4 practical ways to win the stress game
July 19, 2018 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin explores practical ways you can tackle stress in his latest monthly column, based on the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs, an organization focused on the business of successful dentistry. This month, Dr. Levin shares ways you can decrease and manage your stress.  Discuss
Researchers discover pain relief pathway with fewer opioids
July 19, 2018 -- Better relief for acute pain using fewer opioids may be on the horizon thanks to new research into a chemical compound that targets multiple pain receptors. Researchers found that the addition of one type of protein provided better pain relief at a lower morphine dose in rodents.  Discuss
7-year trends for U.S. dental production: Part 1
July 18, 2018 -- It's always an excellent idea for dentists and team members to know what numbers are making an impact on their practice's bottom line and to have some numbers for comparison to see how well you're doing. Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the seven-year trends of five key numbers in the first of a two-part series.  Discuss
Cobalt-chromium crowns top abutment adherence testing
July 18, 2018 -- As two-piece implants have become standard, adherence of the crown to the abutment is critical for implant success. Researchers tested four different CAD/CAM implant-supported crown materials to measure their retention values and found cobalt-chromium crowns offered the most resistance.  Discuss
Review compares treatment success of injectable anesthetics
July 17, 2018 -- One reason patients cite for avoiding dental treatment is fear of pain during and after a procedure. Researchers conducted a comprehensive review of published studies to see if one injectable anesthetic worked better than others in different clinical situations. Their findings might help guide your clinical practice.  Discuss
5 key performance aspects for new dental office receptionists
July 17, 2018 -- Does your practice need to hire a receptionist? Have you thought about the receptionist's role and how the team member can rock the position's responsibilities? Laura Hatch, founder of Front Office Rocks, has thought about it and offers five key performance aspects for new receptionists.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for negative feedback: Handling unsatisfied patients
July 16, 2018 -- Even under the best circumstances, patients can become dissatisfied. So it's inevitable that you will have to deal with unhappy patients. Remember that a problem is an opportunity to improve performance. When an issue is resolved quickly and properly, the relationship between the practice and patients can be maintained and strengthened, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
CBCT demonstrates superiority for periodontal evaluation
July 16, 2018 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) shows promise for periodontal diagnosis, but how does its use measure up against conventional imaging? To learn more, researchers compared the results of studies on the use of CBCT for assessing periodontal conditions and parameters.  Discuss
Survey your patients for higher hygiene numbers
July 13, 2018 -- Is there a way to help start the conversation with your patients about needed treatment and also boost your practice's hygiene production numbers? Practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests having your patients fill out a hygiene practice survey, which will help your practice zone in on patient concerns while opening the treatment discussion.  Discuss
ADA predicts more dentists through 2037
July 12, 2018 -- The number of full-time dentists in the U.S. is projected to increase through 2037, according to a new ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI) brief. The new estimates are the latest from the institute and an update to a similar report from 2016.  Discuss
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