“Excuse Me, Is This Buccal Tube Organic?”

shutterstock_465653942With the announcement that Amazon is buying up Whole Foods, the online retailer is again flexing its muscles. In Whole Foods, they are getting a true market innovator who almost single-handedly drove the crunchy, feel-good food craze. The question is what comes next? We’ve speculated that Amazon is eyeing up dental products. As dentistry goes, so goes orthodontics. Will patients be logging in to their Amazon account to buy Whole Food fair-trade coffee, Guatemalan hemp dental floss and gluten-free, organic buccal tubes? Is orthodontics about to get crunchy? Continue reading ““Excuse Me, Is This Buccal Tube Organic?””

Clean Conscience

Five Ways to Keep Your Instruments Looking and Working Like New

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It happens to us all. You return from the recent convention having purchased a spiffy set of new pliers. They look fantastic when they arrive; shiny and spectacular! The techs run them through sterilization and place them into circulation. Just two weeks later they look…a little ill. Within a few months, the luster is gone and they look more like a rusty backyard swing set.

So why did this happen? And more importantly, how can you prevent it from happening again? Whether you use dry-heat, steam or statim, here are some tried-and-true ways to keep your pliers in tip-top condition. Continue reading “Clean Conscience”