Optimize Dentist's Chairside Time
If a practice is not profitable, a revaluation of quality chairside time will help bolster a routine in a rut.
Office Redesign Can Impact Business Success
A dentist will redesign their practice for multiple reasons, but the benefits may extend past the aesthetic appearance. By making the practice more marketable to patients, a design consultant can also influence the success of the staff and attract potential future associates to the business.
Health Ambitions Study Reveals Women Are Not Connecting with Their Doctors
Based on the inaugural Health Ambitions Study by Aetna, females are more likely to be disconnected from their doctor than men. Here are some considerations in bridging the gap between the healthcare provider and these patient populations.
New Strategy for Treating TMJ Will Impact Dental Community
Results of a University of California Irvine study show a tissue implant can safely treat temporomandibular joint disfunction in animal models.
Effects of Triclosan Might Influence Antibiotic Resistance
Triclosan has surfaced in the news again this time, for its impact on the environment and as a potential contributing factor to the prevalence of antibiotic resistance. Dental care providers should remain abreast to the changing information surrounding chemicals commonly found in dental hygiene products.
Addressing Suicidal Tendencies in the Healthcare Population
Dentists and other healthcare professionals have been known to be at an increased risk of suicide due to high-pressured careers. A recent report from the CDC shows the nationwide rates of suicide and discusses what can be done to arrest this alarming epidemic.
Dentistry Finally Has Its Own List of Never Events
International consensus on the most preventable safety incidents in medicine is compiled into a list of so-called never events. Dental experts have recently gathered a similar list of the worst failures to occur in the practice of dentistry to help guide safety protocols.
Protect Your Bottom Line with Ethical Practices
Legal suits are an ever-present concern for healthcare professionals. Adhering to the American Dental Association's Veracity Code is the first line of defense against unwanted legal repercussions and the public scrutiny that can result.
The Sleep Apnea Appliance Market is on the Rise
An increase in sleep apnea awareness, among other factors, is leading patients to their dentists for custom-made appliances that are favorable compared with traditional CPAP devices.
New Rinse Can Help Dentists Get More Involved in Cancer Treatment
Chemotherapy and radiation treatments for head and neck cancers cause serious oral side effects, oral mucositis as the primary culprit. A new rinse in Phase 2 clinical trials shows positive results in reducing oral ulcerations with a possibility for prophylactic use.
The Top Five International Retirement Locations in 2018
The rising cost of living has forced many to delay retirement despite diligent preparation and disciplined savings. International retirement offers tax advantages and lower living costs to individuals who are tired of the daily grind.
New Tech Might Replace Established Treatment Options for Enamel Loss
Researchers are earnestly developing an innovative tactic for regenerating hard tissues, like bone and enamel, that could prove instrumental in the fight against sensitivity, decay and erosion.
How Referring Endodontic Treatments to a Specialist Will Save You Money
Endodontic treatment of teeth is one of the most complex procedures that falls under the umbrella of general dentistry. Understanding when it is appropriate to refer to a specialist could save the general dentistry office serious time, money and stress in the long run.
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