CDA Presents 2015: Stroke prevention starts in the mouth May 5, 2015 -- ANAHEIM, CA - In a presentation on May 1 at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting, periodontist Timothy Donley, DDS, spoke about the increasing awareness of the link between oral healthcare and stroke prevention, and what dentists and hygienists can do to help their patients.
Study: Robotic surgery could provide better outcomes for OPSCC patients May 5, 2015 -- Transoral robotic surgery alone could provide better quality of life and outcomes for patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) than treatment with adjuvant radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy, according to a study in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.
Dos and dont's for marketing: Watch for market opportunities May 4, 2015 -- Dentistry has been in a state of flux for several years now. Unfortunately, some dentists react negatively to change, rather than accepting and adapting to it. As a practice owner, you can lead your practice successfully through uncertain times by scrutinizing new scenarios as they emerge for business growth opportunities, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
CDA Presents: Rethinking the role of the dentist can save lives May 4, 2015 -- ANAHEIM, CA - By understanding how inflammation and oral bacteria affect systemic health, the dental team can help save both teeth and lives, according to a presentation by DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD, at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2015 conference.
Second Opinion: Questions answered about ACA pediatric dental plans -- Part 1 May 4, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Jeff Album, a Delta Dental vice president, answers questions originally posed by Dr. Jason P. Hirsch about pediatric dental plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In moving the discussion forward, Album agrees that dentists should understand how coverage policies work.
CDA Presents: Periodontal disease requires comprehensive approach May 1, 2015 -- ANAHEIM, CA - Outcomes can be improved and patients can achieve systemic health benefits through the management of periodontal risk factors, according to a presentation by Jonathan S. Wong, DDS, on the opening day of the California Dental Association CDA Presents 2015 meeting.
New research targets pulp stem cells for tooth repair May 1, 2015 -- While stem cells have been touted for years as a treatment that may revolutionize dental care, much about how they work and how to design treatment strategies is still unknown. Now, researchers from France have isolated the mechanism by which stem cells repair lesions in the teeth, which may lead to new treatment strategies using these cells, according to a published study.
Perfect match: Choose the right associate for your practice April 30, 2015 -- Choosing the right associate could be one of the biggest decisions you will make as a practice owner. But how should you assess an associate candidate? Dental search consultant/recruiter Morgan Pace writes that many practice owners opt for the "gut feel" method, results are generally better when taking a more systematic approach. He offers practical advice that can ease your process.
How to make your practice transgender-patient friendly April 30, 2015 -- If a transgender patient walks into your office, do you know what questions to ask and not to ask? Do you have forms and facilities the patient would feel comfortable using? If you answered no, you're not alone. While many dentists want transgender patients to feel welcome, not everyone knows how to do so.
What's on your 'away message'? April 29, 2015 -- When you are preparing to be out of the office, do you give much thought to your out-of-office message? In their latest column, the Madow Brothers bring your attention to how you can use these messages to your advantage and offer real-life examples that can help your practice present the right message to your patients.