Friday Five Roundup: A new era of dentistry to Google+ shut down

Dental Economics

Ready, Set, Change (Your Approach to Business Education)

Everyone knows that change is inevitable. For many years, dentistry was a relatively slow-changing profession in regard to the business of operating a practice. Following the supply-and-demand economics model allowed practices to be successful by simply having the right number of patients and new patients. Today, dentistry is much more like other industries—fast paced, rapidly changing, and always seeking new ways to grow production and profits. Unfortunately, what hasn’t changed is the lack of business education at dental schools, which leaves most dentists on their own when it comes to truly understanding how to run a practice.

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The Guardian

Google to Shut Down Google+ After Failing to Disclose User Data Breach

This March, as Facebook was coming under global scrutiny over the harvesting of personal data for Cambridge Analytica, Google discovered a skeleton in its own closet: a bug in the API for Google+ had been allowing third-party app developers to access the data not just of users who had granted permission, but of their friends.

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Science Daily

Antibiotics Destroy 'Good Bacteria' and Worsen Oral Infection

Pushpa Pandiyan, an assistant professor of biological sciences in the School of Dental Medicine, led a team of researchers to examine "resident" bacteria, their fatty acids and their effect on certain types of white blood cells that combat infections in the mouth. New research shows that the body's own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections. Researchers found that antibiotics actually kill the 'good' bacteria keeping infection and inflammation at bay.

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How To Augment ROI With These Five Digital Marketing Strategies

Digital marketing is growing by leaps and bounds and is a boon for businesses, as it generates enticing results in a short amount of time. For businesses today, operating in the contemporary world and facing cut-throat competition has led to an increase in customer expectations. As a result, successful business leaders are amalgamating traditional and digital marketing methods to generate revenue.

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Dentistry IQ

Traits and Habits of Driven Dental Entrepreneurs

As a dentist and practice owner, you have a mission to provide the finest dental care to your patients. You are committed to improving their oral health so that each person can have the highest quality of life possible. You probably also want to build a very successful business, and are committed to doing your best in all areas of your life. This makes you a driven entrepreneurial dentist—a person who is highly motivated to make a difference in the world.

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