DR. DEEPA RAVICHANDRAN (DR Brand Ambassador)

2. How To Encourage Patients To Actively Recommend Your Clinic’s Services?

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Learn all about how to magnify word of mouth publicity!
In this article, you will learn about-

  • How to make sure patients never forget you and your clinic
  • The Sushi Bar model
  • Advertising without ads.

By DR. ROCKSON SAMUEL (DR Founder)

3. How To Write A Case Report?

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A case report is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient. Writing a case report represents your first effort at getting articles published in scientific journals and magazines. Learn how to write one!

By DR NUPUR SHRIRAO (DR Editor)

Viral Listicles:

1. 10 Tips For Choosing A New Dental Chair/Unit

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Packed full of the latest engineering, ergonomics, design and technology there is a lot to consider, which is why we’ve developed our top tips for choosing your right dental chair.By DR. ROCKSON SAMUEL (DR Founder)

2. 100 Effective Social Media Post Ideas

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If you get stuck, refer to this list of social media post ideas to get yourself unstuck.

By DR. ROCKSON SAMUEL (DR Founder)

3. Top 10 Cool Prostho Facts!

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Read top 10 historical and current fun facts about prosthodontics – love it or hate it, you cannot ignore it!!

By DR ZAINAB KASID (DR Media & PR Head)

Viral Case Reports:

1. Root Canal Treatment Of Mandibular Second Premolar With 1-2 Configuration/ Type IV Weine’s Configuration- A Case Report

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Not all root canals run straight to one apex, and not all treatment protocols are the same! Each case in endodontics is unique if you have the eye for it, reports Dr Garima Poddar.

By DR GARIMA PODDAR (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

2. Smile Designing with Repeat Emax Veneers – A Case Report!

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An emergency call from a dentist colleague was received, informing about a fractured lithium disilicate veneer with respect to tooth no 11, the veneer being done eight years ago. It was an esthetic emergency!

By DR PRITI LAMBA (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

3. Post Orthodontic Correction of Esthetics

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A 23-year-old female patient presented to our practice with a concern of a discolored anterior tooth and also complained of proclination in her anterior teeth even after orthodontic correction. We went the conservative and quick way this time.

By DR SMITA KOLE (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

4. Indirect Posterior Composite Restoration: A Chairside Technique

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We all do direct composites, but indirect composites is a relatively unexplored option, which helps the clinician overcome practical issues such as time management, difficulty in building the occlusal anatomy and tight proximal contacts, as explained by Prosthodontist Dr Shivangi Gajwani Jain in this case report.

By DR SHIVANGI GAJWANI JAIN (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

Also read:  The Journey of Panoramic Radiography - A Review (Part I)

5. Soft Tissue Augmentation For Gingival Defect Using Connective Tissue Graft : A Case Report

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The treatment of localised edentulous area with ridge defects poses a challenging task for the dentist for prosthetic rehabilitation. Soft tissue augmentation is an important part of the treatment plan in such cases.

By DR MOHINI D. DAULTANI (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

6. Management Of Extra Oral Sinus Tract Associated With Large Periapical Lesion – A Case Report

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Extraoral sinus tracts of dental origin continue to be a diagnostic challenge. They are frequently misdiagnosed as lesions of non-odontogenic origin. Learn more here!

By DR DISHA GUPTA (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

7. Gingival Zenith: A Collar To Be Proud About In Dentistry

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Prosthesis is not only for teeth but also for gingiva! The demands of a gingival zenith must be fulfilled by us, says Dr Sejal Shah.

By DR SEJAL NARENDRAKUMAR SHAH (DR Member)

Viral Product Reviews:

1. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Paraben: The Controversy Behind The Popularity

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It is rightly said that every coin has two sides. The same is true for the most favored synthetic used over “eras” in our toothpaste, which is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) & Paraben!

By DR KETKI KALELE (DR Brand Ambassador)

2. Because Re-mineralization Is The New Normal!

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A Nielsen survey reveals the seriousness of the condition of tooth sensitivity in India with over 40 per cent of the respondents claiming to suffer from tooth sensitivity.

