contents In This Issue 10 On Dentaltown.com 20 Continuing Education Update 24 Live CE Events: Travel and Learn 26 Industry News 28 New Products 30 54 | OFFICE VISIT: DR. RYAN McCALL 94 | THE LOAN ARRANGERS 99 | TRANSITIONS GONE BAD We take a stroll through the Indianapolis practice of Dr. Ryan McCall, a Townie whose every post on the Dentaltown message boards is followed by several hundred peers. Dr. Jarod Johnson reviews the details of loan forgiveness programs, which some states offer to help dentists pay off educational debts in exchange for practicing in the area and allotting some of their services to underserved communities. Drs. Bill and Christina Blatchford share practice transition horror stories, and tips that could have helped prevent those situations from occurring. 12 | Howard Speaks ARE YOU DOC HOLLYWOOD OR DOC HOLLIDAY? Poll Howard Farran, founder of Dentaltown magazine, discusses how much success in dentistry depends on your ability to build relationships. That means connecting with local businesses, asking patients for referrals and developing a great chairside personality. Ad Index 18 | Professional Courtesy SO, YOU WANT TO BE A DENTIST? 104 106 Product Proﬁle: iTero 108 Product Proﬁle: Voco 109 Product Proﬁle: Pulpdent Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, recalls a recent conversation he had with another parent at his son's college and discusses some of the difﬁculties that come with pursuing a career in dentistry. 32 | Show Your Work LET THE LIGHT IN Dr. Daniel Poticny shares a case in which he created lifelike restorations on a patient who had signiﬁcant wear on teeth #8 and #9. 64 | A PREDICTABLE WAY TO CLOSE THE GAP Dr. James Peyton shares a case study about a simple way to close a diastema. 120 Dentally Incorrect 4 BOTTOM LINE DENTALTOWN.COM NOVEMBER 2017 // dentaltown.com Need more Dentaltown? Don't miss the opportunity to have the most clinical and business-savvy information at the touch of your ﬁngertips.