Dentaltown Magazine - January 2018

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Howard Speaks: What Gets Published in Dentaltown? Have you ever wondered how some of your favorite articles made it into the magazine?  Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, recently podcasted with editor and creative director Sam Mittelsteadt, who walks listeners through the process.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Have you ever wondered how some of your favorite articles made it into the magazine? Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, recently podcasted with editor and creative director Sam Mittelsteadt, who walks listeners through the process.
Professional Courtesy: New Year, New Dentaltown Happy New Year, Townies! Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares what lies ahead for Dentaltown and his practice at the beginning of 2018.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Happy New Year, Townies! Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares what lies ahead for Dentaltown and his practice at the beginning of 2018.
Townie Meeting 2018 Preview A sneak peek at what’s on the docket for this year’s Townie Meeting in Orlando. Meet the speakers, check out the event lineup and more.
A sneak peek at what’s on the docket for this year’s Townie Meeting in Orlando. Meet the speakers, check out the event lineup and more.
Start Off The New Year With New Systems Practice management consultant Sandy Pardue discusses the most commonly overlooked opportunities for organization and systematization, which affect a practice’s consistency and predictability.
by Sandy Pardue
Practice management consultant Sandy Pardue discusses the most commonly overlooked opportunities for organization and systematization, which affect a practice’s consistency and predictability.
Short-Term Ortho: Now Even Shorter Dr. Noel Ananthan discusses how combining short-term orthodontics with manual osteoperforation treatments (MOPs) has led to more rapid movement of teeth—and shorter treatment times for patients.
by Dr. Noel Ananthan
Dr. Noel Ananthan discusses how combining short-term orthodontics with manual osteoperforation treatments (MOPs) has led to more rapid movement of teeth—and shorter treatment times for patients.
Making the Most of Healthgrades Do you know what your Healthgrades profile says about you? This guide to the popular site that rates and reviews health care professionals discusses how—and why—dentists can keep track of what’s been said about them.
by Christine Moore
Do you know what your Healthgrades profile says about you? This guide to the popular site that rates and reviews health care professionals discusses how—and why—dentists can keep track of what’s been said about them.
Spin Me Right Round Dr. Lori Trost discusses healthy, efficient crown preparations and maximizing the use of diamond burs.
by Dr. Lori Trost
Dr. Lori Trost discusses healthy, efficient crown preparations and maximizing the use of diamond burs.
Is Medical Billing for You? Dr. Olya Zahrebelny discusses the challenges—and commensurate rewards—that come when a dental office takes on medical billing.
by Dr. Olya Zahrebelny
Dr. Olya Zahrebelny discusses the challenges—and commensurate rewards—that come when a dental office takes on medical billing.
Regain Your Superpowers We’ve all heard it’s important to stay active, but do you remember what’s at stake? Dentaltown’s live events CE director, Dr. Jason Luchtefeld, explains the major benefits of physical fitness and recaps how taking time to exercise could save your life.
by Dr. Jason Luchtefeld
We’ve all heard it’s important to stay active, but do you remember what’s at stake? Dentaltown’s live events CE director, Dr. Jason Luchtefeld, explains the major benefits of physical fitness and recaps how taking time to exercise could save your life.
Message Boards
Can Ethics Be Taught? Townie "jbrett" opens the nature/nurture discussion as related to ethics.
Townie "jbrett" opens the nature/nurture discussion as related to ethics.
Removal of  Bruxzir Crowns When it comes to decrowning teeth, some methods prove fruitful, while others are a royal pain. Read how Townies tackle it.
When it comes to decrowning teeth, some methods prove fruitful, while others are a royal pain. Read how Townies tackle it.
Soon-to-Be Practice Owner FeelingLost on How to Build Up the Practice Townie “ddsmcd” is looking for ways to reinvigorate his father’s practice.
Townie “ddsmcd” is looking for ways to reinvigorate his father’s practice.
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 Dr. Howard M. Goldstein
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.
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.
Product Profile: Glidewell.io In-Office Solution  Laboratory experience with chairside convenience
Laboratory experience with chairside convenience
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by Kyle Patton, associate editor, Dentaltown magazine
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