Posts Tagged ‘ StraightSmile Solutions ’
Advanced Aligner Tricks and Tips for Ideal Outcomes
In 2002, when I was an orthodontic resident at the University of Connecticut, I snuck out of my residency program for a long weekend with the defense that I was “visiting family” for a so-called “family emergency” in San Francisco. Although I do indeed have family in the Bay Area, this was no crisis! Our […]
ACHIEVING EFFICIENT AND PROFITABLE ORTHODONTICS IN a GP PRACTICE
This article will bring to you relevant questions and answers that will reveal the pearls required for achieving efficient and profitable orthodontic practice in a GP Practice. Q. 1 What are the steps to take when incorporating orthodontics into a GP practice? There is no “one size fits all approach” to launching or scaling orthodontics […]
Retainers for Life- The Branded Orthodontic Aftercare Opportunity
There has been a lot of interest about orthodontic aftercare opportunities. Below is a summary about Retainers for Life, one of the corporate, branded orthodontic aftercare opportunities. Note, that my emails and attempts to contact the owners of this company were unsuccessful after several months so these notes are based on what I understood from […]
Is our Dental Profession’s Passive Attitude Towards the Corona-Closure Justifying the SDC Business Model?
“Yes Ma’am Can I Have Another? Passive Dentist Professional’s Attitude Towards COVID-Closure The Impact of Coronavirus on Dentists The novel coronavirus has infected millions of people across the globe and this pandemic has left all dentistry practice around the world go for a toss. Only a few states have allowed dental offices to be kept […]
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 […]
RPE, Expander, Schwartz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this appliance is to widen the arch(es) usually to aid in the correction of a crossbite (usually due to a functional shift), resolve crowding, and/or expand overly constricted arches, particularly in the posterior region. When designing your appliance, make sure you communicate your goal to the lab so that the design […]
Comprehensive, Limited and Phase 1 Treatment Explained!
Note- the following is the interpretation of codes and billing by Dr. Amanda Wilson and StraightSmile Solutions. Please consult your own dental practice act in your own state or country and the insurance company you are partnering with. For a 1:1 coaching session by Dr. Wilson to optimize orthodontics in your practice, please visit www.straightsmilesolutions.com […]
Where to Invest in the Dental Space?
As an orthodontist, a dental space pundit and blogger, and the “mama” of the DTC aligner movement, I am often asked to predict future trends. Given my unprecedented experience within this space, I am uniquely qualified to answer these key questions: Would I invest in SmileDirectClub? Yes, I did, but I was smart and bought […]
Launching In-House Aligners
Aligner white-labeling is here. StraightSmile Solutions® is the ultimate aligner matchmaker. We help doctors select ideal cases for white labeling aligners to save on average 50-75% on lab fees and still obtain ideal outcomes. Remember, there are four main steps to the alternative aligner workflow and the Design is just step #2. For ideal outcomes, […]