Posts Tagged ‘ Braces ’

How to Manage Your Ortho Patients in Covidland

1) Keep IN TOUCH with patients. 2) Keep the MORALE UP of our patients. 3) Keep their TREATMENT GOING as much as possible. But most importantly: 4) Show the community/patients/parents that you are actively engaged in their wellbeing and that of their families. 5) Initiate virtual consultations. Consider sending out white-label “kits” like Smile Concierge […]

Coronavirus and Dentistry- Long Term Solutions

This coronavirus pandemic is clearly disrupting the dental industry. Patients and dental professionals alike are all suffering. Although it seems easier to hide, there are actionable steps that we can take to keep our businesses thriving despite being closed. As the CEO of StraightSmile Solutions®, I have a 30,000-mile, birds-eye view of what dentists around […]

Retention Scripting and Wear Protocol

I’ve written quite a few blogs on retention. There is no one size fits all protocol. The Orthodontic Aftercare Opportunity Esthetic Bonded Fixed Retainers Bonded Retainers Choosing the Best Type of Retainer after Orthodontic Treatment There is also a lot on our youtube page. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZQDILf1sP5qR4p78673bzA?view_as=subscriber Basically, you need to pick the right retainer to fit […]

Esthetic Bonded Fixed Retainers

You asked and we listened, gone are the days of ugly, metal bonded retainers! The Peek® Retainer is here from Retain3r! What is bonded lingual retention? This retention help with the prevention of relapse of crowding, rotations or spacing in the maxillary and mandibular anterior segments following orthodontic treatment. Main Types: 1. Lab Custom Cast […]

Hand / Wrist X-ray Analysis for Orthodontic Treatment Planning

Copyright StraightSmile Solutions® 2019 StraightSmile Solutions® uses a variation from the Hand Wrist Radiograph from The Atlas of Greulich and Pyle (1959) Why is Growth Prediction Important in Orthodontics? *To understand the potential direction of facial development * Too predict growth potential left * Too stage the onset of treatment timing prior to treatment in […]

Bonded Retainers

Bonded Lingual Retention The prevention of relapse of crowding, rotations or spacing in the maxillary and mandibular anterior segments following orthodontic treatment. Main Types: 1. Lab Custom Cast or 3D Printed 2. In-Office Fabrication For this review, we’ll be discussing creating your bonded retainer in-office. This saves on time and lab fees. 3 Major wires […]

My Journey as a Linkedin Influencer

We didn’t learn any business skills in dental school. I do remember a professor putting on some Tony Robbins tapes, but that was the extent of our training. Like other new grads, I was woefully unprepared for the real world. I see new grads reaching out on Facebook forums and I also see a lot […]

Masseter Botox for Dentists

  Click here to watch the video. Intra-oral or masseter Botox is an simple but valuable addition to your menu of services. Although not all states allow dentists to administer therapeutic intra-oral Botox, I believe they should. If you can give an IA injection, you can surely give therapeutic Botox. The benefits are both cosmetic […]

Hot off the Press! Invisalign Go!

click here to watch the video. Today I had the honor of meeting with Mr. Raphael Pascaud, SVP of Business Development at Align Technology. ® His team has granted me permission to blog to my followers about the new Invisalign GO® product which, after some initial beta testing in Europe, is now being launched globally […]

Are Aligners Hurting our Oceans?- Aligner Recycling

Click here to watch the video. I had a disturbing conversation today with Dr.Sherif Kandil (K-Line Europe GmbH) about aligners, aligner fabrication and the environment. I was not aware that neither aligners, nor the models that are utilized to create the aligners are recyclable. I didn’t know that this wasn’t a sustainable manufacturing process and […]