Apps for Dental Professionals and Patients

March 5, 2010

(updated April 4, 2013)

1000 Dental Flashcards & Quiz ($1.99) Learn more than 1000 terms and concepts for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification test to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or Certified Orthodonitic Assistant (COA).

3D Dental A-Z: (.99) detailed visual insights into Teeth, Anatomy, Instruments, Care, Implants & more

3D Dentist – the Chairside Assistant (free) help your patients understand the procedures you offer.

3D Human Oral Cavity (6.99) images and illustrations of the Human Oral Cavity

3D Teeth and Denture ($1.99) images and illustrations of the Human Teeth and Denture

3D Tooth (.99)  anatomy of teeth

3Shape Communicate (free) Dentists and dental labs can share 3D scans and designs, images and comment and approve designs.

4EverLearning (free) Dental CPD and CE for Dentists and their Dental Teams –contains 100 challenging questions that cover a wide variety of subjects from Radiography, Perio, Endo, Diet and Prevention, Childrens Dentistry and many other dental aspects.

5 Minutes Brushing (1.99) Brushing Timer teaches  correct way to brush

AAID (free) American Academy of Implant Dentistry Mobile App

AAOMS Mobile (free) American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Mobile App. For OMS professionals

AAPD Sedation (free) search through the presentations from the 2013 Course and access all the available presentation slides.

ACE Dental World  (free) forum for dental professionals

ADA Dental Symptom Checker (free) for patients to understand what dental symptoms may mean

A dec Dental  (free) A-dec is the world’s leading manufacturer of dental chairs, delivery systems, and dental lights including the award-winning A-dec LED light.

Align on Time (free) for Orthodontists and orthodontic patients

A Little Mouse: brush teeth lite (free) This game will teach your baby to brush

American Academy of Periodontology (free) mobile resource for periodontists.

Anatomy of the Mouth: (2.99) Flash card app to help you learn names, locations and functions of various parts of the mouth

Anatomy Teeth Disection(.99) for students

Andy RDH Board Review ($9.99) Board Review for NBDHE (Hygiene), NBDE (Dental), and DANB (Assisting) exams.

Anesthetics ($4.99) calculate the Max dosages and Max number of cartridges for local anesthetics in dentistry based on the age and weight of the patient.

AnimaDent (49.99) 22 animations  to aid the dentist in explaining procedures to the patient

Animated Tooth Quiz ($1.99) Test your knowledge of human dental anatomy. For testing and educational purposes for people well-informed about the human teeth. Game consists of 48 illustrated questions with the animated images of each separate tooth.

AO Surgery Reference (free) includes sections on maxillofacial surgery,  midface, mandible, dental alveolar, and skullbase/cranial vault

Beam Brush (free) app-connected toothbrush, a manual toothbrush with an embedded sensor that maps brushing behavior.

Beauty Dentist ( free) Want to be a dentist? Ok, here is your chance to be a Beauty Dentist! You will have lots of fun drilling teeth, filling cavities, and using your dental skills to solve lots of dental dilemmas. Go to lots of destinations, meeting people and their mouths.

Becoming a Dental Assistant (4.99)

BiteFX  (free) For dentists to help communicate the concepts of occlusion to patients

Brace Booth (free) Add braces to your teeth and turn yourself into an embarrassing high school student!

Brace Face (.99) See what you look like with braces!

Brace Yourself (free) see yourself with Braces

Brush DJ (free) Plays 2 minutes of music taken at random from your devices music library and has a visual display showing where to brush

brush’em (free) helps you and your children to time brushing your teeth

Brush-n-Boogie (free) app to help you brush all the right areas of your mouth for the right amount of time.

Brush It Up (.99)  Brush your teeth in a increasing difficulty game.

Brush with Jackson With supervision children use Jackson as a timer to brush for the recommended 2-3 minutes, twice a day and have fun whilst doing it.

CDT Code Check (19.99) From the ADA. contains all the CDT Codes, searchable by three categories: code number, keyword, and category of service.

CGM Dental Consult (3.99) consultancy module for dentists and patients, contains graphic images of teeth and denture situations from various areas of dentistry.

C+M Dental (free) designed to educate and support dentists and dental technicians in their daily business and provide a resource for all specialists in dentistry.

