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LightForce Orthodontics welcomes new chief operating officer, Kelly Cunning Riedel

LightForce Orthodontics Chief Operating Officer, Kelly Cunning Riedel The new COO of LightForce Orthodontics — Kelly Cunning Riedel — brings ...

Off the roller coaster — a positive outlook, fresh goals, and renewed focus on success

Lisa MolerFounder/Publisher, MedMark Media In looking back, most of us felt that last year was a roller coaster ride. We ...

Skeletal deficiency treatments yield positive results

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic facial pain are highly comorbid and common. In the United States and throughout the ...

LF FUTURE conference

Attendees received hands-on indirect bonding (IDB) training LightForce Orthodontics first user conference focuses on customer collaboration The LF FUTURE conference, ...

Chronic pain and sleep — it’s not that simple

The T-Scan is a vital tool in treating force imbalances that contribute to chronic pain, headaches, and tinnitus which reduce ...

Retainers For Life®

Stop saying goodbye to your patients I have always loved the analogy that an orthodontist’s day looks like the flight ...

Facemask midfacial protraction — an overview

Dr. Duane Grummons discusses the benefits of Facemask therapy Nasomaxillary respiratory orthopedic applications of the Grummons Facemask with individualized protraction ...

Data-driven decision-making for competitive advantage

Gaidge treatment starts Suzanne Wilson discusses how the right information can affect real, positive change in your business As all ...

Asking the right questions about airway in orthodontics

Drs. Barry D. Raphael, Mark A. Cruz, Richard D. Roblee, and Ellen Crean-Binion discuss how structure, function, and behavior affect ...

Orthodontic Clinical Studies

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 ...

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 ...

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 & ...

In my practice: aligner therapy with added high-frequency vibration

Dr. David R. Boschken discusses a combination of therapies that can lead to more efficient orthodontic treatment During my 20-year ...

Management of facial asymmetries — true skeletal or functional shift

Drs. Jamie Y. Kim, Chung How Kau, and Ahmet A. Celebi show a patient’s progress through treatment Figure 1: Pretreatment ...

Manual osteoperforation and high-frequency vibration

Dr. R. Bruce McFarlane illustrates technologies that facilitate treatment goals Over the years, as I explore beneficial technologies to add ...

The value of orthodontic study models for diagnosis and treatment planning: a survey

Drs. Nathan Yetter and Donald J. Rinchuse investigate whether orthodontic e-models and/or plaster models are useful Introduction: The purpose of ...

Treating sleep disorders with oral appliances

Dr. Ronald Perkins discusses symptoms of sleep disorders and his treatment protocol An as an orthodontist since the early 1970s, ...

Sleep apnea treatment: a survey investigating current orthodontic treatments and philosophies

A study by Drs. Ryan Walter, Donald Rinchuse, and Daniel Rinchuse shows a wide range of responses on the treatment ...

Seven clinical practice truths

Dr. Rich Mounce offers some advice on the pursuit of endodontic happiness After 23 years as an endodontist in private ...

Orthodontic Case Studies

Katelyn’s story

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

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 ...

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, ...

Vertical control and efficiency in treating a Class III malocclusion

Dr. Michael T. DePascale discusses his experience in the development and use of a new clear aligner system Introduction In ...

Nonsurgical correction of a maxillary hypoplastic/mandibular hyperplastic patient

Drs. Jeffrey Silmon and Chris Cosse devise a treatment plan that avoided certain surgical disadvantages Introduction Figure 1: Initial photos ...

Severe crowding with a transverse skeletal discrepancy impacting self-esteem

Editor’s intro: Dr. Antonino Secchi illustrates how orthodontists are improving smiles and also impacting self esteem. Dr. Antonino Secchi illustrates ...

The multifactorial challenges to treating non-growing adult Class III patients

Editor’s intro: Dr. Bryan Lockhart’s solution to the many challenges to treatment for this patient involved a multi-faceted approach to treatment. Dr. ...

Using SureSmile® clear aligners to treat a patient with crowding and narrow arches

Editor’s intro: Dr. Cory Costanzo uses clear aligners to treat a patient with an implant, crowded lower teeth and a narrow ...

SureSmile case report: DIY aligner generalized spacing case for superior control and cost-effective treatment

Editor’s intro: With DIY aligners using SureSmile software as the treatment for a patient’s generalized spacing issue, Dr. Edward Y. Lin provided ...

The gummy smile dilemma

Editor’s intro: Dr. Stuart Frost discusses an innovative gummy smile treatment that results in less cost, less risk, and stunning results. Dr. ...

Orthodontic Industry News

Sunbit Dental Professionals Survey Says: Smile Now, Pay-over-time

Patients Welcome a Solution that Overcomes Cost Barriers with Buy Now, Pay Later Financing October 11, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS ...

SmileDirectClub Supports Afghan Refugees With Donation of Oral Health Essentials

International Oral Care Leader Announces Year-Long Partnership with International Rescue Committee NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmileDirectClub, the ...

Incisal Edge Design Competition for Dental Practices Accepting Nominations

Award-winning offices across the U.S. will be selected in three categories: New Construction, Repurposed and Specialty practices. PITTSTON, PA — ...

LightForce Orthodontics Hires Amazon Executive Kelly Riedel as Chief Operating Officer

Former Director of Global Operations at Amazon Robotics joins Boston-based orthodontics innovator to lead future expansion, product, and revenue growth ...

Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program Launches for 2021

Washington, DC; July 21, 2021 – Cellerant Consulting Group is excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Cellerant Best ...

CareQuest Institute Commends Congressional Legislation to Provide Oral Health Care Benefit in Medicare

Statement from President and CEO, Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan: “Dental care is essential health care . . . If we value ...

Which dental protocols added during the pandemic will continue in the future?

Patient acquisition and retention, Covid-19 impact, and staffing challenges at dental practices are among topics of a survey fielded by ...

Ormco Announces the Launch of the Damon Ultima™ System the First True Full Expression System Designed for Faster and More Precise Finishing

Brea, Calif. (June. 22, 2021) – Ormco Corporation, a global leader and innovator of orthodontic products and solutions, today announced ...

Spark Aligners Does It Again with Market Leading Innovation and New FDA Approval to Give Doctors Greater Control and Flexibility

New Features in Release 11 Combined with Expanded Indication for Mixed Dentition to Treat Kids and Teens is a Home ...

Aspen Dental Introduces Doctor-Guided and Tech-Driven Motto™ Clear Aligners – Giving Patients Their Tray One on Day One

Motto Clear Aligners leverage Aspen Dental’s national network of dental experts and precision technology to deliver best-in-class clear aligners at ...

Henry Schein Orthodontics Announces Virtual Presence at the American Academy of Orthodontics 2021 Annual Session

Company’s Virtual Booth to Feature Expansive Lineup of Products and Education on Industry Trends MELVILLE, N.Y., June 24, 2021 – Henry Schein ...

Dentsply Sirona acquired the assets of Propel Orthodontics, a leading innovator in orthodontic devices

Dentsply Sirona today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Propel Orthodontics, including the VPro device ...

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