Dentaltown Magazine - December 2015

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Howard Speaks: What Your Office Manager Needs to Do Right Now Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of Dentaltown Magazine, tells you why your office manager needs to get a fellowship in the American Association of Dental Office Managers. Right now.
by Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, MAGD
Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of Dentaltown Magazine, tells you why your office manager needs to get a fellowship in the American Association of Dental Office Managers. Right now.
Professional Courtesy: What Grinds My Gears Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, has a bone to pick about dental service organizations, CAD/CAM and implants—all in one column. And he wants your feedback.
by Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, has a bone to pick about dental service organizations, CAD/CAM and implants—all in one column. And he wants your feedback.
by Jamie Toop, DDS and Tom von Sydow
Periodontal disease can cause inflammation in more than just the mouth. Dr. Jamie Toop and Tom von Sydow explore the systemic connections that can threaten your patients’ overall health—and show how you and your team can make a positive difference.
by Scott Frey, DDS, MSD
Injectables expert Dr. Scott Frey gives advice on the use of neuromodulators and soft-tissue fillers to enhance orthodontic treatment.
by Paul Edwards
You’re fair and you try to do your best by your employees. Paul Edwards reveals when “doing your best” might not be good enough.
by Keith Murtagh, DDS
Dr. Keith Murtagh details the different types of oral lesions and ulcerations, and gives you tools to help you make an accurate diagnosis.
by John Nosti, DMD, FAGD, FACE, FICOI
Despite its status as a staple in dentistry for the past two decades, bleaching still spawns misconceptions and misinformation—some of which comes from right in our industry. Dr. John Nosti sets the record straight.
by Evelyn Teague Samuel, DMD
Are you your own worst enemy when it comes to the success of your business? Dr. Evelyn Teague Samuel gives you tips on how to vanquish your fear—and create the success you deserve.
Planting Your Practice: How to Find the Ideal Spot One of the most important elements to your practice’s long-term success is where you put down roots. David James gives you tips on how to plant it right.
by David James, President and CEO of REALscore
One of the most important elements to your practice’s long-term success is where you put down roots. David James gives you tips on how to plant it right.
by Tanya Stein, RDH, BS, BA
Of course you appreciate your patients. Yet Tanya Stein explains how going the extra mile in showing your appreciation can benefit not only your patients, but also your bottom line.
by Stephanie Aldrich, DDS
Through no fault of their own, many patients have an overactive gag reflex—which makes working on their mouths challenging, at best. Dr. Stephanie Aldrich shows you how to cope.
TOWNIE CHOICE AWARDS 2015! The votes are in— the ballots are counted! See which products, services and equipment won the top spots for 2015, and meet our Townie Choice Award $1,000 winner!
The votes are in— the ballots are counted! See which products, services and equipment won the top spots for 2015, and meet our Townie Choice Award $1,000 winner!
CE: Radix Entomolaris: Treatment of a Mandibular First Molar with Distolingual Root Mandibular molars may present anatomical variations such as an additional distal root (Radix Entomolaris).  Drs. Andrés Villanueva Ortiz and Juan Carlos Lema Rama discuss the diagnosis and root-canal treatment of a patient presenting with this symptom
by Andres Villanueva Ortiz, DDS and Juan Carlos Lema Rama, DDS
Mandibular molars may present anatomical variations such as an additional distal root (Radix Entomolaris). Drs. Andrés Villanueva Ortiz and Juan Carlos Lema Rama discuss the diagnosis and root-canal treatment of a patient presenting with this symptom
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