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TOP DENTAL NEWS
Staying in touch with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 9, 2020 -- How can a dental practice best stay in touch with its patients during these difficult times? There are ways to make it happen and make it successful, writes Margaret Boyce-Cooley.  Discuss
Hearing the COVID-19 facts from a pulmonologist
April 9, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, and Kevin Henry, editor in chief, sat down with pulmonologist Dr. Robert Stein to give a view from the medical community on the COVID-19 pandemic and the dental-medical connection, now and in the future.  Discuss
Man sets mouth on fire during stunt at COVID-19 vigil
April 9, 2020 -- A man accidentally set his mouth on fire while attempting a stunt during a vigil held in India on April 5 to show support for workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news reports.  Discuss
Where dental patients are being hit the hardest financially by COVID-19
April 8, 2020 -- The spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. has forced people across the nation to stay at home and embrace social distancing guidelines, pushing many businesses to close and leading an alarmingly high number of workers to file for unemployment benefits.  Discuss
One hygienist's view on the future of dental hygiene
April 8, 2020 -- In the first of a continuing series, we talk to a dental hygienist about what she believes the future of her profession will look like -- and which technologies will make a difference for hygienists in the future.  Discuss
The team approach to preparing the schedule for your return to practice
April 8, 2020 -- With so many questions surrounding the longevity of our current global situation in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, working your outstanding insurance claims is a must, writes Lynne Leggett of Victory Dental Management.  Discuss
What dentists should know about qualifying for an SBA loan amid COVID-19
April 7, 2020 -- During a pandemic, it's important for every dentist to understand what relief program best meets his or her needs, how to qualify, and how to apply. Mark Schmidt, CEO of Fund-Ex Solutions Group, has some advice that can help dentists wade through the vast amount of financial information currently coming their way.  Discuss
A dentist's guide to dealing with the uncertainty of divorce
April 7, 2020 -- When a marriage ends, you not only need to deal with the loss of the relationship but also must prepare for the emotional and financial tolls it will take on you and your dental practice. Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA, offers some thoughts and advice on a difficult subject.  Discuss
800,000-year-old tooth gives new details of human family tree
April 7, 2020 -- Genetic information from an 800,000-year-old tooth has disproved the theory that Homo antecessor, a species that bore a mix of modern and ancient facial characteristics, is the missing link that led to the humans that exist today, according to a study published April 1 in Nature.  Discuss
What to do during your dental practice's temporary closure
April 6, 2020 -- Taking the step to close your dental practice likely wasn't a decision made lightly. Unexpected events add stress to owners, employees, and patients. Kathy Edwards, RDH, has some advice on what should be happening now and what comes next.  Discuss