Is dentistry's COVID-19 recovery retracting?
October 27, 2021 -- COVID-19 appears to still have a hold on dentistry. The number of dental practices operating under "business as usual" conditions has declined slightly each month since July 2021, according to new poll data released by the ADA's Health Policy Institute. Read More
Second Opinion: The right DSO partner can alleviate office management issues
October 27, 2021 -- Being an owner dentist is harder than ever with personal protective equipment protocols, staffing shortages, and increasing costs. In this opinion piece, Lightwave CEO Justin Jory argues that partnering with a dental service organization (DSO) can help dentists refocus on patient care. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: The 1-page strategic plan
October 27, 2021 -- One of the most powerful planning concepts for your future is the one-page strategic plan, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. While the plan is created for times of crisis, it can help guide a team even during stable times. Read More
Use of povidone-iodine rinse may lead to iodine toxicity
October 26, 2021 -- Gargling with povidone-iodine mouthwash, which has been used as a preprocedural rinse to control COVID-19 in dentistry, may result in a high ingestion rate of iodine, according to a study published October 21 in Biological Trace Element Research. Read More
Sealant keeps kids caries-free longer, saves money
October 26, 2021 -- Treating the molars of young children with sealant enables them to stay caries-free longer, while potentially saving the U.S. health system an estimated $149 million per year, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
How to keep your team
October 26, 2021 -- Today it seems that the No. 1 topic in dentistry is staffing. This makes sense because we believe that staffing will be the top challenge facing dental practices for the next five to 10 years. Read More
Is it time to offer more financing options to dental patients?
October 25, 2021 -- Though many patients struggle to pay for dental treatment, many dentists fail to offer financing options, according to survey data recently released by dental financing service Sunbit. Read More
Dentist to pay $100K to settle U.S. military health fraud claim
October 25, 2021 -- A dentist in South Korea who treats U.S. military service members and their families has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a case in which the dentist allegedly fraudulently billed a government healthcare program for services never performed. Read More
Do's and don'ts for the future of the practice
October 25, 2021 -- A vision enables the practice to focus on objectives. The excitement of pursuing a realistic vision makes working in the practice a more rewarding experience, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Woman loses vision in one eye due to tooth infection-induced cellulitis
October 22, 2021 -- A 54-year-old woman lost vision in one eye after developing orbital cellulitis following a tooth extraction, according to a recent case report published in Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
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