TOP DENTAL NEWS
Affordable Care Act 10-year anniversary: Oral health wins and losses
March 27, 2020 -- March 23 marked the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Dental public health expert Nadereh Pourat, PhD, spoke with DrBicuspid.com about some of the oral health wins and losses from the biggest U.S. healthcare overhaul in 50 years.  Discuss
Dentists are asking, 'Should I stay or should I close now?'
March 27, 2020 -- There is certainly no judgment here, but Dr. David Rice discusses why now is the time for dental practices to put the long-term health of dentists, team members, and patients ahead of the short-term goal of keeping a dental practice open during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  Discuss
How every picture tells a story in the dental practice
March 27, 2020 -- If dental professionals do not take adequate notes, capture an intraoral image, or take radiographs to document our diagnoses and support our treatment plans, we will not have the full benefit of factual clinical findings, writes Lisa Wadsworth, RDH.  Discuss
How dental practices should manage hiring during COVID-19 pandemic
March 26, 2020 -- Recruitment strategy is like every other type of business strategy -- it is only as effective as the quality of inputs you have to form it. Unfortunately, COVID-19 creates a lot of uncertainty. With that in mind, Catrinel Hagivreta has five key recommendations to help you stay competitive when it comes to hiring practices.  Discuss
Loss of taste, smell likely signs of COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- Patients who experience loss of taste and smell but are otherwise asymptomatic may be carriers of the novel coronavirus, causing the rapid spread of the outbreak, according to the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery.  Discuss
4 factors affecting which jobs dental assistants take
March 26, 2020 -- How do you get those dental assistants who are willing to go above and beyond for your practice each day? Find out what job factors matter the most when dental assistants are considering positions, and adjust accordingly to land the best and the brightest, writes Robynn Rixse, president of the American Dental Assistants Association.  Discuss
Teledentistry 101: How to get started, billing codes, questions, and more
March 25, 2020 -- In her latest podcast, dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan breaks down what dentists and dental team members need to know about implementing teledentistry into their practices, including answers to frequently asked questions.  Discuss
4 ways to stay productive during the COVID-19 crisis
March 25, 2020 -- These days, many dental practices are seeing their business slowed because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, but Dr. Sheri Doniger shares four ways to ensure your practice and team members stay productive.  Discuss
Teeth tell the stories of people's most impactful life events
March 25, 2020 -- Teeth provide a true, permanent historical record of a person's major life events, including pregnancy, illness, relocation, and incarceration, according to a new study published March 25 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
How teledentistry can help during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
March 24, 2020 -- During these unsettling times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that we, as dental healthcare providers, provide the essential care necessary to our patients and communities through teledentistry, writes Dr. James Anderson.  Discuss