Dr. Hannah Crowell

Dr. Hannah Crowell

Dr. Hannah Crowell is a graduate of The Ohio State Dental School and is practicing as a general dentist in Houston, Texas.

She happily lives there with her husband (also a general dentist), their three young children, and their pup.

She is kept busy with her work and family, but enjoys hanging out with family and friends, road trips (with many necessary pit stops due to feisty toddlers), and exploring new cities and the great outdoors whenever she gets the opportunity!

Navigating Dental Practice Ownership: Rural vs. Urban Opportunities

By: Dr. Hannah Crowell Are you a dental professional considering taking the leap into practice ownership? One…

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Buying a Dental Practice vs. Investing in a Start-Up

Weighing the Costs of Something Borrowed vs. Something New By: Dr. Hannah Crowell Deciding to embark on…

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Boost Your Credit & Build a Savings Cushion Before Practice Ownership

Tips to Build Credit & Savings for a Thriving Future of Dental Practice Ownership By: Dr. Hannah…

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Don’t Let The “What Ifs” Deter You From Success In Your Dental Career

By: Hannah Crowell Why is it so hard to commit to or even consider buying a dental…

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High Employee Turnover? What’s Going Wrong? 

By: Hannah Crowell A dental office may experience high employee turnover for various reasons, which can negatively…

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Why This Young Dentist Went With a DSO

By: Hannah Crowell Dental students are not encouraged to pursue a career with a DSO (dental support…

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Buyer Beware: Numbers Can Lie in Dental Practice Acquisitions

By David Rice | February 13, 2024

By: Dr. David Rice In the world of dental practice acquisitions, potential buyers often find themselves navigating through a sea of financial data and performance metrics. The numbers presented can be a powerful tool in decision-making, but they can also be deceiving. As a new dentist buyer, it’s crucial to understand the web of factors…

Reducing the Tax Burden When Selling a Dental Practice

Reducing the Tax Burden When Selling a Dental Practice

By Bruce Bryen | February 12, 2024

An innovative approach to reducing the tax burden for the buyer and seller when a dental practice is sold that has used conventional financing for its acquisition. By: Bruce Bryen When the principal payments on the loan are paid by the buyer of a dental practice, they become subject to tax. The seller knows that…

How Does the Occlusal Plane Relate to the Anterior Teeth? By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com One of the most common mistakes I see in occlusal restorations is also the easiest mistake to observe. It is interference of the posterior teeth with the anterior guidance. A perfected occlusion allows the anterior teeth to contact in centric relation simultaneously and with equal intensity with the posterior teeth. This harmony of contacts occurs with complete seating of the condyles at their most superior position, which is bone braced. This means that there is an ideal distribution of compressive contact starting at the TMJs, and continuing all the way through front tooth contact. This is the contact distribution that we want for centric relation. When the jaw moves from centric relation, in a perfected occlusion only the anterior teeth contact. All posterior teeth distal to the cuspids should immediately separate. This is called “posterior disclusion”. Separation of the posterior teeth should occur, whether the jaw moves forward, left, or right from centric relation. The reason that posterior disclusion is such a desired effect is that the moment the posterior teeth separate, almost all of the elevator muscles shut off. This reduces the horizontal forces against the anterior teeth which are carrying all the forces in protrusive or lateral movements of the mandible. it also reduces the loading forces on the TMJ’s. But even more importantly, it is impossible to wear or overload the posterior teeth if they cannot rub. Keep Reading: How to Use Splints in Your Treatment Plan

How Does the Occlusal Plane Relate to the Anterior Teeth?

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | February 9, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com One of the most common mistakes I see in occlusal restorations is also the easiest mistake to observe. It is interference of the posterior teeth with the anterior guidance. A perfected occlusion allows the anterior teeth to contact in centric…

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Dentist Disability Insurance: You Probably Won’t Read This…

By Todd Doobrow, CFP | February 7, 2024

Your ability to earn income should be protected – in the most meaningful way for you and your family.  By: Todd Doobrow, CFP Maybe you will read this…who knows what piques your interest? If you do stick with us, here is a crazy story for you. I have a buddy who always dreamt of owning a…

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Not Bringing Work Home With You

By Savanah Craig | February 5, 2024

You have a long career ahead of you, setting limitson how much work you bring home with you can prevent you from burning out.  By: Savannah Craig Arguably most people entered the dental profession to help people and to make a difference in the lives of those around us, particularly our patients. As members of…

3 Fatal Flaws of Denture Design

By Dr. Kimberly Daxon, D.D.S. | February 2, 2024

Overcoming these 3 common flaws will give you very happy patients! By: Dr. Kimberly Daxon, D.D.S.The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com There are three main areas that need attention when designing complete denture prostheses. When these three things are not accomplished, it can lead to misfits and patient dissatisfaction. I see it all the time….

buying a dental practice vs investing in a start up

Buying a Dental Practice vs. Investing in a Start-Up

By Dr. Hannah Crowell | January 31, 2024

Weighing the Costs of Something Borrowed vs. Something New By: Dr. Hannah Crowell Deciding to embark on a career in dentistry is an exciting journey, and one of the pivotal decisions you’ll face is whether to acquire an existing dental practice or build one from the ground up. Both options come with their own set…

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Invest For the Future – or FOMO?

By Todd Doobrow, CFP | January 31, 2024

Treating your savings as another “must pay” bill is more likely to set you up for long-term success,but still allows you to enjoy life along the way.  By: Todd Doobrow, CFP Let’s go ahead and get it out there – I don’t like budgets. The concept is great, but in reality, very few people stick to…

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Help! My Dental Assistant Won’t Learn New Things!

By Ronda Holman | January 29, 2024

Don’t be the dental assistant who won’t learn new things.Find comfort in the new thing – even if the new things are scary at first. By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought…

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Why Do I Keep Having to Adjust the Anterior Teeth When Restoring?

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | January 27, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com One of the main problems we see when we are restoring an anterior tooth that’s just recently chipped is that we always have to adjust occlusion. Whenever you see a chipped tooth you have to ask yourself why. Why is that chip there?…