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Dentaltown Magazine - January 2017

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Howard Speaks: ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup!’ Dentistry today isn’t the same as it was even one generation ago. Dr. Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, discusses the changes—and what they mean to new dentists (and even some experienced ones!) whose practices aren’t as profitable as they could be.
Dentistry today isn’t the same as it was even one generation ago. Dr. Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, discusses the changes—and what they mean to new dentists (and even some experienced ones!) whose practices aren’t as profitable as they could be.
Professional Courtesy: Package Deal Is Amazon about to make a splash in the dental market? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, discusses this possibility and how it could affect purchasing within the dental industry.
Is Amazon about to make a splash in the dental market? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, discusses this possibility and how it could affect purchasing within the dental industry.
Show Your Work: Crowning a Winner Dr. Isaias Íñiguez shares a case study about retrofitting a crown on a compromised endodontic-treated tooth.
Dr. Isaias Íñiguez shares a case study about retrofitting a crown on a compromised endodontic-treated tooth.
Office Visit: Aloha, Arizona! Hawaiian-born hygienist tells her story, shares practice tips Take a look inside Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi’s office in Chandler, Arizona, and discover more about one of his hygienists, Roceleigh Eda.
Take a look inside Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi’s office in Chandler, Arizona, and discover more about one of his hygienists, Roceleigh Eda.
The Curious History of Occlusion in Dentistry   Drs. Barry Glassman and Don Malizia discuss some myths about occlusion and bites, and challenge restorative dentists to rethink “what they know.”
Drs. Barry Glassman and Don Malizia discuss some myths about occlusion and bites, and challenge restorative dentists to rethink “what they know.”
Making a Good First Impression: To pave the way for a great final result, use the right techniques a Dr. Geetha Damodaran shares her process for taking accurate traditional impressions—a must when submitting information to clear-aligner companies.
Dr. Geetha Damodaran shares her process for taking accurate traditional impressions—a must when submitting information to clear-aligner companies.
Does My Patient Need a Gum Graft? Dentaltown board member Dr. Brian Gurinsky discusses the classification system for tissue grafts, and how to understand how to determine if a patient needs one.
Dentaltown board member Dr. Brian Gurinsky discusses the classification system for tissue grafts, and how to understand how to determine if a patient needs one.
Earn Your Keepers: 10 tips on making your office so great that staffers want to stick around Of Dr. Jeanette MacLean’s dozen-plus staff members, the average tenure is 13 years … and three of them have worked for the practice for at least a quarter of a century. MacLean shares her top 10 tips to keep staffers happy, engaged and on her payroll.
Of Dr. Jeanette MacLean’s dozen-plus staff members, the average tenure is 13 years … and three of them have worked for the practice for at least a quarter of a century. MacLean shares her top 10 tips to keep staffers happy, engaged and on her payroll.
Townie Meeting 2017 Preview A sneak peek at what's on the docket for the 15th annual Townie Meeting in Las Vegas: Meet the speakers, check out the event lineup, and more.
A sneak peek at what's on the docket for the 15th annual Townie Meeting in Las Vegas: Meet the speakers, check out the event lineup, and more.
CE Requirements by State  Use this handy guide to determine how many CE units are required in your state.
Use this handy guide to determine how many CE units are required in your state.
CE: Honing Our Edge: Options for Maintaining Periodontal Hand Instruments Clinical dental hygiene instructor Karen Siebert discusses the risks that dull hand instruments can pose to patient and practitioners alike, and the options for manual and mechanical sharpening of tools.
Clinical dental hygiene instructor Karen Siebert discusses the risks that dull hand instruments can pose to patient and practitioners alike, and the options for manual and mechanical sharpening of tools.

Message Boards

Message Board: Practice Management - Best Way to Text Patients What’s the best way to keep in touch with patients in the digital age?
What’s the best way to keep in touch with patients in the digital age?
Message Boards: Periodontics - Teach an Old Guy About Perio Has insurance changed how dentists approach periodontal maintenance—and is periodontitis ever “cured,” or just “treated”?
Has insurance changed how dentists approach periodontal maintenance—and is periodontitis ever “cured,” or just “treated”?
Message Boards: Orthodontics - Powerprox 6-Month Braces (Trouble Getting Started) A Townie asks for advice about insurance predeterminations and procedures when it comes to orthodontic work.
A Townie asks for advice about insurance predeterminations and procedures when it comes to orthodontic work.

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.
Dr. Howard Goldstein, Dentaltown’s director of continuing education, shares the latest CE offerings released on dentaltown.com last month.
Study Abroad:  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.
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 Glidewell Laboratories
Glidewell Laboratories
Product Profile OCO Biomedical
OCO Biomedical
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