Chomper Chums (free) Help children learn proper brushing techniques.

Cleaning Your Teeth (free) Interactive game to teach children how to brush

Cleft Lip & Palate (free) From the Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston.  An application for patients, parents, and anybody interested in learning more about cleft lip and palate (CLP).

Common Dental Drugs (6.99) designed for dental professionals and dentistry students looking for concise information pertaining to commonly prescribed medications in dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentistry Calculator ($4.99):Analyzes a patient’s existing tooth width-to-length ratio; calculates the ideal dimensions of the maxillary anterior teeth based on well-established cosmetic dentistry principles. Starting point for esthetic case planning. A diagnostic tool, it can be used chairside as an aid during patient consultations. The included Smile Design Checklist provides guidelines to help develop a natural-looking smile.

Cosmodent (free)

Cranial Nerves ($4.99) Learn the 12 cranial nervies.

Crown & Glory (free ) the dentist game

Darby Dental (free) distributor of dental supplies

DAT Dental Exam (.99) Practice exam to help dental professionals to prepare for the Dental Admission Test by the American Dental Association.

DAT Flashcards (free) Flashcards for the Dental Admissions Test

dcStory (free) educational and motivational tool for counseling dental patients.

DDS GP ($399.99) For dentists, hygienists, and other dental professionals to increase case acceptance through better patient understanding of their dental health.

Den-Dic Dental dictionary. This app is free, but to obtain full access to the dictionary it requires a paid Online-Dental-Dictionary subscription which can be purchased via your iTunes account.

Dental Aid ($4.99) Dental Aid is a patient guide to understanding the main procedures of common dental treatments. The application provides useful information with plenty of figures. It is designed to facilitate communication between patients and dentists, and to help people to overcome the fear of receiving dental care.

Dental Aid ($9.99) The professional dental treatment introduction tool, over 200 HD figures, covered 33 most useful dental treatment procedures

Dental Anatomy (free) educational tool for learning about simple dental anatomy.

Dental Assistant HD Lite (free) for dentists to keep record of patients dental history, appointments, contact information, pictures and more.

Dental Care (.99)

Dental Care Aid ($2.99)  a professional application introducing how to use oral care products

Dental Care HD ($1.99) Patient education.

DentalChart (free) gives the Dentist a simple and easy way to maintain an electronic clinical record of their patients.

Dental Chinese ($2.99) Designed to facilitate communication between English speaking dentists and Chinese speaking patients

Dental Clinic ($3.99) a patient’s guide to understanding all aspects of dentistry and its procedures. This application includes the most frequently asked dental questions answered by the top dental experts in each field.

Dental Cross Code (free) instantly access CDT, ICD and CPT codes with keyword search and find the relevant cross-codes directly from your iPad or iPhone.

Dental CT View (free) DentalCTView allows you to preview dental computed tomography (CT) or cone beam CT (CBCT) scans on your iOS device.

Dental Decide  (4.99) Information for the patient.

Dental Dictionary ($1.99) definitions relating to all areas of dentistry, including those needed by dental hygienists and assistants.

Dental Drug List (free) a summary of drugs that may be prescribed by dentists on the NHS (National Health Service) in England and Wales.

DentalEd (free) implant surgery videos, educational tool

Dental Expert (free) A patient’s guide to understanding all aspects of dentistry and its procedures. This application includes the most frequently asked dental questions answered by the top dental experts in each field.

Dental Fear Central (free) access our dental phobia support forum

Dental Flashcards (4.99) study aid for dentists, dental students, nurses and hygienists. Decks included: Anatomy, Abbreviations, Charting, Instruments, Radiology, Vocabulary, Preventive, Occlusion

Dental Form (free) patient registration app  customized for dental offices.

Dental Geek (free) automatically delivers updated dental and dentistry-related information straight to your iPhone or iPad

Dental How ($2.99) Dental terminology

Dental iClinic (free) animations for patient information

Dental Lab Products (free) provides dental laboratory owners and managers with unbiased, clear and concise insights into optimal uses and best applications of new products.

Dental Manager ($2.99) dental costs calculator for dental clinics

Dental Navi (free) an interactive application, which can be used by dentists to explain different methods of treatment to patients.

Dental News (free) Keep up to date with dentistry.

