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U.S. oral health shines in Healthy People 2020 review
January 20, 2017 -- The U.S. is mostly hitting its oral health goals from the Healthy People 2020 initiative on improving population health in the country, according to a new review. Dental treatment and preventive services have by and large increased for U.S. children and adults over the last decade.
January new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
January 20, 2017 -- Since the middle of December, companies have introduced new products ranging from a smart toothbrush to a 3D printer, and more. Here is our monthly roundup of new products from companies such as Kolibree, Microcopy, TJA Health, and others.
Which dental anesthetic do anxious patients prefer?
January 19, 2017 -- When your patient has severe dental anxiety but needs treatment, sometimes an anesthetic is called for. Every practitioner has a preference for which anesthetic to use for these adult patients. But, of sevoflurane or propofol, which do patients prefer?
What do you tell your patients about mouthwash?
January 18, 2017 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg's patients often ask him about mouthwash and mouthrinses. They want to know if mouthwash kills bacteria. But then they ask if bacteria can cause gum disease and how can they get or keep healthy gums. This is an opportunity to have an in-depth conversation about your patient's health.
What one bad apple might be costing you
January 18, 2017 -- Two missed calls a month doesn't sound like much, does it? But as Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier writes, what you are missing can hurt your practice. In his latest column, he looks at how much just one unmotivated staff member may be costing your practice and what you can do.
CDHCs and the evolving dental team
January 17, 2017 -- The dental team is changing. It seems everyone is trying to find a solution to increase access to oral healthcare for millions of Americans. For the past 10 years, the ADA's answer has not been midlevel providers but rather community dental health coordinators (CDHCs).
The 3 benefits your employees want more than a raise
January 17, 2017 -- Salary is important when it comes to attracting and keeping team members to your practice. However, as practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes, the three core benefits you offer might be just as important to them.
Scaling titanium implants may worsen peri-implantitis
January 16, 2017 -- When you use an ultrasonic scaler on your patient's titanium implants, your goal is to prevent peri-implantitis. But what if this action actually caused or aggravated it? A new study published in Scientific Reports examines this theory and whether the roughness of the implant surface has an effect.
Do's and don'ts for increasing production: Bounce back from treatment rejection
January 16, 2017 -- When patients reject treatment you propose, it may not really signal the end of the discussion. It's hard to know what they're thinking, but there may be a money issue or other barriers. Your best course of action is clear: Remind them periodically of the treatment option you presented -- and its benefits, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.
Review: Is there an ideal material for apical sealing?
January 13, 2017 -- While hundreds of studies have documented the safety and efficacy of filling materials most often used for apical sealing, researchers from China undertook a literature review to weigh the evidence behind the materials and see if one were ideal. Their conclusions highlight the need for rigorous research and follow-up.
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