Practice Management
How to prepare for monkeypox in the dental office
August 9, 2022 -- Over recent months, monkeypox has reemerged in more than 88 countries. Researchers are encouraging dentists to implement droplet infection control measures, patient isolation, and referral during local outbreaks. Read More
Is having multiple ad agencies making you less efficient?
August 8, 2022 -- When it comes to dental marketing, employing several agencies could impede the marketing efforts of your group practice or dental service organization. Expert Rob Medina outlines six benefits of using one agency for your marketing needs. Read More
Do's and don'ts for building relationships
August 8, 2022 -- In the new dental economy, it's nearly as important to document personal information about patients as it is to record clinical details. Doing so can help you build lasting relationships, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
DSO Dental Care Alliance would pay $3M in proposed settlement
August 5, 2022 -- A judge in Georgia signed off on a proposed agreement that calls for dental service organization (DSO) Dental Care Alliance (DCA) to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from a 2020 cyberattack that affected about 1 million patients and employees. Read More
2 practice processes to weather the unpredictable
August 5, 2022 -- In the face of unpredictable runaway inflation and talk of a looming recession, Bete Johnson outlines two processes that offer comforting predictability in the areas of practice management that dentists and their team can directly control: patient satisfaction and collections. Read More
Legal Case: Are you ready to perform sedation dentistry?
August 4, 2022 -- "Dr. E," a general dentist in practice for more than 30 years, took advantage of her state's sedation dentistry laws by attending a weekend course on dental sedation management. Not long after, a patient died in her practice, followed by a demand for settlement. Dr. Marc Leffler, Esq., breaks down the case. Read More
Attempts to quit smoking drop for first time in a decade
August 4, 2022 -- The percentage of smokers who attempted to quit cigarettes dropped for the first time in a decade, according to a study published on August 1 in JAMA Network Open. Researchers attributed the phenomenon to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Patients willing to pay more for convenient restorations
August 3, 2022 -- Patients in need of restorations value reduced wait times, no post-treatment pain, and other conveniences over longevity, according to recent research published in the Journal of Dental Research. What's more, they may be willing to pay for their preferences. Read More
Dentists call to action: Understanding mental health
August 3, 2022 -- From reimbursement concerns to challenging patients, dental professionals face a multitude of stressors in their daily work. When these stressors are accompanied by perfectionism and prioritizing patients above all else, it can lead to burnout and mental health disorders. Read More
Hygienists' mental health worse than dentists during COVID-19
August 2, 2022 -- In the first known U.S. survey to analyze the long-term mental health of dental professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists and hygienists frequently reported poor mental health during peaks of COVID-19 transmission. However, hygienists had higher rates of anxiety and depression. Read More
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Conferences
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States