Sirona and Dentsply to merge September 16, 2015 -- Dentsply International and Sirona Dental Systems announced on September 15 that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a merger agreement. The company will be called Dentsply Sirona.
4 tips to jump-start your exit strategy September 15, 2015 -- Everyone has days that feel as if they last forever, but the reality is you aren't going to be able to practice dentistry forever. As Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier writes, just hoping to have enough to retire isn't a good strategy. He offers four tips to get you started and inspired.
Beam uses data and design to modernize dental insurance September 15, 2015 -- Beam Technologies, the company behind an Internet-connected toothbrush, is now using data and design to change the status quo of dental insurance. In late August 2015, the company officially rolled out its group insurance plan, which approaches dental insurance with technology-first thinking.
Dos and don'ts for mastering the art of innovation September 14, 2015 -- Like all business leaders, dentists running their own practices need to respond to new challenges and opportunities with innovative ideas. Facing growing competition, you need to differentiate your practice. Whether it's new technology or improved customer service, you need to come up with innovative ways to stand out from the crowd, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Study: Oral rinse may predict return of HPV-related OPC September 14, 2015 -- An oral rinse may be able to predict the recurrence of oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) related to human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study in JAMA Oncology. The research findings may enable earlier detection of recurrence and new monitoring protocols.
Sheri's Solutions: Connections September 14, 2015 -- What is the difference between a transactional practice and a relationship-based practice? In her latest column, Dr. Sheri Doniger defines the two types of practices and explains why a relationship-based practice isn't always easy, but it's often the right way to practice.
5 steps to help stop substance abuse: Part 2 September 11, 2015 -- What do you do when you believe a patient has a substance abuse disorder? In part two of this abuse and addiction series, two dental experts discuss how to intervene when you suspect substance abuse and how to treat recovering patients.
5 steps to help stop substance abuse: Part 1 September 10, 2015 -- About 1 in 4 people abuse drugs and alcohol, according to a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2015 meeting. The speakers addressed how dental professionals can help patients understand substance abuse.
The Naked Dentist: Creating top 10 plays September 10, 2015 -- With college and pro football kicking off, game highlights are everywhere. But, as the Naked Dentist writes, to get to the exciting top 10 plays, you have to have a solid game plan and execute the details. In the case of Dr. Hawaii, this means examining the numbers and focusing on hygiene.
'How long will this crown last?' September 9, 2015 -- How do you respond when you are asked a difficult question by a patient, such as "How long will this crown last?" Will everyone in your practice give the same response? The Madow Brothers offer not only an answer to that question, but a way to get everyone in your office on the same page.