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A hygienist shares her thoughts on lasers, best practices during a pandemic
January 22, 2021 -- Lynn Atkinson, RDH, spoke with us about her experience as a dental hygienist and where she thinks the future of dental hygiene is heading, especially during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Atkinson also shared her thoughts on dental patients returning to the practice and how she believes dental lasers can be a big plus.  Discuss
4 trends this DSO dentist owner is watching in 2021
January 22, 2021 -- What trends for 2021 are being predicted by a dentist owner of a dental service organization (DSO)? Dr. Adam Marina offers his thoughts on what he believes will be the game-changers for dentistry this year and beyond.  Discuss
How many patients cut dental coverage to make ends meet?
January 21, 2021 -- Dental coverage was the third most common policy that people in the U.S. opted to scale down or eliminate in 2020 to reduce expenses, according to a survey from the personal finance website ValuePenguin.  Discuss
Why some believe now is the time to amplify the message of oral health
January 21, 2021 -- In an exclusive interview, Vivian Vasallo, executive director of the Delta Dental Institute, explained why she is on a quest to ensure that dentistry plays a larger role when it comes to President Joe Biden's vision of healthcare and where he and his medical colleagues believe it is going during his administration.  Discuss
Part 2: Your 2021 dental practice (real) growth plan
January 21, 2021 -- The dental industry is entering 2021 wondering what the year will hold in terms of patients and production returning to the dental practice. How can you ensure your practice is prepared for success in uncertain times? Curtis Marshall offers some advice in this second part of a two-part series, including thoughts on finding the right patients, the daily huddle, and more.  Discuss
Can PDT treat oral lesions in COVID-19 patients?
January 20, 2021 -- Photodynamic therapy (PDT) may be an effective option for treating oral lesions in patients diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a letter to the editor published on January 8 in Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy.  Discuss
Part 1: Your 2021 dental practice (real) growth plan
January 20, 2021 -- The dental industry is entering 2021 wondering what the year will hold in terms of patients and production returning to the dental practice. How can you ensure your practice is prepared for success in uncertain times? Curtis Marshall offers some advice in this first part of a two-part series, including thoughts on hygiene, patient payments, and scheduling.  Discuss
The importance of dental insurance verification in the new year
January 20, 2021 -- As we enter a new year, dental consultant Lynne Leggett believes that dental practices that prioritize their relationships with their patients will continue to distinguish themselves from other practices that do not. This includes the ability to work seamlessly with their insurance, for the sake of both patients and the efficiency of the business.  Discuss
Did a dentist diagnose SARS-CoV-2 from a dental exam?
January 19, 2021 -- Sores and bleeding gums in the healthy mouths of two teenage siblings may have led to a longtime Maryland dentist diagnosing the first asymptomatic cases of SARS-CoV-2 from oral lesions during a routine dental visit.  Discuss
Surviving and thriving through the pandemic: Business insights for multipractice offices
January 19, 2021 -- Dr. Oleg Drut and his Diamond Braces locations had big plans for 2020 -- and then COVID-19 hit. However, his business has successfully weathered the pandemic economy, opening six new offices and hiring 80 new staff members. How did he and his team do it? He shares his story in this article.  Discuss
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