Don't wait to plan your retirement April 26, 2016 -- Avoiding thinking about retirement? Retirement planning too complicated? Many of your colleagues feel this way, writes financial planner John G. McCarthy III. But the sooner you make it a priority, the better off you and your family will be in the long run.
Study: Oral bacteria linked to pancreatic cancer risk April 26, 2016 -- When certain bacteria are found in a patient's mouth, it may indicate an increased risk for pancreatic cancer, according to a study presented by U.S. researchers at the recent meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Dos and don'ts for interdisciplinary cases: Improve interoffice communication April 25, 2016 -- When you refer patients to a specialty practice, you can end up alienating them because the two offices may fail to communicate with each other in a timely, efficient way. In his latest Practice Success tip, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises taking the lead in clarifying exactly how you and the specialist will keep each other updated on a patient's progress and case developments.
Second Opinion: Georgians need more than new campaign April 25, 2016 -- In this Second Opinion, Suzanne Newkirk, RDH, advocates for better oral healthcare for all Georgians. She points out the difficulties many rural and poor Georgians face in trying to access oral healthcare and urges the Georgia Dental Association to work to increase access to care.
Sheri's Solutions: How do you destress? April 22, 2016 -- Combine a complicated patient list with practice management concerns and more and you have stress. But how do you destress? In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger relates a conversation she had with Dr. Desirée Walker at the 2016 Women in Dentistry conference about beating stress.
Student researcher merges nanobiotech and endodontics April 21, 2016 -- A student researcher has found a way to merge nanobiotechnology with endodontics. Dr. Sanam Kheirieh, a graduating endodontics resident at the University of Maryland, has created a scaffold that can fight harmful bacteria.
5 steps for breaking through self-imposed limitations April 20, 2016 -- Seemingly insurmountable barriers can be overcome, if you have a process for breaking through those barriers, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. He lists steps and actions you can take to help break through yours.
The importance of keeping business information consistent April 20, 2016 -- Consistency is an integral part of online marketing for dentists that shouldn't be overlooked, writes Megan McGuire of Wpromote. By maintaining consistency, you will be able to improve your rankings and broaden your pool of potential patients.
What does dentistry’s future look like? Part 2 April 19, 2016 -- How will the dental students of the future cope with a rising mountain of debt? Will the big-data revolution trickle down to the average dental practice? These are just a few questions on the future of dentistry from a session at the recent American Association of Endodontists (AAE) annual meeting.