Dentaltown Magazine - May 2020

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A World of Good Each May, we shine the spotlight on Townies who’ve given back to their communities, whether through missionary dentistry halfway across the globe or toy drives for needy children in their own neighborhoods. Our international roundup includes reader-submitted photos and captions about their experiences.
Each May, we shine the spotlight on Townies who’ve given back to their communities, whether through missionary dentistry halfway across the globe or toy drives for needy children in their own neighborhoods. Our international roundup includes reader-submitted photos and captions about their experiences.
Virtual Treatment, Actual Benefits  Dr. Margaret Scarlett and registered dental hygienist Sonya Dunbar discuss how the use of teledentistry can help prevent ER overcrowding with patients whose dental issues aren’t true medical emergencies.
by Dr. Margaret Scarlett and Sonya Dunbar, RDH, MH
Dr. Margaret Scarlett and registered dental hygienist Sonya Dunbar discuss how the use of teledentistry can help prevent ER overcrowding with patients whose dental issues aren’t true medical emergencies.
Continuing Education: Breathing Easy Authorized OSHA trainer Karen Daw shares guidelines about respiratory hygiene that dental practices should follow during both ordinary and extraordinary times.
by Karen Daw
Authorized OSHA trainer Karen Daw shares guidelines about respiratory hygiene that dental practices should follow during both ordinary and extraordinary times.
Columns
Howard Speaks: We Got This Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says the COVID-19 pandemic will inspire dentists to become more innovative and improve the way they provide patient care.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says the COVID-19 pandemic will inspire dentists to become more innovative and improve the way they provide patient care.
Professional Courtesy: Your New Reality Awaits   Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi looks forward to practicing in life “AC”—after coronavirus— but knows there’s much to be sorted out before things  can return to anything resembling normal.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi looks forward to practicing in life “AC”—after coronavirus— but knows there’s much to be sorted out before things can return to anything resembling normal.
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.
Poll: Practice Risk 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: Gingicaine Plus Delivering accuracy and patient comfort
Delivering accuracy and patient comfort
Product Profile: Jade Air Purification Purifies air in dental practices 6 times each hour
Purifies air in dental practices 6 times each hour
Message Boards
How Is the Virus Going to Change Dentistry? Townies discuss how their profession may change during and after this unprecedented pandemic.
Townies discuss how their profession may change during and after this unprecedented pandemic.
Online Exclusives
Doing Good: Dentistry in the Dominican Republic A deeper dive into Townies’ work in the Dominican Republic
by Susan Resh
A deeper dive into Townies’ work in the Dominican Republic

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