Dentaltown Magazine - May 2021

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Office Visit: Dr. Ami Agbabli This Townie, who practices in Northwest Arkansas, is driven to improve the lives of people in her native Togo. In addition to planning dental mission trips, she’s also co-founded charities designed to bring drinkable water to villagers and housing and educational opportunities to orphans in the west African nation.
by Sam Mittelsteadt, editor & creative director
This Townie, who practices in Northwest Arkansas, is driven to improve the lives of people in her native Togo. In addition to planning dental mission trips, she’s also co-founded charities designed to bring drinkable water to villagers and housing and educational opportunities to orphans in the west African nation.
A Fine Place To Start Dr. LeRoy Horton shares a case that illustrates immediate dental implant placement on the mandibular first molar, which he considers to be an ideal site for clinicians to begin immediate implant practice.
by Dr. LeRoy Horton
Dr. LeRoy Horton shares a case that illustrates immediate dental implant placement on the mandibular first molar, which he considers to be an ideal site for clinicians to begin immediate implant practice.
Dental Office Cultural Relevance Scheduling Institute founder and CEO Jay Geier explains the difference between a transactional practice culture and a relational one—and how the latter can help drive dental practice success.
by Jay Geier
Scheduling Institute founder and CEO Jay Geier explains the difference between a transactional practice culture and a relational one—and how the latter can help drive dental practice success.
Dental CE: Division of Duties in a Dental Practice, Part 4—The Finance Coordinator In the final installment in this 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 finance coordinator position.
by Sandy Pardue
In the final installment in this 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 finance coordinator position.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Data Processing Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran reiterates the importance of being able to track your dental office production and costs to determine profitability.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran reiterates the importance of being able to track your dental office production and costs to determine profitability.
Professional Courtesy: Special Set of Skills As thousands of new dental school graduates enter the workforce, editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi shares some of the new challenges this group will face—and how to overcome them.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
As thousands of new dental school graduates enter the workforce, editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi shares some of the new challenges this group will face—and how to overcome them.
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.
New Products Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the dental market.
Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the dental market.
Townie Poll: Clear Aligners 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 clear aligners.
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 clear aligners.
Product Profile: Glidewell BruxZir Lifetime Warranty
BruxZir Lifetime Warranty
Product Profile: Implant Direct Implant Direct Surgical Kits
Implant Direct Surgical Kits
Dentally Incorrect  Dental Humor With Bite
Dental Humor With Bite
Message Boards
Another 4-Legged Table Lower Overdenture Case In this dental message board, a Townie shows off a fully documented implant denture case that leads to a discussion on best practices and best outcomes.
In this dental message board, a Townie shows off a fully documented implant denture case that leads to a discussion on best practices and best outcomes.
IAN Block A Townie asks for advice in the dental message board to perfect his technique when it comes to numbing patients before a procedure
A Townie asks for advice in the dental message board to perfect his technique when it comes to numbing patients before a procedure

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