What factor influences poor oral health the most?
December 2, 2020 -- Economic, social, and environmental factors play a role in poor oral health in adults in California. However, income affected the status of their oral health the most, according to a policy brief released in November by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.  Discuss
5 tips to control aerosols in your dental practice
December 2, 2020 -- One of the biggest discussion points in 2020 has been how to reduce aerosols in the dental practice to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. With that in mind, Dr. Joe Blaes offers five tips that every dentist and team member should know to control aerosols in your practice.  Discuss
Why dentistry must promote that it is essential healthcare
December 2, 2020 -- Dr. Caesar Butura believes it was a mistake to shutter dentistry at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. With COVID-19 cases on the rise and many states weighing their options when it comes to additional shutdowns, he believes now is the time to remind patients and the public that dentistry is essential in the healthcare realm.  Discuss
7 steps to sending clean insurance claims
December 1, 2020 -- One of the top reasons your insurance aging report may be larger than you would like is because your office is not sending clean claims. For a claim to be sent correctly electronically, certain steps must be performed and details included. Ashley Bond gives you seven steps to make sure your claims are getting where they need to go, each and every day.  Discuss
Data points show roller coaster year for dentistry in hygiene, crowns
December 1, 2020 -- Just how much did dental business drop off during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic? Some data points courtesy of Sikka Software show not only the dramatic drop-off but also how practices around the U.S. have recovered when it comes to two key data points.  Discuss
COVID-19, case reports: DrBicuspid's top articles in November
December 1, 2020 -- aims to be on the cutting edge of what's happening in dentistry, and it seems that COVID-19 news continues to grab you. As the year ticks closer to the end, we decided to give you a look at some of our most-read stories from the past month.  Discuss
Gum disease bacteria may up heart disease risk in RA patients
November 30, 2020 -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have elevated rates of periodontal and cardiovascular disease, suggesting that their immune responses to gum disease bacteria may be linked to higher heart disease risk, according to a study published on November 17 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.  Discuss
The huge effect your team has on case acceptance
November 30, 2020 -- Successful practices everywhere are discovering how data can improve patient care, office production, and team culture, writes Curtis Marshall. In this article, he explains how data can affect your practice and show which team members are truly making a difference on the bottom line.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for watching your overhead
November 30, 2020 -- Practices must watch their overhead more carefully than ever before during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even a 1% rise in overhead represents the loss of $1,000 of income on every $100,000 of production, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Do you know how hard COVID-19 is hitting dentists' wallets?
November 25, 2020 -- In addition to patient volume stalling in November, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many dentists spending more to operate practices, with about 40% of them either breaking even or losing money, according to the latest data from the ADA's Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
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