Friday Dental News Roundup

Hello everyone and happy Friday to you! This week we have two quick reads for your Friday lunch break. Our first article is about a new study that has linked the ezyme hTERT to periodontitis. Our second article gives an in-depth look on what and how you need to save in order to retire from your dental practice. Have a great weekend and we will see you next time on our Friday Roundup!

The Enzyme That Links Periodontitis & Cancer
The human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) enzyme, an enzyme that has been related to both longevity and cancer, has been linked to periodontitis. Researchers from the study found that aggressive periodontitis was significantly associated with higher expression of hTERT. The increased hTERT expression correlated with clinical signs of periodontal disease- ginigival index, plaque index, clinical attachment loss and probing depth in those patients with chronic periodontitis but not in those with aggressive periodontitis.

How much money do you need to retire from your dental practice?
Have you ever wondered, “how much money do I need to save before I can retire?” If you’re answer is yes, than you’re in luck! Reese Harper, owner of Aquire Wealth Advisors, walks you through what you need to know to answer that particular question for your own unique practice.

What tips do you have for dentists looking to retire? Share your pointers with us in the comments section below!

Author: Carestream Dental Blog Administrator

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