IADR study: Can applying SDF annually stop root caries? July 1, 2016 -- Is there a treatment that could arrest caries without traditional drilling and filling? According to a study presented at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting in Seoul, South Korea, there is: silver diamine fluoride (SDF).
New sedation guidelines emphasize patient safety June 30, 2016 -- Do you provide sedation for your pediatric patients? If so, do you have the skills to rescue a child with apnea, laryngospasm, or airway obstruction? Two pediatric healthcare organizations have come together to offer new practice guidelines that may alter how you approach sedation of pediatric patients.
New CE courses tackle opioid misuse and HIV June 30, 2016 -- Two presentations from the 2016 Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) annual meeting are now available as continuing education (CE) videos. Topics include opioid misuse and the HIV care continuum, and other CSDA presentations from previous years are also available.
An inside look at rural dentistry June 29, 2016 -- Have you ever wondered what it's like to practice dentistry in a rural community? Remya Niranjan, DDS, gives us an inside look at what it's like to be a dentist in a California farming town.
Sheri's Solutions: Not on the schedule June 29, 2016 -- "I don't see that appointment on my schedule." Your team has probably heard that one before -- sometimes from the same patient more than once. In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri B. Doniger takes a deep breath and outlines how her office handles these patients.
IADR study: Is gingivitis likely in pregnant women? June 28, 2016 -- Women who are pregnant are likely to have moderate to severe gingivitis and may need regular care to maintain their oral health, according to a new study presented on June 23 at the International Association for Dental Research general session in Seoul, South Korea.
Restrictive covenants: The story of a young associate June 28, 2016 -- Attorney Joseph D. Jordan discusses one of the most difficult legal issues in practice: restrictive covenants. In this "case report," a newly graduated associate signed a restrictive covenant agreement that she presumed was nonenforceable. This column will help you learn from her costly and long-lasting mistake.
Dos and don'ts for financial management: Are you overdue for a collections upgrade? June 27, 2016 -- Unfortunately, many dentists overestimate their collection rate. Practices often lack efficient, step-by-step systems for preventing and collecting overdues, and doctors don't actually track the numbers. As smart business leaders will tell you, what doesn't get measured doesn't get done, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.
8 ways to address conflict in a family-run practice June 27, 2016 -- If you own a family-run dental practice, you know how challenging it can be. In her second column on these practices, practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers eight tips to keep your practice running smoothly and to keep all your employees positive and productive.
As the price soars, gold no longer glitters June 24, 2016 -- Once literally the gold standard for dental restorations, the precious metal has largely been replaced by ceramics as the material of choice for most dentists. The soaring cost of gold combined with the development of ceramic materials has led to a decline in gold's allure in dentistry.