Dentaltown Magazine - June 2021

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The Postpandemic Upside in Endo Dr. Manor Haas discusses how patients in need of endodontic treatment will benefit from what dentists have learned during the pandemic, especially related to single-step root canal treatments and endodontic instruments: enhanced magnification, new-generation apex locators and superefficient NiTi file systems.
by Dr. Manor Haas
Dr. Manor Haas discusses how patients in need of endodontic treatment will benefit from what dentists have learned during the pandemic, especially related to single-step root canal treatments and endodontic instruments: enhanced magnification, new-generation apex locators and superefficient NiTi file systems.
Checking References Denturist Eric Kukucka explains how with the use of sophisticated scanning technology and design software, dentists can re-create a patient’s denture, modifying the device’s aesthetic dimensions while maintaining the same fit.
by Eric Kukucka, DD
Denturist Eric Kukucka explains how with the use of sophisticated scanning technology and design software, dentists can re-create a patient’s denture, modifying the device’s aesthetic dimensions while maintaining the same fit.
Taking the ‘Complicated’ Out of Complex Rehabilitation Dr. Agatha Bis explains techniques for creating fixed orthotics for patients who suffer from chronic pain, whether dentists require full lab support or decide to approach treatment on their own.
by Dr. Agatha Bis
Dr. Agatha Bis explains techniques for creating fixed orthotics for patients who suffer from chronic pain, whether dentists require full lab support or decide to approach treatment on their own.
The Digital Age: Dental Implant Technology Dr. Neal Patel discusses how digital technology has changed clinical dentistry and illustrates how the components of a digital platform can cut the number of patient visits required for complex implant placement treatment by more than half, from eight visits to just three.
by Dr. Neal Patel
Dr. Neal Patel discusses how digital technology has changed clinical dentistry and illustrates how the components of a digital platform can cut the number of patient visits required for complex implant placement treatment by more than half, from eight visits to just three.
Overhauling the ‘Corrective Action Plan’ Paul Edwards, CEO and co-founder of CEDR HR Solutions, explains how dentists can overhaul the traditional “corrective action plan” and use a model known as progressive corrective coaching to improve team performance—and protect their practices.
by Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards, CEO and co-founder of CEDR HR Solutions, explains how dentists can overhaul the traditional “corrective action plan” and use a model known as progressive corrective coaching to improve team performance—and protect their practices.
How’s Your (Financial) Health? In this midyear financial health checkup, Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier discusses the three most important areas of a dental practice that owners need invest in for positive returns.
by Jay Geier
In this midyear financial health checkup, Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier discusses the three most important areas of a dental practice that owners need invest in for positive returns.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Dental Insurance—It Figures As Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains, dentists must know their practice numbers before deciding whether to stop accepting PPO dental insurance plans.
by Dr. Howard Farran
As Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains, dentists must know their practice numbers before deciding whether to stop accepting PPO dental insurance plans.
Professional Courtesy: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi shares the importance of building trust with your patients and how that can lead to more dental treatment acceptance and less skepticism.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi shares the importance of building trust with your patients and how that can lead to more dental treatment acceptance and less skepticism.
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.
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.
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: Practice Management Software 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 practice management software.
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 practice management software.
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Message Boards
Improving Confidence After receiving the same critiques from multiple patients, this young Townie wants to know how to come across as more confident.
After receiving the same critiques from multiple patients, this young Townie wants to know how to come across as more confident.
Invasion of Biologic Width? An aging PFM crown and inflamed, purplish gums have this Townie asking the community for advice.
An aging PFM crown and inflamed, purplish gums have this Townie asking the community for advice.
Last Minute Cancellations After a flurry of dropped appointments, a Townie comes to the boards looking for help—and practice management consultant Sandy Pardue delivers.
After a flurry of dropped appointments, a Townie comes to the boards looking for help—and practice management consultant Sandy Pardue delivers.

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