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McGill dentistry students face possible $20,000 fee hike
CBC News
McGill University is hoping dentistry students will agree to cough up an additional $5,000 more in fees a year to help it fund two major upcoming projects. The hike could end up totalling $20,000 per student. The department's dean Paul Allison said much of the dentistry equipment being used is from the 1980s and needs to be replaced.
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Implants market projected to exceed $6.5 billion by 2018
Dentist Identity
I came across an interesting projection of business growth for dental implants. I tend to think much of what is driving this is the advancements in technology such as CEREC® and Cone Beams used these days to do Implants. They can be done faster and with greater precision than ever.
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Dos and don'ts for team leadership
Dr. Bicuspid
Many practice owners feel they would be revealing too much about their personal income if they allowed staff to see how the practice is performing financially. However, in today's economy, dentists need to take advantage of the power of setting and tracking performance targets; many of which can be easily translated into dollar amounts. Let the team monitor the practice's business so that their energy, skills, and commitment will help the business grow.
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Credit guidelines: The secret weapon to reduce stress and increase collections
By Jan Keller
When was the last time you and your team had a meeting to review and collaborate on your expectations regarding collections? If you're like many, the honest answer is "never." No surprise, then, that most administrative team members are frustrated. The doctor wants them to "collect the money" and "make sure the patients pay," but that is the only guidance they are given. The good news is implementing an effective payment system is not difficult, if you follow a few simple rules.
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University of British Columbia brings dentists to inner city school
Vancouver Sun
A pair of little feet in high-top runners fidget far from the bottom of the sleek dentist's chair as eight-year-old Denika Kumar gets a filling. The only thing unusual about this picture is that Denika and the dental team working on her teeth are in the basement of Florence Nightingale elementary school near Kingsway and 12th Avenue on Vancouver's east side.
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Study finds new iodine mouthwash may impact LDL cholesterol
Medical News Today
Cleaning your mouth and cleaning your arteries could be as simple as a once-a-day oral rinse if additional studies confirm preliminary findings about a new product.
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Why does a dentist need a blog?
Modern Dental Marketing
Google holds nearly all of the search engine market, with 93 per cent of PC traffic, meaning searches conducted on a desktop or laptop computer, and 95 per cent of mobile traffic, meaning searches conducted on tablets and smart phones. Yahoo, Bing, and the other search engines all duke it out for the remaining >5 per cent. This data tells us that most people who search for a dentist's office online use Google as their search engine of choice. Practicality dictates that dentist target their Internet marketing efforts to please Google.
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Asking patients for online reviews
Dentistry Business Secrets
This week, Modern Dental Practice Marketing published a blog post entitled How to Get More Patient Testimonials. The post covered the increasing importance of online reviews in dental marketing, how to handle negative reviews and how to ask for reviews. In my dental practice, we pick positive patients who have verbally expressed how pleased they are with our office and we ask them if they would consider posting an online review. If a patient agrees, we send them an email with a direct link to one of the review sites and instructions on how to post a review. Each of the review sites handles it a little differently and most sites require reviewers to set up an account so we explain how easy that process is and that they won’t be bombarded by spammy emails from the review site. The goal is to make it as easy as possible for the patient to write a review.
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Study: Oral spray relieves drug-induced xerostomia
Dr. Bicuspid
Spanish researchers have confirmed the effectiveness of a spray containing 1% malic acid, which improves xerostomia caused by antidepressant drugs, according to a study in Depression and Anxiety (February 2013, Vol. 30:2, pp. 137-142). The product, combined with xylitol and fluorides in a spray format, stimulates saliva production in patients with xerostomia, improving their quality of life, according to the researchers from the University of Granada.

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Coloured fillings
Oral Answers
"Your child has a cavity." Not many parents want to hear those words, especially if their child has dental anxiety. Last summer, I saw a three year old child who needed to have a filling on one of his upper molars.

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Students sink their teeth into additional training
Toronto Star
For dental assistants and hygienists, continuing education isn't just recommended — in some cases, it's mandatory. "Assistants have to get a specific number of points per year to meet the certification requirements," says Luisa Nervo, a registered dental hygienist.

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