FDA calls for high-risk patients to avoid dental amalgam
September 25, 2020 -- Instead of recommending a complete ban of dental amalgam, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising that high-risk individuals, such as pregnant women, avoid getting these fillings "whenever possible and appropriate."  Discuss
A step-by-step guide for dentists starting to use Pinterest for marketing
September 25, 2020 -- Pinterest is not your average social media platform because it's a visual search engine, writes Katie Hess, RDH. She believes Pinterest is a great fit for dental practices that blog, take lots of before-and-after pictures, host podcasts, or sell products through their website. In this article, she explains how to get started.  Discuss
Why you need to know about this acronym -- and why your patients will thank you for it
September 25, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses the importance of computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD). He details why this has become a favorite dental acronym of his, and why he believes CCLAD can be a benefit to your practice and patients.  Discuss
Are patients in your state getting vaccinated?
September 24, 2020 -- Support for a COVID-19 vaccine continues to wane even as companies report being closer to bringing one to the public. This may not be surprising, considering people in many U.S. states don't get inoculated for other diseases such as polio and the flu.  Discuss
Social responsibility: Dentistry's costly omission
September 24, 2020 -- There's a key piece missing to the true mission of dentistry right now, opines Dr. Marc Cooper. In today's world, he believes dentistry has lost sight of its mission to act in the best interest of society as a whole. He shares his thoughts and beliefs on what could turn things around in this article.  Discuss
Understanding the significance of dental practice valuations during COVID-19
September 24, 2020 -- Who would acquire a dental practice without some due diligence? During the period of COVID-19's economic effect on all businesses, it is especially important for the review of the dental practice valuation and the significance it plays in the soon-to-be-made purchase, writes Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA.  Discuss
Low doses of Botox may help TMJ pain without bone loss
September 23, 2020 -- Short-term, low doses of botulinum toxin (Botox) can be used to manage pain related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) without causing jawbone loss, according to a study published on September 3 in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation.  Discuss
Create a culture of safety before education to ensure patients' trust
September 23, 2020 -- With COVID-19 now a part our society, how are you ensuring that your patients and team members feel safe? Dr. James Anderson offers some advice about what must be done to create a sense of safety for all in the practice, and why that's important for your business.  Discuss
One consultant's top 3 reports you should be reviewing
September 23, 2020 -- A recently posed question started Lynne Leggett, founder and CEO of Victory Dental Management, thinking about which reports can benefit dental practices for the rest of 2020 and beyond. So much data are available. How do you know which reports can help you the most? She offers some advice.  Discuss
Sleep apnea may affect COVID-19 severity
September 22, 2020 -- Patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for more severe complications from COVID-19, according to a new study published on September 8 in Sleep Medicine Reviews.  Discuss
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