A positive review of patient reviews
December 18, 2017 -- How many articles have you read that encourage you to use online patient reviews to market your practice? And how many times do you think to yourself that these reviews are costly and can't help your practice? Kim Miranda of Brighter writes that it's time to rethink reviews and shares some helpful tips.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for the hygienist: Remember your value to the practice
December 18, 2017 -- It's a mistake to think that doctors are the only influencers in dental practices, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Hygienists also are viewed by patients as an authority and that -- coupled with the amount of time they spend with patients -- presents unique opportunities for education, identification, and recommendations.  Discuss
Fall 2017 new-product roundup from
December 15, 2017 -- During fall 2017, new products ranging from surgical implant guides to obturators and contra angles were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Dentsply Sirona, Planmeca, KaVo, and other companies.  Discuss
Metal-free implants? Stem cells might make it possible
December 14, 2017 -- Growing whole teeth from dental stem cells? Likely a toothless proposition, according to a new review article on therapies based on dental stem cells. However, these stem cells are producing solid advances in implants and other areas that could bring therapies such as tooth root engineering to your office soon.  Discuss
Congratulations to's Dental Excellence Award winners
December 14, 2017 -- is pleased to announce the winners of the Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.  Discuss
How to improve CBCT accuracy for vertical post fractures
December 13, 2017 -- Accurate diagnosis of vertical root fractures in endodontically treated teeth is a crucial but challenging task. That's why researchers evaluated the accuracy of cone-beam CT (CBCT) for these fractures and also ways to improve its accuracy in suspected cases.  Discuss
The intentional calendar
December 13, 2017 -- 2018 is right around the corner. How can you ensure that it will be a successful year? Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier uses a simple tool you probably have in your office already -- a calendar. A successful year, he writes, includes much more than just your practice's patient schedule.  Discuss
Simple oral hygiene regime appears effective after stroke
December 12, 2017 -- Controlling dental plaque after a patient has a stroke may be lifesaving, but the best way to do so is still unclear. A new study compared the results of different oral hygiene and plaque control methods, including the use of chlorhexidine gel, in stroke patients and found that basic routines were effective.  Discuss
Winners lose more than losers
December 12, 2017 -- It may seem counterintutive, but winners lose more than losers. Why? Because they are willing to look at why they lost and get back in the game. In his latest Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall of Dental Intel looks at a practice in Michigan that embodies the approach of learning from their mistakes when it comes to presenting implant treatment.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Concentrating on what you are good at
December 11, 2017 -- Dr. Eric Garver started his dental career in his father's small private practice. However, after two attempts at practice ownership, he realized he needed a role that better suited his personality and his skills. In this Second Opinion, Dr. Garver relates how a part-time position at a dental service organization helped him find a path that would allow him to help other dentists.  Discuss
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