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The personalized revolution is coming
May 21, 2019 -- Personalized healthcare will change how dentists approach patient intake and treatment. Dr. Dennis Abbott spoke about the topic and its long-term impact at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
New products, services highlighted at 2019 CDA Presents
May 21, 2019 -- California Dental Association's recently concluded 2019 CDA Presents meeting featured more than 550 exhibiting companies and thousands of attendees. As part of our continuing coverage, offers a look at new products and services from Henry Schein, Benco Dental, Crest, and more.  Discuss
4 ways to promote heart health at your office
May 20, 2019 -- It's time for the dental office to be proactive about heart health, according to Karen Davis, RDH. Davis spoke about how dental teams can promote cardiovascular wellness at the 2019 California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for change: Implement change effectively
May 20, 2019 -- One of the challenges of a dental practice as a business is that there is very little time to identify and implement change. Whether it's revising the insurance code or revamping the entire new patient onboarding process, these changes have to occur while the practice is functioning at full speed. For success, you'll need to involve your team at every stage, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Sedation death of Calif. boy sparks state investigation
May 17, 2019 -- The Dental Board of California is investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who died after being sedated for a dental procedure at a practice in Oakland. The boy was undergoing an extraction under sedation but stopped breathing after experiencing complications, according to a post by relatives.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2019: Look for hidden caries risk factors
May 16, 2019 -- A patient claims to brush and floss, but the decay keeps coming back. What gives? Dr. Jean Creasey spoke about caries risk factors, including not-so-obvious ones, at the 2019 California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
5 ways to improve your bonus system
May 16, 2019 -- Employees like bonuses. Who wouldn't? Bonuses are something you can win with nothing to lose. And when your staff wins a bonus, you'll win as well because overall practice performance is guaranteed to improve. As Dr. Roger P. Levin writes in his latest column, having a practical bonus system benefits the entire practice.  Discuss
Survey: U.S. patients unfamiliar with dental terms
May 15, 2019 -- Insurer Delta Dental has released results from a survey showing that many U.S. adults are not familiar with key dental terms, such as sealant and periodontal disease.
Do's and don'ts for building a small group practice
May 13, 2019 -- Adding additional practices comes with financial, management, and logistical factors that all need to be carefully considered. Additional practices always have a direct impact on the career and financial well-being of the dentist. It's best to know all the ramifications of owning a small group practice before you begin building one, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
3 tips to make cross-training work in your practice
May 8, 2019 -- While cross-training seems like a great idea, the fact is that practice leaders can't expect team members to fully understand positions beyond their own in just 10 to 15 minutes of training, practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes. She advocates that practice leaders should think beyond the short term for longer-term gains for the practice.  Discuss
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