Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
February 27, 2014 -- Dr. Edward Zuckerberg has had a unique perspective on the rise of Facebook since its founding 10 years ago this month. DrBicuspid.com spoke with Dr. Zuckerberg to learn more about Facebook's growth and social media's role in the modern dental practice.
Study: CBCT changes half of TMJ diagnoses, management
February 27, 2014 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) changed the diagnosis and management for more than half of patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders in a new study, which had a design closely related to daily practice. CBCT has a considerable impact on clinical decision-making in patients with TMJ disorders, the researchers concluded.
Why cosmetics matter
February 26, 2014 -- How can a private practice survive? DrBicuspid.com Advisory Board member Dr. David A. Landau looks at the changes in dentistry as a practice, and explains why a strong understanding of cosmetic restorative dentistry will continue to be an essential part of the evolving private practice. He also issues a rallying cry to deliver exceptional patient care as a blueprint for a practice to thrive.
Dental therapists' value measured by Pew report participant
February 25, 2014 -- In this Second Opinion column, Dr. John T. Powers responds to questions about a Pew study that focused on how he integrated a dental therapist into his private practice. As with any report, the Pew study did not include every detail, so Dr. Powers wants to offer some additional information to help answer any questions. He also explains what he sees in his community and why the decision made financial sense.
Can mouthguards really prevent concussions?
February 25, 2014 -- What do you tell pediatric patients and their parents and coaches when they come to you for advice on using a mouthguard? Mouthguards protect the teeth and jaw, but do they guard against concussions or other head injuries?
Study finds excellent outcomes with immediately placed implants
February 24, 2014 -- Immediate implant placement and provisionalization in the aesthetic zone results in excellent short-term treatment outcomes for survival and also minimal change of peri-implant tissue dimensions, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology.
Dos and don'ts for marketing: Embracing social media
February 24, 2014 -- Social media provides excellent opportunities for sharing news about the practice, giving valuable advice about oral health, building relationships, raising brand awareness, and much more. Establish your practice's presence as soon as you can.
ADA's PAC helps dentists' political campaigns
February 21, 2014 -- The ADA's independent political action committee (PAC) is providing financial support to re-elect Idaho congressman and dentist Dr. Mike Simpson, one of two dentists the group helped get elected. The PAC also provided crucial monetary support for Arizona congressman Dr. Paul Gosar to fend off a tea party challenger.