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Dental students prefer text to face-to-face communication
June 24, 2019 -- If you'd rather text patients than meet them in person, you might be a millennial. Dental students are far more likely to prefer texting peers and patients, according to research presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for increasing practice production
June 24, 2019 -- Most dentists don't believe it, but they can increase production by 30% to 50% in three years. Dentists are often limited by their current approach to the business of dentistry. By identifying and rooting out system deficiencies, any practice can grow dramatically without demanding more time from the dentist and team, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Study: Use extra-narrow implants as indicated for success
June 24, 2019 -- Extra-narrow implants can fit into spaces that other implants can't but have limited indications. However, some practitioners use them in clinical situations that may risk failure. Researchers tested the biomechanical behavior of these implants and found that following the manufacturer's recommendations was the key to success.  Discuss
Study examines sexual harassment rates at dental meeting
June 21, 2019 -- One in five attendees at a major dental research conference experienced some form of sexual harassment at recent meetings, according to survey results presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
New sedation guidelines call for 2 experts per procedure
June 21, 2019 -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics have updated their sedation guidelines for the first time in three years. The new guidelines call for two trained personnel to be present when providing deep sedation or general anesthesia to children.  Discuss
Dental expenses qualify for new tax-preferred account
June 21, 2019 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a rule on June 20 that expands the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). The new policy creates a special type of HRA that employees can use for dental premiums and other qualified medical expenses.  Discuss
Study measures restoratives' survival rate in frail older adults
June 20, 2019 -- Do restoratives last when placed in frail older adults who live in long-term care facilities? In promising news for these residents, they do, according to a presentation on June 20 at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
Oil pulling rivals chlorhexidine in IADR research
June 20, 2019 -- Oil pulling has been praised as a natural way to boost oral health, but does the science support the hype? The technique may rival modern medicine in at least some cases, according to research presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting.  Discuss
5 trends that will affect the future of your practice
June 20, 2019 -- No one can predict the future with 100% certainty, but certain trends can help provide a road map. Dr. Roger P. Levin examines five of these trends for dentistry, including the growth of dental support organizations, declining reimbursement, and staffing issues.  Discuss
How the sugar industry used dietitians to reach dentists
June 19, 2019 -- The sugar industry created a public relations campaign and used dietitians to help spread pro-sugar messages to dental professionals in the 1970s, according to research presented on June 19 at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
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