Friday Five Roundup: From expanding your dental practice to data mining

Dental Economics

Reaching the Right Patients: Uninsured small-business owners and employees

A key player in every productive practice — patients between the ages of 30 and 65 who do not have dental insurance. Most dentists know that this group exists, but they may not understand who they are and how their dental practice can attract them.

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The Government is Mining Your Social Media Data, But With Good Reason

The federal government wants a pilot project for surveillance of suicide-related behaviours on social media.

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Science Daily

Periodontal Disease Bacteria May Kick-Start Alzheimer's

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer's disease in humans. Periodontal disease may be an initiator of Alzheimer's.

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60% of People Are Sticking With Facebook, Even After the Latest Data Breach

When Facebook announced last Friday that tens of millions of user accounts had been compromised in a data breach, many of us wondered: Is this the end of the social network giant as we know it?

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Dentistry IQ

Email is Actually Not Dead

It’s quiet at the office, which gives you time to wonder why that is. You’ve been emphasizing marketing, but your efforts aren’t paying off like you’d hoped. You should ask yourself, are your marketing efforts comprehensive? Do they include reviews, blogs, social media, and email? That’s right … I said email. Don’t believe the naysayers who claim that email is dead. It’s very much alive and an integral part of any complete marketing strategy.

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