Orthotown Magazine - January/February 2023

Articles
Office Visit: Dr. Todd Wesslen Dr. Todd Wesslen worked in software development for years before pivoting to orthodontics. His background in computer science means he’s not afraid to adopt new technology: He’s a beta tester for practice management software companies, and Wesslen Orthodontics’ two California practices are 100% paperless, with team members trained to work with CBCT and in-office 3D printing.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
Dr. Todd Wesslen worked in software development for years before pivoting to orthodontics. His background in computer science means he’s not afraid to adopt new technology: He’s a beta tester for practice management software companies, and Wesslen Orthodontics’ two California practices are 100% paperless, with team members trained to work with CBCT and in-office 3D printing.
An Ambitious Plan for Success Dr. Jeremy Manuele shares two case studies detailing treatment of patients with mutilated dentition. In both cases, Manuele was able to successfully treat his patients without the use of surgery.
by Dr. Jeremy Manuele
Dr. Jeremy Manuele shares two case studies detailing treatment of patients with mutilated dentition. In both cases, Manuele was able to successfully treat his patients without the use of surgery.
Level Up! Dr. Glenn Krieger explains the importance of taking time and making plans for professional and personal self-improvement, and shares suggestions about how readers can develop their own plans for success.
by Dr. Glenn Krieger
Dr. Glenn Krieger explains the importance of taking time and making plans for professional and personal self-improvement, and shares suggestions about how readers can develop their own plans for success.
2022 Orthotown Townie Choice Award Winners A full decade after the inception of the Townie Choice Awards, members of Orthotown still take time to cast their ballots each year for their favorite orthodontic services and products. After tallying the 2022 ballots, it’s finally time to introduce the products and services that came out on top!
A full decade after the inception of the Townie Choice Awards, members of Orthotown still take time to cast their ballots each year for their favorite orthodontic services and products. After tallying the 2022 ballots, it’s finally time to introduce the products and services that came out on top!
Columns
A Voice in the Arena: Momentum Along Paths of Meaning Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster discusses how combining your drive to improve your numbers with self-care and work-life balance will point you in the right direction.
by Dr. Chad Foster
Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster discusses how combining your drive to improve your numbers with self-care and work-life balance will point you in the right direction.
Departments
Board Profiles: 5 Questions With Dr. Glenn Krieger To kick off our series of Orthotown editorial board profiles, we opted for one of the most recognizable names in the modern orthodontic industry: Dr. Glenn Krieger, who practices in the Dallas metro area, teaches clinical photography courses around the globe, and founded the Orthopreneurs Summit and podcast, which focus on the business side of orthodontics.
To kick off our series of Orthotown editorial board profiles, we opted for one of the most recognizable names in the modern orthodontic industry: Dr. Glenn Krieger, who practices in the Dallas metro area, teaches clinical photography courses around the globe, and founded the Orthopreneurs Summit and podcast, which focus on the business side of orthodontics.
Second Opinion: Delusions of Grandeur Drs. Adith Venugopal, S. Jay Bowman and Nikhilesh R. Vaid examine the results of dentists offering some orthodontic treatments such as clear aligners, and what orthodontists will need to do to combat the false narratives about patients “not needing an orthodontist” for treatment.
by Drs. Adith Venugopal, S. Jay Bowman and Nikhilesh R. Vaid
Drs. Adith Venugopal, S. Jay Bowman and Nikhilesh R. Vaid examine the results of dentists offering some orthodontic treatments such as clear aligners, and what orthodontists will need to do to combat the false narratives about patients “not needing an orthodontist” for treatment.
Poll: CE and Networking Orthotown members weigh in on building professional networks, study clubs, attending seminars and trade shows in 2023, and more.
Orthotown members weigh in on building professional networks, study clubs, attending seminars and trade shows in 2023, and more.
Message Boards
Asymmetric Dental Class II A Townie gets backup from seasoned docs on a tricky case.
A Townie gets backup from seasoned docs on a tricky case.
Passive Self Ligation An orthodontist shares a finished non-extraction case and his fellow Townies get a look at all the records.
An orthodontist shares a finished non-extraction case and his fellow Townies get a look at all the records.
Extras
Earned Placement: Clinical Efficiency With ‘True Straight Wire’ Dr. Frank Bogdan presents clinical cases featuring Ormco's Damon bracket system.
by Dr. Frank Bogdan
Dr. Frank Bogdan presents clinical cases featuring Ormco's Damon bracket system.

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