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How do you assess the profitability of associate dentists?
October 22, 2014 -- In this multipart series, Thomas Climo, PhD, and Jill Nesbitt examine a dental practice group and the profitability of its associate dentists. In this third part, they focus on two others methods to measure the performance of associate dentists based on hours worked and collection.
Study of premolar roots finds room for maxillary extractions
October 22, 2014 -- Extraction of posterior maxillary teeth is challenging because the roots are often close to the maxillary sinus. However, a recent study in the Journal of Endodontics found that only few premolars actually present a risk of that border being violated.
Illinois study highlights need for older adult oral healthcare
October 21, 2014 -- More than 80% of adults 60 years and older in Illinois had no dental insurance, and more than a quarter said their oral health was only fair or poor, according to a new study in the Journal of Dental Hygiene. The study author says it's time to make treating older adults a priority.
Study: Potential link between breast cancer genes, salivary gland cancer
October 21, 2014 -- Researchers have found a potential link between mutations in breast cancer genes and salivary gland cancer, according to a new study in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.
Dos and don'ts for the new patient experience: First impressions last
October 20, 2014 -- The average new patient contributes a production level of approximately three times that of a current patient. That's why it's so important to make an excellent first impression, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. The patient sees that yours is a caring practice dedicated to providing excellent dentistry -- and the patient in turn will become dedicated to the practice.
Why women in dentistry rock!
October 20, 2014 -- Amy Morgan, CEO of the Pride Institute, examines how the leadership and problem-solving skills that are considered feminine are really just the beginning of a new way for you to look at opportunities to make your practice better.
That didn't go as planned
October 20, 2014 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler looks at what happens when negative emotions arise when things don't go as planned. She notes that even when you've done your homework, things can go wrong. She presents some practical and innovative ideas for seeing these events as opportunities, not obstacles.
FTC, Texas business groups oppose new DSO rules
October 17, 2014 -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Texas business groups are urging the rejection of new rules by the state dental board regarding dental service organizations (DSOs), saying they would restrict dentists' ability to contract with DSOs.
DrBicuspid.com Dental Excellence Awards winners recognized at ADA 2014
October 17, 2014 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to recognize the winners of our 2014 Dental Excellence Awards, highlighting the very best in people, products, and services that are helping to improve the dental industry. Seven awards were presented at the recent ADA 2014 annual meeting in San Antonio.
Review of guidelines can calm Ebola fears
October 16, 2014 -- As dentists and other healthcare practitioners are being queried by their patients about the Ebola virus and their practice's infection-control procedures, a review of the ADA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines is called for so you can provide accurate information for your staff and your patients.
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