TOP DENTAL NEWS announces 2019 Dental Excellence Award winners
January 28, 2020 -- After receiving a record number of votes from our community members, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Dental Excellence Awards, honoring the best new products and services in dentistry.  Discuss
Tips to grow your Invisalign business
January 28, 2020 -- Ryan Molis, DDS, believes he has cracked the code for dental practices to become successful while offering Invisalign products (Align Technology). He has founded his coaching business on this premise, and he has gathered quite the following from Invisalign providers in a very short amount of time.  Discuss
Oral-B investigating claim of glass in its toothpaste
January 28, 2020 -- Procter & Gamble's Oral-B is investigating claims made by a New Zealand woman that she found shards of glass in a tube of its toothpaste, according to a statement released January 24 by the oral care company.  Discuss
Dental office settles to resolve claims of patient overbilling
January 27, 2020 -- A dental practice in Maryland has agreed to waive outstanding charges for services it provided during a two-year period and to pay $48,000 to resolve allegations that the office overbilled patients, according to the Maryland Office of the Attorney General.  Discuss
NC ends prior dental exam rule
January 27, 2020 -- North Carolina has amended its prior-exam rule, allowing public health dental hygienists to perform preventive dental procedures on patients who have not been previously evaluated by a dentist and without a dentist present. The rule change takes effect on February 1.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for feedback: Create an environment where feedback is welcome
January 27, 2020 -- Whether from patients or team members, constructive feedback can help you increase efficiency, profitability, and career satisfaction. You should always make sure that both your patients and staff know that you value their opinions, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Woman sues, claiming dental office sent unsolicited texts
January 24, 2020 -- A woman in Florida is suing a dental practice, claiming it used an automatic telephone dialing system to send her and other patients thousands of unsolicited texts, like "We are open today!" She says the barrage of messages was a nuisance, invaded her privacy, and violated U.S. robocall laws.  Discuss
An important note to remember about your toothpaste choice
January 24, 2020 -- Toothpastes have become like Hallmark holidays -- there's one for everything, such as for caries prevention, tartar control, teeth sensitivity, and whitening. For our patients' sake, it's time to become educated, especially about relative dentin abrasivity, advises Dr. David Rice.  Discuss
HR advice on one of last week's most-read articles
January 24, 2020 -- Last week, one of the most-read articles on was about the Wisconsin dental assistant who claims she was fired after her pro-President Trump comments on Facebook led to a bad review of the dental practice where she worked. Paul Edwards of CEDR HR Solutions offers a human resources point of view of the case.  Discuss
2020 health trends -- and what dentists can do about them
January 23, 2020 -- Rising levels of chronic disease, a workforce increasingly plagued by ill health, and skyrocketing medical costs -- these are just some of the health trends to watch in the next decade, according to a commentary in the January edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association.  Discuss
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