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Building patient relationships
By Lori Paschall, CDA, CPFDA, CRFDA, FADAA

The field of dentistry is unlike any other field of medicine in that it is completely built on relationships. The business assistant is usually the first person that a patient comes into contact with, either by phone or in person. How are you cultivating the relationships that you have with your patients? With the recent changes to insurance coverage, as well as the increasing competition from more dental practices, how can you ensure keeping your current patient base and continuing to add patients? Let’s look at some simple ways to build relationships with patients.
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A dental assistant who knows the nuances of temporary cements is an asset
Inside Dental Assisting
Selecting a temporary cement to use during a dental procedure is not as simple as it seems. An inappropriate choice can affect the success or failure of the restorative process. Some states permit dental assistants to place temporary restorations under the dentist’s limited supervision, so dental assistants must clearly understand the options available and the specific uses for the many choices in temporary cements available in dentistry today.
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Dental professionals are important allies against child abuse: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
DentistryIQ
Cleaner teeth and better oral health are the obvious benefits of children making regular dental visits. But when some kids sit in the dentist's chair, a more troubling problem than cavities may come to light – physical abuse.
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Be the source of knowledge about dental technology in your dental office
Inside Dental Assisting
Dental professionals are continually assessing the application of innovative technology for their practices. Digital impression systems are one such technology, as they offer an alternative to conventional impression-taking that is accurate and efficient, and met with significant patient acceptance. Digital impressions are based on the broader workflow of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). By the year 2050, it is predicted that 50 percent of dental services will involve CAD/CAM technology.
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Emergency department dental care treatment raises access, cost issues for policymakers
ScienceDaily
The use of emergency departments for dental care — especially by young adults in low-income communities — is presenting policymakers with a challenge, according to a report that offers several remedies including expanding hours at the dentist's office.
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5 creative ways to get new patients
Dental Economics
Dentistry is a people profession. In fact, most healthcare professions fall into this category. The best way to meet new people, who you hope will eventually become new patients, is to open your doors. People want to feel welcome. The reason internal referrals are the most valuable form of practice growth is because new patients who are directly referred to you already have a sense of trust. They already feel invited and welcome.
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Video: How you should be communicating with patients on social media
Dental Products Report
Dental social posts are great to build your practice, but as Stephanie Pietrantonio Lodding, RDH, explains, it's just as important to show your practice’s personality.
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New boss is bad news for prison dental professional
Dentistry IQ
QUESTION: I work in a dental office within a state penitentiary, so not your regular, run-of-the-mill office. My issue is with my new supervisor. She is new to the facility and has been on staff for approximately eight months, and I have been with this facility for just shy of seven years. When she first arrived things were good, we worked together as a team, but the staff dentist was difficult, to say the least. He recently resigned, and after his departure they placed her as "lead assistant," and that is where the issues began.
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Oral care behavior after purging in a sample of women with bulimia nervosa
The Journal of the American Dental Association
Bulimia nervosa is a mental health disorder associated with serious dental problems. The authors surveyed patients with a diagnosis of BN about their oral health behaviors after purging and their perspectives on barriers to patient-initiated discussion of eating disorders with oral health professionals.
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Losing patients to new dental insurance plan?
By Jill Nesbitt
Do you have a large employer in your town? Have you seen what happens when this employer changes dental insurance plans — especially if the company switches to a plan that you have not joined?

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Researchers: Gum chewing linked to headaches in children
The Journal of the American Dental Association
Chewing gum often is responsible for headaches in young children and teenagers, say researchers in the January issue of Pediatric Neurology. A research team consecutively recruited 30 patients ranging in age from 6 to 19 years who had chronic migraine or tension headaches and chewed gum between one and six hours per day.

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How badly can bruxism damage my teeth?
WorlDental.org
Bruxism is the technical term for teeth grinding and jaw clenching that abrades teeth and may cause facial pain. People who grind teeth and clench jaw, called bruxers, unintentionally bite down too hard at inappropriate times, such as in their sleep.
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E-cigarette poisoning on the rise
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Poisonings from electronic cigarettes and their nicotine liquid have increased dramatically, the CDC reported. Calls to poison control centers for e-cigarette exposures rose from one per month when monitoring started in September 2010 to 215 per month as of February 2014, Kevin Chatham-Stephens, M.D., of the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues found.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of ADAA Online 24/7, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of ADAA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we’re hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there’s no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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