Dentaltown Magazine - March 2021

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Dentistry Uncensored Highlights: Intents and Purposes Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier and Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discuss the importance of creating a culture in your dental practice
in this excerpt from their Dentistry Uncensored podcast session.
Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier and Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discuss the importance of creating a culture in your dental practice in this excerpt from their Dentistry Uncensored podcast session.
Dentistry Is Kids’ Stuff Some conversations about a pediatric patient’s oral health should begin even before the baby’s born, says pediatric dentist Dr. Jonelle Anamelechi, who recaps some of the most important topics that a general dentist should be discussing with parents at each major stage of their child’s development.
by Dr. Jonelle Anamelechi
Some conversations about a pediatric patient’s oral health should begin even before the baby’s born, says pediatric dentist Dr. Jonelle Anamelechi, who recaps some of the most important topics that a general dentist should be discussing with parents at each major stage of their child’s development.
'My Worst Mouth' Contest Results On Dentaltown’s message boards, we asked Townies to submit photos of the most challenging mouths they’ve ever treated. From all the posts, we
selected eight cases to vie for top honors in the “My Worst Mouth” Contest in our January issue. See which case Townies said was the worst of the worst!
by Dentaltown Staff
On Dentaltown’s message boards, we asked Townies to submit photos of the most challenging mouths they’ve ever treated. From all the posts, we selected eight cases to vie for top honors in the “My Worst Mouth” Contest in our January issue. See which case Townies said was the worst of the worst!
Coronavirus Conversations Throughout 2020, Townies flocked to Dentaltown’s online message boards to find information and support related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and one year into the coronavirus era, new questions and concerns continue to arise. We excerpt three recent threads to illustrate the range of topics available online 24/7 exclusively to members of Dentaltown.
Throughout 2020, Townies flocked to Dentaltown’s online message boards to find information and support related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and one year into the coronavirus era, new questions and concerns continue to arise. We excerpt three recent threads to illustrate the range of topics available online 24/7 exclusively to members of Dentaltown.
Damage Control: Negative Dental Reviews Any dental practice that’s been in business for a while has had to deal with a displeased patient and negative dental reviews. These guidelines will help you determine a plan for how to react and what to include in the response.
by Michael Fitterer
Any dental practice that’s been in business for a while has had to deal with a displeased patient and negative dental reviews. These guidelines will help you determine a plan for how to react and what to include in the response.
Off the Charts: Dental Chart Audit Dr. John A. Wilde discusses how his team performed a deep dive into practice records with a dental chart audit to launch a recall effort for past patients who’d gone missing. As he explains, the return on investment can be incredible, if your staff knows how to approach the conversations.
by Dr. John A. Wilde
Dr. John A. Wilde discusses how his team performed a deep dive into practice records with a dental chart audit to launch a recall effort for past patients who’d gone missing. As he explains, the return on investment can be incredible, if your staff knows how to approach the conversations.
Leaving Dentistry: This Way Out Not even a decade into practicing dentistry, Dr. Manu Dua knew that his job made him miserable—something few dentists would dare to acknowledge after eight years of higher education and hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition and student loan debt. But after Dua was diagnosed with oral cancer in July 2019, he reconsidered how he wanted to spend the rest of his life, which led to him selling his practice and leaving the industry.
by Dr. Manu Dua
Not even a decade into practicing dentistry, Dr. Manu Dua knew that his job made him miserable—something few dentists would dare to acknowledge after eight years of higher education and hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition and student loan debt. But after Dua was diagnosed with oral cancer in July 2019, he reconsidered how he wanted to spend the rest of his life, which led to him selling his practice and leaving the industry.
Dental CE: Division of Duties in a Dental Practice, Part 3—The Insurance Coordinator In the third of a series of CE courses related to staffing systems and division of duties in the dental practice, practice management consultant Sandy Pardue discusses the opportunities, functions, training and management related to the insurance coordinator position.
by Sandy Pardue
In the third of a series of CE courses related to staffing systems and division of duties in the dental practice, practice management consultant Sandy Pardue discusses the opportunities, functions, training and management related to the insurance coordinator position.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Follow the Golden Rule Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains that the golden rule applies not only to dental patient management and which patient treatments you perform in the dental office but also how you perform them.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains that the golden rule applies not only to dental patient management and which patient treatments you perform in the dental office but also how you perform them.
Professional Courtesy: Dental Websites—At First Glance Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi has looked at hundreds of dental practice websites and thinks many could use some updates and upgrades. His 10-point checklist is a good place to start.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi has looked at hundreds of dental practice websites and thinks many could use some updates and upgrades. His 10-point checklist is a good place to start.
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: Human Resources With our monthly dental 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 on human resources.
With our monthly dental 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 on human resources.
Dental 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.
Dentally Incorrect  Dental Humor With Bite
Dental Humor With Bite
Message Boards
A Fun Case A Townie shares an implant restoration case with plenty of pictures to detail his every move.
A Townie shares an implant restoration case with plenty of pictures to detail his every move.
Idiot-Proof Crown Prep? Trying To Come Up With One After a less-than-ideal crown prep, this Townie looks for ways to improve his method.
After a less-than-ideal crown prep, this Townie looks for ways to improve his method.

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