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New research shines light on risks for HPV-linked oral cancer
January 13, 2021 -- People who have had more than 10 oral sex partners face an approximately four times greater risk of developing HPV-associated mouth and throat cancer than those with fewer mates, according to a study published on January 11 in Cancer.  Discuss
4 more consultants share their best financial tips to start 2021
January 13, 2021 -- Every dental practice wants to start the new year off on the right foot. With that in mind, we asked dental practice management consultants for their best pieces of financial advice for dentists and dental practices as 2021 begins. We previously shared the advice of four individuals; here is what four more told us.  Discuss
Is a helmet key to protecting dentists, team members from SARS-CoV-2?
January 12, 2021 -- A newly designed open-faced, disposable helmet that is connected to an air filtration pump and can be worn by patients may minimize the transmission of infection, including SARS-CoV-2, to dental teams, according to a study published on January 12 in Physics of Fluids.  Discuss
How to avoid endodontic pitfalls -- a road map to success
January 12, 2021 -- Endodontic procedures don't have to be worrisome. They can not only be rewarding but also become a profit center to build your practice, writes Dr. Allen Deutsch. In this article, he navigates readers around potential issues with root canal treatments and guides them down the road to greater success with endodontic procedures.  Discuss
4 consultants share their best financial tips to start 2021
January 12, 2021 -- Every dental practice wants to start the new year off on the right foot. That often means making sure you're doing everything you can to run your business like a business. With that in mind, we asked dental practice management consultants for their best pieces of financial advice for dentists and dental practices as 2021 begins. Here is what four of them shared with us.  Discuss
Can a common artificial sweetener treat gum disease?
January 11, 2021 -- Using an air-polishing powder containing a sugar alcohol commonly used as an artificial sweetener during nonsurgical periodontal treatment may result in positive outcomes for patients, according to a small study published on December 29 in BMC Oral Health.  Discuss
Podcast: What you need to know about serotonin syndrome
January 11, 2021 -- What is serotonin syndrome and why does everyone inside the dental practice need to know about it? Tom Viola, RPh, stopped by to discuss the pharmacology side of the equation with this syndrome and why it's likely more important to know about it now than ever before.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for patient interaction
January 11, 2021 -- When you first started your practice, you may have thought that dealing with patients would be easy. They're people too, right? Well, of course they are, but it's not that simple. Dealing with patients on a personal level takes the same amount of thought, time, and patience that you put into providing your clinical care, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Can you use dental drills safely during the pandemic?
January 8, 2021 -- Drilling at lower rotation speeds and eliminating the use of dental drills that use both air and water could significantly reduce the spray of aerosols, which may contain SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published on December 16 in the Journal of Dental Research.  Discuss
How to respond when a patient refuses radiographs
January 8, 2021 -- Patients will often express a number of concerns about having radiographs taken. When you, as a dental professional, know how important they are to a patient's oral health, how do you respond when a patient declines them? Tameka Schley Lee, RDH, BSDH, goes through some common scenarios and offers advice on what wording could help break through any concerns.  Discuss
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