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Choose faith over fear

I’m sitting at my computer on a beautiful day, writing my winter message, and Billy Joel’s song, “Keeping the Faith” ...

Five ways to effectively measure your practice’s performance

Oliver Gelles offers reliable metrics to gauge production and efficiency In today’s challenging economic landscape, marked by factors like inflation ...

Revolutionizing orthodontic care: bringing together AI and gamer technology to improve patient outcomes

Khamzat Asabaev talks about combining technologies that can transform orthodontic workflows Incorporating AI and gamer technology in orthodontic treatment planning ...

Sleep apnea among military veterans

Claire Szewczyk discusses “the silent battleground” When we think of our brave military veterans, we often visualize valiant soldiers fighting ...

Enhancing orthodontic marketing with automation: a digital revolution

Jeff Slater discusses how automation can keep your on-line presence active In today’s digital age, where social media platforms like ...

Whiten, align, and shine: whitening with aligners

Dr. Brigham Stoker illustrates a combination of treatment over 4 years Achieving the bright, confident smile our patients desire can ...

The synergy of orthodontics and myofunctional therapy

Dr. Maria Sokolina discusses a game-changer in long-term stability and sleep apnea treatment Abstract Orthodontic treatments often face challenges related ...

Referrals — from a pad of paper to a technology-filled smart card

Figure 1: A doctor taps the Bright Card to a patients phone to make a referral Dr. Steven Semaan talks ...

The case for limited treatment

Dr. Leon Klempner discusses growing your practice with high value-per-visit treatment lim·it·ed treat·ment \ ‘limədəd ‘trētmənt \ n 1: Orthodontic ...

Progress over perfection

Tim Bandeen, DDS, MS In the modern world, digital treatment planning has been embraced for creating aligners. There is an ...

Innovation driving practice growth

Drs. Christopher Baker, Keri Kenning, and Todd Bovenizer Drs. Todd Bovenizer and Christopher Baker discuss keeping up with the latest ...

Orthodontic Clinical Studies

The synergy of orthodontics and myofunctional therapy

Dr. Maria Sokolina discusses a game-changer in long-term stability and sleep apnea treatment Abstract Orthodontic treatments often face challenges related ...

Conservative approach of fortuitously found odontoma in a child with severe autism

Dr. Gabriela Aurora Asensi discusses treatment of a special needs patient Abstract A case of an unexpectedly found compound odontoma ...

Dental Mental Network

Dr. Brett E. Gilbert and Sue Jeffries discuss the importance of providing a safe space in support of dentists’ mental ...

Practitioner perceptions of the link between orthodontics and temporomandibular disorders (TMD): a survey of dentists, orthodontists, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Drs. Chadwick Augusty, Shadbeh Taghizadeh, Vincent Graves, John Stockstill, and Courtney McCracken (biostatistics) study the perceived association between orthodontics and ...

Examining the dental canon

Drs. Francesca Scilla Smith and Larry W. White discuss centric occlusion, centric relation, and the role of canines Canines Prior ...

Into the unknown: emerging evidence regarding risks of aerosols in the dental office

Dr. Maria L. Geisinger discusses likely modes of transmission for the virus that causes COVID-19 Aerosols created during dental procedures ...

Next-generation treatment planning

Editor’s intro: Using combination treatment plans allows Dr. Adam Schulhof to approach appliances like menu options — let him whet your appetite ...

CEREC Ortho software — where do you send your scans?

Editor’s intro: Dr. Patrik Zachrisson  shows how CEREC Ortho is a very versatile software that has many uses apart from the popular ...

Let the celebrities help

Editor’s Intro: Even Tom Cruise flashes an imperfect smile. Model wide-raging smile esthetics with celebrity photos. Dr. Donald J. Rinchuse discusses ...

The physics of Class II correction

Dr. James J. Jasper discusses the efficacy of the Jasper Vektor® Appliance Introduction From the beginning of the modern ortho-dontic ...

Fixed and removable orthodontic appliance case study

  Dr. Andrew Wallace uses the principles of “smile design” for a patient seeking cosmetic improvement of his upper and lower ...

Myofunctional therapy plays a key role in the orthodontic practice

  Dr. Daniel Klauer uses MFT for his patients on a daily basis for malocclusion and OSA The TMJ & ...

Orthodontic Case Studies

Whiten, align, and shine: whitening with aligners

Dr. Brigham Stoker illustrates a combination of treatment over 4 years Achieving the bright, confident smile our patients desire can ...

Strategic extraction patterns based on alveolar housing considerations using CBCT imaging: a case study

Drs. Jeffrey Miller and Claire Miclat show how CBCT can help an orthodontist plan more strategically Introduction When treating patients ...

