Dentaltown Magazine - August 2018

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Howard Speaks: The Hygienist's Challenge: Bring Value or Vanish Did you know that some dental practices don’t have hygienists? Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares how this could be beneficial in some instances and also what questions hygienists should be asking your patients.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Did you know that some dental practices don’t have hygienists? Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares how this could be beneficial in some instances and also what questions hygienists should be asking your patients.
Professional Courtesy: Market Disruption Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, interviews Chris Holt, leader of global healthcare for Amazon Business, and discusses the company’s recent foray into dentistry.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, interviews Chris Holt, leader of global healthcare for Amazon Business, and discusses the company’s recent foray into dentistry.
Show Your Work: Efficient treatment Using a Digital Workflow Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz demonstrates how a digital workflow and in-office CAD/CAM technology can help dentists create provisionals and treatments for multiple single-unit restorations in only two clinical visits.
by Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz
Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz demonstrates how a digital workflow and in-office CAD/CAM technology can help dentists create provisionals and treatments for multiple single-unit restorations in only two clinical visits.
Corporate Profile: Market Influences The team at SmartBox shares the benefits of a comprehensive online marketing approach.
by Dentaltown staff and SmartBox
The team at SmartBox shares the benefits of a comprehensive online marketing approach.
Office Visit: Dr. Michael J. Melkers One of our most-followed Townies gives readers a tour of his New Hampshire practice and discusses the products and services that have helped him become a successful dentist and a nationally known clinical instructor.
by Kyle Patton
One of our most-followed Townies gives readers a tour of his New Hampshire practice and discusses the products and services that have helped him become a successful dentist and a nationally known clinical instructor.
Special Section: Cavity Searches We shine a spotlight on products designed to aid in caries detection.
by Dentaltown staff
We shine a spotlight on products designed to aid in caries detection.
The Pursuit  of an Ideal  Restoration Dr. Arthur “Tony” Tomaro discusses the history of zirconia materials, and their respectively useful cements.
by Dr. Arthur “Tony” Tomaro
Dr. Arthur “Tony” Tomaro discusses the history of zirconia materials, and their respectively useful cements.
Can We Fix It? Dr. Isaias Íñiguez shares a case of direct cusp reconstruction using composite pins.
by Dr. Isaias Íñiguez
Dr. Isaias Íñiguez shares a case of direct cusp reconstruction using composite pins.
Hire a Consultant  with Confidence   Jay Geier of the Scheduling Institute provides seven essential questions you should be asking to find a good practice management consultant.
by Jay Geier
Jay Geier of the Scheduling Institute provides seven essential questions you should be asking to find a good practice management consultant.
The Cone Beam Conversation Townie endodontist Dr. Sonia Chopra shares the top five reasons she believes it’s well worth a dental professional’s effort to add cone beam technology (and invest the time it takes to learn it).
by Dr. Sonia Chopra
Townie endodontist Dr. Sonia Chopra shares the top five reasons she believes it’s well worth a dental professional’s effort to add cone beam technology (and invest the time it takes to learn it).
Advanced Full-Arch  Implant Surgery Drs. Cory Glenn and Danny Domingue discuss a full-arch implant case that used a surgical guide 3D printed in the dental practice, and compare the case’s accuracy to a similar one performed without such a guide.
by Drs. Cory Glenn and Danny Domingue
Drs. Cory Glenn and Danny Domingue discuss a full-arch implant case that used a surgical guide 3D printed in the dental practice, and compare the case’s accuracy to a similar one performed without such a guide.
Message Boards
What Is Holding You Back from Placing Implants in Your General Practice?   Townies discuss when and whether placing implants is worth it.
Townies discuss when and whether placing implants is worth it.
Any Tips for Working on Caries  on the Lingual of #31?   Townie “Noolie” is having trouble treating a hard-to-isolate molar in an older patient. Docs chime in with what works for them.
Townie “Noolie” is having trouble treating a hard-to-isolate molar in an older patient. Docs chime in with what works for them.
Fifty Percent of Implant Crowns  Develop Open Contact?   Townie “likeaduck” has questions, and Townies discuss frequency and etiology.
Townie “likeaduck” has questions, and Townies discuss frequency and etiology.
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.
Product Profile: Brady Frank Consulting Helping dentists build their transition to freedom
Helping dentists build their transition to freedom
Product Profile: Lighthouse 360 Patients get what they want, practices get what they need
Patients get what they want, practices get what they need
You Should Know: Orofacial Therapeutics At Dentaltown, we’re lucky to meet many people who do great things in the name of dentistry, and our recurring You Should Know feature introduces them to our readers. For this installment, we spoke to Drs.?James Fricton and Brad Eli of Orofacial Therapeutics.
by Kyle Patton
At Dentaltown, we’re lucky to meet many people who do great things in the name of dentistry, and our recurring You Should Know feature introduces them to our readers. For this installment, we spoke to Drs.?James Fricton and Brad Eli of Orofacial Therapeutics.
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