Practice Management
Got a good attitude? Patients' outcome views colored by cues
October 23, 2019 -- Doctors who appeared empathetic and conveyed high expectations of treatment success during pain procedures influenced the way patients felt about outcomes in a new study, published October 21 in Nature Human Behaviour.  Discuss
Bad teeth cost Californians jobs, self-confidence
October 23, 2019 -- Can bad teeth hinder your self-confidence and chances at a new job? Many low-income Californians say yes. A news article recently explored the difficulty some California residents encounter when trying to get a functional smile.  Discuss
Periodontist must pay $1.3M in malpractice case
October 22, 2019 -- A periodontist must pay approximately $1.3 million in a malpractice case in which a procedure to extract a molar in preparation for an implant resulted in bone and nerve damage, according to a judgment filed in a New Jersey court.  Discuss
Written patient communication makes for better relationships
October 21, 2019 -- The most heated miscommunications in dental practices involve insurance benefits and financial arrangements with patients. Dr. James Anderson of eAssist explains the importance of written patient communication and offers tips for documenting this information.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for community outreach: Doing well by doing good
October 21, 2019 -- Doing well by doing good involves taking advantage of opportunities to give back and letting everyone know that you're a great community partner. And there's nothing wrong with enjoying the positive public relations that can come from these activities. It's a win-win situation for you and your community, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Dentist gets $5.6M for botched surgery that destroyed career
October 21, 2019 -- A Toronto judge has awarded $5.6 million in damages to a man who lost his career as a dentist following a botched vision-correction surgery, according to news reports.
Mid-Atlantic Dental expands with new DSO acquisition
October 21, 2019 -- Dental support organization (DSO) Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners has acquired DentalOne Partners from Dental Investments in an all-cash deal.
Texas dental firm to pay $20K to end discrimination suit
October 18, 2019 -- A dental office in Texas must pay $20,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit after allegedly firing a receptionist after learning of her pregnancy.
Membersy to acquire CDI Group
October 18, 2019 -- Digital health firm Membersy announced that it plans to purchase dental benefits company the CDI Group.
YouTube is better for watching dental injuries than fixing them
October 17, 2019 -- YouTube is probably not the best source of information for managing dental trauma, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed 120 online videos and found the platform is better for seeing people knock their teeth out than learning how to manage an avulsed tooth.  Discuss
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