Dentaltown Magazine - April 2020

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Office Visit: Toothbar Drs. Lauren Jacobsen, left, and Kimberley Barclay won the inaugural ADA Design Innovation Award in the “New Build” category for their practice in downtown Austin, Texas. “We had always heard from patients that they hated going to the dentist,” Barclay says. “We wanted to create a practice where patients valued their visits.” They designed Toothbar with a lobby set up to resemble a hotel lounge, complete with a tech bar with free Wi-Fi and refreshments, and a lounge with massage chairs and a bar
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
Drs. Lauren Jacobsen, left, and Kimberley Barclay won the inaugural ADA Design Innovation Award in the “New Build” category for their practice in downtown Austin, Texas. “We had always heard from patients that they hated going to the dentist,” Barclay says. “We wanted to create a practice where patients valued their visits.” They designed Toothbar with a lobby set up to resemble a hotel lounge, complete with a tech bar with free Wi-Fi and refreshments, and a lounge with massage chairs and a bar
Altering the Vertical Dimension Dr. John C. Cranham, a faculty member and the clinical director at continuing education facility The Dawson Academy, discusses VDO and worn dentition—when and how to open, and when not to.
by Dr. John C. Cranham
Dr. John C. Cranham, a faculty member and the clinical director at continuing education facility The Dawson Academy, discusses VDO and worn dentition—when and how to open, and when not to.
Nonverbal Communication Regan Robertson, president and chief marketing officer of the Productive Dentist Academy consulting firm, shares how improving your nonverbal communication skills can create a healthier working environment and increase patient compliance and retention.
by Regan Robertson
Regan Robertson, president and chief marketing officer of the Productive Dentist Academy consulting firm, shares how improving your nonverbal communication skills can create a healthier working environment and increase patient compliance and retention.
5 Ingredients for a Better Phone Recipe Certain phone habits could be creating a recipe for disaster in your practice. Corey Johnson, an executive with Call Box, the comprehensive phone handling and phone system solution for dental practices and DSOs, shares his top recommendations to help staffers switch out bad ingredients for great ones and develop more tasteful phone habits.
by Corey Johnson
Certain phone habits could be creating a recipe for disaster in your practice. Corey Johnson, an executive with Call Box, the comprehensive phone handling and phone system solution for dental practices and DSOs, shares his top recommendations to help staffers switch out bad ingredients for great ones and develop more tasteful phone habits.
How to ‘Future-Proof’ Your Lease  Jeff Howell, founder and CEO of an online commercial lease review service, discusses three key considerations dentists should account for when negotiating their practice spaces.
by Jeff Howell
Jeff Howell, founder and CEO of an online commercial lease review service, discusses three key considerations dentists should account for when negotiating their practice spaces.
Columns
Howard Speaks Accepting Medicare Won’t Help Your Practice   Despite what the California Dental Association says, Dentaltown founder Dr.?Howard Farran says accepting Medicare Advantage patients is not the way to grow your business. Instead, focus on lowering your costs, so you can lower your fees and attract more patients.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Despite what the California Dental Association says, Dentaltown founder Dr.?Howard Farran says accepting Medicare Advantage patients is not the way to grow your business. Instead, focus on lowering your costs, so you can lower your fees and attract more patients.
Professional Courtesy: When COVID-19 Went Viral: A Timeline The new coronavirus precautions are forcing dental practices to close for at least two weeks. Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, wonders what, if any, relief will be offered to all of the dentists and staffers who will be affected by the closures.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
The new coronavirus precautions are forcing dental practices to close for at least two weeks. Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown’s editorial director, wonders what, if any, relief will be offered to all of the dentists and staffers who will be affected by the closures.
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.
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 Product Showcase: Chicago Midwinter Meeting These products debuted at, or were released just before, the 2020 Chicago Dental Society annual meeting.
These products debuted at, or were released just before, the 2020 Chicago Dental Society annual meeting.
Poll: Finance 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: BruxZir Esthetic Implant Prosthesis Maximize aesthetics for full-arch implants
Maximize aesthetics for full-arch implants
Message Boards
Fractured Implant Due to Parafunction A 7-year-old implant breaks in half and has the dentist wondering how and why. Read what the Townies deduce from the facts.
A 7-year-old implant breaks in half and has the dentist wondering how and why. Read what the Townies deduce from the facts.
At What Point Do  I Punt With This Very Large Cervical Lesion? A Townie asks for treatment advice for his patient: Crown? Implant?
A Townie asks for treatment advice for his patient: Crown? Implant?
Supplement
Q&A: In-Office CAD/CAM  4 dentists answer Townies’ top questions  about costs, training and more
4 dentists answer Townies’ top questions about costs, training and more

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