Levin on social media; dentists vs. the tea party; and counterfeiting materials

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

The federal case against a person convicted of counterfeiting dental materials highlights the need for dental practitioners to be aware that the materials you purchase might not be all that meets the eye. Read the column by Dr. Michael W. Davis here.

The ADA's independent political action committee (PAC) is providing financial support to re-elect Idaho congressman and dentist Dr. Mike Simpson, one of two dentists the group helped get elected. The PAC also provided crucial monetary support for Arizona congressman Dr. Paul Gosar to fend off a tea party challenger. Read Features Editor Donna Domino's article here.

Social media provides excellent opportunities for sharing news about the practice, giving valuable advice about oral health, building relationships, raising brand awareness, and much more. Establish your practice's presence as soon as you can. Read Dr. Roger Levin's column here.

Immediate implant placement and provisionalization in the aesthetic zone results in excellent short-term treatment outcomes for survival and also minimal change of peri-implant tissue dimensions, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology. Read Contributing Editor Rabia Mughal's article here.

What an energizing and fascinating experience it was in Chicago for the Midwinter Meeting. Having the chance to interact with so many practitioners and people committed to making a difference is inspiring. Were you there? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the show and on the future of meetings such as these.

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