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2 dentists sentenced for $460K tax-cheating scheme
November 27, 2019 -- Two Washington dentists, who a judge said were fueled by "pure greed," were sentenced to prison for seven days and ordered to perform 400 hours of community service for participating in an approximately $460,000 tax-cheating scheme.  Discuss
Could this app shake up the dental industry?
November 27, 2019 -- Technology company Bento has launched an app designed to bring accessible, affordable, and transparent oral care to every American. Could it be an app that impacts the dental industry?  Discuss
Patient to receive $51K for untreated tooth decay
November 26, 2019 -- Dentists in the U.K. reached an out-of-court settlement, agreeing to pay approximately $51,000, with a former patient who lived with "unbearable" pain because his tooth decay was never detected or treated, according to news reports.  Discuss
Infographic: A closer look at obesity in the U.S.
November 26, 2019 -- Nearly 40% of the U.S. population is now classified as obese, but the rate of obesity varies widely across different U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Personal finance website WalletHub compiled nutrition and obesity data in the U.S. to better map the differences among the states.  Discuss
The keys to a successful associate buy-in
November 26, 2019 -- It's a wonderful time to be an entrepreneurial dentist, whether you're a junior dentist looking to buy into a practice or a senior dentist looking to sell or expand your practice. In this column, William Barrett and Casey Gocel of the law firm Mandelbaum Salsburg look at minority interest transactions -- better known as buy-ins. These types of transactions can be extremely advantageous to both sellers and buyers.  Discuss
Rise in e-scooter use leads to more head, face injuries
November 25, 2019 -- Riders of standing electric scooters (e-scooters) commonly experience head and face injuries due to multiple factors, including the troubles they have breaking their own falls, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Discuss
The importance of kindness in the dental practice
November 25, 2019 -- Regardless of your role in the dental practice, you have the opportunity to be kind to your patients and fellow team members. There are many ways to randomly act kind, and Dr. Sheri Doniger shares how to bring random acts of kindness to your practice.  Discuss
3 ways to update and maximize your practice's marketing efforts
November 25, 2019 -- Make it easier for potential patients to find and contact you and also retain the regulars you already have by using three powerful digital marketing tools. These tools can help you revamp your digital presence and quickly expand your practice's reach.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for hygiene visits: Reinforce the hygiene habit
November 25, 2019 -- Many patients looking for ways to economize have decided they can skip hygiene visits and go to the dentist only if there's a dental problem. They undervalue preventive care and overestimate their ability to detect an issue that needs professional attention. With education, practices can overcome these misconceptions and build value for regular hygiene visits, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Hidden likes: Is this the beginning of the end in social media engagement?
November 22, 2019 -- Instagram has begun testing the "hidden likes" format across many accounts. Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari shares her thoughts on what it means for dental practices and offers some advice on dealing with this change. It may just let you focus on the truly important things in life, she notes.  Discuss
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