Orthotown Magazine - April 2020

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Office Visit: Dr. David Paquette “I’ve found that aligner patients usually fall into two major categories: those who will do it for about a year, and those who will never, ever be satisfied and constantly require refinements,” says Orthotown editorial advisory board member Dr. David Paquette, who gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of his North Carolina practice in this month’s Office Visit.
by Sam Mittelsteadt, editor
“I’ve found that aligner patients usually fall into two major categories: those who will do it for about a year, and those who will never, ever be satisfied and constantly require refinements,” says Orthotown editorial advisory board member Dr. David Paquette, who gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of his North Carolina practice in this month’s Office Visit.
The 5 Universal Laws of Orthodontic Retention Dr. Neal D. Kravitz explains his five universal laws of retention and explains how orthodontists can—and should!—put them into practice with their patients.
by Dr. Neal D. Kravitz
Dr. Neal D. Kravitz explains his five universal laws of retention and explains how orthodontists can—and should!—put them into practice with their patients.
The Pathway to Selling a Practice  For most practice owners, their practice is their most valuable income-generating asset, so when it comes time to sell, doing it right is essential to maximize the return of their career-long efforts. Dr.?Tom Snyder shares a comprehensive timeline to help guide orthodontists on the steps to take to ensure a successful practice transition.
by Dr. Tom Snyder
For most practice owners, their practice is their most valuable income-generating asset, so when it comes time to sell, doing it right is essential to maximize the return of their career-long efforts. Dr.?Tom Snyder shares a comprehensive timeline to help guide orthodontists on the steps to take to ensure a successful practice transition.
How to ‘Future-Proof’ Your Lease Jeff Howell, founder and CEO of an online commercial lease review service, discusses three key considerations orthodontists should account for when negotiating their practice spaces.
by Jeff Howell
Jeff Howell, founder and CEO of an online commercial lease review service, discusses three key considerations orthodontists should account for when negotiating their practice spaces.
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Embrace Progress: 7 Habits of Effective People Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Daniel Grob shares how Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is beneficial for people of all professions— yes, even orthodontists.
by Dr. Daniel Grob
Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Daniel Grob shares how Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is beneficial for people of all professions— yes, even orthodontists.
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.
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.
Product Profile: Atmos Thermoforming Plastic Moisture-tolerant thermoplastic material
Moisture-tolerant thermoplastic material
Product Profile: OrthoFi The same-day contract leader
The same-day contract leader
Message Boards
High Angle Open Bite, Crowding,  TMJ and Perio Issues A case involving a patient with multiple issues has Townies questioning myofunctional therapy and its efficacy.
A case involving a patient with multiple issues has Townies questioning myofunctional therapy and its efficacy.
How to Deal With the  Referring Dentist Here A referral patient with extensive crown and bridge makes for an awkward relationship with the GP and a tricky treatment.
A referral patient with extensive crown and bridge makes for an awkward relationship with the GP and a tricky treatment.
Severe Class II/I in Adolescent: Treatment Options A young patient with a list of complications and considerations has Townies working together to develop a treatment plan.
A young patient with a list of complications and considerations has Townies working together to develop a treatment plan.

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