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4 things to consider when dealing with dental patients who are being treated for breast cancer
Dental Products Report
Knowing that many of your dental patients have fought or are fighting breast cancer, here are four things every dentist and dental team member should know.
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The dentist won't pay for my CE courses
Dentistry IQ
QUESTION: How do I approach my boss about paying for more CE? I have asked a few times but she seems reluctant because of the cost of the courses, plus having to pay me. Can you help me with what to say to her to justify the cost? I've been a manager here for two years and need help! Thanks!
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Treating gum disease by bringing needed immune cells to inflamed tissue
ScienceDaily
The red, swollen and painful gums and bone destruction of periodontal disease could be effectively treated by beckoning the right kind of immune system cells to the inflamed tissues, according to a new animal study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. Their findings, published this week in the early online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offer a new therapeutic paradigm for a condition that afflicts 78 million people in the U.S. alone.
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Survey finds adults believe healthy smiles improve professional and personal lives
PRWeb via Inside Dental Assisting
Adult orthodontic treatment contributes to significant improvements in both professional and personal lives, say respondents to a new study conducted among individuals who, as adults, had orthodontic treatment provided by orthodontists. Seventy-five percent of adults surveyed reported improvements in career or personal relationships, which they attributed to their improved postorthodontic treatment smile. Citing newfound self-confidence, 92 percent of survey respondents say they would recommend orthodontic treatment to other adults.
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My fee-for-service practice is slowly declining
Dentistry IQ
QUESTION: My fee-for-service practice is slowly declining and I’m wondering if I should consider becoming a provider for some dental plans. My new patient numbers are down and case acceptance has decreased during the last few years. I have been practicing for 30 years, and I dread the idea of becoming an insurance-driven practice at this stage of the game. What do you recommend?
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Air polishing, pregnant patients, and keeping 'warm'
RDH
Have you tried your hand at subgingival air polishing yet? If not, you might want to request a demo and give this unit a try. The single handpiece is actually a dual purpose air polisher with the Supra version (blue chamber) for effective and painless polishing and the Perio version (green chamber) to treat periodontal disease and peri-implantitis subgingivally.
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Improving gum health may reduce heart risk
Medical News Today
Researchers at Columbia University in New York suggest that if you look after your gums, you could also be reducing your risk of heart disease. They claim that improving dental care slows the speed with which plaque builds up in the arteries.
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2 reasons to rethink using email in your dental practice
Dental Practice Management
Privacy issues are of increased concern when sharing patient records between specialists, dentists, and laboratories. Multiple regulations, including HIPAA, HITECH, and their Canadian equivalent PIPEDA, have established very specific guidelines for the handling of patient information.
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Latest technology dental sedation: Painless dental treatment
Dental Health Magazine
A decade ago, preparing to go through a tooth extraction or a root canal treatment was your worst nightmare. However, dentistry technology is advancing with the speed of light making it possible to go through completely painless appointments regardless of the type of dental treatment you might need.
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Canadian study: Severe tooth decay in preschoolers a leading cause of day surgery
Compendium
For thousands of Canadian preschoolers, going to the dentist doesn't mean a short visit to a clinic for a minor cavity, but going under general anesthesia for extensive dental surgery in hospital.

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Infection control in the dental office: Compliance revisited
Inside Dental Assisting
One may look at the most recent breach of infection control within the Tulsa, Okla., oral surgery office with sadness. This office may have exposed as many as 7,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C in a six-year period.

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Time management in the dental schedule
Dental Front Office blog
Time management can really make or break any office. If the front office team isn’t performing their tasks as they should the whole office suffers. This is especially true when it comes to scheduling our patients.

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7 ways you can kick off a great week in your dental practice
Dental Practice Management
You've heard it over and over: "Put on a happy face and you'll have a great day!" Or here's another: "Only you can choose your attitude!" Ironically, these sayings, while cliché, are true and important, especially if the choice of attitude is tied with action. Productive people are happy people. Focused people are productive.
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Shouldn't you have a YouTube channel?
Dentistry IQ
YouTube is now the Internet's second largest search engine, with over 2 billion views per day. Having several one- to two-minute videos on both the practice's website and a YouTube channel can be an effective part of a comprehensive online marketing strategy, and can also be an epic win in terms of search engine optimization.
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Flex spending rules eased
American Dental Association
The Treasury Department will modify longstanding "use-or-lose" flexible spending account rules to allow a carryover of up to $500 of unused FSA funds at employer discretion. Some 14 million families use FSAs to pay for medical and dental expenses.
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