Dentaltown Magazine - November 2017

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Howard Speaks: Are you Doc Hollywood or Doc Holliday? Howard Farran, founder of <em>Dentaltown</em> magazine, discusses how much success in dentistry depends on your ability to build relationships. That means connecting with local businesses, asking patients for referrals and developing a great chairside personality.
by Dr. Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, MAGD
Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, discusses how much success in dentistry depends on your ability to build relationships. That means connecting with local businesses, asking patients for referrals and developing a great chairside personality.
Professional Courtesy: So, You Want to be a Dentist?  Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, <em>Dentaltown</em> editorial director, recalls a recent conversation he had with another parent at his son's college and discusses some of the difficulties that come with pursuing a career in dentistry.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, recalls a recent conversation he had with another parent at his son's college and discusses some of the difficulties that come with pursuing a career in dentistry.
Show Your Work: Let the Light In Dr. Daniel Poticny shares a case in which he created lifelike restorations on a patient who had significant wear on teeth #8 and #9.
by Dr. Daniel Poticny, DDS
Dr. Daniel Poticny shares a case in which he created lifelike restorations on a patient who had significant wear on teeth #8 and #9.
Office Visit: Dr. Ryan McCall We take a stroll through the Indianapolis practice of Dr. Ryan McCall, a Townie whose every post on the Dentaltown message boards is followed by several hundred peers.
Dr. Kyle Patton, associate editor, Dentaltown magazine
We take a stroll through the Indianapolis practice of Dr. Ryan McCall, a Townie whose every post on the Dentaltown message boards is followed by several hundred peers.
A Predictable Way to Close the Gap Dr. James Peyton shares a case study about a simple way to close a diastema.
by Dr. James Peyton
Dr. James Peyton shares a case study about a simple way to close a diastema.
Corporate Profile: See a Need, Meet a Need A look at the Scheduling Institute's 20-year history of creating solutions in the dental industry.
by Dentaltown Staff
A look at the Scheduling Institute's 20-year history of creating solutions in the dental industry.
The New SEO Lauren Glass, a product manager at G/O Digital, discusses the new rules of SEO for dental websites, and how practice owners should be incorporating them to help their business stand out in search results.
by Lauren Glass
Lauren Glass, a product manager at G/O Digital, discusses the new rules of SEO for dental websites, and how practice owners should be incorporating them to help their business stand out in search results.
Endodontic Reboot, Part Two Drs. Kenneth Serota, Gilberto Debelian and Martin Trope take a critical look at past and present methods for filling roots, and share a case study that uses modern techniques and materials.
by Drs. Kenneth Serota, Gilberto Debelian, and Martin Trope
Drs. Kenneth Serota, Gilberto Debelian and Martin Trope take a critical look at past and present methods for filling roots, and share a case study that uses modern techniques and materials.
<em>Dentistry Uncensored</em> Highlights: Fair Warning SmartBox CEO Colin Receveur discusses the biggest threats to practice vitality in this transcript of his recent appearance on the <em>Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran</em> podcast.
SmartBox CEO Colin Receveur discusses the biggest threats to practice vitality in this transcript of his recent appearance on the Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran podcast.
Reduce Taxes and Boost Your Retirement Fund? Paul Danziger, presdient of Freedom Financial Advisors of Maryland, discusses how a cash balance plan could boost annual retirement contributions and reduce taxes.
Paul Danziger
Paul Danziger, presdient of Freedom Financial Advisors of Maryland, discusses how a cash balance plan could boost annual retirement contributions and reduce taxes.
The Loan Arrangers Dr. Jarod Johnson reviews the details of loan forgiveness programs, which some states offer to help dentists pay off educational debts in exchange for practicing in the area and allotting some of their services to underserved communities.
Dr. Jarod Johnson, DDS
Dr. Jarod Johnson reviews the details of loan forgiveness programs, which some states offer to help dentists pay off educational debts in exchange for practicing in the area and allotting some of their services to underserved communities.
Transitions Gone Bad Drs. Bill and Christina Blatchford share practice transition horror stories, and tips that could have helped prevent those situations from occurring.
by Drs. Bill and Christina Blatchford
Drs. Bill and Christina Blatchford share practice transition horror stories, and tips that could have helped prevent those situations from occurring.
Continuing Education: Are You Staying Ahead of the Ultrasonic Curve? <em>Hygienetown</em> board member Dani Botbyl shares techniques for using ultrasonic scaling to improve the removal and disruption of biofilm, in addition to the usual calculus.
by Dani Botbyl, RDH
Hygienetown board member Dani Botbyl shares techniques for using ultrasonic scaling to improve the removal and disruption of biofilm, in addition to the usual calculus.
Message Boards
What Do You Say to Parents You Are Referring to Pedo? Some good "scripts" for when you're referring a patient to a pediatric dentist.
Some good "scripts" for when you're referring a patient to a pediatric dentist.
Our Hygienist Does Not Use the Ultrasonic Scaler Even given equal outcomes, what serves the patient and the practice better?
Even given equal outcomes, what serves the patient and the practice better?
Whose Problems Are We Solving - Ours or the Patient's? An honest discussion about occlusal composites. Is there a new trend that focuses too much attention to aesthetics and not enough on achieving proper occlusion? Where's the balance?
An honest discussion about occlusal composites. Is there a new trend that focuses too much attention to aesthetics and not enough on achieving proper occlusion? Where's the balance?
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.
Live CE Events: Travel and Learn 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.
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.
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.
Product Profile: iTero Digital intraoral scanner improves chairside consults
Digital intraoral scanner improves chairside consults
Product Profile: Voco V-Posil: Time-optimized VPS impression system
V-Posil: Time-optimized VPS impression system
Product Profile: Pulpdent Activa  Bioactive-Cement: One cement does it all
Activa Bioactive-Cement: One cement does it all
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