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
LightForce Orthodontics first user conference focuses on customer collaboration The LF FUTURE conference, June 25-26, 2021, was a compelling mix of industry experts, rising orthodontic stars, and the team behind the fastest growing company in the specialty. More than 100 orthodontists attended the first annual LightForce event at the headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, one of …Read Article
Scott Peterson discusses the complicated connection between sleep and chronic pain It’s no surprise that living with chronic pain affects sleep quality. In fact, a growing body of research strongly suggests that sleep quality should be included in the initial assessment of all patients who present with chronic pain. Difficulty initiating sleep, disrupted sleep, early …Read Article
Stop saying goodbye to your patients I have always loved the analogy that an orthodontist’s day looks like the flight pattern out of London Heathrow — you’re busy — in fact, you’re very busy. My name is Dr. Amy Jackson, a practicing orthodontist with four locations in San Antonio, Texas. After more years than I …View Product Profile
Dr. Duane Grummons discusses the benefits of Facemask therapy Nasomaxillary respiratory orthopedic applications of the Grummons Facemask with individualized protraction and slow palatal expansion show validated sutural responses and favorable airway flow benefits. Resolution is achieved with transverse and protraction movements of maxillae with circummaxillary sutural growth modification.1 Favorable effects follow: more convexity of facial …Read Article
Suzanne Wilson discusses how the right information can affect real, positive change in your business As all industries continue to progress toward data management and data-driven decision-making, who are the pioneers, and who are the followers who are working to catch up? Robust data analysis and data-led decisions are not simply trends. Common sense tells …View Product Profile