FTC, Texas business groups oppose new DSO rules
October 17, 2014 -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Texas business groups are urging the rejection of new rules by the state dental board regarding dental service organizations (DSOs), saying they would restrict dentists' ability to contract with DSOs. Dental Excellence Awards winners recognized at ADA 2014
October 17, 2014 -- is pleased to recognize the winners of our 2014 Dental Excellence Awards, highlighting the very best in people, products, and services that are helping to improve the dental industry. Seven awards were presented at the recent ADA 2014 annual meeting in San Antonio.
Review of guidelines can calm Ebola fears
October 16, 2014 -- As dentists and other healthcare practitioners are being queried by their patients about the Ebola virus and their practice's infection-control procedures, a review of the ADA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines is called for so you can provide accurate information for your staff and your patients.
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 profitable are your associate dentists? Part 2 -- Dividing evenly method
October 15, 2014 -- In a multipart series, Thomas Climo, PhD, and Jill Nesbitt, MBA, 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.
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