Study puts major intraoral scanner brands to the test
February 24, 2020 -- Which intraoral scanner brand is the most accurate for single-tooth impressions? Most systems came up short in a new study, published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Only one type of Dentsply Sirona scanner rivaled the accuracy of conventional impressions.  Discuss
Podcast: Tips to manage the negative people in your practice and life
February 24, 2020 -- How do we stop the negativity that happens so often in our places of business and lives? Often, we can't change the people who are negative, but we can certainly ensure that their impact on us is minimal at best. On a recent podcast, Editor-in-Chief Kevin Henry offers five pieces of advice that can help.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for social media: Plan social media
February 24, 2020 -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media provide excellent opportunities for sharing news about the practice, giving valuable advice about oral health, and much more. However, it should not be done "on the fly," notes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Develop a plan, decide which team member will be in charge of handling social media, and establish your practice's online presence as soon as you can.  Discuss
Judge orders prison to get inmate oral surgery consult
February 21, 2020 -- A U.S. judge has ordered a Pennsylvania prison to get an oral surgery consultation for an inmate who has experienced pain from an impacted wisdom tooth for about half a year, according to a recent court opinion.  Discuss
Why hygiene is the cornerstone of practice success
February 21, 2020 -- The simple truth is that hygiene impacts every department. Hygienists also benefit when they realize that their department is essentially a business within a business, and they need skills in that area as well, writes Fred Joyal and Shannon Richkowski.  Discuss
Video: The difference one degree can make in your dental practice
February 21, 2020 -- Steve Jensen of Dental Intelligence believes certain practice management numbers can, when dentists and dental team members know them and how their business is growing or struggling, make all the difference between being good and being great. He talks about one of those numbers in this video.  Discuss
When dental implants are NOT the answer for your patients
February 20, 2020 -- Maximize dental implant therapy when it is your best option. Maximize Mother Nature when her solution is superior. This is the advice from Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for  Discuss
Proper clinical notes are necessary for dental claims payment
February 20, 2020 -- Clinical notes have always been a standard for creating narratives that get claims paid because they support the necessity for the services rendered. "If it isn't written, it didn't happen" still rules the courts when it comes to proper documentation of care, writes Dr. James Anderson.  Discuss
Endodontic trends to watch this decade
February 20, 2020 -- During the recent Seattle Study Club Symposium, nationally known lecturer Dr. Diwakar Kinra shared his thoughts on which trends will be important in endodontics in this decade.  Discuss
3 easy tips to improve patient comfort in your office
February 20, 2020 -- Are you addressing the often-overlooked components of patient comfort: the senses? What do your patients smell? What do they hear? What do they see? Consultant Andrea Greer has some thoughts on why the senses are so important for your patients when they are in your practice.  Discuss
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