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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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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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8 Questions Every Patient Should Answer Correctly

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

In a recent report from the ADA Health Policy Institute, half of surveyed adults could not answer eight basic oral health questions. Would your patients be able to answer these correctly? Although patients have a number of places they can, … Continue reading

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News from the 2015 AAOSH Meeting: Part 2 – Nutrition

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) recently gathered dental and medical professionals for their 2015 meeting which focused considerable attention on the power of diet and nutrition in chronic disease prevention. Dentists learned about diet changes that can help … Continue reading

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Secrets to a Lifetime of Healthy Teeth

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

Healthy teeth start before we’re even born. Babies are not born with the particular strains of bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, these bacteria are quickly transmitted to the baby thru the saliva of family members by sharing food, utensils, … Continue reading

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DDS Meets MD: A Love Story

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Total Health

Would you like to generate more referrals from the medical professionals in your community? Building this network can take time, but there are a few relatively simple things you can do to start connecting with area physicians. 1. Provide physicians … Continue reading

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