Is cold plasma key to better tooth whitening?
December 1, 2022 -- Using a cold plasma jet to apply hydrogen peroxide gel for between five and 10 minutes may achieve significant tooth whitening for dental patients, according to a new study published in BMC Oral Health. Read More
5 reasons why WHO's essential medicines improve oral health equity
December 1, 2022 -- Just over a year ago, dental medicines were added to the World Health Organization's (WHO) list of essential medicines. Now, dentists are weighing in on the possible implications for public health policy in a commentary published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
3 ways to improve team performance
November 30, 2022 -- Business management is often taught in a step-by-step, black-and-white manner. However, managing people requires an entirely different approach to help them reach their highest potential. Dr. Roger P. Levin explains how to inspire and motivate your team. Read More
As 2023 approaches, Dr. Low talks workforce shortage, more
November 30, 2022 -- U.S. dentists continue to deal with a workforce shortage, inflation, and growing fears of recession. As they continue to balance it all, Dr. Samuel Low spoke to at the 2022 Greater New York Dental Meeting about what dentists can do to survive in 2023. Read More
What is my dental practice worth?
November 29, 2022 -- Your dental practice isn't worth 60% to 85% of collections or six to 12 times earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization. It's worth what someone is willing to pay for it! Kevin Cumbus from Tusk Partners describes the characteristics of in-demand dental practices. Read More
'Mask-mouth syndrome' emerges from COVID-19 pandemic
November 29, 2022 -- Mask-mouth syndrome may result from using a face mask for prolonged periods. Researchers assessed how wearing a face mask affects one's oral hygiene in a study published on November 26 in Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. Read More
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