Dentaltown Magazine - October 2011

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Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, Editorial Director, Dentaltown Magazine
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Howard Farran, DDS, MAGD, MBA, DICOI; Publisher, Dentaltown Magazine
Each month, Dr. Howard Farran shares his unique insights about the dental profession. This month, Dr. Farran’s message to dentists centers on his recent mission trip to Mexico, providing dental care to those in need.
Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, Editorial Director, Dentaltown Magazine
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi talks about the connection between golf and dentistry.
Douglas Carlsen, DDS
You can’t be sure if or when you will need long-term medical care. Dr. Douglas Carlsen explains how to approach the insurance issue.
Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, Editorial Director, Dentaltown Magazine
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi introduces readers to Wpromote, a full-service online marketing firm.
Joe Steven Jr, DDS
Dr. Joe Steven Jr. explains the importance of having a dental community.
Dr. David Hacmoun
Dr. David Hacmoun discusses the intricate fabric of enamel in this restorative case presentation.
Rhonda R. Savage, DDS
The marketing budget is often the first area to get cut during a recession. Dr. Rhonda Savage explains smart ways to market a practice.
Justin Moody, DDS
Dr. Justin Moody discusses the benefits of using CBCT for implants and implant restorations.
Chelsea Patten, staff writer, Dentaltown Magazine
Winner of the Rhode Island Half-Ironman and practicing dentist, David Kahn balances his two passions.
Chelsea Patten, staff writer, Dentaltown Magazine
Dentists and students at University of Las Vegas volunteer at a charity for veterans to receive needed dental work.
Rachael Stutzman
Rachel Stutzman identifies five key commonalities among dental teams that contribute to the success of the practice.
Check out the statistical look at the state of dentistry.
Message Boards
Dentists have so many different practice styles and staff sizes. What is the best metric for comparison?
Did you give up on morning huddles? Give it a second chance.
Townie Clinicals
This well-documented case followed all the right steps, and the feedback is priceless. Learn from this case!
In This Issue
Online features for the month of October
If you would like to submit a new product for consideration to appear in this section, please send your press releases to Assistant Editor Marie Leland at
The 2011 Greater New York Dental Meeting
Zest Locator Overdenture Attachments
Frank Lauciello, DDS
Dr. Frank Lauciello of Ivoclar Vivident tackles the issue of prosthodontics among the baby-boom generation, and explains how the need is growing.
Hygiene & Prevention
Perio Pathogen Linked to Brain Abscess
Saving Questionable and Hopeless Teeth
Obesity and Dental Caries in Adolescents, No Direct Link
Toothbrush Age and Plaque Removal
Triple-headed Toothbrush
Soft vs. Medium Toothbrushes
Trisha E. O’Hehir, RDH, MS, Hygienetown Editorial Director
Creating Your Personal Oral Health Directive
Oral piercings are becoming more common and so are the problems they create. Remind patients of the dangers of oral piercings.
Trisha E. O’Hehir, RDH, MS
Townies Doing Research
Kathy Beard, RDH, BSDH
Kathy Beard, RDH, discusses her personal experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Whether you’re new in practice or just experiencing a slump in your schedule, there are many ways to increase production.

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