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  • Scams played on dentists: Part 2 -- Consultants and practice brokers
    August 6, 2014 -- In the second of a three-part series, Dr. Michael W. Davis details some of the ways dentists and dental offices are vulnerable to scams. This part discusses unethical practice management consultants and practice brokers.

  • Scams played on dentists: Part 3 -- The insurance industry
    August 13, 2014 -- In the final part of this series, Dr. Michael W. Davis details some of the ways dentists and dental offices are vulnerable to scams. This part discusses the insurance industry and concludes the series on the scams played on dentists.

  • Conn. dentist transitions from practitioner to entrepreneur
    August 27, 2014 -- When it became difficult for Dr. Greg Schwab to continue serving his patients, he sought to use his expertise in a way that would allow him to stay connected with dentistry. After examining different opportunities, Dr. Schwab has transitioned from practicing dentistry to acquiring practices, keeping him involved in what he is passionate about.

  • Federal auditors blame Texas agency for poor oversight of ortho services
    August 11, 2014 -- In the latest development in the ongoing Texas Medicaid scandal, a federal report by the U.S. Office of Inspector General has laid the responsibility for hundreds of millions of dollars spent on dental and orthodontic procedures that may have been medically unnecessary squarely on the Texas state agency that oversaw the program.

  • JADA study: Dentists need to be better informed about sealants
    August 19, 2014 -- Sealants are inexpensive and have proved to be effective, but a new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) has found that many dentists need to improve their understanding of them and their uses.

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Sheri's Solutions: The invitation
In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger discusses how to make potential new patients feel welcome. She notes that when patients feel as if they received an invitation to our practices, they feel as if they are joining a family of patients rather than becoming a number.

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Top 5 stories of fall 2014
December 19, 2014 -- With winter officially starting this weekend, DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read stories from the fall. Our most-read stories for the past quarter include a new Environmental Protection Agency proposal on amalgam separators, the historic agreement between Boston University and Sirona that was announced at ADA 2014, and the contentious North Carolina teeth-whitening case.
What dentists can learn from CEOs about creating sustainability
December 18, 2014 -- In the latest excerpt from his book What Dentists Can Learn From Top CEOs, Dr. Roger P. Levin explains why dentists should think about long-term sustainability for the success of their practice. He offers examples of how creating sustainability can work to a practice's advantage.
Calif. Supreme Court rules on medical malpractice awards
December 18, 2014 -- California dentists breathed a sigh of relief this fall when a ballot measure to quadruple the state's cap on noneconomic damages for medical and dental malpractice was defeated. Less than a month later, however, the cap is already facing a challenge in California's Supreme Court.
3 ways to reduce overhead in your practice
December 17, 2014 -- Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie asks if your overhead costs are more than 55% of your production. If they are, she offers three practical ideas to manage these costs, make your days more productive, and possibly increase your practice's profitability.
4 tips for less stress this holiday season
December 17, 2014 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler offers four tips to reduce holiday stress and make this time of year memorable, for the right reasons. She writes that even during the holidays, having a plan is the key to success.
ADA: Dentists' earnings not recovering from recession
December 16, 2014 -- Dentists' earnings are not rebounding despite several years of economic recovery, according to new ADA research. Recent years have seen a stagnation of consumer dental spending, an increased number of dentists, and stagnant dentist earnings, the study found.
Parental behavior modifications can benefit kids' oral hygiene
December 16, 2014 -- A new paper in the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene highlights the crisis in children's oral care and offers a proven program of treatment and behavior modification that has shown results in improving children's oral hygiene.
How to appeal a denial for covered services
December 15, 2014 -- DrBicuspid.com has teamed with former dental insurance executive Dr. Doyle Williams to provide expertise to you and your staff for maximizing your patient's benefits. In this column, Dr. Williams explains how to appeal an insurance denial for covered services.
Study: Experienced radiation centers have better outcomes for HNC
December 15, 2014 -- Experienced radiation centers have better outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer (HNC), according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers found that patients who underwent radiation therapy at treatment centers with less experience had higher cancer recurrence and poorer overall survival.
Dos and don'ts for patient communication: Help inexperienced patients understand oral health
December 15, 2014 -- It's easy for dental professionals to forget that some patients may have very low dental literacy, such as those who rarely see or have never seen a dentist. They may also be apprehensive about what's about to happen in the treatment chair. Make the effort to inform and reassure them, even though doing so calls for a little more time and effort, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
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2015 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC)
January 22-24, 2015
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February 26-28, 2015
Chicago, Illinois United States
American Dental Education Association 2015 Annual Session and Exhibition
March 7-10, 2015
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