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
Do's and don'ts for team building
July 18, 2022 -- As the leader of your practice, you can improve team performance measurably by expressing your appreciation to others. With a steady stream of thank-you's and compliments for staff efforts, you'll reinforce their good habits and inspire them to do even better, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Do's and don'ts for making hand-offs smoother
July 5, 2022 -- Within a dental practice, there are inevitably transitions from one area of responsibility to another. These hand-offs are critical points. For the sake of office efficiency, productivity, and patient satisfaction, hand-offs must be as smooth as possible, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Do's and don'ts for stress management
June 13, 2022 -- The major cause of stress in most practices is not "difficult" patients. It's outdated, undocumented, or improperly used practice management systems, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Staffing shortages remain, reports ADA poll
June 10, 2022 -- The new installment of the ADA Health Policy Institute's Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry poll highlights the continued impact the dental staffing shortage is having on practices across the U.S. Read More
Do's and don'ts for handling staff conflict
May 23, 2022 -- Staff conflict is one of the most challenging practice management concerns for dentists. It's also inevitable that disagreements among team members will arise at some point, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Addressing a growing crisis: Burnout among dentists
May 9, 2022 -- When Dr. Kyle Stanley lectures, he often asks his students if they've known someone professionally who died by suicide. Usually, about 70% of the audience raises their hands, highlighting just how prevalent it is. In this column, Stanley provides tips to help combat burnout and find support. Read More
Help, I need to hire
April 13, 2022 -- Dentistry has always had a problem with a revolving door for staffing, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, the problem has become more pronounced. Dr. James V. Anderson shares his tips on finding the right team members for your dental practice. Read More
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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.

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