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Hygienetown Magazine - 2015

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January 2015

Dental hygienist Trish Walraven is a busy woman. The self-proclaimed diva of dings, Walraven has more on her tray than just the tools of her primary trade.
In honor of a spirited and dedicated hygienist, Suzanne Mann.

Febuary 2015

Dr. Dawn Grimes Kulongowski blends history with dentistry in order to connect with her patients, especially when that information involves children’s dental health.

March 2015

An introduction to this issue's special section, Women in Dentistry.
Female dentists discuss how they balance work and life through the use of creative scheduling and unconventional business models
A look at Benco Dental's Lucy Hobbs Project, a tribute to the first woman in dentistry.
What is it like for female dentists to practice in the Middle East?
AAWD president Dr. Sheri Doniger explains issues women face in dentistry and highlights progress in the industry.
Dentaltown Magazine's clinical director Elizabeth J. Fleming, DDS, speaks with four women in dentistry about their unique career paths and what they enjoy about their profession.
Vicki McManus, co-founder and CEO of Productive Dentist Academy, is a hygienist turned business mogul. Find out the secrets to her success.
Hygienist Trish Walraven explores the challenges hygienists face when asked about their profession, and also offers scaling advise.

April 2015

Authors write about the importance of oral cancer screening in your practice.

May 2015

Hygienist Emilee Berger writes about what causes inflammation and how to treat bacterial debridement.
Paul Amundsen writes about Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and its current initiatives
Former hygienist Candy Ross writes about her experience with the Give Kids A Smile initiative
Author Ginger Froncek writes about the National Tooth Fairy Day celebration in Phoenix, Arizona.
Fern Ingber, president and CEO of America's ToothFairy, describes the company's mission and some of its yearly events

June 2015

Howard Speaks: Let’s Band Together to Improve Public Health  Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of Dentaltown Magazine, talks about oral cancer and what fellow dentists can to do to aid prevention.
Dr. Howard Farran, publisher of Dentaltown Magazine, talks about oral cancer and what fellow dentists can to do to aid prevention.
Take a look at this comprehensive list to help keep your practice running smoothly.
Dr. Richard Nagelberg details how electric toothbrushes can contribute to better oral care.
Dr. Paul Casamassimo, director of the AAPD’s Pediatric Oral Health Research & Policy Center, answers questions about children’s oral health care.
Drs. Leon Assael and John Powers explain how adding dental therapists to a team can make a world of difference to patients, dentists—and a practice’s bottom line.

July 2015

The right probe makes for an effective and accurate treatment plan. Jill Coon, RDH, gives you the details.
A Review of “Uncomplicate Business” Dr. Elizabeth Fleming, clinical director for Dentaltown Magazine, reviews Dr. Howard Farran’s new book—and reveals how you can apply his business acumen to your own practice.
Dr. Elizabeth Fleming, clinical director for Dentaltown Magazine, reviews Dr. Howard Farran’s new book—and reveals how you can apply his business acumen to your own practice.
Townie Choice Awards It’s summertime—time to cast your vote for the most dependable, user-friendly, can’t-live-without products and services in the industry!
It’s summertime—time to cast your vote for the most dependable, user-friendly, can’t-live-without products and services in the industry!

August 2015

Jay Geier explains how to enhance your patient-referral program, and highlights common misconceptions that can cost you.
Pediatric Dentistry, Parents, and Spoiled Kids Dr. Jeanette MacLean has experienced the tyrant-in-training patients that are every dentist’s worst nightmare. Here’s how she copes with them…and their parents.
Dr. Jeanette MacLean has experienced the tyrant-in-training patients that are every dentist’s worst nightmare. Here’s how she copes with them…and their parents.
Hygienist Barbara Vugteveen writes about how to properly educate patients on hygiene topics to help them maintain a healthy smile.
Dr. David Hennington shares how yoga’s physical, mental and emotional benefits can have a gentle but profound effect on the unique health challenges of dentists and dental teams.

September 2015

Hygienist Linda Douglas writes about an autoimmune disease and how dental professionals can facilitate diagnosis.
Dr. John Comisi takes a hard look at the uncomfortable statistics of oral-cancer diagnosis, and promising testing mechanisms that may make a life-or-death difference.

October 2015

Emilee Berger, RDH, shows hygienists how they can increase their value to the practice, serve their patients, and help the practice’s bottom line.

November 2015

Dr. Jonathan Levine provides a tear-out oral-health chart to help patients maintain a healthy mouth—and clarifies for clinicians why oral health is so critical to overall health.

December 2015

Periodontal disease can cause inflammation in more than just the mouth. Dr. Jamie Toop and Tom von Sydow explore the systemic connections that can threaten your patients’ overall health—and show how you and your team can make a positive difference.
Despite its status as a staple in dentistry for the past two decades, bleaching still spawns misconceptions and misinformation—some of which comes from right in our industry. Dr. John Nosti sets the record straight.
Through no fault of their own, many patients have an overactive gag reflex—which makes working on their mouths challenging, at best. Dr. Stephanie Aldrich shows you how to cope.
hygienetown Magazine 2015
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