Dr. Teresa Yangeditorial@drbicuspid.comPatient Communication8 patient behaviors that dentists hateIn an excerpt from her new book, Dr. Teresa Yang shares eight patient behaviors that are dentists’ biggest pet peeves.August 9, 2023Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryFacing osteosarcoma in the age of InstagramLike many 30-something-year-old women, Jen Taylor chronicles her life on the social media platform Instagram. In Taylor's case, her profile also serves as an outlet for documenting her life after she was diagnosed with cancer in her maxilla in her late 20s. Dr. Teresa Yang shares Taylor's story.October 24, 2022Infection ControlI misdiagnosed my daughter with COVID handsA few months ago, Dr. Teresa Yang visited her daughter in Northern California. As mothers do, she took a silent inventory of her daughter. Was she eating enough? Did she look happy? Then she noticed her fingers. A trip to urgent care confirmed the diagnosis of a condition familiar to oral health professionals.July 20, 2022RestorationsWill automation, rising costs make dental labs obsolete?A labor shortage, rising costs, and increasing automation are leading to big changes in the dental lab industry. Dr. Teresa Yang summarized how these trends are affecting dental labs and what smaller labs can do to compete in the modern era.November 10, 2021Dental PracticeSecond Opinion: This is what the public thinks of usThe public's perception of greedy dentists is on full display as Congress determines whether to earmark money for Medicare dental benefits. In this Second Opinion piece, Dr. Teresa Yang argues that dentists and the ADA have a responsibility to show the selfless side of dentistry.September 22, 2021Dental EducationWhat you need to know about dental honor societiesUnless you've had a mentor involved in a dental honor society, chances are you have only heard of them in passing or know they have something to do with the alphabet soup of letters behind a dentist's name. Dr. Teresa Yang gives an overview of four such societies and their fellowship requirements.June 16, 2021Dental HygieneWhat you need to know about at-home teeth whitenersStroll down the dental aisle at your local grocery store and you'll see an array of products promising to whiten your teeth. It's enough to cause decision paralysis, writes Dr. Teresa Yang. In this article, she breaks down the effectiveness of three over-the-counter whitening products.June 10, 2021Practice SalesIs now a good time to sell or buy a dental practice?Is it a buyer's or seller's market right now when it comes to dental practices? Dr. Teresa Yang spoke with a pair of dental practice brokers to get their opinions on the market, as well as what is necessary if you're looking to either buy or sell a practice in the age of COVID-19.January 17, 2021Dental PracticeManaging patient conflicts: How to stay out of troubleYour patient seemed happy when he or she left the operatory. However, after a few days, the person's attitude has changed and you're getting a phone call or seeing an unhappy post on social media. How can this be prevented? What can you do after it happens? Dr. Teresa Yang offers tips and advice.November 11, 2020Dental PracticePreventing patient conflict: How to stay out of troubleIn these stress-filled times, opportunities for conflict seem to be everywhere. That includes your dental practice, where misunderstandings with patients can become nightmares. But what if you could slow or stop the problems before they even start? Dr. Teresa Yang discusses some ways to do just that.November 2, 2020Page 1 of 2Next PageTop StoriesDental HygieneOral health tied to HNC survivalBetter oral health is tied to increased survival from head and neck cancer (HNC).HomeGa. dentist has the world’s largest trove of toothpaste tubesDental HygieneStudents turn to lotus plant to design fog-free face masksDental AssistantDANB to offer RHS exam in Spanish in 2024Sponsor ContentWe care about what you think.