Dentaltown Magazine - January 2024

Articles
Office Visit: Drs. Kha Nguyen and Lynn Doan Inside the Dental Bar in Aurora, Colorado, patients can enjoy not only creature comforts such as aromatherapy and warm blankets but also a one-of-a-kind hidden speakeasy with a full (nonalcoholic) cocktail bar. In our exclusive Q&A, Drs. Kha Nguyen and Lynn Doan share how the concept came to life, go over the impressive clinical tech also included in the practice and explain how young doctors can (and should) invest in themselves.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
Inside the Dental Bar in Aurora, Colorado, patients can enjoy not only creature comforts such as aromatherapy and warm blankets but also a one-of-a-kind hidden speakeasy with a full (nonalcoholic) cocktail bar. In our exclusive Q&A, Drs. Kha Nguyen and Lynn Doan share how the concept came to life, go over the impressive clinical tech also included in the practice and explain how young doctors can (and should) invest in themselves.
Hi-Ho, Silver! Silver diamine fluoride is mostly used to treat children, but Drs. Justin J. Cardarelli and Marmar Mesgarzadeh believe the caries preventer and treatment makes sense for certain cases of adult patients, too. Their article discusses three such situations and explains how the treatment can be tiered according to the patient’s clinical presentation and follow-up reliability.
by Drs. Justin J. Cardarelli and Marmar Mesgarzadeh
Silver diamine fluoride is mostly used to treat children, but Drs. Justin J. Cardarelli and Marmar Mesgarzadeh believe the caries preventer and treatment makes sense for certain cases of adult patients, too. Their article discusses three such situations and explains how the treatment can be tiered according to the patient’s clinical presentation and follow-up reliability.
The Future Is Now Dentaltown editorial board member Dr. Jeanette MacLean takes a deep dive on a new product designed to help regenerate tooth enamel and remineralize teeth—a new, aesthetics-friendly bridge in the gap between “watch and wait” monitoring and conventional restorations.
by Dr. Jeanette MacLean
Dentaltown editorial board member Dr. Jeanette MacLean takes a deep dive on a new product designed to help regenerate tooth enamel and remineralize teeth—a new, aesthetics-friendly bridge in the gap between “watch and wait” monitoring and conventional restorations.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Did They Get the Message? Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran cautions about the risks of overcommunicating with patients.
by Dr. Howard Farran
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran cautions about the risks of overcommunicating with patients.
Professional Courtesy: Who’s in Your Boat? Editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi explains how a dental team is like a rowing team, and recaps why Dentaltown is the best place to help get your team all headed in the same direction.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi explains how a dental team is like a rowing team, and recaps why Dentaltown is the best place to help get your team all headed in the same direction.
Departments
3 Questions With Dr. Jeanette MacLean Who better to kick off this series designed to spotlight the doctors who help direct and dictate the direction of Dentaltown’s editorial content than Dr. Jeanette MacLean? The Arizona-based pediatric dentist has been a member of the board for more than five years and regularly contributes articles herself.
by Sam Mittelsteadt
Who better to kick off this series designed to spotlight the doctors who help direct and dictate the direction of Dentaltown’s editorial content than Dr. Jeanette MacLean? The Arizona-based pediatric dentist has been a member of the board for more than five years and regularly contributes articles herself.
Online CE: Latest & Greatest  Dr. Nareg Apelian, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings, most popular implant dentistry courses and more.
by Dr. Nareg Apelian
Dr. Nareg Apelian, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings, most popular implant dentistry courses and more.
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.
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Message Boards
AO4 Gone Bad A doc shares a crack at a prosthodontic transfer case
A doc shares a crack at a prosthodontic transfer case
Simple Road to a DSO A Townie with seven practices shares his process and his path
A Townie with seven practices shares his process and his path

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