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A practice concierge: What does that mean, and is now the time to have one?
September 14, 2020 -- Would a practice concierge benefit your practice? Do you know what one does and how this role could help as you continue to rebound from the COVID-19 disruption? Dr. Gerilyn Alfe and Fred Joyal dive into the benefits of the practice concierge and why this person could solve some of your practice's production dilemmas.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for team communication
September 14, 2020 -- During this time, there will be lots of changes and upheaval in your practice. It is crucial that you and your team are on the same page. The only way you can do this is to stay in constant communication about everything going on in the practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Is a probiotic the key to better oral health?
September 11, 2020 -- Weissella cibaria strain CMU, a probiotic lactic acid bacterium, may improve gingival bleeding and reduce levels of periodontal germs linked to diabetes and other diseases, according to a study published on September 2 in BMC Oral Health.  Discuss
Thoughts on those patients with cracked teeth walking into your practice
September 11, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses a recent New York Times article detailing the rise of cracked teeth in the days after COVID-19 entered our society. He shares some advice that has worked well in his upstate New York practice.  Discuss
Podcast: What you need to know about anticoagulants, changes to them, and COVID-19
September 11, 2020 -- Tom Viola, RPh, has some advice to share with DrBicuspid.com readers about recent changes in anticoagulants, how these changes can affect the dental patient and practice, and the relationship between anticoagulants and COVID-19.  Discuss
How to overcome the 'pandemic plateau' in your practice
September 10, 2020 -- What are some of the issues and challenges slowing down growth in dental practices as they continue to recover from the COVID-19 disruption? Dr. James Anderson looks at them and offers solutions that can help the business side of the dental practice continue to climb.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: How do I find the number of total active patients?
September 10, 2020 -- How can a dental team member or dentist find the current number of total active patients in the practice? Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com, offers some ideas and advice.  Discuss
2 questions we're asking about COVID-19 vaccinations and the dental practice
September 10, 2020 -- There's plenty of talk right now about a COVID-19 vaccine and its timing. What will that mean for dentists and team members? What will it mean for patients? Will it be required for either group? These are some of the questions we're digging into as cold and flu season is just around the corner.  Discuss
Dental teams not at risk of getting COVID-19 at work, study finds
September 9, 2020 -- Public health dentists and dental assistants in Italy who treated patients while the COVID-19 pandemic ran rampant did not appear to develop the disease, according to an article published on September 3 in Oral Diseases.  Discuss
Survey dives into thoughts on role of dental hygienists working inside a DSO
September 9, 2020 -- What do dental hygienists think about their current roles in dental service organizations (DSOs)? Do their thoughts match up with those of the individuals running the DSOs? Christine Diehl, RDH, BS, and Sarah Varney, RDH, BSDH, founders of DSO Hygiene Excellence, sought to uncover the answers to these questions in a recent survey.  Discuss
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