DentalCodeology: What dentists need to know about Medicare now
May 29, 2015 -- In this excerpt from their book DentalCodeology, authors Patti DiGangi, Christine Taxin, and Jan Palmer discuss the changes in Medicare, provide updates on upcoming registration deadlines, and answer some common questions dentists have about Medicare registration.
Are you worth as much as you think?
May 29, 2015 -- Two dentists graduated on the same day back in 1984. Today, one is happily retired. One is adding a fifth practice day. Why? In his first column for, certified financial planner Reese Harper looks at some of the answers to that question.
This will go on your permanent record
May 28, 2015 -- It's a constant problem in dental practices -- a patient calls at 10:00 a.m. to cancel their 2:30 p.m. appointment. What do you do? Can the appointment be saved? The Madow Brothers offer a solution to this issue that is good for your patients, your practice, and your revenue.
Are you getting your daily helping of mental nutrition?
May 28, 2015 -- Just as your body needs proper nutrition, your mind also requires regular, healthy mental nutrition. Instead of worrying about the things you can't control, feed your mind with positive mental nutrition. Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier offers ways you can get your daily helping, so that you can become the successful leader that your practice needs.
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.
European committee recommends amalgam alternatives for certain patients
May 26, 2015 -- In a final opinion on dental amalgam, a European Commission scientific committee has concluded that alternative materials to dental amalgam should be the first choice for certain restorations, such as those in pregnant patients and primary teeth.
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.
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