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2 areas to watch as your practice grows
June 25, 2019 -- Have you looked at your stockroom and seen supplies piling up? Are all the overtime hours your team members file legitimate? Practice management consultant Teresa Duncan has been asked how to deal with these two issues often, and she shares some practical advice to help your practice grow.  Discuss
Insurance data show drop in opioid prescriptions by dentists
June 25, 2019 -- An insurance company studied internal data and found that general dentists reduced the number of days of supplied opioids prescribed by 9% over a three-year period, according to research presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting.  Discuss
Most teas increase risk of enamel erosion
June 25, 2019 -- What effects do tea beverages have on your patients' teeth? Researchers tested 460 tea beverages and found that most increase the risk of enamel erosion, according to results presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting.  Discuss
Dental students prefer text to face-to-face communication
June 24, 2019 -- If you'd rather text patients than meet them in person, you might be a millennial. Dental students are far more likely to prefer texting peers and patients, according to research presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for increasing practice production
June 24, 2019 -- Most dentists don't believe it, but they can increase production by 30% to 50% in three years. Dentists are often limited by their current approach to the business of dentistry. By identifying and rooting out system deficiencies, any practice can grow dramatically without demanding more time from the dentist and team, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Study: Use extra-narrow implants as indicated for success
June 24, 2019 -- Extra-narrow implants can fit into spaces that other implants can't but have limited indications. However, some practitioners use them in clinical situations that may risk failure. Researchers tested the biomechanical behavior of these implants and found that following the manufacturer's recommendations was the key to success.  Discuss
Study examines sexual harassment rates at dental meeting
June 21, 2019 -- One in five attendees at a major dental research conference experienced some form of sexual harassment at recent meetings, according to survey results presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
New sedation guidelines call for 2 experts per procedure
June 21, 2019 -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics have updated their sedation guidelines for the first time in three years. The new guidelines call for two trained personnel to be present when providing deep sedation or general anesthesia to children.  Discuss
Dental expenses qualify for new tax-preferred account
June 21, 2019 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a rule on June 20 that expands the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). The new policy creates a special type of HRA that employees can use for dental premiums and other qualified medical expenses.  Discuss
Study measures restoratives' survival rate in frail older adults
June 20, 2019 -- Do restoratives last when placed in frail older adults who live in long-term care facilities? In promising news for these residents, they do, according to a presentation on June 20 at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
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