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. announces the 2015 Dental Excellence Award winners
January 26, 2016 -- is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Dental Excellence Awards. Awards will be handed out at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in February.
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.
Dos and don'ts for patient retention: Inspire loyalty with great customer service
January 25, 2016 -- Nobody wants to visit the dentist. You and your team have to always keep that in mind. Anything and everything your practice can do to exceed expectations will keep patients coming back for their hygiene appointments and other dental care, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
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.
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