Dentaltown Magazine - December 2012

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Howard Farran, DDS, MAGD, MBA, DICOI; Publisher, Dentaltown Magazine
Each month, Dr. Howard Farran, the publisher of Dentaltown Magazine, shares his unique insights about the dental profession. This month, Dr. Farran stresses the importance of developing your front desk.
Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, Editorial Director, Dentaltown Magazine
Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, talks about the need for a common format for CAD/CAM technologies.
by Howard M. Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education
Howard Goldstein, director of CE, gives you the update for Dentaltown’s online CE.
by Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
Dr. Gordon Christensen offers tips to help you establish your giving strategy to help those in need.
by Douglas Carlsen, DDS
Are your papers organized or are they stacked two feet high on your desk, waiting to be filed? Dr. Douglas Carlsen helps you with what is important and where to put it.
by John Nosti, DDS, FAGD, FACE
Dr. John Nosti discusses the ideal uses for what is currently available in all-ceramic materials.
by Rod Kurthy, DMD
Dr. Rod Kurthy follows up to his article in the November issue of Dentaltown, this time discussing how the KöR Whitening System overcomes typical whitening frustrations.
by Ivan M. Kirshner, DDS
Dr. Ivan Kirshner explains why you must have protection, why details are secondary and what basics you should look for in your policy.
by Sameer Puri, DDS
Dr. Sameer Puri discusses the current happenings with CAD/CAM, laying out the options and describing the pros and cons of each machine.
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What type of fluoride tray do you use for patients who have cancer and are undergoing head and neck radiotherapy?
A Townie presents a case in which the Dahl Appliance was used to develop restorative space on the palatal of teeth 6-11.
In This Issue
Hygiene & Prevention
This dentist’s hygienist got mad at him for having her see a patient for a prophy after an extraction. The dentist wants to know if other hygienists think he did the wrong thing.
Are dogs in the dental office cute or a liability? This Townie’s doctor is bringing a dog into the office, and it isn’t well-received.


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