TOP DENTAL NEWS
How practices can best manage inappropriate patient behaviors
November 15, 2018 -- Dr. Lisa Knowles addresses an important topic: managing -- and addressing -- inappropriate patient behaviors. As Dr. Knowles writes, these situations must be addressed with empathy and directness.  Discuss
MetLife again tops list of large-group dental carriers
November 14, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com brings you an updated list of the top five large-group dental carriers in the U.S. While it is no surprise that MetLife is the first company on the list, four of the five companies saw their total dental premiums drop from 2017 to 2018.  Discuss
Exercise and dental health are interlinked
November 14, 2018 -- Alvin Danenberg, DDS, tells his patients that their gut and health are dependent on moving their body. But many of his patients don't know that even dental health is indirectly affected by healthy exercise. In his latest column, he outlines recent studies with a clear message about oral and overall health.  Discuss
Study reports epinephrine safe in heart failure patients
November 13, 2018 -- Should epinephrine be used with local anesthesia for dental procedures in adult patients who previously had heart failure? Researchers reported their answer to this question in a poster at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions on November 11.  Discuss
Study: Oral disorders top global health burdens
November 13, 2018 -- In a major new study, oral disorders such as caries, periodontal disease, and edentulism were the most-reported health disorders worldwide in 2017 for both men and women. The good news is that, except for periodontitis, the prevalence of these disorders appears to be decreasing.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for professionalism: Always be professional
November 12, 2018 -- Your dental office must always project professionalism through every facet of the practice. A professional image will impress your patients and help set a positive tone for their experience in your practice, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 15
November 12, 2018 -- Time is running out to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Voting ends on November 15, 2018.  Discuss
3 states vote to expand Medicaid
November 9, 2018 -- Voters in three U.S. states elected to expand Medicaid benefits in the midterm election on November 6. The expansion will provide healthcare coverage to thousands of more people in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah, but only beneficiaries in some states will gain access to dental benefits.  Discuss
Is better oral health knowledge the key to healthier gums?
November 8, 2018 -- What does oral health literacy have to do with periodontal health? Could improving oral health knowledge boost oral health? A new study examined the relationship between these issues and how it may affect treatment outcomes.  Discuss
U.S. voters decide on dental-related issues
November 7, 2018 -- U.S. citizens headed to the polls on November 6 to weigh in on a number of dental-related issues in the midterm election. Local and state ballot measures ranged from community water fluoridation to the future of soda taxes, and five dentists were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Discuss
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