Dos and don'ts for increasing production July 25, 2016 -- Since the dental economy has become more challenging, a number of dentists have been perplexed to see that, despite a high acceptance rate, their production remains too low. If you're experiencing similar disappointment, Dr. Roger P. Levin offers some tips for increasing production.
Are e-cigarettes a gateway to regular ones? July 25, 2016 -- Teens who use e-cigarettes are significantly more likely to go on to smoke regular cigarettes, according to a new study. The researchers found this was true even if the teens were at an otherwise low risk of using conventional cigarettes.
Report projects dental care costs to grow 60% by 2025 July 22, 2016 -- Dental care costs will soar 60% by 2025 in the U.S., according to a new report in Health Affairs. Dental experts say the cost of oral healthcare has risen sharply since 2000 and has increased at twice the rate of inflation for decades.
Bill providing dental insurance for vets goes to Obama July 22, 2016 -- A bill to provide dental insurance for U.S. military veterans has been sent to President Barack Obama for signing after being approved by Congress. It will allow veterans enrolled in a health insurance plan through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to buy dental insurance at reduced rates through MetLife or Delta Dental.
Does the 3-guide technique improve implant placement? July 21, 2016 -- Can the accuracy of CAD/CAM surgical guides be improved by using tooth-supported, bone-reduction guides in patients with terminal dentition who need immediate implants? A new study examined the use of a three-guide technique for implant placement, and the authors explain why it should become part of your armamentarium.
Report questions treatment in Texas toddler's death July 20, 2016 -- A forensic dental report on a 14-month-old Texas toddler who died from complications of anesthesia during dental treatment questions the necessity of placing four stainless steel crowns on such a young child.
The reason you should keep your junk mail July 20, 2016 -- If you are like most people, marketing mail you receive at your office and your house ends up immediately in the recycling bin. However, there's a better way to look at that mail, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. Curious? Read on.
Study: CAMBRA accurately predicts caries development July 19, 2016 -- Kids who are designated as high risk for caries according to the Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) approach often end up developing the disease, according to a new study. The finding shows that CAMBRA appears to be an accurate prediction model for at least some populations.
6 tips for when a team member is sick July 19, 2016 -- When your phone rings at 6 a.m., it's generally not good. What do you do when the call is from a key team member who is sick and won't be in the office that day? As Dr. Lisa Knowles writes, having a plan in place is crucial. She offers six ideas for how to handle these situations.
Dos and don'ts for team building: Avoid cookie-cutter team training July 18, 2016 -- Each dental practice is unique, with many variables involved -- from the practice owner's vision to patient demographics. For this reason, the best team members should be trained to meet the specific needs of your practice and patients, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Obviously, the quality of the training has everything to do with your success as a business.