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Dos and don'ts for financial management: Avoid overcontrolling overhead
March 2, 2015 -- Keeping practice overhead under control is essential, but that doesn't mean all cuts are good. Many line items in your operating budget have a direct bearing on daily performance, the quality of care, and overall practice success. Dr. Roger P. Levin writes that the challenge is identifying and stripping away unnecessary spending without impairing your ability to meet your own performance standards.
Success secret of one of the most successful people ever!
March 2, 2015 -- In their latest column, the Madow Brothers share one of Jerry Seinfeld's strategies for success. The genius behind this strategy is that monster-sized goals can overwhelm you, but achieving things in small increments is a less intimidating system. Things magically get done. Just don't break the chain.
Chicago Midwinter 2015: OSAP set to launch Safest Dental Visit program
March 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announced at the 150th Chicago Midwinter Meeting that it will launch the Safest Dental Visit infection-control education program this spring. A coalition of clinicians, manufacturers, and infection-control educators will work together to ensure patient safety and safe practice environments during dental visits.
Chicago Midwinter 2015: Good ergonomics can preserve your dental career
February 27, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Good ergonomics can preserve the longevity of your dental career, according to a presentation at the 150th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Being mindful of your working techniques can enhance your dexterity and preserve your strength while avoiding neck and back pain.
Rutgers study focuses on rare perio disease in African-American kids
February 27, 2015 -- A rare form of periodontitis that affects African-American children is the focus of a study by researchers at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. A $3.2 million National Institutes of Health grant will pinpoint biological markers in saliva that can predict whether bone loss will occur from the disease and which teeth it will affect before there are symptoms.
Chicago Midwinter 2015 opening sees new product launches
February 26, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Lasers, tablet technology, and new printers were among the new products introduced on the first day of the 150th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Companies including Convergent, AMD Lasers, BaseVac, Millenium Dental, and 3D Systems launched new or upgraded products.
Benefits of private practice ownership
February 26, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Michael W. Davis advocates for younger dentists going into private practice and considering practice ownership. He points out the advantages, and the possible pitfalls, of owning and growing a practice.
Bone fracture risk tool may identify periodontitis in older women
February 26, 2015 -- A tool that evaluates whether older women are at risk for osteoporotic fractures may also be able to determine if they are at risk for periodontal disease, according to a recent study published in Menopause.
Black diamonds: The case for silver nitrate and silver fluoride -- Part 2
February 25, 2015 -- In part one of this series, Dr. John Frachella looked at the history of using silver nitrate and silver fluoride for pediatric caries treatment. In the conclusion, he looks at the larger treatment issues and public health concerns that need to be addressed.
Case report details alternative approach for patients with advanced tooth wear
February 25, 2015 -- When a patient with advanced tooth wear needs extensive restoration at increased occlusal vertical dimension, how do you handle it clinically? Do you prepare all the teeth in a single day and place full-arch interim prostheses? Many practitioners do, but this can be tiring for both the patient and clinician. A new case report in the Journal of Prosthodontics looks at an alternative approach.
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