Does bristle configuration affect dentin abrasion? June 13, 2019 -- Researchers simulated 10 years of brushing with manual toothbrushes to find out if the bristle configuration put users at increased risk of dentin abrasion and developing noncarious cervical lesions. What they found out might change what you recommend to your patients. Discuss
How to build a case for medical reimbursement claims: Part 1 June 13, 2019 -- Filing for reimbursement from medical insurers for dental procedures is a different process than filing for reimbursement from dental insurers. Dental practice consultant Christine Taxin explains how to build a case for medical reimbursement in the first of a two-part series. Discuss
Calif. dentist charged with 75 counts of billing fraud June 13, 2019 -- A California dentist has been charged with insurance fraud for submitting reimbursement claims to private insurance companies for dental work that allegedly was never performed. The dentist submitted claims for nearly $600,000 covering 623 root canals in 75 patients, according to state authorities.
Review examines how to cut sugary beverage consumption June 12, 2019 -- What methods are effective in reducing the consumption of sugary drinks? Researchers reviewed the evidence and found that some practical methods made an impact. They reported their findings in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews on June 12. Discuss
Periodontal disease linked to prediabetes, puberty June 12, 2019 -- Periodontal health may be related to everything from prediabetes to puberty. Researchers who evaluated some of these connections presented their findings at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in San Francisco. Discuss
Can computer-guided navigation teach implant placement? June 12, 2019 -- When it comes to implant placement, developments in computer‐guided dynamic navigation systems may offer dental students a new training approach. Researchers put one of these systems to the test to see if it could improve implant surgical training. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building lasting relationships with patients June 10, 2019 -- Ideally, patients view their dentists and dental team as trusted experts who will maintain their oral health. However, with the pace of the world today, building relationships is more challenging than ever before. Patients appreciate it when practices take interest in them as individuals and will be more inclined to remain loyal to a doctor and team they know and respect, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip. Discuss
Practice Rescue: Improve your recruiting process June 7, 2019 -- When a team member leaves, too often the practice is left scrambling to fill the spot, which can lead to hiring the wrong person. Laura Barnes of Custom Dental Solutions walks you through steps to improve your recruiting process. Discuss