Dentaltown Magazine - October 2023

Articles
Show Your Work: Strike Up the Band! One of our top-followed Townies, Dr. Arthur R. Volker, shares a case study that illustrates how to use a dental matrix with the composite injection-molding technique to create a patient’s full-contour veneers.
by Dr. Arthur R. Volker
One of our top-followed Townies, Dr. Arthur R. Volker, shares a case study that illustrates how to use a dental matrix with the composite injection-molding technique to create a patient’s full-contour veneers.
Office Visit: Dr. Roma Patel Dr. Roma Patel grew up without access to dental care; it wasn't until her senior year in high school she was finally able to get braces, which straightened her overcrowded teeth. With her new and improved smile, she felt like a new person and decided to become a dentist. Today, she's a partner in two Aspen Dental practices in the greater Savannah, Georgia, metro area.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
Dr. Roma Patel grew up without access to dental care; it wasn't until her senior year in high school she was finally able to get braces, which straightened her overcrowded teeth. With her new and improved smile, she felt like a new person and decided to become a dentist. Today, she's a partner in two Aspen Dental practices in the greater Savannah, Georgia, metro area.
Cracking The Codes, Part 2: Restorative Reimbursements In the second installment of her two-part series about insurance reimbursements, Dr. Dominique Fufidio discusses what information should be included in claims for indirect
restorations and core buildups to increase the odds of acceptance from insurance carriers.
by Dr. Dominique Fufidio, FAGD
In the second installment of her two-part series about insurance reimbursements, Dr. Dominique Fufidio discusses what information should be included in claims for indirect restorations and core buildups to increase the odds of acceptance from insurance carriers.
Visible Results The #1 regret start-up dentists report to dental specialty lenders is that they didn’t pay more attention to the design of their facility. As Jeff and Pat Carter of Practice Design Group explain, a construction approach that works for big-box stores isn’t so great for dental practices, where ergonomics, function and aesthetics are essential to success.
by Dr. Jeff and Pat Carter
The #1 regret start-up dentists report to dental specialty lenders is that they didn’t pay more attention to the design of their facility. As Jeff and Pat Carter of Practice Design Group explain, a construction approach that works for big-box stores isn’t so great for dental practices, where ergonomics, function and aesthetics are essential to success.
Retiring Can Be Tiring! Dr. David Hirshfield learned the hard way that retiring from dentistry involves much more than just selling your practice and moving on. In a first-person look back, this Townie shares more than a dozen takeaways from his 4½-year journey—including the things he wishes he would’ve thought about earlier.
by Dr. David Hirshfield
Dr. David Hirshfield learned the hard way that retiring from dentistry involves much more than just selling your practice and moving on. In a first-person look back, this Townie shares more than a dozen takeaways from his 4½-year journey—including the things he wishes he would’ve thought about earlier.
The Quest To Excel Dr. John A. Wilde says the critical point in achieving your deepest goals is contingent upon how you define the duties of dentistry. (“You don’t trip and fall into excellence.”) In this article, he shares some important practices that helped him grow his business.
by Dr. John A. Wilde
Dr. John A. Wilde says the critical point in achieving your deepest goals is contingent upon how you define the duties of dentistry. (“You don’t trip and fall into excellence.”) In this article, he shares some important practices that helped him grow his business.
Columns
Howard Speaks: ‘Soft Skills’ Can Be Hard! Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses the importance of so-called "soft skills." Especially today, it's essential that dentists can connect with patients and team members alike.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses the importance of so-called "soft skills." Especially today, it's essential that dentists can connect with patients and team members alike.
Professional Courtesy: Is Dentistry a Job or a Profession? Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi shares a selection of great conversations found on the message boards and highlights some of the important issues in dentistry today.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown Editorial Director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi shares a selection of great conversations found on the message boards and highlights some of the important issues in dentistry today.
Departments
Online CE: Latest & Greatest  Dr. Nareg Apelian, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings, most popular root canal courses and more.
by Dr. Nareg Apelian
Dr. Nareg Apelian, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings, most popular root canal 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.
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: Rodin Bond Precise bonds with every drop
Precise bonds with every drop
Product Profile: TCS 3D Flexible Partials A complete digital solution for partial dentures
A complete digital solution for partial dentures
Product Profile: Fastbraces The technology developed to move teeth fast
The technology developed to move teeth fast
Humor with Bite: Dig In!
Message Boards
Complex Treatment Planning and Execution: Implant Bridge #2–#6 A Townie shares a complex case involving three unique implants
A Townie shares a complex case involving three unique implants
Using Articulating Paper and a Perio Bur for Topography and Symmetry A well-known Townie contributes a visual walkthrough of creating an aesthetic veneer result
A well-known Townie contributes a visual walkthrough of creating an aesthetic veneer result
How To Respond to the Repeated ‘I Don’t Like the Dentist’ Townies trade tidbits on replying to “hateful” patients
Townies trade tidbits on replying to “hateful” patients

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