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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.
Amalgam tops composite or glass ionomer restorations in new study
March 31, 2015 -- Restorations placed with amalgam had the lowest failure rate in a new study on the success of primary molar restorations. Glass ionomer restorations had the highest failure rates, while composites fell in the middle.
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.'s March Mayhem Bracket Challenge resumes
March 26, 2015 -- As we approach the second weekend of'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.
The Naked Dentist gets 'inside the muscle'
March 25, 2015 -- In his second Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall gets "inside the muscle" of a practice. He continues his examination of a practice in Colorado and looks at why tracking collections is a reactive, rather than a proactive, approach.
5 ideas for a brand makeover for your dental practice
March 25, 2015 -- welcomes Dr. Kenneth J. Wolnik to our site. In this column, Dr. Wolnik offers thoughtful, practical advice on how to get your practice out of its rut with a brand makeover. Maybe you should revisit your marketing strategy or update your website? Dr. Wolnik has five solid ideas to help you today.
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