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The importance of making and retaining diagnostic casts 

02/26/2015 The objective of this paper is to stress the significance of making and retaining conventional diagnostic stone casts of a patient's mandible, maxi...

The true cost of doing it for yourself

02/26/2015 In the late 19th century, Dr. W. H. Stowe, a Boston dentist, was such a talented technician that other dentists asked him to do their work as well....

Seeing the light: Innovative intraoral imaging technologies

02/26/2015 "People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe." - Simon Sinek, leadership expert ...

Dollars and sense: Saving teeth vs. placing implants

02/26/2015 The long-term success rate of dental implants has been well-documented in the literature1 and is a technology that has been a boon to the financial...

Incorporating pediatric dentistry practice and principles into your general practice

02/26/2015 Many general dentists seem to dislike the idea of treating children. They point out that children can be unpredictable. Others note that they had o...

Protecting practice assets: What every practice owner needs to know

02/26/2015 In today's digital society, protecting confidential and proprietary practice information is next to impossible. On a daily basis, employees have ac...

Thinking like an oral physician makes $ense

02/26/2015 Studies show that up to 50% of heart attacks are triggered by oral bacteria.1 Others have demonstrated links between oral bacteria and diabetes,2 h...

Getting new patients with Medicare

02/26/2015 It is important for dental professionals to understand the different parts of Medicare and which parts actually intersect with their dental offices...

The Management of Oral Lichen Planus


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Pearls for your practice: Quartz Splint Intro Kit, Cinema ProMed, Forza V3 piezo ultrasonic system

02/26/2015 Dr. Austin reviews RTD Dental's Quartz Splint Intro Kit, Cinema ProMed System by Zeiss, and the Brasseler Forza V3 piezo ultrasonic system.

Calming and educating fearful, anxious patients

02/26/2015 Q: Often, when we've explained to our patients the treatment we've done for them and what we expect them to do following the procedure, we find tha...

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Office Management

Thursday Troubleshooter: Disgruntled team members tired of office affair


This team is tired of the office mistress getting preferential treatment from the boss. What, if anything, can they do about it?

AADOM and Patterson partner to support children's oral health


Year-long initiative calls on dental offices to help support Smiles Across America.

AAAHC launches accreditation program for multi-locale health-care operations

03/03/2015 The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care now offers a comprehensive accreditation program specifically designed for health care org...

25 awful things dental professionals actually said in front of patients

03/03/2015 Losing patients? Getting a bad rap lately? Maybe it's because you said something in front of patients that you shouldn't have. Here are a few choic...

Thursday Troubleshooter: How can dental assistant reclaim her lunch break?

02/26/2015 This dental assistant wants to know how she can get her lunch break back. More often than not the practice runs behind, and she's the one everyone ...

Human Resources Questions for Dentists: Can dentist fire employee who was arrested? Are cost of living raises required?

02/23/2015 Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg are experts in the field of human resources, and as small business owners, dentists often have many questions rega...

Celebrating dental assistants during upcoming Dental Assistants Recognition Week

02/19/2015 This annual week of celebrating the contributions of dental assistants has even more reason to celebrate this year as assistants recognize 90 years...

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DE Magazine
February 2015
Volume 105, Issue 2