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Regular cannabis use may prolong orthodontic treatment
December 20, 2021 -- A synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol made of cannabis compounds may diminish orthodontic tooth movement, extending treatment for regular drug users. The animal study was published on December 17 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Read More
Do's and don'ts for changing your leadership style
December 20, 2021 -- Leadership is situational. There is no one method or approach, but one thing is for sure: Leadership must change as the environment changes, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Read More
Endodontist accused of stealing $8M in COVID-19 relief loans
December 17, 2021 -- An Oregon endodontist was arrested December 14 for allegedly stealing approximately $8 million in U.S. COVID-19 relief loans, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ charged the dentist with aggravated identity theft and wire fraud. Read More
Military uses dental CAD to create custom radiation boluses
December 17, 2021 -- Members of the U.S. military have developed a way to use dental CAD equipment to scan faces and create custom devices that provide safer, more effective targeted radiation therapy, according to news published on December 13 by the U.S. Air Force. Read More
NIH names dental researcher as its new acting director
December 17, 2021 -- Dental researcher Dr. Lawrence Tabak, PhD, has been named the acting director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Tabak, a former director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, will assume the position on December 20. Read More
Dealing with training and staff turnover
December 16, 2021 -- Keeping valuable team members safe and satisfied in today's tenuous job climate is more important than ever. Dr. James V. Anderson discusses how investing in upskilling can help practices better manage staff turnover. Read More
Is your staff compensation structure enough to keep your team?
December 16, 2021 -- One of the most prominent reasons why dental team members have left practices or the profession is compensation. Dr. Roger P. Levin outlines why compensation is important to team members and different ways to address fair compensation. Read More
Snap fix: Clinicians use bra hooks for condylar break
December 15, 2021 -- With no typical intermaxillary fixation materials available, clinicians used bra hooks to facilitate the treatment of a woman's condylar fracture, according to a technical note published on December 13 in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Building and using dashboards
December 15, 2021 -- The dashboards in software programs can give you a lot of useful numbers, ratios, and percentages. But the problem with dashboards is that you actually have to look at them, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Read More
Higher costs, future COVID-19 shutdowns weigh on dentists
December 14, 2021 -- As the pandemic continues, dentists remain concerned about higher operating expenses, another COVID-19-related shutdown, and employees' inability to come to work, according to a study published online December 12 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
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