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in this issue:
contents
6 | Howard Speaks
SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?
Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran says the coronavirus
pandemic offers young dentists an extraordinary option
to buy their own practice.

10 | Professional Courtesy
TESTING-1, 2, 3 ...
Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
examines the future of COVID-19 testing and a potential
business opportunity for practice owners.

16 | Show Your Work
ANTERIOR AESTHETIC VENEERS
Dr. Jonathan Ferencz shares a case in which he bridges the
analog-digital divide when creating anterior aesthetic veneers.

34 | NEEDFUL THINGS
Dentaltown editorial advisory board member Dr. Jay B. Reznick
reiterates that there's a lot more to successfully placing
implants than just drilling some holes. He shares some
examples that required his expertise as an oral surgeon
to address, and the takeaways that general dentists should
apply to cases in their own practice.

DEPARTMENTS

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Continuing
Education Update

Poll

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Product Profile:
Tetric Prime
Universal
Composite

Product Profile:
Lighthouse 360

Ad Index

Dr. Daniel Bird
"We produced almost the same amount of
dentistry in May 2020 as we did in May 2019,"
says this Townie, whose practice already had
a no-waiting policy-there's no front desk-
and whose staff was always laser-focused
on precautions related to viruses and germs
even before the coronavirus pandemic.

MESSAGE BOARD

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CLASS 2 COMPOSITE
RECURRENT DECAY

After noticing decay beneath a recently placed
Class 2 composite, this Townie wonders how to
prevent this from happening again.

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