Orthotown Magazine - May 2022

Articles
Office Visit: Dr. Carlin Weaver The winner of Orthotown’s 2021 Townie Choice Awards voter contest, Dr. Carlin Weaver followed in her father’s footsteps and became an orthodontist, then practiced alongside him in Swampscott, Massachusetts, before taking over the reins of the practice in 2015. This Townie advocates for having the best technology under her roof, including all-digital scanning and 3D-printed options, and recently joined the clinical faculty at her alma mater, Tufts University.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
The winner of Orthotown’s 2021 Townie Choice Awards voter contest, Dr. Carlin Weaver followed in her father’s footsteps and became an orthodontist, then practiced alongside him in Swampscott, Massachusetts, before taking over the reins of the practice in 2015. This Townie advocates for having the best technology under her roof, including all-digital scanning and 3D-printed options, and recently joined the clinical faculty at her alma mater, Tufts University.
Don’t Be a Bad Boss by Default Are you a bad boss by default? Unlike behavior changes that can be initiated immediately, developing into a good leader and coach takes training and practice, and our guide helps readers determine how good they currently are and where they can improve.
by Jay Geier
Are you a bad boss by default? Unlike behavior changes that can be initiated immediately, developing into a good leader and coach takes training and practice, and our guide helps readers determine how good they currently are and where they can improve.
Consider the Benefits of a Digital Workflow Practice management consultant Michelle Shimmin explains how digital solutions can help orthodontists serve their patients better where they are—which patients are increasingly demanding.
by Michelle Shimmin
Practice management consultant Michelle Shimmin explains how digital solutions can help orthodontists serve their patients better where they are—which patients are increasingly demanding.
Play Your Cards Right Dr. Jason Annan has been leveraging his office overhead costs to earn hundreds of thousands of credit card rewards points, then converting the points into truly valuable assets. This Townie shares some of his top tips and advice so readers can parlay their own bills into bonus miles and other benefits.
by Dr. Jason Annan
Dr. Jason Annan has been leveraging his office overhead costs to earn hundreds of thousands of credit card rewards points, then converting the points into truly valuable assets. This Townie shares some of his top tips and advice so readers can parlay their own bills into bonus miles and other benefits.
Columns
A Voice in the Arena: Lip Trapping Dr. Chad Foster, Orthotown’s editorial director, discusses how lower lip trapping can mask underlying hard-tissue deficiencies, and how to approach such cases.
by Dr. Chad Foster
Dr. Chad Foster, Orthotown’s editorial director, discusses how lower lip trapping can mask underlying hard-tissue deficiencies, and how to approach such cases.
Departments
Second Opinion: The Fine Line of Phase I Dr. Robert Kazmierski explains why it’s essential to figure out when patients truly do benefit from Phase I treatment—based on scientific results, not marketing.
by Dr. Robert Kazmierski
Dr. Robert Kazmierski explains why it’s essential to figure out when patients truly do benefit from Phase I treatment—based on scientific results, not marketing.
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.
Townie Poll: Dental Partnerships 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 dental partnerships.
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 dental partnerships.
Product Profile: Brava Independent Movers System Bringing transformative technology to orthodontics
Bringing transformative technology to orthodontics
Product Profile: Step-1 PumEtch Breakthrough tooth-preparation formula
Breakthrough tooth-preparation formula
Message Boards
Inflation: The Elephant in the Room With inflation on the rise, Townies trade financial advice and look for ways to address the issue of money—or the lack thereof.
With inflation on the rise, Townies trade financial advice and look for ways to address the issue of money—or the lack thereof.
My Niece Got Into Ortho Residency! Townies share their outlooks on the future of orthodontics and whether it’s a good time to be a new graduate.
Townies share their outlooks on the future of orthodontics and whether it’s a good time to be a new graduate.
Antagonistic Parents Townies discuss why some parents become upset and aggressive, and possible ways to mitigate their concerns and defuse the high tensions.
Townies discuss why some parents become upset and aggressive, and possible ways to mitigate their concerns and defuse the high tensions.
Extras
Earned Placement: Art and Architecture Inspire a 2021 Townie Choice Award Recipient Carriere Motion 3D Appliance for Sagittal Correction
by Dr. Luis Carrière
Carriere Motion 3D Appliance for Sagittal Correction

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