Dentaltown Magazine - August 2017

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Howard Speaks: The 7 Deadly Sins of Dentistry  How many of the Seven Deadly Sins are you guilty of when it comes to dentistry? Dr. Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, shares how each might apply to you and how to avoid it.
by Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, MAGD
How many of the Seven Deadly Sins are you guilty of when it comes to dentistry? Dr. Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, shares how each might apply to you and how to avoid it.
Professional Courtesy: Special relationships (Love ’Em Before They Leave You) Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares how important it is for general dentists to build relationships with the specialists in their area.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares how important it is for general dentists to build relationships with the specialists in their area.
Office Visit: Better by Design Townie endodontist Dr. Daniel J. Boehne—who just won a national design award for his new practice in Dana Point, California—gives us a tour of his office, shares his practice philosophy, and discusses the tools and technology he couldn’t live without.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor, Dentaltown magazine
Townie endodontist Dr. Daniel J. Boehne—who just won a national design award for his new practice in Dana Point, California—gives us a tour of his office, shares his practice philosophy, and discusses the tools and technology he couldn’t live without.
Contemporary Endodontics Dr. Daniel J. Boehne discusses how CBCT helps endodontists understand the morphology of individual teeth—and how using conservative root shapes can lead to predictable results as long as clinicians are willing to properly embrace technology.
by Dr. Daniel J. Boehne
Dr. Daniel J. Boehne discusses how CBCT helps endodontists understand the morphology of individual teeth—and how using conservative root shapes can lead to predictable results as long as clinicians are willing to properly embrace technology.
When it Comes to Patient Benefits, Knowledge is Key  Dental office educator Teresa Duncan discusses the conversations that insurance coordinators should be having with patients, and how to ensure topics are discussed with confidence and clarity.
by Teresa Duncan, MS
Dental office educator Teresa Duncan discusses the conversations that insurance coordinators should be having with patients, and how to ensure topics are discussed with confidence and clarity.
Getting Closure Dr. Andonis Terezides closes an oral/antral communication using a double-layered flap technique.
by Dr. Andonis Terezides
Dr. Andonis Terezides closes an oral/antral communication using a double-layered flap technique.
Bioactive Materials Dr. John Comisi discusses bioactive resin bonding materials for direct restorations and shares three case studies.
by Dr. John Comisi
Dr. John Comisi discusses bioactive resin bonding materials for direct restorations and shares three case studies.
Beyond Implants  Dr. Patrick L. McGee discusses how 3-D technology can expand treatment options when placing implants.
by Patrick L. McGee, DDS
Dr. Patrick L. McGee discusses how 3-D technology can expand treatment options when placing implants.
A Matter of Degrees Hygiene educator Dee Humphrey, RDH, discusses the ergonomic issue that brought an early end to her clinical practice, and how dentists and hygienists can avoid the same fact through research and reflection.
by Dee Humphrey, RDH, BHSc
Hygiene educator Dee Humphrey, RDH, discusses the ergonomic issue that brought an early end to her clinical practice, and how dentists and hygienists can avoid the same fact through research and reflection.
Continuing Education: Top 5 Misconceptions About Silver Diamine Fluoride Dr. Jeanette MacLean refutes five common myths about using silver diamine fluoride in your practice.
by Dr. Jeanette MacLean
Dr. Jeanette MacLean refutes five common myths about using silver diamine fluoride in your practice.
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Which Tooth Is Most Likely to Be Harder Than It Looks? Townies doing endo discuss which teeth were the biggest challenges and surprises, and why.
Townies doing endo discuss which teeth were the biggest challenges and surprises, and why.
Extracting Brittle RCT Teeth A premolar problem has this Townie asking for advice midtreatment on a broken #29.
A premolar problem has this Townie asking for advice midtreatment on a broken #29.
In This Issue
On Dentaltown.com Visit dentaltown.com for an ongoing conversation about everything from tough cases to staff issues to what team is going to win the World Series this year. Join the discussion!
Visit dentaltown.com for an ongoing conversation about everything from tough cases to staff issues to what team is going to win the World Series this year. Join the discussion!
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, Director of Continuing Education
Dr. Howard Goldstein, Dentaltown’s director of continuing education, shares the latest CE offerings released on dentaltown.com last month.
Live CE Events: Travel and Learn 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.
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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