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office visit feature A Giant in Dentistry by Chelsea Knorr, Associate Editor, Dentaltown Magazine Dentaltown Magazine talked with active Townie and restorative dentist Dr. Richard Rosenblatt to find out about his newly remodeled breadand-butter practice, his teaching escapades and what Dentaltown has done for his personal and professional life. First off, what drew you to dentistry? Rosenblatt: My father is a dentist. He is one of the best clinicians I have ever seen. Once I saw the amazing things he was doing to help his patients, and how much he loved doing it, I knew I wanted to do the same thing. What is your practice philosophy? Rosenblatt: My practice philosophy is to treat every patient in my practice like a close friend or family member. For those who know me, it is pretty much the way I live life. I like to have a lot of fun and make people laugh. I want people to actually enjoy coming to the dentist and I’m blessed to have people who work at my practice who live by the same principles I do. My employees were working here before I joined the team, and my patients love them. I actually bought the practice because when I met the seller, Yolanda and Connie (staff ) were in the room to see if they liked me. I fell in love with them immediately and when I walked out the door, I called my accountant and told him I needed to buy the practice because of the staff! My dad taught me a few very important things about dentistry before I even got into school. He told me to 1) talk to your patients like they are your friends or family and gain their trust, and 2) learn how to give a great painless injection. At the end of the day most patients only know two things about us – the dentist was nice and it didn’t hurt. You just remodeled your office. Tell us about the process. What steps did you take? Rosenblatt: My office decor, especially the front desk, was a bit dated since I purchased it almost six years ago. It started with my landlord wanting to expand a bit into my existing interview continued on page 52 50 APRIL 2013 » Photography by Pictureboy Creative Name: Dr. Richard Rosenblatt Graduate From: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School Practice Name: Forest North Dental

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dentaltown April 2013 Highlights
Howard Speaks: What Winners Do and Losers Don’t
Professional Courtesy: Three Cheers for IT
Continuing Education Update
Dentaltown Research: Lasers
“Funny Feeling” on Lower Right Jaw
Missing Laterals, Bonded Maryland Bridges, Ribbond or Something Else?
Corporate Profile: Henry Schein
New Products
Office Visit: A Giant in Dentistry
Do-it-Yourself Finance, Part V: Insurance
Two Techniques to Make a Bite Record for a Full-arch Case
Team Strength: What Drives Your Team to Do More?
Living by the Golden Dozen
Diagnosing Aesthetic Disharmonies
Cosmetic Case Presentation
Using Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill to Easily and Predictably Place Direct Posterior Restorations
Continuing Education: Utilizing Laser Procedures for Restorative Access
Product Profile: Imaging Sciences International’s i-CAT FLX
In This Issue: Preparing for the Future
Perio Reports
Ad Index
Profile in Oral Health: The RDH’s Approach to Periodontal Therapy: Past, Present and Future
Perio Maintenance
Dentally Incorrect
Dentaltown Special Supplement
Product Profile: Zimmer Dental
Full Lower – Converted to Immediate Load
Immediate Placement #19 and 20 with BSB
American Academy of Implant Dentistry 62nd Annual Meeting Preview
Raising Your Denture Patient to a Higher Standard
Back to the Future – Extractions and Small Diameter Implants for Overdentures
Continuing Education: Top Implantology Breakthroughs for the GP: Part 2

Dentaltown April 2013