Practice Management
Kevin Henry: South African hygienists treat more than teeth
October 25, 2018 -- Dental journalist Kevin Henry spoke at the 2018 Dental and Oral Health Congress and Exhibition of the South African Dental Association. In the second part of an exclusive series for DrBicuspid.com, he details the differences in how hygienists practice in South Africa and the U.S.  Discuss
Review questions research on ergonomic interventions
October 24, 2018 -- You've probably heard about an ergonomic intervention for dentists and hygienists, such as a new curette or workstation modifications, and wondered if there really was any evidence that the intervention was effective. Researchers had the same question and conducted a review to find out.  Discuss
Study identifies keys to oral healthcare integration
October 23, 2018 -- Awareness is increasingly spreading for the need to integrate oral healthcare into primary care treatments and evaluations. Researchers interviewed more than 90 healthcare practitioners to find out what the barriers are to this integration and how they can be overcome.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting continues
October 23, 2018 -- Hundreds of your colleagues have already taken the opportunity to vote for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's your turn to vote for finalists in 11 categories, including Best New CAD/CAM Product, Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product, Best New Toothpaste, and more.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for time management: Manage your time like a pro
October 22, 2018 -- For a dentist, effective time management means achieving efficiency when treating patients. Schedule patients wisely, based on parameters designed to achieve the greatest efficiency. This will enable you to increase production, reduce stress, maintain energy throughout the day, and provide better patient care, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Kevin Henry: South African dentists face crossroads
October 19, 2018 -- Dental journalist Kevin Henry spoke at the 2018 Dental and Oral Health Congress and Exhibition of the South African Dental Association. In the first part of an exclusive series for DrBicuspid.com, he details the differences in dental practices between South Africa and the U.S. This column focuses on practice economics and technologies.  Discuss
Burst offers discounted insurance to 'ambassadors'
October 19, 2018 -- Subscription electric toothbrush company Burst Oral Care will provide discounted healthcare benefits to Burst Ambassadors, dentists and hygienists who receive a commission every time a patient buys a Burst electric toothbrush or toothbrush head with their referral.  Discuss
If a train is coming, get off the tracks
October 17, 2018 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg often has patients asking him about what they can do to live a more healthy lifestyle. He looks at one study that examined the link between a healthy lifestyle and chronic diseases, but notes that many patients aren't willing to make changes when the "train" of ill-health is bearing down on them.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for establishing trust with patients
October 16, 2018 -- The higher the level of trust patients have in the doctor and staff, the more successful the practice will be. Trust builds patient loyalty, ensuring lasting practice-patient relationships. It also makes patients far more likely to refer family and friends to your practice, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Award voting begins
October 16, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 11 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste.  Discuss
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