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There is enough time in the day: Part 1 -- Personal productivity
August 24, 2018 -- How often do you find yourself thinking that there aren't enough hours in the day? Practice management consultant Jen Butler has a way to fix that. In the first of a three-part series on how to create a productivity blueprint, she offers an introduction to increasing personal productivity and how to take the first steps.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Fla. dental group emphasizes access to care
August 23, 2018 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Jolene Paramore, president of the Florida Dental Association, responds to a recent Journal of Public Health Dentistry study focusing on access to care. Dr. Paramore focuses on the association's advocacy of dentist participation in Florida's Medicaid program.  Discuss
Sugar may be the problem
August 22, 2018 -- Patients come to periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg suffering from insults. Not harmful words but insults to the body such as a lack of sleep, not enough exercise, medications, and more. But there is one insult that may be the most harmful of all.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for patient questions: Be prepared for questions
August 20, 2018 -- If patients are going to spend time and money in your office, they will understandably want to know more about you and your services. Anticipate questions and prepare to address them enthusiastically and thoroughly. Many patients will have similar questions, so it helps to be ready with scripted answers to the most common inquiries, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Why is it so difficult to estimate access to dental care?
August 16, 2018 -- Why is it so hard to accurately estimate access to dental care? Researchers published new critiques of an ADA Health Policy Institute analysis on geographic access to dental care. The critiques provide insight into why it's hard, but may not be impossible, to provide accurate estimates.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Dental therapists, teledentistry, and the ultimate win-win
August 15, 2018 -- In this Second Opinion, Patti DiGangi, RDH, tackles the issues surrounding the recent approval of dental therapists in Arizona. DiGangi considers the arguments made against dental therapists and addresses them with a focus on access to care and practice profitability.  Discuss
Sonendo, TDO Software partner on endodontic workflow
August 15, 2018 -- Endodontic technology developer Sonendo has announced that its Gentle Wave system now integrates with TDO Software's endodontic software.  Discuss
Western Dental details launch of pediatric brand
August 14, 2018 -- Aiming to increase access to care for pediatric patients, the dental service organization Western Dental recently announced the launch of a pediatric dentistry brand, Western Dental Kids. Western's chief dental officer tells about the need to address access-to-care issues  Discuss
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