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State of U.S. oral health: 4 dental trends to watch
March 2, 2021 -- The U.S. spent $135 billion on dental services in 2018, according to a March 2 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the health status of the nation. The whopping sum was just one of several dental trends outlined in the report. Read More
New OSHA standards, unannounced inspections may be coming
March 2, 2021 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may soon issue new infectious disease standards that include unannounced inspections at dental practices, according to a February 26 session at the virtual 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
A mid-Midwinter update from the DrBicuspid editors
February 26, 2021 -- The Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting is just about halfway through. Editor-in-Chief Theresa Pablos and Associate Editor Melissa Busch took a break from their coverage to provide an update on the clinical content, virtual format, and what to expect on the website next week. Read More
Beyond that old fence: Tectonic shifts in dental hygiene
February 25, 2021 -- The science shows hygienists play a crucial role in providing whole-body healthcare, but practice norms haven't kept up. Dental hygienist Casey Hein explores the expanding role of hygienists in this column and in her associated presentation at the 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
COVID-19 pushed 1 in 12 dental hygienists out of the workforce
February 24, 2021 -- One in 12 dental hygienists dropped out of the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, which could lead to a possible hygienist shortage, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
2 bills back dental therapy in Fla.
February 23, 2021 -- Bills paving the way for dental therapists to work and secure reimbursement have been proposed in the House of Representatives and Senate in the state of Florida. Read More
Study: Women underrepresented in publishing leadership
February 22, 2021 -- The authors of a new study of chief editing positions at prosthetic dentistry publications concluded that women are "significantly underrepresented" in journal leadership. Read More
SAID, DentaQuest support test to promote diversity
February 17, 2021 -- The Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID) and DentaQuest will support a dental admission test that aims to increase diversity at dental schools. Read More
4 ways to build a true dental team
February 3, 2021 -- We are facing some new challenges that will be with us until we see an increase in the number of trained staff, and dental practices must figure out how to build and retain a great team in the current era, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. He shares four tips in his latest article. Read More
Finding, hiring, and keeping dental team members is a big problem
January 25, 2021 -- When the COVID-19 disruption hit the dental industry, many team members saw it as a chance to hit the reset button, taking time to reexamine whether they wanted to stay in their current practice or even in the dental field. Now, dental practices are scrambling to fill vacancies, and it's a challenge that isn't going away anytime soon. Read More
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