How peri-implant disease is evolving
September 8, 2017 -- How prevalent is peri-implant disease? And what are its pathogenesis and risk factors, as well as the best ways to diagnosis and treat it? An expert on inflammation and regeneration offered practical device on the changing facets of this increasingly common condition.  Discuss
Infographic: Toothache and U.S. emergency department visits
September 7, 2017 -- Having a toothache was the most reported avoidable reason for patients to visit an emergency department (ED), according to a new study. Researchers also found that among avoidable visits, dental issues were the second most frequent reason for discharge from the ED.  Discuss
Second Opinion: It's time to extend CHIP
September 7, 2017 -- The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) runs out of federal funding on September 30, leaving Congress with only a few weeks to ensure that nearly 9 million children maintain their medical and dental coverage. Deborah Vishnevsky from the Children's Dental Health Project outlines the reasons to extend this important program.  Discuss
6 tips to put even your most nervous patients at ease
September 6, 2017 -- The thought of going to the dentist sends some patients into a state of panic. However, visiting the dentist is not just difficult for the patient -- treating these patients can be stressful for you and your team. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers six tips to help you put these patients at ease.  Discuss
Treatment planning is key for practice growth
September 5, 2017 -- Ready to take your practice to the next level? Sonia Leziy, DDS, spoke at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2017 meeting about the most important innovations in recent years to her periodontal and prosthodontic group practice. They're not what you think.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for the 4th quarter: How to finish the year strong
September 5, 2017 -- We're coming up to the final quarter of the year. Things can get a little crazy as we move toward the end of the year. Once we get past Halloween, it's a mad sprint to the finish. The holiday season will soon be here. Dr. Roger P. Levin shares his advice for how to finish the year strong in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
New-product highlights from CDA Presents 2017
September 1, 2017 -- Among the many products that debuted at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2017 meeting were a new intraoral scanner from Planmeca, an airway imaging module from Carestream Dental, and an innovative virtual reality system from Komet USA. gives you a look at some of the new products from the meeting.  Discuss
To treat or to send a patient home?
September 1, 2017 -- Are your patients balking at treatment presentation? If so, practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests giving patient options. It may seem intuitive, but giving the patient the power to choose between treatment options may help your practice over time.  Discuss
Want to help with Texas relief efforts? Here's how
August 31, 2017 -- The devastating flooding and rainfall in Texas from Hurricane Harvey this week have led many organizations and businesses to set up ways to donate to relief efforts or receive aid. offers a listing of relief efforts that will be updated as more efforts become known.  Discuss
Antibiotic guidelines for everyday dentistry
August 31, 2017 -- Dentists are on the front line in the war against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, said Dr. Peter Jacobsen at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2017 meeting. Find out his guidelines for writing safe and effective antibiotic prescriptions.  Discuss
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