If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably discovered that time is the most valuable resource you have to manage. That’s why anything that helps make better use of time is worth exploring. So with that in mind, today we’re going to talk a little bit about podcasts. Continue reading “Time Management Mastery – Podcasts for the Orthodontic Professional “
Keeping Up with the Rapid Changes That Are Reshaping Orthodontics
In today’s age of rapid technological advancement, it’s not uncommon for technologies to outpace their support structures. It’s the modern take on kids helping their parents setup their first computer. This rapid rate of technological evolution is reshaping our entire economy and not even orthodontics is immune from the march of technology.
At 18 years old, mainstream clear aligner therapy is a relatively new addition to the field of orthodontics. What most in the industry saw as a technique or system with a narrow application now makes up anywhere from 15% to 25% of orthodontic case starts. But here’s the catch: today’s graduating orthodontists, the group that should be the most tech-savvy, don’t get trained on the technology of moving teeth with plastic. That’s where today’s guest, Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis comes in. Continue reading “PROFESSION IN TRANSITION”
With the profession in a state of flux, practices can use every advantage they can get. That’s why we were so excited to attend Fishbein Fundamentals on January 19 – 20. The conference did not disappoint. Continue reading “Fine Tuning the Fundamentals”
It was the stock report heard round the world of dentistry. From Dental Tribune:
In a report published by Morgan Stanley, analysts stated that Amazon was now gunning for the dental supply business and some of the industry’s biggest players are in their cross hairs. As a result, Morgan Stanley changed their position on both Henry Schein and Patterson to sell.
In the days since the report was first issued, there’s been a lot of hand-wringing and nervous glances, but no confirmation from Amazon. Neither Henry Schein nor Patterson are panicking publicly about the report. But you can be sure if they weren’t preparing for this eventuality, they are now. Continue reading “Is Amazon Ready to Make Its Move Into Dental?”
Author: Dr. Robert “Tito” Norris
About 90% of orthodontic brackets sold worldwide are .022” slot. However, less than 1% of wire sold is .021” x .025”. Why is this? The answer is simple. Orthodontic wire of .021 x .025” dimension exerts too much force on the brackets and the teeth. It causes pain, often causes bond failure when trying to engage, and it limits the amount of wire bending it or repositioning that an orthodontist can make at an appointment. So, naturally, for over 90% of .022” slot orthodontists, the largest diameter wire utilized in their practice for the working and finishing stages of treatment is .019 x .025”. Continue reading “Let’s Give Them Something To TORQUE About!”
The FiT.20 Self-Ligating System
If you love passive systems for the leveling and aligning phase of treatment, but wish they offered better control for finishing, you need to consider the FiT.20 System. Continue reading “Fit, Form and Function”
Fishbein Fundamentals: JAN 19 – 20th
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One of our favorite elements of orthodontics is the true sense of community that exists within the profession. Unlike general dentistry, there are less than 10,000 Orthos in the US. With a community that small, it makes sense to look out for one another. Take for example, the service provided by our good friend Dr. Ben Fishbein. Continue reading “Yet Another Reason We [Heart] Orthodontics”