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The great flossing debate of 2016: dentists respond.

August 18, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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Our first post last week on the “Great Flossing Debate of 2016” examined the recent debate on the effectiveness of flossing—a debate sparked by the Associated Press when it published an investigative piece alleging that the oral health benefits of flossing are overblown. Many dentists responded by explaining that the AP story misses the point…

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The great flossing debate of 2016.

August 10, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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Flossing has become a topic of some debate lately, thanks to an Associated Press (AP) piece published in early August. According to the AP investigation, there is little evidence that flossing actually works as advertised to prevent gum disease and cavities. Flossing has always come highly recommended for its many health benefits—including a recommendation by…

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What makes for a successful dentist CEO (part 2)?

August 03, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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In today’s competitive dental industry, delivering high-quality care isn’t enough to sustain a successful practice. For a practice to thrive, the dentist must become a CEO in addition to being a dental provider. In this four-part series, we examine the fundamental tasks of the modern dentist CEO. This second installment covers strategy. To read our…

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The future of toothpaste?

July 27, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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You may be wondering why toothpaste needs improving. The truth is, toothpaste tubes take an estimated 500 years to decompose because they are made to last. And yet the average household goes through one toothpaste tube per month—that’s a lot of tubes in the trash. According to an article in Gizmag, there is a new…

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Will Pokémon Go bring you more patients?

July 21, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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You’ve probably heard about Pokémon Go, the latest mobile game to sweep the nation. But did you know it’s generating new revenue for local businesses that have embraced the trend? The game requires players to walk around town and visit landmarks in search of new Pokémon creatures for their collections (“Gotta catch’em all”). How can…

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How to take a vacation as a dentist.

July 13, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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It’s no secret that a well-deserved vacation can help you be more productive and satisfied with your work. The truth is, dentists often miss out on valuable vacation time in order to keep their practice running. If you’re a solo dentist, it may be difficult to leave for even a week. How can you take…

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No more root canals?

July 06, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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According to a recent article in Popular Science, researchers have developed synthetic fillings that activate stem cells in order to regrow teeth. As many of our Denticon users can attest, cavities are typically treated by drilling out any decay and inserting a filling. But the materials used in fillings can be toxic to cells and…

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Teledentistry, the next step in the evolution of dental care?

June 29, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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Telemedicine has generated a lot of buzz recently. What about teledentistry? According to a recent article in Workforce magazine, remote dental care makes a lot of sense too. Teledentistry employs tools like live video feeds and remote patient monitoring to deliver dental care over the internet. While there’s no substitute for a live dentist to…

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What makes for a successful dentist CEO (part 1)?

June 22, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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In today’s competitive dental industry, delivering high-quality care isn’t enough to sustain a successful practice. For a practice to thrive, the dentist must become a CEO in addition to being a dental provider. In this four-part series, we will examine the fundamental tasks of the modern dentist CEO. To read our white paper on the…

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Another 3 costly mistakes dentists make…and how to avoid them.

June 07, 2016 · By Planet DDS

In a previous white paper, we covered three common mistakes that dentists make: poor patient retention; inadequate insurance knowledge during treatment planning; and ignoring unfinished treatment plans (click HERE for that white paper). Here now are three more common mistakes that can end up being very costly. As with the first three we shared, these…

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