AAO 2015: Sleep apnea treatment options multiply May 27, 2015 -- There is a growing demand for therapies to treat sleep apnea. Dentists are well-positioned to help patients understand how oral appliances, continuous positive airway pressure machines, and surgery can help relieve their symptoms. The pros and cons of various treatments were discussed at a well-attended session of the recent American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) meeting.
Erectile dysfunction drug shows promise for HNSCC May 27, 2015 -- The little yellow pills that have boosted men's sex lives for the past decade may someday fight head and neck cancers and other diseases, according to Florida researchers. The erectile dysfunction drug tadalafil, commonly known as Cialis, can modulate the body's immune system, resulting in a new therapeutic strategy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), a new trial has shown.
Dos and don'ts for financial management: Put yourself on a budget May 26, 2015 -- As the CEO of your practice, you need to have a clear picture of its financial status and performance. You should also exercise fiscal discipline to ensure that your expenditures are cost-effective and that as much production as possible is converted into income. In other words, you need to create a comprehensive, detailed operating budget -- and abide by it, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
5 easy steps to eliminate stress from your practice May 26, 2015 -- Have you thought about how your supply and exam rooms are organized? Is your practice wasting time looking for supplies? By keeping supply and exam rooms neatly organized, your staff will be more efficient. This is just one of five tips that Allen Crow of Easy Dental outlines that can help eliminate stress and help your practice become more productive.
Dental school grad modernizes denture design May 22, 2015 -- Dr. Micah Weisenberg graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry on May 14, but unlike many of his colleagues, he will not just be practicing right after school. Instead, the newly minted Dr. Weisenberg will also focus on creating a device that could modernize how dentures are made.
What dentists can learn from top CEOs about emotional intelligence May 21, 2015 -- What is emotional intelligence, and how can it help your practice? In the latest excerpt from his book, What Dentists Can Learn from Top CEOs, Dr. Roger P. Levin details how this concept can help you understand and manage your relationships with others.
The Naked Dentist: Cesar's way May 20, 2015 -- In his latest Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall draws an interesting parallel between well-known dog trainer Cesar Millan's methods and what a dental practice needs to do to thrive. As Marshall helped a practice in Utah understand, a practice can't stop once its numbers start to improve.
How to stop being a worker bee May 20, 2015 -- The Pareto principle, or the 80/20 rule, might have started out as an economic observation, but it can be a powerful tool to help your practice thrive. Read how the Madow Brothers put this rule into practice.