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March 16, 2015 -- How does a restaurant not serving coffee impart a lesson for your practice? In their column, the Madow Brothers offer some advice on how to keep your customers happy and grow your business.
Is your competitive nature ruining your practice?
March 16, 2015 -- In her latest column, Dr. Lisa Knowles asks a necessary question: Is what got you into and through dental school working for your practice? Are you focused on winning or on influencing? She eloquently advocates for taking a step back to better serve your patients and work with your team.
Second Opinion: Accurate framework leads to better practice valuation, part 1
March 13, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, well-known practice valuation experts come together to offer their thoughts on what the correct valuation and opportunity is for a dentist considering selling his or her practice.
American Academy of Pediatrics calls fluoride study into question
March 13, 2015 -- In this column, which originally ran on the website, writers from the American Academy of Pediatrics' Campaign for Dental Health collected responses about a newly released study that linked fluoride in drinking water with hypothyroidism.
Study: 4 factors may predict severe pain after root canals
March 12, 2015 -- Patients with certain characteristics are more likely to experience severe pain after root canal therapy, according to a new study in the Journal of Dental Research. Practitioners may be able to use these pretreatment predictors to better recommend pain management strategies for patients at risk for severe postoperative pain.
Study successfully screens for diabetes at dental visits with oral blood
March 12, 2015 -- Gingival crevicular blood collected at the dental visit can be used to screen for diabetes and monitor glycemic control for many at-risk patients, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.
Introducing the Naked Dentist
March 11, 2015 -- is pleased to welcome a new series, the Naked Dentist by Curtis Marshall. His columns will analyze dental practices, looking past the surface to uncover their flaws, but also offering solutions for improvement. In this introductory column, Marshall undresses a dentist's practice in Colorado.
Sugar industry influenced U.S. caries research in 1960s, 1970s
March 10, 2015 -- The sugar industry influenced U.S. caries eradication research during the 1960s and 1970s, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine. By working closely with the National Institutes of Health, a sugar industry trade organization helped to shift the focus of federal research from limiting sugar intake to finding alternative caries prevention strategies.
Neutron imaging shows gaps in glass ionomer cements
March 10, 2015 -- Using neutron imaging, researchers have shown how the lower mechanical strength in glass ionomer cements results from the presence of pores and also the increased hydrogen mobility within the material, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. The authors recommend further study to improve the materials.
ADA disputes HRSA's projection of dentist shortage in 2025
March 10, 2015 -- An overall shortage of more than 15,000 dentists is projected in the U.S. by 2025, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). However, the ADA Health Policy Institute recommends interpreting the HRSA's overall conclusions with some caution.
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