Dr. Todd Dickerson discusses a method to correct an anteroposterior discrepancy early in treatment What once took weeks in our society now takes a fraction of that amount of time, thanks in great part to advances in technology. A simple example from the not-too-distant past would be how it was common to wait 6-8 weeks […]Read Column
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It’s an exciting era in orthodontics as innovation continues to abound. Whether improvements to bracket and alignment systems or the emergence of completely new orthodontic technology, I’m a firm believer that these innovations enable us to deliver a more effective and efficient treatment experience to our patients. It’s important though that we maintain high-quality clinicalRead Column
Dr. David Sukoff discusses being a patient alongside his son What made you decide to go through orthodontic treatment with your son? My son, Josh, had a very narrow maxillary arch form and required palatal expansion. He also had a tendency for a Class III malocclusion. I knew that he would require orthodontic treatment fromRead Column
Gary Salman, CEO of Black Talon Security, discusses the reasons for protecting against cyberattacks to your patient files Over the past 20 years, an evolution in computer technology has taken place in the orthodontic practice. Computers were previously used only for basic recordkeeping and billing. Then came the progression from billing to appointment scheduling, digitalRead Column
It’s the rare orthodontist who isn’t interested in attracting more patients. As treatment times are generally reduced and capacity increased, this is of greater significance for the ongoing health and growth of our practices. What we really should have written is that those of us who seek more patients do so with the commitmentRead Column
Dr. Joel C. Small offers a technique for creative problem solving I often encounter doctor clients who are frustrated by their team’s lack of ability to achieve a pre-defined, desired result. The scenario goes something like this: Coach: I hear that you are frustrated. Give me more detail. Doctor: Okay. Well, no matter how manyRead Column
Two years ago in July, I was sitting in the sand with my family in Newport Beach, California. I was enjoying the sun when my nephew, Jesse, approached my twin brother, Steve, and I with a very concerned look on his face. He told us both that he just spoken to a lady whoRead Column
Seventh Edition; 2014 by Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD Quintessence Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois The seventh edition of this book gives evidence of its importance to the profession and its relevance to teachers, researchers, and clinicians. For good reason, Bell’s Oral and Facial Pain has become the most used text on this subject, not only inRead Column