Can evidence-based dentistry resolve treatment questions?
March 1, 2018 -- When you are confronted with a patient treatment dilemma, where do you turn for information to guide your treatment? Dr. Geoffrey A. Thompson told attendees at the recent 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting that applying evidence-based dentistry can help answer your treatment questions.  Discuss
How does your hygiene production compare?
February 28, 2018 -- Dr. David Black writes that many in dentistry have specific ideas about net production per hour for both dentists and hygienists. However, when he examined the data, he found that both dentist and hygiene production was down across the U.S. He looks into why and what you can do.  Discuss
Time to rethink using wet wipes in your office
February 27, 2018 -- If you're using wet wipes to disinfect surfaces, it may be time to rethink your infection-control product. Rella Christensen, RDH, PhD, named the best disinfectant products and strategies at the recent 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, and wet wipes didn't make the cut.  Discuss
6 tips to fix scheduling stress
February 27, 2018 -- When you drove to your practice this morning, did you know what to expect? Or is there no such thing as a typical day, with too many broken appointments turning your schedule into chaos? Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers six tips that can help your practice address the scheduling stress.  Discuss
See the Dental Excellence Awards presented at Chicago Midwinter 2018
February 26, 2018 -- staff presented the 2017 Dental Excellence Award trophies at the recent 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. The annual awards recognize outstanding new products and services.  Discuss
Do's and dont's for customer service: 'Wow' your patients
February 26, 2018 -- Patients will recommend your practice only when you provide them a great experience. Exceeding expectations during patient interactions will put your practice in the best position to generate word-of-mouth referrals, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
1st day highlights from 2018 Chicago Midwinter
February 23, 2018 -- CHICAGO - The 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting is one of the largest annual dental meetings in the U.S. with almost 30,000 dentists and dental professionals attending. offers a look at a busy first day of the meeting, covering new products, clinical and practice management presentation highlights, industry news, and more.  Discuss
Why aren't dentists following sealant guidelines?
February 23, 2018 -- Large, multisite dental practices may be the way of the future, but practitioners at these sites may not be leading the way in following recommendations for sealing noncavitated occlusal carious lesions in children. To learn more, researchers sought to identify the barriers to guideline adoption facing dentists at a typical, large practice.
 Discuss to honor Dental Excellence Award winners
February 23, 2018 -- is pleased to honor the winners of the Dental Excellence Awards, highlighting the best new products and services in dentistry. The awards will be presented on Friday, February 23, at the 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.  Discuss
2 pillars of success: Scheduling and case acceptance
February 22, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Scheduling and case acceptance are two pillars upon which successful practices rely, according to a practice management presentation by Dr. Roger P. Levin at the 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.  Discuss
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