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Podcast: Dental infection control expert Mary Govoni on new CDC guidance, COVID-19 myths
August 11, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has once again updated and released its guidance for dental practices. We asked dental infection control expert Mary Govoni what the changes mean and also spoke with her about a myth that is circulating regarding your dental patients and COVID-19.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Which report can help fill the hygiene schedule?
August 11, 2020 -- What can dental practices be doing now to fill holes in their hygiene schedule during the fall months and beyond? Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com, offers some ideas and advice.  Discuss
3 tips for improving air quality at the office during COVID-19
August 11, 2020 -- Integrating indoor air quality control strategies into shared areas such as dental offices can reduce the risk of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to an editorial published on July 17 in Science and Technology for the Built Environment.  Discuss
Are bug wing-inspired antimicrobial implants coming?
August 10, 2020 -- Medical technology company Anisop and the University of South Australia plan to use nanoengineering concepts to develop new antimicrobial dental implants that mimic the surface of insect wings resistant to infection.  Discuss
Dr. Mark T. Murphy on the business-related benefits of an intraoral scanner
August 10, 2020 -- How can the use of an intraoral scanner affect your practice? Dr. Mark T. Murphy shares insights from his practice and what an intraoral scanner has done to boost his business and help his practice stay current in the eyes of his patients.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building cash
August 10, 2020 -- There's an old expression that "cash is king." We now live in a time when this couldn't be truer. In a business turnaround, revenue is critical and leads to the accumulation of cash. And cash is the fortress you want to build around your practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Second opinion: Why dentists, rather than dental technology, will be the future's biggest change
August 7, 2020 -- Dr. Marc Cooper believes that current events have changed our world forever. That includes the interconnection that he sees our society currently undergoing and how that interconnection will disrupt where dentistry fits into the healthcare spectrum.  Discuss
Don't let the tissue be the issue in your smile design
August 7, 2020 -- As he continues his discussion of the seven deadly sins of smile design, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, gives his thoughts on how often the gingiva is overlooked. He compares its importance in the smile design scheme to the frame surrounding a desired photo.  Discuss
NY governor tells insurers they should seek PPE refunds from providers
August 7, 2020 -- Dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan details recent guidance released from the state of New York's Department of Financial Services. The department has received numerous complaints regarding dental practices charging for personal protective equipment (PPE).  Discuss
Gum disease may affect COVID-19 severity
August 6, 2020 -- Patients with inflammation caused by periodontitis may experience more severe COVID-19 complications, according to an article published online July 30 in the Journal of the California Dental Association.  Discuss
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