5 metrics to measure practice performance
September 1, 2021 -- Dentistry has faced numerous challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, but leaders in dentistry are unanimous in their opinion that a practice can still grow -- regardless of the outside circumstances. What is the key? Using objective measures and metrics to monitor various aspects of your practice. Read More
5 reasons you need the cloud for practice growth
September 1, 2021 -- Whether you're growing from one location to two or expanding to 10 practices or beyond, it's critical to put standardized systems in place. Investing in the right cloud-based practice management software gives you the flexibility you need to be successful. Read More
Experts tout the tech that has changed their practice
September 1, 2021 -- Technologies used in both the front and back of the office in a dental practice can create efficiencies, improve workflow, and serve as ingredients to improve productivity and profitability. Leading experts touted their favorite innovations, from scanners to voice-controlled charting software. Read More
How rules are changing for dental assistants in the U.S.
August 31, 2021 -- In 2020 and 2021, approximately two dozen states in the U.S. have enacted legislative and regulatory changes related to dental assisting requirements, according to the Dental Assisting National Board's "State of the States" report. Read More
Technology Focus: Crown.AI software for
August 31, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) technology for dentistry has come a long way, and two new features from Glidewell's software show how smart technologies can save time in the clinic. The Glidewell team showcased Crown.AI and Margin.AI in this Technology Focus interview. Read More
What links oral surgery infections to penicillin allergy?
August 30, 2021 -- Oral surgery patients with penicillin allergies who take a certain kind of antibiotic as perioperative prophylaxis face a greater risk of developing surgical site infections, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Do's and don'ts for retaining staff
August 30, 2021 -- The No. 1 challenge facing dentistry is staffing. Anyone will tell you that prevention is the best way of dealing with any type of crisis. So, the best way to avoid a shortage of dental staff is to prevent your current staff from leaving, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
State Medicaid reform boosts dentist participation, DSO growth
August 27, 2021 -- Medicaid dental program reform in Virginia resulted in a sharp rise in provider participation and spurred more dentists to work for dental service organizations (DSOs). The findings were published August 26 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Dental Dose: Why medications warn against grapefruit juice
August 27, 2021 -- On a hot summer day, you may want to reach for a tall, cool glass of grapefruit juice. But if you take some medications, you should think twice. Pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, explains why in the latest episode of Dental Dose. Read More
What you should know about bioactivity
August 27, 2021 -- To some experts, bioactivity is the most exciting advancement in restorative dentistry in the past 20 years. This piece explores the evolving definition of bioactivity and how these enriched composites can help prevent decay in both the cavities they fill and the surrounding tooth structures. Read More
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