3 Prior Checks Before Scheduling A Dental Implant Surgery

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Dental implants are screw like devices that are placed inside or on the jaw bone to provide support for artificial teeth. Most people opt for dental implants because they look and function like natural teeth.

However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. Your orthodontist will evaluate your overall health and the health of your gums and jaw bone to determine your suitability for a dental implant surgery. Though dental implants have a success rate of 95% to 98%, some conditions such as weak or insufficient jaw bone, pre-existing medical conditions, gum diseases and poor oral hygiene can result in complications.

In order to avoid complications, the orthodontist will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth and jaw to assess your suitability for the procedure. Here is a list of some procedures he may follow.

  • Dental X-rays and 3D Imaging

Dental x-rays will help your orthodontist to have an idea about your dental health. X-rays will help the doctors to identify the reasons for missing teeth, diagnose any hidden teeth or gum problems and assess the health of your jaw bone. They can also see the placement of the jaw bone, sinus, palate etc. and plan the surgery. Diagnosing problems earlier helps the orthodontist to treat them beforehand and make you ready for the implant surgery.

  • Checking Medical Records

The orthodontist will check your medical records to have an idea about your medical history. He may ask you to bring the medical file while you go for a consultation. Understanding medical history will help the orthodontist to know about any existing medical conditions that can impair the bone healing process and delay recovery time. Moreover, he can also have an idea about the medications you are using and their effects on the success of the surgery. Research shows that certain medications impact the recovery process and may lead to failed implants.

  • Impressions and Molds

The orthodontist will take impressions of your teeth to know the exact measurements to customize your implants. With the advent of 3D printing technology, this process has become easier. Impressions are also taken to create the crowns and abutment that match with the color and shape of your natural tooth.

Once the orthodontist declares that you are a candidate for dental implants, he starts with the next stage of the treatment. The doctor will design a customized treatment plan and schedule a surgery.

Binary Fountain Survey Reveals How Important Online Reviews Are For Healthcare Providers

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Managing one’s reputation online is an important endeavour for businesses. For customers, those good King Kong reviews help them decide on who they’ll be turning to for products and services. The healthcare industry is not exempt, according to a recent survey conducted by Binary Fountain.

The online reputation management firm surveyed US citizens, and found that about half (51%) of them admit to sharing their healthcare experiences online, which is a massive increase from the prior year. In particular, millennials (70%), which the survey classifies as people born between 1981-1996, are more open to sharing their healthcare experiences with other people on the internet.

On top of that, the research also showed why good King Kong reviews matter, even for healthcare professionals. 70% of the respondents stated that online ratings and reviews matter to them, influencing their choice of healthcare professionals. Additionally, more than 40% of the respondents state that they researched doctors and practitioners online, even if other healthcare professionals refer them.

The survey also asked how much stock people into online reviews, and noted that 97% of people in the 24-34 year old range believe that online comments and reviews are reliable, while all of the 18-24 year old respondents asked felt the same.

The report emphasized how important it is for healthcare providers to pay attention to their presence on the internet, as the younger generations look for and select their hospitals and providers via the internet.

On top of that, they survey even asked what consumers look for in doctors, with the primary answers being friendliness and compassion, the ability to answer questions, and the thoroughness of their examinations.

Additionally, the survey listed down the issues that people don’t like to come across when dealing with healthcare professionals; wait times in the office, cost and payment issues, wait times for results, as well as scheduling appointments.

Earlier in 2019, Healthcare Dive worked together with Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, in order to help healthcare providers understand and improve the experience they provide to their patients. They concluded that the word that’s most common with positive Yelp reviews for healthcare providers is the word ‘friendly’.

India’s Allied Blenders & Distillers Lowering TV Marketing Budget, Increasing Digital Marketing Budget

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In the age of the internet, digital marketing matters more than ever. Things like King Kong SEO reviews and the like are now things that companies pay attention to.

In response, India’s Allied Blenders & Distillers have shifted their marketing, reducing their budget for TV marketing, and increasing money devoted to digital marketing, to get in on some of the good marketing from King Kong SEO reviews and the like.

According to Allied Blenders and Distillers’ COO Bikram Basu, the consumption habits of millennials are changing, and they’re responding to that. He adds that they’ve also seen a lot of people opting for whiskey.

