Dentaltown Magazine - March 2019

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Howard Speaks: Learn From the Best Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how private-practice dentists could learn a few business lessons from America’s top DSOs.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how private-practice dentists could learn a few business lessons from America’s top DSOs.
Professional Courtesy: The Technology Treadmill Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares insight into why adopting technology in dentistry can be difficult and offers some suggestions for the future.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares insight into why adopting technology in dentistry can be difficult and offers some suggestions for the future.
20 Years of Dentaltown March 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Dentaltown! We look back at the community’s development over the past two decades, with a spotlight on some of our Townies’ favorite moments.
March 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Dentaltown! We look back at the community’s development over the past two decades, with a spotlight on some of our Townies’ favorite moments.
Heals on Wheels Dr. Melissa Turner discusses the new generation of mobile dentistry, including how new, transportable technology makes it easier for practitioners to set up in mobile locations.
by Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDH, EFDA
Dr. Melissa Turner discusses the new generation of mobile dentistry, including how new, transportable technology makes it easier for practitioners to set up in mobile locations.
Mobile Treatment of Geriatric Patients Dr. Rich Bailey shares his experiences with practicing mobile dentistry and treating an underserved community: geriatric patients in nursing homes.
by Dr. Rich Bailey
Dr. Rich Bailey shares his experiences with practicing mobile dentistry and treating an underserved community: geriatric patients in nursing homes.
Clinical Excellence Pediatric dentist Dr. Mark Cannon discusses correct shades for posterior composite restorations.
by Mark L. Cannon, DDS, MS
Pediatric dentist Dr. Mark Cannon discusses correct shades for posterior composite restorations.
On the Case How much do you know about what happens after you sign off on a lab case? We follow the creation of a lab-created crown—tracking it from the moment a dentist delivers the order to when the final product is approved and shipped from the lab
How much do you know about what happens after you sign off on a lab case? We follow the creation of a lab-created crown—tracking it from the moment a dentist delivers the order to when the final product is approved and shipped from the lab
Saliva Testing in the Dental Practice Hygienetown clinical director Linda Douglas shares information about saliva-based testing kits that can detect everything from periodontal disease to HIV, with a look at tests that are being developed to screen for lung cancer, Sjögren’s syndrome and diabetes.
by Linda Douglas, RDH, BSc
Hygienetown clinical director Linda Douglas shares information about saliva-based testing kits that can detect everything from periodontal disease to HIV, with a look at tests that are being developed to screen for lung cancer, Sjögren’s syndrome and diabetes.
Salary Negotiations CPA Judson Crawford discusses salary trends in dental practices, and strategies that could help get your percentage back within average rates.
by Judson Crawford, CPA
CPA Judson Crawford discusses salary trends in dental practices, and strategies that could help get your percentage back within average rates.
Do You Have a True ‘Own Occupation’ Policy? Attorneys Edward O. Comitz and Derek R. Funk discuss “own occupation” clauses in disability coverage, and how changes in modern policies could leave dentists thinking they’re fully covered when they’re not.
by Edward O. Comitz, Esq., and Derek R. Funk, Esq.
Attorneys Edward O. Comitz and Derek R. Funk discuss “own occupation” clauses in disability coverage, and how changes in modern policies could leave dentists thinking they’re fully covered when they’re not.
Our Roots Are(n’t) Showing Dr. John Chao shares a case study that demonstrates the minimally invasive Pinhole Surgical Technique in reversing gingival recession.
by Dr. John Chao
Dr. John Chao shares a case study that demonstrates the minimally invasive Pinhole Surgical Technique in reversing gingival recession.
Message Boards
What’s the Best Margin Style for Zirconia? Which Bur? Townies engage in a great discussion of margins and share helpful technique suggestions.
Townies engage in a great discussion of margins and share helpful technique suggestions.
I Hate Doing  Crown Preps  One recent dental school graduate isn’t enjoying his crown appointments, but his fellow Townies show him how to change that.
One recent dental school graduate isn’t enjoying his crown appointments, but his fellow Townies show him how to change that.
Asymptomatic #18. Is Anyone Doing an RCT?  Townies discuss how, when and whether they’d treat this patient … or wait.
Townies discuss how, when and whether they’d treat this patient … or wait.
In This Issue
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 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.
Online Exclusives
An Exciting Future for Your Practice Saliva-based diagnostics: Part 2
by Linda Douglas, RDH, BSc.
Saliva-based diagnostics: Part 2

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