VISION is the innovative treatment planning solution by SoftSmile. The software is powered by artificial intelligence that generates key aspects of treatment planning while guaranteeing precision through every step of the process. Machine-learning algorithms automate the time-consuming processes of treatment planning and facilitate the final setup of aligned teeth based on orthodontic measurements. With VISION, …View Product Profile
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Dr. Amy Jackson discusses at-home, direct-to-door delivery of orthodontic care What is your opinion of direct-to-consumer aligner companies? Personally, I believe orthodontic therapy that is not doctor-centric can at best fall short of the goal and at worst lead to deleterious effects. However, this direct-to-consumer aligner surge has led to market awareness, increased consumer spending on orthodontic treatment, …Read Article
The Damon Ultima™ System Ormco™ Corporation has launched a completely reengineered passive self-ligation brace system. The new Damon Ultima™ System is the first true full-expression orthodontic system with a proprietary integrated wire and slot that is designed for faster and more precise finishing. It provides orthodontists with earlier and precise control of rotation, angulation, and …View Product Profile
Innovator and leader of digital technology Specialty Appliances, founded in 1981 by Scott Huge, has since become an industry leader in orthodontics. The company’s rich history is built on fabrication of all types of functional appliances, retainers, fixed- and removable-arch development appliances, and the Herbst® appliance. The company is on the forefront of indirect bonding …Read Corporate Profile
3M™ What can AAO attendees expect from 3M™ this year? Our team is excited to highlight the innovations that make 3M™ an industry leader in digital workflows. Don’t miss our speaker sessions where we’ll dive into detailed overviews of our priority digital solutions, including the 3M™ Oral Care Portal, 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners Flex + Force, …View Product Profile
Finding LightForce At 39-years old, Dr. Chris Bonebreak Jackson has been a mechanical engineer, a bond trader, a dental faculty member, a patent holder, and an orthodontist. Patients call her Dr. Jackson. Three daughters call her mom. At LightForce, she’s Bones. Like her monikers and her careers, she defies a singular definition. Now she brings …Read Article
Tyler Dougherty, PharmD; Michael O’Neil, PharmD; and Nikki Sowards, PharmD; review key considerations when prescribing and storing controlled substances Introduction Prescription medication misuse, substance use disorder (SUD), and diversion continue to remain problematic across the United States. Dental practitioners are often targeted by patients since they are a potential source of potent prescription opioids. Additionally, …Read CE Article
Drs. Jaimeé Morgan and Stan Presley discuss how appealing to patients’ desires for esthetic enhancement during orthodontic treatment can have other positive effects Orthodontic patients are often overlooked when it comes to addressing their needs for whiter teeth. These patients are usually forced to wait until the end of treatment when the brackets are removed …Read CE Article