Dos and don'ts for communication: Learn to listen better
May 2, 2016 -- Many dentists have learned how important it is to say the right things to team members and patients. Yet the flip side of effective interpersonal communication -- the art of listening -- hasn't received the same attention. By learning to listen better, dentists can serve patients better and lead their teams more skillfully, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Custom-fit mouthguards: A win-win for patients and dentists
April 29, 2016 -- Mouthguards aren't just for football any longer, writes Dr. Timothy Donley. They're regularly seen on national television thanks to high-profile athletes such as Steph Curry and Pierre Garçon showing theirs during games. Custom-fit mouthguards can help your pediatric patients stay safe and be profitable for your practice.
ADA warns of malware on flash drive
April 29, 2016 -- The ADA inadvertently sent its members flash drives infected with malicious software in late 2015.
Delta Dental creates consumer cost comparison tool
April 29, 2016 -- Delta Dental has launched the Care Cost Estimator tool, which allows consumers to compare prices for dental care.
Thousands of Canadian kids eligible for free dental care
April 28, 2016 -- Ontario has launched the expanded Healthy Smiles program, giving more than 320,000 children in Canada access to free dental care.
Never believe your patients
April 27, 2016 -- Has this happened at your practice? The patient in your chair is certain that pain emanates from a certain tooth, but you can't find anything that would be causing that pain, until you search other areas of the mouth. This has happened to Dr. Lisa Knowles, and she's developed three tips to help her diagnose these patients with clarity.
Are newer power toothbrushes worth the hype?
April 27, 2016 -- The patient in front of you has quite a bit of calculus built up and admits to frequently forgetting to brush for a full two minutes. How do you know if your patient will benefit from using a power toothbrush?
Secure health information provider changes name
April 27, 2016 -- Secure health information provider MEA|NEA|TWSG has changed its name and will now be known as Vyne.
Don't wait to plan your retirement
April 26, 2016 -- Avoiding thinking about retirement? Retirement planning too complicated? Many of your colleagues feel this way, writes financial planner John G. McCarthy III. But the sooner you make it a priority, the better off you and your family will be in the long run.
Dos and don'ts for interdisciplinary cases: Improve interoffice communication
April 25, 2016 -- When you refer patients to a specialty practice, you can end up alienating them because the two offices may fail to communicate with each other in a timely, efficient way. In his latest Practice Success tip, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises taking the lead in clarifying exactly how you and the specialist will keep each other updated on a patient's progress and case developments.
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