Dentaltown Magazine - December 2019

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Show Your Work: Restoring Large Class III Cavities with a One-Shade Composite Dr. Jim Peyton shares a case involving a patient whose blood pressure medication led to dry mouth and significant tooth decay, which he restored with a one-shade universal composite.
by Dr. Jim Peyton
Dr. Jim Peyton shares a case involving a patient whose blood pressure medication led to dry mouth and significant tooth decay, which he restored with a one-shade universal composite.
Office Visit: Dr. Claudia Le This Townie, who won the 2019 Townie Choice Awards cover feature grand prize, has owned a practice in South San Diego for four years and credits the Dentaltown community for helping her develop both clinical and business management skills. “I just recently switched merchant processing services, and one of the competing vendors I talked to was completely taken aback by the level of detail I got into with them—this is all thanks to Dentaltown!”
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Dentaltown magazine
This Townie, who won the 2019 Townie Choice Awards cover feature grand prize, has owned a practice in South San Diego for four years and credits the Dentaltown community for helping her develop both clinical and business management skills. “I just recently switched merchant processing services, and one of the competing vendors I talked to was completely taken aback by the level of detail I got into with them—this is all thanks to Dentaltown!”
Give It Your Best Shot Dr. John Batlle shares his technique for palatal anesthesia without requiring a greater palatine injection.
by Dr. John A. Batlle III
Dr. John Batlle shares his technique for palatal anesthesia without requiring a greater palatine injection.
Get Engaged Next Year!   Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier discusses how dentists  can have a more profitable 2020 by becoming more engaged in their practice.
by Jay Geier
Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier discusses how dentists can have a more profitable 2020 by becoming more engaged in their practice.
Protect Your Office Occupancy Rights Lease negotiator and expert George Vaill shares why it’s  important for dentists to know exactly what’s in their lease  and what risks arise when they don’t understand contractual terms and critical dates.
by George Vaill
Lease negotiator and expert George Vaill shares why it’s important for dentists to know exactly what’s in their lease and what risks arise when they don’t understand contractual terms and critical dates.
Pathways to a Practice’s Success With Implants Practice management  consultant Penny Reed discusses some elements that help practices have successful patient conversations and conversions for implant cases.
by Penny Reed
Practice management consultant Penny Reed discusses some elements that help practices have successful patient conversations and conversions for implant cases.
2019 Townie Choice Awards  After Townies cast their ballots for their favorite dental services and products, we tallied the results. Now, it’s time to announce the winners of the 2019 Townie Choice Awards!
After Townies cast their ballots for their favorite dental services and products, we tallied the results. Now, it’s time to announce the winners of the 2019 Townie Choice Awards!
Columns
Howard Speaks: How Arizona is Leading the Nation Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares how (and why) Arizona, which has become the first state to recognize every single U.S. professional dental license, is shaping up to be the best state in which to practice dentistry.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares how (and why) Arizona, which has become the first state to recognize every single U.S. professional dental license, is shaping up to be the best state in which to practice dentistry.
Professional Courtesy: Annual Check-Up As 2019 comes to a close, Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares some of the annual rituals on his to-do list.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
As 2019 comes to a close, Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares some of the annual rituals on his to-do list.
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.
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.
Dentally Incorrect Humor with bite...
by Dr. Ryder Waldron
Humor with bite...
Message Boards
United Concordia—Knows Periodontal Disease  Townies share their woes when it comes to getting insurance to pay out on scaling and root planing.
Townies share their woes when it comes to getting insurance to pay out on scaling and root planing.
Need Serious Guidance … Extremely Unhappy Denture Patient  This Townie has gone back and forth trying to create the “perfect” denture. Is it time to give it up and send the problematic patient packing?
This Townie has gone back and forth trying to create the “perfect” denture. Is it time to give it up and send the problematic patient packing?
One-Year-Old Implant Came Out With The Tooth On It After a Townie’s implant treatment fails after one year, he asks for guidance on treatment.
After a Townie’s implant treatment fails after one year, he asks for guidance on treatment.

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