Orthotown Magazine - November 2021

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Office Visit: Dr. Anthony Anyadike With more than three decades of practice under his belt, this Townie is one of the longest-tenured orthodontists in the metro D.C. area. We visit his Glen Burnie, Maryland,
practice to talk about the evolution of the profession, growing up in West Africa and the bittersweetness of being a Baltimore Orioles fan.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
With more than three decades of practice under his belt, this Townie is one of the longest-tenured orthodontists in the metro D.C. area. We visit his Glen Burnie, Maryland, practice to talk about the evolution of the profession, growing up in West Africa and the bittersweetness of being a Baltimore Orioles fan.
Fit to Print (Part 1) In the first installment of a two-part series, Dr. Rooz Khosravi identifies the main components required to set up an in-office aligner system—intraoral scanners, digital
software packages and 3D printers—and what orthodontists should look for in each.
by Dr. Rooz Khosravi
In the first installment of a two-part series, Dr. Rooz Khosravi identifies the main components required to set up an in-office aligner system—intraoral scanners, digital software packages and 3D printers—and what orthodontists should look for in each.
The ‘Great 8’ Dr. Christos Papadopoulos accepted an associate position with an orthodontist who grew his practice into a DSO with more than 50 locations. Along the way, Papadopoulos learned a tremendous amount that would help him when he eventually left and opened his own practice. Here, he discusses eight important things orthodontists should consider before joining any DSO.
by Dr. Christos Papadopoulos
Dr. Christos Papadopoulos accepted an associate position with an orthodontist who grew his practice into a DSO with more than 50 locations. Along the way, Papadopoulos learned a tremendous amount that would help him when he eventually left and opened his own practice. Here, he discusses eight important things orthodontists should consider before joining any DSO.
Patient Referrals Consultant Casey Bull discusses the most effective ways to earn patient referrals, including the foundations of customer service, properly leveraging family
discounts and even the surprising return on handwritten notes.
by Casey Bull
Consultant Casey Bull discusses the most effective ways to earn patient referrals, including the foundations of customer service, properly leveraging family discounts and even the surprising return on handwritten notes.
It's Go Time!—4th Quarter Dental Strategies Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains why it’s important to set aggressive goals for your fourth quarter—it can get you back on track for the overall year, or just build on the momentum you’ve already got going. Geier's suggestions in five different categories can help dentists score big in 2021 and position them for a strong opening drive in 2022.
by Jay Geier
Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains why it’s important to set aggressive goals for your fourth quarter—it can get you back on track for the overall year, or just build on the momentum you’ve already got going. Geier's suggestions in five different categories can help dentists score big in 2021 and position them for a strong opening drive in 2022.
Columns
Voice in the Arena: A New Orthotown Journey—Behind the Curtain Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster introduces “Behind the Curtain,” a new recurring column in which readers share their struggles and the lessons they’ve learned through practice.
by Dr. Chad Foster
Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster introduces “Behind the Curtain,” a new recurring column in which readers share their struggles and the lessons they’ve learned through practice.
Behind the Curtain: Don’t Leave the Parking Brake On In the first installment of a new recurring column, Dr. Chad Foster shares his own struggles with self-limiting beliefs and how he overcomes them.
by Dr. Chad Foster
In the first installment of a new recurring column, Dr. Chad Foster shares his own struggles with self-limiting beliefs and how he overcomes them.
Departments
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: Early Treatment With our monthly poll, you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how orthodontics is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s results on early treatment.
With our monthly poll, you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how orthodontics is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s results on early treatment.
Product Profile: Empower 2 Brackets One system, multiple applications
One system, multiple applications
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18 and 22 Slot Townies get theoretical and discuss swapping a common slot with a different bracket.
Townies get theoretical and discuss swapping a common slot with a different bracket.
Molar Uprighting This doc seeks advice on treating a patient with an ectopic mandibular second molar.
This doc seeks advice on treating a patient with an ectopic mandibular second molar.

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