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How to manage your boss (the dentist)
December 5, 2019 -- Dentists are not perfect human beings, and each dentist has strengths and weaknesses. In his monthly column from the Dental Business Study Club, Dr. Roger P. Levin explains how team members can "manage up" the boss to help maintain a highly efficient, stress-free practice.  Discuss
JADA: Dentists underscreen for oral cancer
December 5, 2019 -- How often do you screen patients for oral cancer? Probably not often enough, according to the findings of a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.  Discuss
EDS launches new endodontic system
December 5, 2019 -- NEW YORK CITY - Essential Dental Systems (EDS) has unveiled a new endodontic system comprised of SafeSiders HF helical flat rotary nickel titanium instruments and the Endo-CSV cordless endodontic handpiece at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.  Discuss
Frequent, daily toothbrushing may cut heart failure risk
December 4, 2019 -- One of the best ways to prevent heart failure may be to keep up with daily toothbrushing. Frequent toothbrushing was linked to lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a study published online December 1 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.  Discuss
U.S. customs seizes over 20K fake Oral-B toothbrush heads
December 4, 2019 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 20,400 counterfeit Oral-B electric toothbrush heads, which were shipped from China and headed for a New Jersey property. If they had been authentic heads made by Procter & Gamble, they would have a value of about $96,000.  Discuss
Hu-Friedy shows HD Black Line mirrors at GNYDM
December 4, 2019 -- NEW YORK CITY - Seeing is believing, and Hu-Friedy believes that the HD Black Line mirrors it recently introduced can change how dentists and team members see what's really inside their patients' mouths. DrBicuspid.com had a chance to see the company's HD Black Line mirrors in action at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM).
18,000-year-old pup with full set of teeth unveiled
December 4, 2019 -- Russian scientists have unveiled a prehistoric puppy, which is believed to be about 18,000 years old, that was found in Siberian permafrost. The baby pup emerged in near-perfect condition, retaining its teeth, nails, eyelashes, whiskers, and plenty of fur, according to news reports.  Discuss
Oral surgeon must pay $520K for risky dental practices
December 3, 2019 -- An oral surgeon in New Jersey, who engaged in what the licensing board called "hit and run dentistry" because it left patients injured and in debt, lost his license and must pay about $520,000 in fines and restitution.  Discuss
Dentist to pay $58K for not removing patient's baby teeth
December 3, 2019 -- A dentist in the U.K. has agreed to pay approximately $58,000 for an out-of-court settlement with a former patient for failing to recognize that she never grew several adult teeth, according to news reports.  Discuss
Sikka Software, Sphere unveil Sikka Payments platform
December 3, 2019 -- NEW YORK CITY - Sikka Software and Sphere have launched a new payment platform, Sikka Payments, to assist dentists with their cash flow management and patients with their payment options. The platform is designed to equip patients with a pay-anywhere capability and automate the payment and reconciliation process for providers.  Discuss
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