Small steps aid in putting your patients at ease
October 9, 2014 -- In the first part of a series on improving your practice's approach to patients -- and increasing your revenue, Katharina Schmidt and Anita Maeck of Sulzer detail the process of how patients find your practice and what you can do to put them at ease.
How profitable are your associate dentists? Part 1
October 8, 2014 -- In the first of a multipart series, Thomas Climo, PhD, and co-author Jill Nesbitt, MBA, turn their analysis to an examination of a dental practice group and the profitability of its associate dentists.
Judge upholds Ala.'s teeth-whitening limits
October 8, 2014 -- An Alabama judge has upheld the state's law restricting nondentists from offering teeth-whitening products and services. The ruling noted cases in which people's lips and gums were burned by whitening chemicals and confirmed the Legislature's authority to pass laws to protect the public's health.
Tobacco use linked to oral HPV16 infection
October 7, 2014 -- Tobacco users have a higher prevalence of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Trifecta of Troubles: Part 1 -- Do we have heart troubles!
October 7, 2014 -- In the first of a three-part series, Dr. Lisa Knowles will begin to address a "trifecta of troubles" in dentistry. She has identified three areas that dentists struggle with during their careers: their heads, hands, and hearts. Part 1 deals with issues of the heart.
Leaders in Dentistry: Maritza Alford
October 6, 2014 -- In the latest installment of Leaders in Dentistry, we spoke with Maritza Alford, national sales director for Henry Schein Dental Surgical Solutions, about the challenges and opportunities dentistry faces in 2015 and beyond.
Dos and don'ts for elective dentistry: Present cosmetic services effectively
October 6, 2014 -- Patients want to look their best even in a down economy. After all, weddings and other life events continue to occur, and it's even more important for people to have confidence in their smiles during job interviews. Moreover, elective dentistry can help boost production with the patients you already have, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises.
Cephalometric imaging provides extraoral x-ray option
October 3, 2014 -- In this column, cephX President Daniel Abraham introduces cephalometric imaging and gives an overview of the technique. He discusses the uses of extraoral x-rays in a dental practice and the advantages of the imaging technique over other strategies.
Calif. approves dental telehealth program to expand access to services
October 2, 2014 -- Oral health advocates are lauding California's new law expanding the Virtual Dental Home, a program that uses telehealth technology to bring dental services directly to patients in community settings, such as schools and nursing homes.
Survey: Developmentally disabled adults often lack sufficient dental care
October 2, 2014 -- A new survey by Tufts University researchers in Boston has found that adults with developmental disabilities continue to have "significant dental disease," despite a recent focus on expanding access to care for these patients.
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