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DentalPlans.com predicts 6 things that will affect dentistry in 2021
December 24, 2020 -- As the end of 2020 draws near, DentalPlans.com, an online marketplace for dental savings plans in the U.S., has predicted six things that will affect the dental industry in 2021.
The question you must answer about troublesome employees
December 23, 2020 -- What constitutes acceptable behavior from your team members? What happens when one of them crosses that line? Is it time for that person to leave, or is he or she coachable? These questions and more were recently posed during a discussion between dental consultant Lynne Leggett and a dentist. Their conversation could change the way you look at your team members and next steps during a difficult time.  Discuss
Dental providers leave Medicaid due to COVID-19
December 23, 2020 -- COVID-19 has caused 8% of dental providers to disenroll in Medicaid, according to recent data from the ADA's Health Policy Institute.
DAIC study shows dentists don't agree on diagnosis, cost
December 22, 2020 -- The Dental AI Council (DAIC), a new nonprofit dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI) in dentistry, has highlighted results from its first major study showing dentists don't often agree on a dental diagnosis or the cost of a resulting treatment plan.  Discuss
The top 5 practice management stories of 2020
December 22, 2020 -- DrBicuspid.com likes to keep you in the know on all things new and trending in practice management. In 2020, our readers were most interested in COVID-19 and the legal matters that dominated our Practice Management Community.  Discuss
The 3 stages of teledentistry adoption
December 22, 2020 -- With the rise of COVID-19, teledentistry has come a long way in a short period of time, writes Dr. Marty Jablow. What started as a solution designed primarily for public health service settings has become a useful -- and sometimes indispensable -- tool for private practices to enhance patient reach and connectivity during the pandemic, he believes.  Discuss
Communication with patients is easier, but is it more effective?
December 21, 2020 -- Thanks to technology, it is easier than ever to reach dental patients. However, the same technology you're using to engage with them is being used by countless others. How can you be sure you're effectively reaching your patients? Ashley Bond offers some advice.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for planning the morning meeting
December 21, 2020 -- COVID-19 has thrown quite a few challenges at dental practices. Unfortunately, whenever chaos is thrust upon a business, its employees often give up on the normal rituals that have made them successful in the past. In dentistry, the morning meeting is still critically important and must not be abandoned, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Podcast: A New Year's resolution for every dental assistant and dentist
December 18, 2020 -- What's one of the biggest issues in dental practices today, according to Curtis Marshall of Dental Intelligence? It's the fact that many dentists and dental assistants aren't on the same page when it comes to patient communication and what's best for patients and the business. In this short podcast, Marshall offers some opinions on what can be done to fix that disconnect heading into 2021.  Discuss
In times of patient need, how do we 'do the right thing'?
December 18, 2020 -- Everyone needs help during the pandemic, and that help can be physical, emotional, or financial. We all must do the right thing when we see that it needs doing, writes Dr. James Anderson. What that means is different for each of us, but listening to your individual core values is perhaps more important now than ever before.  Discuss
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Conferences
Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting
March 12-13
Atlanta, Georgia United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States