6 ways to use patient-focused apps in your practice
August 26, 2015 -- The numbers don't lie -- mobile health is thriving. At a time when more adults than ever before use their smartphones to get health information, why are many dentists still not incorporating apps in their practice?
OSAP opens registration 2016 Boot Camp
August 26, 2015 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has opened registration for its 2016 Boot Camp: Infection Control Basic Training.
CDA Presents 2015: Dental wear -- more than just bruxism
August 25, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Acidic erosion, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and increased use of medicines are often the causes of dental wear in addition to bruxism, according to a presentation by Dr. Warden Noble at last week's California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2015 meeting.
Premier Dental offers new evacuation system cleaner
August 25, 2015 -- Premier Dental Products is now offering Vacu Blast, an evacuation system cleaner.
Dos and don'ts for productivity: Use hygiene as a foundation for growth
August 24, 2015 -- Dentists who provide hygiene care for patients personally, or who hesitate to add hygiene department staff, are limiting their production potential significantly. Hygienists and hygiene assistants should account directly for 25% of practice income, and delegating to them also allows you to reach higher doctor production targets, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
CDA Presents 2015: O'Nano debuts ultrasoft toothbrushes
August 20, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - O'Nano Oral Solutions is launching its new line of advanced, ultrasoft toothbrushes for patients with periodontal disease or sensitive gums at this week's California Dental Association's 2015 CDA Presents.
BioRed launches dental waste disposal system
August 19, 2015 -- BioRed has entered the medical waste disposal market with a system that includes a mail-back program.
Former U.S. surgeon general advances oral health debate
August 18, 2015 -- In this exclusive interview with DrBicuspid.com, David Satcher, MD, PhD, former surgeon general of the U.S., talks about the need to improve the oral health of all Americans, how the first surgeon general's report on oral health came into being, the need for more outcomes research in dentistry, and why it's not about dentists versus dental therapists.
The Naked Dentist uncovers hygiene productivity
August 14, 2015 -- How is your hygiene department doing? Is there office disagreement about productivity? In his latest column, Curtis Marshall details how he helped one practice increase the productivity of its hygiene department by tracking the numbers. The actual numbers might surprise you.
HDA renews partnership with Crest, Oral-B
August 12, 2015 -- The Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) announced that it is continuing its partnership with Crest and Oral-B to improve the oral health of the growing U.S. Hispanic population.
Hot Topic
More dental hygienists administering local anesthesia

A handful of U.S. states -- primarily in the south -- still do not allow dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia. But the landscape is slowly shifting, according to Tricia Osuna, RDH, who gave a talk on the subject at the 2013 Pacific Dental Conference. Read more.

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