Forget full crowns: CAD/CAM for conservative restorations
May 13, 2021 -- CAD/CAM, tooth-colored materials, and improved bonding technologies are allowing dentists more options than ever for placing minimally invasive posterior restorations. Dr. Steven Gold will address this very topic in his presentation at the California Dental Association spring meeting. Read More
Sibling-guided method used to capture 3D shape of faces
May 13, 2021 -- Researchers used facial similarities in siblings to help develop a new way to capture the 3D shape of a human face in a study published on May 13 in PLOS Genetics. The findings could pave the way for advancements in development biology, medical genetics, and forensic sciences. Read More
Book excerpt: The Patient First Manifesto
May 13, 2021 -- Empathy, at first glance, seems like the benchmark we should all shoot for. But is that really the case? Dr. Bryan Laskin breaks down this moral quandary in an excerpt from his new book, The Patient First Manifesto. Read More
Best practices bring positive results
May 13, 2021 -- Have you ever wondered why a particular day in the office was better than any other day that week? It's not just a fluke. Dr. James Anderson breaks down the steps to help you have more "best practice" days in your office. Read More
Feeling burned out? Here's what to do about it
May 13, 2021 -- Researchers had noticed an increasing trend of dental professionals and dental students reporting burnout. So when the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, it only exacerbated the phenomenon of burnout among dental professionals and other types of healthcare workers. Read More
6 healthy habits for reducing debt
May 13, 2021 -- If you haven't been able to pay off your credit card balances by the end of the billing cycle or pay down a student loan as quickly as the loan holder would like, take heart. We know debt can drag you down. Here's the thing though: It doesn't have to be that way. Read More
6 strategies to up your leadership game
May 13, 2021 -- Gen. Douglas MacArthur, one of the most distinguished U.S. military leaders, was not a dentist and never led a dental practice. But when consultants who coach dental professionals on how to make practices thrive think about leadership, many think of a quote attributed to MacArthur. Read More
Woman's mouth sensations return after prompt dental nerve repair
May 12, 2021 -- A woman in Japan can once again feel pain and temperature in her mouth thanks to the immediate repair of her alveolar nerve, which was damaged during jaw surgery. The case report was published on May 10 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology. Read More
Maintaining the patient relationship via teledentistry
May 12, 2021 -- Teledentistry is an excellent supplement to in-person care, writes Dr. Oleg Drut. Learn how his New York-based orthodontic practices adopted teledentistry at the beginning of the pandemic and then transitioned to using virtual care as a revenue-generating supplement. Read More
1 in 16 dental hygienists still not working due to COVID-19
May 11, 2021 -- Approximately 6% of dental hygienists who had been employed were not working as of March -- a slight improvement over the prior few months, according to a webinar hosted by the ADA and the American Dental Hygienists' Association on May 4. Read More
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