TOP DENTAL NEWS
When a toothache isn't really a toothache
May 24, 2018 -- A patient comes into your practice complaining of a toothache, but what happens when the pain isn't originating where the patient feels it? Two orofacial pain experts shared what the red flags are for pain that isn't dental in nature at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Can physician assistants help address oral health needs?
May 24, 2018 -- Seeking to address the lack of available oral healthcare for tens of millions of people in the U.S., the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) launched an initiative in 2010 to improve physician assistants' awareness of oral health issues. Researchers reported on the progress being made at this week's AAPA annual meeting.  Discuss
Dental never events: Moving beyond wrong-tooth extraction
May 23, 2018 -- Can you identify the "never events" in dentistry -- patient care incidents that safety experts agree should never happen? The concept of these never events is familiar in medicine, but its use in dentistry is more limited. An international team of researchers developed a list of dental never events that goes beyond wrong-tooth extraction.  Discuss
Does CAD/CAM prep cause tooth volume loss?
May 23, 2018 -- One concern when using CAD/CAM milled restorations for mandibular first molars is the potential loss of volume during preparation compared with conventionally fabricated restorations. But does this concern stand up to scrutiny? A new study put five types of restorations through their paces to find out.  Discuss
KPIs 101: Make the most of practice management software
May 22, 2018 -- You likely use practice management software, but do you know how to make the most of it? Practice management expert Lee Bentz outlined how dental practices can analyze their success using key performance indicators (KPIs) at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Companies highlight new products
May 22, 2018 -- The California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 is the largest annual dental meeting on the West Coast of the U.S. As part of our continuing coverage, DrBicuspid.com brings you a look at some new products and exclusive industry news.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: How do you detect early caries?
May 21, 2018 -- While early caries detection is a crucial component of patient care, traditional methods of detection may not be as accurate as necessary. In a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, Dr. Ron Kaminer walked a full lecture room through a practical presentation on caries detection methods.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts to help guide your front desk team to success
May 21, 2018 -- Your front desk team is the first and most consistent point of contact for all your patients. It is important that your front desk team project a positive, upbeat, and welcoming attitude in every patient interaction, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Whether making appointments, taking payments, or answering questions, your front desk team has the power to make patients feel good about your practice.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: How a researcher took on Big Tobacco with a stolen drawer
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - A secret laboratory, stolen desk drawer, and quick escape -- learn how addiction researcher Victor DeNoble, PhD, went from being an employee at one of the largest tobacco companies to testifying before Congress about the harms of cigarettes. He shared his story at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: 1st day highlights
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - DrBicuspid.com offers a look at a busy first day at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, covering new products, clinical presentations, industry news, and more.  Discuss
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