Practice Management Sponsored by Carestream Dental
Chicago Midwinter 2016: Treating patients with special needs
March 7, 2016 -- Special needs patients oftentimes require a special kind of care, according to a session at the recent 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. With the number of people with autism rising sharply, it's important for all dental professionals to know how to best care for a patient with special needs.  Discuss
Chicago Midwinter 2016: 5 ways to prepare for a medical emergency
March 3, 2016 -- Does your office have a written plan in case of a medical emergency? If not, now is a great time to implement one, according to a well-attended session on emergencies at the 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Ga. MLP bill fails
March 3, 2016 -- A Georgia midlevel provider (MLP) bill that would have allowed dental hygienists to provide preventive care without the direct supervision of a dentist failed to make it to a vote.  Discuss
4 tips for enhancing communication with your patients
March 2, 2016 -- In her first column for, Dr. Precious Thompson relates four solid, practical ideas to enhance your office's communication with your patients. How your office handles the need for around-the-clock communication and engagement is key to practice growth.  Discuss
5 reasons to develop scripts
March 2, 2016 -- Has this happened in your practice? A potential new patient calls and is interested in making an appointment, but the team member who picks up the phone can't answer most of the patient's questions. The patient hangs up disappointed, and you never hear from the person again. As practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes, there is a way to ensure this doesn't happen as often in your practice.  Discuss
Calif. dentists must provide translated directions for drugs
March 2, 2016 -- A new law in California means dentists who practice in the state are now required to provide translated directions for dispensed drugs if such directions are available and the patient requests it, according to the California Dental Association.  Discuss
Legal Cases: Antibiotic-related colitis leading to death
March 1, 2016 -- In their latest column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler present a complex case in which a patient died after a root canal and antibiotic prescription. The use of antibiotics in root canal therapy often generates considerable discussion. This tragic case will add to those discussions.  Discuss
ADA president: More women needed in leadership roles
March 1, 2016 -- ADA President Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays believes the upcoming Women in Dentistry conference will encourage women to take leadership roles in organized dentistry, while helping them juggle the responsibilities of their practices as well as their families.  Discuss
Carestream Dental announces oral health summit
March 1, 2016 -- The Global Oral Health Summit, hosted by Carestream Dental, is a new comprehensive educational event that brings dental, orthodontic, and oral and maxillofacial surgery professionals together. It will be held November 10-13, 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for marketing: Make it easy for new patients to find you
February 29, 2016 -- Patients have many options for their dental care. The harder you make it for new patients to find your practice -- whether on the Web or at your physical location -- the fewer of them will consider your office for regular dental visits. In this Practice Success tip. Dr. Roger P. Levin offers ways to help new patients find your practice.  Discuss
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