How to create an effective dental practice blog
November 28, 2022 -- A blog is always an effective tool when you're creating a site for any business. That's especially true for dental practices. Writer Jenny Han shares how to get patients to join your practice by using a blog. Read More
Md. dentist sentenced to federal prison for fraud
November 28, 2022 -- Dr. Edward Buford III of Silver Spring, MD, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit mail and healthcare fraud, according to a November 18 press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. Read More
Do's and don'ts for dental marketing
November 28, 2022 -- Internal marketing, which focuses on generating new patient referrals from your current patients, is far more cost-effective than external marketing. Because you have existing relationships with them, see them during appointments and have ready-made channels of communication established, encouraging them to make referrals requires no expensive outreach, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Gum disease may be a risk factor for alopecia
November 23, 2022 -- Patients with periodontitis may be at a much greater risk of developing alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease characterized by hair loss, according to a study published on November 17 in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Read More
Lawmakers seek probe into UIC dental professor's alleged racism
November 23, 2022 -- U.S. and Illinois legislators on November 21 called for an investigation into claims that a University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry professor uses "disturbing racist imagery," including a presentation that allegedly features a picture of a noose. Read More
WHO calls for universal oral health coverage by 2030
November 23, 2022 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) called for universal oral healthcare coverage in a commentary published on November 18 in The Lancet. Read More
Technology is moving dentistry forward despite gloomy data
November 22, 2022 -- According to statistics, production is down, collections are stagnant, and operational costs are through the roof, causing many dentists to panic. Dr. James V. Anderson shares one key point missing from the big data. Read More
Ortho patients prefer in-person visits to teledentistry
November 22, 2022 -- Orthodontic patients prefer face-to-face interactions with their providers rather than teledentistry, according to a study published on November 19 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Read More
2 pitfalls to avoid when growing your dental group practice
November 21, 2022 -- While private practice ownership has declined, group practice affiliation has risen. If you're considering starting or growing a group dental practice, Dan Croft from TD Bank shares two pitfalls you should strive to avoid. Read More
Kumail Nanjiani went 15 years without visiting the dentist
November 21, 2022 -- Oscar-nominated writer and Emmy-nominated actor Kumail Nanjiani did not visit a dentist for a span of 15 years. Nanjiani recounted the experience during his recent appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." He also broke a tooth while filming his new miniseries that required six procedures to fix it. Read More