Orthotown Magazine - January/February 2022

Articles
Townie Treatment Case: Small But Mighty Dr. Adith Venugopal shares a case study in which he used extraradicular miniscrews to encourage tooth movement during whole-arch distalization to help correct lip incompetence and bidental protrusion.
by Dr. Adith Venugopal
Dr. Adith Venugopal shares a case study in which he used extraradicular miniscrews to encourage tooth movement during whole-arch distalization to help correct lip incompetence and bidental protrusion.
Office Visit: Dr. Gary Kawata This Townie has won four “teacher of the year” awards while serving as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s graduate orthodontics program. He also runs a beautiful practice in Corona, California. Hear his take on clinical diagnostic technology, what new grads should expect from the future of orthodontics, and more.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
This Townie has won four “teacher of the year” awards while serving as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s graduate orthodontics program. He also runs a beautiful practice in Corona, California. Hear his take on clinical diagnostic technology, what new grads should expect from the future of orthodontics, and more.
5 Clear Advantages of Aligners In their early history in orthodontics, aligners were considered the Rodney Dangerfield of orthodontic appliances: They got no respect, because it was thought they had such limited clinical applicability. But as Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis explains, aligners possess many qualities that are unparalleled by traditional fixed appliances, including the ability to apply continuous force and control lower incisor position.
by Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis
In their early history in orthodontics, aligners were considered the Rodney Dangerfield of orthodontic appliances: They got no respect, because it was thought they had such limited clinical applicability. But as Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis explains, aligners possess many qualities that are unparalleled by traditional fixed appliances, including the ability to apply continuous force and control lower incisor position.
GP Referrals Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi shares the dentist’s perspective about deciding which orthodontists he refers his patients to—and why.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi shares the dentist’s perspective about deciding which orthodontists he refers his patients to—and why.
The Rules of the Game Independent practice owners usually fall into one of a few different categories, and how they define their role informs which steps they should be taking to help improve the success of their business. In the final installment of this two-part series, Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains what orthodontists in each category need to be aware of before a buyer makes an offer.
by Jay Geier
Independent practice owners usually fall into one of a few different categories, and how they define their role informs which steps they should be taking to help improve the success of their business. In the final installment of this two-part series, Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains what orthodontists in each category need to be aware of before a buyer makes an offer.
2021 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 2021 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 2021 Townie Choice Awards!
Columns
A Voice in the Arena: Stoking the Flames of Passion—for Orthodontics Orthotown editorial director Dr. Chad Foster explains how orthodontists are often unique in that they’re passionate about their careers, and not what those careers allow them to do outside of work.
by Dr. Chad Foster
Orthotown editorial director Dr. Chad Foster explains how orthodontists are often unique in that they’re passionate about their careers, and not what those careers allow them to do outside of work.
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: CE and Networking 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 CE and networking.
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 CE and networking.
Message Boards
School Marketing Too Aggressive? This doc wonders how much is too much when it comes to orthodontists promoting their services to elementary-age children.
This doc wonders how much is too much when it comes to orthodontists promoting their services to elementary-age children.
Personal Attention Vs. the Busy ‘Place To Be’ Townies discuss the pros and cons of having a busy office.
Townies discuss the pros and cons of having a busy office.
TV in the Waiting Room Townies talk about the tube and why (or why not) to have one in the office.
Townies talk about the tube and why (or why not) to have one in the office.

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