Top 10 Dental Blogs - The Best of the Best
While there are a variety of dental blogs out on the internet, the below represent some of the most creative, popular, and trusted. One of the strongest attractions of dental blogs is that they often incorporate the perspectives of professionals delivering dental care as opposed to detached discussions of oral health, insurance, and emerging dental treatments. Some of our choices are provided by well-known organizations like the American Dental Association (ADA) and others are just engaging and thoughtful content.
Working backwards from bottom to top, here are my present picks for the top 10 dental blogs.
10. Ask the Dentist
Ask the Dentist is your classic ‘nuts-and-bolts’ dental blog providing consumers with oral health guidance. It also contains content targeting dentists such as book reviews as well as overviews on current dental research (e.g. the safety of hydroxyapatite toothpaste).
9. Dental Assistant Life
This blog showcases the insights and perspectives of dental assistants and is considered a ‘must read’ for those in the profession. Dental assistants not only provide important dental services within a practice but are often more engaged with patient relationships than the dentist running the practice.
8. Polkadot Pediatric Dentistry
Have a child and a question about her oral health? This is the blog for you. It covers a wide range of pediatric dental topics such as cavities and sealants and choosing a dentist for your children.
7. Homecare Dentists
On the opposite end of the age spectrum is “Homecare Dentists” blog. The practice serves patients who have difficulty leaving their homes, particularly seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Blog posts include topics from “Could dentures be right for you?” to “Dental Care Tips for Caregivers.”
6. That Dental Hygiene Life
This is a blog by a dental hygienist with 15+years of experience and it doesn’t pull punches. Posts include:
- How to Survive & Escape a Toxic Dental Office!
- 15 Positive Dental Hygiene Affirmations to Boost Your Confidence
- Observations from My Encounter with a Narcissistic Dental Hygienist
5. Dentistry IQ
Dentistry IQ has been around for over a decade and provides commentary on clinical techniques, dental product reviews, and patient education resources. While not a traditional blog, it's still worth your time.
4. New Dentist Now
Yes, this blog is very well known in the dental industry, and it deserves it. New dentists can read posts on subjects vital to a professional in the early stages or his or her career:
- Salary negotiation
- Sharing dental space
- Licensing issues
- Mortgages on dental buildings
DentalROI is a dental marketing and software company whose blog covers dental marketing, with tips and tools to help dental practices grow their client base and business.
2. Queen of Dental Hygiene
The Queen of Dental Hygiene is not shy about controversy and delights her readers with candid talk on the world of dentistry.
1. Off The Cusp
This blog from Patterson Dental has been around for years and has kept its followers up to date on the latest developments and emerging trends within the field of dentistry, from safety and technology to practice management.