Orthotown Magazine - September 2023

Articles
Townie Treatment Case: TADs, Clear Aligners and Overkill Dr. Bill Dischinger presents an early case in which he used TADs and clear aligners to treat a patient who had an open bite and a gummy smile—and inadvertently burned out the patient in his attempt to achieve an absolutely perfect smile.
by Dr. Bill Dischinger
Dr. Bill Dischinger presents an early case in which he used TADs and clear aligners to treat a patient who had an open bite and a gummy smile—and inadvertently burned out the patient in his attempt to achieve an absolutely perfect smile.
Office Visit: Dr. Paul Trotter This Georgia Townie’s two practices maintain old-school sensibilities and hospitality while adding an ultramodern patient experience complete with 3D printing, digital scanning and optimized practice management software. In our exclusive Q&A, Trotter discusses the finer points of 3D technologies, how digital scanners increased his revenue, why hiring a consultant made him a better manager and more.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
This Georgia Townie’s two practices maintain old-school sensibilities and hospitality while adding an ultramodern patient experience complete with 3D printing, digital scanning and optimized practice management software. In our exclusive Q&A, Trotter discusses the finer points of 3D technologies, how digital scanners increased his revenue, why hiring a consultant made him a better manager and more.
Life Changing Results Dr. Wassim Bouzid shares a case that illustrates an aesthetically focused treatment approach to optimize the smile of a patient who, in addition to upper crowding and an open bite, had underexposed incisors that prematurely aged her appearance.
by Dr. Wassim Bouzid
Dr. Wassim Bouzid shares a case that illustrates an aesthetically focused treatment approach to optimize the smile of a patient who, in addition to upper crowding and an open bite, had underexposed incisors that prematurely aged her appearance.
Make Friends With Benefits Practice management consultant Tina Byrne recaps the factors that can drain the profits from orthodontic practice insurance billing and reimbursement, and explains how to correct them to optimize profitability and effectively manage patient benefits.
by Tina Byrne
Practice management consultant Tina Byrne recaps the factors that can drain the profits from orthodontic practice insurance billing and reimbursement, and explains how to correct them to optimize profitability and effectively manage patient benefits.
Columns
A Voice in the Arena: The Person Behind the Machine As Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster explains, even with all of the technological advances being made today, great orthodontic care will always depend on the doctors themselves.
by Dr. Chad Foster
As Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster explains, even with all of the technological advances being made today, great orthodontic care will always depend on the doctors themselves.
Departments
Board Profiles: 3 Questions With Dr. Wassim Bouzid In our exclusive Q&A, Dr. Wassim Bouzid discusses the power of reexamining long-held industry truisims, his favorite professional and personal travel destinations, and more.
In our exclusive Q&A, Dr. Wassim Bouzid discusses the power of reexamining long-held industry truisims, his favorite professional and personal travel destinations, and more.
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: Office Design Orthotown’s monthly poll helps see how other practices operate. This month Townies weigh in on office design.
Orthotown’s monthly poll helps see how other practices operate. This month Townies weigh in on office design.
Product Profile: Evolution An all-inclusive practice management system
An all-inclusive practice management system
Message Boards
Gum/Teeth Contouring As an Add-On Service Townies weigh the value of offering post-braces laser gingivectomies.
Townies weigh the value of offering post-braces laser gingivectomies.
New Grad Feeling Lost Townies come to the aid of a new orthodontist with timely advice.
Townies come to the aid of a new orthodontist with timely advice.
Extras
Earned Placement: It’s About Time
by Dr. Robert “Tito” Norris

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