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How to help patients see value in the care you provide
January 22, 2020 -- Many patients just don't make dental care a priority or fully understand the importance of routine checkups or recommended treatment. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie shares her tips on how to help patients see the value of the care you provide -- and grow your practice in the process.  Discuss
What is the weather policy in your practice?
January 22, 2020 -- The weather forecasters are predicting a "snowmageddon" this week in parts of the U.S. You have a full day of restorative and hygiene patients scheduled. What to do? In times like this, you have to think about the safety of both your team and your patients, advises Dr. Sheri Doniger.  Discuss
Va. dentist driving drunk with 'pharmacy on wheels' arrested
January 22, 2020 -- A dentist in Virginia was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he crashed his truck and got into a tussle with responding police. Prosecutors described the vehicle as a "pharmacy on wheels" because he was found carrying a bag filled with 150 pills, according to news reports.  Discuss
Dentist who pulled teeth while on hoverboard is convicted
January 21, 2020 -- An Alaska dentist who was filmed pulling a sedated woman's teeth while riding a hoverboard has been convicted of reckless endangerment and Medicaid fraud, according to a press release issued by the Alaska Department of Law.  Discuss
Most lung vaping cases linked to informal sources of THC
January 21, 2020 -- The recent outbreak of lung disease linked to vaping appears to be most prevalent in people who vaped THC-containing products obtained from informal sources, such as family, dealers, and online, according to a new report released on January 14 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Discuss
Sugary drinks aren't so sugary after U.K. tax law
January 21, 2020 -- The sugar content of sodas sold in the U.K. is going down, according to new research published on January 13 in BMC Medicine. The reduction in sugar content is likely because of changing consumer habits, but also because a tiered tax law went into effect in 2018.  Discuss
Oral pain center agrees to pay $1M to settle false claims case
January 20, 2020 -- A pain treatment center in Wisconsin has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare and Tricare for oral appliances used to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for starting the new year off right
January 20, 2020 -- The new year offers a great opportunity to start fresh. Now's the time to look back on what went well, evaluate what went wrong, and devise a plan for improving performance in 2020, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
DSOs: Comparing startups to those operating and successful
January 20, 2020 -- A startup dental service organization (DSO) has a risk in maintaining an adequate capitalization base in the short term -- and especially in the long term. Certified public accountant Bruce Bryen explains some of the hardships and concepts for curing the problems necessary for a startup DSO to become a successful DSO.  Discuss
Speeding driver uses 'autopilot' mode to floss, gets ticket
January 17, 2020 -- A Tesla driver in Canada may think twice before he decides again to work on his oral health while behind the wheel. The man was charged with careless driving after police caught him using both hands to floss his teeth while cruising on "autopilot," according to news reports.  Discuss
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