Dental Patient Education for the iPad (99.99) animation based patient education app for dental professionals to effectively communicate dental conditions and treatments to their patients.

Dental Patient Education lite (free) This is a Lite version of the Dental Patient Education app, developed in collaboration with Dr Brian Davey DDS. The Lite version contains all of the anatomical reference tool functionality. Providing 360 degree views of the lower jaw, allowing users to peel down layers to reveal muscles, blood vessels, facial nerves and skeletal structures. Users can also view each type of tooth individually — with cross sections and superior and inferior views. Additionally, each pinned structure includes detailed descriptions and audio pronunciations. This section also contains media highlighting muscle movement and joint functions.

Dental Phobia (.99) This app has been created for dental phobic patients to help them understand the treatment options available. There is information regarding all aspects of sedation, frequently asked questions and the opportunity to email questions about dentistry to a dentist.

Dental Prescriber ($4.99) designed to enable and educate dentists to quickly look up the scripts required to manage a patient’s oral disease or symptoms.

Dental Prescribing ($4.99) The app aims to facilitate drug prescribing within primary care dental practice.

Dental Press (free) Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics and Maxillary Orthopedics

Dental Products Report (free) provides dentists with comprehensive, accurate and unbiased information about new products across the spectrum of specialties.

Dental Product Shopper (free) dental product resource that includes peer-to-peer product evaluations, information about the newest available products, practice building tips, and insights from well-known key opinion leaders.

Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics (free)

Dental Radiology ($1.99): See all teeth in x-ray format.  Includes descriptions, glossary and more.

Dental Rx ($19.99) Now you can write a prescription and send it to your lab immediately, through your iPhone, while your patient is still in the chair speaking with you.

Dental Sleep Medicine Study App (free) Enhance your knowledge of Dental Sleep Medicine with questions to test your recall, interpretation and problem solving skills.

Dental Spanish Guide ($2.99) designed for non-Spanish speaking health Care professionals to quickly ascertain vital medical information from their Spanish speaking patients.

DentalStat ($9.99) easy to use application for calculating patient-specific doses. It eliminates the need to review guidelines and perform manual calculations. The most common dental medicines prescribed are also listed and displayed in a form that can be submitted to a pharmacy.

Dental Surgery (.99)   Track dental implant surgeries,  Collect procedure data, Create your patient database, Build your implant procedure history, Set your own notes, Check your progress in visual diagrams, Get useful statistics, Manage implant information

Dental Surgery (free) virtual game – drill teeth, fill cavities, and use your dental skills to solve  of dental dilemmas.

Dental Toolkit (free) dental practice management

Dental Trauma ($.99) For patients.  The app shows what to do when a fragment of the crown is fractured, when there is increased mobility or displacement of a tooth, or in case of a completely knocked out tooth.

Dental Tree (free) Expert Decision Support Matrix for Dental Health Professionals

Dental Tribune (free) clinicians who want to stay up to date on all the latest dental news read Dental Tribune, which features a monthly “best of” eJournal with unlimited access to international content in English for all mobile devices. Catch up on the important stories of the day and then browse the videos, animations and interactive features for more information on the latest products and techniques.

DentalViewer (free) dental imaging

DentalWave (16.99) organize your clinical activity

Dental XP (free) for dental professionals to keep up to date and network

Dentapedia (4.99) patient educational software that allows the dentist to explain dental procedures and treatments

Dentaurum (free)  Dentaurum Group catalogs for the fields of Orthodontics, Implantology and Prosthetics

Denterpreter (1.99) Helps the patient communicate with dentist while dentist is working

Dentify (.99) Dentify has been designed to help you deal with dental problems and offer you some temporary advice before you can get to a dentist.

Dentio (free)  iPad app for Dentists and Orthodontists. Manage your dental, periodontal charts and patient histories.

Dentis Implant (free) Now right on your iPhone or iPad you will have quick and easy access to DENTIS information and solutions for implant surgery.

Dentist Exam ($1.99) Dental Admission Test (DAT) is a multiple-choice standardized exam taken by potential dental school students in the United States and Canada

Dentist game (.99) Game: Tap the right tooth or the tooth will be decayed!

Dentist: Patients (3.99) Patient record app.

Dentist Surgery Game (.99) Select from an option of tools and practice being a dentist.

