Orthotown Magazine - April 2022

Articles
Office Visit: Cosse & Silmon Orthodontics When his New Orleans practice was battered by Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Jeffrey Silmon decided to return to his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, where he ended up partnering in practice with Dr. Christopher Cosse. The doctors, who’ve practiced together for 16 years and have four practices in the Shreveport/Bossier City area, strongly believe in the importance of patient education and developed a virtual consultation system and patient education software used by orthodontists nationwide.
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
When his New Orleans practice was battered by Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Jeffrey Silmon decided to return to his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, where he ended up partnering in practice with Dr. Christopher Cosse. The doctors, who’ve practiced together for 16 years and have four practices in the Shreveport/Bossier City area, strongly believe in the importance of patient education and developed a virtual consultation system and patient education software used by orthodontists nationwide.
With Great Parity Comes Great Responsibility As the number of companies offering clear aligner options burgeons, so does confusion about which options might be best for an orthodontist’s practice. Dr. Andrew Sarpotdar discusses his experiences with several major companies since 2013 and shares five keys for choosing the right clear aligner system for your practice.
by Dr. Andrew Sarpotdar
As the number of companies offering clear aligner options burgeons, so does confusion about which options might be best for an orthodontist’s practice. Dr. Andrew Sarpotdar discusses his experiences with several major companies since 2013 and shares five keys for choosing the right clear aligner system for your practice.
Scalable Patient Love Dr. Anil Idiculla and practice management expert Casey Bull discuss how to implement day-to-day, face-to-face interactions that help differentiate a community practice from a faceless commodity provider.
by Dr. Anil Idiculla and Casey Bull
Dr. Anil Idiculla and practice management expert Casey Bull discuss how to implement day-to-day, face-to-face interactions that help differentiate a community practice from a faceless commodity provider.
Leading the (Re-)Charge As Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains, connecting with successful, enthusiastic colleagues can help orthodontists regain the enthusiasm and energy that often are sapped by daily practice challenges.
by Jay Geier
As Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains, connecting with successful, enthusiastic colleagues can help orthodontists regain the enthusiasm and energy that often are sapped by daily practice challenges.
Columns
A Voice in the Arena: Aesthetic Importance of Upper Incisor Vertical Position Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster shares a patient case in which the position of upper incisors within the lip frame became of singular importance during treatment.
by Dr. Chad Foster
Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster shares a patient case in which the position of upper incisors within the lip frame became of singular importance during treatment.
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: Bonding, Brackets and Wires 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 bonding, brackets and wires.
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 bonding, brackets and wires.
Product Profile: Glacier Thermoform Material For fabrication of aligners and retainers
For fabrication of aligners and retainers
Message Boards
Mean Mom: Standing Firm Take the fall or go another round? An overly demanding parent has this Townie against the ropes and looking for a way out of the fight.
Take the fall or go another round? An overly demanding parent has this Townie against the ropes and looking for a way out of the fight.
Will Extractions Worsen the Face of This Girl? This Townie gets a second opinion on extractions after the patient’s mother expresses concern.
This Townie gets a second opinion on extractions after the patient’s mother expresses concern.
Let’s Talk Computer Placement Townies discuss their different office setups and the benefits of each layout.
Townies discuss their different office setups and the benefits of each layout.
Extras
Earned Placement: Indirect Bonding - Real-World Experiences Orthodontists Discuss How Using Dibs AI By Orthoselect Has Made Their Practices More Efficient And Effective
Orthodontists Discuss How Using Dibs AI By Orthoselect Has Made Their Practices More Efficient And Effective

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