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When dental implants are NOT the answer for your patients
February 20, 2020 -- Maximize dental implant therapy when it is your best option. Maximize Mother Nature when her solution is superior. This is the advice from Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com.  Discuss
Proper clinical notes are necessary for dental claims payment
February 20, 2020 -- Clinical notes have always been a standard for creating narratives that get claims paid because they support the necessity for the services rendered. "If it isn't written, it didn't happen" still rules the courts when it comes to proper documentation of care, writes Dr. James Anderson.  Discuss
Endodontic trends to watch this decade
February 20, 2020 -- During the recent Seattle Study Club Symposium, nationally known lecturer Dr. Diwakar Kinra shared his thoughts on which trends will be important in endodontics in this decade.  Discuss
3 easy tips to improve patient comfort in your office
February 20, 2020 -- Are you addressing the often-overlooked components of patient comfort: the senses? What do your patients smell? What do they hear? What do they see? Consultant Andrea Greer has some thoughts on why the senses are so important for your patients when they are in your practice.  Discuss
Fla. dental assistant arrested for assaulting sedated teen
February 19, 2020 -- A dental assistant in Florida was arrested on February 13 for allegedly sexually assaulting a sedated 18-year-old girl that he was prepping for third-molar extractions, according to news reports.  Discuss
Fla. dental board closes investigation into SmileDirectClub
February 19, 2020 -- The Florida Board of Dentistry has closed its investigation into SmileDirectClub's business model and marketing practices, landing the clear-aligner company another victory against traditional orthodontics.  Discuss
8 reasons to try email encryption, electronic claim solutions
February 19, 2020 -- You likely have a solid understanding of why it's beneficial to migrate away from manual, paper-based processes in your practice, but have you considered a safe way to implement your day-to-day communications? Christine Alfano of Vyne shares eight reasons why you should adopt encrypted email and electronic claims attachment services.  Discuss
Review suggests cavities, periodontitis share common origin
February 19, 2020 -- Sugar, sweet drinks, and other fermentable carbohydrates may promote the development of both cavities and periodontal disease, according to recent research. These diseases may both emerge in response to nutritional imbalances in your patient's mouth.  Discuss
Google must reveal author of bad review of dental practice
February 18, 2020 -- A court in Australia gave a dentist, who claims he was defamed in an anonymous online review, permission to order Google to turn over the personal details about the person who wrote it, according to news reports.  Discuss
Utah, La. at different ends of U.S. dental rankings
February 18, 2020 -- Louisiana has the fewest dentists per 100,000 residents in the U.S., suggesting an opportunity for entrepreneurial dentists or dental service organizations. On the opposite side of the scale, Utah is the state with the most dentists per capita. These and other findings were announced in the latest report on the state of U.S. dental care by personal finance website WalletHub.  Discuss
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