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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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Sheri's Solutions: Connections
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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3 people who shouldn't be your transition advisor
October 8, 2015 -- Dental transitions are complex and should be handled by an expert. Unfortunately, many dentists rely on unqualified advisors, which can result in damage to the practice's reputation, lawsuits, and financial losses. Dr. Roger P. Levin describes three types of people you should avoid.
Are anticaries agents effective in high-risk adults?
October 8, 2015 -- What do you tell your adult patients who are at high risk for caries? A large new study from California found that repeated delivery of anticaries agents, including chlorhexidine rinse, topical fluoride, and xylitol products, can reduce tooth decay.
3 patient registration options
October 7, 2015 -- Dr. Tom Cockerell Jr. of Dental Symphony writes about ways in which you and your staff can think about the software used in your practice. In this column, he focuses on patient registration options and which method may be the best for your practice.
Are anesthetic drugs linked to tooth failure?
October 6, 2015 -- Scientists are one step closer to finding a link between local anesthetics and the failure of young permanent teeth. The drugs used in sedation can inhibit new cell growth, potentially leading to developmental failure, according to a recent study.
Office lease negotiating: Part 2 -- Rent
October 6, 2015 -- Paying rent is one of the most heavily negotiated and litigated aspects of a lease. Thousands of dollars are on the line, and payments can drastically affect your cash flow. In part two of this series, Matt LaMaster discusses rent, how it's calculated, and tips on negotiating a better lease.
2015 Dental Excellence Awards nominating period begins
October 5, 2015 -- The DrBicuspid.com Dental Excellence Awards are once again open for nominations, giving you the chance to tell us who should be nominated for dentistry's most prestigious awards. Categories include Best New Restoratives Material, Best Practice Management Consultant, Most Important Story, and more. There are nine categories in all.
Dos and don'ts for social media: Make posts inviting
October 5, 2015 -- Social media may be a great way to build relationships with patients and stay in touch -- but only if you follow some common-sense guidelines when creating posts. The easiest way to learn what to do is to spend time watching what others post and what gets the most positive responses, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Sheri's Solutions: 'You should not take the patient'
October 5, 2015 -- What's the first call you received this week? In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger recounts her first call of a recent week: an irate father of a patient wondering why the insurance companies weren't covering his daughter's treatment.
Study finds complexity in denture-related stomatitis
October 2, 2015 -- Denture-related stomatitis is currently thought to be a candidal infection. However, a new study from Europe on the oral microbiome of denture wearers has found that the condition is more complex than originally thought, which may eventually change how you treat these patients.
Kaiser expert touts MLPs during ADA webinar
October 1, 2015 -- Midlevel providers (MLPs) can help dentists expand their Medicaid practices without shrinking their private-pay practices, the associate director of a Kaiser commission on Medicaid said during a recent ADA webinar focusing on a new Health Policy Institute report on dental care utilization.
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