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Dental Blogs: The Week in Review (October 5 – October 9, 2009)

If you missed last weeks review post, you can view it here: Dental Blogs: The Week in Review (September 28 – October 2, 2009). Without further ado, here’s the weekly roundup of interesting blog posts from around the Dental Blog Community for the week of October 5 through October 9, 2009.

Top Stories of the Week

1) When to Fire a Patient Senior Editor, Renee Knight, discusses ways to prevent problem patients from plaguing your practice. Instead, she focuses on preventative measures you can employ within your practice to avoid firing difficult patients.

2) Dental School Doesn’t Adequately Prepare Dentists 4 out of 5 dentists don’t believe that dental schools are adequately preparing dental students for the real-world practice, according to a recent Wealthy Dentist survey. Watch this video recap to discover why the stakes are higher now than ever.

3) Colgate launches new Colgate Oral Health Advisor program for dental hygienists Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals recently launched an Oral Health Advisor program that aims to provide dental hygienists with powerful tools to help them educate their patients. Read on to Learn more about the program, and how dental hygienists can get involved in this program.

4) Rapid HIV testing in the dental office The oral cavity is one of several places where signs of HIV infection are found. Previously, dentists who recognized these signs in a patient could only refer them to their primary care physician for testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Catrise Austin, DDS, discusses new methods for HIV testing in the dental office…

…and there you have it. There’s a look at the top stories coming out of the Dental Blog Community this week. Look for a brand new list next week!

Are we missing anything?

Did you read an interesting dental-related blog post this past week? I certainly can’t hit on them all, so please share what you found in a comment below

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