Category Archives: Dental Team

Proud of your practice? Entries for inaugural ADA Design Innovation Awards due July 15

In search of dental facilities that seamlessly combine esthetic appeal, function and design, ADA Member Advantage, ADA Council on Dental Practice and BMO Harris Bank are seeking entries through July 15 for the inaugural ADA Design Innovation Awards. Association members are encouraged to submit entries for the “new build” and “remodel” categories. All practice types and sizes are… Read More »

Treating patients with special needs is fulfilling

New York — Dr. Chelsea Fosse knew she wanted to work with patients with special needs even before she enrolled in dental school. After she graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, the Michigan-raised dentist worked at the American Academy of Pediatrics, where she gained exposure to the health care hurdles often faced by those with intellectual… Read More »

Have you talked to your patients about substance abuse?

In March 2018, the ADA announced a new policy demonstrating the Association’s commitment to fighting opioid abuse while continuing to help patients manage dental pain. Broaching substance abuse or opioid misuse can be difficult for providers. The National Institute on Drug Abuse created a new webpage, Screening for Substance Use in the Dental Setting, to help dentists and… Read More »

ADA symposium to address dental care for ‘tsunami’ of older patients

The first ADA Elder Care Symposium is scheduled for June 28 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago, intending to boost awareness of elder care and oral health and present practical solutions to help dentists succeed in improving the oral health — and overall health — of the often-vulnerable senior population. The symposium will address what Dr. Michael Medovic, chair… Read More »

Early detection is key for treating aggressive cancers

The importance of having routine dental checkups could never be truer for a young patient in Washington state. Last year, Dr. Harlyn Susarla, was examining 4-year-old Hunter Jones who she noticed had several loose teeth, which was early for her age. After taking bite wing X-rays, Dr. Susarla had a conversation with Hunter’s mother Kara, about doing additional… Read More »

How to cultivate loyal dental patients

Taking the time to get to know your patients on a personal level — and letting them get to know you — goes a long way when it comes to patient retention, according to the ADA Center for Professional Success. Let’s face it, most people don’t like going to the dentist. If your chair-side manner is impeccable and… Read More »