What you need to know about dental teams and mental health
September 27, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as increasing rates of anxiety and depression, have deeply affected oral healthcare professionals. Recently, representatives from the ADA, the American Dental Hygienists' Association, and guest experts in mental health discussed the challenges and what can be done to manage the health and well-being of dental teams. Read More
Should CBD be used in pain management?
September 27, 2022 -- Managing patient pain while limiting opioid prescriptions poses challenges for oral healthcare providers, but cannabidiol (CBD) oil might serve as an alternative treatment, according to a commentary published on September 26 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Legal Case: Down the hatch!
September 27, 2022 -- Dr. H., a pediatric dentist, saw a 13-year-old, long-standing patient who needed endodontic treatment on his upper left central incisor. During the procedure, the patient became agitated, and the dentist dropped her file. A trip to the hospital and legal action against the dentist followed. Read More
SalaryScan 2022: How does your salary stack up?
September 26, 2022 -- The average base annual salary for a member dentist is $307,636, according to results from's first annual SalaryScan survey of benefits and compensation. But gender, age, and practice type affected earnings. Read More
Which behavioral management technique is best for pediatric patients?
September 26, 2022 -- Treating pediatric patients with dental fear and anxiety can be challenging for clinicians, who must be familiar with multiple techniques to calm and treat patients. Which technique is best? A recent review article that was published on September 22 in the Journal of Dentistry set out to answer that question. Read More
Do's and don'ts for internal marketing
September 26, 2022 -- Your most enthusiastic patients may tell everyone they know what a great dentist you are, but there's a limit to the number of people who will get this message directly from the source. By asking for online testimonials from happy patients, you'll spread the good word indirectly, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
$95M awarded in case of girl left with brain damage from dental care
September 23, 2022 -- A jury in Texas awarded $95.5 million to the family of a 4-year-old girl left with irreversible brain damage following a 2016 dental visit, according to a press release issued on September 22 from an attorney representing the girl's family. Read More
Sedated patient ingests dental bur during tooth extraction
September 23, 2022 -- Imaging aided in the treatment of a woman who swallowed a dental bur while under sedation for a tooth extraction and placement of a dental implant, according to a case report published on September 17 in Clinical Advances in Periodontics. Read More
3 strategies to keep supply costs low
September 22, 2022 -- Dr. Lindsay Compton, who owns and operates a private practice in Arvada, CO, shared three supply management strategies dentists can incorporate into their everyday operations during a webinar titled "A New Business Model to Help Dental Practices Run More Efficiently" that was held on September 20. Read More
5 strategies to reduce debt and achieve financial success
September 22, 2022 -- The dental profession offers significant financial rewards for those who navigate it properly. With big professional dreams and a lot at stake, it's all the more important for dentists to maintain financial discipline. Financial adviser Chris Nemes shares five strategies to make that happen. Read More
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