Dentaltown Magazine - October 2019

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Dentistry Uncensored Highlights: Valuable Trust Dr. Howard Farran and Scientific Metals CEO Dave Weinberg discuss how hidden fees can affect assay prices for dental scrap.
Dr. Howard Farran and Scientific Metals CEO Dave Weinberg discuss how hidden fees can affect assay prices for dental scrap.
Office Visit: Dr. Nicholas Roy This Townie’s practice in Buxton, Maine, won the 2018 Dental Office Design Competition for Outstanding Design Innovation for the new, free-standing barn-inspired building that kept a small-town feel while giving patients confidence they’ll receive top-notch care.
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Dentaltown magazine
This Townie’s practice in Buxton, Maine, won the 2018 Dental Office Design Competition for Outstanding Design Innovation for the new, free-standing barn-inspired building that kept a small-town feel while giving patients confidence they’ll receive top-notch care.
Why Are Implants Failing? Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, discusses many of the possible reasons for implant failure, and encourages the preservation of natural tooth.
by Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MDS, PhD
Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, discusses many of the possible reasons for implant failure, and encourages the preservation of natural tooth.
Bioactive Material Treatment Dr. Lukasz Balcerzak discusses two cases where he used bioactive materials to treat teeth that had internal and external root resorption, and shares follow-up images from up to three years later.
by Dr. Lukasz Balcerzak
Dr. Lukasz Balcerzak discusses two cases where he used bioactive materials to treat teeth that had internal and external root resorption, and shares follow-up images from up to three years later.
Team Effort Dr. Sandy Bigman, an orthodontist and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, discusses how orthodontists and dentists can work together to manage sleep apnea, and shares treatment cases from two patients.
by Dr. Sandy Bigman
Dr. Sandy Bigman, an orthodontist and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, discusses how orthodontists and dentists can work together to manage sleep apnea, and shares treatment cases from two patients.
Fall's Star Players:  ADA FDI World Dental Congress Showcase Our special roundup features items that were released and profiled at last month’s ADA FDI World Dental Congress.
Our special roundup features items that were released and profiled at last month’s ADA FDI World Dental Congress.
The Right  Answers Front desk staffers need to know answers to common questions asked by patients that lead to booking an appointment. Call Box executive Corey Johnson recaps the top questions and some suggested templates your practice can customize to provide answers.
by Corey Johnson
Front desk staffers need to know answers to common questions asked by patients that lead to booking an appointment. Call Box executive Corey Johnson recaps the top questions and some suggested templates your practice can customize to provide answers.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Real Success in Real Estate Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran has met a lot of dentists who want to get into the real estate business but aren’t sure how or where to begin. He suggests taking a look at not just the franchise model but what the biggest DSOs are doing, and modifying that to a smaller, more doable scale.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran has met a lot of dentists who want to get into the real estate business but aren’t sure how or where to begin. He suggests taking a look at not just the franchise model but what the biggest DSOs are doing, and modifying that to a smaller, more doable scale.
Professional Courtesy: Crouching Taxes, Hidden Sellers Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, discusses the risks of buying dental supplies off the internet, including variations in sales tax regulations and the danger of gray-market goods.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, discusses the risks of buying dental supplies off the internet, including variations in sales tax regulations and the danger of gray-market goods.
Departments
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: Kleer Customized membership plans
Customized membership plans
Product Profile: Admira Fusion X-tra A single shade omni-chromatic bulk-fill restorative
A single shade omni-chromatic bulk-fill restorative
Message Boards
The Geek’s Thoughts on Anterior Guidance One of our top-followed Townies, Dr. Lane Ochi (“velogeek”), presents a case and gets the conversation started.
One of our top-followed Townies, Dr. Lane Ochi (“velogeek”), presents a case and gets the conversation started.
What Would You Do? No Money for a Crown When crowns aren’t an option, what is?
When crowns aren’t an option, what is?
Zirconia Crowns Came Off Townies discuss their preferred cementation protocols for zirconia on this popular thread.
Townies discuss their preferred cementation protocols for zirconia on this popular thread.
10 Things I Hate Townies share some of the things that bug them the most.
Townies share some of the things that bug them the most.

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