3 tips to help dentists and hygienists work better together
October 30, 2020 -- As October and National Dental Hygiene Month ends, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses how dentists and hygienists can form a closer working relationship that will benefit patients and the practice's bottom line. He shares three tips that have helped him in his own practice.  Discuss
A new noninvasive way to treat TMJDs?
October 30, 2020 -- When Dr. Merve Benli, PhD, and her fellow researchers began looking into aromatherapy massage as a new treatment for temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJDs), they admittedly were skeptical. Then they saw it worked.  Discuss
3 reasons to consider a dental membership plan for your practice
October 30, 2020 -- Why should your dental practice look into the possibility of incorporating membership plans into your business? Jordon Comstock details three things he believes could be pointing you toward membership plans and how they could help your practice and patients.  Discuss
Mouth may be powerful site of SARS-CoV-2 infection, transmission
October 29, 2020 -- The mouth is a strong site for infection and transmission of the novel coronavirus, according to a study published October 27 on the preprint server medRxiv. Researchers believe this is the first study to show the oral cavity as a main site for SARS-CoV-2 spread.  Discuss
How you can avoid the 'big dip' and capitalize on patient migration
October 29, 2020 -- We have heard a lot about holes in the hygiene schedule plaguing many dental practices this fall. However, there is also another big thing happening with schedules in some practices: Author Fred Joyal provides insight on how to prevent patient migration from happening in your practice.  Discuss
Financial trends that could affect the dental industry in 2021
October 29, 2020 -- Knowing the state of your finances has been an even more important part of a dental practice's success since the COVID-19 disruption in the spring. Now, with 2021 approaching and the virus still playing a role in our lives and industry, Dan Croft says dental practice owners should consider capitalizing on certain industry trends.  Discuss
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
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