Publisher Lisa Moler says that now is the time to pursue revitalization of your practice in 2022. Read her inspiring perspective and thrive in 2022!
When preparing my first message of 2022, I was looking for inspiration. I found a quote by author Richelle E. Goodrich, which said, “Revitalized, I find the strength to battle new tomorrows.” She added, “This year, I survived. Next year, I will thrive!” Revitalization is a key to continuing to grow and prosper in the coming years. It means to give new life or vitality. Here at MedMark, revitalization is exactly what we concentrate on every day — for our readers and our authors and, ultimately, for our patients.
For our spring issue, our page design has changed. That is part of our revitalization. Our articles and topics will continue to motivate. But you will also find:
- Easier-to-read bold headlines and a humanist, more legible typeface
- More color and a fresh color palette with new accent colors
- More reader-friendly text and column width
- More bookshelf-friendly size — the publication now is easier to store for long-term reference
Our cover story by Dr. Lynn Hurst talks about the CandidPro™ system and its simple-to-use, automated technology that eliminates the unnecessary visits, refinements, and extended treatment times, which can happen with many other types of aligners. A CE by Dr. Amy Jackson discusses the benefits and drawbacks of fixed lingual retention. A CE by Nikki Sowards, PharmD; Michael O’Neil, PharmD; and Tyler Dougherty, PharmD; shows how dentists can utilize state prescription drug-monitoring programs (PDMPs) to inform clinicians and identify “red flags” when prescribing controlled substances. Take the quizzes for these CEs and obtain 2 CE credits each! In his technology article, Dr. Robert Kaspers discusses the benefits of a a CBCT scan for formulating an accurate diagnosis.
While we all are laser-focused on succeeding and expanding our options this year, we also should remember the importance of practicing empathy and kindness. Stories of these past 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic taught us all that everybody has a personal and professional story that has deeply impacted their lives. Some share these challenges with the world, and some prefer to keep them personal; but in the light of what we have all gone through, part of the revitalization of 2022 will be to recognize that we need each other’s support to move forward. There are many ways to practice kindness in the dental world. Be a mentor to another dentist who has questions on technique or materials that work for you. Motivate a colleague who is just starting out or is restarting. Use your social media to be an inspiration. Call peers and suggest they read an interesting article that will help move their practice forward. Tell a few people in your personal life that you are proud of them.
Revitalization means so much, especially this year, and MedMark is proud to be a catalyst for positive change. For our readers, our articles and webinars can help you gain or change perspective and move in new directions. For manufacturers and innovators, our marketing services can bring you the attention you deserve and the recognition you seek.
Our motto this year is “Renew in 2022!” With our combined experience and insights, we can stride into the future together. For this issue, we put a new spin on the quote at the beginning of this perspective. “Last year, I survived. This year, I will thrive!”
To your best success,
Orthodontists are specialists at revitalization of lives through beautiful smiles. There are many ways to achieve your goals. Check out our past issues of Orthodontic Practice US to read about techniques, products, and philosophies that can keep your practice moving forward! https://orthopracticeus.com/