Dentistry and Dental Encyclopedia (.99) Includes graphics

Dentistry Encyclopedia (.99) All the information you want to know about dentistry, amalgam, cavity, and all kind of diseases in the mouth, gingivitis periodontal troubles and other information.

Dentistry for Kids (free) Kids can learn about becoming a Dentist via 11 goals. Each goal provides quiz, explanation and an activity.

Dentistry Glossary (.99) comprehensive list of dental terms

Dentistry ProConsult (free) provides dental students with a quick and easy way to learn procedures they may have to perform in clinic.

Dentistry Review (3.99) study and memorize terms, words and definitions for the Dental Admission Test

Dentistry Terms and Abbreviations Guide (free) comprehensive list of over 1,000 regularly used dental terms and abbreviations.

DentPix ($69.99) Animated Dentist-Patient Consultation Illustrations by Stephen F. Gordon are fully animated.

DEXIS go (free) Communicate with your patients through the iPad

Dictionary of Dental Terminology ($2.99) user friendly study aid for those affiliated with the dental profession

Digital Dentistry (free) worldwide collaboration platform between dental professionals and service centers (production and design) with real-time traceability. (free) Get daily dental news on your phone

Dr. Sparkly Smiley (.99) Dr. Sparkly Smiley can help YOU & YOUR CHILD tackle your first dental visit anxiety in a positive & fun way!

Drill of Dentists (free) dentists drill simulator

Endodontics (free) Endodontic journal.

Epocrates: Drug Reference

Evidence Based Dentistry: (free)  systematic reviews, clinical recommendations and information for patients from the American Dental Association’s Center for Evidence Based Dentistry (note, search for site in safari and then save as a bookmark to your home screen)

The Fake Dentist (free)

Flashcard Study System for the CDA exam (39.99) test questions on the Certified Dental Assistant Examination.

Flossy (.99) Flossy is an assistant that helps get you in the habit of flossing regularly.

Fear of Dentists – Phobia Treatment ($2.99) This application was created by a team of professionals to help patients who fear visiting the dentist.

First Aid Q&A for NBDE Part 1 $44.99

Flossed Today ($1.99) You choose the time and FlossedToday will daily remind you using the iPhone’s local notification system.

GC Restorative Dentistry Guide (free) learn how to use GC composites and bonding agents.

Glossary of Dentistry (.99) Detailed dental definitions with links to other terms

Go Anatomy (2.99) Head and neck anatomy. Over 100 labelled images included, with CT and MRI images in axial, coronal and sagittal planes,

Got Cavities (free) Although the app is purely for entertainment it does provide a reminder to get a dental checkup regularly. With instructions on how to take a snap shot of your mouth and teeth this app magically evaluates tooth decay. Within less than a minute is returns the verdict and lets you know if you have cavities or whether your teeth are cavity free. Try it out on your friends and see who has the best dental hygiene. Show it to your Dentist and let them know how this little app keeps dental health at the top go your mind.

Happy Teeth (free) HAPPY TEETH is a FREE app that will allow you to enjoy fun music, and amazing graphics while at the same time showing you what quadrants of teeth you should be brushing. An adjustable timer will allow you to set the desired length of time to brush for.

HD Dentistry (.99) dental encyclopedia

HealthPoint Capital News – for the Orthopedic and Dental Industry (free):  Get the latest news and analysis of the dental industry’s markets, major players, technologies and trends.

Henry Schein Dental Newsstand (free) product catalogs

Human Tooth 3D (.99)

iBracesHelp: (free) Information, pictures and videos on caring for your braces.

iBrush: (free)  instructions and timer for proper brushing

iCBCT Anatomy: ($1.99): Images illustrating different anatomical landmarks of the osseous structures of the maxillofacial region and on the base of the skill.


iConsult TMJ (free) chairside treatment planning

iCranialNerves ($7.99) describes the 12 cranial nerves, origin, course and different functions (somato-motor, somato-sensory, viscero-motor, viscero-sensory, special senses)

iDent (free) create a dental technological assessment for your prosthetic cases, including shade maps, options, and notes

iDental (free)  From United Concordia, Find a nearby dentist, including contact information, maps and directions and add the dentist to your contacts.  Learn about oral health and wellness, and get helpful tips about proper brushing, flossing and more.  Obtain emergency dental information.

