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Navigating dental malpractice lawsuits — part 1

Kristin Tauras, JD, guides dental specialists through the legal elements Dental specialists are increasingly being sued for professional malpractice. As ...

7 marketing musts for orthodontists in 2023

Dr. Kyle Fagala offers insights on how to keep your practice in the spotlight Whatever industry you’re in, marketing can ...

Regain control over your practice: lower costs, eliminate supply-chain issues, and increase customization

Dr. Tom Shannon explains how in-house 3D-printed fixed appliances can help resolve common practice frustrations At our core, orthodontists are ...

Benefit of early Class II treatment — a treatise on validity of the 1998 Carolina randomized clinical trial

Dr. John L. Hayes discusses the influence of the Carolina Research papers on one- or two-phase orthodontic treatment The purpose ...

Telling the world about you

Lisa Moler, Founder/Publisher, MedMark Media Our worlds are so busy with our time consumed with improving clinically, professionally, and personally. ...

Orthodontists — in the human business

As a longtime observer as well as active participant in the field of orthodontics since 1982, I have had the ...

Panthera Dental 10th Anniversary Celebration

Adrienne Good, National Account Manager for Orthodontic Practice US, recaps Panthera’s memorable event Panthera Dental asked me to attend their ...

Smile Stream Solutions

For the past 2 years, Smile Stream Solutions has remained true to both our strategic growth plan and our mission ...

Burstone’s Biomechanical Foundation of Clinical Orthodontics

Kwangchul Choy, DDS, MS, PhD, 2022, Quintessence Publishing Co., www.quintpub.com Whenever a classical textbook such as Biomechanical Foundation of Clinical ...

The case for combination treatment

Dr. Eric Wu explains how to improve patient satisfaction and profitability What is combination treatment? Combination treatment is the use ...

Stem cells and the dynamic field of medicine, dentistry, and orthodontics

Dr. Amy B. Jackson discusses how stem cells from wisdom teeth can have promising medical benefits When I was pregnant ...

FAQs Special Section

Boyd Industries Market leader for orthodontic operatory equipment Why is Boyd operatory equipment and cabinetry better than the competition? As ...

Orthodontic Clinical Studies

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 ...

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 ...

Orthodontic Case Studies

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 ...

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. ...

Orthodontic Industry News

Dental Monitoring Hosts Inaugural 2023 User Summit in Tampa Bay, FL

Austin, TX, January 26, 2023 — From March 16 through the 18th, DentalMonitoring will invite all current and prospective users ...

Partnership Between Kleer and Sunbit Will Reduce Friction for Patients

Dental practices of all sizes to benefit from alignment WAYNE, PA - Kleer, the leading dental membership platform, today announced ...

ToothFairy rebrands to become Cloud 9 Ignite

On December 7, 2022, Cloud 9 Software, the leading provider of cloud-based practice management systems for orthodontists, pediatric dentists, and ...

SPARK™ CLEAR ALIGNERS RELEASE 13 PROVIDES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ORTHODONTIC INNOVATIONS WITH GROUND-BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE CLINICAL FEATURES

Doctor-Driven Innovation and Improvements Provide Superior Control, More Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Brea, Calif. (November 1, 2022) – Ormco ...

Movemints, LLC Hits Milestone with 15 Million Mints Shipped Globally

Movemints Promote Optimal Tooth Movement, Increase Blood Flow and Eliminate Dry Mouth During Clear Aligner Treatment PITTSBURGH (Oct. 24, 2022) ...

Orthodontists Can Now Remineralize White Spot Lesions Around Brackets With Curodont™ Repair Fluoride Plus

Innovative caries treatment is 13 times more effective than fluoride varnish* and has 95% success rate҂ Algonquin, IL, USA, October ...

Straumann Group Selects Sunbit Technology To Expand Patient Access to Best-in-Class Financing Options

Financing approval in minutes to help practices across the country offer patients a new way to achieve a functional, confident ...

3D Diagnostix Digital Services Now Integrated with Morita i-Dixel Imaging Software

IRVINE, Calif. – (September 30, 2022) – J. MORITA USA, world-leader in imaging technology, has made the following announcement regarding ...

WildSmiles and SmileSuite Announce New Partnership

Providers can attract new patients with direct-to-consumer digital promoting OMAHA, NE (September 29, 2022)—WildSmiles Braces, an innovative supplier of unique ...

Curve Dental Announces Partnership with Dental Whale to Simplify the Business of Dentistry

Las Vegas, Nevada, September 19, 2022 - Curve Dental, the most-widely used cloud-based practice management solution for the dental industry, ...

EasyRx now integrates with In Hand Dental

ATLANTA – September 15, 2022 – EasyRx®, a leading provider of universal lab prescription, digital workflow, and 3D software for ...

Two Years Running: Ultradent Makes Fortune ‘Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production’ & Enters Top 5 in Nation

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah September 7, 2022. Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is ...

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