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.
New midlevel provider bill introduced in ND
January 20, 2017 -- North Dakota lawmakers are once again considering a bill to allow midlevel providers to practice in the state.
CDC releases infection-prevention app for dental offices
January 19, 2017 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new app to help dental facilities stay compliant with infection-prevention practices.
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.
New bill again attempts to add dental to Medicare
January 18, 2017 -- A California congresswoman has introduced a new bill that would expand Medicare to include dental care.
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.
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.
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