Chip Fichtner explains that the value of part of your practice to a silent partner may surprise you Dental Support Organizations (DSO) are a growing force in dentistry. They control up to 20% of the dentistry in the United States, and the number of doctors affiliated with a DSO is growing by 15% per year. …View Product Profile
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To chew gum with orthodontics or NOT to chew gum with orthodontics? Chewing gum with orthodontics has been debated for years! First, let us talk about why our patients are in orthodontics? Optimal restorative outcome Esthetics Correcting occlusal trauma Old theories: Chewing gum bends wires … Chewing gum knocks off brackets … Chewing gum breaks …View Product Profile
Dr. Lloyd Taylor presents a detailed technique using Tie-On Rotation Wedges on a finishing archwire to perfectly align contacts Ideal occlusion is the ultimate goal of ortho-dontic treatment. Patients expect perfectly aligned teeth and are aware of the slightest irregularities. Tie-On Rotation Wedges (TORW) are an easy, efficient, and painless way to correct rotations and …View Product Profile
When it comes to thermoforming plastics, orthodontists have many options to create quality results for their retainers or aligners. Their expertise combined with the right mix of quality, value, and convenience not only brings out the best treatment outcomes, but also can improve the efficiency of the office. A new product, Atmos Thermoforming plastic material …View Product Profile
”Built to Last. Built for You. Built by Boyd” is more than a tagline — it signifies the commitment that the Boyd team makes to each and every one of our customers. Best known for the durability and reliability of our award-winning products — including treatment chairs, mobile storage, and custom cabinetry — we combine …View Product Profile
A while back 3Shape shook up the clear aligner market by launching an open clear aligner workflow that enables laboratories and practices, no matter what size, to enter the booming clear aligner market. The open workflow, from scanning and treatment planning to setup and manufacturing, is powered by 3Shape technology and its Clear Aligner Studio …View Product Profile
Editor’s intro: For increased predictability of outcomes and less complex treatment, this low pulsatile vibration device allows for greater control and the ability to give patients more precise treatment. Manufactured by OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc., AcceleDent® Optima™ is the leading vibratory orthodontic device that delivers better orthodontic experiences for orthodontists and their patients. As an FDA-cleared …View Product Profile
Recently, I heard a phrase that may sum up the approach of many orthodontists in today’s competitive orthodontic market — growth at any cost. This catchphrase may refer to the very flexible financing of little-to-no down payment and extended terms in-office. Perhaps the expression alludes to the 5% or more of gross production that doctors are willing to hand over for a service with the hope of increased case acceptance. Or could it denote the discounts that practices agree to for in-network participation with an average of 20-pluView Product Profile