Mental nutrition for practice leaders; sleep apnea treatments; can cancellations be saved?

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

Just as your body needs proper nutrition, your mind also requires regular, healthy mental nutrition. Instead of worrying about the things you can't control, feed your mind with positive mental nutrition. Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier offers ways you can get your daily helping, so that you can become the successful leader that your practice needs.

There is a growing demand for therapies to treat sleep apnea. Dentists are well-positioned to help patients understand how oral appliances, continuous positive airway pressure machines, and surgery can help relieve their symptoms. The pros and cons of various treatments were discussed at a well-attended session of the recent American Association of Orthodontists meeting. Read Features Editor Donna Domino's article here.

The little yellow pills that have boosted men's sex lives for the past decade may someday fight head and neck cancers and other diseases, according to Florida researchers. The erectile dysfunction drug tadalafil, commonly known as Cialis, can modulate the body's immune system, resulting in a new therapeutic strategy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, a new trial has shown. Read more here.

It's a constant problem in dental practices -- a patient calls at 10:00 a.m. to cancel their 2:30 p.m. appointment. What do you do? Can the appointment be saved? The Madow Brothers offer a solution to this issue that is good for your patients, your practice, and your revenue.

How does your office handle the inevitable late cancellations? It's a fine line, but the Madow Brothers offer a technique above that showcases your practice's concern for your patient's oral health.

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