Orthotown Magazine - November 2020

More Options
Articles
Office Visit: Dr. Bonciel Griffin-Burress This Townie is about to open her third orthodontic practice in Chicago’s southern neighborhoods, having returned to the area she grew up in. “I feel a strong sense of purpose when I meet neighborhood kids—I can relate to them, let them know we come from the same area and that they can be a doctor too,” she says. We tour one location while the doctor shares more about her practice philosophy—including why she thinks putting on braces is like “a gut rehab of the mouth.”
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
This Townie is about to open her third orthodontic practice in Chicago’s southern neighborhoods, having returned to the area she grew up in. “I feel a strong sense of purpose when I meet neighborhood kids—I can relate to them, let them know we come from the same area and that they can be a doctor too,” she says. We tour one location while the doctor shares more about her practice philosophy—including why she thinks putting on braces is like “a gut rehab of the mouth.”
Disruptive Innovations Drs. Tom Pitts and Duncan Brown discuss how orthodontists will need to set themselves apart as aesthetic experts in the modern treatment age.
by Drs. Tom Pitts and Duncan Brown
Drs. Tom Pitts and Duncan Brown discuss how orthodontists will need to set themselves apart as aesthetic experts in the modern treatment age.
Grow in 2021  (By Doing This in 2020) Scheduling Institute founder and CEO Jay Geier discusses three areas to focus on in the fourth quarter to maximize practice productivity in 2021 and beyond.
by Jay Geier
Scheduling Institute founder and CEO Jay Geier discusses three areas to focus on in the fourth quarter to maximize practice productivity in 2021 and beyond.
Damage Control Any orthodontic practice that’s been in business for a while has had to deal with a displeased patient. These guidelines will help you determine a plan for how to react and what to include in the response.
by Michael Fitterer
Any orthodontic practice that’s been in business for a while has had to deal with a displeased patient. These guidelines will help you determine a plan for how to react and what to include in the response.
Departments
Embrace Progress: The Rise of Early Treatment Orthotown editorial director Dr. Dan Grob shares his early treatment philosophy, highlighting the importance of this seemingly taboo treatment that some orthodontists aren’t too keen to adopt.
by Dr. Daniel Grob
Orthotown editorial director Dr. Dan Grob shares his early treatment philosophy, highlighting the importance of this seemingly taboo treatment that some orthodontists aren’t too keen to adopt.
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: HR and Staffing 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
Class 2 Vertical This Townie seeks advice on treatment-planning a Class 2 transfer patient with perio issues.
This Townie seeks advice on treatment-planning a Class 2 transfer patient with perio issues.
‘Dishing-In’ the Face One of our most active Townies shares a case in which premolars were extracted, showing that
sometimes extraction is the right answer.
One of our most active Townies shares a case in which premolars were extracted, showing that sometimes extraction is the right answer.
Inverted Impacted Tooth—  Patience Is a Virtue Editorial advisory board member Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca shares an intense case that required a lot of patience to achieve the desired results.
Editorial advisory board member Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca shares an intense case that required a lot of patience to achieve the desired results.

Sponsors
Townie® Poll
Have you had a hard time purchasing enough PPE in the past three months?
  
Sally Gross, Member Services Specialist
Phone: +1-480-445-9710
Email: sally@farranmedia.com
©2020 Orthotown, L.L.C., a division of Farran Media, L.L.C. • All Rights Reserved
9633 S. 48th Street Suite 200 • Phoenix, AZ 85044 • Phone:+1-480-598-0001 • Fax:+1-480-598-3450