Dentaltown Magazine - June 2022

Articles
Office Visit: Dr. Jarron Tawzer This Townie bought an office in Logan, Utah, that had been collecting only $250,000 a year, but after heavy investments in CBCT and more high-end
technology, he turned the location into a $2 million office. Now he’s expanding, training other dentists to place implants and opening a new school for dental assistants.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
This Townie bought an office in Logan, Utah, that had been collecting only $250,000 a year, but after heavy investments in CBCT and more high-end technology, he turned the location into a $2 million office. Now he’s expanding, training other dentists to place implants and opening a new school for dental assistants.
The ‘Smile Trial’ Before Dr. Tom Hughes tackles some restorative and cosmetic cases, he creates a temporary composite simulation veneer that allows the patient to take the proposed treatment for a test drive and visualize what the finished work would look like. He shares several cases in which he used the “Smile Trial” technique to generate high trust, high case acceptance and high satisfaction levels for patients and dentists alike.
by Dr. Tom Hughes
Before Dr. Tom Hughes tackles some restorative and cosmetic cases, he creates a temporary composite simulation veneer that allows the patient to take the proposed treatment for a test drive and visualize what the finished work would look like. He shares several cases in which he used the “Smile Trial” technique to generate high trust, high case acceptance and high satisfaction levels for patients and dentists alike.
Do Patients With Prosthetic Joints Need Antibiotics Before Invasive Dental Work? Dentists and orthopedic surgeons alike are often confused about whether patients with prosthetic joints should be prescribed antibiotic prophylaxis before invasive dental procedures. Dr. Thomas Paumier, a member of the panel that created the most recent ADA practice guidelines and appropriate use criteria, covers today’s recommendations.
by Dr. Thomas Paumier
Dentists and orthopedic surgeons alike are often confused about whether patients with prosthetic joints should be prescribed antibiotic prophylaxis before invasive dental procedures. Dr. Thomas Paumier, a member of the panel that created the most recent ADA practice guidelines and appropriate use criteria, covers today’s recommendations.
Think Bigger As a Business Owner When owners of small, independent dental practices choose not to grow their businesses, they limit their profit potential, which creates issues and risks that go along with a stagnant practice. We examine some of the misconceptions about larger-scale practices and refute some myths.
by Jay Geier
When owners of small, independent dental practices choose not to grow their businesses, they limit their profit potential, which creates issues and risks that go along with a stagnant practice. We examine some of the misconceptions about larger-scale practices and refute some myths.
Dental CE: In It for the Long Haul Dr. LeRoy Horton explores three common risk factors for peri-implantitis and explains why dentists should shift their preliminary concern when placing implants from concern about immediate success to a long-term vision that includes risk assessment and patient-specific treatment modifications.
by Dr. LeRoy Horton
Dr. LeRoy Horton explores three common risk factors for peri-implantitis and explains why dentists should shift their preliminary concern when placing implants from concern about immediate success to a long-term vision that includes risk assessment and patient-specific treatment modifications.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Your Team and Patients Are Your Responsibility A Townie recently asked Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran which aspects of practice ownership are essential for success but often overlooked. Can you guess which two he identified?
by Dr. Howard Farran
A Townie recently asked Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran which aspects of practice ownership are essential for success but often overlooked. Can you guess which two he identified?
Professional Courtesy: Shark Food or Garbage Patch? Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi offers three ideas that could help improve dentistry. Would you bite at any?
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi offers three ideas that could help improve dentistry. Would you bite at any?
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.
Poll: Practice Management Software 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 practice management software.
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 practice management software.
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Message Boards
All Things Associates Across a trio of boards, Townies discuss an array of issues.
Across a trio of boards, Townies discuss an array of issues.
Money Talks Townies share strategies on keeping, storing and saving cash.
Townies share strategies on keeping, storing and saving cash.
Using Greater Curve and Anchor Decay in a tricky spot prompts this Townie to access it via a novel approach.
Decay in a tricky spot prompts this Townie to access it via a novel approach.
Extras
Industry Insights: Simplifying Endodontic Irrigation A new single-bottle solution from Brasseler could eliminate the need to juggle bottles and syringes
Dr. Allen Ali Nasseh
A new single-bottle solution from Brasseler could eliminate the need to juggle bottles and syringes

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