Practice Management
Dental workers charged with COVID-19 unemployment fraud
March 9, 2023 -- Two employees at a dental practice in West Virginia have been indicted for allegedly fraudulently collecting about $30,000 in COVID-19-related unemployment benefits, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of West Virginia. Read More
What's the most economical way to treat orofacial pain?
March 8, 2023 -- Nerve allograft surgery may be more effective and have a lower long-term cost than nonsurgical treatment for persistent trigeminal neuropathy, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Inflation, staffing challenges can be opportunity for practices
March 7, 2023 -- Dental industry leaders met with DrBicuspid to discuss three big trends affecting dental practices -- staffing shortages, inflation, and insurance rates -- at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which took place February 23-25 at the McCormick Convention Center. Read More
Do's and don'ts for handling anxiety
March 6, 2023 -- The good thing about anxiety is that it can tell us where something is wrong and needs to be addressed. When the issue is fixed, your anxiety can be reduced, and the practice performs better, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
AI is here, and it will make dentistry easier
March 2, 2023 -- During the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, DrBicuspid Editor-in-Chief Theresa Pablos sat down with three dental industry leaders who are working on technologies that use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve patient care and make your job in the office easier. Read More
1 in 5 dental professionals considered suicide in the prior year
March 1, 2023 -- Nearly 20% of dental professionals reported thinking about taking their own life in the preceding 12 months, and about 6% reported ever attempting to take their life, according to an Australian study that was published recently in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Read More
OSAP offers free CE webinar
March 1, 2023 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) will hold a continuing education (CE) webinar on Thursday, March 23, from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern time on the topic of instrument reprocessing, with a focus on the best practices in steam sterilization. Read More
Do's and don'ts for new dentists
February 27, 2023 -- An evolving dental economy requires new dentists to develop a greater knowledge of practice management and leadership skills. Learning about the business side of dentistry is instrumental in building a successful career, advises Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
Lure patients and raise profits with teeth whitening
February 24, 2023 -- The demand for teeth whitening is huge and won't go away any time soon. Therefore, dentists should expand these services to increase practice profitability and attract more patients, according to a presenter at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Endodontist ordered to repay $10M in COVID-19 relief funds
February 21, 2023 -- An endodontist in Oregon was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his role in attempting to steal more than $170 million in U.S. COVID-19 relief funds, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More
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