Week in Review: Dental Excellence Awards voting; plus antibiotics and financial engagement

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New/Updated Software/Service. Learn more here.

Also this week on DrBicuspid.com, antibiotics prescribed by dentists may be adding to the growing problem of Clostridium difficile infection, which can cause severe diarrhea and death. Researchers have found that many of these prescriptions are unnecessary or not recorded in medical charts, and they recommend improved awareness of prescribing guidelines and communication about prescriptions. Read more here.

As a practice owner, you probably look at your accounts receivable report every month and wonder what you can do to improve that number. Cynthia Klacking of Corral Solutions shares steps you can take to improve your financial engagement strategy with patients and make it easier for them to pay you. Learn more here.

The best strategies for carious tissue removal have changed, but are you up-to-date on the latest clinical recommendations? Dentists should focus on improved treatment outcomes tailored to the tooth type and lesion depth, according to the author of a new review article. Read more here.

Next week we'll be traveling to Atlanta for the 2017 ADA annual meeting. If you are going to be there, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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