While writing my message for this summer issue, John Mayer’s song “Wildfire” started playing on the radio. It started me thinking about what summer means. The song says, “… a little bit of summer is what the whole year’s all about.” After the past 2 years of rethinking, regrouping, and reopening, we’ve all worked so …Read Column
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In 1959, Dr. Cecil C. Steiner in his classic article, “Cephalometric in Clinical Practice” asked, “Do you really want to know what you are doing to your patients, or are you afraid to find out?” This question reflects the resistance to cephalometric analysis 63 years ago. The same argument could be made today about the …Read Column
When preparing my first message of 2022, I was looking for inspiration. I found a quote by author Richelle E. Goodrich, which said, “Revitalized, I find the strength to battle new tomorrows.” She added, “This year, I survived. Next year, I will thrive!” Revitalization is a key to continuing to grow and prosper in the …Read Column
Orthodontics is at a crossroads. Our patient base is growing; our clinical expertise is crucial. Research shows that around 75% of Americans could benefit from orthodontic treatment, and the long-term oral and systemic health downsides to delaying or forgoing treatment are becoming increasingly clear. Clear aligners, specifically, dramatically expanded the number of patients who are …Read Column
“I am a gladiator! Winter is my season. This is my time. I will not be denied. … I will add more value than anyone else. … Give me your fears, give me your limitations, and I’ll give you results. I am a gladiator!” — Tony Robbins Welcome to our winter issue! The above inspirational …Read Column
2021. A year in which we thought we had gotten a grip on the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses were coming back, vaccines were rolling out of the manufacturing facilities and going into 200 million-plus arms. Life was looking good, and the light at the end of the tunnel was not an oncoming freight train. That glimmer …Read Column
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
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