iDentalCare ($49.99) app that is designed to allow doctors to schedule dental appointments for their patients, manage patient records and progress of activities. Through integration with iCcloud data will be synchronized on all devices.

iDentalNotes (4.99) for Dentists to make notes about patients, these notes can be emailed to a computer and attached to a Practice Management System.

iDenticon (free) web-based dental practice management software application
iDentist (free) glossary, diagram, symptom checker
iEZDental (free) Dental Image software which can display and process digital images from EZDental management system.
I Love Going to the Dentist (12.99) Children’s book
Implant Direct (free) product directory, intro offers, schedule of Hand-on courses and events, Patient Education, library of technical videos, documents and more.
Implant Encyclopedia (.99)

Implant Treatment Guide Lite (free) explain complicated implant treatment options to your patients.

iMuco Gingival Recessions ($64.99)Based on scientific studies and on his own clinical experience, the author, Dr. Olivier Carcuac shares with you his knowledge on mucogingival surgery for the treatment of gingival recessions.

Instant Teeth Whitener (1.99) see what you would look like with whiter teeth.

International Journal of Orthodontics (free)  a quarterly peer-reviewed clinical journal published by the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO). The IJO features original scientific and clinical articles on orthodontics, plus an editorial, practice tips and office management hints.

iPanoramic ($1.99) Panoramic radiographs provide a general overview for the patient’s teeth, bone, and jaws. A panoramic radiograph is usually used to detect and assess impacted 3rd molars, pathology, or in patients who are partially or fully edentulous.

iRomexis (free) dental imaging tool which displays images acquired by Planmeca dental equipment

iStudy Dental Anatomy ($2.99)

Just Going to the Dentist (.99) for children, based on Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter stories

Kid’s Anatomy Human Teeth(.99) learn Human Teeth and its functioning.

Kids Brush: (1.99) major encouragement to brush everyday and keep the sugar bugs away.

KidsDental (4.99) uses animation to entertain your child while teaching them how to care for their teeth.

Kid’s Dental Health (1.99) This educational interactive book helps parents teach their children in a fun and entertaining way all about the essentials of oral hygiene.

Kids Teeth ($4.99) Caring for Children’s Teeth is an app specifically tailored to looking after children’s teeth.

Learn Dentistry (1.99) tutorials, quizzes and flashcards

Let’s Brush (.99)  a tool to help you brush your teeth better and more efficiently.

Lightbox 2go (.99) simple application designed to turn your iPhone or iPad into an X-ray view box.

Local Anesthesia (9.99)  App for Max dose calculations with overdose indicators and with a comprehensive customizable list of local anesthetics.

Lulu Brush (free) For children – tooth brushing timer and game.

Magic Teeth HD (1.99)teach kids the importance of a correct and regular brushing routine.

Magical Toothfairies (free) children’s book

MedScape: provides comprehensive drug information, clinical reference, reference tools, medical news and CE.

Minatlas Dentistry (9.99) detailed dental anatomy images

Monster Mouth DDS (free) As a dentist for monsters, you’ll journey into the cavernous mouths of ENORMOUS monsters in order to solve their dental problems before their mouths can slam shut!

Mouth & Teeth: (free) An A-Z list of dental concepts with descriptions your patients will understand.

Muscle Head and Neck System: (free) Concentrates on the muscles of the head and neck. Powerful reference tools that allow the user to zoom in and identify individual muscles and to remove layers of muscle to reveal deeper muscles.

My Dental Hub (free) Patient education.

My Dentist (free)

My Ortho (free) For those undergoing orthodontic treatment. The app uses their iPhone’s camera, messaging and local storage to allow users to save notes, access treatment information or request assistance for appointments, emergencies or other orthodontic concerns.

My Smile (.99) Allows patient to check condition of their teeth relative to a 15 shade scale

myTeeth (.99) For patients to manage their oral health

My Teeth Dr. ($4.99)  Improve yours and your family’s Dental Health

My Toothbrush (.99) all about brushing teeth; it gives tips, shows the right technique and supports you and/or your children with the right timing.

NBDE II Q Bank (.99) includes 600 multiple-choice review questions with detailed rationales.

