Dentaltown Magazine - November 2021

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4 Laws & That Ensure Better Clinical Photography Dr. Glenn Krieger, who’s been teaching hands-on clinical photography courses for more than 20 years, shares his “four laws” that help dentists and their staff members get better images—and explains how to discuss the photos with patients to increase acceptance.
by Dr. Glenn Krieger
Dr. Glenn Krieger, who’s been teaching hands-on clinical photography courses for more than 20 years, shares his “four laws” that help dentists and their staff members get better images—and explains how to discuss the photos with patients to increase acceptance.
Ultrasonic Cavitation and Peri-Implantitis Despite several protocols being proposed, no single method has been proven to be superior for decontaminating implant surfaces, which helps patients minimize peri-implantitis. Periodontist Dr. Giacomo Tarquini discusses the use of ultrasonic cavitation, which has shown to be highly effective in removing biofilms from substrate at the microscopic level, with no damage to the underlying surface.
by Dr. Giacomo Tarquini
Despite several protocols being proposed, no single method has been proven to be superior for decontaminating implant surfaces, which helps patients minimize peri-implantitis. Periodontist Dr. Giacomo Tarquini discusses the use of ultrasonic cavitation, which has shown to be highly effective in removing biofilms from substrate at the microscopic level, with no damage to the underlying surface.
Plan Your Perio Program Developing and maintaining a periodontal care program in a general dental practice requires a few core mindset principles to be shared by the entire team. Dental hygiene coach Rachel Wall, RDH, discusses the most common obstacles to implementing a successful perio program, and how to overcome them.
by Rachel Wall, RDH, BS
Developing and maintaining a periodontal care program in a general dental practice requires a few core mindset principles to be shared by the entire team. Dental hygiene coach Rachel Wall, RDH, discusses the most common obstacles to implementing a successful perio program, and how to overcome them.
One and Done Dentists are often told that opening an additional practice will lead to greater success, income and happiness—but if those practices aren’t set up well, there’s a good chance the inverse could be the actual result. Dr. Adrienne M. Hedrick shares her first-person story about opening, and then closing, her second (and third) practices, and the most important things her fellow dentists should consider before taking that step themselves.
by Dr. Adrienne M. Hedrick
Dentists are often told that opening an additional practice will lead to greater success, income and happiness—but if those practices aren’t set up well, there’s a good chance the inverse could be the actual result. Dr. Adrienne M. Hedrick shares her first-person story about opening, and then closing, her second (and third) practices, and the most important things her fellow dentists should consider before taking that step themselves.
What Game Are You Playing? Independent practice owners usually fall into one of a few different categories, and how they define their role informs which steps they should be taking to help improve the success of their business. In Part 1 of a two-part series, Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier starts the conversation about how dentists in each category can best position themselves for when it’s time to sell their practice.
by Jay Geier
Independent practice owners usually fall into one of a few different categories, and how they define their role informs which steps they should be taking to help improve the success of their business. In Part 1 of a two-part series, Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier starts the conversation about how dentists in each category can best position themselves for when it’s time to sell their practice.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Getting to ‘Yes’ By Tracking ‘No’ Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains the importance of getting to “yes” by tracking your “nos.”
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains the importance of getting to “yes” by tracking your “nos.”
Professional Courtesy: Money-Saving Manual Transmissions Hiring new employees doesn’t have to be costly and time-consuming. Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi shares how dentists can minimize the financial strain and wasted time with an in-depth operations manual.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Hiring new employees doesn’t have to be costly and time-consuming. Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi shares how dentists can minimize the financial strain and wasted time with an in-depth operations manual.
Departments
Continuing Education Update Dr. Howard Goldstein, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings and most popular courses.
by Dr. Howard Goldstein
Dr. Howard Goldstein, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings and most popular courses.
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: Finance Dentaltown's monthly dental poll reveals 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 finance.
Dentaltown's monthly dental poll reveals 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 finance.
Product Profile: Single-Use Aerosol Evacuator Hands-free device for aerosol reduction
Hands-free device for aerosol reduction
Dentally Incorrect  Dental humor with bite
Dental humor with bite
Message Boards
Does Giving a Raise Less Than $1/Hr Mean You Are a Cheapskate? Townies discuss the most effective ways to handle salary increases for their employees.
Townies discuss the most effective ways to handle salary increases for their employees.
Immediate Denture Hell Townies help this dentist navigate the tough terrain of prosthodontic cases.
Townies help this dentist navigate the tough terrain of prosthodontic cases.
How To Get a Natural-Looking Anterior Implant Crown Townies share how to achieve optimal results when using a titanium or gold abutment
Townies share how to achieve optimal results when using a titanium or gold abutment

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