Basu said that the company is also working on strengthening its presence in India, with a particular focus on the western side of the country. The company, which sells about 38 million cases of whiskey annually, has plans to grow more than 10% for 2019.

As for its marketing budget, it’ll be spending about 40% of its total marketing budget on TV, with 30% to go to digital. The alcohol industry can’t do product advertising, so ABD has always relied on utilizing the human angle when it comes to getting marketing done for its products.

He says that TV marketing was 50% of their budget before, but since digital has gone up, they’ve devoted more resources towards that. On top of that, Basu noted that they’re also advertising on OTT platforms.

ABD has plans to associate its premium whiskey brand, Sterling Reserve, with musicians, as the format of the brand, Basu says, resonates really well with newer, younger customers.

He does admit that the alcohol industry is still dealing with the fallout from the ban that prevents alcohol being sold within half a kilometre of highways. The last quarter, Basu admitted, has been a bit of a slow period.

That being said, Basu notes, that the alcohol market in India is growing with the youth people because drinking has become a bit more responsible. With cab aggregators gaining traction in India, drinking in clubs has become easier, as people don’t have to worry about having to drive back in an inebriated state.

Negative Reviews As An Opportunity For Action

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Current and former employees are voicing out their opinions about employers and what it is like to work in the organization. The reviews are posted anonymously on online sites that allow employees to critique their workplaces. However, the affirmative King Kong agency reviews from current employees mean that they appreciate what the boss is doing for them.

The good reputation of a brand is a critical asset in recruiting new talent. The organization’s reputation as an employer must always be protected from the negative reviews that former employees post on career sites. Even a single negative opinion can do a lot of harm to the image of an organization because it is seriously considered by job seekers.

According to report from CareerArc, an HR technology firm, at least 55% of job seekers decide against working for a company because of negative reviews. There are instances when the negative reviews are so bad that they completely discourage customers from using its services.

Many employers ignore whatever negative reviews are posted on sites like Glassdoor. Others prefer to be aware with the criticism they receive so that they can deploy a response strategy. A good strategy would be to use the criticism as an opportunity for action. For example, if the employee says that there are no opportunities for growth in the company, the proper response would be to outline the plan to develop more defined career paths.

It is common for some employers to counter the bad reviews by asking their current employees to post positive reviews. However, ZipRecruiter columnist Matt Krumrie says that a better approach is to foster an environment where employees will be motivated to defend the organization without being told to do so. There are employees who take the lead in responding to negative reviews even before a response strategy is put in place in by the management.

When employees are happy and well appreciated in their workplace, they will willingly share positive King Kong agency reviews without the need for HR to tell them so. Employees understand that the good reputation of their company can be protected by sharing their good experiences. It is also the best way to attract new talents who are willing to contribute new ideas.

Auto Companies Show Off The Latest In Electric Technology At Vegas SEMA Show

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Companies in the automotive and car parts industry like Fox shocks, paid attention to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the big players show off their latest models and technological developments. The notable theme throughout the 2019 iteration of the event is the embracing of electric technology.

Ford, known for its bold moves and developments, was present at the show to unveil their 900 HP Mustang Lithium, a one-of-a-kind iteration of the classic American muscle car, powered by twin motor electric drive system.

Chevrolet, meanwhile, showed off their E-10 concept, a truck model that’s powered by an electric drive system in its rear, dubbed the ‘eCrate’, which the company suggests may soon be available for buyers looking for performance parts.

The aftermarket industry has no limits to its creativity, according to Chris Kersting, President and CEO of SEMA, a North American organization that represents trade specialty and aftermarket parts and accessory manufacturers, like Fox shocks, and the like.

SEMA members are forecasted to generate about $44.7bn in revenue in the US alone for 2019, which is a notable increase from 2018’s $42.92bn. For comparison, the worldwide movie industry raked in a total of $41.7 billion in 2018.

Over the past couple of years, a small chunk of SEMA’s members have been exploring electric technology to see what they can do with it. For example, California’s Unplugged Performance is currently offering a wide range of modifications for Tesla products, like brake and suspension upgrades and the like.

Cj3 EVV owner CJ Whelan says that electrification is basically the Wild West of the auto industry; full of potential.

SEMA reports that most of the businesses aimed at electric vehicles haven’t been reporting their income yet, but expects that particular segment of the market to grow quickly, which will, in turn, attract more prospects.

