Hygiene
ADSO creates task force to tackle dental staff shortages
January 25, 2023 -- The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) has formed a new task force to address staffing shortages in dental offices. Read More
Why U.S. women dentists earn 22% less than men isn't clear
January 6, 2023 -- A 22% pay gap exists between male and female dentists in the U.S., but why women continue to get shortchanged cannot be fully explained, according to a large study published on January 5 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 DrBicuspid.com at the 2022 Greater New York Dental Meeting about what dentists can do to survive in 2023. Read More
Hygienist, assistant shortage may be on verge of crisis
October 4, 2022 -- Dentistry is facing a harrowing workforce shortage that began before the COVID-19 pandemic, and it may get worse before it gets better, according to data released on October 3 during a webinar hosted by the ADA's Health Policy Institute. Read More
Investing in employees can keep your practice compliant
September 28, 2022 -- Employees are the backbone of any business. Ali Oromchian, JD, offers three ways to invest in employees to keep them happy and engaged. Read More
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
Racism linked to high dental anxiety in U.S. Black women
August 31, 2022 -- Elevated dental anxiety in Black women in the U.S. was linked to high exposure to perceived experiences of racism in daily life and throughout their lifetimes, according to a study published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Read More
Burnout among dentists soars with the COVID-19 pandemic
August 29, 2022 -- Before the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 1 in 7 dentists experienced burnout, but that number has increased due to stressors related to the pandemic, according to a research report published by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. Read More
How to become a great leader
July 28, 2022 -- If you want to be a great leader, the three recommendations in this column from Dr. Roger P. Levin will show you how. Levin's three leadership recommendations can help any dentist build a powerful, focused practice team and retain team members longer. Read More
Hot Topic
Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

Conferences
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
February 10
San Diego, California United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
March 17
Sacramento, California United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
April 21
Atlanta, Georgia United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
June 2
San Antonio, Texas United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
July 7
Detroit, Michigan United States