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Dentaltown Magazine - October 2021

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Show Your Work: Don’t Slight Senior Care! Dr. Joe Whitehouse shares a case study in which he restored an elderly patient’s smile through a multicourse treatment that included CAMBRA, orthodontics, crowns and bridges.
by Dr. Joe Whitehouse
Dr. Joe Whitehouse shares a case study in which he restored an elderly patient’s smile through a multicourse treatment that included CAMBRA, orthodontics, crowns and bridges.
Office Visit: Dr. Tu-Anh Vu This young Townie was born in Vietnam and emigrated to the United States with her parents in 1992. In 2017, Vu purchased a practice in Brooklyn, New York, and was very hands-on with the renovations. In our Q&A, we learn how she paid off nearly $350,000 of student loans in just eight years while also growing her practice, and how she stays motivated day to day.
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
This young Townie was born in Vietnam and emigrated to the United States with her parents in 1992. In 2017, Vu purchased a practice in Brooklyn, New York, and was very hands-on with the renovations. In our Q&A, we learn how she paid off nearly $350,000 of student loans in just eight years while also growing her practice, and how she stays motivated day to day.
Weathering the Storm of Dental Hygiene Turnover Your hygienist might be feeling burned out: An estimated 8% have left the field since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and a recent survey indicates that 43% of them are open to a job change within the next year. Jodie Heimbach explains the steps dentists can take to protect their practice, their sanity and employee retention.
by Jodie Heimbach, RDH
Your hygienist might be feeling burned out: An estimated 8% have left the field since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and a recent survey indicates that 43% of them are open to a job change within the next year. Jodie Heimbach explains the steps dentists can take to protect their practice, their sanity and employee retention.
Going Live Dr. Cyndi Blalock, who leads a group of more than 2,500 entrepreneur dentists, explains why she thinks going live on Facebook is a great way to get your dental practice out there—but the most important thing you can do is create quality videos.
by Dr. Cyndi Blalock
Dr. Cyndi Blalock, who leads a group of more than 2,500 entrepreneur dentists, explains why she thinks going live on Facebook is a great way to get your dental practice out there—but the most important thing you can do is create quality videos.
Mastery in Times of Dental Patient Conflict As Dr. John A. Wilde explains, no level of effort and determination can assure perpetually perfect outcomes. When an unhappy patient arrives in the office, his four-step formula enables dentists to address the problem with proficiency and composure.
by Dr. John A. Wilde
As Dr. John A. Wilde explains, no level of effort and determination can assure perpetually perfect outcomes. When an unhappy patient arrives in the office, his four-step formula enables dentists to address the problem with proficiency and composure.
The Hardest Part of Dentistry As an unhappy young dentist, Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta was on the verge of quitting the profession altogether. But once she reconsidered what was most
important in her life, she set off in a new direction that still kept her treating patients and making a difference.
by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta
As an unhappy young dentist, Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta was on the verge of quitting the profession altogether. But once she reconsidered what was most important in her life, she set off in a new direction that still kept her treating patients and making a difference.
It's Go Time!—4th Quarter Dental Strategies Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains why it’s important to set aggressive goals for your fourth quarter—it can get you back on track for the overall year, or just build on the momentum you’ve already got going. His suggestions in five different categories can help dentists score big in 2021 and position them for a strong opening drive in 2022.
by Jay Geier
Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains why it’s important to set aggressive goals for your fourth quarter—it can get you back on track for the overall year, or just build on the momentum you’ve already got going. His suggestions in five different categories can help dentists score big in 2021 and position them for a strong opening drive in 2022.
Columns
Howard Speaks: You'll Manage! (Maybe) Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses some of the biggest mistakes he sees practice owners make when it comes to hiring new employees.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses some of the biggest mistakes he sees practice owners make when it comes to hiring new employees.
Professional Courtesy: What's Your Day Worth? Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi analyzes some recent ADA data to determine the relationship between a dentist’s income and their work schedule.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi analyzes some recent ADA data to determine the relationship between a dentist’s income and their work schedule.
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: Materials 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 materials.
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 materials.
Product Profile: Chrome GuidedSmile Digital, full-arch guided reconstruction
Digital, full-arch guided reconstruction
Product Profile: BruxZir Zirconia Shade Guide Shade-taking for BruxZir restorations
Shade-taking for BruxZir restorations
Product Profile: ProMate CL Minimize the risk of musculoskeletal disorders
Minimize the risk of musculoskeletal disorders
Message Boards
Second/Third Offices Versus Massive Taj Mahal Townies discuss the pros and cons of owning multiples offices or managing one large office
Townies discuss the pros and cons of owning multiples offices or managing one large office
Pediatric MODs. Do You Do Them? Townies engage in a very passionate discussion about various pediatric dentistry techniques.
Townies engage in a very passionate discussion about various pediatric dentistry techniques.
Would You Be OK With This Crown? Questionable crown work has this Townie wondering if the lab’s to blame or if he’s asking the impossible.
Questionable crown work has this Townie wondering if the lab’s to blame or if he’s asking the impossible.

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