Custom-fit mouthguards: A win-win for patients and dentists April 29, 2016 -- Mouthguards aren't just for football any longer, writes Dr. Timothy Donley. They're regularly seen on national television thanks to high-profile athletes such as Steph Curry and Pierre Garçon showing theirs during games. Custom-fit mouthguards can help your pediatric patients stay safe and be profitable for your practice.
A clinician's journey into the third dimension: Part 3 -- Implantology April 28, 2016 -- The ultimate goal when treating a patient is not just "do no harm" but providing a holistically positive experience that ultimately fosters lifelong doctor-patient relationships, Dr. Anthony Ramirez writes. In the latest installment of his series, he details his journey into computer-assisted implantology.
Never believe your patients April 27, 2016 -- Has this happened at your practice? The patient in your chair is certain that pain emanates from a certain tooth, but you can't find anything that would be causing that pain, until you search other areas of the mouth. This has happened to Dr. Lisa Knowles, and she's developed three tips to help her diagnose these patients with clarity.
Are newer power toothbrushes worth the hype? April 27, 2016 -- The patient in front of you has quite a bit of calculus built up and admits to frequently forgetting to brush for a full two minutes. How do you know if your patient will benefit from using a power toothbrush?
Don't wait to plan your retirement April 26, 2016 -- Avoiding thinking about retirement? Retirement planning too complicated? Many of your colleagues feel this way, writes financial planner John G. McCarthy III. But the sooner you make it a priority, the better off you and your family will be in the long run.
Study: Oral bacteria linked to pancreatic cancer risk April 26, 2016 -- When certain bacteria are found in a patient's mouth, it may indicate an increased risk for pancreatic cancer, according to a study presented by U.S. researchers at the recent meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Dos and don'ts for interdisciplinary cases: Improve interoffice communication April 25, 2016 -- When you refer patients to a specialty practice, you can end up alienating them because the two offices may fail to communicate with each other in a timely, efficient way. In his latest Practice Success tip, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises taking the lead in clarifying exactly how you and the specialist will keep each other updated on a patient's progress and case developments.
Second Opinion: Georgians need more than new campaign April 25, 2016 -- In this Second Opinion, Suzanne Newkirk, RDH, advocates for better oral healthcare for all Georgians. She points out the difficulties many rural and poor Georgians face in trying to access oral healthcare and urges the Georgia Dental Association to work to increase access to care.
Sheri's Solutions: How do you destress? April 22, 2016 -- Combine a complicated patient list with practice management concerns and more and you have stress. But how do you destress? In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger relates a conversation she had with Dr. Desirée Walker at the 2016 Women in Dentistry conference about beating stress.