Dear DrBicuspid Member,
There's still time to enter March Mayhem and fill out your bracket. You could win prizes such as a Sirona Schick 33 digital sensor with installation, valued at $15,000; a Nomad Pro 2 handheld x-ray system, valued at $7,995; and more. Entries close at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, March 19. Play for free here.
Tomorrow, look for our Oral Cancer & Diagnostics Insider. If you aren't already an Insider subscriber, please sign up here.
It's so good to have Dr. Sheri Doniger back. In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Doniger examines her long-standing policy of offering Saturday hours twice a month. Her reasoning goes beyond just patient convenience, as she also receives more referrals to her practice.
Dentists overestimate patients' anxiety about dental treatment but underestimate their desire for sedation and general anesthesia, according to a presentation on March 13 at the International Association for Dental Research 2015 General Session. Read more here.
Oregon Health & Science University has agreed to pay $950,000 to settle a medical negligence lawsuit after a dental resident permanently damaged a woman's mental nerve while trying to extract an ankylosed primary tooth. Will this case change how dental schools oversee and staff their clinics? Read more here.
Four clinics of Texas' Smile Magic chain have agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle Medicaid fraud charges. The whistleblower lawsuit claimed the clinics used paid recruiters to target parents in grocery store parking lots and at bus stops with offers of money and gift cards to bring their kids to the clinics. Read our report here.