Levin on growth opportunities; CDA Presents: Saving teeth and lives; Delta VP on ACA

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

Dentistry has been in a state of flux for several years now. Unfortunately, some dentists react negatively to change, rather than accepting and adapting to it. As a practice owner, you can lead your practice successfully through uncertain times by scrutinizing new scenarios as they emerge for business growth opportunities, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.

By understanding how inflammation and oral bacteria affect systemic health, the dental team can help save both teeth and lives, according to a presentation by DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD, at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2015 conference in Anaheim, CA. Read Assistant Editor Theresa Pablos' article here.

In this Second Opinion, Jeff Album, a Delta Dental vice president, answers questions originally posed by Dr. Jason P. Hirsch about pediatric dental plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In moving the discussion forward, Album agrees that dentists should understand how coverage policies work. Read part 1 here.

Outcomes can be improved and patients can achieve systemic health benefits through the management of periodontal risk factors, according to a presentation by Jonathan S. Wong, DDS, on the opening day of CDA Presents. Read more here.

Our coverage of CDA Presents continues this week with more articles and new product news. We will also be bringing you coverage of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's (AACD) 31st Annual Scientific Session, which is taking place later this week in San Francisco. If you are attending AACD, let me know. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the conference.

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