NBDHE Exam Prep (Dental Hygienist) $8.99

NBDE Mastery (19.99) Part 1 Study Guide

NBDE National Board Dental Examination Review Sample Questions, NBDE Part I Review (14.99) NBDE Test Questions. Updated for 2013, Includes A total of 500 unique NBDE practice questions. The largest database of realistic questions with rationales available. Questions are presented in the same computer based format as the real exam. Questions cover all content areas for the examination.

NBDE Part I Exam Prep (9.99): Practice game contains 400 questions to help you prepare for the test.  $11.99

NBDE Part II First Aid Q&A: first 50 test questions are free.  Set of 600 $44.99.

Netter’s Advanced Head and Neck Flash Cards (39.99) Using the same anatomical illustrations from Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy, these flash cards feature concise text to review muscles, bones, vessels, viscera and the joints.

Off We Go- Going to the Dentist (3.99) Fun book to prepare children to go to the dentist

Oral Care Buddy (.99) tooth brush timer and patient education.

OralEye (free) Remote dental diagnosis platform.

Orashpere: (free) Dentist /patient education application describing the tooth anatomy and root canal procedures.

Orthodontic Products (free) provides the latest product news and technique tips, as well as articles by experts on topics including efficient treatment, staff management, and marketing methods.

OsseoCare (free)Interface for the dental drilling system, OsseoCare™ Pro. The application guides you through the dental implant surgery process, saving treatment time and allowing a record of all operation sequences.

OsteoBiol (free) Guided Bone Regeneration tool for dentistry designed to provide a quick and easy overview of the regenerative needs that a patient may have before placing dental implants and of the solutions that a dentists may provide. Two sections are available: one specifically for professionals, with technical information, and one with animated videos, to support the dental surgeon while explaining pathologies and treatments to the patient.

Otolaryngology (free) visual pocket dictionary

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry: ($59.99) up-to-date advice on examination

Pat 3D (2.99) prepare for the Perceptual Aptitude Test section of the DAT.

Pearson Dental Supply (free) purchase supplies through your mobile device

Pediatric Dental Expert: (free) Parent’s guide to understanding all aspects of dental care for children.

Perfect Tooth ($59.99) view 3-dimensional teeth that can be rotated, zoomed, and moved around the screen.

Periodontal Disease (4.99) patient education

PerioVoice ($4.99) an app for hygienists, dentists and specialists that makes periodontal charting simple by using voice control.

The Progressive Dentist Magazine (free) insights, progressive ideas, new trends and best practices for the  running a successful dental practice.

Public Awareness App for Implant Dentistry (19.99) Four animated videos designed for point and click patient education. Dental Implant Educational Videos. Educate your patients about the consequences of tooth loss, and the benefits of dental implants.

Radio Vision Interface (free) Great for patient education in the office, or consulting with colleagues offsite.

Set up my FMS Denal Radiology (free) Practice placing dental films in the correct order.

Shade Selector (free) The IPS e.max Shade Selection from Ivoclar Vivadent.  Slect the suitable block / ingot on the basis of the desired tooth shade and the determined stump shade

Show-Timer (free) The App supports you by showing you all the regions which you need to brush and which you just brushed. You can choose the brushing time and also the sequence in which cleaning regions are shown. Additionally there is a 30 second countdown for rinsing.

Sidexis iX ($5.99) Sirona Dental Systems

Skyscape: A broad range of Dentistry resources that provide decision support at the point of care. You’ll gain instant access to topics that matter most to you, the Dentist, including The 5 Minute Clinical Consult for Dental Professionals and Cochrane Reviews in Oral Health.

Smart Dental Chart (free) chair-side consultation for dental professionals to communicate conditions and treatment plan to their patients

Smart Dental Pricelist (free) chairside consultation for dental professionals to communicate pricelist & treatment bill to their patients

Smile & Style (free) Oral Health Magazine

SmileCeph International (499.99) Orthodontists can use this iPad app for cephalometry

Smile Me (free) Download the app to see what you would look like after a whitening treatment or with a complete smile makeover.

Smiles for Life Reference Guide (free) summarizes key knowledge areas in oral health for primary care providers. It includes information on counseling at routine visits, tooth eruption charts, and prescribing guidelines.