By DR ZAINAB KASID (DR Media & PR Head)

3. Triple Bristle Review

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Triple bristle is a ground breaking discovery in terms of toothbrushes and is very unique compared to all other sonic toothbrushes available in the market. Also it is patented, so it is likely to rule the market alone in the near future as well.

By DR ZAINAB KASID (DR Media & PR Head)

Viral Podcasts:

1. Dr Varsha Rao (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

Tip on dealing with tooth discoloration in young patients

2. Dr Hindol Das (DR Member)

Narrating the poem – ‘ The Dentist & the Crocodile

3. Dr S Jayachandran (DR Member)

Tip on dealing with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)

Viral Interesting Articles:

1. Dental Therapy Dogs: A Bite Out Of Anxiety?

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Most of us have attempted a wide range of antianxiety approaches to managing patients, all with varying success. An emerging promising alternative for anxious patients is the use of a dental therapy dog.

By DR ZAINAB KASID (DR Media & PR Head)

2. Masseter Anatomy Revisited : An Interesting Discovery

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An anatomically distinct, deep third layer of the masseter muscle was demonstrated, running from the medial surface of the zygomatic process of the temporal bone to the root and posterior margin of the coronoid process.

By DR ZAINAB KASID (DR Media & PR Head)

3. Dental Zodiaci Personas – Know Your Dental Zodiac!

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Yes, you heard it right! Just like there are 12 zodiacs into which every person fits and the zodiac signs just doesn’t tell regarding personality of a person, but also provide the way ahead for a person….

By DR KETAKI KALELE (DR Brand Ambassador)

4. Smart Dental Implants To Resist Bacterial Growth By Generating Electricity

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Researchers are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power a tissue-rejuvenating light.The innovation could extend the usable life of an implant.

By DR ZAINAB KASID (DR Media & PR Head)

Also read:  Orthodontics in Eluding Certain Systemic Diseases and Infections

Viral Out of Box Articles:

1. Smallest Denture In The World – Denture On Pencil Lead

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A dentist is not only a doctor specialized in treating oral conditions and diseases, but also an artist. Application of both science and art lets a dentist restore normal function as well as normal features.

By TEAM DENTALREACH

2. A Dentist’s Encounter With Lego – An Invention Story!

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Dentistry is in a way, engineering of tissues – hard and soft, in a functioning vehicle that is the patient’s mouth. This is a story of Dr. Vishnu Manohar, a prosthetic dentist from Dindigul, Tamilnadu, India

By TEAM DENTALREACH

3. The 9 Best Dentist GIF’s Out There 😀

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Time to have some fun!

By TEAM DENTALREACH

4. Aromatherapy In Dental Practice

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Dental phobia and anxiety is very common among dental patients. This fear and anxiety often acts as a barrier in providing efficient dental treatment. Sometimes it even makes patient management difficult.

By DR SHRUTI KULKARNI (DR Member)

Viral Inspirational Articles:

1. Dental Chair To Wheel Chair – An Inspiring Story – Dentist Day Special

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I’m writing this post for all those people who think life isn’t fair and need some motivation or inspiration in life.

By DR NIKHIL MAHAJAN (DR Member)

2. Against All Odds-An Inspirational Story Of Two Transgender Doctors.

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Overcoming all the discrimination and rejection from society is not as easy as it seems to be. Being transgender, they not only fight an internal struggle but also face stigma and harassment from the so-called ‘normal’ people in society.

By DR ZAINAB KASID (DR Media & PR Head)

3. Women’s Day 2021 – Women In Leadership

The theme for the year 2021 celebrates the incredible efforts done by women all across the globe in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and making a more equal future.

BY DR RASHI SHARMA (DR Health Journalist)

4. Young Dentist From Malaysia Was The Tokyo Olympics Ping-Pong Referee

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She is a lovely dentist wearing a white robe; she is a serious umpire of an international table tennis match when she takes off her white robe and sits in the umpire’s seat.

By DR ZAINAB KASID (DR Media & PR Head)

5. Punchika – A Special Story Of A Special Girl

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Special health care dentist Dr Priya Verma tells us the heart warming story of Punchika – a special girl who made her life special too!