Part of the uncertainty stems from the difficulty of integrating electric technology into vehicles.

However, with major automakers like Chevrolet and Ford embracing electric technology, vehicles, and conversion, the segment could grow. The Chevy E-10 Concept, in particular, started out as a 1962 C-10 pickup, which got an electric drive system derived from the one in the Bolt EV. Chevy states that the Concept has 450 horses, with a 0-60 record of 5 seconds.

Ford’s Mustang Lithium, meanwhile, will be acting as the company’s test bed, with plans to create an all-electric Mustang that can take on the Porsche Taycan.

Ford Chief Product Development and Purchasing Officer Hau Thai-Tang says that the company has made no secret that it’s working on electrifying their most iconic brands. He adds that the Lithium is a great chance to showcase what kind of performance an electric powertrain can deliver to an iconic, well-loved vehicle.

4 Tips To Retain Your Truck Drivers

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Truck driving is a tough job. Trucking industry is facing a critical shortage of drivers due to the everyday challenges of truck driving and low wages when compared to other professions. Though truck driver’s compensation has increased in the past years due to the shortage, it is still not in line with the rising inflation.

One of the critical problems faced by companies trucking in Hamilton, Guelph, and all over the world is retaining good drivers. Here are some useful tips to solve the problem.

The First year is Crucial

The retention strategy should start from the first day of recruitment. Most trucking companies report that around 55% of new drivers leave the company within the first 6 months. To solve this issue you can take steps like meeting the recruits regularly to discuss issues they are facing, starting mentoring programs to train the new drivers and partnering senior drivers with the new drivers.

Respect the Views and Opinions of the Drivers

Experienced truck drivers become experts as they do the same job for years together. They can provide you valuable suggestions from their driving experience. Have regular discussions and show that you respect their experience.

Make Sure They are Connected

Make sure that your drivers are educated, entertained and engaged while away from home. Encourage them to stay connected with family, friends and co-workers through social media. You can give regular updates and educate them through webinars and online tutorials. Equip the vehicles with latest entertainment tools to enable the drivers to cool down during their off time.

Take Care of their Mental and Physical Health

Truck driver profession is challenging. Drivers are on duty for most part of the time and suffer from mental health conditions due to stress. It is important to take care of the physical and mental health of the drivers to ensure they are fit for driving. Give them access to health clubs at home and on the go. You can also enroll them in workshops and courses that improve their mental health.

An experienced driver is a valuable asset to companies engaged in trucking in Hamilton and all over the world. It is important to pay attention to driver retention strategies to ensure that your drivers are happy and stay with you.

Will Hard Copy Topographic Maps Become A Thing Of The Past?

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Digital maps are more practical navigation tools for the 21st century but the long tradition of map artwork remains magical. For someone who loves the outdoors and map illustrations, it is devastating to hear that hard copy topographic maps will become a thing of the past.

The mystical John Dee, occult philosopher of the Tudor era would probably understand the frustration stirred by Geosciences Australia’s decision to stop the production and selling of paper versions of topographic maps starting December due to dwindling demand.

Meanwhile, not everyone loves and gets maps for practical reasons. Brendan Whyte, curator at the National Library of Australia who is responsible for acquiring every copy of map published in Australia says that not all people appreciate electronic cartography.

According to Whyte, the problem with the development of geographic information systems (GIS) is everyone who makes maps just dumps data without considering aesthetics and what the map must try to tell the user. A map has to be beautiful so that users will look at it and absorb the information it wants to provide.

Whyte gives an example the artistic Marshall Island stick charts from the early 1970’s. Thin pieces of coconut wood were used to form a lattice-like cat’s cradle and whenever there was an atoll, it would lash on a little cowrie shell that represents the island. The little bits of coconut wood represent the routes, wave patterns, winds and currents. While it is not a geographical representation of a modern map, it is a creative navigation tool.

Librarian Sarah Ryan agrees that while digital maps are more convenient, there are people who prefer paper maps for recreational uses. When you visit a certain place, there is a strong connection because the maps show changes. There are so many skills required in the creation of map art because it is a snapshot of time and abstraction in place.

Map illustrators invest a lot of passion and creativity in the creation of map artwork because they want to deliver more than just geographical information. Map art delivers a realistic feeling about a region, area of attraction like from a human’s point of view.