Want to reduce cavities? Maybe use cannabinoids
March 23, 2020 -- Chemicals found in cannabis or cannabinoids may be more effective at reducing bacteria associated with dental plaque than well-established synthetic oral care products, according to a recent study published in Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for staying connected with patients
March 23, 2020 -- Connecting with patients is critical to maintaining your patient base, so you must be creative when it comes to staying in touch, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Try a mix of both traditional outreach methods and newer methods on social media. Stay in touch with patients often and you'll build long-lasting relationships that contribute to practice success.  Discuss
Those with bad teeth, disabilities barred from jobs in Nigeria
March 23, 2020 -- If you want a job as a superintendent, inspector, or assistant cadre with the Nigerian Immigration Service, you better not have any disabilities or physical flaws, such as crooked teeth, according to news reports.  Discuss
New campaign uses cognitive method to get kids to brush at night
March 20, 2020 -- Do you want to get more children brushing their teeth before they go to bed? Encourage your young patients and their parents to pair nightly oral hygiene with book reading for at least three weeks, according to new research. For World Oral Health Day, the Smile organization has launched a behavioral science-backed campaign to get more children brushing before bedtime.  Discuss
Dentist convicted of bribing Haitian officials gets new trial
March 20, 2020 -- A dentist in Maryland and an entrepreneur have won a retrial after being convicted in 2019 of conspiring to bribe Haitian officials in exchange for approving a proposed approximately $84 million project on the Caribbean island.  Discuss
How to pull productivity reports in Curve Hero
March 20, 2020 -- How can you accurately pull reports in Curve Hero to track the productivity of staff members who are delivering dental services? Curve trainer Tracey Thompson offers some advice and best practices.  Discuss
Elephant gets root canal to alleviate tusk ache
March 20, 2020 -- An elephant in India has undergone a root canal to relieve pain from a longtime tusk injury. The elephant had 0.5 kg of flesh that grew within the fractured tooth removed prior to the procedure, according to news reports.  Discuss
The importance of social media during the COVID-19 outbreak
March 19, 2020 -- How should dental practices be using their social media channels to communicate with patients during the coronavirus outbreak? We asked dental social media expert Rita Zamora for advice in this podcast.  Discuss
Are you working the digital triangle?
March 19, 2020 -- It's no news flash that practice marketing has gone digital. But, are you doing it right? You must take advantage of the digital marketing triangle to do it effectively, writes Jonathan Miller and Fred Joyal.  Discuss
Incorrect insurance adjustments can kill practice profits
March 19, 2020 -- If preferred provider insurance adjustments seem high in your practice, it could be because your business staff is incorrectly posting the adjustments. That is a mistake that can severely affect your cash flow, writes Dr. James Anderson.