How to compare the number of patients year over year in Curve Hero
September 4, 2020 -- How can you find out exactly how many patients you saw last week or last month compared to the same time frame a year ago within the Curve Hero practice management software? Curve trainer Tracey Thompson offers some advice and tips.  Discuss
New gene therapy destroys latent oral herpes in mice
September 3, 2020 -- Researchers recently reported that they were able to eliminate latent herpes simplex virus 1 in mice using a new gene editing technique that targets the root cause of oral herpes. The findings were published on August 18 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
How rent can affect your dental practice valuation
September 3, 2020 -- Do you know how much your dental practice is worth? That's a more complicated question than the market price of your home, writes Kyle Francis. Knowing exactly how rent factors into your dental practice's value is an often overlooked and misunderstood part of the equation.  Discuss
A simple solution to boosting your business success for the rest of 2020
September 3, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses the key to success for the rest of 2020 and beyond. It involves having not only the right personal protective equipment but also a plan to help your patients -- once they feel safe -- say "yes" to treatment.  Discuss
Why throat cancer patients may fare better after robotic surgery
September 2, 2020 -- Patients with early-stage mouth and throat cancer who undergo robotic surgery have better survival rates and receive less adjuvant chemoradiation than those who have nonrobotic surgery, according to a study published on August 20 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
RDHs offer their best pieces of advice to their colleagues
September 2, 2020 -- What pieces of advice would dental hygienists give to their colleagues nowadays, following the introduction of COVID-19 into our society and profession? We asked hygienists for their thoughts, and they shared a wide range of suggestions.  Discuss
Preparing for flu season (and a potential 2nd wave) in your practice
September 2, 2020 -- With flu season on the horizon and the threat of COVID-19 still looming large, Laurie Owens offers advice on how dental practices can prepare for all scenarios. She also includes advice on medical reimbursement that can help dental practices provide assistance in a more cost-effective way.  Discuss
Tips for wading through the chaos about the safety of dental care
September 1, 2020 -- Dr. Margaret Scarlett writes that patients were confused by the limitation of dental care to emergencies in March and April and the reopening in May and June. Then, in mid-August, a statement from the World Health Organization again urged deferral of routine dental care. How do we allay the fears of nervous dental team members and patients? She offers some advice and ideas.  Discuss
Why it's time to consider CBCT in your practice
September 1, 2020 -- Patients are limiting their trips outside the home, often putting off routine care. For those who have prioritized a trip to your practice, how can you make the most of their time and yours? In-house cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) for general dentists has been a growing trend -- even before the pandemic -- but now it's becoming even more of a benefit, writes Dr. Robert Pauley Jr.  Discuss
Dr. Sheri Doniger on the good changes in her practice since COVID-19
September 1, 2020 -- Much has changed for the dental industry in the first eight months of the year. Dr. Sheri Doniger is quick to point out, however, that change can be good. She lists some of the ways her practice has become better in the days since COVID-19 first burst onto the scene.  Discuss
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