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TOP DENTAL NEWS
Imaging aids removal of broken burs from third-molar surgeries
March 30, 2020 -- Radiography, CT, and 3D modeling helped clinicians remove burs that had broken off from high-speed handpieces during third-molar extractions and migrated to the mandibular body of one patient and the floor of the mouth of another, according to a recently published report of two cases.  Discuss
4 ways to up your online presence during the COVID-19 crisis
March 30, 2020 -- Getting to work on these four tasks will keep you connected to your profession, boost your online presence, and, hopefully, bring in new patients and strengthen the relationships with the ones you have, writes Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for writing scripts for a better patient experience
March 30, 2020 -- Every routine interaction between staff and patients contributes to the quality of the patient experience, for better or worse. Well-written and properly used, scripts can guide team members as they operate practice systems and also add depth and value to patient-practice relationships, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Affordable Care Act 10-year anniversary: Oral health wins and losses
March 27, 2020 -- March 23 marked the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Dental public health expert Nadereh Pourat, PhD, spoke with DrBicuspid.com about some of the oral health wins and losses from the biggest U.S. healthcare overhaul in 50 years.  Discuss
Dentists are asking, 'Should I stay or should I close now?'
March 27, 2020 -- There is certainly no judgment here, but Dr. David Rice discusses why now is the time for dental practices to put the long-term health of dentists, team members, and patients ahead of the short-term goal of keeping a dental practice open during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  Discuss
How every picture tells a story in the dental practice
March 27, 2020 -- If dental professionals do not take adequate notes, capture an intraoral image, or take radiographs to document our diagnoses and support our treatment plans, we will not have the full benefit of factual clinical findings, writes Lisa Wadsworth, RDH.  Discuss
How dental practices should manage hiring during COVID-19 pandemic
March 26, 2020 -- Recruitment strategy is like every other type of business strategy -- it is only as effective as the quality of inputs you have to form it. Unfortunately, COVID-19 creates a lot of uncertainty. With that in mind, Catrinel Hagivreta has five key recommendations to help you stay competitive when it comes to hiring practices.  Discuss
Loss of taste, smell likely signs of COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- Patients who experience loss of taste and smell but are otherwise asymptomatic may be carriers of the novel coronavirus, causing the rapid spread of the outbreak, according to the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery.  Discuss
4 factors affecting which jobs dental assistants take
March 26, 2020 -- How do you get those dental assistants who are willing to go above and beyond for your practice each day? Find out what job factors matter the most when dental assistants are considering positions, and adjust accordingly to land the best and the brightest, writes Robynn Rixse, president of the American Dental Assistants Association.  Discuss
Teledentistry 101: How to get started, billing codes, questions, and more
March 25, 2020 -- In her latest podcast, dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan breaks down what dentists and dental team members need to know about implementing teledentistry into their practices, including answers to frequently asked questions.  Discuss