Dentaltown Magazine - November 2022

Articles
Office Visit: Dr. LeRoy Horton This implant practitioner, who has written several CE courses for Dentaltown, recently sold his two dental practices and returned to school so he can earn a certificate in periodontics and a master’s degree in periodontal science. In our exclusive Q&A, he explains what his long-term goals are—and how even now, he’s “making more than I would if I were a GP doing bread-and-butter dentistry work.”
by Sam Mittelsteadt, editor & creative director
This implant practitioner, who has written several CE courses for Dentaltown, recently sold his two dental practices and returned to school so he can earn a certificate in periodontics and a master’s degree in periodontal science. In our exclusive Q&A, he explains what his long-term goals are—and how even now, he’s “making more than I would if I were a GP doing bread-and-butter dentistry work.”
Calibrated Implant Pin Control Drs. Levente and Catherine Foley Bodak-Gyovai discuss using calibrated implant pin control when placing implants without the use of complex computerized systems, and share case studies.
by Drs. Levente and Catherine Foley Bodak-Gyovai
Drs. Levente and Catherine Foley Bodak-Gyovai discuss using calibrated implant pin control when placing implants without the use of complex computerized systems, and share case studies.
Whitening Emulsions: A Case Study Dr. Jeanette MacLean shares a case study and assessment of the latest entry into the field of over-the-counter whitening products—brush-on emulsions.
by Dr. Jeanette MacLean
Dr. Jeanette MacLean shares a case study and assessment of the latest entry into the field of over-the-counter whitening products—brush-on emulsions.
Teach-Back Talks Dr. Tim Goodheart explains how to incorporate the “teach-back” method into communications with patients, which reduces the chance of them misinterpreting a dentist or staff member’s advice and suggestions—which in turn reduces the chances of doctor-patient conflict.
by Dr. Tim Goodheart
Dr. Tim Goodheart explains how to incorporate the “teach-back” method into communications with patients, which reduces the chance of them misinterpreting a dentist or staff member’s advice and suggestions—which in turn reduces the chances of doctor-patient conflict.
Non-Fungible Dentistry As Dr. John A. Wilde explains, even with the challenges facing dentists today, it’s still possible to create a uniquely successful practice and transform your life’s work into an exciting and rewarding journey.
by Dr. John A. Wilde
As Dr. John A. Wilde explains, even with the challenges facing dentists today, it’s still possible to create a uniquely successful practice and transform your life’s work into an exciting and rewarding journey.
The Power of Positive Confrontation Eventually, dentists will need to have an uncomfortable conversation—with a team member, a patient or even themselves. Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier suggests it doesn’t have to be a stressful conflict. Bringing a situation to someone’s attention can lead to behavior change more easily than you might think!
by Jay Geier
Eventually, dentists will need to have an uncomfortable conversation—with a team member, a patient or even themselves. Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier suggests it doesn’t have to be a stressful conflict. Bringing a situation to someone’s attention can lead to behavior change more easily than you might think!
Columns
Howard Speaks: Is It Time To Reconsider Going Out of Network? Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explores whether 2023 is the year you should sever the relationship with your least-rewarding PPO or dental insurer.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explores whether 2023 is the year you should sever the relationship with your least-rewarding PPO or dental insurer.
Professional Courtesy: Make Plans To Upgrade Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi lays out the key pieces of tech dentists might consider adopting to stay on pace with patient expectations and deliver the highest quality of care.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi lays out the key pieces of tech dentists might consider adopting to stay on pace with patient expectations and deliver the highest quality of care.
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: Finance 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 finance.
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 finance.
Product Profile: GrandioSO Restorative Material Voco: Because being the most toothlike composite matters.
Voco: Because being the most toothlike composite matters.
Product Profile: OsteoGen Bone Grafting Plug Impladent Ltd: One-step bone grafting solution for socket preservation without a membrane
Impladent Ltd: One-step bone grafting solution for socket preservation without a membrane
Dentally Incorrect: High Altitude, Low Pain Tolerance This patient, who went hiking after a root canal, says he won’t make that mistake twice
by Jack Ammerman
This patient, who went hiking after a root canal, says he won’t make that mistake twice
Message Boards
Food Entrapment on Lower RPD A removable partial denture is proving problematic for a patient and this Townie is on the hunt for solutions
A removable partial denture is proving problematic for a patient and this Townie is on the hunt for solutions
Loose Bridge A patient’s faulty bridge presents a problem for Townies to consider: Replace with like or offer a whole new treatment?
A patient’s faulty bridge presents a problem for Townies to consider: Replace with like or offer a whole new treatment?
When To Intervene on Marginal Ridge Fractures A doc looks for tips on hunting decay and a Townie steps up with great case photos and advice
A doc looks for tips on hunting decay and a Townie steps up with great case photos and advice

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