Cybersecurity expert Mark Pribish says that awareness of data breaches is imperative in today’s technologically active practice Introduction Most small- to medium-sized businesses, including orthodontic practices, do not believe their orthodontic practice is a target for cybercriminals and/or the insider threat. Unfortunately, the cyber-risk threat landscape keeps expanding and evolving with hackers and the insider …Read Article
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Dr. Christopher Cosse discusses how virtual patient monitoring can bring efficiency and convenience to the orthodontic practice Today orthodontists are reevaluating their practice procedures in order to do more with less. Providing exceptional patient care without overstretching resources is on everyone’s mind. Thanks largely to recent advancements in telehealth technology and modalities, virtual consultations and …Read Article
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
Doing the right thing for the right reasons Drs. W. Keith Harvey and B. Carter Thomas operate three orthodontic practices in Mobile, Alabama. All locations have six clinic chairs with two treatment consultation rooms and a records area. They have a staff of 23 with approximately 11 administrative and 12 clinical assistants. This practice is …View Practice Profile
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
Dr. Michael Bicknell discusses how harnessing advancements in technology can satisfy core values and lead to improved patient experiences, simplification of treatment, and improved clinical outcomes Introduction “Perception is reality” is a phrase that floats around in all areas of life. In today’s society, this holds even more weight due to the easy access to …Read Article
Dr. Hany Youssef discusses a new lingual braces system with increased efficiency and profitability Introduction A goal of orthodontic treatment is to achieve excellent treatment outcomes with optimal efficiency. Treatment efficiency may be measured by several different metrics such as chair time, doctor time, and overall treatment time. Often once treatment efficiency metrics are determined, …Read Article
Suzanne Wilson discusses how Gaidge prepares for a successful and profitable future for orthodontic practices Looking back on 2020, all of us were faced with unexpected impacts on our businesses and communities. Successful practices were able to weather the storm, and many saw a healthy 3rd and 4th quarter that helped level a declining year. …View Product Profile