Leaders in Dentistry: Maritza Alford October 6, 2014 -- In the latest installment of Leaders in Dentistry, we spoke with Maritza Alford, national sales director for Henry Schein Dental Surgical Solutions, about the challenges and opportunities dentistry faces in 2015 and beyond.
Dos and don'ts for elective dentistry: Present cosmetic services effectively October 6, 2014 -- Patients want to look their best even in a down economy. After all, weddings and other life events continue to occur, and it's even more important for people to have confidence in their smiles during job interviews. Moreover, elective dentistry can help boost production with the patients you already have, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises.
Cephalometric imaging provides extraoral x-ray option October 3, 2014 -- In this column, cephX President Daniel Abraham introduces cephalometric imaging and gives an overview of the technique. He discusses the uses of extraoral x-rays in a dental practice and the advantages of the imaging technique over other strategies.
Sheri's Solutions: 'Do you really need to know what I am taking?' October 1, 2014 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger highlights the importance of talking with patients at every visit about every medication they are taking. She notes that patients won't always remember all their medications unless you ask.
Increased probiotic amount may counter oral pathogens October 1, 2014 -- A leading researcher on probiotics speaks with DrBicuspid.com about the impact of probiotics in the oral cavity and what dentists need to be aware of when it comes to their patients' use of probiotics. As researchers have found that certain probiotics have the ability to linger in a patient's mouth, new treatment options may arise.
Nobel Biocare sues Neodent for patent infringement of implants September 30, 2014 -- Nobel Biocare has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Neodent USA, alleging infringement of two patents relating to the design of Nobel Biocare's NobelActive line of dental implants. But Neodent has responded that it intends to vigorously defend itself against Nobel's allegations.
Dos and don'ts for practice leadership: Know when to rely on outside experts September 29, 2014 -- Some of the most important decisions practice owners must make are in areas they know little about. Take advantage of outside experts' knowledge and experience when faced with major decisions in areas such as real estate, law, and financial planning, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises. You and your practice will benefit enormously.