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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
Smokers given free cessation kits made more attempts to quit
February 18, 2020 -- What would it take for you to try to kick the habit? Free two-week nicotine replacement therapy starter kits given by primary care doctors to smokers increased their attempts to quit, according to a recently published study in Addiction.  Discuss
5 things we can expect from AI in the coming decade
February 17, 2020 -- The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) has long been on the horizon. In the last several years, we've started to see the first AI-powered solutions for dentistry hit the market, but we're told the best is still to come. Dr. Kyle Stanley highlights five things we can expect from AI in the coming decade.  Discuss
Old CT image shows screw in 5-year-old's jaw, ends in surgery
February 17, 2020 -- A mother in Colorado is considering suing after she discovered a CT image that showed a large screw embedded in the jaw of her 5-year-old daughter, which likely was left there during a surgery when she was an infant, according to news reports.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building value: Create more value during the patient experience
February 17, 2020 -- Even in today's strong economy, patients want the best value every time they spend their money. They have been conditioned by retailers to seek deals based on either lower cost or higher value. In response to this new consumer psychology, provide greater value to patients by providing a superior experience, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Are you pretty? A smile may be the determining factor
February 14, 2020 -- Try smiling if you want to gain the most attention this Valentine's Day. Men and women find the grin of a smiling person to be the feature that most affects attractiveness, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.  Discuss
Dentist ordered to pay $14K for illegally practicing law
February 14, 2020 -- A dentist in Wyoming must pay about $14,000 in fines, restitution, and legal costs for the unauthorized practice of law, stemming from a trust he set up for a sick, elderly couple, according to a court ruling issued on February 5.  Discuss
NIDCR grants $2.8M to oral, maxillofacial 3D bioprinting
February 14, 2020 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded researchers from Penn State University a five-year, $2.8 million grant to investigate 3D bioprinting techniques for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction.  Discuss
The impact of coronavirus on dental practitioners: Protecting your patients, practice, and the public
February 13, 2020 -- Global emergencies such as the new coronavirus provide a trigger to review health and safety standards in our practices. Maintaining hygiene standards at all times is essential, writes Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH. Be aware of patients in poor respiratory health, follow protocols, and keep your practice virus-free, she advises.  Discuss
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