What is work-life integration and how to implement it
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What is work-life integration and how to implement it

While work and life have been intertwined for years, there is less distinction between them now than ever before. Because of the pandemic, working from home at least part of the week has become the norm. From writing emails while lounging on the living room sofa to folding laundry while in a meeting, the way…

MultiBrief: Is telemedicine for dentists?
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MultiBrief: Is telemedicine for dentists?

Telemedicine allows healthcare professionals to connect with patients remotely. Advancements in electronic information and telecommunication technologies have fostered the rapid adoption of telemedicine in the past decade. According to Doctor.com’s report on healthcare trends in 2020, telemedicine adoption increased by 33% over the previous year, and telemedicine funding is expected to reach $185.6 billion by…

Should your dental practice offer membership plans?
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Should your dental practice offer membership plans?

According to Kaiser Family Foundation, 37 million Americans do not have dental insurance. As a result, dental practices have begun offering their own personalized and affordable dental membership plans to patients. In total, less than 20% of dental practices currently have memberships. However, this figure is growing rapidly due to the adoption of dental membership…

How common oral and nasal rinses might reduce COVID risk in the dental workspace
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How common oral and nasal rinses might reduce COVID risk in the dental workspace

Fifty or so years ago, the owners of Listerine — the mouthwash with “the taste people hate twice a day” — claimed their magic but foul-tasting elixir could cure numerous maladies, including sore throats, the common cold, tooth decay and gum disease. The Federal Trade Commission began putting an end to those false, unsubstantiated claims…

How dentists can cope with the broken personal protective equipment supply chain
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How dentists can cope with the broken personal protective equipment supply chain

Almost half of the nation’s dentists are back to work and open for “business as usual,” according to a recent survey by the American Dental Association. But when it comes to the supply chain for personal protective equipment necessary to provide full-service dentistry, business is anything but usual as the coronavirus pandemic lingers on. According…

Dental guidelines limit aerosol-generating procedures during pandemic
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Dental guidelines limit aerosol-generating procedures during pandemic

Last month, the World Health Organization recommended delaying “routine nonessential oral health care … until there has been a sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates from community transmission to cluster cases.” The WHO was responding in part to the growing body of scientific evidence indicating novel coronavirus can be spread by respiratory droplets smaller than…

Making biocompatible, sterilizable plastic and metal components possible
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Making biocompatible, sterilizable plastic and metal components possible

The medical industry is changing quickly. While there have been major advances in the technological and biomedical engineering spaces, medical device manufacturers still need viable options for manufacturing devices and equipment both to patients and healthcare providers in an efficient, low-cost manner. Moreover, the industry has an enormous need for customizable biocompatible and sterilizable components….

Dental offices lead healthcare’s job surge in May’s surprising jobs report
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Dental offices lead healthcare’s job surge in May’s surprising jobs report

The economy witnessed unexpected job growth in May as state and local economies began to reopen from the pandemic shutdown. In particular, medical practices and dental offices were key drivers of this finding that surprised economists. According to the May 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) economic report, healthcare — including dentists — added more…

ADA Humanitarian Award deadline extended to September
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ADA Humanitarian Award deadline extended to September

2020 has been a doozie so far, hasn’t it? And as the nation continues the process of recovery from all that has been dealt out so far this year, the American Dental Association is making plans to give one of its highest humanitarian awards next year. Nominations for the 2021 ADA Humanitarian Award can be…

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