Levin on cutting the landline; Madow Bros. on offering the best; Butler on 5 magic words

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

Most dental practices rely heavily on landline phone systems. Consumers, however, are cutting that cord in their lives. Considering how important it is to contact patients in a timely way, making the shift to cellphone communication with them is imperative, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.

What do your patients want when it comes to treatment: decent, better, or best? In their latest column, the Madow Brothers find an insightful twist to an everyday dilemma that will help you serve your patients better -- and best.

In the first of a two-part series, stress management expert Jen Butler introduces us to five magic words and explains how they can help you find long-term solutions for reducing stress. This week's column covers the first three words: "and," "enough," and "yet."

Digital radiography is the most common new technology in U.S. dental schools, while CAD/CAM denture fabrication and hard-tissue lasers were the least likely technologies to be taught in the schools, according to a new study in the Journal of Dental Education. Read Assistant Editor Theresa Pablos' article here.

The DrBicuspid.com March Mayhem Bracket Challenge saw some separation occur this past weekend, as 14 points now separates the person in first place from the person in 20th. Overall, only two participants have chosen 80% or more of the correct picks. With the tournament down to its final three games, are you in the top 10% of all participants? We'll find out next week.

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