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
A sedative that may top midazolam for outpatient oral surgery
September 21, 2022 -- Remimazolam had a higher success rate in sedating patients undergoing outpatient oral surgery compared to midazolam, according to a study published on September 15 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Quality of life is becoming more important to dentistry
September 21, 2022 -- There has been a paradigm shift toward a patient-centered biophysical approach to oral healthcare, and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is becoming increasingly relevant in dentistry, according to a literature search published on September 14 in the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. Read More
ADA puts money where its mouth is on insurance reform
September 21, 2022 -- The ADA has committed $5 million to support a medical loss ratio (MLR) ballot initiative in Massachusetts that would require dental insurance companies to operate at a minimum MLR. Dr. Michael W. Davis explains why the funding is a watershed moment for dental insurance reform. Read More
New topical gel may suppress gum disease
September 20, 2022 -- A newly developed topical gel that targets a major driver of periodontitis may prevent and treat gum disease, according to a new animal study published on September 20 in Cell Reports. Since no similar treatments exist, the gel could pave the way for a noninvasive, at-home gum disease treatment. Read More
Medication for anxiety, insomnia may help wounds heal
September 20, 2022 -- Diazepam, a medication that is commonly prescribed for patients with anxiety or insomnia, may aid in wound closure following a gingival graft, reports an article published on September 15 in the Journal of Dental Sciences. Read More
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