Whole-body health and our role in substance abuse February 11, 2016 -- While there has been much attention recently to the rise in opioid abuse, Dr. Lisa Knowles relates a chance meeting at an airport that brought the issue home to her. After this meeting, she came up with nine suggestions for you to think about opioid and pain management prescriptions in your practice.
16 ways to up your leadership game February 10, 2016 -- Besides the amazing defense, what might have made the difference in this past Sunday's big Super Bowl game? Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier writes that it was the veteran leadership of the Broncos that made the difference. In his latest column, he offers 16 ways you can improve your leadership game.
Create a master cast for implants using digital tech February 10, 2016 -- A new study shows a method to create a master cast for multiple implant treatment planning using digital technologies. Using digital technologies can ultimately save time and money, the study authors noted.
In push for data security, practices need a plan February 9, 2016 -- In too many instances, practices are not prepared when their information technology is disabled or when there's a security breach, writes Lindy Benton, president of MEA|NEA. She explains how a little planning and preparation goes a long way toward securing your practice.
Keeping your inventory under control February 8, 2016 -- While it might seem basic, managing your inventory is an integral part of an efficient dental practice. But, as practice management consultant Teresa Duncan writes, inventory management is often not addressed until it becomes a drain on your cash flow and your bottom line. She offers some tips to keep your inventory issues under control.
The Naked Dentist: Small wins add up February 5, 2016 -- How do elite athletes, such as swimmer Michael Phelps, tip the odds in their favor and become the world's best? More relevantly, how can you duplicate this success in your dental office? As Dental Intel Vice President Curtis Marshall writes, success happens when small wins accumulate.
Web tool may bring primary care screenings to dental offices February 4, 2016 -- Researchers have created an online support system to help hygienists provide basic primary care screenings at the dental office. The tool advises hygienists how to screen patients for tobacco use, diabetes, and hypertension, as well as how to provide nutritional counseling.