Dentaltown Magazine - June 2020

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The COVID-19 Chronicles Townie dentists have had to wrestle with tough decisions during the COVID-19 shutdowns: staff employment, loan payments, financial losses and patient care issues, to name a few. We asked Dr. Mike Smith, one of our most-followed Townies on the message boards, to keep a journal of his thoughts and decisions as he worked through the solutions that worked best for his practice.
by Dr. Mike Smith
Townie dentists have had to wrestle with tough decisions during the COVID-19 shutdowns: staff employment, loan payments, financial losses and patient care issues, to name a few. We asked Dr. Mike Smith, one of our most-followed Townies on the message boards, to keep a journal of his thoughts and decisions as he worked through the solutions that worked best for his practice.
Office Visit: Dr. Reid Pullen We photographed this Townie endodontist on the final day that California dentists were allowed to see non-emergency patients in their practices because of COVID-19 concerns, and the U.S. Army veteran explains how he went from hating endo to specializing in it.
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Dentaltown magazine
We photographed this Townie endodontist on the final day that California dentists were allowed to see non-emergency patients in their practices because of COVID-19 concerns, and the U.S. Army veteran explains how he went from hating endo to specializing in it.
10 Common Endo Mistakes (And How to Fix Them) Townie endodontist Dr. Reid Pullen discusses the most common mistakes he sees general dentists make when trying to perform root-canal treatments, and the solutions to each.
by Dr. Reid Pullen
Townie endodontist Dr. Reid Pullen discusses the most common mistakes he sees general dentists make when trying to perform root-canal treatments, and the solutions to each.
Continuing Education: Implant Improvement Dentaltown editorial advisory board member Dr. John Nosti discusses principles that can help improve the likelihood of successful surgical implantation, and procedures and lab communication that can help reduce postoperative failures.
by Dr. John Nosti
Dentaltown editorial advisory board member Dr. John Nosti discusses principles that can help improve the likelihood of successful surgical implantation, and procedures and lab communication that can help reduce postoperative failures.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Studying the Chances for Success Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran looks at dentistry’s post-coronavirus future and finds opportunities for young dentists.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran looks at dentistry’s post-coronavirus future and finds opportunities for young dentists.
Professional Courtesy: There Are Heroes in Dentistry, Too   Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi shares how COVID-19 will affect dental practices and why he thinks dental teams should be considered heroes during the pandemic.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi shares how COVID-19 will affect dental practices and why he thinks dental teams should be considered heroes during the pandemic.
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: General Dentistry 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.
We Must All Bill for PPE Townies discuss new protocols for PPE and how to properly bill their insurance (or patients).
Townies discuss new protocols for PPE and how to properly bill their insurance (or patients).

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