Sheri's Solutions: 'I Googled you' April 1, 2015 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger relates the story of patients wearing color-coordinated clothing to match her office, while illustrating the bigger picture of how simple it can be to make social media a positive tool in your practice.
Appeal to kids' sense of wonder for better clinical outcomes April 1, 2015 -- Whether your practice is exclusively focused on pediatric patients or you have a mixture of adults and children, you understand that children offer challenges that go beyond treatment. Dr. Robert Wade shares his unique approach to making children feel welcome and achieving better clinical outcomes.
Review: Xylitol's effect in preventing caries still unproven March 31, 2015 -- There is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental caries in children and adults, a new Cochrane research review has concluded. But a dental professor asserts that xylitol has valuable properties that inhibit caries development.
Dos and don'ts for the front desk: Shift to cellphone communication March 30, 2015 -- Most dental practices rely heavily on landline phone systems. Consumers, however, are cutting that cord in their lives. Considering how important it is to contact patients in a timely way, making the shift to cellphone communication with them is imperative, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Give the people what they want! March 30, 2015 -- What do your patients want when it comes to treatment: decent, better, or best? In their latest column, the Madow Brothers find an insightful twist to an everyday dilemma that will help you serve your patients better -- and best.
5 magic words to reduce stress March 30, 2015 -- In the first of a two-part series, stress management expert Jen Butler introduces us to five magic words and explains how they can help you find long-term solutions for reducing stress. This week's column covers the first three words: "and," "enough," and "yet."
Second Opinion: Wheel of valuation shows better practice valuation March 27, 2015 -- In the lively ongoing debate on practice valuation, consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, weighs in with his reply to the two-part series by Tim Lott and colleagues that ran earlier this month. Here, Climo focuses on the wheel of valuation and the importance of the rate of the cost of capital.
Digital x-ray is most common new technology in dental schools March 26, 2015 -- Digital radiography is the most common new technology in U.S. dental schools, while CAD/CAM denture fabrication and hard-tissue lasers were the least likely technologies to be taught in the schools, according to a new study in the Journal of Dental Education.
DrBicuspid.com's March Mayhem Bracket Challenge resumes March 26, 2015 -- As we approach the second weekend of DrBicuspid.com's March Mayhem Bracket Challenge, how is your bracket performing? We look at a close race at the top as your colleagues and you vie to qualify for the grand prize drawing.