The new COO of LightForce Orthodontics — Kelly Cunning Riedel — brings her strategic thinking, bold vision, and results-focused approach to LightForce. A lawyer by training and background, Riedel previously led a more than 650 person team at Amazon Robotics, most recently serving as Director of Operations and Supply Chain. Before that, she built and …Read Column
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In looking back, most of us felt that last year was a roller coaster ride. We got shoved into that buggy, fastened our seat belts, and hung on. Dentists hurtled around all of the new rules and regulations that were unveiled each day. You skidded around corners that held unknown aerosol dangers, careened past roadblocks …Read Column
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic facial pain are highly comorbid and common. In the United States and throughout the world, the prevalence of OSA is increasing.1 Approximately 34% and 17% of middle-aged men and women, respectively, meet the diagnostic criteria for OSA.2 OSA is widely underdiagnosed — 86% to 95% of individuals found in …Read Column
Resilience is often defined as the “capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.” During the past year, we have all had a chance to reflect on our current experience, and many have predicted that this year will be a defining moment in our lives. I feel a key to our recovery is both resilience and change …Read Column
Here comes summer — we’re already halfway through the year, and many of us have hit the ground running into 2021 — a robust reboot of the “Roaring 20s!” During this past year, we have all had plenty of time to think about our personal and professional lives, what works and what needs to be …Read Column
So here we are in 2021. While the challenges of 2020 have not completely disappeared, we can definitely see healing and hope on the horizon. Personally, I am energized — looking forward to seeing all of you at in-person conferences and meetings, setting new goals, and finishing some that were put on hold. What does …Read Column
If someone were to tell me a year ago that I was going to open a startup orthodontic practice in the middle of a pandemic, I would never have believed it in a million years. Here we are, 6 months into our practice, and we can reflect back on all of the challenges we faced, …Read Column
Through all of the challenges and changes of 2020, I look forward to 2021 as a year of renewal and rejuvenation. 2020 changed our perspectives on patient care and the way we run our businesses. Sanitizing and masking have become part of daily routines, and new methods of communicating with patients and sharing information with …Read Column