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5 tips to prevent a water-line outbreak at your practice
September 17, 2018 -- When was the last time you tested your water lines? Infection-control expert Jessica Wilson shared her tips for how to maintain your water lines and keep your patients healthy at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for teamwork: Encourage teamwork
September 17, 2018 -- In a well-run practice, each team member's individual responsibilities are clearly spelled out. Yet there are always opportunities for staff members to help others. Think about how teammates can assist each other, and encourage staff members to volunteer for each other when necessary. The more the team works together and supports each other, the better the team as a whole will perform, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Hormones and oral health: Treatment planning for women
September 13, 2018 -- Women face unique oral health challenges throughout their lifetime, thanks in part to fluctuating hormones, according to a presentation by periodontist Dr. Jacqueline Plemons at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting. She detailed how hormone levels affect women's periodontal health and discussed how to help these patients maintain healthy teeth and gums.  Discuss
5 practical factors in increasing case acceptance
September 13, 2018 -- Case acceptance is a critical factor in practice success, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest monthly column, based on the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs. He shares five practical ways your practice can increase case acceptance.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: 5 things to know before starting your 1st practice
September 12, 2018 -- If running your very own dental practice is your dream, there are a few things you should know before getting started. Experts discussed financing, building, and staffing your first practice at the California Dental Association's recent CDA Presents meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss
7 ways to reduce broken appointments
September 12, 2018 -- When patients cancel at the last minute or don't show up at all, it makes it difficult to meet that day's production goals. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers seven practical, easy-to-implement ideas to help reduce the number of broken appointments.  Discuss
Which file is best for canal glide path preparation?
September 12, 2018 -- When using the WaveOne single-file system to shape a root canal, practitioners often create a glide path before canal preparation to improve performance. Researchers compared three popular systems used to create glide paths to see which performed best.  Discuss
Should dental insurance have mandated medical loss ratios?
September 11, 2018 -- The Affordable Care Act requires that health plans spend a certain amount of premium dollars on medical care and quality improvement, but this hasn't been mandated for most dental plans. A new study looked at such medical loss ratios for dental insurance and found that many consumers may not be receiving a good value.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Common conditions may impact older patients
September 11, 2018 -- When your older patients aren't eating or cite difficulty swallowing, the cause may be a condition such as lichen planus or xerostomia, noted Dr. Jacqueline Plemons in a presentation at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Emmott advances digital workflow discussion
September 10, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Adopting a digital workflow can completely change how a practice operates, improving nonclinical office processes, time management, and efficiency, according to Dr. Larry Emmott. He spoke with DrBicuspid.com about his digital workflow presentation on September 7 at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
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