Study: Scientists discover cancer-fighting berry in Australia
October 16, 2014 -- An experimental drug derived from berries from an Australian rainforest tree appears to kill head and neck tumors, as well as melanomas, according to the authors of a new study in PLoS One.
U.S. Supreme Court justices divided in teeth-whitening case
October 15, 2014 -- U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared divided during oral arguments on Tuesday in the closely watched North Carolina teeth-whitening case, with some concerned that the state dental board may be unfairly restricting competition.
How do you assess the performance of associate dentists?
October 15, 2014 -- In a multipart series, Thomas Climo, PhD, and Jill Nesbitt turn their analysis to an examination of a dental practice group and the profitability of its associate dentists. In this second part, they focus on how to measure the performance of associate dentists in a group practice.
ADA 2014: Pain management and addiction -- the dentist's role
October 14, 2014 -- SAN ANTONIO - Pain management, identification of patients at high risk for substance abuse, and utilizing interventions for drug abusers were the focus of a well-attended session at the ADA 2014 annual meeting.
ADA 2014: Weekend highlights
October 14, 2014 -- SAN ANTONIO - The American Dental Association (ADA) 2014 annual meeting continued last week, with a crowded exhibit floor, dozens of continuing education offerings, and the presentation of another 2014 Dental Excellence Award.
New ads aim to improve kids' brushing habits
October 13, 2014 -- In a new national survey released last week, 75% of parents reported that their kids sometimes or frequently forget to brush their teeth. To help parents better understand why ignoring dental health can have serious consequences, the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives have created new public service ads for the Kids' Healthy Mouths campaign.
ADA 2014: Friday highlights
October 13, 2014 -- SAN ANTONIO - The American Dental Association (ADA) 2014 annual meeting continued on Friday, with a crowded exhibit floor, dozens of continuing education offerings, and the presentation of more 2014 Dental Excellence Awards. Here are a few highlights from Friday.
Dos and don'ts for working with sales reps
October 13, 2014 -- Many doctors view sales representatives as distractions in an otherwise productive day. However, sales reps can provide useful information to dental practices. No one else in the industry possesses such leading-edge knowledge of the latest advances that can improve the experience of dentists, staff, and patients, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Do brokers prefer lower prices than owners? A research question
October 10, 2014 -- In a new column separate from his latest series, consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, revisits the question of how do dental practice owners get the best price for their practice when they are considering selling. Looking at recent economic research, he urges dental practice owners to consider their options to get the best price.
Sirona, Boston Univ. enter into unprecedented agreement on digital dentistry
October 10, 2014 -- SAN ANTONIO - Sirona Dental Systems and the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) have entered into an agreement that will enable GSDM to become the first all-digital dental school in the U.S. They announced the news this morning at the ADA 2014 annual meeting.
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