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
Why dental hygienists should view themselves as leaders
October 27, 2020 -- Here are three things that Kelly Tanner, PhD, RDH, believes about dental hygienists: They utilize clinical decision-making to discern the best care for patients, they diagnose alongside the doctors to ensure patients are educated about their treatments, and they create value in patients' lives through the recommended treatments. With that in mind, it's time they should see themselves as leaders, she believes.  Discuss
Imaging reveals new salivary glands; can it help cancer patients?
October 27, 2020 -- Imaging with the use of a prostate cancer biomarker has led to the discovery of a pair of salivary glands, found tucked away inside the skull where the nasal cavity and throat meet. The findings were published recently in Radiotherapy & Oncology.  Discuss
What new oral symptom could indicate your patient has COVID-19?
October 26, 2020 -- COVID-19 may cause patients to produce excessive saliva, resulting in angular cheilitis, a painful inflammation of the corners of the mouth, according to a letter published on October 11 in Oral Diseases.  Discuss
Why discovery is important for every dental practice heading into 2021
October 26, 2020 -- What do you really know about yourself, your business, and your goals for the future? When is the last time you sat down to discover what is truly important to you and your team? We assembled a group of consultants to discuss the "discovery process" and its importance to your planning for 2021 and beyond.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for case presentation
October 26, 2020 -- It's true that patients are less likely to accept treatment in difficult economic times. For effective case presentation, it's essential to lay out all the health benefits of treatment, as well as all financial options, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
4 metrics to help you prepare for 2021
October 23, 2020 -- Curtis Marshall believes that rather than being frustrated by what has already happened this year, you should use your creativity and agency to focus on what you can do to boost your business heading into 2021. He shares four metrics that dentists and team members can control and improve upon, regardless of current or future circumstances.  Discuss
Why now is the perfect time to look at your malpractice insurance
October 23, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, has a word of advice for all dentists: Know what is going on with your malpractice insurance and where you stand in the event it is needed. As he begins a series designed to educate dentists of all ages, he looks at the different needs of a young dentist versus one who has been in the industry for some time.  Discuss
3 steps to keeping outstanding collections down
October 23, 2020 -- With more technology at your disposal and systems in place, Ashley Bond believes dental practices already have the tools they need to keep their outstanding collections at a low level. How can you fine-tune those systems to boost your practice's bottom line? She gives some tips and advice in this article.  Discuss
Could these trends help shape the dental industry in 2021?
October 22, 2020 -- There are some interesting thoughts and products popping up in the dental industry right now, and we're wondering if they are the beginning of trends that we'll see heading into the new year. Let's take a look at a few of the things that have drawn some attention in the latter stages of 2020 and may become more prevalent in 2021 and beyond.  Discuss
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