Obese kids consume more calories from sugary drinks May 23, 2017 -- Does a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages potentially reduce childhood obesity rates? Before that provocative question can be answered, researchers need to know what impact these beverages have on children's total daily calorie consumption. New research presented at a major obesity conference may provide some answers.
May 22, 2017 -- When endodontic retreatment is needed, is using a reciprocating or rotary instrumentation system a better option? Research has produced conflicting results, depending upon the factors studied. To learn more, a new randomized clinical trial examined how the use of these instruments for retreatment affects postoperative pain.
Do's and don'ts for increasing production: Promote cosmetic dentistry May 22, 2017 -- Spring and summer are great times to promote cosmetic dentistry. Most people will be attending graduations, weddings, reunions, and family gatherings. They want to look their best, especially if it's an important event. Dr. Roger P. Levin offers his tips on how to promote your cosmetic dentistry services in his latest Practice Success tip.
4 problems affecting oral health in Calif. May 19, 2017 -- Oral health experts and key policymakers met in Sacramento to discuss the state of oral health in California on May 17. There was a general consensus that the way dental care is financed and delivered needs to be innovated.
7 ways to increase patient retention May 18, 2017 -- It's no secret that getting new patients leads is an investment -- worthwhile, but an investment nonetheless. One of the best ways to maximize that investment is to focus on retaining patients, writes Josh Crockett of dental marketing firm Practice Cafe. How? By improving their experience from the moment they first arrive to when you say goodbye at the end of their appointment.
May 17, 2017 -- What is the most important information to communicate to your pregnant patients? In observance of National Women's Health Week, DrBicuspid.com spoke to dentists and obstetricians about how pregnant women can best take care of their own oral health and that of their children. Some recommendations have evolved and may surprise you.
Which fixation system performs best over the long term? May 17, 2017 -- Oral surgeons and other dental practitioners faced with a challenging presentation in orthognathic and reconstructive surgery will often consider either a titanium fixation system or a biodegradable system. Researchers from the Netherlands wanted to compare the two systems and see which performed better over the long term.
Negotiating your dental office lease: Part 1 May 16, 2017 -- Negotiating a dental office lease is an essential process that affects the overall value of your practice. Failure to negotiate your lease, or a misunderstanding of key provisions, can place unwanted restrictions on your cash flow and your freedom to build out your business, writes attorney Matthew Odgers in the first part of a two-part series.
May 16, 2017 -- The autotransplantation of third molars has been called a feasible, fast, and economical alternative to an implant when a suitable donor tooth is available. But how do these teeth hold up over the long term, and what kind of socket is best for their placement?
Is a preference for sweets driven by genetics? May 15, 2017 -- Our genetic code may determine whether or not we have a sweet tooth, a new study has found. Researchers noted an association between people who consumed high levels of sweets and one variation of a hormone.