Planet DDS Blog

Sealants—more conclusive evidence.

September 22, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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In a recent post, we discussed the benefits of sealants in preventive care and explored some of the reasons why this method might be underutilized. The New York Times has since published a piece offering further evidence that sealants help prevent cavities. According to the article, Cochrane (a global independent network of researchers and health…

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Predator patients

September 14, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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Humans aren’t the only mammals that require dental treatment. Believe it or not, many animals in captivity see the dentist on a regular basis. Whether it’s just a routine checkup or a dental emergency, even apex predators need a visit from the dentist every once in a while. Unlike humans, big cats like the ones…

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What makes for a successful dentist CEO (part 3)?

September 08, 2016 · By Planet DDS
Dentist sitting in examination room smiling

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. For part three, on execution, CLICK HERE.

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Sealants—avoiding the drill?

September 02, 2016 · By Planet DDS
Dentist holding instruments standing at teenage girl (14-15) in dental chair, close-up

Wherever dentists and oral health experts may fall on the Great Flossing Debate of 2016, there are other methods for cavity prevention that don’t always get the same amount of attention as brushing twice a day and flossing regularly. As a recent FiveThirtyEight article explains, applying dental sealants is one such method, and it can…

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Looking at new practice management software? Make sure it’s flexible for growth.

August 25, 2016 · By Planet DDS
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Any new business software purchase can seem daunting, especially for something as critical as practice management software. With so many options out there, how do you narrow down your choices? The best approach is a structured one, with a list of key requirements. Everyone’s list of requirements will be slightly different, and you’re unlikely to…

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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 entirely…

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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
Trees reflected on building

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
Pokémon Go

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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