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Queen Victoria made wearing teeth a fashion trend
September 16, 2021 -- From mourning her husband's death to showing off love tokens from his hunting trips, Queen Victoria helped trigger the popularity of jewelry adorned with teeth, according to a news article published on September 10 in the British Dental Journal. Read More
Are too many write-offs hurting your financial health?
September 16, 2021 -- Are you repeatedly signing refund checks to patients? You may be passing off money that actually belongs to the practice, writes Dr. James V. Anderson. He details common errors and how to tally up contracted fees accurately. Read More
Medicare dental benefits are inevitable: A response
September 15, 2021 -- In a recent article, Dr. Marc Cooper painted his vision for why Medicare dental benefits are inevitable. In this response, Dr. Fred S. Ferguson continues the conversation, arguing that a value-based system can benefit patients, payers, and dentistry, too. Read More
How 3D printing can support remote education in dentistry
September 15, 2021 -- 3D printing became an invaluable tool that enabled dental students at one university to train from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Elisa Praderi writes why the situation proves 3D printing has been underutilized in education -- until now. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Where to schedule big cases
September 15, 2021 -- Where should you schedule big cases? Have you considered your day off? In the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple, Dr. Roger P. Levin shares why he gives this sometimes controversial recommendation. Read More
Orthodontist pleads guilty in ex-Ark. lawmaker bribery scheme
September 14, 2021 -- A well-known orthodontist pleaded guilty on September 13 in connection with a public corruption scheme involving a former state senator from Arkansas, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas. Read More
Lasers reduce pain after extraction, implant surgeries
September 14, 2021 -- Low-level lasers reduced pain following extraction and implant surgeries in a pair of blinded randomized controlled trials published recently in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. Read More
Surgical gloves can be hack for removing stripped dental screws
September 14, 2021 -- Surgical gloves may come in handy for more than just infection control. Sterilized gloves can be used to remove damaged dental screws from patients, according to a technical note published online September 11 in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
New surgical method removes broken dental instrument
September 13, 2021 -- Clinicians used a new surgical technique to remove a separated endodontic instrument stuck about 2 mm below the tip of a patient's tooth root in a case published in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Do's and don'ts for practice services
September 13, 2021 -- Do you know which of your services have the highest profit margins and how many of each you are performing? It's important to think about the "service mix" of the practice to make sure you are targeted for a great year, advises Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
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