Questions to ask before embracing digital dentistry
March 19, 2019 -- Dentists are inundated with information about new technologies, writes digital dentistry expert Christien Kopas. Should you embrace this technology? She offers a list of questions to ask yourself about the technology and how you will use it in your practice to help clarify the decision-making process.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Should you change your scrap recycling program?
March 19, 2019 -- In this Second Opinion, Bob Torrissi of Garfield Refining focuses on two subjects you probably don't think about often: the prices of precious metals used in dentistry and your practice's scrap recycling program. Torrissi notes that practices may be missing out on additional income by not taking advantage of changes in the prices of these metals.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for maximizing your practice's value
March 18, 2019 -- A dental practice is an asset. Unfortunately, most dentists don't view their practices in this way until they get close to retirement. Practice leaders must continue to build value in their practices throughout their entire career to ensure the greatest return on investment, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises.  Discuss
5 strategic ideas for building a better online reputation
March 18, 2019 -- As a dentist, you already know the power of online reviews. Everyone fears the dreaded negative review, but your day can instantly be made when a loyal patient boasts about you and your practice for everyone to see. So how can you get more boasts for your excellent patient care? Melissa Mickelson of ProSites offers five strategic ideas.  Discuss
2 is too late: Early intervention shines in new study
March 15, 2019 -- When it comes to preventing early childhood caries, 2 years old may truly be too late. A new study found 3-year-old children who received dental care from infancy had significantly better oral health than those who started getting care at 2 years of age.  Discuss
Quality measurements have unintended consequences, challenges
March 15, 2019 -- Instituting dental quality measures has become important for improving outcomes and reducing costs. However, unexpected challenges have emerged, according to the authors of a new article in BMC Oral Health. They discussed these challenges, including the incentivization of unethical behavior.  Discuss
Product highlights from IDS 2019: Part 2
March 14, 2019 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - Dental journalist Kevin Henry offers the second part of his roundup of some of the new products and services from the 2019 International Dental Show (IDS). This edition features new products and services from companies such as Acteon, Carestream Dental, and more.  Discuss
5 practical questions to ask yourself about dental insurance
March 14, 2019 -- Dental insurance is a complex issue, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest column. He poses five practical questions to ask yourself to find out if you are getting what you need from your insurance reimbursements.  Discuss
DSO Mid-Atlantic focuses on practitioner empowerment
March 13, 2019 -- In one of the largest transactions involving a dental support organization (DSO), Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners acquired the 68 practices of Birner Dental Management in October 2018. spoke with Mid-Atlantic CEO Mitchell Goldman about what the acquisition means for the practitioners, the DSO's plans for the future, and other topics.  Discuss
Dental students best hygienists at scaling in new study
March 13, 2019 -- Dental students may be better at scaling and root planing than their hygiene counterparts, according to the findings of a new study. Dental students in Switzerland more effectively scaled a maxillary left canine model than both dental hygiene students and experienced hygienists.  Discuss
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