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Delta Dental of Calif. fires CEO
October 22, 2018 -- Delta Dental of California has fired CEO Tony Barth.  Discuss
Kevin Henry: South African dentists face crossroads
October 19, 2018 -- Dental journalist Kevin Henry spoke at the 2018 Dental and Oral Health Congress and Exhibition of the South African Dental Association. In the first part of an exclusive series for DrBicuspid.com, he details the differences in dental practices between South Africa and the U.S. This column focuses on practice economics and technologies.  Discuss
Burst offers discounted insurance to 'ambassadors'
October 19, 2018 -- Subscription electric toothbrush company Burst Oral Care will provide discounted healthcare benefits to Burst Ambassadors, dentists and hygienists who receive a commission every time a patient buys a Burst electric toothbrush or toothbrush head with their referral.  Discuss
If a train is coming, get off the tracks
October 17, 2018 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg often has patients asking him about what they can do to live a more healthy lifestyle. He looks at one study that examined the link between a healthy lifestyle and chronic diseases, but notes that many patients aren't willing to make changes when the "train" of ill-health is bearing down on them.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for establishing trust with patients
October 16, 2018 -- The higher the level of trust patients have in the doctor and staff, the more successful the practice will be. Trust builds patient loyalty, ensuring lasting practice-patient relationships. It also makes patients far more likely to refer family and friends to your practice, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Awards voting begins
October 16, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 11 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste.  Discuss
Christensen: Ways you can increase your revenue and services
October 15, 2018 -- Dr. Gordon Christensen is the pre-eminent voice of the dental industry. Here he offers a comprehensive look at ways your practice can increase both your revenues and services offered. For instance, are there certain tasks you can delegate? Are you getting all the use you can out of your office space? Read on for practical ideas to help your practice.  Discuss
Can psychotherapy improve oral hygiene in young adults?
October 12, 2018 -- Getting patients with poor oral health to adopt better hygiene habits is an ongoing struggle. Trying something different, researchers examined whether a certain form of cognitive behavioral therapy could improve oral health behaviors in young adults with a high caries prevalence.  Discuss
Survey: Cost is No. 1 oral health stressor for U.S. adults
October 12, 2018 -- The cost of dental care is the top source of oral health-related stress, according to new survey findings from insurance benefits company Unum.  Discuss
5 practical ways to win at the insurance game
October 11, 2018 -- While many practices may look at insurance as challenging, there are ways to make it work, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest monthly column, based on the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs. He shares five practical ways your practice can win at the insurance game.  Discuss
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