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  • Volume 114, Issue 04 (April 2024)

    Science & Tech

    I have it—you need it! iMatrix Clear, FluoroCal 5% Sodium Fluoride, and Stela Self-Cure Composite & Primer

    In this bimonthly column, Dr. Glazer reviews three products on the dental market today.
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    The asset of authenticity: Social media’s secret weapon

    April 12, 2024
    Creating and maintaining an authentic social media presence can boost your dental practice and personal career in many ways.
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    Your mindset matters for the success of your dental practice

    April 12, 2024
    Come to work with a positive attitude, and your team and patients will follow your lead. Be clear about your mindset, and your practice will succeed. Here's how to do that.
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    Dental Service Organizations

    What about my patients (if I join a DSO)?

    April 12, 2024
    The rumors that circulate about DSOs aren't always glowing, including poor patient care. But with today's DSO 3.0, many of the old problems have been laid to rest.
    Science & Tech

    Dental floss, reimagined

    Dr. Neville Hatfield has discovered a new dental floss that’s a holistic, natural, and fun alternative for patients. He says the floss offers some serious clinical benefits for...

    More content from Volume 114, Issue 04 (April 2024)

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    Myofunctional therapy: A game changer for DSOs

    In a sea of dental practices and DSOs, myofunctional therapy could help you stand apart.
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    How general dentists can achieve profitable endo

    April 10, 2024
    Taking on endodontic cases in a general practice takes time, consideration, preparation, and patience. Learn to do it well, and your patients (and bottom line) will thank you....
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    How the Federal No Surprises Act applies to dentists

    Patients and doctors alike appreciate the No Surprises Act, designed to prevent unexpected billing of patients. Here's how the Act applies to dentists.
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    New Dentists

    Survey results: Does new dentist career satisfaction vary by practice type?

    April 4, 2024
    How does new dentist job satisfaction rank these days? What type of practice do they prefer to work in? Does student debt play a role in where they work? This HPI survey explains...

    The most important stool in the dental office: Your ergonomic stool

    When shopping for the very necessary saddle stool, there are several features you should consider. Each stool must fit each operator for optimum effectiveness.
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    Science & Tech

    How smart is your practice? Wise up with IoT

    We've all heard of smart homes, but what about a smart practice? There are many benefits to implementing this new technology.
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    The benefits of managing your dental practice’s online presence

    There are many opportunities to use social media to benefit your practice and patients, and it doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming.
    Science & Tech

    Reducing recurrent caries in composite restorations

    If you’ve been placing and replacing composite restorations for years, you’re not alone. Dr. Gordon Christensen shares his clinical expertise on ways to reduce or eliminate caries...
    Science & Tech

    Pearls for Your Practice: Right Angle Variable Torque Driver by Salvin Dental Specialties, Compo-Ject by Clinician’s Choice, and Filtek Easy Match by 3M

    In this month’s Pearls for Your Practice, Dr. Joshua Austin reviews a torque driver, a composite compule dispensing gun, and a shade-matching system.
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    10 tried-and-true marketing tips to help you grow your dental practice

    April 1, 2024
    Marketing is an essential aspect of the success of any dental practice. These 10 marketing tips will help you attract new patients, retain existing ones, and establish yourself...
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    What every dentist needs to know about PR

    April 1, 2024
    While public relations can provide third-party credibility and awareness you can’t get in any other way, there are some things you need to know before you sign on that dotted ...
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    New patients: Saving time and making a great first impression

    This dentist has a system for screening new patients at their initial contact with the practice into three groups based on expectations and goals. Learn how this can streamline...
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    The evolving dynamics of patient acquisition in a consumer-driven health-care era

    March 29, 2024
    The traditional patient acquisition model is rapidly evolving, with patients now playing a more active role in their health-care choices. Here's what you must understand about...
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    Science & Tech

    Dental unit waterline decontamination and patient safety: Are we doing enough?

    Dr. Joshua Austin interviews Dr. Mindy Gil, a periodontist in Newnan, Georgia, about patient safety in her practice and her thoughts on dental unit waterline decontamination.