Dentaltown Magazine - March 2024

Articles
Office Visit: Dr. Mitchell Mactier Only a few years out of school, Dr. Mitchell Mactier broke ground on a scratch practice in a historic neighborhood in Houston experiencing a retro refit and a cultural renaissance. In our exclusive Q&A, Mactier talks about the milestones involved in starting an office, how to marry the old and the new to craft a quality brand, and how he—and other docs—can best plan for future successes.
by Kyle Patton
Only a few years out of school, Dr. Mitchell Mactier broke ground on a scratch practice in a historic neighborhood in Houston experiencing a retro refit and a cultural renaissance. In our exclusive Q&A, Mactier talks about the milestones involved in starting an office, how to marry the old and the new to craft a quality brand, and how he—and other docs—can best plan for future successes.
An Immediate Plan Dr. Ed Kusek shares a case study of treating a patient after traumatic injury to the anterior maxilla, in which he placed immediate implants and used an erbium laser to help increase bone formation in the fractured area.
by Dr. Ed Kusek
Dr. Ed Kusek shares a case study of treating a patient after traumatic injury to the anterior maxilla, in which he placed immediate implants and used an erbium laser to help increase bone formation in the fractured area.
Name That Oral Lesion! Dr. Seena Patel challenges readers to correctly identify the oral lesions presented in the images provided and shares information about the treatment of each.
by Dr. Seena Patel
Dr. Seena Patel challenges readers to correctly identify the oral lesions presented in the images provided and shares information about the treatment of each.
Columns
Howard Speaks: Reassessing Dentistry’s ‘Villains’ Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains what dentists thinking about working for a DSO or a multilocation private practice can learn from restaurant franchises.
by Dr. Howard Farran, DDS, MBA
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran explains what dentists thinking about working for a DSO or a multilocation private practice can learn from restaurant franchises.
Professional Courtesy: The Dental Landscape Dr. Thomas Giacobbi discusses how a recent landscaping project gave him some great insights into how patients experience the treatment-planning process.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dr. Thomas Giacobbi discusses how a recent landscaping project gave him some great insights into how patients experience the treatment-planning process.
Departments
A spotlight on some of the people who helped make this month's Dentaltown possible
3 Questions With Dr. Ed Kusek The new president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry discusses the importance of continually learning, which laser dentists mights want to lead with, and more.
The new president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry discusses the importance of continually learning, which laser dentists mights want to lead with, and more.
by Dr. Nareg Apelian
Dr. Nareg Apelian, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings, most popular periodontics courses and more.
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: Fastbraces Prediction of orthodontic treatment in days
Prediction of orthodontic treatment in days
Product Profile: Vanguard Dental Unit Quality, affordability and innovation
Quality, affordability and innovation
Dentally Incorrect How Not To Behave on Online Forums
How Not To Behave on Online Forums
Message Boards
Why? Why? A Townie tries to come to terms with a specialist’s questionable clinical decision
A Townie tries to come to terms with a specialist’s questionable clinical decision
How To Restore This Tooth? Townies help a doc treat a young patient’s complicated fracture
Townies help a doc treat a young patient’s complicated fracture

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