Dentaltown Magazine - May 2022

Articles
Fit to Print (Part 2) Interest in in-office aligner (IOA) systems is growing in the dental community, yet a limited number of providers have implemented this system in their practices. In the second part of his series, Dr. Rooz Khosravi breaks down parts of an IOA system and provides readers with essential information on how they can build one in their own practices.
by Dr. Rooz Khosravi
Interest in in-office aligner (IOA) systems is growing in the dental community, yet a limited number of providers have implemented this system in their practices. In the second part of his series, Dr. Rooz Khosravi breaks down parts of an IOA system and provides readers with essential information on how they can build one in their own practices.
Time Is Money Dr. Oluyemi Workman, who owns two dental practices in Georgia, and Phil Workman, the practices’ director of operations, discuss the questions that a practice owner should consider if they’re thinking about partnering with an outside company to offer patients pay-overtime financing for dental treatment, and the key metrics they use to assess whether the plan is working for the practice.
by Dr. Oluyemi Workman and Phil Workman
Dr. Oluyemi Workman, who owns two dental practices in Georgia, and Phil Workman, the practices’ director of operations, discuss the questions that a practice owner should consider if they’re thinking about partnering with an outside company to offer patients pay-overtime financing for dental treatment, and the key metrics they use to assess whether the plan is working for the practice.
Office Visit: Dr. Delaney Spaulding Shortly after this young Townie purchased her Hoover, Alabama, practice in June 2020, she discovered she was pregnant. To help ensure she could thrive at being both a dentist and a mother, she bought the condo above her office and transformed it into a staffed child care center and employee lounge.
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
Shortly after this young Townie purchased her Hoover, Alabama, practice in June 2020, she discovered she was pregnant. To help ensure she could thrive at being both a dentist and a mother, she bought the condo above her office and transformed it into a staffed child care center and employee lounge.
Take Control of Your Debt and Yourself Debt expenses hemorrhage from so many places on a profit-and-loss statement, which is why it can be difficult to recognize the aggregate impact of debt on your bottom line. Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier discusses the most common types of debt associated with a dental practice, and the steps dentists need to take to pay them off.
by Jay Geier
Debt expenses hemorrhage from so many places on a profit-and-loss statement, which is why it can be difficult to recognize the aggregate impact of debt on your bottom line. Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier discusses the most common types of debt associated with a dental practice, and the steps dentists need to take to pay them off.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Ask Away—I'll Answer In the first installment of a new video series, Dr. Howard Farran discusses hygienist compensation structures. Learn how to submit your own questions for him to answer personally!
by Dr. Howard Farran
In the first installment of a new video series, Dr. Howard Farran discusses hygienist compensation structures. Learn how to submit your own questions for him to answer personally!
Professional Courtesy: Perks or Power? Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi weighs both sides of the issue new graduates face when leaving dental school and facing the choice between corporate life and private practice.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi weighs both sides of the issue new graduates face when leaving dental school and facing the choice between corporate life and private practice.
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: Orthodontics and 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 orthodontics and 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 orthodontics and sleep dentistry.
Case Too Difficult? Townies provide instrument advice for a dentist just beginning his oral surgery journey.
Townies provide instrument advice for a dentist just beginning his oral surgery journey.
Anterior Adjacent Implants While the patient is happy with the outcome, this Townie looks for answers as to why this implant result wasn’t more ideal.
While the patient is happy with the outcome, this Townie looks for answers as to why this implant result wasn’t more ideal.
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