TOP DENTAL NEWS
HPI: Dental hygienists, assistants get pay hikes of up to 6%
June 27, 2022 -- Approximately eight out of 10 dentists recently have given pay raises -- commonly in the range of 4-6% -- to dental hygienists and assistants, according to poll results released in June by the ADA’s Health Policy Institute (HPI). Read More
Pediatric dentists may need to improve their image interpretation
June 27, 2022 -- Some pediatric dentists didn’t perform very well when they tried to identify and detect traumatic dental injuries and problems on patients’ images, according to a small explorative study published June 20 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Do's & don'ts for no-shows and late cancellations
June 27, 2022 -- No-shows and last-minute cancellations create serious scheduling and production problems, but there are some techniques to minimize these occurrences, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
What to do when violence spills into the dental practice
June 24, 2022 -- Unless you avoid the daily news, television, and social media, you are aware of the increasing number of violent crimes occurring in the U.S. Dr. James V. Anderson shares considerations for handling potentially violent situations as well as tips on how to dismiss a potentially violent patient. Read More
The ADA is focused on diversity and inclusion: Here's why
June 24, 2022 -- In recognition of World Refugee Day, Juneteenth, and Pride Month taking place in June, ADA President Dr. Cesar Sabates shared with DrBicuspid.com why he's prioritizing efforts for dentistry to become more diverse and inclusive. Read More
3 factors that influence dentist opioid prescriptions
June 23, 2022 -- A prescription for antibiotics, the use of sedation, and even whether a dental student was involved in the procedure are just some of the factors that influence whether a prescription for opioids was given after a tooth extraction, reports a study published on June 9 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
How will inflation affect your practice's production?
June 23, 2022 -- Your practice may have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, but do you have the right strategies in place to maintain success during this period of inflation? Dr. Roger P. Levin summarizes five production strategies to help your practice keep pace with higher costs. Read More
A twist of fate? Believers in luck more prone to gum disease
June 22, 2022 -- People who believe that luck decides their fate may face a greater risk of developing severe gum disease compared to those who think their actions change their destiny. The research was presented on June 16 at the European Federation of Periodontology's EuroPerio10 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read More
How to code 3/4 crowns
June 22, 2022 -- Code what you do is the rule. But first, you must know whether what you think you are coding is actually what was performed on the patient, particularly when it comes to inlays, onlays, and three-quarter crowns. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares eight tips to help increase your chances of getting paid. Read More
Oral lesions after vaccination may be tied to immune response
June 22, 2022 -- Following a surge of reports of oral lesions developing following COVID-19 vaccination, researchers are trying to identify the association and are highlighting the underlying immune mechanisms involved. Their research on the oral side effects of COVID-19 vaccines was published on June 19 in Infectious Medicine. Read More