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Examining the dental canon

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

With a gladiator’s determination

“I  am a gladiator! Winter is my season. This is my time. I will not be denied. … I will ...

Orthodontists asked, and LightForce listened

Orthodontists can achieve new levels of precision with the LightForce custom-built Rebond LightTrays, which are manufactured to exactly match each ...

Welcome to 2022 and goodbye to 2021!

2021. A year in which we thought we had gotten a grip on the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses were coming back, ...

Pushing the limits

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

Amy Jackson, DDS, MS

Dr. Amy Jackson treating a patient Fulfilling orthodontic and entrepreneurial dreams What can you tell us about your background? I ...

Software Special Section

DIBS AI by OrthoSelect A New Standard in Digital IDB What do you see as the biggest challenges facing orthodontists ...

Connecting the dots and drawing the lines to success

Delaware-based Alpine and Rafetto Orthodontics has been leveraging business intelligence for the better half of the last decade and continues ...

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, ...

Orthodontic Clinical Studies

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 ...

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 ...

Orthodontic Case Studies

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. ...

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 ...

Orthodontic Industry News

Leading D2C Teeth Aligner Company Candid Closes DTC Business and Goes All-In on Dentist Network Model, CandidPro

January 24, 2022 - Candid, a clear aligner leader, announces that it is closing down its direct-to-consumer business as well ...

James R. Kunkemoeller Announces Retirement from Great Lakes, Search for Replacement Targets Internal and External Candidates

James R. Kunkemoeller Great Lakes announced today that James R. Kunkemoeller, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, has announced ...

What it means to be a dental student social media influencer in 2021

Between time in the clinic, studying for tests, and treating patients, 10 dental students have made helping others their priority. ...

Henry Schein® Orthodontics™ Announces Studio PRO™ 4.0, Treatment Planning Software for Reveal® Clear Aligners

Melville, NY November 18, 2021 - Henry Schein Orthodontics, the orthodontics business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), today announced ...

Dental Whale Chooses Sunbit as Preferred Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Technology Partner

Sunbit is endorsed by Dental Whale for use by its 19,000 affiliated dental practices across the U.S. NEW YORK (Nov. ...

Studies Reveal That Digital Payment Systems Are Key to Improving Patient Experience in Healthcare

New studies find that modernized technology, especially patient payment solutions, play a critical role in patient experience. ATLANTA, Nov. 15, ...

5th Annual Incisal Edge 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry

Our profession has made it through what appears (we hope) to be the worst of the pandemic with aplomb. Incisal ...

onDiem’s Digital ID Service Helps Practices and Employees Maintain Compliance With New State COVID-19 Mandates

PORTLAND, Oregon — As the federal government debates COVID-19 vaccination mandates on a national level, six states have forged ahead ...

Incisal Edge announces 2021 recipients of the magazine’s signature ‘40 Under 40’ award for young dentists

For an 11th consecutive year, Incisal Edge dental magazine recognizes brilliant achievers, ages 40 and under, with its signature award. Among this year's Incisal ...

Beam Dental Partners with GLO Science to Add Teeth Whitening to Benefits Portfolio

Beam to provide qualified members with exclusive access to free teeth whitening kits COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) ...

EasyRx Partners with The Invisible Orthodontist

ATLANTA - October 2021 - EasyRx, comprehensive case management and 3D software, has recently announced their partnership with The Invisible ...

Gaidge Debuts Electronic Intake Forms for Orthodontic Practices

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - November 8, 2021 - Gaidge, the leader in business intelligence and practice analytics, today announced the addition ...

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