Orthotown Magazine - June 2020

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The COVID-19 Chronicles Townie orthodontists have had to wrestle with so many tough decisions during the COVID-19 shutdowns: staff employment, loan payments, financial losses and patient care issues, to name a few. We asked New York City orthodontist Dr. Courtney Schiefelbein to document her thoughts and day-to-day activities as she navigates this new landscape.
by Dr. Courtney Schiefelbein
Townie orthodontists have had to wrestle with so many tough decisions during the COVID-19 shutdowns: staff employment, loan payments, financial losses and patient care issues, to name a few. We asked New York City orthodontist Dr. Courtney Schiefelbein to document her thoughts and day-to-day activities as she navigates this new landscape.
Off the Hook Drs. Christopher Cetta and Justin Hughes discuss when to use buttons or hooks when attaching orthodontic elastics to anterior canines with clear aligners.
by Drs. Christopher Cetta and Justin Hughes
Drs. Christopher Cetta and Justin Hughes discuss when to use buttons or hooks when attaching orthodontic elastics to anterior canines with clear aligners.
The Cure for Micromanagement   Offices with high team attrition rates are more likely to have a micromanager as a boss and are less likely to achieve their daily goals. Practice management consultant Dana Salisbury explains there’s an art to dealing out delegation, and shares advice about how to balance management, administration and effective leadership.
by Dana Salisbury
Offices with high team attrition rates are more likely to have a micromanager as a boss and are less likely to achieve their daily goals. Practice management consultant Dana Salisbury explains there’s an art to dealing out delegation, and shares advice about how to balance management, administration and effective leadership.
Departments
Embrace Progress: Politics, Religion and… Yes, Orthodontics As Editorial Director Dr. Dan Grob explains, the development of new technologies has inspired some fans and some critics— but the goal on Orthotown is always discussion, not discord.
by Dr. Daniel Grob
As Editorial Director Dr. Dan Grob explains, the development of new technologies has inspired some fans and some critics— but the goal on Orthotown is always discussion, not discord.
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.
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.
Message Boards
Unemployment Vs. Keeping  Staff On (Continued) A message board published in our May issue sparked even more conversation about how Townies are handling office issues during the pandemic. We pick up the thread to share additional advice and ideas.
A message board published in our May issue sparked even more conversation about how Townies are handling office issues during the pandemic. We pick up the thread to share additional advice and ideas.
Brace Removal Without Aerosols  Townies discuss whether and how it’s possible to safely remove brackets and prevent possible COVID-19 exposure.
Townies discuss whether and how it’s possible to safely remove brackets and prevent possible COVID-19 exposure.
Expand, Extract C’s, or Do Nothing? In this classic message board conversation, a Townie asks for advice on how to proceed with patient treatment.
In this classic message board conversation, a Townie asks for advice on how to proceed with patient treatment.

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