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The DMD Top 5 for the Week Ending August 11, 2017

Trendy toothbrushes, drug-seeking behaviors and wacky patients: These stories are among the most popular on our website this week. Catch up on what you missed while you were filling cavities.
PUBLISHED: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Trendy toothbrushes, drug-seeking behaviors and wacky patients: These stories are among the most popular on our website this week. Catch up on what you missed while you were filling cavities.
 
1. Recognizing and Addressing Drug-Seeking Behavior in Your Practice. The opioid crisis in the U.S. affects a diverse population. As doctors with the power to prescribe, dentists should be aware of the giveaways of a drug-addicted patient seeking opioid medications. Continue below for a Q&A with Dr. Dan McNeil, principal investigator for the West Virginia University arm of the Center for Oral Health Research in Appalachia.
 
2. 7 Absurd Things That Have Happened in Dental Offices. Dental practices may not produce as many wild stories as the ER, but every so often, a unique patient comes right out of left field to make a dentist’s day a little more interesting. We compiled a list of stories that demonstrate just how strange patients can be. Keep reading for stories that will make you scratch your head and — more importantly — laugh out loud.
 
3. Top 10 Passive Income Ideas for Dentists Personal finance can be a challenge for many dentists. Passive Income MD knows a thing or two about accumulating wealth, and his tips for physicians can help you, too. Continue below for some passive income inspiration.
 
4. Weekly Tech: The Alzheimer's Drug that Stimulates Tooth Regeneration. Technology is quickly transforming dentistry. From digital record-keeping to machines that seem straight out of a SciFi feature, the 21st century has gifted the medical industry some amazing devices. Dentists are especially proactive about adopting new technology in their practices, so DMD is bringing you a weekly spotlight on some of the best products on the market. Continue below to read about this week's focus, drugs.
 
5. The Electric Toothbrush You Didn't Know You Needed. Looking for an electric toothbrush your patients can be as excited about as you are? Brushing isn't exactly glamorous or exciting to most patients, so it can be difficult to instill in them the importance of proper technique and tools. What's more, many patients are deterred by the high cost and bulkiness of dentist-recommended electric brushes. Quip products might just be the solution dentists and consumers have been searching for.

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