Dentaltown Magazine - May 2013

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Howard Farran, DDS, MAGD, MBA, DICOI; Publisher, Dentaltown Magazine
Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of Dentaltown Magazine, looks at the changes he’s seen in dentistry through his first 25 years of practice.
Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, Editorial Director, Dentaltown Magazine
Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi discusses the explosion of CAD/CAM technology.
by Joel Berg, DDS, MS
Dr. Joel Berg explains why stainless-steel crowns are underused by today’s dentists.
by Richard Mounce, DDS
In light of the recent events in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Richard Mounce shares his vision for how the dental community can avoid a similar situation in the future.
Nathan Saydyk
It would be fun to record the ups and downs of an “average” dentist and what we face on a day-to-day basis, not only with our patients but also in our dealings with the dental industry.
by Douglas Carlsen, DDS
Dr. Douglas Carlsen discusses variable annuities, exchange-traded notes, IPOs, vacation timeshares and insurance you don’t need.
by Paul Edwards
Working interviews were originally invented by temporary employment agencies as a “try before you buy” option… but are they legal? Paul Edwards shows you how to avoid trouble when making hiring decisions.
by Dr. John H. Tucker
Dr. John H. Tucker explains how looking out for sleep apnea syndrome can provide a boost to your dental practice.
Dentaltown Magazine takes a close-up look at two of your colleagues’ prep and impression/ crown and bridge tray set ups.
Dr. Toma, Dr. Berghahn, Stefan Loth, Bernardo Verrengia, Dr. Visani and Dr. Velotti
This course is designed to educate the dental health professional concerning the occurrence and overall incidence of reported local anestheticinduced paresthesia.
Dentaltown’s annual focus on the charitable side of dentistry
by Dr. Sherwin Shinn
Dr. Sherwin Shinn, named ADA’s Humanitarian of the Year, has spent more than 20 years providing dental care and prevention education throughout the world.
by Dr. Michael Scoles
What are the pros and cons of taking on probono cases in your office? Dr. Michael Scoles writes about the best parts along with the bruises of the process.
by Jill Malmgren
The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) tells about its Dentist of Distinction Program.
by Laurie Mathews
First, Laurie Mathews talks about GDR’s most recent trip to Kenya, then she tells all about future trips and how dentists can get involved.
by Dr. Chedly Schatzie Vincent
Dr. Chedly Schatzie Vincent recalls Aspen’s trip to Haiti taken over the Thanksgiving holiday, and explains how you can be involved in future trips.
by Michael A. Kincaid, DDS
Big deeds are not always done by national or international organizations. Dr. Michael Kincaid writes about a handful of counties in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that have benefited from EODDS (Eastern Oklahoma Donated Dental Services), a local donated dental service program.
We are proud to recognize several nonprofit organizations within the pages of our annual Do Good issue. These charities cover various demographics – from children, elderly, impoverished, disabled and more, and not only seek financial support, but time and enthusiasm are equally appreciated. Here are a few to whet your appetite for getting involved, many of which are featured at length on other pages in this issue.
by Beth Truett
Beth Truett talks about prevention programs and how dental professionals can get involved with prevention in their communities.
by Chelsea Knorr, Associate Editor, Dentaltown Magazine
Climb for a Cause mixes business with pleasure. Danny Bobrow explains what the organization is all about.
Message Boards
Replacing two central incisors never looked so easy. It’s really all about the planning.
A Townie asks for help with getting his staff to talk to patients about referrals.
Understanding the basics of keeping your website up to date will improve visibility on the web.
In This Issue
by Howard M. Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education
Howard Goldstein, director of CE, gives you the update for Dentaltown’s online CE.
Hygiene & Prevention
by Rhoda P. Kublickis, RDH, MHSc
Rhoda Kublickis explores why some parents choose to spend money on material items rather than preventive oral health care for their children.

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