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5 things we can expect from AI in the coming decade
February 17, 2020 -- The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) has long been on the horizon. In the last several years, we've started to see the first AI-powered solutions for dentistry hit the market, but we're told the best is still to come. Dr. Kyle Stanley highlights five things we can expect from AI in the coming decade.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building value: Create more value during the patient experience
February 17, 2020 -- Even in today's strong economy, patients want the best value every time they spend their money. They have been conditioned by retailers to seek deals based on either lower cost or higher value. In response to this new consumer psychology, provide greater value to patients by providing a superior experience, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Dentist ordered to pay $14K for illegally practicing law
February 14, 2020 -- A dentist in Wyoming must pay about $14,000 in fines, restitution, and legal costs for the unauthorized practice of law, stemming from a trust he set up for a sick, elderly couple, according to a court ruling issued on February 5.  Discuss
The impact of coronavirus on dental practitioners: Protecting your patients, practice, and the public
February 13, 2020 -- Global emergencies such as the new coronavirus provide a trigger to review health and safety standards in our practices. Maintaining hygiene standards at all times is essential, writes Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH. Be aware of patients in poor respiratory health, follow protocols, and keep your practice virus-free, she advises.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Health history recommendations
February 13, 2020 -- This is the second in a yearlong series that is designed to help dentists and team members understand their practice management software better. Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of, offers helpful information on efficiently updating the health history.  Discuss
Interview questions that dentists forget to ask
February 13, 2020 -- If you're a dentist looking to hire a new hygienist, Rachel Wall, RDH, has a few questions that you need to ask at your next interview.  Discuss
7 cybersecurity tips for 2020
February 11, 2020 -- Is your dental practice prepared to identify and combat a cybersecurity attack? These seven strategies from Christine Alfano of Vyne can set your practice up for success and save you thousands of dollars.  Discuss
Why you need to know your 'why' every day in dentistry
February 11, 2020 -- We sit with Dr. Gary Sanchez, the Why Institute's founder, to talk about the importance of everyone in the dental practice knowing their "why" and how it impacts their day.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for making changes: Be open to change
February 10, 2020 -- Dentistry continues to evolve, especially on the business side. To be successful in today's competitive environment, dentists will need to make improvements to their clinical services, technology, management protocols, and marketing systems, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Dentist gets prison for illegal prescriptions, Medicare fraud
February 7, 2020 -- A dentist in Missouri was sentenced to 18 months in prison for making false statements to Medicare and illegally issuing prescriptions for narcotic opioid drugs without a legitimate medical purpose. The dentist provided about 14,000 units of antianxiety and opioid drugs to a woman he had a personal relationship with for more than 10 years.  Discuss
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