Week in Review: Practice turnaround; Aspen settles with Ind.; Universal Numbering System

What do you do when your practice income doesn't keep pace with your expenses? In this case study excerpt from his recent book, Practice Turnaround: Succeeding in the New Dental Economy, Dr. Roger P. Levin illustrates how a struggling dental practice can learn how to market successfully to patients and turn the financial situation around.

Also on DrBicuspid.com this week, the Indiana Attorney General's Office has reached a settlement agreement on October 22 with Aspen Dental Management, resolving allegations that the company used deceptive advertising and other unfair tactics to promote services at Aspen Dental-branded practices in Indiana. Affected customers will receive restitution, and Aspen agrees to reform its advertising techniques. Read our story here.

Dental students identified permanent teeth more quickly and accurately using the Universal Numbering System than the Fédération Dentaire Internationale numbering system in a study presented at the recent American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons meeting. Researchers suggest that switching to one system may be able to decrease the number of procedures done at the wrong site. Read Assistant Editor Theresa Pablos' article here.

If you are a dentist reading this, chances are you are a general dentist practicing in the state of California. How can we guess this? Because new data from the Kaiser Family Foundation breaks down information about professionally active U.S. dentists in 2015 by specialty and state. View our infographic here.

Time is running out to nominate contenders for the 2015 Dental Excellence Awards. Make your voice heard and nominate in nine categories here.

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