Orthotown Magazine - October 2022

Articles
Office Visit: Hinsdale Ortho Dr. Susan Blair is credentialed in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, while Dr. Nick Riccio has a single specialty as well as the energy of a dozen doctors
by Sam Mittelsteadt, editor and creative director
Dr. Susan Blair is credentialed in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, while Dr. Nick Riccio has a single specialty as well as the energy of a dozen doctors
Showcase Spotlight: PSL Bracket Systems Passive self-ligating brackets: Love them or hate them, for more than 20 years they’ve been one of the most polarizing appliances in the world of orthodontics. In this special showcase, we asked some of the main players in the field to differentiate the specifics of their products and unique characteristics of each brand.
Passive self-ligating brackets: Love them or hate them, for more than 20 years they’ve been one of the most polarizing appliances in the world of orthodontics. In this special showcase, we asked some of the main players in the field to differentiate the specifics of their products and unique characteristics of each brand.
Storage Facilities Certified public accountant Hunter Satterfield says during periods of inflation or high interest rates, where orthodontists should keep their money depends on where their priorities lie. When short-term and long-term cash is safely stashed away, where should near-term cash—the only money that should be affected by
current volatility—be invested?
by Hunter Satterfield, CPA
Certified public accountant Hunter Satterfield says during periods of inflation or high interest rates, where orthodontists should keep their money depends on where their priorities lie. When short-term and long-term cash is safely stashed away, where should near-term cash—the only money that should be affected by current volatility—be invested?
Fight Off These Fear Factors Orthodontic practice owners are often more likely to invest in new technology than employee training, which Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier says can be a big mistake. Geier recaps the five most common reasons practice owners are afraid to invest in training and explains new ways at looking at the issues.
by Jay Geier
Orthodontic practice owners are often more likely to invest in new technology than employee training, which Scheduling Institute founder Jay Geier says can be a big mistake. Geier recaps the five most common reasons practice owners are afraid to invest in training and explains new ways at looking at the issues.
Columns
A Voice in the Arena: Deliver Us From ‘Dollar Beer Night’ Orthotown’s editorial director, Dr. Chad
Foster, explains the good, the bad and the
ugly of online orthodontic forums.
by Dr. Chad Foster
Orthotown’s editorial director, Dr. Chad Foster, explains the good, the bad and the ugly of online orthodontic forums.
Behind the Curtain: Growth Through a Midlife Unraveling In the latest installment of our guest column series, Dr. Brian Anderson discusses his midlife unraveling, how his practice helped keep him centered during trying
times, and the steps he took in his quest to return to personal and professional greatness.
by Dr. Brian Anderson
In the latest installment of our guest column series, Dr. Brian Anderson discusses his midlife unraveling, how his practice helped keep him centered during trying times, and the steps he took in his quest to return to personal and professional greatness.
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.
Townie Poll: Aligners and Aesthetics 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 aligners and aesthetics.
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 aligners and aesthetics.
Message Boards
Mission Impossible? Retention of This Anterior Tooth This Townie seeks advice after
a patient’s long history of
treatment still hasn’t brought
satisfaction.
This Townie seeks advice after a patient’s long history of treatment still hasn’t brought satisfaction.
Class II—Excessive OJ, Premolars Already Extracted A Townie who’s been tasked
with a tricky bit of treatment
planning gets some welcome
advice.
A Townie who’s been tasked with a tricky bit of treatment planning gets some welcome advice.
TAD Systems A Townie asks: Who can recommend a good system that still uses a contra-angle
handpiece?
A Townie asks: Who can recommend a good system that still uses a contra-angle handpiece?
VME With Severe Gummy Smile A Townie asks for advice on how to treat a challenging case.
A Townie asks for advice on how to treat a challenging case.

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