Survey: Physicians lack awareness of dental neglect in kids
May 11, 2018 -- Previous research has indicated a link between higher levels of tooth decay and children who are neglected. But if a child sees a physician, not a dentist, can the physician recognize the oral health signs that might suggest neglect is taking place? The results of a new study suggest this is not the case.  Discuss
Countdown: 10 essential tips for growing your practice
May 11, 2018 -- There's a difference between how you grow a practice and how you make it profitable, writes practice management consultant Jen Butler. In this column, she counts down the essential tips on how to grow your practice. Here's a hint: It doesn't have to cost a lot of money to see a sizable return.  Discuss
5 practical ways to increase practice production
May 10, 2018 -- In the debut of a new monthly column, Dr. Roger P. Levin brings you the most thought-provoking topics from the Dental Business Study Clubs, a new organization focused on the business of successful dentistry. This month, Dr. Levin explores practical ways you can increase your production.  Discuss
Is there a link between canker sores and caries in kids?
May 10, 2018 -- Are there any ways to prevent minor recurrent aphthous stomatitis, also known as canker sores, in your pediatric patients? Do hygiene habits, practitioner preventive protocols, or psychosocial factors contribute to its occurrence? A new study examined these relationships.  Discuss
CAD/CAM margins match patient presentation
May 9, 2018 -- Do digitized mucosal margins match the actual clinical presentation in patients? The results of a new study suggest they do. Researchers scanned and studied more than 250 implants and concluded that CAD/CAM appears to be a reliable tool for creating abutments.  Discuss
5 common clinical problems in your aging patients
May 9, 2018 -- Demographic studies and everyday evidence tell you that your patient population is aging. But treating these patients requires knowing what health issues they are facing. Dr. Niveditha Rajagopalan looks at five common clinical issues these patients may be experiencing and how you can accommodate them in your practice.  Discuss
Study finds CBCT effective for imaging first molars
May 8, 2018 -- Assessing furcation involvement in first molars can be tricky for many reasons. Researchers of a new study wanted to see if cone-beam CT (CBCT) could be effective in helping dentists with this clinical diagnosis.  Discuss
ED physicians not confident treating dental trauma
May 7, 2018 -- Dental trauma requires prompt treatment to save teeth, yet 20% of emergency department (ED) physicians are not confident treating dental emergencies in children, according to a new study published in Pediatric Emergency Care.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for practice technology: Invest in technology wisely
May 7, 2018 -- Technology is an important asset to your practice. New technologies can increase convenience, improve patient care, and attract new patients. Before making any investment in new technology, always evaluate your return on investment and create a plan for redesigning practice systems and implementing team training, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Oral health program makes toothbrushing fun for kids
May 4, 2018 -- How do you get kids to brush their teeth twice a day? A 21-day oral health education program that provided in-school instruction with the goal of making toothbrushing fun had a big impact on the students, according to a new study in the International Dental Journal.  Discuss
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