Orthotown Magazine - September 2022

Articles
Office Visit: Dr. David Richter This Townie’s new 6,700-square-foot practice in Greeley, Colorado, is, as he puts it, “the nicest dental facility I’ve ever been in.” In our exclusive Q&A, Richter tells us how he went from burned out to burning with a renewed passion for the profession when other docs his age are considering retirement. Plus, hear his hard-learned lessons on how to be a better manager and team leader, and look at some of the impressive tech inside an impressive build.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
This Townie’s new 6,700-square-foot practice in Greeley, Colorado, is, as he puts it, “the nicest dental facility I’ve ever been in.” In our exclusive Q&A, Richter tells us how he went from burned out to burning with a renewed passion for the profession when other docs his age are considering retirement. Plus, hear his hard-learned lessons on how to be a better manager and team leader, and look at some of the impressive tech inside an impressive build.
Set Them Off on the Right Path Taking extra time up front with patients to really discuss and explain the logistics behind clear aligner treatment can boost their trust and compliance. Dr. Vanessa Peterson shares the top conversations she has with patients about attachments, hours worn, proper aligner seating, trays that don’t “feel tight” and more.
by Dr. Vanessa Peterson
Taking extra time up front with patients to really discuss and explain the logistics behind clear aligner treatment can boost their trust and compliance. Dr. Vanessa Peterson shares the top conversations she has with patients about attachments, hours worn, proper aligner seating, trays that don’t “feel tight” and more.
An Expanded View of Excellence Dr. Ilies Tibaoui dives into microaesthetics—the transformations that can be achieved just by changing the shape and color of teeth, a segment many orthodontists overlook. He explains aesthetic principles behind this level of treatment and shares systematic approaches doctors can use in their own practices.
by Dr. Ilies Tibaoui
Dr. Ilies Tibaoui dives into microaesthetics—the transformations that can be achieved just by changing the shape and color of teeth, a segment many orthodontists overlook. He explains aesthetic principles behind this level of treatment and shares systematic approaches doctors can use in their own practices.
Your Success Is on the Line The first phone call to an orthodontist’s practice is the team’s only opportunity to make the right first impression on potential new patients and referring dentists. Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains how you can ensure your team is doing things correctly.
by Jay Geier
The first phone call to an orthodontist’s practice is the team’s only opportunity to make the right first impression on potential new patients and referring dentists. Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier explains how you can ensure your team is doing things correctly.
Columns
A Voice in the Arena: Board, Certified Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster introduces Orthotown’s new editorial advisory board members.
by Dr. Chad Foster
Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster introduces Orthotown’s new editorial advisory board members.
Departments
Townie Poll: HR and Staffing 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 HR and staffing.
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 HR and staffing.
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.
Product Profile: DentalMonitoring and ScanBox Pro Innovative solutions for better outcomes
Innovative solutions for better outcomes
Industry Insights: DynaFlex Systems = Efficiency. Education = Empowerment.
by Dr. Robert (“Tito”) Norris
Systems = Efficiency. Education = Empowerment.
Message Boards
Harsh Termination Clause A doc runs into a tricky bit of language in a contract and Townies weigh its potential consequences.
A doc runs into a tricky bit of language in a contract and Townies weigh its potential consequences.
Super Severe Class II in a 9-Year-Old A Townie posts a potential case and other docs help chart a possible path to treatment.
A Townie posts a potential case and other docs help chart a possible path to treatment.
Impacted Mand Canine An old case gets a fresh update as Townies continue to add tips to help future docs learn from a tricky situation.
An old case gets a fresh update as Townies continue to add tips to help future docs learn from a tricky situation.

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