Become a master time manager
February 9, 2015 -- What is the key to your practice? Time, says stress management expert Jen Butler in her latest column. She writes that those who can master established time management and productivity tools can turn problems into opportunities.
BDJ: Dismantle restorations before treating root-filled teeth
February 9, 2015 -- To help aid long-term success of endodontic procedures on teeth that have had previous root canals, the authors of a recent paper in the British Dental Journal (BDJ) suggest dismantling any restorations before treatment to assess the quality of the existing seal. They also examined the best practices for applying interim, temporary, and definitive restorations during and following a root canal.
Chewing gum may trap as much oral bacteria as flossing
February 6, 2015 -- Chewing gum has been associated with oral benefits such as fighting caries and increasing salivary flow, and now a new study in PLOS One has found that it can remove bacteria from the oral cavity. In fact, it may remove as much bacteria as brushing without toothpaste or flossing, according to the researchers.
Drop in capital cost to bring windfall for practice valuation
February 5, 2015 -- In his latest column, consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, measures how the drop in the cost of capital in 2015 could mean a significant windfall for dentists considering selling their practices.
Study produces 1st comprehensive genomic map of HNC
February 5, 2015 -- Researchers have identified genomic changes in head and neck cancers (HNCs) caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study in the journal Nature. The findings could provide detailed explanations of how HPV infection and smoking play roles in HNC risk and disease development and also offer diagnostic and treatment therapies.
The great dilemma: Should she stay or should she go?
February 4, 2015 -- In her latest column, Dr. Lisa Knowles addresses one of the most difficult situations for any practice owner: Is it time to let someone go? She offers practical expertise and real-life experience to help you navigate this dilemma.
The top 3 weaknesses that stifled growth in 2014
February 4, 2015 -- Now that the first month of the new year is in the books, practice management consultant Sally McKenzie asks if anything has changed in your practice? If not, she offers three possible reasons why and some practical ideas as to how to turn your practice in the right direction.
Phusion Metal device to enter dental market in near future
February 3, 2015 -- A California-based company, PorOsteon, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its Phusion Metal-based medical device and plans to enter the dental market in the near future. Phusion Metal is a proprietary porous material developed to promote bone fusion that could have multiple dental applications.
Family history of early cancer is HNC risk factor in young adults
February 3, 2015 -- In the largest investigation on the role of major risk factors for head and neck cancers (HNC) in young adults, researchers found that these cancers are more likely the result of inherited factors, rather than lifestyle factors such as smoking or drinking alcohol, according to a new study in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Study: Restorations, aesthetic work most common procedures by general dentists
February 2, 2015 -- More general dentists are doing endodontic and periodontal procedures instead of referring patients to specialists, according to a new study in BMC Oral Health. Nonimplant restorations, aesthetic work, and extractions are the most common procedures by general dentists.
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