2 questions we're asking about COVID-19 vaccinations and the dental practice
September 10, 2020 -- There's plenty of talk right now about a COVID-19 vaccine and its timing. What will that mean for dentists and team members? What will it mean for patients? Will it be required for either group? These are some of the questions we're digging into as cold and flu season is just around the corner.  Discuss
Dental teams not at risk of getting COVID-19 at work, study finds
September 9, 2020 -- Public health dentists and dental assistants in Italy who treated patients while the COVID-19 pandemic ran rampant did not appear to develop the disease, according to an article published on September 3 in Oral Diseases.  Discuss
Survey dives into thoughts on role of dental hygienists working inside a DSO
September 9, 2020 -- What do dental hygienists think about their current roles in dental service organizations (DSOs)? Do their thoughts match up with those of the individuals running the DSOs? Christine Diehl, RDH, BS, and Sarah Varney, RDH, BSDH, founders of DSO Hygiene Excellence, sought to uncover the answers to these questions in a recent survey.  Discuss
Defragging the healthcare system and its impact on dentists
September 9, 2020 -- Dr. Marc Cooper believes the current healthcare system is deeply fragmented: Separations exist between providers, payors, patients, vendors, and suppliers. All of the pieces are seemingly floating around and carelessly connected. He offers some thoughts on what that means for dentistry now and in the future.  Discuss
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
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