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Gum disease may affect COVID-19 severity
August 6, 2020 -- Patients with inflammation caused by periodontitis may experience more severe COVID-19 complications, according to an article published online July 30 in the Journal of the California Dental Association.  Discuss
Q&A with Dr. Sam Low on dental aerosols, lasers, and the role of the hygienist after COVID-19
August 6, 2020 -- In a one-on-one interview, Dr. Sam Low chats with DrBicuspid.com Editor-in-Chief Kevin Henry about a number of topics, including the future of dental hygiene as well as how dentistry has changed since the COVID-19 disruption.  Discuss
The 3 Cs to thriving during the pandemic
August 6, 2020 -- Over the past six months as the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, the "experts" have been telling us that our lives will never be the same. While change is inevitable, there are fundamentals that always hold true in what makes an organization thrive even during the most challenging times, writes Bassim Michael, CPA, CVA.  Discuss
Dental implant fails twice from growth of rare cystic lining
August 5, 2020 -- A patient's dental implant failed twice due to a cystic lining growing around it, in a rare case that was detected without signs of periapical radiolucency on an x-ray, according to a case report.  Discuss
How to track remaining insurance benefits in Curve Hero
August 5, 2020 -- Within the Curve Hero practice management software, how can you set up a way to track the remaining insurance benefits for each of your patients? Curve trainer Tracey Thompson offers some tips and advice.  Discuss
Appeal to your demographics to ensure practice growth and community health
August 5, 2020 -- Dr. James Anderson believes that today's dental practice needs to be paying attention to the demographics of the people who walk through the door. He offers some advice on how to do that, in addition to discussing the rewards it can bring to the business and to each individual patient.  Discuss
3 ways to bring your team back together
August 4, 2020 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin believes that, in many practices, those loyal team members who seemed very happy prior to the COVID-19 disruption are not as happy today because of everything that is being asked of them to keep the business moving ahead. He uses a foundational thought from legendary coach John Wooden to provide some ideas on rebuilding the team.  Discuss
Asking dental hygienists for their thoughts on the present, future of their profession
August 4, 2020 -- Today, DrBicuspid.com launches "RDHs in the real world," a look into what dental hygienists are really thinking right now. We're asking hygienists for their thoughts and opinions on current events as well as what they see for the future of their profession. You will learn about their answers in future articles.  Discuss
Case report showcases benefits of oral surgery via diode laser
August 4, 2020 -- Diode laser-assisted oral surgery offers many advantages when removing benign, premalignant, or malignant lesions or venous malformations from patients' oral cavities, according to a case report published on July 20 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Dementia, mild cognitive decline linked to gum disease
August 3, 2020 -- Dementia and mild cognitive impairment may be linked to periodontal disease, specifically the type of gum damage that results in tooth loss, according to a study published online July 29 in Neurology.  Discuss
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