CDA Presents 2018: How a researcher took on Big Tobacco with a stolen drawer
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - A secret laboratory, stolen desk drawer, and quick escape -- learn how addiction researcher Victor DeNoble, PhD, went from being an employee at one of the largest tobacco companies to testifying before Congress about the harms of cigarettes. He shared his story at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: 1st day highlights
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - offers a look at a busy first day at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, covering new products, clinical presentations, industry news, and more.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Overcoming financial hurdles to multipractice ownership
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - You do your research and learn that two nearby practices are going up for sale. This is your chance to own multiple practices. But what does it take to get funding for these acquisitions? In a presentation on Friday at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, Matthew Christie of Bank of America discussed five aspects that banks consider for practice acquisition loans.  Discuss
New system measures most effective way to brush teeth
May 18, 2018 -- Effective toothbrushing requires a systematic approach, but previously there has been no way to measure effectiveness. Researchers have now developed and tested a new system for quantifying toothbrushing systematics, the Toothbrushing Systematics Index.  Discuss
5 questions to help your patients self-motivate
May 17, 2018 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg's hygienist came to him last week to discuss a patient who was not taking care of her mouth. However, this was not a new patient -- she had been coming to his office for a while. This is a question all dentists and hygienists grapple with: How can you help your patients self-motivate? Dr. Danenberg suggests five questions that might help.  Discuss
Products to look for at CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim
May 16, 2018 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2018 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many new products on display in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of these products from companies such as Dentsply Sirona, Water Pik, and Parkell.  Discuss
Is low insertion torque a risk factor for implant failure?
May 15, 2018 -- How successful are dental implants inserted with low torque? Do they provide sufficient stability for early-stage loading? To find out, researchers retrospectively examined short-term outcomes of treating edentulous maxillary arches with four implants supporting an immediate fixed prosthesis.  Discuss
4 benefits of an all-in-one compliance management system
May 15, 2018 -- Many practices consider compliance management to be little more than an afterthought. But as Dr. Kenneth Gallion writes, an effective compliance management system can streamline processes, create operational efficiency, and maximize revenue for dental practices. He describes four benefits of such a system.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for community involvement: Have an impact on your community
May 14, 2018 -- The higher your practice's profile in the community, the more successful it will be. The best way to accomplish this is with personal involvement -- not just by the doctor but by everyone. All team members should be familiar with the practice's brand so they can project this image in all their community activities, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Study: Older patients should be tested for sleep apnea
May 14, 2018 -- Do you test your older patients for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? The researchers of a new study suggest you should, as they surveyed more than 1,000 older patients and found they are often at high risk for OSA.  Discuss
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