Pandemic aftershocks worse for dentists
January 28, 2022 -- Dental professionals already had greater mental health and stress-related medical vulnerabilities than other healthcare professionals. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and amplified the risks, according to a presenter at the 2022 Yankee Dental Congress in Boston. Read More
Social media is not optional in 2022
January 28, 2022 -- Social media is no longer something that's just nice to have for a practice. It's an essential way to tell your dental practice's story and reach new patients, according to Tim Vassilakos, senior director of strategic business operations for Henry Schein. Read More
Screening for sleep-disordered breathing isn't just for adults
January 27, 2022 -- Sleep-disordered breathing, including abnormal episodes of breathing and snoring, can occur in children at any age, which is why they should be screened for the condition during routine dental exams, according to a presenter at the 2022 Yankee Dental Congress in Boston. Read More
Female dentists are more diverse, get paid less than men
January 27, 2022 -- Female dentists in the U.S. are more diverse in race, ethnicity, nativity, and spoken languages than their male colleagues. However, they also report significantly lower annual incomes than male dentists, according to research from the State University of New York. Read More
Why your practice is not reaching new levels of success
January 27, 2022 -- Dental practices are businesses and generally follow the same basic principles that all businesses use to be successful. But the systems that made you successful may also be holding you back, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Orthodontist sentenced to prison in ex-senator bribery scheme
January 26, 2022 -- A well-known orthodontist was sentenced to roughly 12 months in prison for his role in a public corruption scheme involving a former state senator from Arkansas, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas. Read More
NIDCR highlights need to improve health inequities
January 26, 2022 -- Healthcare professionals need to recognize and address disparities that lead to worse oral and overall health for some racial and ethnic populations, according to a January 25 meeting of the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) advisory council. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Production versus daily goal
January 26, 2022 -- Hitting your big annual production goal depends on meeting your daily production goal. Dr. Roger P. Levin provides a few tips on how to meet that goal in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Read More
What you need to know about the nocebo effect
January 25, 2022 -- The nocebo effect is real and can cause worsening dental symptoms and other adverse events, according to a review published on January 18 in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. In dentistry and other medical fields, the effect can lead to poor treatment outcomes. Read More
Leaky gut, leaky mouth must both be treated
January 25, 2022 -- A "leaky gut" and a "leaky mouth" are like leaky plumbing pipes, writes Dr. Alvin Danenberg. Just like pipes, a leaky gut or mouth can infiltrate the immediate area as well as distant places. And if multiple pipes are leaking, then you need to fix all of them. Read More
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