Dentaltown Magazine - July 2019

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Howard Speaks: If You Could Start Over Again,  What Would You Do Differently? Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran poses a question that sounds like the plot of many a time travel movie and shares why, and how, self-reflection is the foundation of self-improvement.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran poses a question that sounds like the plot of many a time travel movie and shares why, and how, self-reflection is the foundation of self-improvement.
Professional Courtesy: Earning Your Vote It’s Townie Choice Awards season! In honor of our annual summer voting season, Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares why Townie feedback is so important.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
It’s Townie Choice Awards season! In honor of our annual summer voting season, Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares why Townie feedback is so important.
Office Visit: Dr. Kelley Fisher This Townie cosmetic dentist gives us a tour of her Seattle-area practice, which emphasizes clean, private efficiency, and discusses everything from how she aims to have 80% of the day’s collection goals met before lunch to the importance of being open to learning from mentors and lab technicians alike.
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Dentaltown magazine
This Townie cosmetic dentist gives us a tour of her Seattle-area practice, which emphasizes clean, private efficiency, and discusses everything from how she aims to have 80% of the day’s collection goals met before lunch to the importance of being open to learning from mentors and lab technicians alike.
Lights, Camera, Diagnosis: Teledentistry Comes of Age Dentaltown takes a deep dive into the emerging technology behind teledentistry, and talks to Townies who’ve incorporated its principles into their practices.
by Dentaltown special projects editor John Lannon
Dentaltown takes a deep dive into the emerging technology behind teledentistry, and talks to Townies who’ve incorporated its principles into their practices.
A Conversation on Consent Dr. Suzanne Gilman, who’s also a licensed attorney, discusses the importance of informed consent, and what’s required legally to correctly obtain it from patients.
by Dr. Suzanne Gilman
Dr. Suzanne Gilman, who’s also a licensed attorney, discusses the importance of informed consent, and what’s required legally to correctly obtain it from patients.
Top Do’s & Dont's of Dental Software Conversions Tech CEO Reuben Kamp explains the top do’s and don’ts related to changing practice management software to help make it a more seamless experience.
by Reuben Kamp
Tech CEO Reuben Kamp explains the top do’s and don’ts related to changing practice management software to help make it a more seamless experience.
A Fully Digital Dental Workflow Dr. Michael Kelly discusses how an advanced digital dentistry workflow can improve productivity and profitability  in the practice.
by Dr. Michael Kelly
Dr. Michael Kelly discusses how an advanced digital dentistry workflow can improve productivity and profitability in the practice.
Townie Choice Awards Product Showcase It’s summer—time to cast your vote for the most dependable, user-friendly, can’t-live-without products and services offered in the dental industry. Our special section highlights some of the products you’ll see on the ballot and should help make your decision easier.
It’s summer—time to cast your vote for the most dependable, user-friendly, can’t-live-without products and services offered in the dental industry. Our special section highlights some of the products you’ll see on the ballot and should help make your decision easier.
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Teen Has Open Bite Develop After Two Rounds of Ortho … What’s Happening? A Townie shares a case in which a patient has finished ortho but ortho might not be finished with her. Check out how other dentists recommend going about this case that doesn’t want to end.
A Townie shares a case in which a patient has finished ortho but ortho might not be finished with her. Check out how other dentists recommend going about this case that doesn’t want to end.
Managing Angry Patient with Crown Post-Op Pain A new dentist warned the patient that one treatment might not solve everything, but the patient is so mad she wants her money back. Townies discuss what the dentist should—and shouldn’t—do.
A new dentist warned the patient that one treatment might not solve everything, but the patient is so mad she wants her money back. Townies discuss what the dentist should—and shouldn’t—do.
Dumb Things Dental School Told You To Do The more things change, the more it’s like “déjà vu all over again.”
The more things change, the more it’s like “déjà vu all over again.”
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.
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