Dentaltown Magazine - March 2023

Articles
Second Opinion: The Tooth the Dentist Rejected Dr. Jarod Johnson discusses when early extraction of permanent first molars can be appropriate for pediatric patients and shares a case study illustrating the principles behind the decision.
by Dr. Jarod Johnson
Dr. Jarod Johnson discusses when early extraction of permanent first molars can be appropriate for pediatric patients and shares a case study illustrating the principles behind the decision.
Office Visit: Dr. Jason Cellars Dr. Jason Cellars went straight from school to practice ownership. In our exclusive Q&A, this young Townie discusses the issues facing new dentists, how holistic and cosmetic approaches helped put his practice on the map, why management should humble every doc and more.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
Dr. Jason Cellars went straight from school to practice ownership. In our exclusive Q&A, this young Townie discusses the issues facing new dentists, how holistic and cosmetic approaches helped put his practice on the map, why management should humble every doc and more.
Don’t Be a Bad Boss by Default Unlike behavior changes that can be initiated immediately, developing into a good leader and coach takes training and practice. Our guide helps
readers decide how good they currently are and where they can improve.
by Jay Geier
Unlike behavior changes that can be initiated immediately, developing into a good leader and coach takes training and practice. Our guide helps readers decide how good they currently are and where they can improve.
A Partially Analog Approach Dr. Emil M. Verban Jr. explains which key factors must be evaluated when determining which prosthetic design should be used for optimal success in implant dentistry, and shares a case study involving guided placement of implants to support an all-on-X maxillary prothesis.
by Dr. Emil M. Verban Jr.
Dr. Emil M. Verban Jr. explains which key factors must be evaluated when determining which prosthetic design should be used for optimal success in implant dentistry, and shares a case study involving guided placement of implants to support an all-on-X maxillary prothesis.
Showcase Spotlight: Dental Lasers With so many dental lasers coming to market, how can readers figure out which product makes the best fit for their practice? Our special roundup compares and contrasts lasers from some of the biggest names in the industry—their talked-about features, training offered to users and more.
With so many dental lasers coming to market, how can readers figure out which product makes the best fit for their practice? Our special roundup compares and contrasts lasers from some of the biggest names in the industry—their talked-about features, training offered to users and more.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Those Who Can’t … Should Deputize Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how a great office manager is instrumental to the success
of a dental practice. Most dentists can’t—and shouldn’t—be responsible for handling it all!
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains how a great office manager is instrumental to the success of a dental practice. Most dentists can’t—and shouldn’t—be responsible for handling it all!
Professional Courtesy: Eat Less Dog Food Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi discusses his experience of going out-of-network and
provides a checklist for those looking to do the same.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi discusses his experience of going out-of-network and provides a checklist for those looking to do the same.
Departments
Online CE: Latest & Greatest  Dr. Howard Goldstein, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings and most popular periodontics courses, and more.
by Dr. Howard Goldstein
Dr. Howard Goldstein, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings and most popular periodontics courses, and more.
Townie Poll: Human Resources 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 human resources.
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 human resources.
Product Profile: NopoGuard A reusable on-syringe needle safety device
A reusable on-syringe needle safety device
Product Profile: Bulk EZ Plus The bulk-fill, dual-cure composite that does more
The bulk-fill, dual-cure composite that does more
Dentally Incorrect Humor with bite: Tax Tips*
Humor with bite: Tax Tips*
Message Boards
Interesting Lesion on Palate Townies quickly diagnose a dentist’s elderly patient.
Townies quickly diagnose a dentist’s elderly patient.
WTF Is Going On? A troublesome denture case uses Townie troubleshooting to solve strange swelling
A troublesome denture case uses Townie troubleshooting to solve strange swelling
Parent Always Wants To Try ... A doc gets input on treating difficult pediatric patients and communicating with parents
A doc gets input on treating difficult pediatric patients and communicating with parents
How To Take Advantage of My Dental Office Being a Business? A Townie in a tricky tax situation gets info from docs and CPAs
A Townie in a tricky tax situation gets info from docs and CPAs

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