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
Ask Marty: I'm a Cerec 3D user and very happy with the system. Should I upgrade to the new Cerec AC?
February 25, 2009 -- A: First of all, Cerec 3D is still advanced dental technology. And by owning and using this system, you are still ahead of the in-house restoration capability curve of most dentists. The Cerec AC does have some very impressive enhancements, however, that may make an upgrade worth considering at some point.  Discuss
It takes more than a weekend
February 20, 2009 -- Proper education and training are becoming increasingly imperative as general dentists add to their practices procedures formerly confined to the realm of specialists. As Dr. Helaine Smith says in her latest column, sometimes you have to ask yourself: If I were in the dental chair, would I be OK with this?  Discuss
Oh, this old thing?
February 17, 2009 -- Do you suffer from "delayed reactionitis"? In his latest Laughing Gas column, dentist and comedian Jimmy Earll says whether at home or the office, his wife is always glad to help.  Discuss