Orthotown Magazine - September 2020

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Office Visit: Dr. Howard Chu Dr. Howard Chu and his wife, a pediatric dentist, recently built a new 2,600-square-foot partner practice in the Los Angeles area from the ground up. In our Q&A, the Harvard Dental School graduate discusses everything from ADA codes and asbestos abatement to COVID-19 protocols and why he thinks clear aligner therapy is the most exciting form of orthodontic treatment today.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
Dr. Howard Chu and his wife, a pediatric dentist, recently built a new 2,600-square-foot partner practice in the Los Angeles area from the ground up. In our Q&A, the Harvard Dental School graduate discusses everything from ADA codes and asbestos abatement to COVID-19 protocols and why he thinks clear aligner therapy is the most exciting form of orthodontic treatment today.
TAD Influence Drs. Trevor Nichols and Stuart Frost share several cases in which the use of temporary anchorage devices helped speed patient treatment.
by Drs. Trevor Nichols and Stuart Frost
Drs. Trevor Nichols and Stuart Frost share several cases in which the use of temporary anchorage devices helped speed patient treatment.
Going Virtual Practice management consultant Casey Bull discusses how virtual treatment coordinators and traditional ones have the same objective in the practice, but quite a few variances in how they achieve their objectives and how to track performance and key performance indicators.
by Casey Bull
Practice management consultant Casey Bull discusses how virtual treatment coordinators and traditional ones have the same objective in the practice, but quite a few variances in how they achieve their objectives and how to track performance and key performance indicators.
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Embrace Progress: Cosmetic Orthodontics Orthotown editorial director Dr. Dan Grob discusses the difficulties in achieving an excellent orthodontic result that also has an optimum cosmetic benefit.
by Dr. Daniel Grob
Orthotown editorial director Dr. Dan Grob discusses the difficulties in achieving an excellent orthodontic result that also has an optimum cosmetic benefit.
Poll: Practice Management 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: OrthoMinds All-inclusive orthodontic management software
All-inclusive orthodontic management software
Product Profile: GoTo Bracket Adhesive A light-cured adhesive with superior handling
A light-cured adhesive with superior handling
Message Boards
Patient With Implant  Who Hates Her Smile Townies debate treatment options for a patient with a high smile line and uneven gingival margins.
Townies debate treatment options for a patient with a high smile line and uneven gingival margins.
Mechanics in Extraction Cases A recent grad takes to the boards for the first time to get advice on mechanics.
A recent grad takes to the boards for the first time to get advice on mechanics.
Strategies to Reduce Maxillary Incisor Proclination Post-Treatment A Townie seeks advice on a problem  that pops up from time to time.
A Townie seeks advice on a problem that pops up from time to time.

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