Dentaltown Magazine - December 2016

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Howard Speaks Volume or Value: Which Defines Your Practice? Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of <em>Dentaltown</em> magazine, explains the difference between a  volume-driven and value-driven practice, and how to maximize your potential in each setting.
by Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, MAGD
Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of Dentaltown magazine, explains the difference between a volume-driven and value-driven practice, and how to maximize your potential in each setting.
Professional Courtesy: Loyalty by Design What happens when equipment in your office breaks down? Do you try to fix it or do you buy something new and better? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, chronicles  this very experience and shares what he has done in such situations.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD
What happens when equipment in your office breaks down? Do you try to fix it or do you buy something new and better? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, chronicles this very experience and shares what he has done in such situations.
Office Visit: 2016 TCA Cover Star Dr. Patrick D. Briese Patrick D. Briese shares a look inside his office in Rayne,  Louisiana, and discusses his road to dentistry and the  products and services he couldn’t live without.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor, Dentaltown magazine
Patrick D. Briese shares a look inside his office in Rayne, Louisiana, and discusses his road to dentistry and the products and services he couldn’t live without.
An Inside Job Discover more about the technology in your digital sensors—and what to look for in your next one
by Gil Orenstein
Discover more about the technology in your digital sensors—and what to look for in your next one
The Two Secrets to a Happy Retirement (Hint: Neither one is about money) Dentaltown board member Dr. Doug Carlsen discusses the two factors that contribute  most to postcareer contentment.
by Dr. Douglas Carlsen
Dentaltown board member Dr. Doug Carlsen discusses the two factors that contribute most to postcareer contentment.
Whiten Up!  Follow these 4 steps to increase your cosmetic dentistry caseload. Dr. Rod Kurthy shares his foolproof method to gaining more cosmetic dentistry patients in your practice.
by Dr. Rod Kurthy
Dr. Rod Kurthy shares his foolproof method to gaining more cosmetic dentistry patients in your practice.
Mineral Rites To prevent caries, tooth enamel needs to stand strong against acidic attacks. Here’s why some patients are likely to need help—and how to proceed
by Deborah Levin-Goldstein
To prevent caries, tooth enamel needs to stand strong against acidic attacks. Here’s why some patients are likely to need help—and how to proceed
Townie Choice Awards 2016: Townies Have Spoken! The votes are in—the ballots are counted! See which products, services and equipment won the tops spots for 2016, 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 tops spots for 2016, and meet our Townie Choice Award $1,000 winner!
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Practice Management: New Dentists, Are You Saving for Retirement? Is it better to pay off student  loans, or sock away money  in investments?
Is it better to pay off student loans, or sock away money in investments?
Prosthodontics: School Me on Immediate Dentures From procedure to follow-up, how do Townies tackle the challenge?
From procedure to follow-up, how do Townies tackle the challenge?
General Dentistry: What’s a Good In-Office Whitening System? Townies discuss which whitening systems have worked well for their patients.
Townies discuss which whitening systems have worked well for their patients.
In This Issue
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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.
Study Abroad:  Live CE Events Each month, Dentaltown magazine will publish some of Composite CE’s picks for the most intriguing and appealing live dental courses.
Each month, Dentaltown magazine will publish some of Composite CE’s picks for the most intriguing and appealing live dental courses.
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.
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.
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.

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