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Burnout making dental students think twice about dentistry
April 8, 2021 -- Students training for dental professions are at increased risk for poor mental health that could lead them to leave their programs, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
DentalPlans.com touts importance of dental care
April 8, 2021 -- Online dental marketplace DentalPlans.com is urging people in the U.S. to get preventive dental care and oral cancer screenings. Read More
How the Corporate Transparency Act affects DSOs
April 7, 2021 -- The U.S. Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act on January 1. While the act was meant to highlight organizations that use shell companies for unlawful actions, it has ramifications for dental service organizations (DSOs) and affiliated dental practices, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis. Read More
Delta Dental of Calif. postpones fee reductions
April 7, 2021 -- Delta Dental of California has indefinitely postponed its proposed fee reductions that were scheduled to take effect on July 1 in the state, according to the California Dental Association. Read More
Core values and hiring the right fit for the right job
April 6, 2021 -- What are core values? If you haven't given this question much thought, now is the time, writes Dr. James Anderson. In this column, he defines core values and explains why they can help you move toward creating the best possible team scenario. Read More
Researchers create safe space for children with autism
April 6, 2021 -- With vinyl chairs, disinfectant-scented air, unfamiliar lights, and high-pitched tools, a dental office can be overwhelming for children with autism. Researchers from the University of Southern California are working to make the environment more welcoming for these patients. Read More
ADA: Delta Dental is minimizing dentist anesthesiologists
April 6, 2021 -- Delta Dental's apparent ongoing refusal to credential dentist anesthesiologists has minimized the specialists' standing and unfairly kept their reimbursement levels below those of other anesthesiology-providing colleagues, according to a news story published on April 2 by ADA News. Read More
4 ways to show your appreciation for dental hygienists
April 5, 2021 -- Dental hygienists are the unsung heroes in dental offices across the U.S., so why not celebrate them during National Dental Hygienists Week? Victoria Martinec, RDH, shares some thoughtful and practical gift ideas to help you show your gratitude for the hygienists in your life. Read More
Do's and don'ts for creating sound business practices
April 5, 2021 -- Businesses must do certain things to survive. Dentists may pretend that we aren't really "in business" because we are healthcare providers, but we are, nonetheless, and must act accordingly, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
ADA lobbies for student loan reform
April 5, 2021 -- The ADA is urging the U.S. Department of Education to prioritize student loan reform and to simplify the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program application process. 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