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3 steps to resolving dental teams' clashes over PPE
June 24, 2020 -- The recent struggle over personal protective equipment (PPE) is just one that dental practices have faced since reopening. Inevitably, there will be plenty more. The bottom line is that the strategy you use to approach any conflict will affect its resolution, writes Dr. Alan Stern.  Discuss
Podcast: Dental infection control expert Mary Govoni on the latest CDC guidance for dentistry
June 23, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance for dental practices. However, it has created some confusion and the ADA has offered some differing thoughts. In this podcast, we get the answers to important questions about the guidance from dental infection control expert Mary Govoni.  Discuss
The concept of the quarterly practice appraisal that every dentist should know
June 23, 2020 -- As small business owners, it may be a good idea (and perfect timing) to think about a concept that is sensible and adhered to by corporations but rarely, if ever, considered by dental practice owners. Dr. Anthony Stefanou shares his thoughts on the importance of a quarterly practice appraisal.  Discuss
Dr. David Rice previews a series on the 7 deadly sins of smile design
June 23, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses what he will be covering during an upcoming series on our site. What do dentists and dental team members need to know about smile design? There's more to creating a great smile than just which materials you should use.  Discuss
Imaging reveals baby girl in SC born with 2nd mouth
June 22, 2020 -- Imaging, specifically magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography, helped clinicians determine that a mass located on the chin of a newborn girl was a second oral cavity, according to a recent case report. The cavity contained unerupted teeth and an accessory tongue that moved in sync with her oral tongue.  Discuss
How to create the 'frictionless dental practice'
June 22, 2020 -- Alex Nottingham believes that one of your practice's goals should be to eliminate systemic issues that interfere with a smooth and polished patient journey. In this article, he gives some recommendations on how to remove friction from your practice.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for answering patient questions
June 22, 2020 -- There is a lot of helpful information out there about COVID-19, but there is also a lot of bad information. Patients will be calling your office with questions, and it's OK to admit when you don't know something, says Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Dental HR expert Tim Twigg: Can dentists limit team member activity outside the practice during a pandemic?
June 19, 2020 -- Dentists and team members are trying to keep their practices free of COVID-19. But what happens when an individual does something outside the office to contract the virus? You asked us this question, and we asked dental human resources expert Tim Twigg for his thoughts and advice.  Discuss
Using Eaglesoft to determine the true number of your practice's 'active patients'
June 19, 2020 -- Ann-Marie DePalma answers a question from a reader about finding the true number of active patients in practice management software (Eaglesoft) and discusses what the term "active patients" really means.  Discuss
Q&A with ACT Dental's Kirk Behrendt on how dentistry can adapt to a changing landscape
June 19, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, sat down with ACT Dental founder and CEO Kirk Behrendt to discuss a wide range of important topics as dental practices rebound from COVID-19, touching on everything from filling the schedule to changes with insurance.  Discuss
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