Practice Management
5 little things you should do every day
July 25, 2019 -- You've heard many times that it's the little things in life that matter. Dr. Roger P. Levin writes that it is often these little things that make a difference to patients and will help keep your practice thriving. He offers five practical ideas to make patients feel appreciated and be loyal.  Discuss
Hackers demand $10K from Fla. dentist
July 25, 2019 -- A ransomware attack on a Florida dental office instructed a local dentist to pay $10,000 to retrieve encrypted accounting files.
5 steps for talking with patients about opioids
July 24, 2019 -- Talking with patients about opioids and pain management is important, but it can be a difficult topic for many providers. Experts discussed how to use motivational interviewing to help make this conversation a little easier during a recent webinar.  Discuss
Biological dentistry: Part 1 -- What is it?
July 24, 2019 -- What is biological dentistry? Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg defines it as an approach that takes the best concepts from conventional dentistry and combines that with the knowledge that all parts of the body are interconnected. However, there is some controversy around this designation, as he writes in part 1 of this new series.  Discuss
Second Opinion: AAPD offers clarity on pediatric workforce study
July 23, 2019 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Paul Casamassimo, policy chief for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, explains the reasoning behind the academy's recent survey on the predicted growth of pediatric dentists in the U.S.  Discuss
Study: Practitioners underrate patients' dental anxiety
July 23, 2019 -- How good are you at telling if a patient has dental anxiety? Maybe not as good as you think, as a new study found that dental practitioners rated poorly in their ability to determine a patient's dental anxiety.  Discuss
KaVo Kerr launches handpiece repair service
July 23, 2019 -- KaVo Kerr has launched the KaVo Care handpiece repair service.
Do's and don'ts for staying on top of collections
July 22, 2019 -- Production -- no matter how much it increases -- doesn't count unless the practice collects its fees. Review your policies and do what's needed to tighten up collections, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Global researchers call for radical oral health overhaul
July 19, 2019 -- Poor oral health is a global phenomenon and one that's not improving with better research and technology. To fix this, an international team of researchers is calling for radical oral healthcare reform, including universal oral healthcare coverage.  Discuss
Liberty Dental debuts value-based insurance program
July 19, 2019 -- Liberty Dental Plan has debuted a dental insurance program designed to reward providers based on patient health outcomes.
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