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Is your patient a virus superspreader? It may be the teeth
November 23, 2020 -- Patients who have a full set of teeth and a clogged nose may be more likely to spread viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published on November 12 in the Physics of Fluids.  Discuss
Why you should seriously consider 3D printing for your practice
November 23, 2020 -- There is no denying that 3D printing is changing dental care and making treatments more accessible overall, writes Jake Hilburn. From lowering costs to greater accuracy, there are many benefits to incorporating this technology into your practice. Hilburn details the technology basics and benefits.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for customer service
November 23, 2020 -- One of the best ways to compete effectively as a dental practice -- even in a crisis -- is to treat patients with the highest level of customer service and respect. When people feel that you're going out of your way to create an outstanding experience, they develop a stronger loyalty to the practice that results in referrals, case acceptance, and positive reviews.  Discuss
3D printing, imaging reveal prehistoric shark's peculiar jaw
November 20, 2020 -- Researchers used 3D printing and computed tomography imaging to get a better understanding of a prehistoric shark and its unusual jaw, in a study published on November 17 in Communications Biology.  Discuss
Podcast: How cannabis affects your patients and their dental treatment
November 20, 2020 -- With more and more states legalizing medicinal and/or recreational marijuana, Tom Viola, RPh, thinks now is a great time to discuss cannabis and pain control in the dental practice. You may think you know how cannabis affects your dental patients, but Viola has some new information that could surprise you.  Discuss
Why emotional intelligence is key to your success
November 20, 2020 -- Kelly Tanner, PhD, RDH, believes that, in many ways, we miss how crucial emotional intelligence is in the workplace and individually. Emotional intelligence is the ability to adapt and adjust to other people, allowing us to manage ourselves and relationships effectively. In this article, she explains why it is so vital in today's society.  Discuss
Imaging detects big, rare tumor protruding from fetus's mouth
November 19, 2020 -- Doctors recently used prenatal ultrasound to detect a rare 4.6 x 3.6-cm oropharyngeal teratoma protruding from the oral cavity of a fetus. Details of the case were published on November 4 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
How to avoid conflict during uncertain times
November 19, 2020 -- We, as a society, are in a time of turmoil: Most dental practices are adapting reasonably well, but the high levels of stress, chaos, and breakdowns are still occurring, with long-lasting effects, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. In this article, he shares why overcommunicating, extra compassion, sincere empathy, and resiliency are the new buzzwords of success.  Discuss
Defining the differences between treatment services and conditions in Eaglesoft
November 19, 2020 -- Every day, your patients present with conditions and your dentist offers a treatment plan. Knowing how to chart those treatment services is critical for the practice's success and to properly keeping a patient's record updated. Ann-Marie DePalma offers some tips and advice on how to make sure your practice is up to speed on the correct way to note conditions and services in Eaglesoft.  Discuss
How teledentistry will play into dental insurance benefits in 2021 and beyond
November 18, 2020 -- What do dental practices and dental patients need to know about teledentistry as we head into 2021, especially when it comes to the insurance side of the equation? We sat down with Dr. Maria Kunstadter, founder of the TeleDentists, and Dr. Katina Spadoni, dental director at Anthem, to get answers to those questions and more about a technology that is now very much a part of the dental industry.  Discuss
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