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  • U.S. Supreme Court rules against NC dental board in whitening case
    February 25, 2015 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has announced a decision in the case of North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, ruling 6-3 that the dental board could be subject to antitrust claims.

  • Black diamonds: The case for silver nitrate and silver fluoride
    February 18, 2015 -- In the first of a two-part series, Dr. John Frachella makes the case for using silver nitrate and silver fluoride when treating already decayed teeth in children.

  • New research suggests possible cure for HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer
    February 24, 2015 -- Canadian researchers are proposing a new tumor-staging model for predicting outcomes and guiding treatments for patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Since HPV-related cancer differs significantly from smoking-related cancer, less-intensive treatment strategies may be more appropriate, the study found.

  • Dos and don'ts for scheduling: Superb scheduling equals smooth sailing
    February 23, 2015 -- Scheduling is one of the most significant indicators of how your practice is functioning. An efficient scheduling system ensures a steady flow of patients and production throughout the day. Dr. Roger P. Levin shares ideas that will help you create the best schedule for your practice.

  • The great dilemma: Should she stay or should she go?
    February 4, 2015 -- In her latest column, Dr. Lisa Knowles addresses one of the most difficult situations for any practice owner: Is it time to let someone go? She offers practical expertise and real-life experience to help you navigate this dilemma.

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Sheri's Solutions: Let it go
In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger asks what is your theme for 2015? If you don't have one, she suggests "Let it go" and offers compelling reasons why this philosophy will serve you well.

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TOP DENTAL NEWS
Dos and don'ts for the front desk: Shift to cellphone communication
March 30, 2015 -- Most dental practices rely heavily on landline phone systems. Consumers, however, are cutting that cord in their lives. Considering how important it is to contact patients in a timely way, making the shift to cellphone communication with them is imperative, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Give the people what they want!
March 30, 2015 -- What do your patients want when it comes to treatment: decent, better, or best? In their latest column, the Madow Brothers find an insightful twist to an everyday dilemma that will help you serve your patients better -- and best.
5 magic words to reduce stress
March 30, 2015 -- In the first of a two-part series, stress management expert Jen Butler introduces us to five magic words and explains how they can help you find long-term solutions for reducing stress. This week's column covers the first three words: "and," "enough," and "yet."
Second Opinion: Wheel of valuation shows better practice valuation
March 27, 2015 -- In the lively ongoing debate on practice valuation, consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, weighs in with his reply to the two-part series by Tim Lott and colleagues that ran earlier this month. Here, Climo focuses on the wheel of valuation and the importance of the rate of the cost of capital.
Digital x-ray is most common new technology in dental schools
March 26, 2015 -- Digital radiography is the most common new technology in U.S. dental schools, while CAD/CAM denture fabrication and hard-tissue lasers were the least likely technologies to be taught in the schools, according to a new study in the Journal of Dental Education.
DrBicuspid.com's March Mayhem Bracket Challenge resumes
March 26, 2015 -- As we approach the second weekend of DrBicuspid.com's March Mayhem Bracket Challenge, how is your bracket performing? We look at a close race at the top as your colleagues and you vie to qualify for the grand prize drawing.
The Naked Dentist gets 'inside the muscle'
March 25, 2015 -- In his second Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall gets "inside the muscle" of a practice. He continues his examination of a practice in Colorado and looks at why tracking collections is a reactive, rather than a proactive, approach.
5 ideas for a brand makeover for your dental practice
March 25, 2015 -- DrBicuspid.com welcomes Dr. Kenneth J. Wolnik to our site. In this column, Dr. Wolnik offers thoughtful, practical advice on how to get your practice out of its rut with a brand makeover. Maybe you should revisit your marketing strategy or update your website? Dr. Wolnik has five solid ideas to help you today.
Homebound elderly have poor oral health, want home-based care
March 24, 2015 -- Homebound elderly adults have poor oral health and are interested in home-based dental care, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The authors recommended that medical professionals should partner with the dental community to develop programs for these adults.
Developer of oral cancer testing system motivated by parents' disease
March 24, 2015 -- They say necessity is the mother of invention. But for Matthew H.J. Kim, founder and CEO of Vigilant Biosciences, the motivation for developing the OncAlert oral cancer testing system was seeing what his parents went through with the disease.
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