Week in Review: Top 10 DSOs | Patients' top 4 dental fears | Dental products on tariff list

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

Which dental service/support organization (DSO) is the largest in the U.S.? Is it Heartland, Aspen, or another company? Our updated list of the 10 largest DSOs features revised practice counts and a prominent organization adding more than 100 offices in the past six months. Learn more here.

Also this week on DrBicuspid.com, we recruited an expert in working with patients with dental anxiety, Dr. Scott Shamblott, to help you address your patients' dental fears. He describes the top four dental fears and offers practical, tested techniques to help you help your patients overcome these fears, which in turn will lead to more satisfied patients and better care. Read more here.

The dental industry has gotten caught up in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, with a number of key dental products showing up on a list of products and materials that may have tariffs slapped on them. Learn more here.

It is important to remember that this list of dental products and materials that may have a tariff placed on their import will not be final for a few months. We'll continue to follow the twists and turns of this story. And let your friends know that you first saw this news on DrBicuspid.com.

New research published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found a worrying link between patients' diabetes status and how often they visited the dentist. What did the researchers find, and what can you do to help these patients? Read more here.

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