Do's and don'ts for elective treatment: Actively promote elective treatment
September 10, 2018 -- Doctors and hygienists should mention cosmetic services to patients, using brochures and visual aids to create interest, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Internal marketing activities, such as special promotions, updates on services, signs and displays around the office, and social media posts, will keep patients thinking about why they should consider aesthetic treatment.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: 1st day highlights video
September 8, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Missed the first day of the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting? Now you can catch up as's Editor-in-Chief Tony Edwards and Associate Editor Theresa Pablos bring you up to date on our coverage and conference developments.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Can medical billing improve your practice's revenue?
September 7, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - What you don't know about medical billing may be costing your practice tens of thousands of dollars in revenue, according to Dr. Olya Zahrebelny. She detailed what practices are missing and how they can begin to capture this revenue in a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting on September 7.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Consider anesthesia's impact on kids
September 7, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Dental anesthesiologist Dr. Leonard Naftalin advocated for more communication with patients concerning the safety of anesthesia in dental procedures, while acknowledging that more research is needed, in a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting on September 6.  Discuss
There is enough time in the day: Part 3 -- Time management
September 7, 2018 -- How often do you find yourself thinking that there aren't enough hours in the day? Practice management consultant Jen Butler has a way to fix that. In the third of a three-part series on how to create a productivity blueprint, she shares ways to effectively manage your time.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: For healthy teeth, pick dark chocolate over crackers
September 6, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - If you want healthy teeth, it may be better to opt for dark chocolate instead of crackers, according to a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting on September 6.  Discuss
Associate pay, ownership lead small-group formation issues
September 6, 2018 -- Whether you are an associate in a practice that is being acquired or the doctor who is launching a small-group practice, two of the main issues to be negotiated are compensation and ownership. spoke with a lawyer experienced with small-group formations to provide some insight into these matters.  Discuss
What your patients don't know about stress might hurt them
September 5, 2018 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg notes that while there are many articles about stress, science had not until recently uncovered specifically how stress can cause damage to the gut. He explains how some newly published research can help you improve your patients' oral and overall health.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for helping patients understand dental insurance
September 4, 2018 -- Dental insurance coverage is a source of anxiety for many people. Anything you can do to alleviate that anxiety is a win for the patient and the practice, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. When you solve a problem for patients, they remember it and will often tell their friends about the exceptional service they received at your practice.  Discuss
Study tests 2 zirconia materials for fracture resistance
September 4, 2018 -- The need for a stronger material for prosthetics led to the development of zirconia for crowns and fixed prosthetics. But how does this material hold up in wear and fracture tests? Researchers subjected two different monolithic zirconia materials to tests to find out.  Discuss
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