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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 DrBicuspid.com 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 DrBicuspid.com, 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
5 steps you can take right now to easily grow your online reviews
June 29, 2020 -- Katie Hess, RDH, says most dental practices have made attempts to increase the number of their reviews, but the focus often gets lost in the busyness of the day. She believes implementing systems to consistently and continuously increase online reviews and engage team members will set your practice up for long-term success.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for generating revenue
June 29, 2020 -- Revenue may be the single most important factor in business recovery. As your practice reopens, it must hit the ground running with revenue-generating strategies, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in his new Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Study finds athletes who improve oral health habits perform better
June 26, 2020 -- Elite athletes who changed their oral health habits to include using prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste and floss picks to clean between their teeth improved their sports performance in a recent study. The findings were published on June 18 in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine.
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