Malpractice Insurance Primer: Part 1 -- Tail and occurrence coverage January 26, 2015 -- In this new three-part series, Jennifer Gibson of Medical Protective covers the important details of different types of malpractice insurance and which is the best fit for your practice. As this insurance can be complicated and expensive, knowing the details matters. Part one covers tail and occurrence coverage.
What dentists can learn from CEOs about team building January 23, 2015 -- In the latest excerpt from his book What Dentists Can Learn From Top CEOs, Dr. Roger P. Levin explains why dentists should think about being team builders and how it will help the success of their practice.
Intraoperative CT fine-tunes maxillofacial surgery January 23, 2015 -- Maxillofacial surgeons who used CT intraoperatively on their trauma patients found that imaging and review can be performed quickly, perfecting the trauma surgeon's work while there's still time to make revisions, according to an article published this month in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
Study: Heavy smokers should be checked for head/neck cancer January 22, 2015 -- In addition to being screened for lung cancer, heavy smokers should also be checked for head and neck cancer to improve early detection and survival, according to a new study by University of Pittsburgh researchers in the journal Cancer.
Benefits of laser oral surgery for your practice and patients January 21, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, periodontist Dr. Cyril Evian advocates for the use of lasers in dentistry. He details the advantages of using a laser in your practice, including an expanded clientele, less patient anxiety, and more productive time.
Analysis: Widespread cancer screening does little to prevent deaths January 21, 2015 -- Screening for diseases that can lead to death typically does not prolong life substantially, according to a controversial new meta-analysis in the International Journal of Epidemiology. A few screening tests may avert some deaths, but even then it is difficult to document an improvement in overall survival, the researchers found.
EHR implementation, adoption still face challenges: Part 1 January 20, 2015 -- For a well-intentioned idea born more than a decade ago, establishing electronic health records (EHRs) has run into a surprising number of obstacles. In the first part of a two-part series, MacPractice CEO Mark Hollis reviews the relevance and benefits of EHRs for dentists.