Infographic: How much does the U.S. spend on dental? November 24, 2015 -- The U.S. spends $111 billion on dental services each year, but dental services spending only accounts for about 4% of total U.S. healthcare spending, according to a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation.
Semifinal voting begins for 2015 Dental Excellence Awards November 23, 2015 -- Voting is now open in the semifinal round of the DrBicuspid.com 2015 Dental Excellence Awards, with more than 65 nominees in nine categories. This is your chance to help determine which worthy nominees will make it to the final round of voting.
Dos and don'ts for communication: Become fluent in body language November 23, 2015 -- Social media, online shopping, and many other aspects of modern life have greatly reduced the amount of actual face-to-face contact between people. What someone is thinking or feeling is often communicated not in words but in body language. Your work as a dentist puts you in direct personal contact with patients, so you should learn to read what their bodies are telling you, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin.
3 rules for implementation of ICD-10 November 23, 2015 -- How did your office deal with the implementation of ICD-10? As Kevin Wilson of Sterling Management writes, whether you are handling the transition to ICD-10 or any other project, there are common sense project management ideas that always apply.
Office lease negotiating: Part 3 -- Repair and maintenance November 20, 2015 -- In part three of this series, Matt LaMaster discusses who is responsible for the repair and maintenance of a dental office building and why many dentists don't pay attention to this part of their lease until they are out thousands of dollars.
Covered California adds dental coverage for adults November 20, 2015 -- Covered California, the state's health insurance marketplace, has added dental coverage for adults. The new coverage is an add-on to the state's health insurance plan, and more than 33,000 people have already signed up.
The Naked Dentist: Gratitude multiplies November 19, 2015 -- When doctors are able to focusing on where they are versus where they want to be, the practice and team members succeed more quickly than those who don't. As Curtis Marshall of Dental Intel writes, practicing gratitude leads to benefits beyond the immediate.
Study: HNC patients have increased suicide risk November 19, 2015 -- The suicide rate of patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) is more than three times the rate of the U.S. general population, according to a new study in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Cancer.
Study: Kids use less than half of prescribed opioids November 18, 2015 -- After surgery, many children use less than half of their prescribed opioid medication, according to a recent study. This finding is particularly worrying because many of these patients live with teenage siblings, who are at an increased risk for misusing leftover prescription drugs.
5 tips for macromanaging November 18, 2015 -- How can we learn to step back and see our entire business with clarity and a visionary perspective? How do we train ourselves to stop looking for more details and gain the outside, rooftop view in our businesses? Here are Dr. Lisa Knowles' top tips to help dental professionals see the bigger picture.