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Dentistry shows signs of recovery from COVID-19
June 2, 2020 -- A whopping 65% of dental practices had reopened as of May 18 and patient volumes have risen, indicating that the industry is recovering from shutdowns due to COVID-19, according to new data from the ADA Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
Follow the 3 Rs to thrive after a crisis: Reset, restructure, ROI
June 2, 2020 -- If dental practices are focused and keep their eyes on activities that produce a return on investment (ROI), run lean and mean businesses, and watch their net profits, they will not only survive this pandemic but also thrive in any other crisis, writes Dr. Emily Letran.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Setting up an in-office membership plan
June 2, 2020 -- What do dental practices need to know to set up a successful in-office membership plan? How can it be set up in Dentrix? Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com, offers some ideas and advice.  Discuss
5 ways to improve the post-COVID-19 dental patient experience
June 1, 2020 -- Katie Hess, RDH, believes that in the coming days, dentistry will have an opportunity not only to help patients achieve dental and physical health but also to play a more important role in their emotional health.  Discuss
Your working parents are feeling the most COVID-19 stress
June 1, 2020 -- Striking a balance between work and home has always been a challenge for parents. COVID-19 has raised the stakes, with about 60% of workers in a new survey reporting that they have had no outside help in caring for and educating their children during the pandemic.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for working remotely
June 1, 2020 -- You may not be seeing patients steadily, but you can still get some work done. All of the things that get put on the back burner can now go to the top of your list, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Inside a DSO: What it was like for this dentist during the COVID-19 limitations
May 29, 2020 -- We spoke with a dentist working for a dental service organization (DSO) about the events of the recent weeks, including the perceived benefits of having a corporate entity to help with financial and employment questions. Dr. Ashley Keen-Ramirez shares her opinions in this Q&A.  Discuss
Minimizing aerosols, improving isolation with rubber dam usage as dental practices return to business
May 29, 2020 -- With dental practices returning to full patient loads, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses the importance of using rubber dams to minimize aerosols. He also discusses one of the products he uses in his practice to help in his restorative process, especially with isolation.  Discuss
A day of vaping alters the mouth, ups risk of oral disease
May 29, 2020 -- Vaping or using electronic cigarettes changes a person's biofilm within 24 hours of exposure, according to a study published on May 27 in Science Advances. Months of vaping left oral cavities resembling those of patients with severe periodontitis.  Discuss
Oral ulcers may be sign of the virus that causes COVID-19
May 28, 2020 -- Painful ulcers in the oral cavity may be linked to SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19, according to an article published on May 5 in Oral Diseases. This is thought to be the first reported case of oral lesions being a possible symptom of COVID-19, the authors noted.  Discuss
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