Semifinal voting continues for 2015 Dental Excellence Awards
December 1, 2015 -- Several of the nine categories in the 2015 Dental Excellence Awards are very close in terms of votes. Add yours to the tally. Voting continues until midnight on December 9.
Study finds higher enrollment, more women at dental schools
December 1, 2015 -- Dental schools are reporting higher enrollments, including more female applicants, according to a new study by the University of Virginia and the American Dental Education Association in the Journal of Dental Education. Increased enrollment is attributed to new schools and expanding class sizes at existing schools.
Dos and don'ts for marketing: Increase production with relationship marketing
November 30, 2015 -- The key to increasing production is to create and maintain strong relationships with patients, so that when you present treatment they're inclined to take your advice. This approach, known as relationship marketing, happens to be a perfect match for dental practices, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.
Why you shouldn't pay your hygienist a guaranteed salary
November 30, 2015 -- How can your hygienist help your practice grow? Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie suggests restructuring the wage structure for these producers and giving them an incentive to help your practice grow.
GNYDM 2015 Preview: Oral cancer experts to be featured
November 27, 2015 -- A panel of experts will discuss the current surgical and medical management of oral cancer patients at the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). Experts in otolaryngology, pathology, craniofacial surgery, oncology, and maxillofacial prosthetics will present diagnostic criteria, rehabilitative care, and guidelines for oral cancer.
Top 5 most-read columns and articles in November 2015
November 27, 2015 -- takes a look back at the most-read articles and columns from November 2015, as measured by page views. The month has featured another in our popular Legal Cases series by William Spiegel and Marc R. Leffler, DDS, and our report on the most recent ruling in the ongoing dispute between ClearCorrect and Align Technologies.
PRI report: Health risks of water fluoridation raise concerns
November 25, 2015 -- The Public Radio International (PRI) program "Living on Earth" recently broadcast a report on community water fluoridation. According to the broadcast, "research has raised questions about the additive's safety." Here we offer quotes from the broadcast as an introduction to the Second Opinion on the subject.
Second Opinion: No real debate on community water fluoridation
November 25, 2015 -- A recent broadcast on Public Radio International raised concerns about community water fluoridation without any mention of the hundreds of studies that have shown fluoridation's benefits. reached out to the scientific and clinical community for their response to this broadcast. Our first response is from Deborah Foote, executive director of Oral Health Colorado.
Infographic: How much does the U.S. spend on dental?
November 24, 2015 -- The U.S. spends $111 billion on dental services each year, but dental services spending only accounts for about 4% of total U.S. healthcare spending, according to a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation.
Semifinal voting begins for 2015 Dental Excellence Awards
November 23, 2015 -- Voting is now open in the semifinal round of the 2015 Dental Excellence Awards, with more than 65 nominees in nine categories. This is your chance to help determine which worthy nominees will make it to the final round of voting.
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