Through all of the challenges and changes of 2020, I look forward to 2021 as a year of renewal and rejuvenation. 2020 changed our perspectives on patient care and the way we run our businesses. Sanitizing and masking have become part of daily routines, and new methods of communicating with patients and sharing information with …Read Column
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It would be an understatement to describe 2020 as one of the most disrupted years in recent history. Political chaos, a disputed presidential election, and to top it all off, the proverbial cherry on the sundae — a COVID-19 pandemic that rode in on the winds of March with no definitive end in sight. As …Read Column
Welcome back! By the time you read this, patients will have returned to your chairs, and you and your teams will be hard at work providing your essential quality dental care. Although dental offices have always been recognized for their high standards in sterilization and sanitization protocols, now they have advanced these practices to even …Read Column
Remember when your children were learning to ski? If you mentioned the word “ski school,” your kids would freak out. However, if you said, “You have a coach for the day,” they saw a fun day ahead! Continuing education in orthodontics is no different! Throughout our orthodontic programs, we had dedicated faculty members, both full-time …Read Column
As I write this message, COVID-19 is still driving many of the operational aspects of the dental office, and dentists are trying to navigate the challenges and restrictions related to maintaining safety and health. Recently, I attended the ADA’s press conference on reopening — a meeting that gathered dental leaders to discuss CDC guidelines, dentists’ …Read Column
Overcoming COVID-19 and getting back to work is a challenge that we all face together. As communities, we are missing each other. As doctors and business owners, we are eager to be back in the office doing what we love. Maybe this time has given you a deeper appreciation for your career, or maybe it …Read Column
”I’ll be here when you are ready, to roll with the changes.” — REO Speedwagon As I write this perspective, the world has been going through a period of changes and modifications like never before. COVID-19 regulations have shuttered many restaurants and retail stores. Stay-at-home parents have transformed into surrogate teachers, and Zoom has become …Read Column
We’re living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and even think about healthcare. What’s more, it has shifted my job description from full-time orthodontist into fourth-grade teacher, sous chef, sanitation engineer, virtual-visit specialist, retainer solver, on-call Netflix navigator, and all-around problem solver. In an effort to find some …Read Column