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The importance of knowing what you really want as a new year begins
January 14, 2021 -- Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH, says it's easy to get caught up in the great goal race or feel inadequate if your vision for 2021 doesn't sound as glamorous as someone else's. Why lose 10 pounds when you could lose 20? Why increase your revenue by 10% when you could double it? More is better, right? Well, not exactly. Before you hop on the bandwagon, she believes a little reflection and introspection are necessary.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: How do I clean up old, outdated treatment plans?
January 14, 2021 -- If one of your business-related resolutions for 2021 is to clean up old and outdated treatment plans clogging up your system, there is a way to make that happen within your Dentrix practice management software. Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com, offers advice on how to clean up old plans and keep things clean in your software in the new year.  Discuss
Why the physician-dentist relationship is the biggest barrier to integration
January 13, 2021 -- There are many inherent differences and prejudices between dentists and physicians. How do you close the gap? How do you bring the dentist and physician into alignment so that the necessary care is delivered for mutually shared patients? These are the questions that would be most powerful to address now rather than later, writes Dr. Marc Cooper.  Discuss
New research shines light on risks for HPV-linked oral cancer
January 13, 2021 -- People who have had more than 10 oral sex partners face an approximately four times greater risk of developing HPV-associated mouth and throat cancer than those with fewer mates, according to a study published on January 11 in Cancer.  Discuss
4 more consultants share their best financial tips to start 2021
January 13, 2021 -- Every dental practice wants to start the new year off on the right foot. With that in mind, we asked dental practice management consultants for their best pieces of financial advice for dentists and dental practices as 2021 begins. We previously shared the advice of four individuals; here is what four more told us.  Discuss
Is a helmet key to protecting dentists, team members from SARS-CoV-2?
January 12, 2021 -- A newly designed open-faced, disposable helmet that is connected to an air filtration pump and can be worn by patients may minimize the transmission of infection, including SARS-CoV-2, to dental teams, according to a study published on January 12 in Physics of Fluids.  Discuss
How to avoid endodontic pitfalls -- a road map to success
January 12, 2021 -- Endodontic procedures don't have to be worrisome. They can not only be rewarding but also become a profit center to build your practice, writes Dr. Allen Deutsch. In this article, he navigates readers around potential issues with root canal treatments and guides them down the road to greater success with endodontic procedures.  Discuss
4 consultants share their best financial tips to start 2021
January 12, 2021 -- Every dental practice wants to start the new year off on the right foot. That often means making sure you're doing everything you can to run your business like a business. With that in mind, we asked dental practice management consultants for their best pieces of financial advice for dentists and dental practices as 2021 begins. Here is what four of them shared with us.  Discuss
Can a common artificial sweetener treat gum disease?
January 11, 2021 -- Using an air-polishing powder containing a sugar alcohol commonly used as an artificial sweetener during nonsurgical periodontal treatment may result in positive outcomes for patients, according to a small study published on December 29 in BMC Oral Health.  Discuss
Podcast: What you need to know about serotonin syndrome
January 11, 2021 -- What is serotonin syndrome and why does everyone inside the dental practice need to know about it? Tom Viola, RPh, stopped by to discuss the pharmacology side of the equation with this syndrome and why it's likely more important to know about it now than ever before.  Discuss
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