Articles

The goal of The Practice Solution Magazine is to provide practice owners with practice management information that will assist them in achieving success.

Fluoridated beverage consumption and dental fluorosis:

There’s a connection Fluoride is a mineral that protects against dental cavities; however, too much fluoride during tooth formation can lead to dental fluorosis, which is usually characterized by white streaks or splotches on the teeth. Fluoride is naturally present...

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Profile: Dr. Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS

Dentistry and Women’s Advocacy Practice: Center for Esthetic Dentistry Location: New Haven, Connecticut Dr. Nancy Summer Lerch is an evangelist for women in dentistry. “Being a woman in dentistry is a very great asset. Like any asset it’s something to be shared. It’s...

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Sight Could Be Restored In Those With Macular Degeneration

A research center newly created by the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) aims to put light-sensitive switches in the body’s cells that can be flipped on and off as easily as a remote control operates a TV. Optical...

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AOA Backs Contact Lens Patient Safety Bill

Federal Measure Would Protect Consumers The American Optometric Association(AOA) announced its support for legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives designed to safeguard consumers from deficient or illegal contact lens prescription verification practices used...

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Guest column: Dental Legal Issues

Is Fraud like Beauty, in the eye of the beholder? By Dr. Barry Levy, DDS In a case filed last year, a dentist has been criminally charged with fraud, because the dentist diagnosed decay in two teeth, using clinical skills and a DIAGNOdent (a fluorescent laser method...

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Guest column: Coping With Conflict

A Layperson’s guide to resolving conflict in the office By Daniel A. Bobrow, MBA President, American Dental Company Part one in a series of two articles Conflict is inevitable. As long as people possess the capacity for independent thought, there will be differences...

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OHSU discovers potential for treating craniofacial pain

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) School of Dentistry have uncovered an interaction between two proteins in the nerve cells that carry pain information from the head and neck to the brain. The finding could play a significant role in the...

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Study Shows Quality of Life For Both Dogs and Their Owners

Can Improve When They Buddy Up To Beat The Battle of the Bulge A Combined Dog/Owner Partnership Can Help Both Succeed in a Weight Loss Program A study by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, “The People and Pets Exercising Together (P-PET)”...

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