Disability insurance: Get some financial peace of mind
December 4, 2013 -- As a new dentist, many different types of insurance can make up your safety net. But make sure you have the right kinds of insurance and in the right amounts, according to Tom Paumier, DDS, the chair of the ADA Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Programs.
Christensen: The time is now to add implants to your practice
December 3, 2013 -- NEW YORK - Dr. Gordon Christensen shared plenty of advice and a couple of warnings about dental implants during his presentation on Monday at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Dr. Christensen believes the U.S. lags behind in clinicians performing implants.
Sheri's Solutions: 'You upset the wrong person'
December 3, 2013 -- Have you ever "fired" a patient? How do you handle patients who consistently cancel their appointments or are no-shows? Dr. Sheri Doniger describes how she handled one such patient at her practice, and what you need to consider when terminating the professional relationship with a patient.
Study questions records needed for orthodontic diagnosis
December 2, 2013 -- A study in PLOS One implies that orthodontists can select an individual set of records needed for each patient rather than the full suite of dental models, facial and intraoral photographs, a set of 2D radiographs, and clinical measurements. The study does include the caveat that the researchers found only a few high-quality studies in the area.
The basics of student loan repayment
December 2, 2013 -- Most dental students are faced with a mind-boggling student debt load. What can you do to help ease the pressure along the way? Megan Hille, an accountant and writer for the "Mouthing Off" blog of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), offers some solutions.
Minn. dentist brings dental textbooks to Rwanda
November 27, 2013 -- When depression took Dr. Kim Harms' son and nerve damage took away her ability to work with patients, she needed something to replace the loss of her child and her life's work. Then, Dr. Harms heard about Rwanda, the African country that is struggling to overcome the horrific genocide that took the lives of nearly a million people in 1994.
How to put a price tag on your dental laboratory?
November 27, 2013 -- What is your dental laboratory worth? Consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, helps answer this question and assists dental lab owners in determining the market price or market worth of their dental lab.
5 accounting pearls new dentists should count on
November 26, 2013 -- Many new dentists are unfamiliar with most of the steps to take following graduation or completion of their residency program -- other than to search for employment to pay off their student loans. But the beginning of your career should be more than just finding a job. Here are five suggestions that will help you build on a long and successful career.
How a program for the underrepresented launched my dental career
November 26, 2013 -- Academic enrichment programs can be an invaluable experience for college students interested in the healthcare field, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Dental student Monique Trice shares her experience with a program that helped launch her dental career.
The heart of caring
As Tolstoy once wrote, human beings have unlimited powers of rationalization. Have we as dental professionals rationalized our practices, our profession, and even our lives into something we never imagined we would? Maybe it's time to return to a more caring approach.
Digital dentistry is here and now. The use of digital systems to fabricate single-unit crowns and fixed bridgework is increasing. More»»
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