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Study suggests dental checkups every 6 months are ineffective
October 28, 2020 -- Adult patients who saw their dentist every six months for a routine checkup did not have better oral health than those who visited every two years, according to a review published on October 14 in Cochrane Library.  Discuss
Dental trends: How AI will affect the industry
October 28, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) isn't just something from a science fiction movie. The technology is already affecting our society and will become a bigger and bigger part of the dental experience, members of the newly formed Dental AI Council believe. We talked to a member of that council about AI, where it's going, and what dentists and team members can expect as 2021 draws nearer.  Discuss
A dental HR expert on policies and workplace violence: What you need to know
October 28, 2020 -- As a follow-up to a recent popular article, we talked with dental human resources expert Tim Twigg about what dentists and team members should know about the safety that should be afforded to them every day within their work environment.  Discuss
The crazy connection between murder hornets and dentistry
October 27, 2020 -- Asian giant hornets (murder hornets) made the news again recently. This time, however, the story surrounding the insect marauders had a dental tie. Researchers from Washington's agriculture department used dental floss to make an important discovery just south of the border between the U.S. and Canada.  Discuss
Why dental hygienists should view themselves as leaders
October 27, 2020 -- Here are three things that Kelly Tanner, PhD, RDH, believes about dental hygienists: They utilize clinical decision-making to discern the best care for patients, they diagnose alongside the doctors to ensure patients are educated about their treatments, and they create value in patients' lives through the recommended treatments. With that in mind, it's time they should see themselves as leaders, she believes.  Discuss
Imaging reveals new salivary glands; can it help cancer patients?
October 27, 2020 -- Imaging with the use of a prostate cancer biomarker has led to the discovery of a pair of salivary glands, found tucked away inside the skull where the nasal cavity and throat meet. The findings were published recently in Radiotherapy & Oncology.  Discuss
What new oral symptom could indicate your patient has COVID-19?
October 26, 2020 -- COVID-19 may cause patients to produce excessive saliva, resulting in angular cheilitis, a painful inflammation of the corners of the mouth, according to a letter published on October 11 in Oral Diseases.  Discuss
Why discovery is important for every dental practice heading into 2021
October 26, 2020 -- What do you really know about yourself, your business, and your goals for the future? When is the last time you sat down to discover what is truly important to you and your team? We assembled a group of consultants to discuss the "discovery process" and its importance to your planning for 2021 and beyond.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for case presentation
October 26, 2020 -- It's true that patients are less likely to accept treatment in difficult economic times. For effective case presentation, it's essential to lay out all the health benefits of treatment, as well as all financial options, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
4 metrics to help you prepare for 2021
October 23, 2020 -- Curtis Marshall believes that rather than being frustrated by what has already happened this year, you should use your creativity and agency to focus on what you can do to boost your business heading into 2021. He shares four metrics that dentists and team members can control and improve upon, regardless of current or future circumstances.  Discuss
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