Dentaltown Magazine - October 2020

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Dental Professionals and Cultural Competency Dr. Cathy Hung, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the author of a new book about cultural competency, explains why it’s important for dentists to develop these skills as they treat patients and work with staffers from an increasingly diverse population.
by Dr. Cathy Hung
Dr. Cathy Hung, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the author of a new book about cultural competency, explains why it’s important for dentists to develop these skills as they treat patients and work with staffers from an increasingly diverse population.
Dental Practices and COVID-19 Labor attorney John J. Balitis discusses some of the dental practice’s legal rights and responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as workplace policies, employee privacy and protection against anti-maskers.
by John J. Balitis
Labor attorney John J. Balitis discusses some of the dental practice’s legal rights and responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as workplace policies, employee privacy and protection against anti-maskers.
The Future of PPP J. Robert Brooks, a certified exit planning adviser and business intermediary, explains what dentists who accepted PPP loans must keep in mind before selling their practices.
by J. Robert Brooks
J. Robert Brooks, a certified exit planning adviser and business intermediary, explains what dentists who accepted PPP loans must keep in mind before selling their practices.
Sleep Medicine and Airway Dentistry Q&A Orthotown editorial director Dr. Daniel Grob and Dr. Devin Croft, an orthodontist who’s been treating sleep-disordered breathing patients for more than a decade, discuss the logistics and technology required for dentists to start treating these patients.
by Dr. Devin Croft, with Dr. Dan Grob, Orthotown editorial director
Orthotown editorial director Dr. Daniel Grob and Dr. Devin Croft, an orthodontist who’s been treating sleep-disordered breathing patients for more than a decade, discuss the logistics and technology required for dentists to start treating these patients.
Dental Continuing Education: Occlusal Equilibration—Technique and Rationalization In this dental continuing education course, Dr. Mike Racich illustrates how to achieve mutually protective occlusal schemes and stabilize interarch relationships, often needed before periodontal surgery or after orthodontic treatment. This course explains the subtractive occlusal equilibration technique, which  employs inclined-plane odontoplasty.
by Dr. Mike Racich
In this dental continuing education course, Dr. Mike Racich illustrates how to achieve mutually protective occlusal schemes and stabilize interarch relationships, often needed before periodontal surgery or after orthodontic treatment. This course explains the subtractive occlusal equilibration technique, which employs inclined-plane odontoplasty.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Up Yours! (Productivity, That Is)   Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how the coronavirus labor scare has led to increases in practice productivity—and what dentists should do to keep those numbers high.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how the coronavirus labor scare has led to increases in practice productivity—and what dentists should do to keep those numbers high.
Professional Courtesy: Dental Hygienists—Advocates for Practice and Patient Alike  Editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi spotlights how great hygienists not only clean teeth but also develop closer ties between patient and practice.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi spotlights how great hygienists not only clean teeth but also develop closer ties between patient and practice.
Departments
Dental CE 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.
Townie 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.
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