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The Brush Up

“Brush Up” with the experts

In our “Pearls of Wisdom” videos below, industry leaders talk about the big issues impacting dentistry right now. 

 

Making Progress on Opioids




Are we getting any closer to ending the opioid epidemic? Julie Burns, President & CEO of RIZE Massachusetts, joins us to discuss the progress that's been made and what barriers remain.

 

Vaping and Adolescent Addiction




Vaping has been in the news a lot, as this very serious public health epidemic continues to explode. We talked to Dr. Nicholas Chadi, an expert in adolescent addiction, about how vaping affects teens - from brain development to oral health - and what dentists and patients should know in order to address it..

 

Food Is Medicine with Community Servings


Nutrition is a fundamental component of good health. Jean Terranova, Director of Food and Health Policy at Community Servings, joins us for this month's Pearls of Wisdom to discuss how an innovative program called "Food is Medicine" is working to lower health care costs and improve health outcomes in Massachusetts.



Consumer Trends in Oral Health


From charcoal toothpaste to oil pulling, patients today are bombarded with messages about new oral health products making big, and sometimes dubious, claims. Dr. Sean Boynes joins us to discuss the latest consumer trends and how dentists can help patients navigate this marketplace.

 

3D Printing with Formlabs

 

3D printing has become a game changer in dentistry. Sam Wainwright of Formlabs joins us to explain the latest innovations and how the technology will change the future of dentistry.


 

Expanding Access To Care


Did you know that 37 million people in this country do not have access to oral health care? In this episode of Pearls of Wisdom, Delta Dental CEO Dennis Leonard and Dr. Mike Monopoli talk about the lack of access, how that influences overall health, and how that can impact your dental practice. 
 



 

Marketing your Dental Practice


Branding and marketing have become an important aspect of building a strong dental practice. This month's Pearls of Wisdom explains how dentists can build a brand that reflects who they are and connects with patients. 
 


 

Employer Benefits


Did you know over 60% of Massachusetts residents are covered by an employer-sponsored dental plan? Today, Delta Dental President Dennis Leonard and VP of Sales and Client Services Erik Montlack talk about the surprising new things employers are asking for in their dental plans this year and how that impacts your practice.