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Orthotown Magazine - October 2021

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Office Visit: Dr. Robert ‘Tito’ Norris This Texas Townie, a U.S. Air Force veteran, served as chief of orthodontics at Misawa Air Base in Japan before returning to America and opening two practices in
San Antonio. In our exclusive Q&A, the founder of the eponymous Norris 20/26 bracket system shares his goals for the future and how his mechanical engineering background has helped him succeed as an orthodontist.
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
This Texas Townie, a U.S. Air Force veteran, served as chief of orthodontics at Misawa Air Base in Japan before returning to America and opening two practices in San Antonio. In our exclusive Q&A, the founder of the eponymous Norris 20/26 bracket system shares his goals for the future and how his mechanical engineering background has helped him succeed as an orthodontist.
4 Laws That Ensure Better Clinical Photography A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Dr. Glenn Krieger says most orthodontists could use help getting better clinical images. He shares his four laws of clinical photography, including the proper use of retractors and mirrors, and how to properly use digital co-diagnosis for increased case acceptance.
by Dr. Glenn Krieger
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Dr. Glenn Krieger says most orthodontists could use help getting better clinical images. He shares his four laws of clinical photography, including the proper use of retractors and mirrors, and how to properly use digital co-diagnosis for increased case acceptance.
What’s Your Purpose? The way a practice hopes to use virtual consultations should dictate how the technology is rolled out and available to patients. Casey Bull of The Invisible Orthodontist recaps the most common uses and setups.
by Casey Bull
The way a practice hopes to use virtual consultations should dictate how the technology is rolled out and available to patients. Casey Bull of The Invisible Orthodontist recaps the most common uses and setups.
Columns
A Voice in the Arena: Orthodontic Work Vs. Orthodontic Words Orthotown editorial director Dr. Chad Foster discusses the importance of sharing cases and engaging in in-depth discussions among your peers.
by Dr. Chad Foster
Orthotown editorial director Dr. Chad Foster discusses the importance of sharing cases and engaging in in-depth discussions among your peers.
Departments
Industry News Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the orthodontic industry.
Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the orthodontic 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: Personal Finance This month's poll focuses on personal finance: Townies weigh in on staff 401(k)s, adviser fees, financial CE, cryptocurrency, retirement and more.
This month's poll focuses on personal finance: Townies weigh in on staff 401(k)s, adviser fees, financial CE, cryptocurrency, retirement and more.
Product Profile: Dolphin Concierge Schedule appointments with ease
Schedule appointments with ease
Product Profile: Braces Academy and OrthoScreening Award-winning patient education and virtual consultations
Award-winning patient education and virtual consultations
Industry Insights: No Separators, Perfect Fit — The Future of Banded Appliances Selective laser sintering has been used to create frameworks in the in the crown, bridge and removable partial denture space for years, but its application in orthodontic appliance manufacturing has become relevant very recently. The technology can be used to fabricate entire space maintainers, bonded lingual retainers, expander frameworks and any other component requiring rigidity and strength.
Selective laser sintering has been used to create frameworks in the in the crown, bridge and removable partial denture space for years, but its application in orthodontic appliance manufacturing has become relevant very recently. The technology can be used to fabricate entire space maintainers, bonded lingual retainers, expander frameworks and any other component requiring rigidity and strength.
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Renting From a GP? Townies discuss the pros and cons of working at multiple practices—especially out of a dentist’s office.
Townies discuss the pros and cons of working at multiple practices—especially out of a dentist’s office.
Spear Article on Expansion Townies look for common ground on expander treatments, and one orthodontist shares a case.
Townies look for common ground on expander treatments, and one orthodontist shares a case.

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