Levin on practice management; portable x-ray units; dental therapists' impact

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

Throughout the country, state legislatures are considering the role of midlevel providers. A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts weighed in on the economic impact of dental therapists at two practices, one in the U.S. and one in Canada. No matter where you stand on the issue, you'll want to read Feature Editor Donna Domino's article here.

In his latest Dos and Don'ts for practice management, Dr. Roger Levin looks at associateships and their role as a major part of dentistry. Each year thousands of practices add associates for a myriad of reasons. Some dentists think this is an automatic step in creating a successful practice, while others are extremely reluctant to bring an associate into the practice. Are they right for you? Read more here.

Portable dental x-ray units have the potential to bring care to those who previously could not access it. But will the images taken by these devices in rural or developing areas be as clear as those produced by conventional x-ray systems? A systematic review has compared the data. Read more of Associate Editor Rob Goszkowski's article here.

In the fall of 1937, a sharpshooting Michigan dentist found himself involved in stopping a bank robbery. A World War I veteran who practiced dentistry for more than 30 years, Dr. Frank Hardy's calmness and aim helped bring "stone-hearted killers" to justice. Read Daniel Demer's fascinating story here.

Our next newsletter is Thursday. I'll be coming to you from Chicago Midwinter Meeting. If you are there, please take a moment to say hi. I'd love your feedback on dentistry, your practice, and how DrBicuspid.com can serve you better. We resume our usual Monday and Wednesday publishing schedule next week.

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