By DR PRIYA VERMA (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

Viral New Age Dentistry Articles

1. Pune Team Creates ‘Ears’ For Aussie Without Meeting Him

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A duo from Pune, managed to create a set of artificial ears for a patient in Sydney. The prosthesis were fabricated in Pune and were shipped to a man in Sydney without even meeting him.

By DR ZAINAB KASID (DR Media & PR Head)

2. The ‘Sunset Age’ Patients…Let’s Know More About Geriatric Patients!

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A geriatric patient is just like the setting sun – melancholic yet beautiful! Geriatric dentistry is an emerging speciality branch of dentistry and just like pediatric patients, must be handled with utmost care, as stressed upon by prosthodontist Dr Smita Athavale.

By DR SMITA ATHAVALE (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

3. Microdentistry: Concepts & Clinical Incorporation

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Is the dental microscope a passing trend or a must-have? Investing in it is a personal choice but knowing everything about it can help you make that choice, as elaborated by endodontist Dr Pavana Kamath.

By DR PAVANA KAMATH (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

4. Sports Dentistry – All You Need To Know!

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Sports dentistry is one of the most recent and upcoming field in dentistry, mainly including prevention & management of sport-related orofacial injuries. Read Part 1 discussing its importance and components by sports dentist Dr. Sneha Divekar!

By DR SNEHA DIVEKAR (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

Also read:  Smallest Denture in the World - Denture On Pencil Lead

5. Treatment Of Tinnitus Due To TMJ Disorders By Dental Surgeons

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This clinical research was done on patients who were referred to the clinic by ENT specialists, for the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. Total of 8 patients who had complaints of bruxism & tinnitus were taken into account for this clinical research.

BY DR MRIGANKA SHEKHAR GHOSE (DR Member)

Viral Covid-19 Articles

1. Dental Practice In Covid-19 Times

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Every dentist who is setting up a new or resuming his old practice, must know which strict and effective infection control protocols are needed in the dental clinic in this pandemic era. Dr Priti Jaiswal elaborates on the guidelines.

BY DR PRITI JAISWAL (DR BRAND AMBASSADOR)

2. Effects Of Covid On Oral Cavity – The Viral Webinar

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The Sunday of May 9th, 2021 worked out beautifully for us all. We had two brilliant, power packed learning sessions organised by Dr Rockson Samuel of DentalReach.

By DR DIVYA PRAHLAD (DR Expert & Conference Speaker)

3. Idiopathic Facial Paralysis- A Covid-19 Induced Psycho-Social Impact

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Due to the unexpected anxiety and stress caused by COVID 19, a case of idiopathic facial paralysis was discovered in France. Rare cases of the same, as a temporary after effect of the Covid vaccine, has also been reported in a few countries.

By DR RAHEEL SYED (DR CORE TEAM MEMBER)

4. Impact Of Covid – 19 On Prosthodontic Practice – A Review

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Unlike other routine dental procedures prosthodontic treatment demands multiple patients’ visits which throw a unique challenge to ensure bilateral safety and to avoid collateral damage at every visit. This article presents necessary recommendations regarding the prosthodontic dental treatment procedures with standards of care and infection control.

By DR SNEHAL KAMBLE and DR SHRUTI GAWANDE (DR Members)

Viral Marketing Articles

1. Why Nobody Cares About Your Business?

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Now I hate to break it to you guys, but it is TRUE. Nobody cares about your business. What people ultimately care about, is themselves, the problems they have and then – when it comes to your business – whether you can solve them.

By DR. ROCKSON SAMUEL (DR Founder)

2. Dental Marketing – ExperTalk!

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We live in a world of cut-throat competition, where all want to be the best. A hard working dentist will work on his skills to be better than the dentist next door. A smart working dentist will work on his skills, and make it known to the world!

By DR NUPUR SHRIRAO (DR Editor)

3. 3 Reasons Your Marketing Isn’t Working (And How To Fix It)

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Today, the medical business is already becoming a “marketing business”. This means that, now, for the survival of business and prosperity, it is no longer enough just to treat.

By DR. ROCKSON SAMUEL (DR Founder)

If you liked it, share it! Be prepared for easy-to- read, instant packets of learning in 2022! If you want to be a part of our viral articles in the coming year, please send in your contributions to editor@dentalreach.co. Carpe diem!

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