Delta Dental to pay $65M to settle CDA lawsuit
May 3, 2018 -- Delta Dental of California will pay a total of $65 million to more than 14,000 California dentists to settle a 2013 reimbursement lawsuit filed by the California Dental Association (CDA). The settlement was jointly announced on May 1.  Discuss
6 practical tips to minimize your stress
May 3, 2018 -- Dr. Lisa Knowles has heard many stories from colleagues about stresses that are seemingly beyond their control, such as business partner and family issues. Her solution to trying to minimize the stress these situations create is to prepare. She offers six practical tips to help you in your practice and your life.  Discuss
Study: 3D-printed mandibles may reduce OR time
May 2, 2018 -- Creating 3D-printed models of fractured mandibles may reduce time spent in the operating room (OR), according to a new study in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. The findings suggest that inexpensive 3D printing technologies could save hospitals hundreds of dollars per operation.  Discuss
Stepping forward into growth
May 2, 2018 -- As a periodontist, Dr. Alvin Danenberg was taught that dental plaque should be removed. But as he has learned, the real key to treating your patients is to help them address the underlying causes and them learn what changes they need to move forward in their health.  Discuss
AAE18: Is newer technology better at reducing bacterial load?
May 2, 2018 -- Are newer root canal instruments and procedures more effective at eliminating bacteria than their predecessors? Studies presented on April 26 at the 2018 American Association of Endodontists annual meeting (AAE18) suggest the superiority of one of the new 3D shaper file system but no differences among debridement devices.  Discuss
How to take action to reduce periodontal disease
May 1, 2018 -- How can dental practitioners and organizations increase global awareness and prevention of periodontal disease? A new white paper and an advocacy guide produced by the FDI World Dental Federation provide tips on suggested actions for improving periodontal health.  Discuss
Practice Rescue: Ways employees hijack your business culture
May 1, 2018 -- Do you ever discuss treatment with a patient, then later find that the treatment plan was changed after reviewing the chart? This is an example of a "practice hijack." In her new Practice Rescue column, Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH, of Custom Dental Solutions offers practical tips to make sure everyone on your team is pulling in the same direction.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for good teamwork: Guide your team toward success
April 30, 2018 -- Your practice success is rooted in your team members. But they can't help you if you don't help them. Set the bar high for performance and offer training opportunities. Regularly provide encouragement and praise. By taking the time to take good care of your team, you'll help create a happy workplace and a healthy bottom line, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Steven Daniel
April 30, 2018 -- Dr. Steven Daniel has combined serving his patients with professional leadership throughout his career. Currently serving as president of the American Academy of Periodontology, Dr. Daniel talked with about upcoming academy publications that will affect treatment of peri-implantitis and other periodontal diseases, plus the use of technology in a practice.  Discuss
What happens if you don't change?
April 27, 2018 -- In the movie "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray's character has to relive the same day until he finds a way to change his life. Practice management consultant Jen Butler has dentist clients who feel the same way, stuck repeating the same patterns in their practices and their lives. Change is not easy, but she offers practical tips to help you avoid the rut.  Discuss
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