TOP DENTAL NEWS
The top reason you need a scanner now isn't what you think
December 13, 2019 -- Scanning and restorative dentistry isn't just about delivering optimum patient care. Dr. David Rice explains how it can become your fast-track ticket to practice growth and success.  Discuss
The biggest challenges DSOs are facing
December 13, 2019 -- Anthony Stefanou and Connect the Dents spoke with top executives and business development directors from emerging and midmarket dental service organizations (DSOs) to determine the biggest challenges DSOs are facing.  Discuss
How to turn a retirement plan into a transition vehicle
December 13, 2019 -- When a dental practice consistently reports high earnings, it is the most opportune time to adopt an employer-sponsored, qualified retirement plan. And the end of the fiscal year for a dental practice is the perfect time to make this transition, according to certified public accountant Bruce Bryen. He explains how to determine if this type of benefit plan is right for your practice.  Discuss
Review suggests link between perio disease, obesity
December 12, 2019 -- Does body weight affect the likelihood that a patient may have periodontal disease? Evidence suggests it does, according to a recent review published in the British Dental Journal.  Discuss
Taking the pain out of switching hats between clinician, CEO
December 12, 2019 -- If you struggle between switching from clinician to business owner throughout the day, dental consultant Lynne Leggett of Victory Dental Management shares some tips to help you painlessly "switch hats."  Discuss
U.S. troops could seek money for medical errors if law passes
December 12, 2019 -- Service members in the U.S. will have the opportunity to seek compensation when they are injured due to military doctors' medical blunders, such as undetected dental problems or inaccurate diagnoses, if a new defense act is signed into law.  Discuss
Ore. clinic admits dirty instruments used on patients
December 11, 2019 -- A healthcare provider that manages a health clinic in Oregon has admitted that a dentist there used instruments that weren't properly sterilized on six patients in November, according to a local news report.  Discuss
One hygienist's perspective of working for a DSO
December 11, 2019 -- What it is really like to work for a dental service organization (DSO)? In the first in a new series that will feature various team members from group practices, dental hygienist Steven JC Dunn offers a real, firsthand account of what it's like to work inside a DSO.  Discuss
Ransomware attack leaves 100 dental practices struggling
December 11, 2019 -- A company in Colorado that specializes in providing IT services to dental practices experienced a ransomware attack that has been plaguing operations at about 100 dental offices since November, according to news reports.  Discuss
Acupuncture eases radiation-induced dry mouth
December 11, 2019 -- Acupuncture should be considered as a preventive measure for radiation-induced dry mouth in patients undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, based on the findings of a new study published on December 6 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
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