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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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Kaiser survey shows increase in dental coverage
September 12, 2014 -- According to the 2014 Employer Health Benefits survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust, more than 50% of "small firms" now offer dental benefits, compared with only 30% of similar firms in 2000. Among firms with 200 or more employees, 88% offer dental benefits.
CDA Presents: Pain control and its complexities
September 11, 2014 -- During last week's California Dental Association's CDA Presents conference, Dr. Steven Ganzberg explained the complexities of pain management and how much of what we know about pain has been learned in the last 50 years.
5 key metrics of practice health
September 11, 2014 -- Dr. Marc Schlenoff proposes a method of breaking broad practice metrics into smaller, more proactive measurements that will enable more immediate feedback. This will enable the dentist to make smaller but meaningful changes that will, in turn, positively impact the more global goals.
Stop starting to reduce stress
September 10, 2014 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler urges you to think about your "I'm gonna start ..." statements, which can create disappointment, guilt, and even stress. Her advice is to focus on small steps and specifics. Go slow to go fast, she writes.
Highlights of CDA Presents in San Francisco
September 10, 2014 -- Last week, the California Dental Association (CDA) hosted the Northern California edition of CDA Presents in San Francisco. The conference featured clinical presentations, continuing education, and new product launches for the thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors.
CDA Presents: Sleep apnea recognition starts in your office
September 9, 2014 -- SAN FRANCISCO - In a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents conference, Dr. Steve Carstensen of Bellevue, WA, spoke on the importance of recognizing sleep apnea in patients who may not know they suffer from it. He also offered suggestions on how to treat this condition, such as oral appliance therapy.
Study: Unusual immune cell needed to prevent oral thrush
September 9, 2014 -- An unusual kind of immune cell in the tongue appears to play a pivotal role in preventing thrush, according to a study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The findings may suggest why some patients are more susceptible to this oral yeast infection and could lead to the development of treatments in these highly vulnerable patients.
Dos and don'ts for practice leadership: Conduct a business analysis
September 8, 2014 -- In the challenging new dental economy, it's more important than ever that dentists take a more business-like approach to running their practices, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Before implementing new management systems and growth strategies, practice leaders need to know exactly where they stand.
Dentists fight Calif. malpractice insurance ballot measure
September 8, 2014 -- SAN FRANCISCO - For almost 40 years, malpractice insurance premiums in California have remained stable due to a cap on noneconomic damage awards. But a new ballot measure threatens to quadruple the award limit and possibly put prescribers in a difficult ethical situation. DrBicuspid.com spoke with Daniel G. Davidson, DMD, about the measure and what dentists are doing to prevent its passage.
CDA Presents: Mind your body to avoid back, neck problems
September 8, 2014 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Dental professionals should make regular exercise and good posture part of their daily routines to avoid back and neck problems, according to a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents conference.
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