Orthotown Magazine - March 2017

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Benefits of Phototherapy Registered dental hygienist Elaine Rodriguez discusses how to incorporate lasers into orthodontic-hygiene practice, as well as specific risks that lasers could pose for orthodontic patients.
By Elaine Rodriguez, RDH
Registered dental hygienist Elaine Rodriguez discusses how to incorporate lasers into orthodontic-hygiene practice, as well as specific risks that lasers could pose for orthodontic patients.
Firing and Hiring Orthodontic practice management consultant Jill Allen  discusses the best way to let an employee go—and suggests a process  that can help you find the best new staffers to join your team.
by Jill Allen
Orthodontic practice management consultant Jill Allen discusses the best way to let an employee go—and suggests a process that can help you find the best new staffers to join your team.
by Christine Moore
Do you know what your Healthgrades profile says about you? This guide to the popular site that rates and reviews healthcare professionals discusses how—and why—orthodontists can keep track of what’s been said about them.
What's on Your Tray Arizona orthodontist Dr. Monika Barakat shares her tray for initial bonding.
by Monika Barakat, DMD, MSD
Arizona orthodontist Dr. Monika Barakat shares her tray for initial bonding.
Message Boards
Message Board: Unwanted Torquing Movements with Bonded U1-1 Retainer Wire A Townie’s unraveling as fast as some wires appear to. What’s the solution?
A Townie’s unraveling as fast as some wires appear to. What’s the solution?
Severe Crowding Is it possible to treat a severe crowding case as a nonextraction case?
Is it possible to treat a severe crowding case as a nonextraction case?
Phase I or Monitor A referral of a 9-year-old patient has this doc at a fork in the road.
A referral of a 9-year-old patient has this doc at a fork in the road.
In This Issue
Orthotown.com Highlights Take a look at some of the most-discussed cases and topics that you can find on our website.
Take a look at some of the most-discussed cases and topics that you can find on our website.
Embrace Progress: ‘What They Want’  Isn’t Always Best  Dr. Daniel Grob, Orthotown editorial director, shares a recent case and explains why simply giving a patient “what they want” may not always be the best decision.
by Daniel Grob, DDS, MS, Editorial Director
Dr. Daniel Grob, Orthotown editorial director, shares a recent case and explains why simply giving a patient “what they want” may not always be the best decision.
Industry News Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the dental industry.
Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the dental industry.
POLL With our monthly poll you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how dentistry is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s topic and results.
With our monthly poll you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how dentistry is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s topic and results.
Corporate Profile: From Old Standards to Gold Standards OrthoFi’s president and CEO, Dave Ternan, and Dr. Jamie Reynolds, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, share some finance tips to help rethink how you do business.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor, Orthotown magazine
OrthoFi’s president and CEO, Dave Ternan, and Dr. Jamie Reynolds, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, share some finance tips to help rethink how you do business.
New Products Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the market.
Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the market.

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