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Best Dental Accountant: Allen M. Schiff, CPA, CFE, Schiff & Associates

For nearly 40 years, Schiff has led dental clients to financial success, and has been there for them throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Culture

Extreme Hobby: Powerlifting with Dr. David Sultanov

When you think of powerlifters, does your dentist typically come to mind? If you’re a patient of Dr. David Sultanov, the answer might just be “yes.”
Business

Out of Alignment: Why Dentist-led Care is Essential to Successful Aligner Treatment

What happens when a big dental company that services practicing dentists purchases a company that directly competes with those same medical professionals?
Clinical

Prints Charming: How Emerging Technology Is Changing the Patient Experience

While the equipment used in modern dentistry has always required dentists to have some degree of tech-savviness, the increasing prevalence of 3D-printed dentures is creating a sea change in the industry.
Business

Is Dentistry Still a Profession Worth Pursuing?

This question continues to echo behind the scenes. Given all the challenges, emotions and perceptions, what can we hold on to that ensures us our chosen profession still offers a viable, rewarding and lucrative path for the future?
Clinical

Practical Intelligence: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Dentistry for the Better

Dr. Parag Kachalia, DDS, doesn’t think artificial intelligence (AI) will decimate the dental industry—in fact, he sees this emerging technology as a major benefit to the field—and one that may enable more humanistic interaction in the long run.
Business

Seattle Study Club Announces New Appointments

Drs. Amanda Seay, Parag Kachalia and Wael Garine are the newest members of SSC’s leadership team.
Business

The Top 10 Failures of Multi-Practice Ownership

The drive to grow a business without performing some due diligence first can be a major failing, especially in the dental world.
Business

Think Inside the Box: Why Accessible Instruction Materials Matter

Dr. Brian Baliwas, DDS, knows that there’s a time and a place to play by your own rules—and dentistry isn’t it.
Clinical

The Rubber Dam Equation—Why Cutting Corners Just Won’t Cut It

Using the right kind of clamp during a dental procedure can mean the difference between an expert result and a patient returning to the chair, dissatisfied—or worse yet, in pain.
Business

Zimmer Biomet Announces Plans to Spin Off Dental and Spine Businesses

Together, the businesses will form NewCo, an independent publicly traded company.
Profile

Featured Profile: Dr. William Giannobile, Dean of Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM)

Dr. William Giannobile brings a broad scientific background and experience in regenerative medicine to the role, which was held by his predecessor for nearly 30 years.
Culture

Through the Lens of Dr. Ken Malament

For some, art is a hobby. For others, it’s a career. For Dr. Kenneth Malament, it’s a means of connecting his professional career and his favorite avocation. Malament, who began taking photographs as a junior in high school, says his love of photography has provided him a tangible connection to the past.
Business

The Sculptor of Your Career

Work-life balance. A great income. The ability to own a business. The desire to work with your hands. The opportunity to change lives. Whatever your inspiration for pursuing dentistry as your career, you find yourself here, in the midst of the professional life you have crafted from your own desires.
Business

DENTSPLY Sirona: Byte a WAMGR Play, We Like Deal on First Pass

DENTSPLY Sirona (XRAY) announced it has acquired Byte, a leading direct-to-consumer clear aligner company, for $1.04B (all-cash deal). With this deal, management expects its clear aligner business (Byte+SureSmile) to exceed a $300M run-rate by end of 2021…
Culture

Extreme Hobby: Diving With The Sharks

Prof. Massimo Simion’s passion for nature and photography has taken him all over the world, even putting him in some dangerous situations.
Business

Surviving and Thriving After COVID Shutdowns

How emergency patients can help you grow your practice during these challenging times.

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Through the Lens of Dr. Ken Malament

For some, art is a hobby. For others, it’s a career. For Dr. Kenneth Malament, it’s a means of connecting his professional career and his favorite avocation. Malament, who began taking photographs as a junior in high school, says his love of...

The Sculptor of Your Career

Work-life balance. A great income. The ability to own a business. The desire to work with your hands. The opportunity to change lives. Whatever your inspiration for pursuing dentistry as your career, you find yourself here, in the midst of the...

2020’s Best Hygienists

We asked and you delivered. Thank you for your nominations!This year, the honor goes to Sheena Hinson, Lori SanFilippo and Cindy Sambataro....

Sally McKenzie, 1951-2020

She leaves a void that will not easily be filled, as Sally dedicated her career of more than 50 years in dentistry to improving the profession and advancing the cause of women as owners of dental businesses....

Chuck Cohen

Chuck Cohen

Benco’s Managing Director discusses the importance of putting the customer first and the role full-service distributors play in the dental industry....

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Business

Adding New Services: A Tale of Two Practices

A side-by-side comparison of what it takes to add orthodontics and implants to a practice, and the different benefits these disciplines offer.
Chuck Cohen
Profile

Chuck Cohen

Benco’s Managing Director discusses the importance of putting the customer first and the role full-service distributors play in the dental industry.
Clinical

Integrated Treatment Planning for Smile Design

Ultimately, treatment planning is a series of decisions, and therefore a series of choices.
Leslie Fang
Profile

Dr. Leslie S.T. Fang

As co-author of “The Ultimate Cheat Sheets,” Dr. Fang is instrumental in connecting the medical and dental worlds—which has proven especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
 
 
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