Dear DrBicuspid Member,
Ready dentist one? Virtual reality (VR) is poised to change the way dentists learn, practice, and interact with patients. In part 1 of this two-part series, see how this technology is taking hold in schools and clinic -- it may change the dental clinic experience sooner than you think. Learn more here.
Part 2 of this series will run next week on DrBicuspid.com.
Also this week, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes that practices should direct patients and other practice visitors on what they can do -- and where -- with cellphones. Employing a policy that allows for the quiet use of smartphones can help all patients handle tasks conveniently and wait for their appointments undisturbed, he notes in his latest Practice Success tip. Read more here.
When it comes to the extraction or restoration of a badly decayed first permanent molar, there is no clear clinical consensus. Researchers turned to the literature seeking answers. What did they find? Learn more here.
Which U.S. states are the best and the worst for children's dental and overall health? An April 18 report from a personal finance website has a surprising answer to which state is ranked the best for dental health for children. Read more here.