Winter 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com March 10, 2017 -- Since the end of January, companies have introduced new products ranging from double-sided diamond disks to a smartwatch app, and more. Here is our roundup of new products from companies such as Henry Schein, Komet USA, Kerr, and others.
7 tips on what to do when it's time to fire an employee March 9, 2017 -- Coming to the decision to fire an employee is never easy, but, unfortunately, keeping an employee who is underperforming or has a toxic attitude will do nothing but damage your practice, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie. She offers seven tips to help handle these difficult situations.
Latest CE course focuses on sexually transmitted infections March 9, 2017 -- The newest continuing education (CE) course from Dr. Gregory Naylor focuses on what you need to know about sexually transmitted infections. This three-credit course discusses all aspects, including treatment, of these infections with an emphasis on their oral lesions and manifestations.
Delta Dental, CDA agree to settle reimbursement lawsuit March 8, 2017 -- Delta Dental of California could pay more than $34 million to certain California dentists in a proposed settlement to three years of litigation between the insurer and the California Dental Association (CDA) over a proposed reimbursement cut.
Estrogen therapy may reduce periodontal disease March 8, 2017 -- Here's some good news for your postmenopausal patients: A new study has found that those being treated for osteoporosis with estrogen had less periodontal disease that those not on this therapy. This research adds to the growing body of knowledge about the connection between osteoporosis treatment and periodontitis.
Coffee stains no match for some restorative materials March 7, 2017 -- The average American drinks a lot of coffee -- 3.1 cups per day to be exact -- which poses a challenge to dentists who want to create natural-looking restorations. Fortunately, newer restorative materials may prevent coffee stains better than traditional composite resins.
Effects of Mexican beverage tax deepening over time March 7, 2017 -- What can we learn from Mexico's experience with its sugar-sweetened beverage tax? A new study has found that the reduction seen in sugar-sweetened beverage purchases during the first year the tax was in effect is growing and may be enhanced by a tax increase.
Do's and don'ts for the marketing coordinator: Use a marketing calendar March 6, 2017 -- Do you have a handle on your promotions for the year? Have you started work on practice events for the spring and summer? Use a marketing calendar to help plan your events for the entire year, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises in his latest Practice Success tip. It's a simple tool, but it can have a big impact on your practice.
Survey finds knowledge gaps in use of curing lights March 6, 2017 -- Do you use a curing light in your practice for restorations? A new study has found that almost a third of surveyed dentists used inadequate eye protection while using these lights, and many were not aware of the irradiance value of the curing light they were using, which meant the curing time could not be determined accurately.