Dentaltown Magazine - May 2018

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Howard Speaks: The 'Retail Therapy' Experience Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses why the patient experience is so important— for all patients, not just new ones. How does your office stack up when it comes to service?
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses why the patient experience is so important— for all patients, not just new ones. How does your office stack up when it comes to service?
 Professional Courtesy Rx for Happiness: Golf Did you play a round or two of golf at last month’s Townie Meeting? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, explains why he enjoys the sport and shares some of the parallels between golfing and dentistry.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Did you play a round or two of golf at last month’s Townie Meeting? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, explains why he enjoys the sport and shares some of the parallels between golfing and dentistry.
Office Visit: Dr. Adam Inaba We tour the Honolulu practice of Townie Dr. Adam Inaba, a third-generation endodontist who discusses his family’s history and the specialty’s future—including the latest trends he’s seeing in implants and imaging.
by Kyle Patton
We tour the Honolulu practice of Townie Dr. Adam Inaba, a third-generation endodontist who discusses his family’s history and the specialty’s future—including the latest trends he’s seeing in implants and imaging.
Special Section: Do Good 2018 Our annual roundup shines the spotlight on Townies who are intent on improving the health care of those in need. Dentaltown salutes the men and women who make a difference, whether they volunteered in their own clinics or halfway around the globe.
Our annual roundup shines the spotlight on Townies who are intent on improving the health care of those in need. Dentaltown salutes the men and women who make a difference, whether they volunteered in their own clinics or halfway around the globe.
The Best Cure According to an ADA study, half of all dental income relies on the successful use of light-cured materials. Dr. Jed Best explains how dentists can tell if their curing light is functioning properly.
by Dr. Jed M. Best
According to an ADA study, half of all dental income relies on the successful use of light-cured materials. Dr. Jed Best explains how dentists can tell if their curing light is functioning properly.
Bulk-fill materials We compare and contrast the latest and greatest bulk-fill composites on the market, while Townie dentists give shout-outs to their favorite products.
by Dentaltown staff
We compare and contrast the latest and greatest bulk-fill composites on the market, while Townie dentists give shout-outs to their favorite products.
Behavior Management Dr. James Nickman, president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, discusses how in pediatric dentistry, “patient management” often translates into “parent management.”
by Dr. James Nickman
Dr. James Nickman, president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, discusses how in pediatric dentistry, “patient management” often translates into “parent management.”
Boost Your Treatment Acceptance Practice management consultant Sandy Pardue discusses protocols and conversations that lead to payment at time of treatment.
by Sandy Pardue
Practice management consultant Sandy Pardue discusses protocols and conversations that lead to payment at time of treatment.
Boon or Bust? Dan Croft of TD Bank explains the financial implications of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on multipractice owners, and what they need to do before they consider taking a bite out of their capital stash to grow their practice in 2018.
by Dan Croft
Dan Croft of TD Bank explains the financial implications of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on multipractice owners, and what they need to do before they consider taking a bite out of their capital stash to grow their practice in 2018.
Message Boards
What Are Some Good Jokes with Patients? Townies share the jokes and gags that help them break the ice with patients.
Townies share the jokes and gags that help them break the ice with patients.
Adult Pulpotomy … The Seal Is the Deal When full endo isn’t an option, what’s next?
When full endo isn’t an option, what’s next?
I Hate Class III Composites This Townie is fed up and frustrated! Luckily, dozens of his peers weigh in with advice and product recommendations to make treatment more manageable.
This Townie is fed up and frustrated! Luckily, dozens of his peers weigh in with advice and product recommendations to make treatment more manageable.
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
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: Centrix Access Crown More shades, speed and strength
More shades, speed and strength
Service Profile: Officite Websites and online marketing for dental practices
Websites and online marketing for dental practices
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