Dentaltown Magazine - December 2010

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Thomas Trinkner, DDS
Finding a Place in Practice for RMGIs
Dr. Joe Steven Jr., DDS
After thirty years of dentistry, Dr. Joe Steven, Jr. presents a lesson on defining a practice's main objective in his final column.
Douglas Carlsen, DDS
Dr. Douglas Carlsen looks at other alternatives for the retiring or transitioning dentist in part two of this two-part series.
Chelsea Patten, Staff Writer, Dentaltown Magazine
Dentaltown Magazine had the opportunity to learn about Colonel Steven Eikenberg and his time spent as a dentist serving in the United States Army; where he helps others serving overseas, and trains the local dental professionals in the countries where he is stationed.
Drs. Kenneth Koch and Dennis Brave
As an increasingly large number of clinicians begin to use bioceramics, Drs. Kenneth Koch and Dennis Brave believe it is a good time to offer their advice about bioceramics in endodontics.
Chelsea Patten, Staff Writer, Dentaltown Magazine
As digitization of practices becomes more widespread, many options make “going paperless” attainable for every dental practice.
Edward J. Zuckerberg, DDS, FAGD
or: How I Learned to Love My Computers and Put Down the Sledgehammer
Annie Libbey, DDS, and Kerri Goodrich
Dr. Annie Libbey and Kerri Goodrich discuss automated communication with payers and how it improves patient relations, cash flow and efficiency.
John Nosti, DMD, FAGD, FACE
John Nosti discussed the exciting and newly expanding area of probiotic therapy.
Message Boards
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on your performance. What do you think of this new practice?
How comprehensive do you need to be with your patients? Which cases need “the full treatment”?
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How would you handle the aesthetic needs of this young patient?
In This Issue
Howard Farran, DDS, MAGD, MBA, Publisher, Dentaltown Magazine
The Future of Dentistry is Crumbling Away
Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, Editorial Director, Dentaltown Magazine
The Dental Harvest is Coming
World Dental Forum
36th Annual Yankee Dental Congress
Decay and the Economy
Hygiene & Prevention
Trisha E. O’Hehir, RDH, MS Editorial Director, Hygienetown
Sweeten Mom's Kisses to Reduce Baby's Risk of Caries
• Caries and Perio Found Together
• Vitamin B12 and Folate Prevent Aphthous Ulcers
• Systemic Markers After SRP and SX
• C-reactive Protein Produced Systemically
• Oral Cancer Screening Devices Compared
• Antibiotics for Third Molar Extraction
Patients going through orthodontic treatment are at risk for caries around the brackets and along the gingival margin. A variety of preventive protocols are suggested for these cases.


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