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Orthodontic treatment changes and efficiencies during COVID-19 pandemic

July 28, 2021

There have obviously been multiple impacts of COVID-19 on the human race. Measured adjustments to our normal routines, our families and how we have interacted with each other have been drastically changed. While dental health care, specifically orthodontic care, may seem minor relative to the medical needs impacted by the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was important to make access to care for those already in treatment, and those still seeking care, be within a safe environment for patients and staff members.

Ormco announces FDA approval to treat mixed dentition with Spark clear aligners

June 16, 2021

BREA, Calif., USA: Ormco Corp. has received FDA clearance to treat mixed dentition with its Spark Clear Aligner System, enabling orthodontists to treat younger patients.

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Reinvent your practice for the new world: Efficiency is the way

May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has certainly tested us all — our patience, our sanity and our preparation. We’ve been awarded (yes, we think it’s a good thing) more time to ourselves and our families. Additionally, it has forced us to reevaluate how we think, the way we do things and how we run our practices.

HealthyStart, a comprehensive pediatric airway system, offers online training

August 30, 2019

With HealthyStart, a comprehensive pediatric airway system, you can start young patients on the pathway to better health. You have spent many hours attending classes, understanding the research and possibly treating adult OSA patients, but now you realize that the pediatric patient is the next direction for treatment.

Dealing with orthodontist burnout

May 6, 2019

According to Boyers(1), education is the single greatest catalyst for lasting change on our society, and the author suggests committing ourselves, as well as helping others gain access, to quality education. It is one of the best ways for sustained personal and professional success.

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Orthodontist-patient relationships and treatment satisfaction

May 3, 2019

Patient-centric care has been pervasive across health systems in the United States during the last several years (Epstein, Lesser and Levinson, 2010). The same approach of putting patients first in dentofacial treatment is no exception. Individualized care is no easy feat and requires a combination of factors: understanding patients’ goals and expectations, treatment planning, utilizing up-to-date instruments and tools and an open and positive relationship between health-care providers (i.e., orthodontists) and patients.

Changes in ABO certification: A scenario-based format

May 6, 2018

With the combination of: (a) external challenges and changes in the certification process by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO); (b) internal changes in almost every orthodontic office as a result of computerization; (c) confrontation from the government with HIPAA and OSHA requirements and limitations; and (d) the need for better time/motion efficiency to address improved delivery of orthodontic services, the forces for change combine to be far stronger than the forces for maintaining the status quo.

Historical overview of orthodontic education, from the beginning up to the 21st century (Part 4)

August 16, 2016

In 2002, 300 full-time faculty positions were unfilled, and an additional 200 to 600 new faculty members would be needed every year thereafter (Trotman, Bennett, Scheffler and Tulloch, 2002). The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the American Association of Orthodontists established task forces to study this shortage, which they declared was at a crisis level and that academe was no longer an attractive career option (Trotman et al., 2002; Peck, 2003).

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