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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
Creative cooperation in the wake of a pandemic
July 7, 2020 -- What we see, hear, and experience can undoubtedly affect our moods and ability to focus on what is in front of us, writes Dr. James Anderson. In this article, Dr. Anderson explains how staying connected to your community and the words you speak and the actions you show to your patients and fellow team members are more important than ever.  Discuss
3 steps to maximizing PPP loan forgiveness
July 7, 2020 -- Dental practices were among the businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 shutdowns, and many dentists took advantage of the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as a result. Mark Schmidt, CEO of Fund-Ex Solutions Group, believes now is the time to prepare for the loan forgiveness portion of your PPP loan, and he gives you the steps to follow.  Discuss
Rare tumor linked to lingual nerve removed from floor of woman's mouth
July 6, 2020 -- A woman who experienced tongue pain and taste changes for 18 months felt relief when a rare tumor linked to her lingual nerve was removed. Her symptoms stumped a dentist and were later misdiagnosed as a sialolith, according to a case report published on June 28 in BMJ Case Reports.  Discuss
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