Dr. Steven Semaan talks about the importance of referrals and a new technology that promises to change and improve the process. Referrals are one of the most powerful ways that orthodontic practices connect with new patients and expand their reach. With social media, the internet, and word of mouth as modern ways for patients to […]Read Article
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Dr. Robert Kaspers notes that interaction between dentists and orthodontists can result in more effective treatment Unfortunately, dental schools do not educate general dentists on why certain patients need orthodontists. And aligner companies’ marketing has done a phenomenal job in informing general dentists about how easy it is to move teeth with aligners. Unfortunately, theRead Article
LightForce Orthodontics first user conference focuses on customer collaboration The LF FUTURE conference, June 25-26, 2021, was a compelling mix of industry experts, rising orthodontic stars, and the team behind the fastest growing company in the specialty. More than 100 orthodontists attended the first annual LightForce event at the headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, one ofRead Article
Introducing the first orthodontic system providing independent tooth movement Orthodontist/physicist who invented BRIUS Dr. Mehdi Peikar, DDS, PhD, the inventor of BRIUS, created BRIUS to fix many of the issues he faced with the patients he was treating — namely, poor esthetics, long treatment time, and painful frequent visits for adjustments. Using his background inRead Article
Drs. Emad Hussein, Sari Amer, Khaled Qatawi, and Yazan Ashhab discuss a non-extraction option that overcomes compliance problems Introduction International epidemiologic studies suggest that there seems to be over 25% prevalence of Class II malocclusions.1-5 However, the number of patients attending our clinics with Class II malocclusion features appear to be higher than the numbersRead Article
Dr. Michael Bicknell discusses how harnessing advancements in technology can satisfy core values and lead to improved patient experiences, simplification of treatment, and improved clinical outcomes Introduction “Perception is reality” is a phrase that floats around in all areas of life. In today’s society, this holds even more weight due to the easy access toRead Article
Dr. Hany Youssef discusses a new lingual braces system with increased efficiency and profitability Introduction A goal of orthodontic treatment is to achieve excellent treatment outcomes with optimal efficiency. Treatment efficiency may be measured by several different metrics such as chair time, doctor time, and overall treatment time. Often once treatment efficiency metrics are determined,Read Article
Dr. Alfred Griffin III discusses how digital technologies blend to benefit patients and practitioners “Change is the only constant.” – Greek philosopher Heraclitus During current post-COVID-19 days, the above quote represents both the frustration and the resilience in the orthodontic office. After 7.9 million reported cases of COVID-19 (by October 16),1 shutdowns, reopening, and newRead Article