GNYDM 2015 Preview: Oral cancer experts to be featured November 27, 2015 -- A panel of experts will discuss the current surgical and medical management of oral cancer patients at the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). Experts in otolaryngology, pathology, craniofacial surgery, oncology, and maxillofacial prosthetics will present diagnostic criteria, rehabilitative care, and guidelines for oral cancer.
Top 5 most-read columns and articles in November 2015 November 27, 2015 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read articles and columns from November 2015, as measured by page views. The month has featured another in our popular Legal Cases series by William Spiegel and Marc R. Leffler, DDS, and our report on the most recent ruling in the ongoing dispute between ClearCorrect and Align Technologies.
PRI report: Health risks of water fluoridation raise concerns November 25, 2015 -- The Public Radio International (PRI) program "Living on Earth" recently broadcast a report on community water fluoridation. According to the broadcast, "research has raised questions about the additive's safety." Here we offer quotes from the broadcast as an introduction to the Second Opinion on the subject.
Second Opinion: No real debate on community water fluoridation November 25, 2015 -- A recent broadcast on Public Radio International raised concerns about community water fluoridation without any mention of the hundreds of studies that have shown fluoridation's benefits. DrBicuspid.com reached out to the scientific and clinical community for their response to this broadcast. Our first response is from Deborah Foote, executive director of Oral Health Colorado.
Infographic: How much does the U.S. spend on dental? November 24, 2015 -- The U.S. spends $111 billion on dental services each year, but dental services spending only accounts for about 4% of total U.S. healthcare spending, according to a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation.
Semifinal voting begins for 2015 Dental Excellence Awards November 23, 2015 -- Voting is now open in the semifinal round of the DrBicuspid.com 2015 Dental Excellence Awards, with more than 65 nominees in nine categories. This is your chance to help determine which worthy nominees will make it to the final round of voting.
Dos and don'ts for communication: Become fluent in body language November 23, 2015 -- Social media, online shopping, and many other aspects of modern life have greatly reduced the amount of actual face-to-face contact between people. What someone is thinking or feeling is often communicated not in words but in body language. Your work as a dentist puts you in direct personal contact with patients, so you should learn to read what their bodies are telling you, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin.
3 rules for implementation of ICD-10 November 23, 2015 -- How did your office deal with the implementation of ICD-10? As Kevin Wilson of Sterling Management writes, whether you are handling the transition to ICD-10 or any other project, there are common sense project management ideas that always apply.
Office lease negotiating: Part 3 -- Repair and maintenance November 20, 2015 -- In part three of this series, Matt LaMaster discusses who is responsible for the repair and maintenance of a dental office building and why many dentists don't pay attention to this part of their lease until they are out thousands of dollars.
Covered California adds dental coverage for adults November 20, 2015 -- Covered California, the state's health insurance marketplace, has added dental coverage for adults. The new coverage is an add-on to the state's health insurance plan, and more than 33,000 people have already signed up.