Do's and don'ts for building your practice culture
February 5, 2018 -- Have you established your practice culture? Outlining your practice culture and periodically reminding your team of its importance provides them with clear guidelines on how you want the practice to operate on a daily basis, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Composite successfully restores teeth with severe wear
February 2, 2018 -- Severe tooth wear can cause a number of problems for patients, but minimally invasive options to restore worn teeth are limited. A new study, however, has found that building up resin composite on teeth with severe wear appears to be a successful treatment option.  Discuss
New report ranks dental wellness in U.S. states
February 2, 2018 -- Which U.S. states have the best and the worst overall dental health? Which states have the lowest and highest concentrations of dentists? A February 1 report from a personal finance website has the answers to those questions and more.  Discuss
Can Botox help patients stop grinding their teeth?
February 1, 2018 -- Teeth grinding during sleep is fairly common, but devices used to help patients may not be effective. Enter Botox, a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles and is used to treat movement disorders and migraines. Researchers of a new study asked if it could be used to reduce the symptoms of sleep bruxism.  Discuss
Glass-matrix ceramic materials show strength in new study
February 1, 2018 -- When creating restorations using a CAD/CAM system, material options include a glass-matrix ceramic and a resin composite. However, newer materials may offer more strength and hardness. Researchers put five of these newer materials to the test.  Discuss
Dental x-ray volume linked to financial incentives
January 31, 2018 -- Dentists take images only when necessary, right? A new study examined the relationship between the number of x-rays taken and whether dentists received a salary or worked on a fee-for-service basis. The findings suggest that payment model influences imaging decisions.  Discuss
Is it time to sell your team on an updated vision?
January 31, 2018 -- Where do you see your practice in one year? In two years? In 10 years? You might have a vision for where you want your practice to go, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier, but when was the last time you refreshed this vision? He offers some ideas to help your practice thrive  Discuss
Review confirms link between perio disease and diabetes
January 30, 2018 -- A new systematic review further supports the link between periodontal disease and diabetes. Periodontal treatment moderately but significantly improved glycemic control in patients with diabetes, the authors found.
How will tax reform affect you and your practice?
January 30, 2018 -- When President Donald Trump signed the tax reform bill in late December, much of the attention was focused on how the new tax code would impact individuals. But what about the effect on your practice? Bassim Michael of dental accounting firm Only for Dentists details some of the changes that may influence your business decisions.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for practice marketing: Fill scheduling gaps with a whitening promotion
January 29, 2018 -- If you're having trouble keeping your schedule full, launch a minicampaign to bring in new patients for professional whitening at a special price, recommends Dr. Roger P. Levin. This will keep staff busy during what might otherwise be slow times and also give prospective patients direct exposure to your office and team.  Discuss
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