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ASD has gone 'hi-tech'
ASD
"Ain't nobody got time fo dat!" We live in a high paced, information based society and we want this information at our fingertips. ASD's evolving website is exactly that.
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Canada's Olympic 'medical Mafia' helps protect athletes and their teeth
The Globe and Mail
The bodies of the athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics are gorgeous. Shame about the teeth. A shocking number of the world's top athletes arrive at the Games with teeth practically falling out of their heads or, in some cases, actually falling out. Blame high-energy drinks that can act like sandpaper on tooth enamel, chronic lack of dental attention — not all come from rich countries — or injuries that were never properly fixed. In some cases, excruciating dental pain hits right before a competition. It happened in Sochi, and the Olympic dental system pioneered by Paul Piccininni, a Toronto, Ontario, dentist who is a member of the International Olympic Committee's medical commission group, came to the rescue.
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3 ways to ensure online reviews drive new patient appointments
Dental Economics
It's clear that prospective patients rely on online patient reviews as a key influencer when choosing a new dental care provider. The challenge for practices is to ensure their patient reviews get in front of the right audience at the right time in the decision-making process — those actively seeking to find a new dental care provider and schedule an appointment. There is so much discussion today around online reviews that it can be overwhelming at times. Here are three easy ways to use online reviews to generate more new patient appointments.
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Creating a recall system protocol
By Jill Nesbitt
Do you measure how many patients come in when they're due for a prophy? Are you satisfied with your results? Although benchmarks for recall success rate are difficult to find, a goal of 75-80 percent makes sense. To keep your patients coming back for their dental cleanings, you need an organized protocol to contact them. There are a variety of ways to contact patients these days, from phone calls and letters, to emails and text messages. But when should you use which one?
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ASD has gone 'hi-tech'
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"Ain't nobody got time fo dat!" We live in a high paced, information based society and we want this information at our fingertips. ASD's evolving website is exactly that.

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Designing a safety checklist for dental implant placement
Journal of the American Dental Association
Complications during and after dental implant placement can be a hindrance to successful treatment. Checklists are emerging as useful tools in error reduction in various fields. The authors selected a Delphi panel to explore the appropriate clinical practices involved in implant placement, with the objective of formulating a safety checklist that would aid in reducing errors.

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A sports fan spectacular
ASD
Dr. Xavier J. Gutierrez recounts his experiences in St. Louis, a trip he won at the ASD Convention.

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New 'painless' treatment to repair teeth
GulfNews.com
A novel "regenerative" technique to repair infected teeth — claimed to be painless and cheaper than the traditional root canal treatment — has been developed by doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. Termed as "SealBio," the technique uses body’s own stem cells and eliminates the need for cumbersome root canal fillings.
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Private practice: How dental therapists can increase profits
Dentistry iQ
Although dental therapists — or similar dental healthcare providers — are allowed to practice in more than 50 countries around the world, the topic has attracted controversy in America. Its strongest opponent is the American Dental Association, which is adamantly against allowing midlevel providers — dental therapists — to offer care to the underserved populations. To provide their own answer to the problem, they have begun training Community Dental Health Coordinators to provide care to underserved areas. Today, the entire dental community is in an active conversation on the potential benefits and dangers of dental therapists.
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5 tricks to make income tax time less painful
By Karen Childress
Who, aside from maybe accountants, looks forward to April 15 each year? No one. But since paying income taxes each year isn't optional, there's not much point in dreading the process, dragging it out by procrastinating or getting angry about how much you have to pay. Don’t spend more time stewing over how much you detest dealing with income taxes than it actually takes to get the task done. Instead, just do it and get it over with. Here are five ways to make paying taxes a little less painful.
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New advice: Use fluoride toothpaste on baby teeth
USA Today
Parents should no longer wait until a child turns two to start brushing baby teeth with fluoride toothpaste, the American Dental Association says. Instead, parents should use a rice-grain size smear on a child's first teeth and move up to pea-size blobs once the child reaches age three, the group says in updated guidelines published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.
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Small-business loans: 3 tips for veterans
Business News Daily
When military veterans return home from their service, one of the first decisions they have to make is what career path they want to pursue as a civilian. Entrepreneurship is an enticing option for many vets, as it allows them the freedom to be their own boss while using transferrable military leadership skills. If you're a current armed forces member or veteran and are thinking about starting your own business, you may have considered applying for a small-business loan to help finance your venture. Loan experts and military entrepreneurs shared their advice for surviving the loan application process as a veteran.
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5 ways to combine Twitter scheduling with real-time activities
Social Media Examiner
Is there an easy way to engage with people in real time while balancing Twitter scheduling needs? Do you know when to schedule your posts to best reach your followers? Are you looking for ways to join in discussions with real-time posts? Here's how to use both scheduled and real-time social media posts in your social media strategy.
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