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Changing the Value of Dentistry During a Pandemic

By James V. Anderson, DMD Across the country, dental practices are slowly opening to see patients other than those in an “emergency” situation. Some practices have full schedules, and others struggle with too much open time and reluctant patients. The …

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Cultural Competency

By Jessica A. Rickert, DDS Ideal dental health is possible now, more than at any time in history. Poor patient outcome, jeopardized patient compliance and compromised clinical management often result from biases in doctors and other medical staff. This puts …

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The Autistic Patient

By  Jamie Collins, RDH Treating those with Autism brings the question, how do we deal with the sensory and increase odds of success? Autism affects the families of 1 in 54 children in the United States,  becoming the fastest growing …

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What is Moral Injury, and Is It Affecting Hygienists?

By Ann-Marie DePalma,CDA, RDH, MEd, FADIA, FAADH Distinct from burnout, moral injury occurs when a dental hygienist is pressured, directly or indirectly, to transgress ethical standards. Many hygienists relish clinical practice while others lament their chosen profession. The lamenters often …

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7 Steps to Practical Problem Solving

By James V. Anderson, DMD This article represents the 13th and 14th principles in a series of articles discussing the 14 Management Principles from The Toyota Way a book authored by *Jeffrey Liker. This article is the last in the …

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There’s Never Been a Better Time for TeleDentistry

There’s never been a better time to learn about and start using teledentistry.   Join Vanessa Emerson, founder of Dental Speakers Bureau and Dental Speaker Institute, for this special edition of The Buzz!  Our Teledentistry experts: are Patti DiGangi, RDH, …