Dentaltown Magazine - January 2022

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Office Visit: Dr. Eric Steinbach In addition to his private practice with two Brooklyn locations, this Townie, who’s known for his cosmetic dentistry work, is also the team dentist for the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team. In our exclusive Q&A, he discusses what he learned during his early years as an associate in two corporate dentistry offices, his tips for general dentists looking to up their aesthetic game, and his “dream team” of mentors and instructors, and his can’t-practice-without products and instruments.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
In addition to his private practice with two Brooklyn locations, this Townie, who’s known for his cosmetic dentistry work, is also the team dentist for the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team. In our exclusive Q&A, he discusses what he learned during his early years as an associate in two corporate dentistry offices, his tips for general dentists looking to up their aesthetic game, and his “dream team” of mentors and instructors, and his can’t-practice-without products and instruments.
Autogenous Soft Tissue Grafting  Two of the most common soft-tissue grafting techniques available today are connective tissue grafts and free gingival grafts. Periodontist Dr. David Paulson explains the distinguishing differences between the two in regard to indications and techniques, and how to determine which technique is more appropriate for each particular clinical situation.
by Dr. David Paulson
Two of the most common soft-tissue grafting techniques available today are connective tissue grafts and free gingival grafts. Periodontist Dr. David Paulson explains the distinguishing differences between the two in regard to indications and techniques, and how to determine which technique is more appropriate for each particular clinical situation.
Taking It In-House Dr. Joe Westbury walks readers through the research, planning and effort that was involved in building a lab for his practice, including a milling machine. He also shares case studies that illustrate what he’s been able to create with this technology. (“The ability to control everything from start to finish is priceless,” he says.)
by Dr. Joe Westbury
Dr. Joe Westbury walks readers through the research, planning and effort that was involved in building a lab for his practice, including a milling machine. He also shares case studies that illustrate what he’s been able to create with this technology. (“The ability to control everything from start to finish is priceless,” he says.)
Turning On the Dental Overhead Light Dr. Claudia T. Le shares some of the steps she implemented to bring down her overhead costs in accounts receivable, labor, supplies and more, effectively increasing her practice net income by $1,000 a day.
by Dr. Claudia T. Le
Dr. Claudia T. Le shares some of the steps she implemented to bring down her overhead costs in accounts receivable, labor, supplies and more, effectively increasing her practice net income by $1,000 a day.
Earn Trust, Then Compliance Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains the importance of building rapport with patients, which helps you persuade them to do the right thing when it comes time to accept your suggested treatment.
by Jay Geier
Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains the importance of building rapport with patients, which helps you persuade them to do the right thing when it comes time to accept your suggested treatment.
A Team Wins Playing 1-On-1 Dr. Tim Goodheart discusses the importance of scheduling one-on-one meetings with staffers, and several benefits that should result from scheduling and using these meetings effectively.
by Dr. Tim Goodheart
Dr. Tim Goodheart discusses the importance of scheduling one-on-one meetings with staffers, and several benefits that should result from scheduling and using these meetings effectively.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Coach Your Team to Success Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains why dentists need to step up their game when it comes to addressing employee issues.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains why dentists need to step up their game when it comes to addressing employee issues.
Professional Courtesy: Losing It Is Just the Beginning Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi details his weight loss journey and shares how important it is to make changes in your life regardless of whether it’s the beginning, middle or end of the year.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi details his weight loss journey and shares how important it is to make changes in your life regardless of whether it’s the beginning, middle or end of the year.
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.
Poll: Sleep Dentistry 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 sleep dentistry.
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 sleep dentistry.
Dentally Incorrect  Dental humor with bite
Dental humor with bite
Message Boards
Crown Lengthening or Not Townies discuss whether crown lengthening would be an appropriate option in certain situations.
Townies discuss whether crown lengthening would be an appropriate option in certain situations.
Fixing a Natural Open Contact A patient develops troubling open contacts after molar removals, so this doc shares details to gain insight from other Townies
A patient develops troubling open contacts after molar removals, so this doc shares details to gain insight from other Townies
Golden Handcuffs/How To Retain an Associate Long Term This doc wonders which incentives can keep a full-time associate from flying the coop
This doc wonders which incentives can keep a full-time associate from flying the coop
Upper All-on-4: Fast Track Workflow A helpful Townie shares a fully-documented, implant-supported denture case and sticks around to answer treatment questions
A helpful Townie shares a fully-documented, implant-supported denture case and sticks around to answer treatment questions

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