Dr. Margaret Scarletteditorial@drbicuspid.comInsuranceSecond Opinion: Data needed now for dental Medicare planPolitical lobbying around Medicare dental benefits misses one key point: Seniors need dental benefits now. In this Second Opinion piece, Dr. Margaret Scarlett writes why data collection is essential to creating an immediate program that works for Medicare beneficiaries and small business dentists.October 20, 2021Patient CommunicationClearing up the WHO chaos with clear patient communicationIn the wake of the recent statement from the World Health Organization (WHO), there are three critical messages dental practices need to convey to their patients, writes Dr. Margaret Scarlett. She discusses those messages, as well as why it's so important to alleviate fears while practicing safe dentistry in the time of COVID-19.September 7, 2020Dental PracticeTips for wading through the chaos about the safety of dental careDr. Margaret Scarlett writes that patients were confused by the limitation of dental care to emergencies in March and April and the reopening in May and June. Then, in mid-August, a statement from the World Health Organization again urged deferral of routine dental care. How do we allay the fears of nervous dental team members and patients? She offers some advice and ideas.August 31, 2020Dental PracticeTips for preparing for the 'new normal' in dentistryDr. Margaret Scarlett has a simple message: Reopening your practice doesn't mean you'll be practicing dentistry the same way you were at the start of the year. She offers some advice and thoughts on what needs to change within the practice when patients begin to come back.April 30, 2020Dental PracticeWhen can I reopen my practice safely? Rely on data, not datesLike so many of you, Dr. Margaret Scarlett is ready to start seeing nonemergency patients again. When might that happen? Dr. Scarlett gives you her ideas on why some key indicators will play a bigger role in that decision than anything else.April 15, 2020Page 1 of 1Top StoriesOral & Maxillofacial SurgeryDental techniques to know in 2024: 5 questions on 3rd-molar tooth bud ablationCould this dental technique become part of everyday dentistry in 2024?RestorationsWant to restore teeth? Maybe crack some eggsLegal IssuesDentist sentenced for claims of swapping scripts for cocaineOrganized DentistryABOMS names its 2023-2024 presidentSponsor ContentTelehealth for Dentistry? Yes, for Patient Convenience, Practice Efficiency.