Why do our kids have tooth decay?
December 12, 2018 -- It's a question dentists and hygienists hear every day whether they are in the office or not: Why do our kids have so much tooth decay? Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg writes that the roots of the issue are nutrition and activity.  Discuss
4 tips to improve collections in your practice
December 6, 2018 -- Getting patients to pay on time can be quite a challenge for any practice. And beyond the stress and hassle in collections, the lack of cash flow can affect a practice's ability to expand. In her latest column, practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers four practical tips to improve collections and your practice's finances.  Discuss
Exercise and dental health are interlinked
November 14, 2018 -- Alvin Danenberg, DDS, tells his patients that their gut and health are dependent on moving their body. But many of his patients don't know that even dental health is indirectly affected by healthy exercise. In his latest column, he outlines recent studies with a clear message about oral and overall health.  Discuss
4 ways a consultant can help grow your practice
November 7, 2018 -- If your practice is growing, there are probably aspects of it you'd like to improve. If your practice is struggling, it can be stressful, and you may not know how to fix the issues. In her latest column, Sally McKenzie offers four ways consultants can help dental practices solve issues and grow.  Discuss
Second Opinion: The case for ending the era of toxic teeth
November 6, 2018 -- Dr. Martin Gorman notes that there are issues with the continuing use of dental amalgam fillings containing mercury. In this Second Opinion, he details the published data concerning the use of mercury in fillings and calls for organized dentistry to get behind composite alternatives.  Discuss
Is there a link between periodontitis and metabolic syndrome?
October 31, 2018 -- Periodontitis and metabolic syndrome are manifestations of chronic inflammation. Could there be a causal relationship between the chronic inflammation of gum disease and the chronic inflammation of metabolic syndrome? In his latest column, periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg investigates.  Discuss
7 concepts to help you become a business badass
October 26, 2018 -- Maybe you've wondered what it would be like to open your own practice. In short, what does it take to go from being someone who knows little about business to someone who is an expert? Practice management consultant Jen Butler offers seven concepts to help you go from business cupcake to badass.  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
How to educate team members about practice economics
October 10, 2018 -- Many clients have come to practice management consultant Sally McKenzie asking about how they can get their team members on board when it comes to their practice's finances. She offers an inclusive solution that will make sure no team member is in the dark: monthly staff meetings to go over a practice's finances.  Discuss
Is there an autoimmune component to periodontal disease?
October 3, 2018 -- Periodontal disease can be looked at as both an acute and a chronic infection, notes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg in his latest column. He wonders if the chronic phase is related to an autoimmune reaction in patients. Dr. Danenberg examines the research and suggests some new areas of treatment that might help your patients.  Discuss