The most overlooked component of team training January 27, 2016 -- There's no question of the impact and importance of solid training on job performance and success, regardless of your profession. However, as Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier writes, the most significant factor for the success of team training is you.
HHS: Medicaid kids aren't getting required dental care January 27, 2016 -- In four U.S. states, millions of children enrolled in Medicaid are not getting required dental care, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. The report also provides recommendations on how the states can move forward.
U.S. judge rules for AAID over Texas board on specialist ads January 26, 2016 -- The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) won another legal battle on January 21, when a U.S. District judge ruled that certain regulations of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners restrict the academy's First Amendment right to free speech.
Hybrid composite filler may delay caries January 26, 2016 -- Resin composite mixed with bioactive glass (BAG) fillers may be able to delay secondary caries, according to a recent study. Researchers discovered that BAG fillers reduced the amount of bacteria that penetrated a tooth's marginal gap.
Cross-training not working? Here's why January 25, 2016 -- When one of your staff members is out sick or on vacation, how does your office respond? Do your team members have the training needed for when they are asked to fill in? As practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes, if your team is properly trained, it will save you time, money, and frustration down the road.
AACD survey reports high revenue per cosmetic visit January 22, 2016 -- More than a quarter of responding dentists reported making $2,500 or more each time a patient comes to the office for a cosmetic procedure in a new American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) survey.
Legal Cases: Mandibular implant placement with resulting paresthesia January 21, 2016 -- In their latest column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler present a case from a general dentist's office. This dentist, experienced in implant placement and restoration, saw a 49-year old patient for a single implant. What happened during and after treatment is a cautionary tale.
Study tests molar fracture load of adhesively luted inlays January 21, 2016 -- For tooth-colored CAD/CAM inlay restorations, practitioners are faced with the decision on what material to use. A new study from Dental Materials reports that unfilled polymer CAD/CAM inlays luted with self-adhesive resin cement may work as long-term restorations, with a provision that the cavities are narrow.