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Fixing your fall schedule fallout: 4 proven ways to finish 2020 strong
September 28, 2020 -- Are you looking at your hygiene schedule for the next month? Curtis Marshall is asking dentists and dental hygienists to look a month ahead and see what holes there are. You may be surprised at the number, but don't be overly concerned: There is still time to make your fourth quarter a strong end to the year.  Discuss
Does teledentistry have a place in practices after COVID-19?
September 28, 2020 -- Teledentistry finally may have its moment, and it may help dental practices stay on track with patients in the face of the ongoing pandemic and beyond, according to a recent panel discussion hosted by the ADA's Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for strategic planning
September 28, 2020 -- COVID-19 has increased the already growing level of competition that practices face. Every practice should complete a five-year strategic plan with monthly reviews and annual updates to the plan: This is how good practices become great and stay there, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
FDA calls for high-risk patients to avoid dental amalgam
September 25, 2020 -- Instead of recommending a complete ban of dental amalgam, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising that high-risk individuals, such as pregnant women, avoid getting these fillings "whenever possible and appropriate."  Discuss
A step-by-step guide for dentists starting to use Pinterest for marketing
September 25, 2020 -- Pinterest is not your average social media platform because it's a visual search engine, writes Katie Hess, RDH. She believes Pinterest is a great fit for dental practices that blog, take lots of before-and-after pictures, host podcasts, or sell products through their website. In this article, she explains how to get started.  Discuss
Why you need to know about this acronym -- and why your patients will thank you for it
September 25, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses the importance of computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD). He details why this has become a favorite dental acronym of his, and why he believes CCLAD can be a benefit to your practice and patients.  Discuss
Are patients in your state getting vaccinated?
September 24, 2020 -- Support for a COVID-19 vaccine continues to wane even as companies report being closer to bringing one to the public. This may not be surprising, considering people in many U.S. states don't get inoculated for other diseases such as polio and the flu.  Discuss
Social responsibility: Dentistry's costly omission
September 24, 2020 -- There's a key piece missing to the true mission of dentistry right now, opines Dr. Marc Cooper. In today's world, he believes dentistry has lost sight of its mission to act in the best interest of society as a whole. He shares his thoughts and beliefs on what could turn things around in this article.  Discuss
Understanding the significance of dental practice valuations during COVID-19
September 24, 2020 -- Who would acquire a dental practice without some due diligence? During the period of COVID-19's economic effect on all businesses, it is especially important for the review of the dental practice valuation and the significance it plays in the soon-to-be-made purchase, writes Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA.  Discuss
Low doses of Botox may help TMJ pain without bone loss
September 23, 2020 -- Short-term, low doses of botulinum toxin (Botox) can be used to manage pain related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) without causing jawbone loss, according to a study published on September 3 in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation.  Discuss
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