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Plant-heavy diets may be linked to lower risk of periodontitis
December 6, 2021 -- Patients who follow diets rich in plant-based foods but restrict refined grains and added sugars may be less likely to experience periodontitis, according to a study published recently in Nutrients. Read More
Do's and don'ts for feedback
December 6, 2021 -- Whether from patients or team members, constructive feedback can help you increase efficiency, profitability, and career satisfaction. But if you react defensively or ignore suggestions for improvement, you'll eventually be cut off from this invaluable resource, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Is cold saline the key to less pain after root canals?
December 3, 2021 -- Using a cold saline solution as a final irrigating agent during root canal treatment may reduce patients' postoperative pain, according to a systematic review published on November 28 in the Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice. Read More
Dental Dose: The one supplement proven to work -- in weird ways
December 3, 2021 -- There's one dietary supplement that's proved to be medically effective but also to cause drug interactions and weird side effects. Tom Viola, RPh, explains what you need to know about St. John's wort in the latest episode of Dental Dose. Read More
5 ways to improve leadership
December 2, 2021 -- Leadership is situational. There is no one method, approach, or answer. But leadership does need to change as the environment changes. Dr. Roger P. Levin describes five ways to improve your leadership skills in the COVID-19 pandemic era. Read More
Lasers can help restore trust in pediatric oral care
December 2, 2021 -- Many kids have missed a dental checkup in the past few years, and the primary reason cited is fear of being exposed to the novel coronavirus. Dr. Samuel Low argues why lasers are one tool you might not think of that can help restore trust in pediatric oral care and get kids back to the clinic. Read More
HPI: Staffing affecting dentistry's full COVID-19 recovery
December 1, 2021 -- Patient volume is ticking up closer to pre-COVID-19 levels; however, staffing is one of the major factors keeping dentistry from making a full recovery, according to new poll results released in November by the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI). Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Staff longevity
December 1, 2021 -- Staffing will be the No. 1 challenge facing dentistry for the next five to 10 years, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. One of the simplest ways to address that shortage is to keep the staff you already have. Read More
Does your charting equal a proper legal document?
November 30, 2021 -- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to patient documentation. Dr. James V. Anderson offers 10 tips for making sure your documentation is complete and includes all necessary information. Read More
Penn Dental professor to study gum disease, comorbidities
November 30, 2021 -- Dr. Adeyinka Dayo, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine), has received a fellowship to study a link between medial arterial calcification, diabetes, and periodontal bone loss. Read More
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