Dentaltown Magazine - October 2012

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Howard Farran, DDS, MAGD, MBA, DICOI; Publisher, Dentaltown Magazine
This month, Dentaltown Magazine Publisher Dr. Howard Farran talks about letting C, D and F players go.
Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, Editorial Director, Dentaltown Magazine
Dentaltown Magazine Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi discusses the “review culture” in which we live, and how it affects everything from your practice to this very magazine.
by Howard M. Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education
Howard Goldstein, director of CE, gives you the update for Dentaltown’s online CE.
by Gary Alex, DMD
Dr. Gary Alex talks about the importance of dentists understanding and being proficient at a number of tissue retraction techniques.
by Benjamin Lund, Editor, Dentaltown Magazine
by Douglas Carlsen, DDS
Yes, there is a practice which operates on a 43 percent overhead. Dr. Douglas Carlsen talks with Dr. Richard Reid to see what we can learn from his efficient and thrifty practice.
by Tom Hopkins
Patient referrals are likely your biggest business generator. Tom Hopkins shows you how to up your referrals.
by Boris Kurbanov
Boris Kurbanov explains what to include and what to leave off your practice Web site.
by Jason T. Lipscomb, DDS
The Social Media Dentist, Dr. Jason Lipscomb, talks about the importance of your online reputation and explains how to maintain it.
Townie Meeting is an annual conference in Las Vegas that was started for dentists by dentists. Here’s a preview of what the 2013 meeting has in store.
by David Smith, MBA
David Smith explains incentives for dentists who accept Medicaid insurance.
by Dale Willerton
Dale Willerton, The Lease Coach, explains what and what not to do when negotiating a practice lease.
by Diane Sullivan
Have you ever had an experience where the person you hired doesn’t quite measure up to expectations? Diane Sullivan explains what to do when this situation arises.
by Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, Editorial Director, Dentaltown Magazine
Dr. Rick Kushner, founder of Comfort Dental, recently made a one-million-dollar donation to Marquette University. This uncensored, uncut interview explains why.
by Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, Editorial Director, Dentaltown Magazine
Need help designing a logo or want to outsource the design work for your office? Mycroburst has thousands of designers and price points from which to choose.
by Jason Olitsky, DMD, AAACD
Dr. Jason Olitsky shares a simplified approach to taking accurate impressions for IPS e.max restorations.
by Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, Editorial Director, Dentaltown Magazine
Founder of 1-800-DENTIST, Fred Joyal, talks about ReputationMonitor and what it can do for your dental practice in the ever-increasing “review culture” we live in.
by Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, Editorial Director, Dentaltown Magazine
Check out this program interface that works with your already-existing practice management software to give you realtime data about your practice’s efficiency.
by Dr. Karl F. Leinfelder
Dr. Karl Leinfelder delves into how and why glass ionomers are clinically effective in reducing the amount of secondary caries.
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Metrics are vital to the success of your practice. Here, Townies discuss which metrics they track and why.
A Townie is buying an existing practice and documenting his experience for people to learn from and contribute to.
An extraction on a divergent-root #19 doesn’t go quite how the doctor ordered. How would you do it differently?
In This Issue
Hygiene & Prevention
by Trisha O’Hehir, RDH, MS Editorial Director, Hygienetown
Risk Assessment
Vol. 24, No. 10
by Rachel Wall, RDH, BS with Stacy McCauley, RDH, MS and Kim Miller, RDH, BS


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