Week in Review: Stroke after anesthesia; deadly hep C; and gaining new referrals

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

A healthy 25-year-old woman rode her bicycle to an appointment for a lower molar filling. After injected anesthesia and a successful procedure, the patient rode her bike home. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler document, what happened next is a reminder that even seemingly healthy patients may have underlying health issues. Read more here.

Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease, according to new data by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 20,000 hepatitis C-related deaths occurred in 2014, an all-time high. Read Features Editor Donna Domino's article here.

Every patient who walks into your office has the potential to refer family, friends, and colleagues to your practice, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. He offers 10 strategies that can help your practice add new referrals every month.

If you're graduating or looking to move to another city, consider relocating to Port St. Lucie, FL, which was ranked as the best U.S. city for dentists in 2016. The city boasts an average annual salary of more than $225,000 for dentists, yet its cost of living is less expensive than average. Read Assistant Editor Theresa Pablos' article here.

Next week we're headed to Anaheim, CA, for CDA Presents. If you'll be there, let me know; I'd love to hear what you think of the conference and DrBicuspid.com. Our coverage will start Thursday on social media.

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