Dentaltown Magazine - July 2018

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Howard Speaks: Who Needs a Therapist Dentaltown founder Dr.?Howard Farran discusses the influx of dental therapists and how they are possibly hurting the industry.
by Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, publisher, Dentaltown magazine
Dentaltown founder Dr.?Howard Farran discusses the influx of dental therapists and how they are possibly hurting the industry.
Professional Courtesy: Small Ballot, Big Prizes It’s that time of year again! Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares how important it is to participate in this year’s Townie Choice Awards voting season and highlights some of the changes you’ll see as well.
by Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, editorial director, Dentaltown magazine
It’s that time of year again! Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares how important it is to participate in this year’s Townie Choice Awards voting season and highlights some of the changes you’ll see as well.
Show Your Work: A Complex Restoration Dr. Sonny Torres Oliva shares a case that restored a 31-year-old patient’s smile using implant-supported crowns, full bridges and onlays.
by Dr. Sonny Torres Oliva
Dr. Sonny Torres Oliva shares a case that restored a 31-year-old patient’s smile using implant-supported crowns, full bridges and onlays.
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening In this follow-up to his February 2018 article on functional crown lengthening, Denver periodontist and Dentaltown board member Dr. Brian Gurinsky explains why you should lengthen a crown for aesthetic reasons.
by Dr. Brian S. Gurinsky
In this follow-up to his February 2018 article on functional crown lengthening, Denver periodontist and Dentaltown board member Dr. Brian Gurinsky explains why you should lengthen a crown for aesthetic reasons.
Acceleration Techniques  for Clear Aligner Patients Dr. Payam Ataii discusses how manual osteoperforation acceleration techniques can help speed treatment of patients with clear aligners, and even make the seating of aligners easier.
by Dr. Payam Ataii
Dr. Payam Ataii discusses how manual osteoperforation acceleration techniques can help speed treatment of patients with clear aligners, and even make the seating of aligners easier.
Macs vs. PCS: Crunching the Numbers Ever notice that most dental practices are predominantly PC-based whereas dental students report that the majority of their classmates have Macs? Mark Hollis analyzes these phenomena and weighs the pros and cons of each operating system.
by Mark Hollis
Ever notice that most dental practices are predominantly PC-based whereas dental students report that the majority of their classmates have Macs? Mark Hollis analyzes these phenomena and weighs the pros and cons of each operating system.
 Special Section: Townie Choice Awards Product Showcase It’s summertime—time to cast your vote for the most dependable, user-friendly, can’t-live-without products and services offered in the dental industry. Our special section that highlights some of the products you’ll see on the ballot should help make your decision easier.
It’s summertime—time to cast your vote for the most dependable, user-friendly, can’t-live-without products and services offered in the dental industry. Our special section that highlights some of the products you’ll see on the ballot should help make your decision easier.
Message Boards
Severe Gagger Needs Dentures Townies share advice on how to deal with patients who gag.
Townies share advice on how to deal with patients who gag.
Expander Before 6s Have Erupted? A Townie wonders whether his 5-year-old son’s sleep apnea can be solved with ortho treatment.
A Townie wonders whether his 5-year-old son’s sleep apnea can be solved with ortho treatment.
How Much Do You Really Think You Need to Retire? Townies discuss retirement figures and how much a dentist should have in the bank before calling it quits.
Townies discuss retirement figures and how much a dentist should have in the bank before calling it quits.
In This Issue
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
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.
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