Dr. James V. Andersoneditorial@drbicuspid.comOral BacteriaRevealing the monster of periodontal diseaseAs clinicians, how can we successfully motivate patients to banish the monster of periodontitis? Dr. James V. Anderson explores a possible answer.May 24, 2023Team ManagementLeading from the bottom upAs staffing continues to be a challenge for dentistry, dental practices can thrive with a bottom-up leadership style, writes Dr. James V. Anderson.May 10, 2023InsuranceMedical coding integration: A win-win for patients, dentistsRecent changes, including a new code approved for silver diamine fluoride, are a win-win for both patients and dentists, writes Dr. James V. Anderson.April 19, 2023Dental PracticeHow to reinvent yourself in 2023The pandemic caused many dentists to reflect on how they can be happier, more successful, etc. Whether you're contemplating small or big changes, James V. Anderson offers tips on how you can reinvent yourself.March 14, 2023Dental PracticeHow to tell patients that dental care is a need (not a want)Patients need preventive and restorative care. However, when times are tough, they may not have the funds to pay for dental care. Dr. James V. Anderson offers tips on how to communicate with patients who are hesitant about accepting treatment.February 7, 2023InsuranceHow to prevent an insurance auditAdvancements in audit technology allow insurance payers to collect and compare doctors' treatment patterns and billing frequencies submitted by individual providers. Deviating from the norm could mean you're hit with an audit. Dr. James V. Anderson shares tips to prevent an audit at your practice.December 20, 2022Dental PracticeLet's have a conversation (not a presentation)If you want to improve your connection with patients and help them make changes to improve their dental health, then you'll want to practice motivational interviewing and reflective listening, writes Dr. James V. Anderson.December 6, 2022Dental PracticeTechnology is moving dentistry forward despite gloomy dataAccording to statistics, production is down, collections are stagnant, and operational costs are through the roof, causing many dentists to panic. Dr. James V. Anderson shares one key point missing from the big data.November 21, 2022Dental PracticeDealing with patient dissatisfaction and social mediaA negative online review can be damaging and embarrassing for a dental practice. Dr. James V. Anderson shares how to be proactive in addressing patient concerns.November 2, 2022Dental PracticeIs quiet quitting burnout with a new name?A new trend is taking hold in the post-pandemic workforce called quiet quitting. Dr. James V. Anderson shares why you should pay attention to the trend and muses on how the new term may be referring to an old problem: burnout.October 18, 2022Page 1 of 8Next PageTop StoriesAnesthesiaBalanced Pharma’s acid-free anesthetic cartridge gets patentBalanced Pharma has received a second U.S. patent for its local anesthetics cartridge technology.HomeArk. dentist to appear on game show on Memorial DayPediatricsCombined factors lead to fetal development of cleft lipIndustry UpdatesPatterson Companies adds to its leadership teamSponsor ContentWe care about what you think.