Category Archives: Helping You Be a Better Dentist

Let’s Talk about Barbecue

The Kansas City Barbeque Society reports that Kansas City has more barbecue restaurants per capita than any other American city. Apart from the delightful fact that there is such a thing as a barbecue society, this information is important to you for two reasons:  A person who has enjoyed some barbecue is a person who will soon be… Read More »

Developing a Written Employee Agreement

If you are the owner of a dental practice, you might already have an employee agreement for use in clarifying expectations between the practice and the dental team. If you don’t have an agreement in place, consider Preparing Written Employee Agreements. As the title suggests this brief document is not a substitute for legal advice, but it is… Read More »

Patients with Diabetes Should Watch Their Mouths

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the ADA is taking the initiative in spreading the word on how uncontrolled diabetes can affect individuals’ teeth and gums. A recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that one of five cases of total tooth loss in the United States is linked to diabetes. While complications are… Read More »

Deadline Alert — Mandatory OSHA Training Prior to December 1st

Due to a revision of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) you must provide mandatory employee training by December 1, 2013. The basic goal with the changes this training covers is to improve your staff’s understanding of the chemical hazards in your office. Need more information? ADA members can get the complete… Read More »

ADA Scientific Panel Issues Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations for Topical Fluoride

An expert panel convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has issued updated clinical recommendations on Topical Fluoride for Caries Prevention. A summary of the recommendations is published in the November 2013 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). The panel recommended the following for patients at elevated risk of developing cavities: professionally-applied 2.26 percent… Read More »

Starting a New Dental Practice — Checklist

If you’re opening a new dental practice, there are many things to consider, including licenses, local requirements, supplies, insurance, infection control and OSHA, just to name a few. The ADA Center for Professional Success has a checklist to help the new practice owner stay focused on all these details. This checklist is just one of the solutions you’ll… Read More »