Dentaltown Magazine - January 2020

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Show Your Work: Different Materials for Different Patients Dr. Richard Rosenblatt shares a case in which he created a zirconia crown in-house for a 60-year-old patient.
by Dr. Richard Rosenblatt
Dr. Richard Rosenblatt shares a case in which he created a zirconia crown in-house for a 60-year-old patient.
Office Visit: Smile Savvy Cosmetic Dentistry Drs. Andrew and Joya Lyons work together to create beautiful smiles in North Carolina
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Dentaltown magazine
Drs. Andrew and Joya Lyons work together to create beautiful smiles in North Carolina
Mastering Shade Selection in a Limited Area of the Smile Zone  Dr. Scott Finlay discusses how to successfully communicate with the lab to optimize function and aesthetics with modern materials (with a focus on micro-aesthetics).
by Dr. Scott Finlay
Dr. Scott Finlay discusses how to successfully communicate with the lab to optimize function and aesthetics with modern materials (with a focus on micro-aesthetics).
The Cure for Micromanagement   Practice management consultant Dana Salisbury explains that there’s an art to dealing out delegation.
by Dana Salisbury
Practice management consultant Dana Salisbury explains that there’s an art to dealing out delegation.
Shades of Gray Dr. Rachel A. Schallhorn explains why periodontal disease classification, despite its many improvements, can still be quite difficult, and shares three unique cases detailing how to navigate these steps successfully.
by Dr. Rachel A. Schallhorn
Dr. Rachel A. Schallhorn explains why periodontal disease classification, despite its many improvements, can still be quite difficult, and shares three unique cases detailing how to navigate these steps successfully.
Does Bruxism Cause Pain? Drs. Barry Glassman and Don Malizia discuss the controversy over the establishment of a new specialty in orofacial pain management. At its heart: Does bruxism cause pain?
by Drs. Barry Glassman and Don Malizia
Drs. Barry Glassman and Don Malizia discuss the controversy over the establishment of a new specialty in orofacial pain management. At its heart: Does bruxism cause pain?
Continuing Education: Common Benzodiazepines Tammy Smit, CRNA, discusses benzodiazepines and their pharmacology, including proper patient selection, best practices for administration, dosages, contraindications and reversal.
by Tammy Smit, CRNA
Tammy Smit, CRNA, discusses benzodiazepines and their pharmacology, including proper patient selection, best practices for administration, dosages, contraindications and reversal.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Show, Touch, Feel—and Learn  Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares the importance of meeting the companies you work with, making connections and learning how they operate.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran shares the importance of meeting the companies you work with, making connections and learning how they operate.
Professional Courtesy: New Year, New Office Gifts Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares some of the new products he’ll be implementing in his office this year, based on his experiences at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, shares some of the new products he’ll be implementing in his office this year, based on his experiences at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.
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.
Poll: Oral Surgery 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: Scientific Metals No hidden fees means higher scrap metal returns
No hidden fees means higher scrap metal returns
Message Boards
Deliver Denture Made by a Denturist?  Townies talk about whether it makes sense to deliver a product that was created by someone else—and then pick up the conversation to discuss who’s actually making it.
Townies talk about whether it makes sense to deliver a product that was created by someone else—and then pick up the conversation to discuss who’s actually making it.
How Personable Are You With Staff? Townies weigh the pros and cons of maintaining a personal relationship with their staff members.
Townies weigh the pros and cons of maintaining a personal relationship with their staff members.

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