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Dentaltown Magazine - September 2016

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Howard Speaks: Customer Returns—The Good Kind Are you doing all you can to satisfy your patients? Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of <em>Dentaltown</em> magazine, shares some of the best ideas around to increase patient loyalty and retention.
Are you doing all you can to satisfy your patients? Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of Dentaltown magazine, shares some of the best ideas around to increase patient loyalty and retention.
Professional Courtesy: A Ton of Trouble for a Free Toothbrush Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, reflects on a moment from his college years. Does this sound like your dental office?
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, reflects on a moment from his college years. Does this sound like your dental office?
Second Opinion: To Floss or Not to Floss? That Isn’t the Question Dr. Michael Barr weighs in on the latest controversy regarding flossing and its effectiveness.
Dr. Michael Barr weighs in on the latest controversy regarding flossing and its effectiveness.
Test Your Reading Comprehension:  How well can you interpret what’s visible in dental radiographs? Dr. Manoranjani Sambangi provides tips on interpreting and identifying things commonly spotted on X-rays. Plus, information about troubleshooting and improving your imaging.
Dr. Manoranjani Sambangi provides tips on interpreting and identifying things commonly spotted on X-rays. Plus, information about troubleshooting and improving your imaging.
Understanding Fracture Toughness Thomas Hill, PhD, emphasizes the importance of this metric— and how it can affect your clinical practice decisions.
Thomas Hill, PhD, emphasizes the importance of this metric— and how it can affect your clinical practice decisions.
The Right Stuff:  Your checklist for adopting new software technology Dimitry Shuster, chief technology officer of Dental eShare, classifies clinicians’ top concerns when looking at an EHR, and outlines the truly important factors.
Dimitry Shuster, chief technology officer of Dental eShare, classifies clinicians’ top concerns when looking at an EHR, and outlines the truly important factors.
Electronic Health Records:  Is it time to make the transition? Christine Queally Foisey, CEO of Medsafe, recaps the history of EHRs and details the benefits and challenges for dental offices wanting to take this step.
Christine Queally Foisey, CEO of Medsafe, recaps the history of EHRs and details the benefits and challenges for dental offices wanting to take this step.
Permanent Help for Temporary Employees: The right practice management software makes a difference Practice administrator and technology advisor Darlene Dockens Taylor discusses how and when to implement EHR software, and how to train temporary employees.
Practice administrator and technology advisor Darlene Dockens Taylor discusses how and when to implement EHR software, and how to train temporary employees.
A Complex Restorative Case Dr. Ehab Rashed shares the orthodontic adjustment and surgical intervention that lit a megawatt smile for this patient
Dr. Ehab Rashed shares the orthodontic adjustment and surgical intervention that lit a megawatt smile for this patient
Making Friends with Benefits: How to understand what employee perks are really worth Paul Edwards of CEDR Solutions helps clear up the difference between optional benefits and legal obligations for your employees.
Paul Edwards of CEDR Solutions helps clear up the difference between optional benefits and legal obligations for your employees.
Scoring the Perfect Patient Handoff Hygienist Emily Miller-Lehr gives you and your team tips on how to avoid fumbling this all-important step in the patient experience.
Hygienist Emily Miller-Lehr gives you and your team tips on how to avoid fumbling this all-important step in the patient experience.
The Road to Greatness Building an outstanding team takes time and patience, but the rewards are priceless. These guidelines and tips will help make your efforts a little easier.
Building an outstanding team takes time and patience, but the rewards are priceless. These guidelines and tips will help make your efforts a little easier.
The Five Risk Factors of Improper Ergonomics Kathy Rotramel-Stipe shares some ways to eliminate ergonomic risks in your practice.
Kathy Rotramel-Stipe shares some ways to eliminate ergonomic risks in your practice.
CE: Laser Mucocele Removal in Pediatric Patients Drs. Robert Levine and Peter Vitruk on using SuperPulse lasers to treat mucoceles.
Drs. Robert Levine and Peter Vitruk on using SuperPulse lasers to treat mucoceles.

Message Boards

Implant into Root Tip? Before a Townie begins a planned restoration, he needs advice on whether a radiograph shows a root tip, or residual gutta percha from a previous tooth.
Before a Townie begins a planned restoration, he needs advice on whether a radiograph shows a root tip, or residual gutta percha from a previous tooth.
Mandible Radiolucency  Routine Pano A routine pano unveils a  deeper problem for this  60-year-old patient.
A routine pano unveils a deeper problem for this 60-year-old patient.
Handoffs  Seeing room for improvement, a Townie asks for advice on handling patient handoffs.
Seeing room for improvement, a Townie asks for advice on handling patient handoffs.

In This Issue

Take a look at some of the most-discussed cases and topics that you can find on our website.
Continuing Education Update Dr. Howard Goldstein, Dentaltown’s director of continuing education, shares the latest CE offerings released on dentaltown.com last month.
Dr. Howard Goldstein, Dentaltown’s director of continuing education, shares the latest CE offerings released on dentaltown.com last month.
New Products Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the market.
Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the market.
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.
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.
Product Profile: ClearCorrect Take a look at ClearCorrect's latest products and services.
Take a look at ClearCorrect's latest products and services.
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