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  • Volume 113, Issue 11 (November 2023)

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    Oral appliance therapy is a noninvasive treatment that can significantly boost a dental practice's growth.

    Grow your dental practice by adding oral appliance therapy

    Dec. 1, 2023
    Oral appliance therapy is a noninvasive treatment that can significantly boost a dental practice's growth.
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    Diagnostic Imaging and CBCT

    AI for 3D dental imaging: It'll soon be by your side

    Nov. 30, 2023
    Whether you wish you had a colleague’s point of view on a radiograph or a practice development professional checking your charts for missed opportunities, this new AI tool can...
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    A motivated team can have a huge impact on dental practice production.

    The impact of motivation on dental teams

    Industry expert Roger P. Levin, DDS, covers the positive impact of a motivated team.
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    Practice Building 101: Are your staff members additive or subtractive?

    Nov. 30, 2023
    When building a successful practice, there's no more important element than good staff. However, as much as good hires add to a practice, poor hires can take away.
    Science & Tech

    Cellerant announces the 2023 Best of Class Technology Award recipients

    For the 14th consecutive year, the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards celebrate both established technologies that have stood the test of time and disruptive newcomers ...

    More content from Volume 113, Issue 11 (November 2023)

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    Bitcoin can position your dental practice at the forefront of modern, patient-centric services.

    Bitcoin in dentistry: The future of money

    Nov. 30, 2023
    Dentistry readily embraces new technology. Why should that attitude not apply to alternative currencies? Bitcoin can position your practice at the forefront of modern, patient...
    Science & Tech

    Molis Coaching "has changed my practice and my life"

    Learn what this general dentist from Tennessee told Dr. Joshua Austin about the experience of using Molis Coaching to grow his Invisalign services.
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    Is 2024 the right time to sell your practice?

    Selling your dental practice in 2024?

    Selling a dental practice is a significant decision that goes beyond the typical real-estate transaction. Here's what to consider if you're thinking of selling in 2024.
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    Is a second dental practice right for you?

    Nov. 27, 2023
    You’ll know when you’ve reached the limit of your office’s profitability and when a second location would be the next logical step. Here's how you can tell it's time.
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    Mindset is a choice, and in dentistry, a fixed mindset is not compatible with practice growth and success.

    Adopt a growth mindset for your dental practice

    Nov. 25, 2023
    Mindset is a choice, and in dentistry, a fixed mindset is not compatible with practice growth and success.
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    Data breaches are on the rise. Will your DSO be the next victim?

    Nov. 24, 2023
    DSOs are being targeted by hackers at an alarming rate, but the technology within your office devices can protect against patient data leaks while remaining HIPAA compliant. Here...

    Dental Economics Advisory Board profile: Christopher D. Mazzola, DDS

    Our editorial board helps us provide the latest and greatest information to our readers. Here we feature Christopher D. Mazzola, DDS.

    Editor's note: Streamline practice systems with a digital workflow

    The November 2023 issue of Dental Economics is all about the digital workflow and how it can position practices at the forefront of dentistry.
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    Practice monetization: Should you do it yourself or retain a professional advisor?

    What's best for you—handling your own IDSO, or hiring a professional advisor to handle things for you? Here's some direction in how to do what's best for you.
    Science & Tech

    Why should teeth be removed?

    Once a natural tooth is gone, it’s final. But saving broken-down teeth is possible if you use proper buildups followed by proven restorative procedures. Dr. Gordon Christensen...
    Science & Tech

    3D tomosynthesis: The future of dental imaging allows you to see more, do more, and stress less

    Nov. 20, 2023
    Dentists can detect more complications and pathologies with 3D tomosynthesis than with 2D imaging because they can see more bone loss, interproximal caries, fractures, resorptions...
    Science & Tech

    Same-day dentistry: What efficiency looks like

    Nov. 17, 2023
    You probably agree with the dentist who says, “I have yet to meet a patient who looks forward to a dental appointment.” But same-day dentistry can help change these patients’ ...

    Eye safety in dentistry: The unintended entrepreneur (with an injured eye)

    Dr. Peter Arsenault describes his journey from a traumatic eye injury in his dental practice to development of a practical solution, by way of entrepreneurial innovation.
    Science & Tech

    Pearls for Your Practice: Molis Coaching Paced Program

    The key to this Invisalign program, says Dr. Joshua Austin, is the three Cs: curriculum, community, and coaching.
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    Science & Tech

    Postprocessing workflows in 3D printing

    Nov. 15, 2023
    If a 3D printing resin is being used to create an appliance that will reside intraorally for any length of time, safe, validated postprocessing workflows must be followed. Here...
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    Creating financial certainty in a volatile economy

    Nov. 15, 2023
    The uncertain economy is rendering the financial planning models of the past obsolete. Now is the time to adapt and become your own financial advocate. Here’s how to maintain ...
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    Why dentists should know the current value of their practice

    Nov. 13, 2023
    Having an accurate practice valuation on hand will help you make smarter business decisions and more easily navigate a variety of business situations, even the unexpected.
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    Science & Tech

    Pearls for Your Practice: Calcicur by Voco

    While calcium hydroxide paste served dentistry for many years, says Dr. Joshua Austin, it's time to try something easier to use.
    Dental Service Organizations

    How this dentist established his own DSO

    Nov. 10, 2023
    When Dr. John Bocchi couldn't find what he wanted in a DSO, he came up with his own approach, and he would recommend it for his fellow dentists.
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    Advancing oral health equity in the digital era

    Nov. 10, 2023
    Oral care can become more accessible and transparent by leveraging tools that are available in today’s digital marketplace. Oral health care and health equity are inextricably...
    Intraoral Scanning and Photography

    Pearls for Your Practice: iTero Element 5D Imaging System with Plus package and laptop

    "This is the whole package—just with a laptop instead of a cart!" Learn more about the capabilities of iTero's new 5D imaging system.
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    The ROI for ergonomics: More pain-free years of practicing dentistry

    Many view ergonomics as an expense instead of a producer on the day sheet. This is a mistake because good ergonomics is an investment in a longer and pain-free career.

    How intraoral cameras and teledentistry educate patients, build trust, and improve oral health

    A world of improved dental care for all is within reach. A good example is Mainely Teeth in Maine, which reaches patients where they are and uses intraoral cameras and teledentistry...
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    Dental Office Conflict

    Preventing dental office conflict before it starts

    Oct. 31, 2023
    Fights at work are never good for anyone, and they're often caused by our own misinterpretations. Here's how to avoid them in the future.