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  • Volume 114, Issue 02 (February 2024)

    Science & Tech

    Are retentive pins and posts really necessary?

    Dr. Gordon Christensen believes too many teeth that could have been saved with proven buildup procedures are being extracted. He goes through the various factors to consider when...
    Restorative Dentistry

    Real-world biomimetic dentistry: Cases and the associated economics

    Here are some practical tips that demonstrate not only a biomimetic approach to restorative dental care, but the economic impacts of these therapies.
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    Money

    Selling smart: The return of DSOs in 2024

    In this installment of his monthly column, Kevin Cumbus shares what to expect from DSOs in the 2024 dental M&A market.
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    Science & Tech

    I have it—you want it! Ecosite One, Strata-G Sectional Matrix System, and Rodin Bond

    In this bi-monthly column, Dr. Howard Glazer reviews three products on the dental market today.
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    Money

    My Two Cents: How dentists can create wealth in 2024

    Feb. 22, 2024
    The best investment dentists can make is in themselves, starting with their health. The money will follow, and here's how to build on that wealth.

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    Science & Tech

    Can prevention be profitable?

    A recent study found that patients who were prescribed Prevident 5000 fluoride spent, on average, 48% less on restorative dentistry. But is this a good thing, business-wise, for...
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    Dental Service Organizations

    Derisking your life’s work: How a DSO can help protect your most valuable asset

    Feb. 19, 2024
    Your most valuable asset is your dental practice. Ty Ramsey describes the financial and risk mitigation benefits to keep in mind as you consider how a DSO can protect your practice...
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    Money

    What financial planners are getting wrong about inflation, credit contraction, overvalued equities, and the next 10 years

    Feb. 19, 2024
    The future does not always follow the past. If you want to sustain and grow your wealth through every stage of the market cycle, you must have a financial plan that doesn’t rely...
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    Practice

    Bridging the gap: The advantages of medical billing in dentistry

    Feb. 14, 2024
    In a landscape where patients are struggling to get access to needed care and dental practices are grappling with rising costs, reduced insurance reimbursement, and declining ...
    Science & Tech

    Guided biofilm therapy is and remains the absolute favorite

    Dr. med. dent. Jan Hermann Koch gives an overview of a major global patient survey on prevention methods. More than 278,000 patient surveys unequivocally affirm the widespread...
    Restorative Dentistry

    Biomimetic restorative dentistry (BRD) from the depths of your heart

    It’s impossible to learn about biomimetic dentistry without acknowledging the contributions of Dr. Pascal Magne. Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, chief editor of Dental Economics,...
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    Practice

    Attract new dental patients with internal marketing

    Data indicates that new patients have a 200%–300% higher financial value in the first 12 months than current active patients.
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    Systems

    3 common mistakes with dental x-rays (and how to fix them)

    Feb. 9, 2024
    From exposure to distance, there are some very common and fixable mistakes clinicians are making when taking x-rays. But these problems are easy to remedy.
    Science & Tech

    Exploring the transformative mechanical and esthetic properties of contemporary composite resin

    Dr. Mehrdad Razaghy presents a case study illustrating how today’s dental materials have transformed our perspective on direct composite materials in routine dentistry.
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    Practice

    Break the chains of dental PPO benefit plans

    It's high time we free ourselves and our patients from the shackles of dental benefits. This is where medical billing for dental procedures comes to the rescue.
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    Practice

    Prioritize dental patient experiences, and you’ll benefit, too

    Feb. 7, 2024
    Dentists are in the people business, and keeping patients happy should be top of mind. Doing so will naturally lead to a better business.
    Practice

    Biomimetic dentistry: Another buzzword or the wave of the future?

    Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz shares her thoughts on the February 2024 issue of Dental Economics.
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    Dental Service Organizations

    What changes and what stays the same when you join a DSO?

    Feb. 6, 2024
    You can call your own shots when it comes to what you keep and what you delegate to a new DSO partner. Gather the right team for the big move.
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    Practice

    Finding a specialty practice buyer, an associate's buy-out obligations, and buy-sell agreement stipulations

    Finding a specialty practice buyer, an associate's buy-out obligations, and buy-sell agreement stipulations are some of the questions William Prescott received from readers. What...
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    Systems

    Can you afford your next employee?

    Jan. 30, 2024
    When you don’t have a compensation system, you don’t understand your true payroll costs, and your salary decisions can be reactive, subjective, and unfair. Here's how to avoid...