Fall Shows 2017

We look forward to seeing you at these shows this fall!

Be sure to visit us at our booth to learn about our new e-commerce platform and have the opportunity to meet Dr. Robert “Tito” Norris, the inventor of the revolutionary FiT.20 self-ligating bracket system.* To learn more about the FiT.20 system prior to the show click here to visit our website. Continue reading “Fall Shows 2017”

Six Sigma and Lean: The New Kids on the Orthodontic Block

Two of the ideas we’ve seen popping up in dental and orthodontic literature are Lean Management and Six Sigma Management. For those who aren’t familiar with these ideas, they are systems management processes for businesses. Lean Management focuses on eliminating waste (anything that doesn’t contribute to reaching your final goal) while Six Sigma focuses on eliminating mistakes by improving your systems. In our little sphere of the business world, Lean and Six Sigma are showing up in practice management applicationspractice building strategies and even in CE classes.

Obviously with what we do at MidAtlantic Ortho (design, manufacture and manage inventory) we are well acquainted with these efficiency and quality-assurance ideas. While these types of processes have a direct application to what we do, it’s worth considering if there are any ideas that can be extrapolated for the individual practice? For most practices, and really most businesses, the answer is a resounding yes. Continue reading “Six Sigma and Lean: The New Kids on the Orthodontic Block”