Dentaltown Magazine - April 2019

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Howard Speaks: What's the Plan? Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses the importance of offering an in-office dental savings plan, and how to properly market it.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses the importance of offering an in-office dental savings plan, and how to properly market it.
Professional Courtesy: An Early IDS Roundup Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares glimpses at some of the products he saw on the first day of the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares glimpses at some of the products he saw on the first day of the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany.
New Product Showcase: Chicago Midwinter Meeting We spotlight three pages’ worth of the greatest technology that was released and displayed at the 2019 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
We spotlight three pages’ worth of the greatest technology that was released and displayed at the 2019 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
Office Visit: Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry This month <em>Dentaltown</em> profiles one of two Brooklyn pediatric dentistry practices run by Drs. Rafay Hussain and Rupin Malhotra.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor, Dentaltown magazine
This month Dentaltown profiles one of two Brooklyn pediatric dentistry practices run by Drs. Rafay Hussain and Rupin Malhotra.
Don’t Start What You Can’t Finish  Oral surgeon and Dentaltown editorial advisory board member Dr. Jay Reznick contributes a piece about some of the most common problems he’s seeing after general dentists get over their heads in oral surgery cases, and takeaways that all dentists should put into practice.
by Dr. Jay B. Reznick
Oral surgeon and Dentaltown editorial advisory board member Dr. Jay Reznick contributes a piece about some of the most common problems he’s seeing after general dentists get over their heads in oral surgery cases, and takeaways that all dentists should put into practice.
Implants and Occlusal Forces Dr. Jeff Scott discusses the importance of occlusion in implants, including why bite force needs to be evaluated especially with implants, what technology can help assess this, and what dental professionals can do if they don’t have access to certain technologies.
by Dr. Jeff Scott
Dr. Jeff Scott discusses the importance of occlusion in implants, including why bite force needs to be evaluated especially with implants, what technology can help assess this, and what dental professionals can do if they don’t have access to certain technologies.
New Kids  on the Block Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz discusses how to use hybrid milling blocks as an efficient alternative to lithium disilicate and zirconia in indirect restorative cases.
by Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz
Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz discusses how to use hybrid milling blocks as an efficient alternative to lithium disilicate and zirconia in indirect restorative cases.
A New Fan of Membership Plans Dr. Richard M. Yarbro explains the logistics of instituting a dental membership plan—from the cost benefits to the types of scripts that staffers use when discussing the plan with uninsured patients.
by Dr. Richard M. Yarbro
Dr. Richard M. Yarbro explains the logistics of instituting a dental membership plan—from the cost benefits to the types of scripts that staffers use when discussing the plan with uninsured patients.
The 30-Second Difference The top reason that patients don’t get connected to someone who can help them is that patients hang up the phone while on hold. These tips will help you get patients off hold and onto the appointment books.
by Sarah Suddreth
The top reason that patients don’t get connected to someone who can help them is that patients hang up the phone while on hold. These tips will help you get patients off hold and onto the appointment books.
Dealing with Dry Mouth Hygienist Jen Post recaps the symptoms and causes of dry mouth, and examines effective care solutions.
by Jen Post
Hygienist Jen Post recaps the symptoms and causes of dry mouth, and examines effective care solutions.
Custom Culture Jay Geier of the Scheduling Institute shares three tips for improving your office culture, and the mindset shifts you must make for them to be possible.
by Jay Geier
Jay Geier of the Scheduling Institute shares three tips for improving your office culture, and the mindset shifts you must make for them to be possible.
Message Boards
Getting the ‘Loose’ Out of Loose  Prosthodontics “Velogeek,” one of Dentaltown’s most esteemed posters (and a Townie 2019 speaker), shares a wealth of information on fabricating well-fitting dentures.
“Velogeek,” one of Dentaltown’s most esteemed posters (and a Townie 2019 speaker), shares a wealth of information on fabricating well-fitting dentures.
Guided Surgery or Freehand?  A recent study sparks a discussion about who’s performing guided implant surgery and who’s still going freehand—and why.
A recent study sparks a discussion about who’s performing guided implant surgery and who’s still going freehand—and why.
Best Way to Tell Parents Not to Take Video of Their Child’s Operative Appointment?  Townies discuss when, and how, to allow or deny behavior that could have a variety of psychological and legal ramifications.
Townies discuss when, and how, to allow or deny behavior that could have a variety of psychological and legal ramifications.
Help! Healing Abutment Won’t Come Off  A Townie turns to the boards for this difficult situation.
A Townie turns to the boards for this difficult situation.
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.
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: Omnichroma One-shade universal composite
One-shade universal composite
Product Profile: Silent Nite SL Dental solution for treating sleep-disordered breathing
Dental solution for treating sleep-disordered breathing
Dentally Incorrect: Marketing Mumbo Jumbo Here’s what advertising phrases actually mean
Here’s what advertising phrases actually mean

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