How is your practice's diagnostic acceptance percentage?
March 8, 2019 -- If one dentist does twice as many crowns as another in the same practice, that means the one who did twice as many is more productive, right? Not so fast, writes Curtis Marshall of Dental Intelligence. Other factors need to be considered. He offers a look at the numbers to help you increase your practice's productivity.  Discuss
Don't let debt damage your practice
March 7, 2019 -- Debt is not just an issue for dentists fresh out of dental school. Midcareer dentists can have hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt, which may be paralyzing their practice. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie has experience with practices in this kind of debt and offers practical ideas to help turn things around.  Discuss
AAP president highlights benefits of perio classification system
March 6, 2019 -- To reflect research that periodontal health can play an important role in overall health, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) released a periodontal disease classification system for all practitioners. AAP President Dr. Richard Kao sat down with to discuss how the new system is being used.  Discuss
What is functional dentistry?
March 6, 2019 -- The term functional medicine is being used throughout the alternative medicine community. And now, there is a new term on the block: functional dentistry. Functional dentists see the body as an integrated human machine, in which anything affecting one part of the body will eventually affect all the other parts, Dr. Alvin Danenberg explains in his latest column.  Discuss
Negative stimuli may help prevent early childhood caries
March 5, 2019 -- What might motivate parents to take steps that could prevent early childhood caries (ECC)? To find out, researchers studied the emotional responses of mothers of 1-year-old children to visual stimuli and text related to the risks of developing dental caries.
Arbitration decision forces Invisalign stores to close
March 5, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has announced that it will close its Invisalign stores after an arbitrator ruled that it violated its noncompete agreement with SmileDirectClub.  Discuss
5 common mistakes by first-time supervisors: Part 2
March 5, 2019 -- In the second part of her series on mistakes first-time supervisors make in dental practices, practice management consultant Teresa Duncan writes about meetings, mindset, and gossip. Her practical tips can help your practice avoid some difficult situations.  Discuss
Video: 5 trends from Chicago Midwinter 2019
March 4, 2019 -- Almost 30,000 dentists and dental professionals attended the recent Chicago Dental Society 2019 Midwinter Meeting. The editors highlight five trends they witnessed at this year's conference.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for delegating for greater success
March 4, 2019 -- As the practice's primary producer, you can raise production dramatically by delegating virtually all nonclinical responsibilities to staff members, Dr. Roger P. Levin writes in his latest Practice Success tip. Just as important, delegation gives the practice greater flexibility in day-to-day operations, and it empowers team members to excel and take pride in their work.  Discuss
Video from Chicago Midwinter 2019: Colgate launches new Total toothpaste
March 1, 2019 -- Editor-in-Chief Tony Edwards sat down with Colgate's director of scientific affairs, Dr. Barbara Shearer, PhD, to discuss the company's new Colgate TotalSF toothpaste.  Discuss
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