Staff raises? This year? Absolutely
March 27, 2009 -- Yes, we're in a recession. And for many of us, those empty chairs are causing some sleepless nights. But rather than tightening our belts, now is the time to invest -- in our dental teams.  Discuss
Georgia joins battle against teeth-whitening kiosks
March 25, 2009 -- Businesses that operate teeth-whitening kiosks run by nondentists in malls and other locations have been fighting legal battles across various states.  Discuss
Ask Marty: What are my choices for going digital with my panoramic system?
March 23, 2009 -- A: This same dilemma occurred in my office. You can stop taking panoramic radiographs, but that does not help if you need that type of radiograph on a routine basis. Some panoramic machines can be retrofitted to accept a digital sensor to capture the radiographs.  Discuss
My epiphany with Mrs. Z
March 19, 2009 -- Sometimes all any of us really need is someone who will take the time to listen. For Mrs. Z and her bothersome dentures, it was all about her cat.  Discuss
Are government-funded clinics the answer?
March 17, 2009 -- From the media to the ADA, there is a growing call to bring aid to underserved populations suffering from poor oral health. But so far no one has hit on the best way to provide real access to care, says Dr. Helaine Smith in The Mouth Physician.  Discuss
Ask Marty: I want to put computers in my operatories. Should I have a wired or wireless network?
March 16, 2009 -- A: Congratulations on wanting to computerize your operatories. This is the first step to implementing many cool features for you and your patients.
The 3 (unexpected) keys to successful e-mail marketing
March 13, 2009 -- Is e-mailing your patients every day really an effective marketing tool? Absolutely, says Richard Geller in his latest Marketing Madness column.  Discuss
Ask Marty: What is the best method of intraoffice communication?
March 9, 2009 -- A: There are many different ways to communicate within the office. Some are more effective then others. Ultimately, choosing the best communication system depends on the needs of your facility and practice.  Discuss
Who should read cone-beam CT volumes?
March 5, 2009 -- The oral and maxillofacial radiology community is not averse to having oral and maxillofacial pathologists review cone-beam CT images -- as long as they have the appropriate training.  Discuss
Dear ADA: Enough with the 'wait and see'!
March 3, 2009 -- In her latest The Mouth Physician column, Dr. Helaine Smith once again takes the ADA to task -- this time for failing to lobby strongly or loudly enough on behalf of dentists during the creation of U.S. President Barack Obama's stimulus package.  Discuss