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”
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!”
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”
With so much change rippling through orthodontics, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos and lose sight of why we entered the profession. No matter what you do, orthodontics is a people profession. It’s about interacting with people, getting to know their hopes and fears and ultimately, helping them solve at least some their problems. Unfortunately, most of us are too busy to appreciate this.
Ever have one of those days where you’re so busy doing work that you don’t get anything accomplished? The truth about today is that we are more accessible than ever before. Even the most carefully planned day is one phone call or text message away from spiraling out of control. This always-on mentality means that we are multi-tasking all the time. While it may feel productive, it’s probably not. Too many people confuse action with accomplishment, motion with movement.
The question is how do you stay grounded, be productive and keep in-touch with what really matters? For me, joining the 4:30 Club has made all the difference in the world. What is the 4:30 Club? I’m glad you asked. Continue reading “The 4:30 Way to Win the Day”
With 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?””