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Overall tobacco use down among U.S. students
June 14, 2018 -- The number of U.S. middle and high school students who use tobacco products has significantly dropped since 2011, according to new data from the U.S. government. However, more than 3 million students still regularly use electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.  Discuss
How a flow chart can help your practice
June 14, 2018 -- Is there a way to help your office improve patient and communication, get your team members all on the same clinical page, and improve your bottom line? Practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests to many of her clients that they use a perio flow chart to help. In her latest column, she outlines the benefits these charts can bring to your practice.  Discuss
Why do we have more tooth decay now?
June 13, 2018 -- The question of why there are more tooth decay and gum disease now than in the past isn't an easy one to answer, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He tells his patients that while flossing and brushing are crucial, other factors are just as important.  Discuss
Green tea mouthwash may help patients with gingivitis
June 13, 2018 -- Green tea-based mouthwashes may rival chlorhexidine for some patients, a systematic review found. Patients with plaque-induced gingivitis who used a green tea-based mouthwash had plaque and gingival markers that were similar to those of patients who used chlorhexidine.  Discuss
Infographic: Professionally active dentists in 2018
June 12, 2018 -- How many professionally active dentists are in your state? If you practice in California, you've got a lot of company. If you practice in Wyoming or Vermont, you are one of the few. Our infographic breaks down the number of active dentists by state, using data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for an inviting office: Make sure the office properly showcases the practice
June 11, 2018 -- An attractive and updated office is a necessity -- not a luxury. Perhaps your office looks like a time capsule from the '80s or '90s. Maybe the carpets are worn. View the office through the eyes of your patients -- you might be surprised at what you see, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
How do narrow-diameter implants fare over the long term?
June 11, 2018 -- Wearing overdentures supported by narrow-diameter implants can be an intriguing choice for older patients whose needs aren't met by conventional dentures but who require treatment that isn't too invasive. Because the long-term quality-of-life benefits of this option are unknown, investigators took a closer look.  Discuss
Is your social media worth liking?
June 8, 2018 -- Social media consultant Rita Zamora has helped practices throughout the U.S. grow through the more effective use of social media. Dr.Bicuspid.com is pleased to bring you an excerpt from her new book Get Found, Get Liked, Get Patients -- Making the Most of Social Media, with practical ideas to help improve your practice's visibility.  Discuss
Study: Triclosan may increase colon cancer risk
June 8, 2018 -- The effects of triclosan on human health should be urgently re-examined, according to the authors of a new preclinical study that found the chemical might increase the risk of colon cancer and other harmful consequences. The findings were published in Science Translational Medicine.  Discuss
3 practical ways to improve team performance
June 7, 2018 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin explores practical ways you can improve your team's performance in his latest monthly column, based on the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs, an organization focused on the business of successful dentistry.  Discuss
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