Drs. Francesca Scilla Smith and Larry W. White discuss centric occlusion, centric relation, and the role of canines Canines Prior to 1958, when Dr. Angelo D’Amico1-6 published his six articles on the role of canines in functional occlusion, most dental restorative practitioners ascribed to the group function theory that arranged the teeth in a balanced …Read Clinical Study
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“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
New invention eases emergency appointments ”Rebonding using the IDB tray was very easy, very fast. We knew what bracket was off; we had the tooth prepared; we had the bracket prepared; the patient sat down; we cleaned the tooth and bonded it. It took maybe 5 minutes. With the LightForce new Rebond LightTrays, emergency rebondings …View Product Profile
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
Dr. Jeffrey M. Heinz illustrates a clinical case study treated with Spark™ Clear Aligners In my practice, I have traditionally reserved my most challenging cases for braces rather than clear aligner therapy, including some tricky adult cases. However, in my experience, when faced with the fact that a majority of adults are more interested in …Read Case Study
Fulfilling orthodontic and entrepreneurial dreams What can you tell us about your background? I was born and raised in Texas, and like any true Texan, my dreams were big. As the oldest of two, I saw my parents work tirelessly, and they instilled in me the core values of family and hard work. It was …View Practice Profile
DIBS AI by OrthoSelect A New Standard in Digital IDB What do you see as the biggest challenges facing orthodontists today? Staffing shortages, lack of doctor time, COVID restrictions, and patient satisfaction issues. These demands require doctors to find ways to provide superior treatment with limited time and resources. We created DIBS AI to help …Read Article
Suzanne Wilson, Chief Operating Officer of Gaidge, discusses the importance of monitoring performance, analyzing practice metrics, and making decisions While the pandemic continues to be a part of our lives, we now have the rear-view understanding of how this disruption has affected people and industry. We’ve experienced the unexpected high of the pandemic-driven economic spike …Read Article