Dentaltown Magazine - December 2022

Articles
Office Visit Dr. Michael Kelliher After more than 20 years as a practice owner, this Massachusetts Townie handed over the reins so he could enjoy the clinical side of the profession without the stress of running the business. In our exclusive Q&A, Dr. Michael Kelliher shares his experience and expertise, including why dentists should consider CAD/CAM, tips for restoring implants, and how to connect with today’s consumer-minded patients.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
After more than 20 years as a practice owner, this Massachusetts Townie handed over the reins so he could enjoy the clinical side of the profession without the stress of running the business. In our exclusive Q&A, Dr. Michael Kelliher shares his experience and expertise, including why dentists should consider CAD/CAM, tips for restoring implants, and how to connect with today’s consumer-minded patients.
Safer Pain Relief Dr. William Jacobson, author of the new <i>Clinical Dentistry Daily Reference Guide</i>, explores several real-life pain management scenarios dentists could face and shares suggestions to help them master the questions they’ll need to ask, and how to respond to the answers.
by Dr. William Jacobson
Dr. William Jacobson, author of the new Clinical Dentistry Daily Reference Guide, explores several real-life pain management scenarios dentists could face and shares suggestions to help them master the questions they’ll need to ask, and how to respond to the answers.
A Quick Front Fix Dr. Thomas Paumier discusses conservative replacement of anterior teeth with direct-bonded bridges, and includes several case studies as examples.
by Dr. Thomas Paumier
Dr. Thomas Paumier discusses conservative replacement of anterior teeth with direct-bonded bridges, and includes several case studies as examples.
4 Questions To Ask Before Hiring an Associate For dentists who are looking ahead to retirement, a smart transition plan is essential to ensure the hiring and full transition process goes smoothly. These four finance-related questions from Jason Smith, founder and CEO of Four Quadrants Advisory, will help dental practice owners determine what they need to know before they get started looking.
by Jason Smith
For dentists who are looking ahead to retirement, a smart transition plan is essential to ensure the hiring and full transition process goes smoothly. These four finance-related questions from Jason Smith, founder and CEO of Four Quadrants Advisory, will help dental practice owners determine what they need to know before they get started looking.
A Goal Without a Plan Is Just a Wish You’ve probably heard the aphorism “a goal without a plan is just a wish,” but not many people know how to set goals and plan the actions to help achieve them. In this article, Scheduling Institute founder and CEO Jay Geier explains how to create detailed action plans that allow readers to achieve their long-term goals.
by Jay Geier
You’ve probably heard the aphorism “a goal without a plan is just a wish,” but not many people know how to set goals and plan the actions to help achieve them. In this article, Scheduling Institute founder and CEO Jay Geier explains how to create detailed action plans that allow readers to achieve their long-term goals.
2022 Dental Townie Choice Awards 20 years after its inception, Townies are still casting their ballots each year for their favorite dental services and products. The results are in, and now it’s time to announce the winners of the 2022 Dental Townie Choice Awards!
20 years after its inception, Townies are still casting their ballots each year for their favorite dental services and products. The results are in, and now it’s time to announce the winners of the 2022 Dental Townie Choice Awards!
Columns
Howard Speaks: Finding It Hard To Hire? Think Higher. As Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains, respect and recognition for your dental team help ensure your practice can attract and retain great employees—which is a challenge for many practice owners today.
by Dr. Howard Farran
As Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains, respect and recognition for your dental team help ensure your practice can attract and retain great employees—which is a challenge for many practice owners today.
Professional Courtesy: Plug Into the Future Yes, digital technology is making it easier to create dental products like crowns, surgical guides and night guards in-house, but it’s still a challenge to find people who have the expertise to design them at the high quality dentistry demands. Dr. Thomas Giacobbi suggests one hybrid solution that would blend remote design with on-site manufacturing.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Yes, digital technology is making it easier to create dental products like crowns, surgical guides and night guards in-house, but it’s still a challenge to find people who have the expertise to design them at the high quality dentistry demands. Dr. Thomas Giacobbi suggests one hybrid solution that would blend remote design with on-site manufacturing.
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.
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.
Townie Poll: Implants 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 implants.
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 implants.
Message Boards
Ethical and Legal Obligations To Treat a Tooth for Free A Townie gets help navigating the space between what’s best for the patient and what’s best for the practice
A Townie gets help navigating the space between what’s best for the patient and what’s best for the practice
Gentleman With Some Wear on His Occlusal Surfaces A Townie shares a step-by-step composite case along with materials advice
A Townie shares a step-by-step composite case along with materials advice
Resolving Those Annoying Surprise Composite Voids A Townie shares a five-step process for better restorative results
A Townie shares a five-step process for better restorative results

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