Snow Dental Animations (free) Use this app to illustrate procedures for patients

Sonosurgery (free) oral surgery sonic tools mobile app

StarTeeth (free) makes oral health fun for children

Straighten Me (free) educational app for orthodontics

Straumann Patient Education (free) This free app provides a convenient way to communicate the benefits of dental implants and describe treatment options and procedures, and allows dental professionals to customize the learning experience for each patient. It contains patient-friendly information, videos and animated graphics to help dental professionals inform their patients on dental implants solutions.

Straumann Restorative Flipchart (free) self-guiding tool the dental professional navigates through by indication type to determine the appropriate restorative component options that are available with the Straumann platform.

Suturing Techniques ($3.99) Reviews suturing techniques in oral surgery

Teeth Brushing Timer (.99) helps you brush your teeth properly every time.

Teeth Care (free) Guide for patients.

Teeth Cleaner (.99) Timer and instruction.

Teeth Diseases (.99) 3D study guide

Teeth Info (.99) Study the tooth,  its parts, functions, activities, types, and textures. 3D views and special information about Teeth.

Teeth Timer (free) Show your patients the proper way to brush

Teeth Whitening Tips (.99)

Tiny Dentist (free) swap places with your dentist. Learn about dental instruments and treatments and make teeth of dozens of patients healthy and good looking.

Tooth 3D (.99) High quality 3D tooth models

Toothache Care ($1.99)

Toothache Pro (.99) Assistance for common dental and oral disorders.

ToothAlmanac (19.99) complete guide to dentistry

Toothbrushing Motivator: ($2.99) how to guide to brushing your teeth, with useful visual representation of the best way to get your brushing done

Toothbrush Helper ($1.99) Watch your little ones look forward to brushing their teeth.

Toothbrush Timer: (free) time yourself while brushing teeth, track the age of your toothbrush, remember your dental appointments.

Tooth Camp (.99) Brushing instructions and timer

ToothChart ($4.99) This chart is designed to help you discover which teeth lie on the same meridian with specific body parts and are, therefore, most directly connected.

Tooth Fairy (.99) send her a picture of the tooth to get a gift via e-mail.

Tooth-Fairy (free)  Tooth Fairy, is a collection of enjoyable applications which are prepared by Colgate for you and your family

Tooth Fairy Beacon ($1.99) putting kids in direct contact with the Tooth Fairy.

Tooth First Aid (.99):  Quick help tool for dental emergencies.

tOOthFun (.99) Entertains children while they brush

Toothie ($1.99) Guide to maintaining health teeth, gums and a beautiful smile

Tooth Morphology (4.99) for dental students

Tooth Morphology Exam preparation (1.99) useful study tool for dental undergraduate and postgraduate students in learning about and mastering the morphology of permanent dentition. It consists of clinical photographs with accompanying study notes and a chapter of short answer questions.

ToothNotes (.99) Tooth Notes records notes about your teeth. It helps you talk with your dentist by remembering the tooth or gum. In the 3D view, drag to rotate teeth.

ToothScout HD (free) assists the user in selecting the suitable teeth for beautiful and natural looking dentures which perfectly suit the patient’s personal look.

Tray Timers (1.99) for anyone using clear aligners

Tx Simulator (free) Explains dental and orthodontic treatments

Tx Simulator II (free) Uses 3D graphics to explain treatments  to your patient.

ViewBox Dental (.99) turn your iPhone or iPad into an X-ray view box.

Virtual Dentist ($19.99) professional dental simulation application that enables users to upload a photo and try out a variety of different dental procedures virtually on their own (or a patient’s) photo.

Virtual Teeth Cleaning (.99) Take on the role of a Virtual Dentist – You are in control as you clean a patient’s teeth. Scrape, Brush, Rinse and Floss your way to a healthy smile in this highly interactive educational game! Great for kids learning what to expect at a dentist visit, and adults who want to learn more about dental health.

Viva Learning Dental (free)  register for an upcoming Viva Learning webinar on Once registered, the app allows iPad users to sign in and watch live, interactive Viva Learning dental webinars. CE credit can be earned by linking from the app to the post-webinar quiz on

The Wobbly Tooth Affair (1.99) children’s book

To the Dentist (.99) This game is for children who are about to visit the dentist.

X-Vision Dental X-Ray Magazine (free) Sirona’s X-Vision magazine presents the latest developments and ideas being worked on in our imaging systems division, as well as a variety of interesting stories and things worth knowing about x-rays and x-ray technology. The iPad version of the magazine offers a selection of integrated videos and podcasts, plus plenty of digital extras.

