JoAn Majors, RDA, CSP, CVP, advises practices to get actively involved in their communities Since my career in dentistry has spanned nearly 4 decades, I’ve seen many things change in the realm of marketing for new patients. Gone are those days when we could honestly “spray something out and hope it stuck” regarding how we …Read Article
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Kristin Tauras, JD, defines the various complex parts of a malpractice claim Today’s reality is that most dental and medical providers have a high probability of being sued. Below is a primer on the “anatomy” of a dental malpractice case. Lawsuits are controlled by state and federal law, but the basic anatomy of the lawsuit …Read Article
Mark Pribish offers guidance on minimizing risks of social media Some critics of social media say our addiction to apps in general and social media (in particular) open ourselves up to privacy risks. My question to app and social media users is, “When was the last time you read the terms and conditions or adjusted …Read Article
Justin Maxwell offers suggestions for maximizing your tax strategy Senators, CPAs, and tax attorneys have long stated that most American small business owners pay more tax than is legally required. In fact, as a successful orthodontist, you have probably felt that you pay too much to the government in taxes. An independent study proved them …Read Article
Kyle Fagala DDS, MDS; Neon Canvas: Memphis, Tennessee; 2022; neoncanvas.com In this book, Dr. Kyle Fagala waxes poetic about some patients with pretty diverse dentitions — one has teeth like gummy bears, one has three rows of teeth, and one is a snowman with a case of “frostbite.” They all have different reasons for visiting …Read Column
In an array of colors, blue, white, purple, red, or pink, lotuses are touted as symbols of peace, beauty, and longevity. I love lotus flowers. Earth.com describes them as extremely strong with the first one estimated to have sprouted millions of years ago. For all of its breathtaking beauty, the lotus flower grows out of …Read Column
Dr. Gabriela Aurora Asensi discusses treatment of a special needs patient Abstract A case of an unexpectedly found compound odontoma discovered while treating a pediatric dental patient with autism during oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia is presented. This odontoma caused impaction of the right central maxillary incisor. This patient shows how an impacted maxillary central …Read Clinical Study
Norris 20/26 System As orthodontists strive for clinical excellence with fewer patient visits, customizable braces have emerged as a popular solution. However, many of these platforms come with an unavoidable lab fee, reducing profits for doctors. And, for those who prefer the efficiency of self-ligating brackets, a customizable bracket is not an option. So, what …View Product Profile