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CDC: Teen e-cigarette use rose sharply from 2017
November 16, 2018 -- The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) by middle and high school students may be an epidemic, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 20% of high school students report using e-cigarettes on a regular basis, almost double the number from 2017.  Discuss
FDA proposes limits on e-cigarette sales to kids
November 16, 2018 -- Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and their flavor delivering systems, known as pods, will continue to be sold in U.S. stores but only in areas that are off-limits to minors, according to a November 15 directive from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.  Discuss
6 tips for when your decision-making process is stressed
November 16, 2018 -- Research shows that stress can negatively affect your decision-making process, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. So what can you do when faced with both stress and the need to make crucial decisions about your practice? Butler offers 6 tips to help.  Discuss
How practices can best manage inappropriate patient behaviors
November 15, 2018 -- Dr. Lisa Knowles addresses an important topic: managing -- and addressing -- inappropriate patient behaviors. As Dr. Knowles writes, these situations must be addressed with empathy and directness.  Discuss
MetLife again tops list of large-group dental carriers
November 14, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com brings you an updated list of the top five large-group dental carriers in the U.S. While it is no surprise that MetLife is the first company on the list, four of the five companies saw their total dental premiums drop from 2017 to 2018.  Discuss
Exercise and dental health are interlinked
November 14, 2018 -- Alvin Danenberg, DDS, tells his patients that their gut and health are dependent on moving their body. But many of his patients don't know that even dental health is indirectly affected by healthy exercise. In his latest column, he outlines recent studies with a clear message about oral and overall health.  Discuss
Study reports epinephrine safe in heart failure patients
November 13, 2018 -- Should epinephrine be used with local anesthesia for dental procedures in adult patients who previously had heart failure? Researchers reported their answer to this question in a poster at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions on November 11.  Discuss
Study: Oral disorders top global health burdens
November 13, 2018 -- In a major new study, oral disorders such as caries, periodontal disease, and edentulism were the most-reported health disorders worldwide in 2017 for both men and women. The good news is that, except for periodontitis, the prevalence of these disorders appears to be decreasing.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for professionalism: Always be professional
November 12, 2018 -- Your dental office must always project professionalism through every facet of the practice. A professional image will impress your patients and help set a positive tone for their experience in your practice, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 15
November 12, 2018 -- Time is running out to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Voting ends on November 15, 2018.  Discuss
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