Misinformation about root canals still lives on social media November 19, 2019 -- A film that revived junk science, claiming root canals cause serious illnesses like cancer, was removed from streaming platforms this past spring after backlash from the dental community, but it continues to live on social media, according to Poynter Institute's nonprofit project PolitiFact.
Can hypnosis reduce opioid use? Maybe November 19, 2019 -- Can hypnosis and other mind-body therapies reduce the number of opioids needed to treat pain after dental surgery? Maybe, according to the findings of a systematic review recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Discuss
Formlabs launches Formlabs Dental, new 3D printer November 18, 2019 -- After making an impact in the dental lab space for a number of years, Formlabs has now launched a new dental business unit, Formlabs Dental. With the creation of the new business unit, Formlabs intends to make a splash in the growing 3D market for dental practices and the opportunities that are to come for the technology in the next decade. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for team motivation: Inspire your team November 18, 2019 -- How well your team performs is often a direct reflection of how inspired they are. Practice owners must take on the mantle of motivating their teams if they want them to serve patients exceptionally well, take pride in their work, and contribute to practice success, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Discuss
How integrated dental care can help your patients and practice November 15, 2019 -- Integrated healthcare that includes dental, medical, pharmacy, vision, and behavior health provides a better picture of a patient's whole health, leading to better care, lower costs, and improved overall patient satisfaction. Scott Towers, Anthem's president for dental, explains the ways integrated care can help your patients and your professional practice. Discuss
Hire for attitude, aptitude, and alignment of core values November 14, 2019 -- It's that time again -- you need to hire another team member. Before you write your job ad, take time to define your practice philosophy and the values that you bring to the community and your practice. Hire people with the right attitude and aptitude but who also share your philosophy and values, or you will not be happy in the long run, advises Dr. James Anderson. Discuss