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
Dental HR expert: Can dental business owners be held liable if an employee contracts COVID-19?
June 25, 2020 -- If a dental team member contracts COVID-19 in the dental practice, could the employer and/or business owner be held liable? It's a hot topic right now and one that has dentists and team members talking, so we asked dental human resources expert Tim Twigg for his thoughts and advice.  Discuss
Everyday imaging issues in the dental practice and how to solve them
June 25, 2020 -- One area that practitioners are always looking to perfect is imaging. Sometimes, little tips and tricks can lead to better images on the first take. Dr. Lea Al Matny shares some advice that can make a difference in your dental practice.  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
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