Dental assistant sues, says fired for shunning boss' advances
January 10, 2020 -- A dental assistant in Illinois has filed a lawsuit against her former employer and his dental practice, claiming she was subjected to racial jokes and was fired after refusing the dentist's sexual advances, according to news reports.  Discuss
2 dentists, dental technician die in Ukrainian jet crash
January 10, 2020 -- The dental industry lost members of its community when Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashed on January 8 shortly after takeoff from Tehran. A dental technician and two dentists from Canada were three of the 176 passengers on the plane, according to news reports.  Discuss
When does speed kill your cash flow in the dental practice?
January 9, 2020 -- More than ever, time is our most valuable commodity, and we often hear efficiency and speed are important for a dental practice. But there are times when faster isn't better, particularly when it comes to impression materials, notes Dr. David Rice.  Discuss
How manuka honey benefits mouth health
January 9, 2020 -- Raw honey, especially manuka honey, has unique qualities that make it an amazing medicine for the mouth, as well as the rest of the body. Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses how the single-flower honey works in the mouth and the best ways to use it.  Discuss
JADA: Fla. lags in oral cancer prevention, HPV vaccinations
January 9, 2020 -- Florida is lagging behind the U.S. as a whole for oral cancer prevention, according to the findings of a new Journal of the American Dental Association study. Floridians have a higher incidence of oropharyngeal cancer, and they're less likely to get vaccinated against HPV.  Discuss
Podcast: Is this OTC medication the next substance of abuse?
January 8, 2020 -- A drug that is readily available and easily accessible as an over-the-counter (OTC) medication could become the next substance of abuse affecting your dental patients, according to dental pharmacology expert Tom Viola, RPh. In this podcast, he talks about what this drug could mean for your patients' oral health, as well as how to diagnose its abuse and talk about it with your patients.  Discuss
Reach your dental practice goals -- one step at a time
January 8, 2020 -- What are your practice goals for the new year? Goals can be valuable markers of progress, but achieving a goal isn't the sole measurement of success. Any incremental progress toward a goal also is significant and should be celebrated. Curtis Marshall of Dental Intelligence shares some tips on how to pace yourself to help reach your practice goals.
Man nearly dies after using nail to pick popcorn from teeth
January 8, 2020 -- Using a metal nail and other objects to dislodge popcorn from between his teeth may have caused a U.K. man's potentially fatal blood infection that led him to undergo a lengthy surgery, according to news reports.  Discuss
Gen Z is coming of age -- here's how to reach these patients
January 7, 2020 -- Move over Millennials -- Generation Z is here with its own set of cultural norms. These social media-savvy teenagers and young adults are poised to reshape how we learn and connect with each other, which may have some major implications for the dental office.  Discuss
Simple, high-impact communication tips to boost your practice
January 7, 2020 -- The most important aspect of communication today is not what you say to patients and insurance companies but how you say it, notes practice management consultant Lois Banta. She shares some simple yet high-impact tips for communicating with both your patients and insurance companies.  Discuss
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