Dentaltown Magazine - January 2023

Articles
Office Visit: Dr. Elizabeth DiBona After many years in a building that had been a scratch practice in the 1970s, this New Hampshire Townie and her architect husband drew up plans, purchased land and designed a new spot where she works alongside a team of general dentists and specialists.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
After many years in a building that had been a scratch practice in the 1970s, this New Hampshire Townie and her architect husband drew up plans, purchased land and designed a new spot where she works alongside a team of general dentists and specialists.
Cutting the Ties That Bind Dr. Ben Curtis shares case studies in which he used a laser to treat tongue-tie in a newborn and a 10-year-old patient. He also shares tips for identifying, managing and avoiding some surprises that pediatric patients might present, including Vitamin K status, bleeding conditions and floppy airways in newborns.
by Dr. Ben Curtis
Dr. Ben Curtis shares case studies in which he used a laser to treat tongue-tie in a newborn and a 10-year-old patient. He also shares tips for identifying, managing and avoiding some surprises that pediatric patients might present, including Vitamin K status, bleeding conditions and floppy airways in newborns.
Erupting Compromised Teeth for Restoration Dr. Joe Whitehouse, a proponent of minimally invasive dental procedures, explains when it makes sense to erupt compromised teeth that have very little clinical crown showing, which allows them to be treated with restorative work rather than being replaced with an implant.
by Dr. Joe Whitehouse
Dr. Joe Whitehouse, a proponent of minimally invasive dental procedures, explains when it makes sense to erupt compromised teeth that have very little clinical crown showing, which allows them to be treated with restorative work rather than being replaced with an implant.
A Purposeful Life After Dr. John A. Wilde “un-retired” and opened a new dental practice, he quickly realized the importance of defining the office’s purpose, mission and values—where his team shoul be headed, and the behaviors that would best accelerate their progress in that direction.
by Dr. John A. Wilde
After Dr. John A. Wilde “un-retired” and opened a new dental practice, he quickly realized the importance of defining the office’s purpose, mission and values—where his team shoul be headed, and the behaviors that would best accelerate their progress in that direction.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Get Active About Passive Income Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says dentists should be looking at, and investing in, proven sources of passive income long before it’s time to sell their practice and retire.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says dentists should be looking at, and investing in, proven sources of passive income long before it’s time to sell their practice and retire.
Professional Courtesy: Just Say No to Doom and Gloom Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi suggests some ways dentists can mentally and professionally prepare for the effects of an impending recession.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi suggests some ways dentists can mentally and professionally prepare for the effects of an impending recession.
Departments
Continuing Education Update: Implants Dr. Howard Goldstein, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings and most popular implant courses and more.
by Dr. Howard Goldstein
Dr. Howard Goldstein, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings and most popular implant courses and more.
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.
Townie Poll: Sleep Dentistry 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 sleep dentistry.
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 sleep dentistry.
Dentally Incorrect  Dental Offices of the Not-So-Distant Future
Dental Offices of the Not-So-Distant Future
Message Boards
Any Crazy and Funny Stories About Patients and Staff You Want To Share? From DIY root canals to attempted Parent Trap-style patient swaps, these Townies have seen it all
From DIY root canals to attempted Parent Trap-style patient swaps, these Townies have seen it all
Glass Ionomer/Open Sandwich Technique Failure A Townie showcases nearly 10 years of records to open a discussion on a restorative technique
A Townie showcases nearly 10 years of records to open a discussion on a restorative technique
SRP Before Osseous? A new associate with concerns about his office’s treatment policies gets Townie feedback.
A new associate with concerns about his office’s treatment policies gets Townie feedback.
Anterior Adjacent Implants A Townie’s struggle with a result leads other dentists to share advice and similar cases
A Townie’s struggle with a result leads other dentists to share advice and similar cases

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