Dentaltown Magazine - November 2018

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Howard Speaks: Hard Times Mean Hard Changes Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses how competition in the dental marketplace should lead dentists to re-examine everything about their practices to help them stay ahead of other practices that are just down the street or around the corner.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses how competition in the dental marketplace should lead dentists to re-examine everything about their practices to help them stay ahead of other practices that are just down the street or around the corner.
Professional Courtesy: Suffering From Arithmophobia Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, gives you strong medicine to help you—and your team—recover from this dreaded ailment.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, gives you strong medicine to help you—and your team—recover from this dreaded ailment.
Show Your Work: Working at Light Speed Dr. Joshua Weintraub shares a case in which he used a laser to remove old amalgam and prepare teeth for restoration. The ability to forgo anesthetic and traditional instruments helped him shave a half-hour off the time required to perform the procedure.
by Dr. Joshua P. Weintraub
Dr. Joshua Weintraub shares a case in which he used a laser to remove old amalgam and prepare teeth for restoration. The ability to forgo anesthetic and traditional instruments helped him shave a half-hour off the time required to perform the procedure.
Show Your Work: In-Office Restorations Dr. Anthony Mennito discusses a recent direct Class IV restoration of an anterior tooth on a patient with high standards—a prosthodontist and fellow colleague.
by Dr. Anthony Mennito
Dr. Anthony Mennito discusses a recent direct Class IV restoration of an anterior tooth on a patient with high standards—a prosthodontist and fellow colleague.
Cementation and Bonding Dr. Chad Duplantis discusses clinical indications and procedures for cementation on different types of materials.
by Dr. Chad Duplantis
Dr. Chad Duplantis discusses clinical indications and procedures for cementation on different types of materials.
Following the Smart Silver Trail Dr. Steve Duffin discusses the use of silver diamine fluoride to treat patients in the U.S. and abroad.
by Dr. Steve Duffin
Dr. Steve Duffin discusses the use of silver diamine fluoride to treat patients in the U.S. and abroad.
Endodontic Treatment in the Age of Bioceramics  Endodontist Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan recently changed sealer brands after 40 years and shares why this was beneficial in his practice.
by Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan
Endodontist Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan recently changed sealer brands after 40 years and shares why this was beneficial in his practice.
Comprehensive Communication, Comprehensive Care Endodontist Dr. Brent Gilbert discusses how efficient, patient-focused communication can lead to uses of new technology, like texting appointment reminders instead of calling patients. Before you make a switch, what factors come into play?
by Dr. Brett E. Gilbert
Endodontist Dr. Brent Gilbert discusses how efficient, patient-focused communication can lead to uses of new technology, like texting appointment reminders instead of calling patients. Before you make a switch, what factors come into play?
Townies' Top 10 SEO Questions Dental SEO expert Justin Morgan answers the Top 10 questions that Townies have about search engine optimization, including how long it typically takes to see results, average costs, and what dentists need to provide to their vendors.
by Justin L. Morgan
Dental SEO expert Justin Morgan answers the Top 10 questions that Townies have about search engine optimization, including how long it typically takes to see results, average costs, and what dentists need to provide to their vendors.
Victory of Victimhood Dr. Robert Toth says many dentists set themselves up as “victims” — complaining about the stress of working too many hours, or how their staff is holding them back, without trying to make a change. He shares three ways to shift your mindset from victim to victor.
by Dr. Robert Toth
Dr. Robert Toth says many dentists set themselves up as “victims” — complaining about the stress of working too many hours, or how their staff is holding them back, without trying to make a change. He shares three ways to shift your mindset from victim to victor.
Continuing Education: 10 Considerations of IV Sedation Dr. Kenneth Polke discusses the 10 best reasons to learn IV sedation.
by Dr. Kenneth Polke
Dr. Kenneth Polke discusses the 10 best reasons to learn IV sedation.
Message Boards
Where Did I Go Wrong? A Townie looks for pointers on finding elusive canals.
A Townie looks for pointers on finding elusive canals.
Differential Diagnosis This dentist looks for opinions on a symptomatic postcoronectomy #17.
This dentist looks for opinions on a symptomatic postcoronectomy #17.
Crown or Filling A new dentist treatment-planned an MO composite for a patient, but now is wondering if that’s the best way to go.
A new dentist treatment-planned an MO composite for a patient, but now is wondering if that’s the best way to go.
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: Evanesce A composite with universal appeal
A composite with universal appeal
Product Profile: Meron Plus QM New versatile paste-to-paste RMGI cement
New versatile paste-to-paste RMGI cement
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