Extreme Hobby: The Freedom to Color Outside the Lines

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Life as a dentist can be stressful at times, making it important for clinicians to find ways to relax and recharge during their off hours. To inspire you to do just that, we’re featuring dentists with “extreme” hobbies. These dentists take their down time seriously, and know how important it is to unwind every now and then.

If the Boot Fits

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When Dr. David Little walks into a room to begin a lecture, his students can’t help but take a look at his feet. That’s because they want to see what custom-made boots he’s wearing this time, whether it’s the pair with his practice logo, the ones promoting Little Implant Co., or a brand new creation they’ve never seen before. Repeat students know the story behind the San Antonio-based doctor’s boot collection, and many have even asked where they can get a pair for themselves.

Study Club: Seattle Study Club, Kirkland, WA

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For 26 years, Seattle Study Club’s singular objective has been to serve as the preeminent vehicle for change that helps improve the clinical analysis, techniques, and methods dentists deploy in practice every day. Dr. Michael Cohen set out to change the way dental professionals collaborate within the dental community by developing a study club network that, as he calls it, is a “university without walls.”

2019’s Best Hygienist

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We asked you to nominate your rock star hygienists, and boy did you deliver. It was difficult to pick, but ultimately, we chose Megan Elsenboss of the Yale New Haven Hospital as 2019’s Best Dental Hygienist. We also would like to recognize two other standout hygienists, Katie Bergeron and Tricia Vaughn, for their hard work and dedication to the profession. Here are their winning nominations:

Work Hard, Stay Bumble

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Life in dentistry can be stressful, making it important for you to find ways to enjoy your time even more during off hours. To inspire you to do just that, Dr. Lance Knight from Manchester, UK shares his unique hobby with TN.D. Dr. Knight first got the idea of beekeeping from a patient. Soon after, his family started their first hive. Two years later, they’ve now established three more. Their plan is to have a total of fifteen.

Best Dental Team: Dr. Scott MacLean Dental Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Dr. Scott MacLean’s team takes top honors! Dr. Scott MacLean doesn’t just hire team members for his Nova Scotia-based practice. He hand selects them. And while skill level is important, that’s not top on his list when looking for new employees. He focuses on finding people with the right personality—and doing so has helped him create what he describes as one of the best dental teams in the world.

Do You Have a Rock Star Hygienist?

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Then we want to hear from you! Tell us in 250 words or less why you have the best hygienist, and we may feature him or her in an upcoming issue! Don’t forget to include photos of the hygienist with your submission. Send your nominations to nominate@theNew.Dentist by August 16, 2019 to be considered. Good luck!

Continuing Education: Urban Regeneration Institute, Budapest

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Learn new perspectives in vertical and horizontal bone augmentation in implant dentistry through this course, and consider signing up for one of the many other educational opportunities the institute offers. Professor Istvan Urban, the clinician behind the Urban Regeneration Institute in Budapest, is an innovator in the field of periodontology, specializing in bone regeneration and soft tissue reconstructive surgery around dental implants. His book, Vertical and Horizontal Ridge Augmentation, was published in 2017 and has already been translated into 11 different languages.

Extreme Hobby: The Need For Speed

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How driving race cars helps one dentist relax. Life as a dentist can be stressful at times, making it important for clinicians to find ways to relax and recharge during their off hours. To inspire you to do just that, we’re featuring dentists with “extreme” hobbies. These dentists take their down time seriously, and know how important it is to unwind every now and then.

A Must-Read Book! Digital Implantology

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Gain a better understanding of the role digital technology plays in implant dentistry with this must-read book. The introduction of new 3D radiological equipment and more powerful, sophisticated software has completely changed the way clinicians diagnose, plan and treat their patients. In recent years, these new devices have become more interconnected, allowing a total integrated digital work flow to become a reality. In particular, the surgical and prosthetic procedures in implantology are, nowadays, perfectly integrated using different tools and software like CBCT, facial and intraoral scanners, and 3D printers.