Naked Dentist reveals Dr. Colorado; treating women in menopause; easing kids' dental fears

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

In his latest Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall reveals the true issues that are hampering Dr. Colorado's practice and gets him in shape with data and business intelligence. See how your practice can also benefit from getting naked.

If you were told that half your patients could lose 40% of their total bone mass, putting them at risk for losing teeth, you would no doubt do everything in your power to reverse these clinical changes. As American Academy of Periodontology President Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel points out, treatment begins with the questions you ask these patients. Read her thoughts here.

Children may be picking up on their parents' fear of visiting the dentist, according to newly released findings from a Delta Dental survey. Delta Dental's Dr. Bill Kohn outlines steps dentists can take to make both children and parents feel more at ease at their practice. Read Assistant Editor Theresa Pablos' article here.

In this Second Opinion, Dr. Jason P. Hirsch looks at the recent data brief issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics on dental caries and sealant prevalence in children and adolescents. Dr. Hirsch passionately argues that the report's treatment conclusions are flawed and that dentists need to bring evidence-based dentistry into their practice.

The four articles and columns highlighted here give you an idea of how our coverage can help you in your clinical practice. Dr. Hirsch in particular has been a thoughtful presence in our Forums, and I'm pleased to bring his writings to you. All these pieces emphasize that there are many ways to serve your patients, whether asking them a few more questions or using data to understand what treatment changes need to be made.

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