• Sep 13, 2021
    Ergonomics in Dentistry

    Ergonomics in Dentistry

    It feels like yesterday being in the simulation lab where professors told you what you get use to now will be how you practice in the future. I vividly remember saying to myself, “This is just for the exam, I won’t work like this on a patient in the future.” However, they were right! Dentistry is one of the hardest professions on your body, and you need to be consciously aware of your body all the time to preserve it.
  • Aug 31, 2021
    Utilizing Personality Testing

    Utilizing Personality Testing to Build Team Dynamics and Understand Your Team

    Building and maintaining a successful dental team is somewhat like conducting a symphony with many sections of musicians playing different instruments. A good conductor sets the tempo while directing and shaping the way the musical piece comes together. In order to do so, he or she must have an understanding of how sounds from each instrument blend best and complement each other. Likewise, a lead dentist or practice owner must understand his or her team members’ personality styles in order to create and foster a healthy working environment.
  • May 17, 2021
    Southwest Dental Conference

    Top 5 Reasons to Bring Your Entire Dental Team to the Southwest Dental Conference

    Conferences are a great way to increase skills, exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. Plus they can be out-of-the-ordinary fun for team members that need a break from the daily grind. Going solo may initially be seen as a financial benefit; but there are many more reasons to bring the whole dental team along to the Southwest Dental Conference (SWDC) in Dallas, August 20-21, 2021, which will take part in-person.
  • Apr 20, 2021
    Staying Healthy

    7 Tips for Staying Healthy in a Viral World

    Staying healthy in today's viral world means more than simply washing hands and covering a sneeze with a tissue.
  • Apr 14, 2021
    Sleep Apnea and the Dental Team

    Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders and the Dental Team

    Dentistry as a profession has been very successful at establishing a well care model that medicine doesn’t have, and has by nature of a more favorable practice model the opportunity to become an integral part of our patients' well-being beyond traditional dental care.
  • Mar 30, 2021
    Early Dental Implant Failure and Vitamin D Deficiency

    Early Dental Implant Failure and Vitamin D Deficiency

    Take consideration of vitamin D deficiency as a contributing factor that could impact your patient’s dental health and healing after surgery.
  • Feb 3, 2021
    Increasing importance of digital dentistry

    The Increasing Importance of Digital Workflows

    With digital workflows, we can quickly get diagnostic information and disperse that information to our entire team quickly.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Self-Care-During-Pandemic

    5 Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As health care providers, it important for dentists to find ways to keep ourselves healthy as well as our families. This involves self-care habits, nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress reducing techniques.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Silver-lining

    Finding Pandemic Silver Linings

    Think about how the advice Clooney’s character in Up in the Air gives the unfortunate souls sitting across the cheap office furniture from him relates to our present moment in history. What opportunities may this national crisis offer each of us?
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Making-patients-feel-comfortable-and-safe

    COVID-19 and Dentistry

    After an eight-week shutdown of dentistry, another hurdle would stand in our way: the challenge of who would be comfortable leaving their homes for a dental visit.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    DIOMJ

    Update on MIONJ and RANK-L Inhibitors

    Bisphosphonates are widely known to induce osteonecrosis of the alveolar bone of the jaws. More recently, patients needing antiresorptive therapy for osteoporosis or bony malignancies are transitioning and beginning denosumab.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Reducing-Aerosols

    The Challenge of Reducing Aerosols

    Aerosols and droplets are produced during many dental procedures, and they are our greatest concern.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    SWDC-Update

    2020 Southwest Dental Conference Update

    The 2020 Southwest Dental Conference scheduled for August 21-22 will not occur this year as an in-person meeting. We find it both impossible and illegal for DCDS to perform its obligations due to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Zoom-Induction-of-Drew-Vanderbrook-DDS

    DCDS Inducts 2020-2021 Board Members via Zoom Meeting

    For the first time in the long history of the Dallas County Dental Society, the Board of Directors changing of the guard took place electronically, rather than in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    taxes

    Is your office prepared for a Texas Comptroller’s visit?

    Now that dental offices are re-opened, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts office will begin conducting their sales and use tax audits again. Is your practice prepared for a visit?
  • Jan 25, 2021
    COVID19-Staffing-Issues

    COVID-19 Staffing Considerations in Connection with a Temporary Office Closure

    In an effort to support our members’ practices and to summarize some of the more frequently asked employment related questions as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas County Dental Society has assembled this Q&A.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    COVID19-Practice-Management

    COVID-19 Related Dental Practice Management Links

    DCDS President, Dr. Brad Crump, provides COVID-19 related information that you may need to make informed decisions regarding your offices.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    COVID19

    Letter from DCDS President on COVID-19

    DCDS President, Dr. Brad Crump, summarizes the TDA and ADA information that YOU need to make informed decisions regarding your offices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    ADA-President-Tours

    ADA President Tours DCDS Dental Assisting School

    ADA President Dr. Chad Gehani toured DCDS Dental Assisting School (DCDSDAS) while on his trip to Dallas. The school, which is a subsidiary of DCDS, opened in June 2019 with the goal of providing a world-class dental assisting education to students.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    emotional-support-animals

    Emotional Support Animals in the Dentist Office

    Many times, our patient's furry companions will be labeled as emotional support animals or therapy animals. But are you required to let them in your dental office?
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