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COVID-19 made mental health worse for patients with oral pain
April 22, 2021 -- People with orofacial pain experienced higher levels of depression, anxiety, and psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published recently in Dental and Medical Problems. Read More
The single most critical factor in practice production
April 22, 2021 -- One of the most important questions in practice management is how to increase overall practice production. This question is critical because production ultimately determines the success of the practice. Read More
What does COVID-19 reveal about the oral health of older adults?
April 21, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions at long-term care facilities, and these have created opportunities to transform oral health for older adults for the better, according to a report published by the Gerontological Society of America. Read More
How to strategically meet your cash flow goals for Q2
April 21, 2021 -- If you did not meet your goals for the first quarter of 2021, don't beat yourself up too much, advises consultant Lynne Leggett. She reviews some items so you can correct the situation and look forward to the second quarter of the year. Read More
Do's and don'ts for being a better leader
April 19, 2021 -- The skills of leadership are easy to comprehend. It's the implementation that creates challenges because that's when human meets human -- and human interaction can be complicated. To improve your skills, rely on simple concepts such as positivity and transparency, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Kids think of dentists as superheroes -- and villains
April 16, 2021 -- Are dentists superheroes or villains? It depends on who you ask. About 50% of young children perceive dentists as a type of superhero, according to a study published on April 7 in the European Journal of Oral Sciences. But another 30% saw dentists as Batman's villain the Joker or as monsters. Read More
Judge skeptical of dental clinic's COVID-19 coverage bid
April 16, 2021 -- A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appeared skeptical of an Iowa dental clinic's bid to force Cincinnati Insurance to pay its losses due to COVID-19 closure orders, according to Law360. Read More
Delta Dental names new public affairs officer
April 15, 2021 -- The Delta Dental Plans Association said that healthcare executive Jason Daughn will serve as the company's chief public affairs officer. Read More
Dominion National partners with SmileDirectClub
April 15, 2021 -- Dominion National announced it has partnered with SmileDirectClub to offer its members access to SmileDirectClub's orthodontic clear aligner program for teeth straightening. Read More
Periodontist invents aerosol dome to protect patients, team
April 14, 2021 -- Restless nights became a common occurrence for periodontist Dr. Lara Ryan during the COVID-19 shutdown. As a dental professional, she knew she was trained to deal with airborne pathogens, but she wanted to provide her patients and team with more protection. Read More
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Conferences
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States