How Should You Squeeze Toothpaste?

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and, to be honest, we are already focused on the upcoming holiday. We have been spending a lot of time with this video How to Toothpaste. The video was made by Vi Hart, a self-described “Recreational Mathemusician” and therefore this video is purely aesthetic, rather than clinical in nature. Still, we are of… Read More »

Preparing for the Worst — Disaster Recovery

Preparing for the Worst — Disaster Recovery   We have been working on the next issue of ADA New Dentist News and one of the pieces is about the importance of disaster preparedness.   An electrical outage is usually just an inconvenience. But if the power was down for an extended period in your community, would that impact… 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 »

Here’s How They Did It — Real Talk from Dentists in Private Practice

Operations, human resources, finances, marketing — there is so much that goes into being an owner. If you missed the new dentist panel discussion about the nitty-gritty of private practice ownership, you can stream it at ADA.org/ADA365, the online extension of ADA13. Access to ADA365 is free to ADA members; non-members can sign up for $50. Both dentists… Read More »

Nail that Phone Interview

We’re putting the final touches on the upcoming issue of ADA New Dentist News, and one of the stories is about dentists finding opportunities in a group practice setting. Many of the dentists we spoke with mentioned that their initial interviews for these positions took place over the phone rather than in-person. Judith A. Stock, writing for the… Read More »