Dentaltown Magazine - December 2021

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Office Visit: Dr. Ross Oberschlake The grand prize winner in our 2021 Townie Choice Awards voter contest, this Waukesha, Wisconsin, dentist is an active member of the Dentaltown message boards who says he doesn’t know how he got through dental school without the Dentaltown community. This Townie describes dentistry as “the perfect blend of artistry and medicine” and shares why he thinks CE is so important for dentists at all stages (and some tips he learned from his dinner with Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran).
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
The grand prize winner in our 2021 Townie Choice Awards voter contest, this Waukesha, Wisconsin, dentist is an active member of the Dentaltown message boards who says he doesn’t know how he got through dental school without the Dentaltown community. This Townie describes dentistry as “the perfect blend of artistry and medicine” and shares why he thinks CE is so important for dentists at all stages (and some tips he learned from his dinner with Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran).
Let's Get Digital A fully digital workflow “allows so many opportunities for solving problems in new ways,” says Dr. Robin Henderson, who likes how it gives her both control and creativity when it comes to treating patients—not just in the restorations themselves but even more so in treatment planning. She shares a case study to illustrate the process, from intraoral scans and CBCT imaging through 3D printing of models and aligners and CAD/CAM-produced implants.
by Dr. Robin Henderson
A fully digital workflow “allows so many opportunities for solving problems in new ways,” says Dr. Robin Henderson, who likes how it gives her both control and creativity when it comes to treating patients—not just in the restorations themselves but even more so in treatment planning. She shares a case study to illustrate the process, from intraoral scans and CBCT imaging through 3D printing of models and aligners and CAD/CAM-produced implants.
Seeing Is Believing North Dakota dentist Dr. Kirsten Andrews says upgrading to CBCT comes with a price tag, but the technology helped transform her dental practice and created a great opportunity for growth. To illustrate this, she shares three case studies in which CBCT imaging helped her see issues that likely would have been misdiagnosed otherwise.
by Dr. Kristen Andrews
North Dakota dentist Dr. Kirsten Andrews says upgrading to CBCT comes with a price tag, but the technology helped transform her dental practice and created a great opportunity for growth. To illustrate this, she shares three case studies in which CBCT imaging helped her see issues that likely would have been misdiagnosed otherwise.
The Rules of the Game Independent practice owners usually fall into one of a few different categories, and how they define their role informs which steps they should take to help improve the success of their business. In the final installment of this series, Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains what dentists in each category need to be aware of before a buyer makes an offer.
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 take to help improve the success of their business. In the final installment of this series, Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains what dentists in each category need to be aware of before a buyer makes an offer.
2021 Townie Choice Awards After Townies cast their ballots for their favorite dental services and products, we tallied the results. Now it’s time to announce the winners of the 2021 Townie Choice Awards!
After Townies cast their ballots for their favorite dental services and products, we tallied the results. Now it’s time to announce the winners of the 2021 Townie Choice Awards!
Columns
Howard Speaks: Make a Different Kind of 5-Year Plan Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains why all of your treatment plans should consist of work that’s capable of lasting at least five years.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains why all of your treatment plans should consist of work that’s capable of lasting at least five years.
Professional Courtesy: The PPO Pay Cut As the new year comes to an end, Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi shares how he plans to deal with increased overhead in 2022—starting with dropping
one or more of the four PPOs he participates in.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
As the new year comes to an end, Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi shares how he plans to deal with increased overhead in 2022—starting with dropping one or more of the four PPOs he participates in.
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.
Townie Poll: Clinical Technology 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 clinical technology.
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 clinical technology.
Message Boards
Trying To Push Myself and Pushed Myself Too Far. OMFS Bailed Me Out. Help Me Out for Next Time? This Townie looks for some tips on how to handle difficult extractions without referring out
This Townie looks for some tips on how to handle difficult extractions without referring out
Worn Dentition, Composite Rehab Check out this treatment where composite materials made for a great alternative to an otherwise costly case
Check out this treatment where composite materials made for a great alternative to an otherwise costly case

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