Why big trouble may be on the horizon for Medicaid patients
September 8, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic may lead to about one-fifth of Medicaid providers in private practice disenrolling from the U.S. program that serves patients with limited income by the end of 2020, according to new data from the ADA's Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
A tribute to Sally McKenzie, a giant in the dental industry
September 8, 2020 -- Belle DuCharme reflects on the life and legacy of Sally McKenzie, a longtime contributor to and one of the most influential consultants in the dental industry, who died suddenly on September 1.  Discuss
Clearing up the WHO chaos with clear patient communication
September 8, 2020 -- In the wake of the recent statement from the World Health Organization (WHO), there are three critical messages dental practices need to convey to their patients, writes Dr. Margaret Scarlett. She discusses those messages, as well as why it's so important to alleviate fears while practicing safe dentistry in the time of COVID-19.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for managing change
September 7, 2020 -- A new style of practice performance will be necessary in the recovery phase from COVID-19. The key word is resiliency: People and practices that are resilient and flexible will bounce back much faster than others, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Showing kindness in your practice has another big bonus
September 4, 2020 -- Performing good deeds, like driving a colleague to work in the morning or walking a dental assistant's dog while she's on vacation, helps the recipients and may improve the givers' well-being, according to a study published on September 3 in the Psychological Bulletin.  Discuss
Dr. Ryan Molis on the 'Zoom boom' of cosmetic dentistry
September 4, 2020 -- What effect are masks and Zoom having in the world of cosmetic dentistry? We sat down with Dr. Ryan Molis, one of the nation's top Invisalign providers, to talk about this question and more.  Discuss
How to compare the number of patients year over year in Curve Hero
September 4, 2020 -- How can you find out exactly how many patients you saw last week or last month compared to the same time frame a year ago within the Curve Hero practice management software? Curve trainer Tracey Thompson offers some advice and tips.  Discuss
New gene therapy destroys latent oral herpes in mice
September 3, 2020 -- Researchers recently reported that they were able to eliminate latent herpes simplex virus 1 in mice using a new gene editing technique that targets the root cause of oral herpes. The findings were published on August 18 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
How rent can affect your dental practice valuation
September 3, 2020 -- Do you know how much your dental practice is worth? That's a more complicated question than the market price of your home, writes Kyle Francis. Knowing exactly how rent factors into your dental practice's value is an often overlooked and misunderstood part of the equation.  Discuss
A simple solution to boosting your business success for the rest of 2020
September 3, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses the key to success for the rest of 2020 and beyond. It involves having not only the right personal protective equipment but also a plan to help your patients -- once they feel safe -- say "yes" to treatment.  Discuss
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