TOP DENTAL NEWS
What dentists should know about qualifying for an SBA loan amid COVID-19
April 7, 2020 -- During a pandemic, it's important for every dentist to understand what relief program best meets his or her needs, how to qualify, and how to apply. Mark Schmidt, CEO of Fund-Ex Solutions Group, has some advice that can help dentists wade through the vast amount of financial information currently coming their way.  Discuss
A dentist's guide to dealing with the uncertainty of divorce
April 7, 2020 -- When a marriage ends, you not only need to deal with the loss of the relationship but also must prepare for the emotional and financial tolls it will take on you and your dental practice. Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA, offers some thoughts and advice on a difficult subject.  Discuss
800,000-year-old tooth gives new details of human family tree
April 7, 2020 -- Genetic information from an 800,000-year-old tooth has disproved the theory that Homo antecessor, a species that bore a mix of modern and ancient facial characteristics, is the missing link that led to the humans that exist today, according to a study published April 1 in Nature.  Discuss
What to do during your dental practice's temporary closure
April 6, 2020 -- Taking the step to close your dental practice likely wasn't a decision made lightly. Unexpected events add stress to owners, employees, and patients. Kathy Edwards, RDH, has some advice on what should be happening now and what comes next.  Discuss
1st-year dental students love learning with skulls
April 6, 2020 -- First-year dental students in Hong Kong enjoyed learning about tooth and jaw anatomy more when their lessons included human skulls, according to a study published on March 29 in Anatomical Sciences Education.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for improving practice communication
April 6, 2020 -- Communication is essential to practice success. So, you should always be on top of how you communicate both with your team and with patients, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Ideas on what to do with your time and brain while on dental hiatus
April 3, 2020 -- How are you working on yourself during these unprecedented times? Dr. Sheri Doniger has some advice for her fellow dentists on how to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic even stronger than before.  Discuss
Dr. Levin's advice on your business during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 3, 2020 -- In this video presentation, Dr. Roger P. Levin has some advice for all dentists and dental team members about how to move through what he sees as the three stages of dealing with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and your business.  Discuss
How to utilize letters for patient communication in Curve Hero
April 3, 2020 -- How can you utilize letters for patient communication within the Curve Hero practice management software? Curve trainer Tracey Thompson offers some advice and best practices.  Discuss
Germ-killing mouthwash alters saliva, may up tooth damage risk
April 2, 2020 -- Using chlorhexidine mouthwash, which many dentists have adopted as a prerinse prior to dental work as a precaution against COVID-19, increases saliva's acidity and makes teeth more vulnerable to damage, according to a study published on March 24 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss