3 ways top-performing practices are finding success
June 23, 2021 -- As you've had a chance to reflect on what happened in 2020, what stands out? For many dental practice owners and teams, the first thing that may come to mind is "good riddance." But for some, last year was one of the best for performance and profitability. How is that possible? Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Blocking your schedule
June 23, 2021 -- It's time to go back to the basics, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. He details how to block your days to prioritize financially valuable patients and at the same time increase customer satisfaction. Read More
Oral health disparities persist in Calif.
June 23, 2021 -- Not all Californians are receiving the dental care they need due to a few key disparities, according to a policy brief from the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research. Read More
Imaging aids removal of aspirated dental crown
June 22, 2021 -- A chest x-ray helped identify a 9.5-mm dental crown discovered in the lung of an 81-year-old man admitted to the hospital for meningitis. The international team of authors behind the case published their report in the August issue of Radiology Case Reports. Read More
OSHA rule to protect healthcare workers now in effect
June 22, 2021 -- The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency temporary standard that protects healthcare workers, including some dental practitioners, from occupational COVID-19 exposure is now in effect. Nonexempt employers have until July 6 to comply with most provisions. Read More
Rise in adverse events for TMJ implants prompts FDA update
June 21, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 17 released updated information about temporomandibular disorder and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants, including the number of reported adverse events and ways the agency is engaging with patients. Read More
Do's and don'ts for patient financing
June 21, 2021 -- Practices can dramatically increase case acceptance by providing a wide array of payment options, including patient financing from a reputable company, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Read More
Dental Dose: The brief history of cocaine in dentistry
June 18, 2021 -- In the late 1800s and early 1900s, cocaine was an anesthetic agent of choice in dentistry, explains Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. But perhaps more surprising, cocaine has accepted medical uses as an anesthetic agent to this day. Read More
Rare 4-cm mucocele removed from child's submandibular gland
June 18, 2021 -- Clinicians removed a rare 4-cm mucocele that extended from the submandibular gland to the floor of the mouth of a 9-year-old girl. The case was published on June 16 in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. Read More
Long-awaited sequel to surgeon general's oral health report is coming
June 17, 2021 -- The U.S. surgeon general's 2000 report on oral health was a milestone in the country's effort to improve oral health nationwide. So what's taking so long for a follow-up to be released? After some delays, the wait may be coming to an end. Read More
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