WHO's call to halt oral care in COVID-19 hotbeds gets icy replies
August 14, 2020 -- Associations and dentists are reeling from the World Health Organization's (WHO) recent recommendation to postpone routine dental checkups in areas with community spread of COVID-19 to protect dental teams and patients from potential infection-spreading aerosols.  Discuss
One consultant's top 3 reflections (so far) during the COVID-19 pandemic
August 14, 2020 -- Everyone has learned something from the time period since COVID-19 came into our lives. Lynne Leggett, founder and CEO of Victory Dental Management, shares her top three reflections from the past five months and, within that context, offers some advice for dental practices.  Discuss
Billing dental insurance for the locum tenens dentist
August 14, 2020 -- No practicing dentist likes to think that there will be a day when he or she can't make it into the office from an injury, illness, or family crisis. Most of us don't plan for anything contrary to happen. However, Dr. James Anderson explains why you should have an emergency plan in place and how that emergency impacts your practice's insurance claims.  Discuss
Dentistry's rebound levels off -- with a potential patient drop on the horizon
August 13, 2020 -- Dentistry's recovery from COVID-19 is creeping toward an expected plateau, and a drop-off in patients may be on the horizon, according to new data from the ADA's Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
How Pinterest can help you grow your dental practice
August 13, 2020 -- Think Pinterest is just for housewives and wedding planning? Think again, says Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari. In this article, she discusses why Pinterest should be part of every dental practice's social media plan and how you can get started building an audience on the platform.  Discuss
5 tips to help boost your dental business
August 13, 2020 -- Being married to a dentist for the past 30 years, Christine Taxin has had plenty of insight into to the good and bad of running a dental business. In this article, she asks some hard questions and provides some tips on how to improve your dental practice's bottom line.  Discuss
Dental HR expert gives update on Families First Coronavirus Response Act
August 12, 2020 -- Just when we thought there was some clarity about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act exemption for healthcare providers, the plot thickens, says dental human resources expert Tim Twigg. He details some important changes that have occurred and what might lie ahead for dentists and dental team members.  Discuss
Is an electric cooker the answer to sanitizing N95s for reuse?
August 12, 2020 -- Dry heat generated by electric rice cookers, pressure multicookers, and ovens may decontaminate N95 respirators, making them safe for reuse, according to an article published on July 15 in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.  Discuss
Second opinion: Are today's dentists experiencing anosognosia?
August 12, 2020 -- In the wake of COVID-19, Dr. Marc Cooper believes that many dentists carry with them the weight of anosognosia, a condition in which a person with a disability is unaware that he or she has a disability. He tells readers why now is the time to become aware of this condition in order to boost business for the rest of the year and beyond.  Discuss
Podcast: Dental infection control expert Mary Govoni on new CDC guidance, COVID-19 myths
August 11, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has once again updated and released its guidance for dental practices. We asked dental infection control expert Mary Govoni what the changes mean and also spoke with her about a myth that is circulating regarding your dental patients and COVID-19.  Discuss
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