Béatrice and Diane Robichaud explain how Panthera’s cutting-edge technology is transforming treatment experiences The French have played a distinguished role in the development of new dental technology. In 1973, a dentist named Dr. François Duret is credited with having invented CAD/CAM dentistry in his DDS thesis, “Optical Printing.” By the late 1980s, he had developed …Read Article
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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
Dr. Lynn Hurst explains the benefits of this affordable and accessible orthodontic system Achieving a healthy smile that patients can be proud of — whether in terms of functional, clinical, or cosmetic correction — ideally should have as many barriers removed as possible. Yet approximately 75% of Americans could still benefit from orthodontic treatment.1 Figure …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
Drs. Barry D. Raphael, Mark A. Cruz, Richard D. Roblee, and Ellen Crean-Binion discuss how structure, function, and behavior affect airflow The wrong question The amount of time orthodontists have wasted polarizing around issues such as extraction versus nonextraction, one-phase versus two-phase, and now around the issue of “airway orthodontics” attests to an overall lack …Read Article
Dr. Jep Paschal reimagined his practice workflow to achieve an enhanced patient experience Minimum Touch OrthodonticsSM (MTO) is an orthodontic workflow philosophy Henry Schein® Orthodontics™ (HSO) launched, under the guidance of its clinical advisory orthodontists, to assist ortho-dontists in focusing their efforts during the pandemic toward one goal — to deliver simplified, predictable results in …Read Article