Dentaltown Magazine - April 2021

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Articles
Show Your Work: Dental Restorations — Building Better Bonds  Dr. Hemali Ajmera recaps the options available for aesthetic dental restoration of malformed, misshapen or underdeveloped lateral incisors, and shares the step and details behind a same-day chairside treatment she performed for a patient who wanted a painless option to treat her short incisors.
by Dr. Hemali Ajmera
Dr. Hemali Ajmera recaps the options available for aesthetic dental restoration of malformed, misshapen or underdeveloped lateral incisors, and shares the step and details behind a same-day chairside treatment she performed for a patient who wanted a painless option to treat her short incisors.
Office Visit: Dr. Matthew McMasters We visit Dr. Matthew McMasters' Tennessee practice and discuss the mistakes he hopes other dentists won’t make when buying a practice, the right way to determine which CE courses to take, and why he agrees that “the best dentistry is no dentistry.”
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
We visit Dr. Matthew McMasters' Tennessee practice and discuss the mistakes he hopes other dentists won’t make when buying a practice, the right way to determine which CE courses to take, and why he agrees that “the best dentistry is no dentistry.”
Dental Office Culture: Many, Happy Returns A successful dental practice involves investment—not just of dollars but also hours dedicated to training, engagement and execution. Jay Geier, founder of the Scheduling Institute, explains how these contribute to a make-or-break component of your financial plan, and why it’s an investment with 
guaranteed return.
by Jay Geier
A successful dental practice involves investment—not just of dollars but also hours dedicated to training, engagement and execution. Jay Geier, founder of the Scheduling Institute, explains how these contribute to a make-or-break component of your financial plan, and why it’s an investment with guaranteed return.
Prosthodontic Solutions Using the Telescope Technique Uwe Mohr, a German master dental technician who has posted on Dentaltown’s message boards nearly 10,000 times, discusses the telescope technique for dentures, bridges and combination cases, and shares cases that illustrate the steps involved.
by Uwe Mohr
Uwe Mohr, a German master dental technician who has posted on Dentaltown’s message boards nearly 10,000 times, discusses the telescope technique for dentures, bridges and combination cases, and shares cases that illustrate the steps involved.
Columns
Howard Speaks: The Free Exchange of Ideas (on Dentaltown) Inspired by a recent podcast with a dental student who was threatened with expulsion after replying to a university email, Dr. Howard Farran discusses why Dentaltown’s message boards are a safe space for differing opinions.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Inspired by a recent podcast with a dental student who was threatened with expulsion after replying to a university email, Dr. Howard Farran discusses why Dentaltown’s message boards are a safe space for differing opinions.
Professional Courtesy: The End is Near Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi sees a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel—but wonders whether the unvaccinated will behave or be treated differently after society reaches “herd immunity.”
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi sees a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel—but wonders whether the unvaccinated will behave or be treated differently after society reaches “herd immunity.”
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.
Townie Poll: Digital Imaging 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 digital imaging.
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 digital imaging.
Dentally Incorrect  Dental Humor With Bite
Dental Humor With Bite
Message Boards
I Just Bought a Practice in the Middle of a Global Pandemic This Townie gives an in-depth look of his journey purchasing a practice from a retiring doctor.
This Townie gives an in-depth look of his journey purchasing a practice from a retiring doctor.
Huge Abscess Still Draining 1 Month After Extraction In this classic thread, a routine extraction turns into a worrying, monthslong journey for this Townie and his patient.
In this classic thread, a routine extraction turns into a worrying, monthslong journey for this Townie and his patient.
If You Could Retire Tomorrow, What Would You Do? Townies think about life after practicing and share tips for maintaining a good mindset while you wait.
Townies think about life after practicing and share tips for maintaining a good mindset while you wait.

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