Rescheduling patients could prevent medical emergencies
May 17, 2021 -- Dentists should never hesitate to reschedule patients who may not be well enough for treatment, according to a May 14 session at the California Dental Association's 2021 CDA Presents virtual meeting. In fact, rescheduling could help prevent medical emergencies. Read More
Do's and don'ts for building trust
May 17, 2021 -- Successful practices are built on trust. However, for most people, building trust doesn't come naturally. Practice leaders and staff must continually follow a set of rules or principles to gain the trust needed for success, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Shark teeth make researchers question tooth evolution
May 17, 2021 -- Researchers studying the history of shark teeth found that the dentition of prehistoric shark ancestors differs greatly from that of modern-day sharks -- upsetting the hypothesis that teeth have a universal development method. Read More
'We all have magic inside': How to get out of your rut
May 14, 2021 -- We all have magic within us, noted Shari Becker, RDA, a presenter at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents virtual meeting. In an interview, Becker addressed the reality of burnout and how recognizing your self-worth and increasing your confidence can lead to personal and professional growth. Read More
Do you know all there is to know about teeth whitening?
May 14, 2021 -- Hydrogen peroxide can whiten teeth safely and effectively, with its only major setback being short-term sensitivity in some patients, according to a May 13 session at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents virtual convention. Read More
Risky business: Steps to manage risk in your practice
May 14, 2021 -- Protecting your practice from risky patients is like putting on your seat belt in the car, according to Dr. Ruchi Sahota and attorney Arthur Curley. The two presenters will speak about how to manage risk on May 15 and 16 at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents virtual meeting. Read More
Forget full crowns: CAD/CAM for conservative restorations
May 13, 2021 -- CAD/CAM, tooth-colored materials, and improved bonding technologies are allowing dentists more options than ever for placing minimally invasive posterior restorations. Dr. Steven Gold will address this very topic in his presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents virtual convention. Read More
Sibling-guided method used to capture 3D shape of faces
May 13, 2021 -- Researchers used facial similarities in siblings to help develop a new way to capture the 3D shape of a human face in a study published on May 13 in PLOS Genetics. The findings could pave the way for advancements in development biology, medical genetics, and forensic sciences. Read More
Book excerpt: The Patient First Manifesto
May 13, 2021 -- Empathy, at first glance, seems like the benchmark we should all shoot for. But is that really the case? Dr. Bryan Laskin breaks down this moral quandary in an excerpt from his new book, The Patient First Manifesto. Read More
Best practices bring positive results
May 13, 2021 -- Have you ever wondered why a particular day in the office was better than any other day that week? It's not just a fluke. Dr. James Anderson breaks down the steps to help you have more "best practice" days in your office. Read More
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