How to use KPI data for practice success
October 20, 2021 -- Keeping data on key performance indicators (KPIs) and financial figures is key to the viability and success of a dental practice, according to leaders in the dental industry. That's because data alone are not beneficial unless the information is related to something else in the practice. Read More
Dental x-rays may help diagnose bruxism
October 19, 2021 -- Patients who grind their teeth may be significantly more likely to show bone apposition on panoramic dental x-rays, indicating another possible way to diagnose bruxism. The study was published on October 18 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Technology Focus: RevenueWell built a better phone system
October 19, 2021 -- RevenueWell Phone is a new digital phone system that will make you want to drop your landline if you haven't already. RevenueWell's chief technology officer, Max Longin, showed off the design in the latest Technology Focus episode. Read More
Study: Dentists should limit use of physical restraints for kids
October 18, 2021 -- Though caregivers of pediatric dental patients reported mixed feelings about the use of physical restraints, they should be reserved for exceptional circumstances, according to a study published recently in JDR Clinical & Translational Research. Read More
Do's and don'ts for increasing services
October 18, 2021 -- Introducing a new service into a dental practice can be a great way to boost revenue -- if it's done right. Make sure to plan for adding new services so that you can avoid confusion and properly introduce patients to all that your practice has to offer, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
SmileCon was awesome. Is it enough to save large shows?
October 15, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS - The ADA spent the past two years reimagining its annual meeting from the ground up. The result was a lively and invigorating three-day event filled with education, products, and interactive experiences. But will the changes be enough to draw large crowds in the post-COVID-19 era? Read More
ADEA supports adding dental benefit to Medicare
October 15, 2021 -- The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has come out in support of adding a dental benefit to Medicare. A month ago, the ADEA told lawmakers that adding coverage under Medicare Part B, which is part of a U.S. congressional budget proposal, would be problematic. Read More
Dental Dose: The USPSTF may change its aspirin guidance
October 14, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is considering changing its recommendations about the use of daily aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease. Pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shared what you need to know about aspirin at the ADA's SmileCon meeting. Read More
Hands on with the Philips Sonicare Power Flosser
October 14, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS - Philips is expanding its oral healthcare line with the introduction of the Philips Sonicare Power Flosser, which the company showcased at the ADA's SmileCon meeting. The flosser features an X-shaped nozzle design and a 90-second deep clean mode. Read More
Hygienist who had COVID-19 and worked settles Iowa charges
October 14, 2021 -- A dental hygienist accused of continuing to work while knowing she had COVID-19 agreed to pay a $100 fine to settle charges with the Iowa Dental Board, according to a final order recently issued by the board. Read More
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