XyloTeeth (.99) The ultimate musical instrument for dentists and their patients.

Yuck Mouth (free): game to help children brush properly

ZenDental (free): keep track of how long you brush your teeth,  share your smile or ask us questions about your dental health.

(updated April 4, 2013)


Eating Disorders and Oral Health

February 19, 2009

February 22-28, 2009 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Physical changes in the mouth are one of the first signs an eating disorder exists. According to the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, up to 89% of bulimics show signs of tooth erosion, and 28% of all bulimic cases are first diagnosed by dental professionals.

Dental practitioners should be knowledgeable about eating disorders and be comfortable discussing their concerns with patients and families.

The following is a list of resources to keep you up-to-date with this topic:

Mouthrinses for the Treatment of Halitosis

December 22, 2008

View an audio summary of the Cochrane Collaboration’s systematic review “Mouthrinses for the Treatment of Halitosis“.  You can also read the review here.

A list of citations for other reviews pertaining to Halitosis, as indexed in PubMed, may be found here.

What You Should Know About Oral Health Literacy

November 24, 2008

Three resolutions were adopted by the ADA house of delegates at the annual meeting in October.  These resolutions recognize the importance of Oral Health Literacy and support the goal of ensuring that dental patients receive  “clear, accurate and effective communication”.

Health Literacy is defined as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions” (HRSA).

  • Patients with limited health literacy are less knowledgeable about preventive care, disease signs, symptoms and management
  • A large-scale national and representative study found that only 12 percent of U.S. adults have proficient health literacy
  • Research indicates a connection between health literacy and health outcomes

The resolutions adopted by the ADA:

  1. Affirm that clear, accurate and effective communication is an essential skill for effective dental practice
  2. Directs the ADA  to “urge the National Institutes of Health, including the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to continue or expand its funding of health literacy research” through the NIH’s multi-institute health literacy program announcement
  3. Directs the Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations (CAPIR), in cooperation with other agencies, to “prepare a five-year strategic action plan to improve the oral health literacy of the public and report to the 2009 House of Delegates.”

The library has selected a variety of resources that may be used to help your patients understand their oral health needs and conditions.  These resources include handouts, videos, podcasts, websites and multi-lingual resources.  See the full list here.

Ethics and Jurisprudence Course Available Online

November 3, 2008

The New York State Dental Foundation has made available  an online version of the state mandated Ethics and Jurisprudence course.  This format allows dentist to complete the course over a six month period.

The Foundation will also be staging a release of thought-provoking video case studies, which will be incorporated into the online version of the course; people who take the online course will be eligible for 5 additional MCE credits via this series of online case studies, each worth 1 MCE credit, available on the web site,
Register for the course here.
Browse a list of selected resources related to dentistry and ethics.
Read previous posts on this blog regarding ethics in dentistry.

Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health

April 30, 2008

In January of 2008, the New York Academy of Science (NYAC) hosted From Basic Science to Clinical Practice and Policy: A Medical-Dental Dialogue on the Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health.  The event was a continuing medical education activity also organized by the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, and the National Periodontal Disease Coalition.

A full report of the meeting may be read here.

Presentations from this conference may be viewed by selecting the title on this page.  Topics include periodontits and vascular disease, preterm birth, kidney disease, renal disease and more.

NYAC has also provided an overview, meeting abstracts, information on the presenters, and other resources as part of it’s e-briefing.

You Tube for Doctors

February 22, 2008

The Doctor’s Channel, internet TV for doctors, is a web site that allows doctors to learn from each other.  Founded by David Best, MD, MBA, and Michael Banks, MD, the site includes short streaming video clips from experts in specialties including dentistry, as well as features that help doctors stay on top of the latest news, ideas and information. The site allows users to comment on each of the videos.  In addition you are invited to create an account and upload videos of your own.

Videos in dentistry include topics such as neuromuscular dentistry, teaching, dental radiography, post dental treatment, muscles of mastication, cosmetic dentistry, ceramic restorations, root canal obturation, periodontal disease and TMD etiology.  A list of the current dental videos may be found here.  Watch some TV today!

The site also allows you to subscribe to an RSS feed to receive the latest additions to the collections.

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