Orthotown Magazine - December 2020

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Office Visit: Dr. Jason Battle We take a trip to Orlando, Florida, to tour the practice of one of our most-followed members on Orthotown’s message boards. In our exclusive Q&A, this 15-year Townie
also shares how he used the message boards throughout his residency and when starting his practice and the importance of finding your niche in a saturated market.
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
We take a trip to Orlando, Florida, to tour the practice of one of our most-followed members on Orthotown’s message boards. In our exclusive Q&A, this 15-year Townie also shares how he used the message boards throughout his residency and when starting his practice and the importance of finding your niche in a saturated market.
As Easy As 4, 5, 6 Dr. Robert (“Tito”) Norris discusses the 4–5–6 technique for diagnosing and treating
interdisciplinary patients, and shares a case study that illustrates its steps.
by Dr. Robert ("Tito") Norris
Dr. Robert (“Tito”) Norris discusses the 4–5–6 technique for diagnosing and treating interdisciplinary patients, and shares a case study that illustrates its steps.
5 to Grow On Orthodontists who are thinking about selling their practice need to be able to prove that it has significant value, and orthodontists who are planning to keep and grow their practice should still be aiming for the same goal, for their own benefit. The first installment of this series with the Scheduling Institute’s Jay Geier discusses strategies involving human capital and marketing, two areas that are relatively easy to address and have virtually immediate return on investment.
by Jay Geier
Orthodontists who are thinking about selling their practice need to be able to prove that it has significant value, and orthodontists who are planning to keep and grow their practice should still be aiming for the same goal, for their own benefit. The first installment of this series with the Scheduling Institute’s Jay Geier discusses strategies involving human capital and marketing, two areas that are relatively easy to address and have virtually immediate return on investment.
Continuing Education: Slop-py Work In the CE course, Drs. Elizabeth R. Michalczyk, Noam Green and Alise Senderak share research and a formula for calculating theoretical torque loss in rectangular and square-shaped archwires.
by Drs. Elizabeth R. Michalczyk, Noam Green and Alise Senderak
In the CE course, Drs. Elizabeth R. Michalczyk, Noam Green and Alise Senderak share research and a formula for calculating theoretical torque loss in rectangular and square-shaped archwires.
Departments
Embrace Progress: 2020 and the 4th Dimension As the year comes to a close, Orthotown editorial director Dr. Dan Grob reflects on the future of orthodontics, what orthodontists should look out for and the rising importance of understanding orofacial musculature.
by Dr. Daniel Grob
As the year comes to a close, Orthotown editorial director Dr. Dan Grob reflects on the future of orthodontics, what orthodontists should look out for and the rising importance of understanding orofacial musculature.
Poll: Small Equipment and Supplies 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 results on Small Equipment and Supplies.
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 results on Small Equipment and Supplies.
Message Boards
Class II Div 1 Deep-Bite Teen Aligner Case A Townie shares an Invisalign case that utilized elastics to achieve a nice result.
A Townie shares an Invisalign case that utilized elastics to achieve a nice result.
Extraction Mx 6 This Townie seeks some mechanics tips on a fairly straightforward extraction case.
This Townie seeks some mechanics tips on a fairly straightforward extraction case.

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