Dentaltown Magazine - August 2019

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Howard Speaks: Keep Everything That’s Yours! Afraid that somebody’s been embezzling from your practice? Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares some of the telltale signs and how you can help prevent this from happening to you.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Afraid that somebody’s been embezzling from your practice? Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares some of the telltale signs and how you can help prevent this from happening to you.
Professional Courtesy: Is Your Practice About Altitude or Attitude? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares some interesting parallels between the airline industry and your dental practice. Do you see the connection?
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares some interesting parallels between the airline industry and your dental practice. Do you see the connection?
Show Your Work (Worn) Down But Not Out Dr. Terry Shaw, a Townie with hundreds of followers on the Dentaltown message boards, shares a case in which he rebuilt a patient’s dentition using composite material.
by Dr. Terry Shaw
Dr. Terry Shaw, a Townie with hundreds of followers on the Dentaltown message boards, shares a case in which he rebuilt a patient’s dentition using composite material.
Office Visit: Dr. Scott Bridges Three years ago, this Townie opened a dental practice in a converted landmark building that in the 1950s had housed a Texaco service station in his hometown of Reidland, Kentucky. In 2019, he’s adding more treatment rooms, and even looking into practice expansion. We tour Bridges’ headline-grabbing practice and get the doctor’s take on digital workflows, the social aspect of practicing dentistry in a small town, and the fast-changing landscape of dentistry.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
Three years ago, this Townie opened a dental practice in a converted landmark building that in the 1950s had housed a Texaco service station in his hometown of Reidland, Kentucky. In 2019, he’s adding more treatment rooms, and even looking into practice expansion. We tour Bridges’ headline-grabbing practice and get the doctor’s take on digital workflows, the social aspect of practicing dentistry in a small town, and the fast-changing landscape of dentistry.
Redefining  ‘Success’ With  Regenerative Endo Drs. Judy McIntyre and Nikhil Mallick discuss regenerative endodontics and the need to reconsider what’s considered a “successful treatment” in some cases related to traumatic injury of pediatric patients.
by Drs. Judy McIntyre and Nikhil Mallick
Drs. Judy McIntyre and Nikhil Mallick discuss regenerative endodontics and the need to reconsider what’s considered a “successful treatment” in some cases related to traumatic injury of pediatric patients.
8 Steps to Success Dr. Donna Galante shares eight tips for successful, efficient review of proposed treatment plans for clear aligner cases. (Don’t be distracted by the video right away!)
by Dr. Donna Galante
Dr. Donna Galante shares eight tips for successful, efficient review of proposed treatment plans for clear aligner cases. (Don’t be distracted by the video right away!)
Save Time  and Money Replacing an employee takes time and money; it’s conservatively estimated that you’ll spend 10–30% of a position’s annual salary to find the next person who’ll fill it. Our tips from practice management consultant Dana Salisbury will help make your interview process faster, better and more productive. Plus, our free downloadable template for a conditional job offer letter makes those final steps even easier.
by Dana Pardue Salisbury
Replacing an employee takes time and money; it’s conservatively estimated that you’ll spend 10–30% of a position’s annual salary to find the next person who’ll fill it. Our tips from practice management consultant Dana Salisbury will help make your interview process faster, better and more productive. Plus, our free downloadable template for a conditional job offer letter makes those final steps even easier.
Message Boards
Failure? The periapical hints at a doomed implant, but the bitewing shows another story for this 19-year-old patient. Townies discuss whether this is a defect, a less-than-ideal finish or just a misread
The periapical hints at a doomed implant, but the bitewing shows another story for this 19-year-old patient. Townies discuss whether this is a defect, a less-than-ideal finish or just a misread
Why Proximators Rule Well-known “davidpalmer” shows how something as basic as a proximator can make for a better dentist when done right.
Well-known “davidpalmer” shows how something as basic as a proximator can make for a better dentist when done right.
Denture for  Resorbed Mandible This Townie inherited a case involving a patient with no ridge, and looks for advice on treatment.
This Townie inherited a case involving a patient with no ridge, and looks for advice on treatment.
Staff Scheduled Vacation During Other PreApproved Vacation Without Asking It happens. Here are some great ideas for resolution, and prevention.
It happens. Here are some great ideas for resolution, and prevention.
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.
Product Profile: Cling2 Eliminate provisional pop-off
Eliminate provisional pop-off
Product Profile: On1 Concept Simpler crowns, predictable outcomes
Simpler crowns, predictable outcomes
Product Profile: Planmeca Viso G7 The next generation of CBCT imaging
The next generation of CBCT imaging
You Should Know: Ascentcare Dental At Dentaltown, we’re lucky to meet people who do great things in the name of dentistry, and our recurring You Should Know feature introduces them to our readers.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor, Dentaltown magazine
At Dentaltown, we’re lucky to meet people who do great things in the name of dentistry, and our recurring You Should Know feature introduces them to our readers.

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