Sheri's Solutions: 'Do you really need to know what I am taking?' October 1, 2014 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger highlights the importance of talking with patients at every visit about every medication they are taking. She notes that patients won't always remember all their medications unless you ask.
Increased probiotic amount may counter oral pathogens October 1, 2014 -- A leading researcher on probiotics speaks with DrBicuspid.com about the impact of probiotics in the oral cavity and what dentists need to be aware of when it comes to their patients' use of probiotics. As researchers have found that certain probiotics have the ability to linger in a patient's mouth, new treatment options may arise.
Dos and don'ts for practice leadership: Know when to rely on outside experts September 29, 2014 -- Some of the most important decisions practice owners must make are in areas they know little about. Take advantage of outside experts' knowledge and experience when faced with major decisions in areas such as real estate, law, and financial planning, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises. You and your practice will benefit enormously.
Calif. approves law protecting dental insurance premiums September 29, 2014 -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that establishes standardized requirements for dental plans to disclose how they spend patient premiums. It also puts the state on a path to establish a minimum percentage of premium dollars that must be spent on patient care.
Fla. study hails impact of reimbursing primary doctors for oral screenings September 26, 2014 -- A change in Florida's Medicaid policy to reimburse medical primary care providers for basic oral health screenings and cavity prevention has increased the likelihood of children in the state receiving these essential services by 20%, according to a recent study by University of Florida researchers.
Top 6 stories of the summer September 26, 2014 -- We present our six most-read stories of the summer. Reflecting the diversity of interests of DrBicuspid.com readers, our most-read stories from the summer include the latest in the ongoing debate between film and digital radiography, the insightful series authored by Dr. Michael W. Davis on scams played on dentists, a video interview with an infection-control expert, and relevant business news.
EPA proposes rule requiring dentists to install amalgam separators September 25, 2014 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule requiring dentists to install amalgam separators to help cut discharges of dental amalgam to the environment. It would also limit reporting requirements to annual certification and recordkeeping instead of wastewater monitoring.
Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Elizabeth Feldman September 25, 2014 -- In our latest Leaders in Dentistry interview, Dr. Elizabeth Feldman, a maxillofacial prosthodontist and dental oncologist at the University of Florida Cancer Center Orlando, discusses mucositis, treatment options, and dental care for oral cancer patients.