Orthotown Magazine - October 2019

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Office Visit: Dr. Dameon Fisher This Townie has opened three Atlanta-area practices, but sees a bigger future in “virtual visits,” in which patients share progress photos and videos without having to make in-office appointments. “There’s a change happening in our profession,” he says. “Our practices are going to have to evolve to meet the needs of our patients, and those changes will be centered around efficiency and convenience.”
by Sam Mittelsteadt, editor
This Townie has opened three Atlanta-area practices, but sees a bigger future in “virtual visits,” in which patients share progress photos and videos without having to make in-office appointments. “There’s a change happening in our profession,” he says. “Our practices are going to have to evolve to meet the needs of our patients, and those changes will be centered around efficiency and convenience.”
Top Townie Picks:  Software and Technology We asked members of Orthotown to tell us more about their favorite practice management software and digital technology. In this special section, Townies explain more about what made these picks their top choices.
We asked members of Orthotown to tell us more about their favorite practice management software and digital technology. In this special section, Townies explain more about what made these picks their top choices.
Post Production Social media is the window through which the public observes the culture of your practice. Dr. Andrew Sarpotdar says learning the art and science of getting people to look—and “like”—what they see can be a challenge. Luckily, his advice can make things easier.
by Dr. Andrew Sarpotdar
Social media is the window through which the public observes the culture of your practice. Dr. Andrew Sarpotdar says learning the art and science of getting people to look—and “like”—what they see can be a challenge. Luckily, his advice can make things easier.
Brace Yourself Gary Salman, CEO of Black Talon Security, discusses the perils related to piracy and your practice’s digital privacy, and shares some surprising ways that cyberhackers might be able to squirm into your system.
by Gary Salman
Gary Salman, CEO of Black Talon Security, discusses the perils related to piracy and your practice’s digital privacy, and shares some surprising ways that cyberhackers might be able to squirm into your system.
Columns
Embrace Progress: The Seven Deadly (Ortho) Sins Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Daniel Grob provides a refresher course on the seven deadly sins and shares how they could be affecting you and your practice.
by Dr. Daniel Grob
Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Daniel Grob provides a refresher course on the seven deadly sins and shares how they could be affecting you and your practice.
Departments
Industry News Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the dental industry.
Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the dental industry.
New Products Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the market.
Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the market.
POLL With our monthly poll you can see 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.
With our monthly poll you can see 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.
Message Boards
Would You Attempt  Non-Extraction on This Case? See how Townies answered this common treatment question.
See how Townies answered this common treatment question.
Class II with Severe Mandibular Deviation-Treatment Options A doc asks for help treating this difficult case involving a patient with significant facial asymmetry.
A doc asks for help treating this difficult case involving a patient with significant facial asymmetry.
Suggestions for  Geminated Upper Central This Townie needs help deciding what to do with this patient’s “mega” tooth.
This Townie needs help deciding what to do with this patient’s “mega” tooth.

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