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Dentaltown Magazine - May 2017

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Howard Speaks: Thank You for Your Referral  Your practice benefits from a strong referral system ... and so does Dentaltown! Dr. Howard Farran discusses why we ask readers to comment on each issue’s articles, and how to share them with your peers
by Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, publisher, Dentaltown Magazine
Your practice benefits from a strong referral system ... and so does Dentaltown! Dr. Howard Farran discusses why we ask readers to comment on each issue’s articles, and how to share them with your peers
Professional Courtesy: The Future of Dentistry Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, attended this year’s International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany, and in this month’s column he shares his insights on where dentistry could be headed in the near future.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, attended this year’s International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany, and in this month’s column he shares his insights on where dentistry could be headed in the near future.
Show Your Work: Restoration Hardware Dr. Andrea Joy Smith shares a case in which she used mini-implants to treat a severely medically compromised patient who wasn’t a candidate for traditional implants, but needed a full-mouth restoration.
by Andrea Joy Smith, DDS, DIAMDI
Dr. Andrea Joy Smith shares a case in which she used mini-implants to treat a severely medically compromised patient who wasn’t a candidate for traditional implants, but needed a full-mouth restoration.
Old School Meets New School Dentaltown board member Dr. John Nosti demonstrates how he uses ceramics instead of metal to create telescopic copings for pier abutments or long-span bridgework with multiple abutments.
by John Nosti, DMD, FAGD, FACE, FICOI
Dentaltown board member Dr. John Nosti demonstrates how he uses ceramics instead of metal to create telescopic copings for pier abutments or long-span bridgework with multiple abutments.
Special Section: 2017 Do Good Our annual roundup shines the spotlight on Townies who’ve dedicated part of the past year to 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’ve dedicated part of the past year to 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.
Endodontic Reboot: Part One Drs. Gilberto Debelian, Kenneth Serota and Martin Trope discuss anatomically defined canal disinfection—and why using a round file to clean an ovoid root canal can lead to the failure to debride a large amount of the canal’s contents.
by Drs. Gilberto Debelian, Kenneth S. Serota and Martin Trope
Drs. Gilberto Debelian, Kenneth Serota and Martin Trope discuss anatomically defined canal disinfection—and why using a round file to clean an ovoid root canal can lead to the failure to debride a large amount of the canal’s contents.
Pulp Vitality in Pediatric Patients Dr. Jarod Johnson discusses pulp therapy in pediatric patients—specifically, treating deep carious lesions in vital permanent teeth.
by Jarod Johnson, DDS
Dr. Jarod Johnson discusses pulp therapy in pediatric patients—specifically, treating deep carious lesions in vital permanent teeth.
Adhesion in Primary Dentition Restorative Dentistry Dr. Carla Cohn discusses which adhesives work best when working on pediatric patients, and shares two cases that demonstrate her findings and techniques.
by Carla Cohn, DMD
Dr. Carla Cohn discusses which adhesives work best when working on pediatric patients, and shares two cases that demonstrate her findings and techniques.
The Millennial Effect Steve Klinghoffer shares some tips for pediatric dentists when it comes to dealing with millennial parents.
by Steve Klinghoffer
Steve Klinghoffer shares some tips for pediatric dentists when it comes to dealing with millennial parents.
Steals, and Then Squeals David Harris, a private investigator and the CEO of fraud-examination company Prosperident, shares a firsthand account with a former embezzler in the dental industry
by David Harris
David Harris, a private investigator and the CEO of fraud-examination company Prosperident, shares a firsthand account with a former embezzler in the dental industry
Product Showcase: International Dental Show Dentaltown gives you an inside look at some of the instruments, tools, software and other devices that were introduced and promoted at this year’s International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany.
Dentaltown gives you an inside look at some of the instruments, tools, software and other devices that were introduced and promoted at this year’s International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany.
Continuing Education: Endo Risks and Benefits Dr. Manor Haas discusses the risks and benefits of performing root canals in-house, and provides a few handy guides to the risks and management of root canals on particularly difficult teeth.
by Dr. Manor Haas
Dr. Manor Haas discusses the risks and benefits of performing root canals in-house, and provides a few handy guides to the risks and management of root canals on particularly difficult teeth.
Message Boards
Texas Dentist  and Hygienist Is allowing hygienists to administer local anesthetic lowering the standard of care or a smart move in the practice? Townies weigh in on the topic, and comment on a Texas state Senate proposal to keep anesthetic in the doc’s hands.
Is allowing hygienists to administer local anesthetic lowering the standard of care or a smart move in the practice? Townies weigh in on the topic, and comment on a Texas state Senate proposal to keep anesthetic in the doc’s hands.
How to Do  a Keyway Bridge  The keyway bridge is used to span an edentulous space while mitigating the stresses destructive to the natural dentition. This case and discussion show the technique and discuss variations.
The keyway bridge is used to span an edentulous space while mitigating the stresses destructive to the natural dentition. This case and discussion show the technique and discuss variations.
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 Howard M. Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education
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.
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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