Podcast: Busting one of the biggest myths about pain control and COVID-19
April 1, 2020 -- Tom Viola, RPh, has some advice to share with readers on managing pain in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as some thoughts on smoking and marijuana usage in these historic days.  Discuss
5 self-care apps that can help you during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 1, 2020 -- Are you feeling a little stressed or depressed, or have you just had enough of being inside during the COVID-19 pandemic? Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, offers some help through the miracle of technology and your cellphone.  Discuss
How dentists can financially survive the COVID-19 pandemic
March 31, 2020 -- Dental consultant Sally McKenzie has put together a few tips to help dentists and team members better understand the financial situation of their business and what they need to do to survive the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Discuss
Maine dentists can't treat patients via teledentistry
March 31, 2020 -- Dentists in Maine cannot legally engage in teledentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite instruction from the state's governor to treat patients remotely, according to the Maine Board of Dental Practice.  Discuss
5 strategies to increase dental office manager job satisfaction
March 31, 2020 -- Here are five tried and true strategies you can implement now to show your gratitude and support for all that office managers do, all while improving your practice when things return to normal, writes Christine Alfano.  Discuss
Imaging aids removal of broken burs from third-molar surgeries
March 30, 2020 -- Radiography, CT, and 3D modeling helped clinicians remove burs that had broken off from high-speed handpieces during third-molar extractions and migrated to the mandibular body of one patient and the floor of the mouth of another, according to a recently published report of two cases.  Discuss
4 ways to up your online presence during the COVID-19 crisis
March 30, 2020 -- Getting to work on these four tasks will keep you connected to your profession, boost your online presence, and, hopefully, bring in new patients and strengthen the relationships with the ones you have, writes Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for writing scripts for a better patient experience
March 30, 2020 -- Every routine interaction between staff and patients contributes to the quality of the patient experience, for better or worse. Well-written and properly used, scripts can guide team members as they operate practice systems and also add depth and value to patient-practice relationships, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Affordable Care Act 10-year anniversary: Oral health wins and losses
March 27, 2020 -- March 23 marked the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Dental public health expert Nadereh Pourat, PhD, spoke with about some of the oral health wins and losses from the biggest U.S. healthcare overhaul in 50 years.  Discuss
Dentists are asking, 'Should I stay or should I close now?'
March 27, 2020 -- There is certainly no judgment here, but Dr. David Rice discusses why now is the time for dental practices to put the long-term health of dentists, team members, and patients ahead of the short-term goal of keeping a dental practice open during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  Discuss