Dentaltown Magazine - May 2016

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Howard Speaks: Talking Monkeys, Reviews Gone Wild, and Valuable Margins Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of Dentaltown magazine, talks about how changing your viewpoint will increase your success.
by Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, MAGD
Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of Dentaltown magazine, talks about how changing your viewpoint will increase your success.
Professional Courtesy: A 5-Star Future? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, writes about the importance of reviews in many facets of life, including dentistry.
by Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, writes about the importance of reviews in many facets of life, including dentistry.
The ABCs of Dental Ethics Attorney Jeffrey J. Tonner discusses three important tenets in dental ethics.
by Jeffrey J. Tonner, JD
Attorney Jeffrey J. Tonner discusses three important tenets in dental ethics.
Is It Time to Be Conservative, or Progressive? Dr. Jarod Johnson explores different restorative materials that can be utilized for primary teeth.
by Jarod Johnson, DDS
Dr. Jarod Johnson explores different restorative materials that can be utilized for primary teeth.
Balancing the Scale(r)s When it comes to scaling, when do you reach for the ultrasonic? Dentaltown staff interviewed five different hygienists to see which they prefer, why and when.
When it comes to scaling, when do you reach for the ultrasonic? Dentaltown staff interviewed five different hygienists to see which they prefer, why and when.
The Dental Laser’s Role in Managing Periodontal Disease Dr. Samuel Low follows the growth of laser use in health care and discusses in detail the periodontal laser.
by Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, MEd
Dr. Samuel Low follows the growth of laser use in health care and discusses in detail the periodontal laser.
DO GOOD: A Whale of an Effort Author Jennie Smith chronicles the work of Drs. John Leland and Oscar Carranza as they bring top-notch dental work to El Salvador.
by Jennie Erin Smith
Author Jennie Smith chronicles the work of Drs. John Leland and Oscar Carranza as they bring top-notch dental work to El Salvador.
DO GOOD: How Smiles on Wings Took Flight Dr. Usa Bunnag tells the story of her work with Smiles on Wings, a nonprofit organization that works with underprivileged villagers in Thailand.
by Dr. Usa Bunnag
Dr. Usa Bunnag tells the story of her work with Smiles on Wings, a nonprofit organization that works with underprivileged villagers in Thailand.
DO GOOD: Serving Those Who Have Served Navy veteran Dr. Deryck Pham is dedicated to helping veterans. Read more to learn about Veterans Smile Day, the event Pham helped launch.
by Dr. Deryck Pham
Navy veteran Dr. Deryck Pham is dedicated to helping veterans. Read more to learn about Veterans Smile Day, the event Pham helped launch.
DO GOOD: Be a Hero, Honor a Hero Learn how Dr. Theresa Cheng uses a system that connects dentists to low-income war veterans who need care.
by Dr. Theresa Cheng,DDS
Learn how Dr. Theresa Cheng uses a system that connects dentists to low-income war veterans who need care.
DO GOOD: This We'll Defend Army veteran Dr. Timothy Owczarzak’s first-person account about his experience working with Aspen Dental and the Healthy Mouth Movement.
by Dr. Timothy Owczarzak
Army veteran Dr. Timothy Owczarzak’s first-person account about his experience working with Aspen Dental and the Healthy Mouth Movement.
DO GOOD: Paying it Forward In an effort to repay the community that helped her as a refugee years before, Dr. Emily Letran founded her own nonprofit, charitable organization.
by Dr. Emily Letran
In an effort to repay the community that helped her as a refugee years before, Dr. Emily Letran founded her own nonprofit, charitable organization.
DO GOOD: A Beach in Western Kenya Dr. Frank Andolino II, winner of the 2016 ADA Humanitarian of the Year award, discusses his work in Africa and how it affected his worldview.
by Arselia Gales, Assistant Editor
Dr. Frank Andolino II, winner of the 2016 ADA Humanitarian of the Year award, discusses his work in Africa and how it affected his worldview.
Dentaltown interviews Steven Kess, founding president of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and co-founder of Henry Schein Cares.
Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? Author David James explains what you should look for when deciding to move your practice to a new location.
by David James, President and CEO of REALscore
Author David James explains what you should look for when deciding to move your practice to a new location.
New Products Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the market.
Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the market.
Product Profile: Planmeca Take a look at Planmeca's latest products and services.
Take a look at Planmeca's latest products and services.
CE: Mill In or Send Out? In this course, Dr. Paul Caselle details how digital impressions can be used for more than just the in-office milling of crowns.
by Dr. Paul Caselle
In this course, Dr. Paul Caselle details how digital impressions can be used for more than just the in-office milling of crowns.
Message Boards
Tips on how to keep from losing money— or at least break even— when treating special- needs patients.
Clinicians sound off on new scanning technology.
A Townie shares his journey, and asks for advice, on building his own startup from scratch.
In This Issue
Take a look at some of the most-discussed cases and topics that you can find on our website.
Continuing Education Update Dr. Howard Goldstein, Dentaltown’s director of continuing education, shares the latest CE offerings released on dentaltown.com last month.
by Howard M. Goldstein, DMD
Dr. Howard Goldstein, Dentaltown’s director of continuing education, shares the latest CE offerings released on dentaltown.com last month.
Industry News Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the dental industry.
Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the dental industry.
Townie Meeting Recap A recap of 2016's Townie Meeting.
A recap of 2016's Townie Meeting.
POLL With our monthly poll you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how dentistry is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s topic and results.
With our monthly poll you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how dentistry is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s topic and results.
You Should Know: Mighty MolarMan & Friends A Q&A with Molar Towne Productions founder and creative director.
by Kyle Patton, Associate Editor, Dentaltown Magazinee
A Q&A with Molar Towne Productions founder and creative director.
Practice Solutions: Tokuyama Dental Dr. Carla Cohn explains which qualities make a good restorative material in pediatric dentistry
by Dr. Carla Cohn
Dr. Carla Cohn explains which qualities make a good restorative material in pediatric dentistry
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