Dentaltown Magazine - December 2017

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Howard Speaks: With a Little Help From My Friends Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, shares how the Dentaltown community can be a great resource beyond dentistry, especially when it comes to mental health.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, shares how the Dentaltown community can be a great resource beyond dentistry, especially when it comes to mental health.
Professional Courtesy: Fare Thee Well, Patient Cutting ties with a patient can be difficult, but sometimes it has to be done. Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares his most recent experience and how he handled it.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Cutting ties with a patient can be difficult, but sometimes it has to be done. Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares his most recent experience and how he handled it.
Travel and Learn: Live CE Events Each month, Dentaltown magazine will publish some of Composite CE’s picks for the most intriguing and appealing live dental courses.
Each month, Dentaltown magazine will publish some of Composite CE’s picks for the most intriguing and appealing live dental courses.
Office Visit: 2017 TCA Winner  Mary Webb Brown Take a tour inside the practice of Kentucky dentist Mary Webb Brown, who was selected from all the Townies who cast ballots in the TCAs. Brown discusses her treatment philosophy as well as the tools, instruments and services she considers must-haves in her practice.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor Dentaltown magazine
Take a tour inside the practice of Kentucky dentist Mary Webb Brown, who was selected from all the Townies who cast ballots in the TCAs. Brown discusses her treatment philosophy as well as the tools, instruments and services she considers must-haves in her practice.
Incorporating Laser Dentistry into Your Practice Dr. Scott Pope shares the benefits of practicing with a 9.3-micrometer CO2 dental laser and its many uses in most soft-tissue applications.
by Dr. Scott Pope
Dr. Scott Pope shares the benefits of practicing with a 9.3-micrometer CO2 dental laser and its many uses in most soft-tissue applications.
 Women in Dentistry: Implementing Technology to Enhance the Patient Experience Dr. Sarah Palmer discusses the importance of implementing the right technology to enhance the patient experience—what to consider and how to determine if it’ll make a great impact on your bottom line.
by Dr. Sarah Palmer
Dr. Sarah Palmer discusses the importance of implementing the right technology to enhance the patient experience—what to consider and how to determine if it’ll make a great impact on your bottom line.
Women in Dentistry: All in the Family Two sisters, Drs. Abigail and Ashley Brier, share how mentoring, along with a good support system, helped them grow as dentists.
by Drs. Abigail and Ashley Brier
Two sisters, Drs. Abigail and Ashley Brier, share how mentoring, along with a good support system, helped them grow as dentists.
Gen Y (Aren’t They In Your Office?) A millennial researcher explains how to respect her generation’s quirks and characteristics, and how to connect with these potential patients.
by Dr. Katrina M. Sanders
A millennial researcher explains how to respect her generation’s quirks and characteristics, and how to connect with these potential patients.
The 4 C’s of Team Building Practice management expert Bonnie Pugh shares how the four C’s of team building—clarify, calculate, communicate and coach—will keep your staff engaged and lead to a successful practice.
by Bonnie Pugh
Practice management expert Bonnie Pugh shares how the four C’s of team building—clarify, calculate, communicate and coach—will keep your staff engaged and lead to a successful practice.
Townie Choice Awards 2017 The votes are in—the ballots are counted! See which products, services and equipment won the top spots for 2017.
The votes are in—the ballots are counted! See which products, services and equipment won the top spots for 2017.
Townies Tour Planmeca Headquarters A select group of Townie dentists toured the U.S. headquarters of dental technology company Planmeca, which showcased its new technology to the curious cadre of clinicians.
A select group of Townie dentists toured the U.S. headquarters of dental technology company Planmeca, which showcased its new technology to the curious cadre of clinicians.
Continuing Education: Vision Quest Dr. Chris Griffin discusses how dentists can empower their teams to take ownership of practice growth, which allows the doctors to provide more of a low-key leadership role and still convey their vision for the practice.
by Dr. Chris Griffin
Dr. Chris Griffin discusses how dentists can empower their teams to take ownership of practice growth, which allows the doctors to provide more of a low-key leadership role and still convey their vision for the practice.
Message Boards
Suicide and Mental Health After learning that one of his former dental school classmates committed suicide, this Townie comes to the boards with the aim of starting an open and frank discussion about depression and dentistry.
After learning that one of his former dental school classmates committed suicide, this Townie comes to the boards with the aim of starting an open and frank discussion about depression and dentistry.
Severe Submandibular Space Infection Post-Extractions  A Townie initiates discussions about the role of postoperative antibiotics in extractions, and the legal implications of their use.
A Townie initiates discussions about the role of postoperative antibiotics in extractions, and the legal implications of their use.
How to Get Patients to Say Yes to Treatment  A Townie asks his peers for new ideas on how to encourage patients to accept treatment.
A Townie asks his peers for new ideas on how to encourage patients to accept treatment.
In This Issue
On Dentaltown.com Visit dentaltown.com for an ongoing conversation about everything from tough cases to staff issues to what team is going to win the World Series this year. Join the discussion!
Visit dentaltown.com for an ongoing conversation about everything from tough cases to staff issues to what team is going to win the World Series this year. Join the discussion!
Continuing Education Update Dr. Howard Goldstein, Dentaltown’s director of continuing education, shares the latest CE offerings released on dentaltown.com last month.
by Dr. Howard Goldstein, DMD
Dr. Howard Goldstein, Dentaltown’s director of continuing education, shares the latest CE offerings released on dentaltown.com last month.
Industry News Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the dental industry.
Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the dental industry.
POLL With our monthly poll you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how dentistry is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s topic and results.
With our monthly poll you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how dentistry is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s topic and results.
Product Profile: Aseptico Computer-assisted local anesthesia
Computer-assisted local anesthesia
Dentally Incorrect Humor with bite...
by Ryder Waldron, DDS
Humor with bite...
Online Exclusives
Dental Gifts for the Doc Who Has Everything A lighthearted roundup of interesting dental-inspired gifts.
A lighthearted roundup of interesting dental-inspired gifts.

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