Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor

by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Dentaltown magazine
We photographed this Townie endodontist on the final day that California dentists were allowed to see non-emergency patients in their practices because of COVID-19 concerns, and the U.S. Army veteran explains how he went from hating endo to specializing in it.
June 2020
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
Drs. Lauren Jacobsen, left, and Kimberley Barclay won the inaugural ADA Design Innovation Award in the “New Build” category for their practice in downtown Austin, Texas. “We had always heard from patients that they hated going to the dentist,” Barclay says. “We wanted to create a practice where patients valued their visits.” They designed Toothbar with a lobby set up to resemble a hotel lounge, complete with a tech bar with free Wi-Fi and refreshments, and a lounge with massage chairs and a bar
April 2020
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
After he was diagnosed with oral cancer in July, this Toronto-based Townie had less than two weeks to find a locum who could help keep his practice open for months while he recuperated from surgery.
Oct/Nov 2019 - UK Edition
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Dentaltown magazine
After he was diagnosed with oral cancer in July, this Townie had less than two weeks to find a locum who could help keep his practice open for months while he recuperated from surgery. Over eight hours, five surgeons removed half his tongue, transplanted skin and the radial artery from his left hand to his left tongue, and grafted skin from his thigh to cover his arm. The ordeal left him with “a burning desire to make the best of my second chance in life,” he says.
November 2019
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Dentaltown magazine
This Townie, who won the 2019 Townie Choice Awards cover feature grand prize, has owned a practice in South San Diego for four years and credits the Dentaltown community for helping her develop both clinical and business management skills. “I just recently switched merchant processing services, and one of the competing vendors I talked to was completely taken aback by the level of detail I got into with them—this is all thanks to Dentaltown!”
December 2019
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Dentaltown magazine
Drs. Andrew and Joya Lyons work together to create beautiful smiles in North Carolina
January 2020
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
Dentaltown Magazine talks with Dr. Michael Zuroff about his endodontics practice and how he’s kept it all in the family.
October 2015
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
February 2016
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
Learn more about Kallpod Health by reading a quick Q&A with the company's chief operating officer, Steven Barlow.
March 2016
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
Dentaltown visits Dr. Jason Solomon of Solomon Family Dentistry in Summerville, South Carolina.
April 2016
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
Learn more about Dental Planet by reading a quick Q&A with the company's General Manager and Vice President of sales.
April 2016
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
Dr. Frank Andolino II, winner of the 2016 ADA Humanitarian of the Year award, discusses his work in Africa and how it affected his worldview.
May 2016
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Dentaltown magazine
This Townie cosmetic dentist gives us a tour of her Seattle-area practice, which emphasizes clean, private efficiency, and discusses everything from how she aims to have 80% of the day’s collection goals met before lunch to the importance of being open to learning from mentors and lab technicians alike.
July 2019
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Dentaltown magazine
This Townie’s practice in Buxton, Maine, won the 2018 Dental Office Design Competition for Outstanding Design Innovation for the new, free-standing barn-inspired building that kept a small-town feel while giving patients confidence they’ll receive top-notch care.
October 2019
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
October 2015
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
September 2015
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
April 2015
Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
Vicki McManus, co-founder and CEO of Productive Dentist Academy, is a hygienist turned business mogul. Find out the secrets to her success.
March 2015
Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
Female dentists discuss how they balance work and life through the use of creative scheduling and unconventional business models
March 2015
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
Take a trip to historic Sleepy Hollow, New York, and learn about Dr. Tauseel Khan and his practice, Philipse Manor Dental.
September 2015

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