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Dentaltown Magazine - June 2017

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Dentaltown Magazine June 2017

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Howard Speaks: Drive-Thrus and Dentistry Dr. Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, shares how important it is to rethink how you do business and shift your focus when it comes to gaining new patients.
Dr. Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, shares how important it is to rethink how you do business and shift your focus when it comes to gaining new patients.
Professional Courtesy:  Planning Ahead Were you able to make it to Townie Meeting this year? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares some of the highlights of this year’s meeting and invites you to join us at our new destination next year, Orlando.
Were you able to make it to Townie Meeting this year? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares some of the highlights of this year’s meeting and invites you to join us at our new destination next year, Orlando.
Women in Dentistry: (Private) Practice Makes Perfect Dr. Alexandra George, who built one practice from the ground up and bought another to accommodate her need to expand, shares her story and what she considers to be essential qualities and resources when opening a practice.
Dr. Alexandra George, who built one practice from the ground up and bought another to accommodate her need to expand, shares her story and what she considers to be essential qualities and resources when opening a practice.
Women in Dentistry: Forward Momentum Dr. Jasmin Henville discusses three common challenges that women face as business owners—and recommended ways to approach them.
Dr. Jasmin Henville discusses three common challenges that women face as business owners—and recommended ways to approach them.
A Guaranteed Win in Vegas! Take a look at some highlights of the 15th annual Townie Meeting in Las Vegas­—and learn what to look forward to next year in Orlando.
Take a look at some highlights of the 15th annual Townie Meeting in Las Vegas­—and learn what to look forward to next year in Orlando.
Laser Education, Science and Safety Dr. Peter Vitruk, director of laser physics and safety education for the American Board of Laser Surgery, discusses important laser-tissue interaction concepts, and how some laser dentistry educational programs and publications include misinterpretations about soft- and hard-tissue laser science and safety.
Dr. Peter Vitruk, director of laser physics and safety education for the American Board of Laser Surgery, discusses important laser-tissue interaction concepts, and how some laser dentistry educational programs and publications include misinterpretations about soft- and hard-tissue laser science and safety.
What’s Your M.O.? Jay Geier of the Scheduling Institute discusses how we often focus on a potential employee’s skill set but give short shrift to an equally important component of what makes a good hire: his or her personality.
Jay Geier of the Scheduling Institute discusses how we often focus on a potential employee’s skill set but give short shrift to an equally important component of what makes a good hire: his or her personality.
Strength in Numbers Dr. Ashley Boling discusses the economies of scale and data that can come from owning multiple practices or from partnering with a DSO, and can help practice owners save time, money and stress.
Dr. Ashley Boling discusses the economies of scale and data that can come from owning multiple practices or from partnering with a DSO, and can help practice owners save time, money and stress.
Untangling Web Marketing Sam Harbison of web marketing agency Search Control answers the top questions he hears from dentists about their websites, online marketing and social channels.
Sam Harbison of web marketing agency Search Control answers the top questions he hears from dentists about their websites, online marketing and social channels.
CE: Understanding Survivors  of Childhood Abuse Hygienetown Clinical Director Linda Douglas shares information about recognizing and treating patients who are survivors of physical or sexual abuse, and how their experiences may affect their oral care regimens.
Hygienetown Clinical Director Linda Douglas shares information about recognizing and treating patients who are survivors of physical or sexual abuse, and how their experiences may affect their oral care regimens.

Message Boards

Rubber Dam Frustrations? Tips and Tricks? Dentists share their preferred techniques for working with rubber dams and discuss the best types of clamps and bands to be used on particular teeth.
Dentists share their preferred techniques for working with rubber dams and discuss the best types of clamps and bands to be used on particular teeth.
Why So Hard to Make a Good RPD Framework?  Townies help a peer improve his success rate by suggesting different materials—is alginate better?—and discussing lab communication.
Townies help a peer improve his success rate by suggesting different materials—is alginate better?—and discussing lab communication.
Antibiotics After Surgical Extraction  A Townie asks his peers for input about prescribing antibiotics after surgical extractions.
A Townie asks his peers for input about prescribing antibiotics after surgical extractions.
How to Know When Asymptomatic Apical Lesions Need Re-treats? A new grad asks the Townie community for help deciphering some periapical pathology. Is this a re-treat case?
A new grad asks the Townie community for help deciphering some periapical pathology. Is this a re-treat case?

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.
Travel and Learn:  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 SmartBox Web Marketing
SmartBox Web Marketing
Product Profile Dentsply Sirona Endodontics
Dentsply Sirona Endodontics
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