Week in review: Delta Dental antitrust lawsuit | Assistant sues over breaks | DSO survey

With the news that various antitrust lawsuits have been filed against Delta Dental, we thought it was important to get opinion and fact on what is happening and how it could affect you and your practice from dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan. If you need a good weekend listen, check out her in-depth podcast where she breaks down what the lawsuits mean.

Speaking of lawsuits, a dental assistant in Oregon who claims she was fired for complaining about having to work long hours without breaks, aggravating her diabetes, is suing her former employer and others for $3 million. Read more about her lawsuit and its potential implications.

We know that dental service organizations (DSOs) are a part of the present and future of the dental industry. But how are dentists feeling about their presence now versus earlier in the decade? We have some interesting survey results to share with you.

We also have some interesting and timely articles on social media and its long-reaching effects, including some of the misinformation that is still out there about root canals and what the trend of "hidden likes" could mean for the future of Instagram and other channels used by dental practices to promote their practices.

Finally, time is running out for you to help us decide the top dental products in 10 different categories. Nominate your favorite new product now for the 2019 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. You'll find everything you need to know about the criteria as well as the nomination form and when we will be announcing the winners (and how you can vote on them) by clicking here. The deadline is November 27.

For our friends in the U.S., I wish each of you a wonderful and memory-filled Thanksgiving week ahead!

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