HPI: U.S. dental spending may dip by $56B in 2020 June 29, 2020 -- Dental spending in the U.S. is estimated to plummet by up to 38% of projected pre-COVID-19 levels in 2020. At roughly $92 billion, that would be $56 billion less than projected before the pandemic, according to the latest data released by the ADA's Health Policy Institute (HPI). Discuss
5 steps you can take right now to easily grow your online reviews June 29, 2020 -- Katie Hess, RDH, says most dental practices have made attempts to increase the number of their reviews, but the focus often gets lost in the busyness of the day. She believes implementing systems to consistently and continuously increase online reviews and engage team members will set your practice up for long-term success. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for generating revenue June 29, 2020 -- Revenue may be the single most important factor in business recovery. As your practice reopens, it must hit the ground running with revenue-generating strategies, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in his new Practice Success tip. Discuss
Study finds athletes who improve oral health habits perform better June 26, 2020 -- Elite athletes who changed their oral health habits to include using prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste and floss picks to clean between their teeth improved their sports performance in a recent study. The findings were published on June 18 in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine.
The difference between leadership and management June 26, 2020 -- What's the difference between leadership and management? Dr. Dennis Pezzolesi explains -- and he writes that dental practice owners must have their team believe in the vision of the business and implement it to be successful. He gives dentists tips on how to do that, based on his 33 years of experience in the operatory. Discuss
The importance of postpandemic patient communication June 26, 2020 -- With dental practices back open, there are plenty of chances for face-to-face interaction with patients, both those who are excited about being back and those who are nervous about returning. Dr. James Anderson offers his advice on how to deal with both groups. Discuss
Poor oral health linked to colitis, Crohn's disease in mice June 25, 2020 -- Failing to take care of oral health could result in more than cavities and other dental problems. Inflammatory bowel disease, which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, may be linked to poor oral health, according to an animal study published on June 16 in Cell. Discuss
Masks don't 100% protect you -- and coughing makes it worse June 24, 2020 -- Wearing a mask doesn't eliminate airborne droplet transmission of viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 or completely shield the wearer from droplets expelled by others, according to a new study published on June 16 in Physics of Fluids. In addition, mild coughing further cuts protection. Discuss