Orthotown Magazine - January/February 2021

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Office Visit: Dr. Emily Howell 2020 Townie Choice Awards cover winner Dr. Emily Howell discusses how her business degree gave her an upper hand in managing her practice, the importance of giving back to her community and how her Miss Georgia pageant experience continues to inspire her to be a positive role model to her patients.
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
2020 Townie Choice Awards cover winner Dr. Emily Howell discusses how her business degree gave her an upper hand in managing her practice, the importance of giving back to her community and how her Miss Georgia pageant experience continues to inspire her to be a positive role model to her patients.
2020 Townie Choice Awards After Townies cast their ballots for their favorite orthodontic services and products, we tallied the results. Now, it’s time to announce the winners of the Orthodontic 2020 Townie Choice Awards!
After Townies cast their ballots for their favorite orthodontic services and products, we tallied the results. Now, it’s time to announce the winners of the Orthodontic 2020 Townie Choice Awards!
Virtual Reality: Orthodontic Consultations Dr. Emily Howell and her staff did more than 60% of their new-patient consultations
virtually last year, and Howell explains how important communication is to keep your acceptance and compliance rates high.
by Dr. Emily Howell
Dr. Emily Howell and her staff did more than 60% of their new-patient consultations virtually last year, and Howell explains how important communication is to keep your acceptance and compliance rates high.
Case Study: Patient-Placed Elastic Forces Tooth Extraction Dr. Michael Daetwyler, a surgeon in the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic at UCSF Fresno, shares a case in which a young patient’s severe bone loss, tooth mobility and soft-tissue lesion were caused by an unexpected factor.
by Dr. Michael Daetwyler with Drs. Robert Julian and Brian Woo
Dr. Michael Daetwyler, a surgeon in the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic at UCSF Fresno, shares a case in which a young patient’s severe bone loss, tooth mobility and soft-tissue lesion were caused by an unexpected factor.
5 To Grow On: Part 2 The final installment of this series with the Scheduling Institute’s Jay Geier discusses strategies involving space and equipment, clinical duplication and financial discipline, which require planning and investment but also remove the limitations that are restricting your growth.
by Jay Geier
The final installment of this series with the Scheduling Institute’s Jay Geier discusses strategies involving space and equipment, clinical duplication and financial discipline, which require planning and investment but also remove the limitations that are restricting your growth.
Orthodontic Market Forces In the first installment of a two-part series about marketing your orthodontic practice in 2021, Casey Bull, global director of content and community for The Invisible Orthodontist, discusses strategies to increase patient and doctor referrals.
by Casey Bull
In the first installment of a two-part series about marketing your orthodontic practice in 2021, Casey Bull, global director of content and community for The Invisible Orthodontist, discusses strategies to increase patient and doctor referrals.
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Embrace Progress: Can’t Cancel This Orthotown editorial director Dr. Dan Grob shares ways orthodontists can stay connected through our online community in 2021 and highlights important articles published last year.
by Dr. Daniel Grob
Orthotown editorial director Dr. Dan Grob shares ways orthodontists can stay connected through our online community in 2021 and highlights important articles published last year.
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: Bonding, Brackets and Wires 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 Bonding, Brackets and Wires.
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 Bonding, Brackets and Wires.
Message Boards
Impacted Canines A Townie wonders if bilateral extraction is the way to treat this patient with impacted canines.
A Townie wonders if bilateral extraction is the way to treat this patient with impacted canines.
Ringing in the Ears During Invisalign Therapy Townies review possible causes for tinnitus-like symptoms in two separate Invisalign cases.
Townies review possible causes for tinnitus-like symptoms in two separate Invisalign cases.
Unusual Pattern of Congenitally Missing Teeth A Townie wonders if extractions are inevitable in this case involving a young boy with many missing teeth.
A Townie wonders if extractions are inevitable in this case involving a young boy with many missing teeth.

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