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  • Legal Cases: Root canal with inferior alveolar nerve injury
    September 21, 2015 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to present the next column from two lawyers who spend every day defending dentists in litigation and before the licensing board. In this column, the case of a lower molar root canal therapy with inferior alveolar nerve injury is examined.

  • 'How long will this crown last?'
    September 9, 2015 -- How do you respond when you are asked a difficult question by a patient, such as "How long will this crown last?" Will everyone in your practice give the same response? The Madow Brothers offer not only an answer to that question, but a way to get everyone in your office on the same page.

  • Is lead shielding needed to protect pregnant patients?
    September 22, 2015 -- Fetal lead shielding may not be necessary when taking dental radiographs of pregnant patients, according to a study from Finland. Using four different imaging modalities, researchers reported that the fetal dose levels without lead shielding were less than 1% of the annual dose limit for a member of the public.

  • Sirona and Dentsply to merge
    September 16, 2015 -- Dentsply International and Sirona Dental Systems announced on September 15 that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a merger agreement. The company will be called Dentsply Sirona.

  • 3 things to consider before giving a raise
    September 8, 2015 -- All too often, dentists give their team members raises for the wrong reasons. You want to keep them happy, after all, and what better way to motivate them than with a bump in pay? However, as practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes, sometimes you need to look behind the numbers before you commit to a pay increase.

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What is the difference between a transactional practice and a relationship-based practice? In her latest column, Dr. Sheri Doniger defines the two types of practices and explains why a relationship-based practice isn't always easy, but it's often the right way to practice.

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Sheri's Solutions: What are you doing for Children's Dental Health Month?
February 12, 2016 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger writes about some of the many ways you can make a difference in your community during Children's Dental Health Month, including directly talking to those most affected by oral health issues, your community's children.
Whole-body health and our role in substance abuse
February 11, 2016 -- While there has been much attention recently to the rise in opioid abuse, Dr. Lisa Knowles relates a chance meeting at an airport that brought the issue home to her. After this meeting, she came up with nine suggestions for you to think about opioid and pain management prescriptions in your practice.
16 ways to up your leadership game
February 10, 2016 -- Besides the amazing defense, what might have made the difference in this past Sunday's big Super Bowl game? Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier writes that it was the veteran leadership of the Broncos that made the difference. In his latest column, he offers 16 ways you can improve your leadership game.
Create a master cast for implants using digital tech
February 10, 2016 -- A new study shows a method to create a master cast for multiple implant treatment planning using digital technologies. Using digital technologies can ultimately save time and money, the study authors noted.
Survey: Many U.S. adults not aware of cavity prevention control
February 9, 2016 -- Over 40% of more than 1,000 U.S. adults surveyed believe they have little or no control over whether they get a cavity, according to a new Children's Dental Health Project survey.
In push for data security, practices need a plan
February 9, 2016 -- In too many instances, practices are not prepared when their information technology is disabled or when there's a security breach, writes Lindy Benton, president of MEA|NEA. She explains how a little planning and preparation goes a long way toward securing your practice.
Dos and don'ts for marketing: Track and upgrade the mix of marketing strategies
February 8, 2016 -- A truly effective marketing program will consist of more than a dozen ongoing strategies. For this to work, however, you have to know how each strategy is doing and be prepared to change the lineup at the first sign of trouble, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Keeping your inventory under control
February 8, 2016 -- While it might seem basic, managing your inventory is an integral part of an efficient dental practice. But, as practice management consultant Teresa Duncan writes, inventory management is often not addressed until it becomes a drain on your cash flow and your bottom line. She offers some tips to keep your inventory issues under control.
The Naked Dentist: Small wins add up
February 5, 2016 -- How do elite athletes, such as swimmer Michael Phelps, tip the odds in their favor and become the world's best? More relevantly, how can you duplicate this success in your dental office? As Dental Intel Vice President Curtis Marshall writes, success happens when small wins accumulate.
Web tool may bring primary care screenings to dental offices
February 4, 2016 -- Researchers have created an online support system to help hygienists provide basic primary care screenings at the dental office. The tool advises hygienists how to screen patients for tobacco use, diabetes, and hypertension, as well as how to provide nutritional counseling.
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