How 2 new La. bills could affect your practice
July 2, 2020 -- Two bills were recently passed in Louisiana that dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan calls a "huge victory." Could these two bills pave the way for legislation in your state that could benefit your practice's bottom line? Duncan explains their significance and potential impact.  Discuss
Dr. Sheri Doniger on the lessons she learned from the 1st half of 2020
July 2, 2020 -- A lot has changed for the dental industry in the first six months of the year. Dr. Sheri Doniger discusses those changes and how they've affected her practice, patients, and the dental industry overall. Will dentistry miss the "good old days" or move forward, adapt, and change?  Discuss
Pneumonia cases may dip at nursing homes with oral care programs
July 2, 2020 -- Equipping nursing home staff with proper training and techniques to provide effective oral care to residents reduced the number of pneumonia cases at facilities during the first year of a two-year study. However, a lack of significant results in the second year raised red flags about the sustainability of mouth care programs.  Discuss
What every dentist and team member should know about these 2 drugs
July 1, 2020 -- A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning regarding gabapentin and pregabalin recently caught the eye of Tom Viola, RPh. Now, he has some advice to share with readers on why the warning is something they should understand and heed.  Discuss
Dental offices open in Texas, Fla. despite spikes in COVID-19
July 1, 2020 -- Dental practices are continuing with business as usual in Texas and Florida, despite those two Sun Belt states becoming new hot spots for COVID-19, according to the states' dental associations.  Discuss
How I learned from one of my biggest smile design mistakes
July 1, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, recalls the time that he and a patient weren't on the same page when it came to what her completed case should look like. He tells that story and the lesson he learned from it in this week's video on another of the seven deadly sins of smile design.  Discuss
Poll: 50% of patients still skip dental visits due to COVID-19
June 30, 2020 -- About half of adults reported they or a family member skipped dental and medical visits due to COVID-19 in a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, despite a surge of people leaving home more frequently to shop, visit family, and work.  Discuss
3 things that matter when buying a dental practice
June 30, 2020 -- Kyle Francis believes that when coaching buyers on what to look for in a dental practice, most of the conversation boils down to three main questions: Does the practice make enough, are there enough patients, and how can the practice be grown? In this article, he shares some insight into these questions and their answers.  Discuss
A lesson the dental industry should learn from COVID-19
June 30, 2020 -- As patients become more educated about health, longevity, and the importance of a robust immune system, they will demand healthcare professionals to guide them in their decisions. With that in mind, Dr. Alvin Danenberg believes this is the time for dentistry to truly understand the interrelationships between the mouth and the rest of the body.  Discuss
HPI: U.S. dental spending may dip by $56B in 2020
June 29, 2020 -- Dental spending in the U.S. is estimated to plummet by up to 38% of projected pre-COVID-19 levels in 2020. At roughly $92 billion, that would be $56 billion less than projected before the pandemic, according to the latest data released by the ADA's Health Policy Institute (HPI).  Discuss
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