Orthotown Magazine - June 2021

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Articles
TAD Max Dr. Wassim Bouzid shares a case in which he treated a patient’s gummy smile by using dental TADs and self-ligating braces.
by Dr. Wassim Bouzid
Dr. Wassim Bouzid shares a case in which he treated a patient’s gummy smile by using dental TADs and self-ligating braces.
Coupling Up Some orthodontists like Dr. Brion Long have added a pediatric dentist to their practice
as a way to offer more to patients under one roof, as well as to increase the number of internal referrals. When the partnership is approached smartly, it can be a winwin situation—but it’s not a decision that should be rushed, because there are some possible downsides as well.
by Dr. Brion Long
Some orthodontists like Dr. Brion Long have added a pediatric dentist to their practice as a way to offer more to patients under one roof, as well as to increase the number of internal referrals. When the partnership is approached smartly, it can be a winwin situation—but it’s not a decision that should be rushed, because there are some possible downsides as well.
Orthodontic Office Cultural Relevance Scheduling Institute founder and CEO Jay Geier explains the difference between a transactional practice culture and a relational one—and how the latter can help
drive practice success.
by Jay Geier
Scheduling Institute founder and CEO Jay Geier explains the difference between a transactional practice culture and a relational one—and how the latter can help drive practice success.
Columns
A Voice in the Arena: Be the Lion You Are Orthotown editorial director Dr. Chad Foster shares the importance of not feeling like a “hamster on a wheel in a small cage” and how he broke free when he found himself in that situation.
by Dr. Chad Foster
Orthotown editorial director Dr. Chad Foster shares the importance of not feeling like a “hamster on a wheel in a small cage” and how he broke free when he found himself in that situation.
Departments
Industry News Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the ortho industry.
Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the ortho industry.
New Products Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the orthodontic market
Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the orthodontic market
Poll: Bracket 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 Bracket 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 Bracket and Wires.
Product Profile: DentalMonitoring An advanced removed monitoring solution
An advanced removed monitoring solution
Message Boards
Saturdays In a classic post, which is still drawing comments today, Townies discuss the benefits (or lack thereof) of seeing patients on the weekends.
In a classic post, which is still drawing comments today, Townies discuss the benefits (or lack thereof) of seeing patients on the weekends.
Calculating Revenue A Townie who’s interested in opening
a practice wants to know how to best
calculate revenue.
A Townie who’s interested in opening a practice wants to know how to best calculate revenue.
Can This Be Treated Nonsurgically? This Townie looks for ways around
surgical intervention for a TMJ
transfer patient.
This Townie looks for ways around surgical intervention for a TMJ transfer patient.

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