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    Top advice for new dental grads: Be teachable

    One of the best things about our chosen profession is the ability (and necessity!) to continuously learn, grow, and improve. We call it “the practice of dentistry,” after all....
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    How AI can (and will) impact your dental practice

    Dr. Kyle Stanley, the chief clinical officer of Pearl, joined Dr. Joshua Austin to talk about where artificial intelligence in dentistry stands now, and why he thinks every practice...
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    How 3 minutes can change patients’ entire experience

    April 20, 2023
    If an extra three minutes listening to your patients might keep both them and your associates from ever leaving—not to mention prevent lawsuits—isn't worth taking the time?
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    Science & Tech

    I have it—you want it! Bio-LCB, AutoFlosser, Soft Tissue Trimmer

    Dr. Howard Glazer reviews a light-cured base and liner, a unique flossing device, and a high-speed bur.
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    The Advisor Advantage: Hello! May I buy your dental practice?

    Don't let anyone (DSO) talk you into selling your practice to them before it's ready to be sold. The bit of effort involved in preparing your business for sale pays off.

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    We’re here to help you navigate your challenges

    Dr. Pam believes the profession can overcome the current challenges and flourish. Technology and workplace culture are great places to start.
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    Pearls for Your Practice: SureSmile Clear Aligners by Dentsply Sirona

    Why is pickleball better than tennis—and what does any of that have to do with these aligners?
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    ChatGPT: Will it revolutionize the dental industry?

    April 13, 2023
    Health care is on the cusp of a major revolution spurred by advancements in natural language processing techniques, AI technologies, and chatbots. ChatGPT offers a glimpse of ...
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    Science & Tech

    Pearls for Your Practice: Sol 3D printer by Ackuretta

    Dr. Joshua Austin says, "The Ackuretta Sol is a high-speed, high-precision 3D printer that excels at printing things with fine detail, such as nightguards and restorations."
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    Are you in a state of discombobulation?

    April 12, 2023
    If you do beautiful dentistry based on great science and in a businesslike manner, you will find balance in your life. When discombobulation comes along (and it will), there’s...
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    The secrets of successful zero-pressure treatment plan presentation

    April 12, 2023
    No one enjoys being pressured into anything, and that includes your patients. Here's how to conduct treatment presentations without making patients feel uncomfortable.
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    How billing to medical can protect your practice from inflation and decreased dental reimbursements

    Did you know we can bill to both dental and medical insurance, and be reimbursed by both—up to the full fee that was charged? Billing to medical helps offset inflation and decreased...
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    Profit down, overhead up (a lot): Findings from the 2022 Dental Economics/Levin Group Annual Practice Survey

    2022 was an unprecedented year for dentistry with inflation, staff shortages, increased labor costs, declines in practice profitability, and other notable factors. Here’s an overview...
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    Strategies to triple your dental hygiene revenues in 3 years

    Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, chief editor of Dental Economics, shares the story of her practice: how to attract the right team members, solidify practice vision, and build success...
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    What’s wrong with resin curing lights?

    The curing lights available today are the best dentistry has ever had, but some have characteristics that reduce their effectiveness. Compare your lights with these attributes...
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    Surviving the staffing crisis: Keep your team for the long term

    The staffing crisis in dentistry is real, and it's not going to turn around anytime soon. So how do you foster an environment that makes the staff you DO have want to stay?