Friday Dental News Roundup

After a couple weeks off, we are back to providing you with the top trending dental news. This week, we have some great reads on identifying eating disorders and the best places to retire as a dentist. We also have the dos and don’ts for staying competitive as well as a fun read on Boris the polar bear’s visit to the dentist. Enjoy the articles below and feel free to send us a great article you may have found on your own this week. We would love to hear from you!

Identifying and Communicating the Perils of Eating Disorders
More than 11 million people suffer from eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia in the United States. The majority of this demographic are teenagers and college-aged youth. Coincidentally, this demographic is also the most likely to disregard their oral hygiene. When these two are combined, it is detrimental to one’s oral health. As a dentist, you can be one of the first to notice the signs of an eating disorder due to the extreme decay it causes. Read on for more signs to look for during an exam.

Closing in on retirement? A lighthearted look at ‘The Best Places for Dentists to Retire’
Are you getting close to retirement and wondering where life’s next big adventure is? Lucky for you, DentistryIQ put together a researched list of the best places for a dentist to retire. The destinations were chosen through careful consideration of several variables ranging from how far your retirement dollar will go to walkability and climate. Choose from sunny beaches in Hawaii or the quiet life of Arkansas!

Dos and don’ts for staying competitive
Do you feel like your competition is slowly pulling ahead and you don’t quite know how to make up the ground? The answer: know your profession and know your competition. Track your production daily, weekly, monthly and annually. Don’t believe that increased stress equals increased production. Long hours and exhaustion don’t lead to increasing efficiency.

Boris the polar bear hits the dentist chair at Washington zoo
Boris, a 29-year-old polar bear at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, had a three-hour procedure to extract an abscessed canine and fractured canine leaving him to eat only soft foods for a few days. Boris came to the zoo in 2002 after being rescued from a traveling circus.

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