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Does oral bacteria play a role in SARS-CoV-2 severity? Maybe
July 7, 2020 -- High bacterial loads in the mouth may be the reason why some otherwise healthy patients experience more severe SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a new article published on June 26 in the British Dental Journal.  Discuss
Creative cooperation in the wake of a pandemic
July 7, 2020 -- What we see, hear, and experience can undoubtedly affect our moods and ability to focus on what is in front of us, writes Dr. James Anderson. In this article, Dr. Anderson explains how staying connected to your community and the words you speak and the actions you show to your patients and fellow team members are more important than ever.  Discuss
3 steps to maximizing PPP loan forgiveness
July 7, 2020 -- Dental practices were among the businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 shutdowns, and many dentists took advantage of the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as a result. Mark Schmidt, CEO of Fund-Ex Solutions Group, believes now is the time to prepare for the loan forgiveness portion of your PPP loan, and he gives you the steps to follow.  Discuss
Rare tumor linked to lingual nerve removed from floor of woman's mouth
July 6, 2020 -- A woman who experienced tongue pain and taste changes for 18 months felt relief when a rare tumor linked to her lingual nerve was removed. Her symptoms stumped a dentist and were later misdiagnosed as a sialolith, according to a case report published on June 28 in BMJ Case Reports.  Discuss
3 steps to developing your dental office's social media content calendar
July 6, 2020 -- Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari believes that, although it is a little bit of a time investment upfront, planning out your social media content as opposed to posting on the fly can lead to a much more cohesive and successful outcome. In this article, she discusses why planning is the ultimate key to success with social media.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for communicating with staff
July 6, 2020 -- To lead effectively, you must communicate effectively. During a crisis, you must be intentional, honest, and meaningful. Your staff is looking to you for answers and direction now more than ever, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
How 2 new La. bills could affect your practice
July 2, 2020 -- Two bills were recently passed in Louisiana that dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan calls a "huge victory." Could these two bills pave the way for legislation in your state that could benefit your practice's bottom line? Duncan explains their significance and potential impact.  Discuss
Dr. Sheri Doniger on the lessons she learned from the 1st half of 2020
July 2, 2020 -- A lot has changed for the dental industry in the first six months of the year. Dr. Sheri Doniger discusses those changes and how they've affected her practice, patients, and the dental industry overall. Will dentistry miss the "good old days" or move forward, adapt, and change?  Discuss
Pneumonia cases may dip at nursing homes with oral care programs
July 2, 2020 -- Equipping nursing home staff with proper training and techniques to provide effective oral care to residents reduced the number of pneumonia cases at facilities during the first year of a two-year study. However, a lack of significant results in the second year raised red flags about the sustainability of mouth care programs.  Discuss
What every dentist and team member should know about these 2 drugs
July 1, 2020 -- A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning regarding gabapentin and pregabalin recently caught the eye of Tom Viola, RPh. Now, he has some advice to share with DrBicuspid.com readers on why the warning is something they should understand and heed.  Discuss
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