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The future is now: Part 2 -- VR in the dental clinic
April 23, 2018 -- The dental clinic may be the perfect place to test two of the greatest, therapeutic capabilities of virtual reality (VR): the ability to reduce pain and mitigate fear. Find out how one dentist is using VR headsets in his clinic to transform the traditional dentist visit.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for feedback: Use compliments and complaints to improve your practice
April 23, 2018 -- Both positive and negative feedback can help you to improve your practice. While receiving patient complaints is never fun, they can help alert you to mistakes that you may not be aware of. Be sure to use all feedback to your advantage in creating the best experience for your patients, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
New report ranks kids' dental health in U.S. states
April 19, 2018 -- Which U.S. states are the best and the worst for children's dental and overall health? An April 18 report from a personal finance website has a surprising answer to which state is ranked the best for dental health for children.  Discuss
OHA report: State of oral health is mixed for seniors
April 18, 2018 -- The state of dental care for older Americans is mixed, according to a new report from Oral Health America (OHA). While 25 U.S. states received a poor overall score on key oral health performance measures, the number of people covered by community water fluoridation increased from 2016 to 2018.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for your practice's cellphone policy
April 16, 2018 -- Practices should direct patients and other practice visitors on what they can do -- and where -- with their cellphones. Employing a policy that allows for the quiet use of smartphones can help all patients handle tasks conveniently and wait for their appointments undisturbed, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
What is the role of a hygiene department?
April 13, 2018 -- A hygiene department should be the economic engine of your practice, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. Ensuring that doctors and hygienists are working toward the same goals is crucial for a practice's success.  Discuss
What do you need to know about teledentistry? Part 2
April 12, 2018 -- While teledentistry can play a key role in reducing access-to-care issues, it also has real potential is in the private practice sector, writes Dr. Marty Jablow. In the second part of this series, he examines six scenarios in which teledentistry may play a growing role sooner than you think.  Discuss
New data break down dentist stats by state, specialty
April 10, 2018 -- General dentists are once again the most common type of dentists, according to newly published data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The data break down dentist statistics by gender, specialty, and state.  Discuss
Cancellations and no-shows: A fee will not fix the problem
April 10, 2018 -- Every practice is faced with the issues of patient cancellations and no-shows. Many practices charge patients a fee when they don't show for their appointments, but Laura Hatch, founder of Front Office Rocks, has a different strategy that may lead to better communication with your patients and a fuller schedule.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for improving your practice: Upgrade your practice performance
April 9, 2018 -- All dental practices have room for improvement. If you're not steadily experiencing growth, you can take steps to upgrade your practice, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Do you have a practice vision, targets, and goals? Taking the time to examine every aspect of your practice and creating a vison with clear goals and targets can take your practice to new heights.  Discuss
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