Dentaltown Magazine - October 2022

Articles
Office Visit: Dr. Tom Novak After spending a quarter-century in the same office, this Texas Townie began planning the practice of his dreams. We tour Dr. Tom Novak’s new 12-operatory facility, discuss how his love
of digital scanning and zirconium made him an implant restoration expert, and discover how he found himself wearing a wire for the FBI to expose a scam targeting fellow dentists.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
After spending a quarter-century in the same office, this Texas Townie began planning the practice of his dreams. We tour Dr. Tom Novak’s new 12-operatory facility, discuss how his love of digital scanning and zirconium made him an implant restoration expert, and discover how he found himself wearing a wire for the FBI to expose a scam targeting fellow dentists.
Creating an Affordable, Aesthetic Same-Day Full-Arch Prosthetic Dr. Grant Olson explains the technology and simplified restorative protocols that help dentists create same-day, immediate-load implant-retained prosthetics that are strong, aesthetic and cost-effective.
by Dr. Grant Olson
Dr. Grant Olson explains the technology and simplified restorative protocols that help dentists create same-day, immediate-load implant-retained prosthetics that are strong, aesthetic and cost-effective.
Turn Record Production Into Maximum Profit Certified public accountant Angie Svitak explains how dentists can implement a growth strategy that sidesteps inflation but doesn’t rely solely on increasing production.
by Angie Svitak
Certified public accountant Angie Svitak explains how dentists can implement a growth strategy that sidesteps inflation but doesn’t rely solely on increasing production.
Fight Off These Fear Factors Dental practice owners are often more likely to invest in new technology than employee training, which Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier says can be a mistake. Geier recaps the five most common reasons practice owners are afraid to invest in training, and explains new ways at looking at the issues.
by Jay Geier
Dental practice owners are often more likely to invest in new technology than employee training, which Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier says can be a mistake. Geier recaps the five most common reasons practice owners are afraid to invest in training, and explains new ways at looking at the issues.
Beyond Boundaries For seven of the past 10 years, Dr. Bob Koff has worked seasonally at McMurdo Station, a research station run operated through the U.S. Antarctic Program. Turns out, that’s only one of several dozen international locations he’s visited and practiced in.
by Sam Mittelsteadt, editor & creative director
For seven of the past 10 years, Dr. Bob Koff has worked seasonally at McMurdo Station, a research station run operated through the U.S. Antarctic Program. Turns out, that’s only one of several dozen international locations he’s visited and practiced in.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Efficiency Isn’t Everything Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses the importance of having properly trained, empathetic communicators working at the front desk to ensure a seamless patient experience from the first call onward.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses the importance of having properly trained, empathetic communicators working at the front desk to ensure a seamless patient experience from the first call onward.
Departments
Professional Courtesy: The Magic of Mentorship Having a mentor can help you navigate difficult decisions and share valuable lessons. Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi shares his thoughts on mentorship and how Dentaltown can help both mentors and mentees.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Having a mentor can help you navigate difficult decisions and share valuable lessons. Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi shares his thoughts on mentorship and how Dentaltown can help both mentors and mentees.
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.
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: Labs 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 labs.
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 labs.
Product Profile: Hahn Tapered Implant System Treat more patients, lower your costs
Treat more patients, lower your costs
Product Profile: Solo Sensor Premium sensor. Seamless integration
Premium sensor. Seamless integration
Product Profile: OraFit Clear Aligners Straight talk about straight teeth
Straight talk about straight teeth
Product Profile: BioRoot Flow Success made easy for everyone
Success made easy for everyone
Dentally Incorrect  Episode guide for
House of the Dentist:
Filling & Blood
Episode guide for House of the Dentist: Filling & Blood
Message Boards
Another Fracture Case—Needing Advice  A Townie asks for advice regarding a badly broken tooth, gets help and comes back with an update 10 days later
A Townie asks for advice regarding a badly broken tooth, gets help and comes back with an update 10 days later
SRP Being Denied Townies open up about insurance coding and the future of SRP treatments
Townies open up about insurance coding and the future of SRP treatments
Warfarin Protocol Townies discuss possible contraindications and considerations of a popular blood thinner
Townies discuss possible contraindications and considerations of a popular blood thinner
Dental Assistant Needs a Month Off One doctor’s dilemma inspires a discussion about staffing solutions
One doctor’s dilemma inspires a discussion about staffing solutions

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