Week in Review: Evolving peri-implantitis; plus calming nervous patients and practice growth

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

How prevalent is peri-implant disease? And what are its pathogenesis and risk factors, as well as the best ways to diagnosis and treat it? An expert on inflammation and regeneration offered practical device on the changing facets of this increasingly common condition. Learn more here.

Also this week on DrBicuspid.com, just the thought of going to the dentist sends some patients into a state of panic. However, visiting the dentist is not just difficult for the patient -- treating these patients can be stressful for you and your team. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers six tips to help you put these patients at ease. Read more here.

Ready to take your practice to the next level? Dr. Sonia Leziy spoke at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2017 meeting about the most important innovations in recent years to her periodontal and prosthodontic group practice. They're not what you think. Learn more here.

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) runs out of federal funding on September 30, leaving Congress with only a few weeks to ensure that nearly 9 million children maintain their medical and dental coverage. Deborah Vishnevsky from the Children's Dental Health Project outlines the reasons to extend this important program. Read more here.

We want to convey our thoughts to our readers in Florida and other states where Hurricane Irma looks likely to make landfall. This is not forgetting the situation in Texas, where rebuilding efforts are underway but are sure to take time. We'll have more information on relief efforts as it becomes available.

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