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Inside a DSO: What it was like for this dentist during the COVID-19 limitations
May 29, 2020 -- We spoke with a dentist working for a dental service organization (DSO) about the events of the recent weeks, including the perceived benefits of having a corporate entity to help with financial and employment questions. Dr. Ashley Keen-Ramirez shares her opinions in this Q&A.  Discuss
Minimizing aerosols, improving isolation with rubber dam usage as dental practices return to business
May 29, 2020 -- With dental practices returning to full patient loads, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses the importance of using rubber dams to minimize aerosols. He also discusses one of the products he uses in his practice to help in his restorative process, especially with isolation.  Discuss
A day of vaping alters the mouth, ups risk of oral disease
May 29, 2020 -- Vaping or using electronic cigarettes changes a person's biofilm within 24 hours of exposure, according to a study published on May 27 in Science Advances. Months of vaping left oral cavities resembling those of patients with severe periodontitis.  Discuss
Oral ulcers may be sign of the virus that causes COVID-19
May 28, 2020 -- Painful ulcers in the oral cavity may be linked to SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19, according to an article published on May 5 in Oral Diseases. This is thought to be the first reported case of oral lesions being a possible symptom of COVID-19, the authors noted.  Discuss
The importance of leadership to defuse the industry's current tension
May 28, 2020 -- Dr. Alan Stern believes that leadership is a key piece to solving the tension flaring up within the industry. He offers some thoughts on what leadership really means and why it makes a difference in the dental practices that do or do not exhibit it on a daily basis.  Discuss
Why and how your dental practice should be blogging
May 28, 2020 -- You've probably heard that you should blog as part of your dental practice marketing strategy. But what are the benefits? While it can be difficult to find the time to come up with topics and write, blogging regularly has value for both your patients and your search engine optimization, writes Justin Bosco.  Discuss
Podcast: What every dentist and team member needs to know about the updated CDC guidance
May 27, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released some important guidance that affects every dental practice. In this podcast, we get the answers to important questions about this guidance from dental infection control expert Mary Govoni.  Discuss
7 reasons to work with a consultant virtually
May 27, 2020 -- Times have changed in dentistry, and now might be the perfect time to consider not only adding a consultant for your practice but also adding one via virtual options. Sally McKenzie explains the benefits and what it could mean for your business in the second half of the year.  Discuss
New treatment method: Maybe seal a split tooth rather than pull it?
May 27, 2020 -- Clinicians preserved a patient's split tooth using a nonsurgical technique that included widening and sealing the fracture gap with mineral trioxide aggregate and composite, according to a case report published online on May 3 in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
Case report: Rare tumor found in man's hard palate
May 26, 2020 -- An uncommon 4 x 2.5-cm tumor was removed from a man's hard palate, marking only the fourth documented case of an osteolipoma discovered in this area of the mouth, according to the authors of a case report published May 15 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
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