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Dentaltown Magazine - March 2020

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Show Your Work: Revitalizing Restorations in Seniors Dr. Robert Rosenfeld shares two case studies that illustrate a growing trend in geriatric dentistry: patients who are looking for high-quality aesthetic restorations but whose teeth have darkened with age.
by Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld shares two case studies that illustrate a growing trend in geriatric dentistry: patients who are looking for high-quality aesthetic restorations but whose teeth have darkened with age.
Office Visit: Dr. Bruce Spigner After working for years as the director of dentistry for what was then Phoenix’s largest medical center, this Townie started a private practice across the street, in a historic building that started out as one of the city’s first medical clinics. (Some members of his staff say the place is haunted, but he personally doesn’t believe that’s the case.)
by Sam Mittelsteadt, editor
After working for years as the director of dentistry for what was then Phoenix’s largest medical center, this Townie started a private practice across the street, in a historic building that started out as one of the city’s first medical clinics. (Some members of his staff say the place is haunted, but he personally doesn’t believe that’s the case.)
Direct Composite Veneers Dr. David Eshom demonstrates how to create direct composite veneers that are stronger and more stain-resistant than conventional placement of composite.
by Dr. David Eshom
Dr. David Eshom demonstrates how to create direct composite veneers that are stronger and more stain-resistant than conventional placement of composite.
3D Printing for Total Jaw Reconstruction Townie oral surgeon Dr. Fayette Williams shares a case where, thanks to digital planning and 3D printing technology, he created a provisional prosthesis within 24 hours, allowing malignant disease to be restored with immediate teeth.
by Dr. Fayette Williams
Townie oral surgeon Dr. Fayette Williams shares a case where, thanks to digital planning and 3D printing technology, he created a provisional prosthesis within 24 hours, allowing malignant disease to be restored with immediate teeth.
The Hall Technique Dentaltown editorial advisory board member Dr. Jeanette MacLean shares a case study that demonstrates the (sometimes controversial) Hall technique for placing stainless steel crowns with glass ionomer cement as a minimally invasive way to treat severe early childhood caries in pediatric patients.
by Dr. Jeanette MacLean
Dentaltown editorial advisory board member Dr. Jeanette MacLean shares a case study that demonstrates the (sometimes controversial) Hall technique for placing stainless steel crowns with glass ionomer cement as a minimally invasive way to treat severe early childhood caries in pediatric patients.
There’s More Inside Industry expert Kirk Sweigard shares how dentists can get the most out of their practice management systems.
by Kirk Sweigard
Industry expert Kirk Sweigard shares how dentists can get the most out of their practice management systems.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Racing to the Bottom   Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says dentists are partly to blame when benefits companies drop rates, because it’s a matter of competition.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says dentists are partly to blame when benefits companies drop rates, because it’s a matter of competition.
Professional Courtesy: 20 Years and Counting Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, reflects on his dentistry journey as he celebrates his 20 years with Dentaltown.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, reflects on his dentistry journey as he celebrates his 20 years with Dentaltown.
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.
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Message Boards
Noninvasive Smile Enhancement With Direct Composite Resin Veneers A Townie showcases a variety of smile makeovers done simply and quickly with composite material.
A Townie showcases a variety of smile makeovers done simply and quickly with composite material.
Patient’s Mom Upset That I Diagnosed Caries in Her Adult Child A Townie who recently took over a practice wonders how to deal with patients (and their parents) who don’t agree with her diagnosis.
A Townie who recently took over a practice wonders how to deal with patients (and their parents) who don’t agree with her diagnosis.
Income Level Expectations Listening to her peers has this new grad wondering what type of salary she should expect.
Listening to her peers has this new grad wondering what type of salary she should expect.
What’s the Diagnosis When a Patient  Drinks Ice Water to Relieve Pain? A rare issue in one Townie’s office leads to a good refresher course on treating a “hot tooth.”
A rare issue in one Townie’s office leads to a good refresher course on treating a “hot tooth.”

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