Dentaltown Magazine - September 2021

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Show Your Work: Warm Up to Something New Dr. Ron Kaminer illustrates the use of a thermoviscous nanohybrid composite that was developed specifically to be heated for ease of placement in a bulk fashion.
by Dr. Ron Kaminer
Dr. Ron Kaminer illustrates the use of a thermoviscous nanohybrid composite that was developed specifically to be heated for ease of placement in a bulk fashion.
Office Visit: Dr. Grant Olson This Missouri dentist’s plans for a supersized second practice caused a commotion on Dentaltown’s message boards after Townies watched a walkthrough video of the construction in progress: The forum thread racked up 10,600+ views and 460+ posts over just four months! Now that Dr. Grant Olson’s $15 million, 29,000-square-foot practice is open, we tour the facility and learn more about how it reflects his large-scale ambitions and visions for the future of private practice dentistry.
by Sam Mittelsteadt, editor
This Missouri dentist’s plans for a supersized second practice caused a commotion on Dentaltown’s message boards after Townies watched a walkthrough video of the construction in progress: The forum thread racked up 10,600+ views and 460+ posts over just four months! Now that Dr. Grant Olson’s $15 million, 29,000-square-foot practice is open, we tour the facility and learn more about how it reflects his large-scale ambitions and visions for the future of private practice dentistry.
Dueling Lasers Dr. Samuel B. Low explains the differences between the most common types of lasers used for gingival treatment today and shares a case study
by Dr. Samuel B. Low
Dr. Samuel B. Low explains the differences between the most common types of lasers used for gingival treatment today and shares a case study
Rolling Back ‘The Cloud’ What’s the difference between “hosted” vs. SaaS (software as a service)? What’s a “hybrid cloud”? Accurate and complete knowledge helps when dentists are making decisions for their practice, so we break down some of the buzzwords and jargon related to cloud-based software and computing.
by Andrew Malcolmson
What’s the difference between “hosted” vs. SaaS (software as a service)? What’s a “hybrid cloud”? Accurate and complete knowledge helps when dentists are making decisions for their practice, so we break down some of the buzzwords and jargon related to cloud-based software and computing.
Keep Your Story Straight When it comes to employee separations, firings are, by far, the riskiest. HR expert Paul Edwards explains how practice owners can help control the narrative of employee termination through preventive action, risk assessment, accurate communication and more.
by Paul Edwards
When it comes to employee separations, firings are, by far, the riskiest. HR expert Paul Edwards explains how practice owners can help control the narrative of employee termination through preventive action, risk assessment, accurate communication and more.
Play Your Cards Right Dr. Jason Annan has been leveraging dental office overhead costs to earn hundreds of thousands of credit card rewards points, then converting the points into truly valuable assets. This Townie shares some of his top tips and advice so readers can parlay their own bills into bonus miles and other benefits.
by Dr. Jason Annan
Dr. Jason Annan has been leveraging dental office overhead costs to earn hundreds of thousands of credit card rewards points, then converting the points into truly valuable assets. This Townie shares some of his top tips and advice so readers can parlay their own bills into bonus miles and other benefits.
Staffing Up Today’s job market is different: COVID-19 has forever raised the bar on recruiting and retaining good people. As Scheduling Institute founder and CEO Jay Geier explains, if dentists expect to attract and keep the level of talent they need to run a profitable and growing practice, they’ll need to step up their people game.
by Jay Geier
Today’s job market is different: COVID-19 has forever raised the bar on recruiting and retaining good people. As Scheduling Institute founder and CEO Jay Geier explains, if dentists expect to attract and keep the level of talent they need to run a profitable and growing practice, they’ll need to step up their people game.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Dentistry Is a Numbers Game Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains why if you’re not examining your data to direct your practice’s path to progress, you’re not playing to win.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains why if you’re not examining your data to direct your practice’s path to progress, you’re not playing to win.
Professional Courtesy: Joyful Dentistry Chances are you’ve unfortunately experienced burnout at some point in your career. Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi shares some tips to keep burnout at bay and “spark joy” daily.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Chances are you’ve unfortunately experienced burnout at some point in your career. Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi shares some tips to keep burnout at bay and “spark joy” daily.
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: Lasers 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 lasers.
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 lasers.
Dentally Incorrect  Dental Humor With Bite
Dental Humor With Bite
Message Boards
Oral Pathology We take a look at some of the most complex oral pathology cases on the message boards and their diagnoses.
We take a look at some of the most complex oral pathology cases on the message boards and their diagnoses.
Endodontic Healing Townies share some of their most interesting endo cases and follow-ups.
Townies share some of their most interesting endo cases and follow-ups.

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