Dentaltown Magazine - October 2015

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Howard Speaks: Don’t Go it Alone Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of Dentaltown Magazine, talks about how sharing technology and knowledge not only saves us money, but also makes us all smarter.
by Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, MAGD
Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of Dentaltown Magazine, talks about how sharing technology and knowledge not only saves us money, but also makes us all smarter.
Professional Courtesy: Great Patient Relationships? F.U.! Dr. Thomas Giaccobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, gives tips on how to build better relationships.
by Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Thomas Giaccobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, gives tips on how to build better relationships.
by Elizabeth J. Fleming, DDS
No, you’re not time traveling: “phossy jaw” is back. Dr. Betty Fleming tells you what you need to know.
by Jen Butler, M.Ed.
Team drama is in the top five of all dentistry stressors. Jen Butler gives you tools so you can avoid becoming a statistic.
by Jorge Zapata, DDS
Frustrated with trying to get great photos of a tiny subject? Dr. Jorge Zapata shows you how to get great shots in small spaces.
by Elizabeth J. Fleming, DDS
Dr. Betty Fleming gives you the info you need to accurately and effectively numb that gum.
Office Visit: The Practice that Perseverance Built Dentaltown Magazine talks with Dr. Michael Zuroff about his endodontics practice and how he’s kept it all in  the family.
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
Dentaltown Magazine talks with Dr. Michael Zuroff about his endodontics practice and how he’s kept it all in the family.
by Jay Geier
Jay Geier gives you the details on providing service excellence—and tells you why it’s critical to the growth of your practice.
by Eric Hanson, DDS
Dr. Eric Hanson shows you how to use mini implants to rescue the dental cripple.
by Ara Nazarian, DDS, DICOI
Increase the comfort of your edentulous patients by utilizing these tiny implants. Dr. Ara Nazarian gives you the scoop.
by Kyle Patton, Associate Editor
Jay Geier chats with Dentaltown Magazine about the expanding presence of corporate dentistry and what it means for the future of the industry—and independent dentists everywhere.
by Gerald Nelson, DDS
What happens after the braces come off? Dr. Gerald Nelson has the answers.
by Kirk Sweigard
Kirk Sweigard helps dentists find out why treatment plans sometimes stall in their tracks—and how to get them moving again.
CAD/CAM as a  Marketing Tool  You know it’s great for improved diagnoses. Your patients think it’s cool. Dr. Michael Kelly on why CAD/CAM keeps them coming back.
by Michael Kelly, DMD
You know it’s great for improved diagnoses. Your patients think it’s cool. Dr. Michael Kelly on why CAD/CAM keeps them coming back.
by Parag R. Kachalia, DDS
by Dr. Cirimpei Vasile
Check out this integrated approach in an esthetic treatment of altered passive eruption. Dr. Cirimpei Vasile shares the details.
by Emilee Berger, RDH
Emilee Berger, RDH, shows hygienists how they can increase their value to the practice, serve their patients, and help the practice’s bottom line.
Human Herpesvirus Infections and What They Mean for Dentists Dr. Ronald Keeney explains why this virus—often fodder for late-night  comedians—is no laughing matter.
by Ronald Keeney, MD
Dr. Ronald Keeney explains why this virus—often fodder for late-night comedians—is no laughing matter.
by Brent Engelberg, DDS
Using occlusal equilibration, very thin lithium disilicate veneers, and composite resin, this case presentation from Dr. Brent Engelberg demonstrates a logical treatment plan that works well to ensure proper function, occlusion, and restoration of the patient’s esthetics.
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A Townie asks for advice before beginning ortho treatment on a patient needing multiple restorations.
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by Howard M. Goldstein, DMD
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor

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