Dr. John L. Hayes says that a grading system can help increase communication with patients Abstract Introduction This article proposes a grading system for the severity of a patient’s skeletal maxillary transverse deficiency. Although there are medical staging systems available to grade the severity of medical maladies for improved communication, there is presently no grading …Read Article
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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
Dr. Len Tau discusses how to soothe the sting of a negative review No matter how much we try, negative reviews are inevitable. And with how hard we work as dentists to serve patients well, negative reviews can sting. Naturally, many dentists fear that each negative review will cause them to lose patients or turn …Read Article
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
Drs. Donald J. Rinchuse and Dara L. Rinchuse discuss the importance of establishing a policy for the retention phase Orthodontists around the world echo a similar cordial greeting to patients at the start of their treatment. That is, “Are you ready, Suzie, to start your treatment?” However, have you ever heard of the orthodontist asking …Read Article
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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