Orthotown Magazine - September 2019

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Office Visit: Dr. Sandy Bigman This Bay Area Townie, who’s been practicing for 30 years, may consider himself an experienced veteran, but he’s still more excited about the specialty’s future than its past. We tour Bigman’s practice in San Ramon, California, and discuss why he’s so adamant about incorporating modern techniques and services into his offerings, and how he makes time to master them.
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor, Orthotown magazine
This Bay Area Townie, who’s been practicing for 30 years, may consider himself an experienced veteran, but he’s still more excited about the specialty’s future than its past. We tour Bigman’s practice in San Ramon, California, and discuss why he’s so adamant about incorporating modern techniques and services into his offerings, and how he makes time to master them.
Technology Talk Dr. Drew Ferris discusses the factors that compelled him to increase his use of clear aligners with teens and growing children, including the five keys to successfully making that transition.
by Dr. Drew Ferris
Dr. Drew Ferris discusses the factors that compelled him to increase his use of clear aligners with teens and growing children, including the five keys to successfully making that transition.
Pediatric Dentists’ Perspective Orthotown’s editorial director, Dr. Daniel J. Grob, moderates a roundtable discussion with pediatric dentists about how they treat referrals to orthodontists.
by Dr. Daniel J. Grob
Orthotown’s editorial director, Dr. Daniel J. Grob, moderates a roundtable discussion with pediatric dentists about how they treat referrals to orthodontists.
Building a Better New-Patient Plan Jay Geier of the Scheduling Institute discusses three ways to increase patient starts and production, and the culture that orthodontists must create as the foundation to it all.
by Jay Geier
Jay Geier of the Scheduling Institute discusses three ways to increase patient starts and production, and the culture that orthodontists must create as the foundation to it all.
6 Smart Tips to Successfully Grow Your Practice Thinking about expanding your practice but don’t know where to begin? Educators and board members at the Georgia School of Orthodontics share their advice and suggestions to help you get a head start.
by Dr. Richard Maness and Jessica Wynne
Thinking about expanding your practice but don’t know where to begin? Educators and board members at the Georgia School of Orthodontics share their advice and suggestions to help you get a head start.
Message Boards
Ectopic U3s with Severe  Lower Crowding A Townie wonders how to treat this patient with dental anxiety.
A Townie wonders how to treat this patient with dental anxiety.
Impacted Central Incisor A relatively familiar instance of move or remove turns into a case where a CBCT may hold the right answer … and one the doc didn’t consider.
A relatively familiar instance of move or remove turns into a case where a CBCT may hold the right answer … and one the doc didn’t consider.
Patient with Ankylosed,  Resorbing Central Incisor Front and center with this patient is a problematic UR1. This case gets excellent advice from a handful of Townies who’ve seen the same situation before.
Front and center with this patient is a problematic UR1. This case gets excellent advice from a handful of Townies who’ve seen the same situation before.
In This Issue
Embrace Progress: Real Estate, Associates and Transition Following up on some themes in his previous columns, <em>Orthotown</em> Editorial Director Dr. Daniel Grob discusses these three important items and how they relate to owning and maintaining a successful practice.
by Dr. Daniel Grob
Following up on some themes in his previous columns, Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Daniel Grob discusses these three important items and how they relate to owning and maintaining a successful practice.
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.
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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