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Don't become a cautionary tale: How to protect from hackers
February 21, 2019 -- On the black market, dental charts are now more lucrative than Social Security numbers, and hackers are willing to dive through dumpsters for valuable patient information. At the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Dr. Pat Little shared how to protect your practice from the fastest-growing form of identity theft in the U.S.  Discuss
U.S. dental spending projected to reach $203B by 2027
February 21, 2019 -- Annual U.S. spending on dental care is projected to reach more than $203 billion by 2027, according to a February 20 report in Health Affairs. While dental care spending will increase by more than $60 billion by that point, the annual growth rate for dental spending will lag overall growth in healthcare expenditures in the country.  Discuss
Practice Rescue: 3 tips to hiring the right candidate
February 21, 2019 -- If your practice is trying to hire for an open position, you already know that the unemployment rate is at an all-time low, and the war for amazing talent is at an all-time high. Too often, though, dental practices rush to fill a position and ignore the flags that suggest a candidate isn't right for the practice, writes dental hygienist Corinne Jameson-Kuehl. She offers three tips to help your practice avoid hiring the wrong candidate.  Discuss
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2019: Part 2
February 20, 2019 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2019 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall with hundreds of companies showcasing their products. Here is the second part of our preview of new and recently introduced products, including imaging, practice management, and restorative products and services.  Discuss
Winning the battle, losing the war against gum disease
February 20, 2019 -- A patient called periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg for a second opinion on her gum issues. He writes that this patient's case illustrates why a big-picture approach is needed when it comes to treating periodontal disease.  Discuss
Can an intranasal NSAID offer relief for endodontic pain?
February 20, 2019 -- Which pain reliever do you prescribe for patients experiencing pain from their untreated endodontic symptoms? A new study compared the intranasal form of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ketorolac with a combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen to see which is more effective.  Discuss
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2019: Part 1
February 19, 2019 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2019 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall with hundreds of companies showcasing their products. Here is part one of our preview of new and recently introduced products, including CAD/CAM, hygiene, and imaging products and services.  Discuss
Practical practice management: Cash flow and billing
February 18, 2019 -- Maintaining a practice's cash flow is necessary yet often more difficult than it should be. Dayna Johnson, founder of Rae Dental Management, considers her experiences with how practices handle billing and cash flow, and offers practical tips for practices that use Dentrix.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for answering patient questions effectively
February 18, 2019 -- When patients ask you questions, give them the answers they need. Make the effort to satisfy your patients' need for information. When you do, you send the message that you care, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Cerebral palsy tied to worse oral health for kids
February 15, 2019 -- Children with cerebral palsy may have more dental caries and a lower oral health-related quality of life, according to the findings of a recent study. These findings may have to do with movement and eating limitations associated with the neurological condition.  Discuss
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Chicago Dental Society (CDS) 2019 Midwinter Meeting
February 21-23
Chicago, Illinois United States
12th Annual Ethics and Legal Aspects of Dentistry Conference
February 22-23
Los Angeles, California United States
2 Day Hands-on Medical Billing
March 7-8
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma United States
Parenteral Moderate Sedation Training for Dentists
March 8-24
Scottsdale, Arizona United States