What was found in the mouth of the Altamura man?
December 4, 2020 -- Scientists have discovered a nearly complete set of teeth in the Altamura man, an approximately 130,000-year-old Neanderthal skeleton encased in a cave in southern Italy. The findings were published on December 2 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Predicting 5 dental industry trends for 2021
December 4, 2020 -- Every year, industry experts dust off the crystal ball and offer their best educated guesses about what the year ahead will hold. Kyle Francis believes predictions may be riskier than usual this time because our society will soon exit a turbulent year that disrupted normal life and business in ways that are still coming to light. However, he explains why there are plenty of reasons for optimism in the dental sector.  Discuss
In Curve Hero, what year-end reports are important?
December 4, 2020 -- As the year ends, it's very important to know how your business did in 2020 and where you want to see it go in 2021. Data are key to that, so having year-end reports at your fingertips is important. Curve trainer Tracey Thompson offers some advice on how you can access these reports within the Curve Hero practice management software.  Discuss
Is dentistry's recovery from COVID-19 in reverse?
December 3, 2020 -- The ADA Health Policy Institute has reported that patient volumes at dental practices continue to slide. They fell to 76% of pre-COVID-19 levels during the week of November 16, according to a November 30 article from ADA News.  Discuss
How the clinical team can support dental insurance reimbursement
December 3, 2020 -- There is no question that the entire team plays a role in a dental practice receiving insurance reimbursement in a timely manner. A big part of that falls on the clinical team, Clinical Editor Dr. David Rice reminds his colleagues as the end of the year draws near.  Discuss
The importance of finding your own Lt. Andrew Rowan
December 3, 2020 -- Dr. James Anderson believes that a list of core values that you, as a business owner, have taken the time to create should be included in the hiring process for your business. Finding and encouraging the best employees who do excellent work promptly without being micromanaged is worth the extra time and effort, he writes.  Discuss
What factor influences poor oral health the most?
December 2, 2020 -- Economic, social, and environmental factors play a role in poor oral health in adults in California. However, income affected the status of their oral health the most, according to a policy brief released in November by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.  Discuss
5 tips to control aerosols in your dental practice
December 2, 2020 -- One of the biggest discussion points in 2020 has been how to reduce aerosols in the dental practice to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. With that in mind, Dr. Joe Blaes offers five tips that every dentist and team member should know to control aerosols in your practice.  Discuss
Why dentistry must promote that it is essential healthcare
December 2, 2020 -- Dr. Caesar Butura believes it was a mistake to shutter dentistry at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. With COVID-19 cases on the rise and many states weighing their options when it comes to additional shutdowns, he believes now is the time to remind patients and the public that dentistry is essential in the healthcare realm.  Discuss
7 steps to sending clean insurance claims
December 1, 2020 -- One of the top reasons your insurance aging report may be larger than you would like is because your office is not sending clean claims. For a claim to be sent correctly electronically, certain steps must be performed and details included. Ashley Bond gives you seven steps to make sure your claims are getting where they need to go, each and every day.  Discuss
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