Practice Management
Why dentists should prioritize cost conversations with patients
May 25, 2022 -- With the cost of medical and dental care rising, it is becoming increasingly important for healthcare providers to prioritize cost conversations. To best guide these conversations, researchers examined key factors in a study published recently in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Vaping associated with periodontal disease
May 24, 2022 -- Many turn to electronic cigarettes as an aid to quit tobacco smoking, but new research shows that e-cigarette use has a significant association with periodontal disease, according to a first-of-its kind study published May 14 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Do's & 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
More patients presenting with orofacial pain
May 20, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for new orofacial pain complaints and related symptoms, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The most common symptoms that providers felt were aggravated in these patients included anxiety, headache, bruxism, pain while chewing, and sleep disturbances. Read More
NY hygienists can give nitrous oxide, local anesthesia
May 18, 2022 -- Dental hygienists in New York now can administer local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide to patients while assisting dentists with all dental procedures, thanks to a bill that was recently signed into law. Read More
How important is your team?
May 18, 2022 -- How important is your team? They are the single most important factor in the success of most dental practices, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. But the formula for a winning team and practice has changed dramatically in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Which gender has the best oral hygiene habits?
May 16, 2022 -- Which gender has the best oral hygiene habits? In the U.S., women exhibit better oral hygiene behaviors, including proactively visiting the dentist, than men, according to a study published May 8 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Do's & don'ts for building your practice's value
May 16, 2022 -- As practices adapt to the new dental economy, competition for patients continues to grow. Your patients want more value for their money, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Guardian Life launches new dental plans
May 16, 2022 -- The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has launched new dental insurance plans, including policies that offer 100% coverage for kids through age 12. Read More
Save Your Tooth Month Q&A with Dr. Samuel Low
May 13, 2022 -- May is Save Your Tooth Month, which serves as an annual reminder about the importance of keeping teeth and gums healthy. To mark the occasion, Dr. Samuel Low, a periodontology expert and chief dental officer of Biolase, answered questions about helping dental patients keep their teeth. Read More
What's your practice worth?
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Conferences
National Dental Association (NDA) Convention
July 14-17
Phoenix, Arizona United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States