By Scott Murray According to research, 42 percent of adults in the U.S. are deficient in vitamin D. Lack of adequate vitamin D in the body can lead to several health problems, including increased risk of heart disease and cancer. The challenge for many people is knowing the dangers and finding out if they’re at risk. Thanks to new findings, dentists may now be able to notify their patients about a lack of vitamin D by taking some tooth X-rays.READ MORE
Dental Assistant Life Office temperatures can be a hot topic. With winter around the corner, temperatures are cooling and the dental office thermostat debates may be rising. Everyone is different, and some people tend to run warm while others are always cold. And these differences can sometimes bubble over into disagreement around the office about the ideal temperature.
Dentistry iQ Nearly everyone is aware of the crisis our nation is facing regarding the overprescribing of narcotic pain medications. The devastation to our families, friends, and communities are well reported and documented. Historically, dentists may have played a part in the problem, not from malice, but from lack of knowledge and/or time constraints.READ MORE
CBS News Add one more reason to why you should brush and floss regularly: Gum disease bacteria are now tied to higher odds of esophageal cancer.
The study tracked the oral health of 122,000 Americans for 10 years. It found that the presence of two types of bacteria linked with gum disease may hike the risk of the cancer.READ MORE
Specialty Practice Management is a complete solution that offers a rapid return on your investment and improved satisfaction among your staff. Practices with 10 or fewer providers turn to this solution to manage self-pay accounts and eliminate the common mistakes that delay insurance reimbursement.
Dentistry iQ We're always looking for inexpensive, easily implemented marketing options that give us a large return. Creating a children's dental club and mascot can be a simple and cost-effective strategy to enhance your practice brand and kick your social media presence into high gear.READ MORE
Deseret News Just over 4 percent of dentists currently practicing in Utah are women, compared with 28.9 percent nationwide, according to the newly released "Utah's Dentist Workforce 2017: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of Dentists in Utah."READ MORE
Medical Daily A special herb might be able to prevent cavities and stop people from having to go to the dentist. Scientists have found an ingredient in the herb called Chinese gall (scientific name Galla Chinensis) that works to prevent tooth decay and then boosted its power, what could potentially be the first step toward natural anti-cavity products people could use to protect their choppers.READ MORE
Dentistry iQ I work in a busy two-dentist practice. We at the front desk work five days a week. The office has three hygienists who work Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and four RDHs work on Tuesdays. We have four front office staff members. We each have a certain task we're responsible for. We're always behind because we see patient after patient and we're given no room to breathe. How can we get our tasks done at the front line? We asked to use the conference room to work on administrative tasks, but the answer was no, yet this room isn't used for anything else. We at the front desk are very frustrated. Help!READ MORE
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