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Are bug wing-inspired antimicrobial implants coming?
August 10, 2020 -- Medical technology company Anisop and the University of South Australia plan to use nanoengineering concepts to develop new antimicrobial dental implants that mimic the surface of insect wings resistant to infection.  Discuss
Dr. Mark T. Murphy on the business-related benefits of an intraoral scanner
August 10, 2020 -- How can the use of an intraoral scanner affect your practice? Dr. Mark T. Murphy shares insights from his practice and what an intraoral scanner has done to boost his business and help his practice stay current in the eyes of his patients.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building cash
August 10, 2020 -- There's an old expression that "cash is king." We now live in a time when this couldn't be truer. In a business turnaround, revenue is critical and leads to the accumulation of cash. And cash is the fortress you want to build around your practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Second opinion: Why dentists, rather than dental technology, will be the future's biggest change
August 7, 2020 -- Dr. Marc Cooper believes that current events have changed our world forever. That includes the interconnection that he sees our society currently undergoing and how that interconnection will disrupt where dentistry fits into the healthcare spectrum.  Discuss
Don't let the tissue be the issue in your smile design
August 7, 2020 -- As he continues his discussion of the seven deadly sins of smile design, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, gives his thoughts on how often the gingiva is overlooked. He compares its importance in the smile design scheme to the frame surrounding a desired photo.  Discuss
NY governor tells insurers they should seek PPE refunds from providers
August 7, 2020 -- Dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan details recent guidance released from the state of New York's Department of Financial Services. The department has received numerous complaints regarding dental practices charging for personal protective equipment (PPE).  Discuss
Gum disease may affect COVID-19 severity
August 6, 2020 -- Patients with inflammation caused by periodontitis may experience more severe COVID-19 complications, according to an article published online July 30 in the Journal of the California Dental Association.  Discuss
Q&A with Dr. Sam Low on dental aerosols, lasers, and the role of the hygienist after COVID-19
August 6, 2020 -- In a one-on-one interview, Dr. Sam Low chats with DrBicuspid.com Editor-in-Chief Kevin Henry about a number of topics, including the future of dental hygiene as well as how dentistry has changed since the COVID-19 disruption.  Discuss
The 3 Cs to thriving during the pandemic
August 6, 2020 -- Over the past six months as the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, the "experts" have been telling us that our lives will never be the same. While change is inevitable, there are fundamentals that always hold true in what makes an organization thrive even during the most challenging times, writes Bassim Michael, CPA, CVA.  Discuss
Dental implant fails twice from growth of rare cystic lining
August 5, 2020 -- A patient's dental implant failed twice due to a cystic lining growing around it, in a rare case that was detected without signs of periapical radiolucency on an x-ray, according to a case report.  Discuss
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