Treatment of an adult Class II malocclusion with a hyperdivergent mandible and an open bite

Drs. Emad Hussein, Sari Amer, Yazan Ashhab, Khaled Qattawi, Mohammad Abo Mowais, Nezar Watted, Zuhir Anani, and Manal Samarah treat a ...

The power of choice

Dr. Manika Agarwal discusses relying on our strengths to develop a versatile approach The choice The prevalence of social media, ...

Pushing the limits

Dr. Jeffrey M. Heinz illustrates a clinical case study treated with Spark™ Clear Aligners In my practice, I have traditionally ...

Katelyn’s story

Figure 1: Katelyn Dr. Todd Rankin shares a story of extraordinary teamwork and the stunning transformation of a young woman ...

Anterior open bite correction in skeletal Class I patient

Dr. Diego Peydro demonstrates treatment for an open bite in seven appointments Introduction Over the years, there have been many ...

Using Spark™ Clear Aligners in open bite closure with TADs

Dr. Bill Dischinger illustrates treating a patient’s narrow arches and anterior open bite with clear aligner therapy My orthodontic training ...

Class II Division I, 9 mm overjet

Dr. Aron Dellinger discusses treatment with the Roncone PhysioDynamic System (PDS) application of the 20/20 molar bracket Initial impressions utilizing ...

Idiopathic condylar resorption: a case report

Dr. Bradford Edgren illustrates a patient with dysfunctional remodeling of the condyle A healthy 16-year 10-month-old female presented for a ...

Simple treatment mechanics for a highly esthetic result

Drs. Todd Bovenizer and Christopher Baker discuss brackets that offered precise control for efficient treatment As we reopen our offices, ...

Simple treatment mechanics for with a highly esthetic result

Drs. Todd Bovenizer and Christopher Baker discuss brackets that offered precise control for efficient treatment As we reopen our offices, ...

Orthodontic Industry News

Braces On Demand Announces Integration with EasyRx

Braces On Demand is now integrated with EasyRx®, enabling orthodontic practices to save time and increase productivity through workflow simplification. ...

DEXIS Announces Intraoral Scanner Software Integration with EasyRx

Quakertown, PA – DEXIS, a leading innovator of dental imaging technologies, is proud to announce IS ScanFlow Quick Connect integration ...

DEXIS Introduces DEXIS 10 Imaging Suite Software featuring the DEXassist Solution with AI-Enabled 2D Findings

http://orthopracticeus.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/DEXassist-Animation.mp4 <Quakertown, PA, October 4, 2023> — Leading innovator of dental imaging technologies, sensors, intraoral scanning, and CBCT solutions, DEXIS ...

Tops Launches Tops DPX, a One-Stop Solution for Streamlined Orthodontic Patient Engagement

Tops DPX Delivers Seamless and Integrated Patient Engagement for Orthodontic Practices Through a Comprehensive Communication Platform Alpharetta, Ga. — October ...

Denobi Awards and Speaking Consulting Network Collaborate for the 4th Annual Gala to Recognize Rising Stars in the Worldwide Dental Industry

Dallas, TX; September 25, 2023 – The Denobi Awards, an industry-wide dental awards program celebrating outstanding individuals and dental teams, ...

LightForce Hires New Chief Financial Officer, Gene Fetisov

Tech CFO joins LightForce after the announcement of Series D funding. BURLINGTON, MA. (Sept. 2023) - In an exciting development, ...

Clear Blue Smiles™ and TerraCycle® Partner to Recycle Clear Aligners and Keep Plastic Out of Landfills

Brand Commits to Sustainability by Launching Free Recycling Program through TerraCycle TRENTON, N.J., September 20, 2023 – Clear Blue Smiles, the ...

Cellerant Announces the 2023 Best of Class Technology Award Winners

Washington, DC; September 18, 2023 — Cellerant Consulting Group is pleased to announce the 2023 Cellerant Best of Class Technology ...

Ormco Announces the Launch of its Latest Innovation – Ormco™ Digital Bonding, Powered by Spark™ Technology

Digital treatment planning and digital bracket placement interface with Spark Approver Software provides one easy-to-use software platform for your Spark ...

Ultradent Named One of PEOPLE Magazine’s Companies That Care

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah August 23, 2023. Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is honored ...

Dolphin Management announces integration with Zeeno Robotics

Chatsworth, CA August 2023—Dolphin Management’s newest integration is with Zeeno Robotics, the pioneering robotic office assistant. This integration enables patients ...

SPARK™ CLEAR ALIGNERS ANNOUNCES KEY CLINICAL UPDATES & DOCTOR-DRIVEN INNOVATIONS IN RELEASE 14

Comprehensive Technology and Clinical Improvements Continue to Support the Treatment of Orthodontic Patients Brea, Calif. (Aug. 8, 2023) – Ormco ...

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