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ADA Acknowledges Dental Team’s Role in Diabetes Epidemic

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Coding and Insurance, Total Health

Type 2 diabetes has escalated to epidemic and financially catastrophic proportions, and is expected to affect one in three US adults by 2050. We already have more than 29 million diabetics in this country today; 28% remain undiagnosed. With the … Continue reading

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The One Thing Every Dental Patient Really Wants to Hear

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Periodontal Management, Recare, Total Health

Are you frustrated by patients who skip or postpone recommended treatment? Are you tired of patients lying to you about flossing, while you watch their gums bleed? Have you ever wondered why your patients don’t seem to care about their … Continue reading

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Why Patients Cancel Their Dental Appointments (and how to stop them)

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

As your afternoon schedule slowly falls to pieces, have you ever wondered “why”? Why are patients (who would never dream of skipping a pap smear or other health screening) perfectly comfortable delaying or cancelling their scheduled dental care? There are … Continue reading

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3 Definitions of Oral Health: Which one is right for your practice?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

The FDI Dental World Federation recently published a new definition of oral health that was quickly adopted by more than 200 dental organizations, including the American Dental Association. According to Dr. Michael Glick and other ADA representatives, “A common definition … Continue reading

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Dentists Take on the Soda Industry

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

While the dental community has long understood the impact sugar plays in the development of tooth decay, we have only recently begun to recognize the pervasiveness of sugar in our food supply. Added sugar is present in virtually all processed … Continue reading

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Flossgate 2016

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

By Wendy Briggs, RDH What in the world is happening in our society? The AP publishes an article saying that science doesn’t support flossing as beneficial, and our world goes crazy! Here are a few headlines: Dentists Say You Need … Continue reading

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Need for Gingivitis Treatment Recognized with New CDT Code

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Over the last few years, new research has broadened our understanding of the implications of gum disease. As the connection between oral bacteria and inflammation, and overall health has become clear, there has been an increased emphasis on treating gingivitis … Continue reading

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The Most Important 5 Minutes of a Dentist’s Day

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Total Health

By Dr. Ross Kerr, chair of the organizing committee for the Global Oral Cancer Forum Cancer is possibly the world’s least favorite word. No doctor wants to have to say it. No patient is ready to hear it. But turning … Continue reading

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Cavity fact or myth: do your patients know the difference?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) released the results of their survey of over 1,000 US adults and found most were misinformed and confused about the prevention and transmission of caries. This confusion contributes to the continuing prevalence of tooth … Continue reading

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Are you missing sealant opportunities in your practice?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Practice Management, Recare, Total Health

How many of your patients under age 18 would benefit from caries-prevention treatment? According to a recent Delta Dental review of 97 million dental claims, two-thirds of children at elevated risk for caries are not receiving the ADA recommended preventive … Continue reading

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