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Podcast: What every dentist and team member needs to know about the updated CDC guidance
May 27, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released some important guidance that affects every dental practice. In this podcast, we get the answers to important questions about this guidance from dental infection control expert Mary Govoni.  Discuss
7 reasons to work with a consultant virtually
May 27, 2020 -- Times have changed in dentistry, and now might be the perfect time to consider not only adding a consultant for your practice but also adding one via virtual options. Sally McKenzie explains the benefits and what it could mean for your business in the second half of the year.  Discuss
New treatment method: Maybe seal a split tooth rather than pull it?
May 27, 2020 -- Clinicians preserved a patient's split tooth using a nonsurgical technique that included widening and sealing the fracture gap with mineral trioxide aggregate and composite, according to a case report published online on May 3 in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
Case report: Rare tumor found in man's hard palate
May 26, 2020 -- An uncommon 4 x 2.5-cm tumor was removed from a man's hard palate, marking only the fourth documented case of an osteolipoma discovered in this area of the mouth, according to the authors of a case report published May 15 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
3 quotes give peek into what may come for dental industry
May 26, 2020 -- There is no question that these are historic times for our society, as well as the dental industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected dental practices, as well as the manufacturers and dealers who help dental businesses churn along and the dental meetings where products are shown and education is gathered.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for social media
May 26, 2020 -- Social media has quickly become the primary way for people and businesses to connect during this time. Your practice should use social media to engage with patients, maintain relationships, and establish some form of normalcy, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Finding common ground in the battles between dentists and hygienists
May 22, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, talks about the current rift between dentists and dental hygienists. He also offers his thoughts on what should be a common denominator that can help bridge the gap between the two sides.  Discuss
Contingency planning 101 for the dental practice
May 22, 2020 -- Dr. Paul Caselle gives his thoughts on why a contingency plan is so important in the event of illness or disability, environmental disasters such as epidemics or weather events, and economic factors such as recessions or business downturns.  Discuss
Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea
May 22, 2020 -- Tongue stiffness measured by shear-wave elastography ultrasound may be able to help identify patients with obstructive sleep apnea while they're awake, according to the findings of a pilot study published on May 10 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Antipain center discovered in mice may lead to new painkillers
May 21, 2020 -- Scientists have discovered a small area in the brains of mice that dampens their sense of pain, which could eventually lead to new pain management treatments for humans, according to a study published on May 18 in Nature Neuroscience.  Discuss
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