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2 is too late: Early intervention shines in new study
March 15, 2019 -- When it comes to preventing early childhood caries, 2 years old may truly be too late. A new study found 3-year-old children who received dental care from infancy had significantly better oral health than those who started getting care at 2 years of age.  Discuss
Quality measurements have unintended consequences, challenges
March 15, 2019 -- Instituting dental quality measures has become important for improving outcomes and reducing costs. However, unexpected challenges have emerged, according to the authors of a new article in BMC Oral Health. They discussed these challenges, including the incentivization of unethical behavior.  Discuss
Product highlights from IDS 2019: Part 2
March 14, 2019 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - Dental journalist Kevin Henry offers the second part of his roundup of some of the new products and services from the 2019 International Dental Show (IDS). This edition features new products and services from companies such as Acteon, Carestream Dental, and more.  Discuss
5 practical questions to ask yourself about dental insurance
March 14, 2019 -- Dental insurance is a complex issue, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest column. He poses five practical questions to ask yourself to find out if you are getting what you need from your insurance reimbursements.  Discuss
DSO Mid-Atlantic focuses on practitioner empowerment
March 13, 2019 -- In one of the largest transactions involving a dental support organization (DSO), Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners acquired the 68 practices of Birner Dental Management in October 2018. DrBicuspid.com spoke with Mid-Atlantic CEO Mitchell Goldman about what the acquisition means for the practitioners, the DSO's plans for the future, and other topics.  Discuss
Dental students best hygienists at scaling in new study
March 13, 2019 -- Dental students may be better at scaling and root planing than their hygiene counterparts, according to the findings of a new study. Dental students in Switzerland more effectively scaled a maxillary left canine model than both dental hygiene students and experienced hygienists.  Discuss
Product highlights from IDS 2019: Part 1
March 12, 2019 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - The International Dental Show (IDS) is a launching pad for new products and technologies. Dental journalist Kevin Henry offers a roundup of some of these new products and services from companies such as GC America, 3Shape, and more.  Discuss
Study finds Botox-A effective in treating TMD
March 12, 2019 -- The goal when treating patients with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is to relieve their symptoms and help them regain jaw movements. An injection of botulinum toxin type A (Botox-A) may help when conservative treatments are not successful, according to a new study.  Discuss
Legal Case: When the end of a lawsuit does not end the problem
March 11, 2019 -- In their latest Legal Cases column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler present a case in which a patient sued a dentist and also filed a complaint with the state dental board. Learn about the role a radiograph played in the case, how both the legal and disciplinary actions were resolved, and what you can do to help your practice avoid a similar situation.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for promoting your implant services
March 11, 2019 -- Given the huge number of edentulous people, most patients are likely to know someone who could benefit from implants. This service should get special attention during both the new patient orientation and appointments with existing patients. Creating greater awareness of implants can lead to referrals of family members, friends, and other acquaintances, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
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