Free Dentaltown Webcast: 3 Cheers for 3D – Cone Beam Imaging for All!
1.5 hours live CE • September 28th, 5 pm PT
Register Now

Dentaltown Magazine - September 2022

Articles
Show Your Work: Minimally Restoring Severe Tooth Surface Loss Dr. Joe Whitehouse shares a case study of a patient whose tooth surface loss was treated using minimally invasive techniques. Instead of removing even more enamel, he started with orthodontics to move the teeth into better position to receive three-quarter wrapped restorations.
by Dr. Joe Whitehouse
Dr. Joe Whitehouse shares a case study of a patient whose tooth surface loss was treated using minimally invasive techniques. Instead of removing even more enamel, he started with orthodontics to move the teeth into better position to receive three-quarter wrapped restorations.
Office Visit: Dr. Catharine Song This Townie studied architecture and fine arts before transitioning into dentistry and later opening a practice in the heart of Beverly Hills. In this month’s Q&A, she talks about what it takes to thrive in such a competitive market, how her art background leads to better patient outcomes, which skills are paramount for practice success and more.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
This Townie studied architecture and fine arts before transitioning into dentistry and later opening a practice in the heart of Beverly Hills. In this month’s Q&A, she talks about what it takes to thrive in such a competitive market, how her art background leads to better patient outcomes, which skills are paramount for practice success and more.
A Great First Impression Indirect restorative dentistry presents dentists with many options in regard to technique, materials and acquisition of a final impression.
Dr. Chad C. Duplantis discusses aspects that help provide predictable results, regardless of the mode of acquisition.
by Dr. Chad C. Duplantis
Indirect restorative dentistry presents dentists with many options in regard to technique, materials and acquisition of a final impression. Dr. Chad C. Duplantis discusses aspects that help provide predictable results, regardless of the mode of acquisition.
Giving Thanks by Giving Back Dr. Ed Kusek shares the case study of the first patient treated through a program developed by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Foundation—a 73-year-old veteran who received five new implants and a zirconium hybrid appliance.
by Dr. Ed Kusek
Dr. Ed Kusek shares the case study of the first patient treated through a program developed by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation—a 73-year-old veteran who received five new implants and a zirconium hybrid appliance.
Orofacial Function, Sleep, Airway and Health As more research is released about the correlation between oral dysfunction and airway and sleep, it’s important to take note of warning signs in patients. Myofunctional therapist Kelley Quolas explains what dental teams should be on the lookout for and the specialists to refer to, including sleep specialists, ENTs
or allergists, and orofacial myofunctional therapists.
by Kelley Quolas
As more research is released about the correlation between oral dysfunction and airway and sleep, it’s important to take note of warning signs in patients. Myofunctional therapist Kelley Quolas explains what dental teams should be on the lookout for and the specialists to refer to, including sleep specialists, ENTs or allergists, and orofacial myofunctional therapists.
One Pivot Can Change Your Game Being a good clinician is no longer enough to guarantee
success in dentistry. Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier
discusses the benefi ts that come when doctors supplement
their clinical skills with patient-focused, business-building
strategies.
by Jay Geier
Being a good clinician is no longer enough to guarantee success in dentistry. Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier discusses the benefi ts that come when doctors supplement their clinical skills with patient-focused, business-building strategies.
Columns
Howard Speaks: How Will Inflation Affect Dentistry? Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran, who grew up during high inflation in the 1970s and early ’80s, discusses what he learned back then and how he has applied those principles to how he lives now.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran, who grew up during high inflation in the 1970s and early ’80s, discusses what he learned back then and how he has applied those principles to how he lives now.
Professional Courtesy: The Pursuit of Perfection Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi discusses a practical, applicable approach to practicing as perfectly as one can in the face of imperfect odds.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi discusses a practical, applicable approach to practicing as perfectly as one can in the face of imperfect odds.
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.
Poll: Radiology and Pathology 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 radiology and pathology.
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 radiology and pathology.
Product Profile: Z-Twist Weave, GingiPaste Effective and gentle gingival retraction from Gingi-Pak
Effective and gentle gingival retraction from Gingi-Pak
Dentally Incorrect  What Your Dog Breed Says About You and Your Practice
What Your Dog Breed Says About You and Your Practice
Message Boards
Input Appreciated on How To Do Adult Pulpectomies Townies provide real-time feedback and help a doc through an unfamiliar endo procedure.
Townies provide real-time feedback and help a doc through an unfamiliar endo procedure.
Please Help! Very Stressed About a Possible Failing RCT Townies mitigate a possible endo disaster, and the OP closes the case with a final update.
Townies mitigate a possible endo disaster, and the OP closes the case with a final update.
What Is a Typical Salary for an Associate Dentist? Five years removed from dental school, this Townie seeks advice regarding associate pay and managing expectations.
Five years removed from dental school, this Townie seeks advice regarding associate pay and managing expectations.

Sponsors
Townie Perks
Sally Gross, Member Services Specialist
Phone: +1-480-445-9710
Email: sally@farranmedia.com
©2022 Dentaltown, a division of Farran Media • All Rights Reserved
9633 S. 48th Street Suite 200 • Phoenix, AZ 85044 • Phone:+1-480-598-0001 • Fax:+1-480-598-3450