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Kids think of dentists as superheroes -- and villains
April 16, 2021 -- Are dentists superheroes or villains? It depends on who you ask. About 50% of young children perceive dentists as a type of superhero, according to a study published on April 7 in the European Journal of Oral Sciences. But another 30% saw dentists as Batman's villain the Joker or as monsters. Read More
Judge skeptical of dental clinic's COVID-19 coverage bid
April 16, 2021 -- A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appeared skeptical of an Iowa dental clinic's bid to force Cincinnati Insurance to pay its losses due to COVID-19 closure orders, according to Law360. Read More
Periodontist invents aerosol dome to protect patients, team
April 14, 2021 -- Restless nights became a common occurrence for periodontist Dr. Lara Ryan during the COVID-19 shutdown. As a dental professional, she knew she was trained to deal with airborne pathogens, but she wanted to provide her patients and team with more protection. Read More
Dentists play crucial role in COVID-19 vaccine awareness
April 13, 2021 -- Dentists are well poised to discuss and advocate for COVID-19 vaccines, according to a study published on March 24 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. More than half of parents said a healthcare professional could influence their decision to allow a child to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Read More
Making use of retirement plans to recover practice losses
April 13, 2021 -- Your practice likely suffered a loss in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Certified public accountant Bruce Bryen details why using an employer-sponsored retirement plan might be a financially savvy option for some dental offices. Read More
Do's and don'ts for handing off patients
April 12, 2021 -- Any practice that would like to improve its overall customer service should think about the almost invisible experiences that the patient goes through while in the office. This includes the patient handoff, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Arkray USA launches oral wellness system software
April 12, 2021 -- Arkray USA has released an upgraded version of its SillHa reporting software for its SillHa oral wellness system for salivary screening. Read More
What's your leadership style?
April 9, 2021 -- When Rosa Pasquantonio set out to be an office manager, she didn't think about her leadership style. But through time and experience, she's learned her day-to-day role often requires a mix of leadership skills. She breaks down three real-life scenarios where each leadership style shined. Read More
Benco Dental launches software protection package
April 9, 2021 -- Benco Dental has released BencoNet Managed Support, a computer and software protection package for dental practices. 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
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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