CDA Presents 2015: Highlights from Anaheim May 8, 2015 -- Last week, the California Dental Association (CDA) hosted the Southern California edition of CDA Presents. The conference featured clinical presentations, continuing education, and new product launches for the thousands of attendees and exhibitors.
ADEA: Is the U.S. dental safety net able to do more? May 7, 2015 -- The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has released a policy brief detailing the state of the dental safety net in the U.S. The paper highlights concerning access-to-care issues, including a 16% increase in the number of emergency room visits for dental-related problems from 2006 to 2009.
Thoughtful improvements may increase dental conference attendance May 7, 2015 -- In her latest column, Dr. Lisa Knowles shares her experiences as chair of the Michigan Dental Association's annual session. She and her colleagues examined every aspect of a conference and rethought how to make the experience more compelling for all who attend.
Do you reuse the patient bibs? May 6, 2015 -- You know those cards in hotel bathrooms that ask you to reuse your towels? Social psychologists found a way to increase the number of towels that were reused. The Madow Brothers explain how this was done and, more importantly, how you can use the technique to grow your practice.
CDA Presents 2015: Stroke prevention starts in the mouth May 5, 2015 -- ANAHEIM, CA - In a presentation on May 1 at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting, periodontist Dr. Timothy Donley spoke about the increasing awareness of the link between oral healthcare and stroke prevention, and what dentists and hygienists can do to help their patients.
Study: Robotic surgery could provide better outcomes for OPSCC patients May 5, 2015 -- Transoral robotic surgery alone could provide better quality of life and outcomes for patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) than treatment with adjuvant radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy, according to a study in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.
Dos and dont's for marketing: Watch for market opportunities May 4, 2015 -- Dentistry has been in a state of flux for several years now. Unfortunately, some dentists react negatively to change, rather than accepting and adapting to it. As a practice owner, you can lead your practice successfully through uncertain times by scrutinizing new scenarios as they emerge for business growth opportunities, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
CDA Presents 2015: Rethinking the role of the dentist can save lives May 4, 2015 -- ANAHEIM, CA - By understanding how inflammation and oral bacteria affect systemic health, the dental team can help save both teeth and lives, according to a presentation by DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD, at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2015 conference.
Second Opinion: Questions answered about ACA pediatric dental plans -- Part 1 May 4, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Jeff Album, a Delta Dental vice president, answers questions originally posed by Dr. Jason P. Hirsch about pediatric dental plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In moving the discussion forward, Album agrees that dentists should understand how coverage policies work.