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Toothpaste: Is it good for preventing plaque regrowth?
September 18, 2018 -- Standard dental care calls for twice-daily toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste or dentrifice, but it remains unclear if these substances contribute to toothbrushing's effectiveness at inhibiting plaque regrowth. To learn more, researchers reviewed and analyzed the published evidence.  Discuss
What's the best scanning strategy for CAD/CAM restorations?
September 18, 2018 -- Using intraoral scanners for digital impressions is an integral part of any CAD/CAM process. But what is the best strategy for scanning a patient's mouth, and does it differ by type of scanner? Researchers wanted to find out.  Discuss
5 tips to prevent a water-line outbreak at your practice
September 17, 2018 -- When was the last time you tested your water lines? Infection-control expert Jessica Wilson shared her tips for how to maintain your water lines and keep your patients healthy at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for teamwork: Encourage teamwork
September 17, 2018 -- In a well-run practice, each team member's individual responsibilities are clearly spelled out. Yet there are always opportunities for staff members to help others. Think about how teammates can assist each other, and encourage staff members to volunteer for each other when necessary. The more the team works together and supports each other, the better the team as a whole will perform, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Opioids and the dental community
September 14, 2018 -- Dr. Jacob Elefant opened an addiction treatment facility to help patients overcome their addiction to substances such as methamphetamine and opioids. In this Second Opinion, he spells out what dentists and dentistry need to do to address the opioid epidemic.  Discuss
Hormones and oral health: Treatment planning for women
September 13, 2018 -- Women face unique oral health challenges throughout their lifetime, thanks in part to fluctuating hormones, according to a presentation by periodontist Dr. Jacqueline Plemons at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting. She detailed how hormone levels affect women's periodontal health and discussed how to help these patients maintain healthy teeth and gums.  Discuss
5 practical factors in increasing case acceptance
September 13, 2018 -- Case acceptance is a critical factor in practice success, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest monthly column, based on the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs. He shares five practical ways your practice can increase case acceptance.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: 5 things to know before starting your 1st practice
September 12, 2018 -- If running your very own dental practice is your dream, there are a few things you should know before getting started. Experts discussed financing, building, and staffing your first practice at the California Dental Association's recent CDA Presents meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss
7 ways to reduce broken appointments
September 12, 2018 -- When patients cancel at the last minute or don't show up at all, it makes it difficult to meet that day's production goals. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers seven practical, easy-to-implement ideas to help reduce the number of broken appointments.  Discuss
Which file is best for canal glide path preparation?
September 12, 2018 -- When using the WaveOne single-file system to shape a root canal, practitioners often create a glide path before canal preparation to improve performance. Researchers compared three popular systems used to create glide paths to see which performed best.  Discuss
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