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How the sugar industry used dietitians to reach dentists
June 19, 2019 -- The sugar industry created a public relations campaign and used dietitians to help spread pro-sugar messages to dental professionals in the 1970s, according to research presented on June 19 at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
What superstars know but dentists don't
June 19, 2019 -- Just like every sports team, each dental practice is different, with unique strengths and weaknesses. There isn't a set of plays that will work the same for every team. But what the best teams understand, according to Curtis Marshall of Dental Intelligence, is that focusing on incremental achievement is the way to progress to bigger goals.  Discuss
Poor oral health linked to increased risk of liver cancer
June 19, 2019 -- Poor oral health is associated with an increased risk of the most common form of liver cancer, according to a new study published online June 17. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 470,000 patients and found that poor oral health was linked to an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma.  Discuss
Young dentists to Congress: It's time to fix student debt
June 18, 2019 -- Young dentists testified before members of the U.S. House of Representatives on June 12 to urge lawmakers to consider strategies for student debt relief.  Discuss
How to build a case for medical reimbursement claims: Part 2
June 18, 2019 -- Filing for reimbursement from medical insurers for dental procedures requires specific information and attention to detail. Dental practice consultant Christine Taxin explains what your practice needs to include to file for this greater reimbursement in the second of a two-part series.  Discuss
Does a CAD/CAM system produce a better restoratives fit?
June 18, 2019 -- Should you trust the fitting of a monolithic zirconia crown to a CAD/CAM or milling process? Researchers put the two methods to the test to find out which produced a better fit. What they found might change how you complete the restorations for your patients.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for the summer: Don't take the summer off
June 17, 2019 -- It's June and we've all got summer on the brain. Despite all the nice weather, you must maintain your focus as the practice leader and keep your team motivated, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Practices that can avoid playing hooky during the summer can avoid decline.  Discuss
Glass ceramic outperforms indirect resin in new veneer study
June 17, 2019 -- Veneers made with glass ceramic may be more durable than those composed of indirect resin. These findings come from a new study that evaluated the long-term survival rate of restorations placed on maxillary anterior teeth.  Discuss
Qualities of a safe workplace according to hygienists
June 14, 2019 -- What qualities make for a safety-focused dental practice? Nearly 400 hygienists shared their thoughts in a recently published study. Both the number of hours worked and number of patients seen per day had a big impact on perceived patient safety.  Discuss
Do orthodontics affect patients' long-term outlook?
June 14, 2019 -- One reason cited for starting orthodontic treatment is the belief that it will help patients feel more positive about themselves later in life. Researchers surveyed more than 440 30-year-olds and found that other factors may play a larger role in patients' long-term outlook.  Discuss
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