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Podcast: What one Colo. man wants everyone to know about HPV
July 10, 2020 -- In this podcast, we sit down with Jay Middleton, an avid biker who recently learned he has cancer resulting from HPV. He talks about his diagnosis, how it's changed things at his dental practice, and the one thing he has begun to champion about fighting this disease.  Discuss
Tooth position and the 2nd deadly sin of smile design
July 10, 2020 -- The smile line, incisal edge position, and midline are key components of smile design. If not considered correctly, they can comprise another deadly sin of smile design. Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses this important trinity and why learning beyond dental school is critical for every dentist.  Discuss
Q&A on dental insurance trends for the remainder of 2020
July 10, 2020 -- Shelley Grandidge sells all types of insurance to individuals, including dental insurance. In a Q&A, we asked her about what she saw with insurance during the height of dentistry's closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic and her forecast for dental insurance needs for the rest of the year.  Discuss
3 candidates to avoid during the current hiring crisis
July 9, 2020 -- The flirt. The oversharer. The unenthusiastic. If any of these three types of people show up to your practice for a job interview, make sure you don't fall for their traps, writes Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Creating consistency with treatment plan estimates
July 9, 2020 -- What do dentists and dental team members need to know to make sure treatment plan estimates are consistent throughout the practice? Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com, offers some ideas and advice.  Discuss
What to know about antibiotics and the risk of cardiovascular death
July 9, 2020 -- The relative safety of azithromycin was first questioned following a study published in 2012, which reported an association between azithromycin use and sudden cardiac death. Now Tom Viola, RPh, discusses why the drug is once again making headlines.  Discuss
3 ways to improve practice revenue in the COVID-19 recovery
July 8, 2020 -- COVID-19 has created a scenario in which every dental practice is facing a business turnaround, and one of the most important factors in any business turnaround is generating revenue. Dr. Roger P. Levin offers his advice to accomplish that goal for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.  Discuss
Ensuring everyone in your practice is on the same page for 2020's 2nd half
July 8, 2020 -- What is a foundational issue to determining the level of your dental practice's success for the rest of 2020 and beyond? Everyone needs to understand exactly what their role is in that success, writes Lynne Leggett.  Discuss
Throat samples may detect SARS-CoV-2 better than nasal specimens
July 8, 2020 -- Testing oropharyngeal secretions for SARS-CoV-2 resulted in fewer false-negative results among patients who seemed to have recovered from the infection, compared with nasal-sample testing, according to a study published on July 2 in the Journal of Dental Research.  Discuss
Does oral bacteria play a role in SARS-CoV-2 severity? Maybe
July 7, 2020 -- High bacterial loads in the mouth may be the reason why some otherwise healthy patients experience more severe SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a new article published on June 26 in the British Dental Journal.  Discuss
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