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What will it take to get a dental benefit added to U.S. healthcare?
June 15, 2021 -- Though a growing body of research shows the connection between good oral health and overall health, developing a national agenda for oral health policy and management in the U.S. has been an uphill battle for decades. Oral health professionals may need to get creative to make this happen. Read More
When is the patient overdue?
June 15, 2021 -- After years of analyzing thousands of dental practices and providing consulting solutions, Levin Group found most practices don't measure overdue patients in the most advantageous manner. Dr. Roger P. Levin defines an overdue patient and gives tips for help with reactivation. Read More
Foster kids face barriers to good oral health
June 14, 2021 -- Youths with a history of foster care are more at risk of having poor oral health and are less likely to see a dentist for a specific dental problem or for routine care than those who have not been in foster care, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Do's and don'ts for making changes in your practice
June 14, 2021 -- Everything around us has changed, and dentistry must change with it, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. To be successful in today's new environment, dentists will need to improve their operations, management, and marketing systems. Read More
What you need to know about at-home teeth whiteners
June 11, 2021 -- Stroll down the dental aisle at your local grocery store and you'll see an array of products promising to whiten your teeth. It's enough to cause decision paralysis, writes Dr. Teresa Yang. In this article, she breaks down the effectiveness of three over-the-counter whitening products. Read More
Observing rudeness while burned out equals dental errors
June 11, 2021 -- Witnessing rude behavior while feeling burned out may affect the mechanical skills of dental students, resulting in critical errors, according to a study published on June 6 in the Journal of Dental Education. Read More
Periodontal disease cost U.S. $154B in 2018
June 10, 2021 -- Periodontal disease comes with a high cost: The U.S. lost $154.1 billion in 2018 due to the condition, according to an analysis published on May 30 in the Journal of Periodontology. The loss was even worse in Europe, where periodontal disease cost the region nearly 158.6 billion euros ($194 billion U.S.). Read More
Becoming a proactive leader in the wake of a crisis
June 10, 2021 -- Being a proactive dentist means always looking for opportunities to enrich the practice. To recognize opportunities and be bold, one must be prepared with knowledge from the past, present, and future. Dr. James V. Anderson offers tips to help you do just that. Read More
Twitter users starting to embrace water fluoridation
June 10, 2021 -- Twitter users have started to get on board with community water fluoridation, with the number of supporters rising from none to 19% in five years, according to an article published on June 7 in BDJ in Practice. Read More
Dental hygienists experience verbal, sexual harassment at work
June 9, 2021 -- Dental hygienists experience a variety of inappropriate behaviors at work, including verbal attacks, sexual innuendos, and evaluation of their appearance, according to a study published on June 6 in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
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