Orthotown Magazine - January/February 2024

Articles
Office Visit: Dr. Josh Gilbert The Chicago area is home to one of the profession’s most saturated and competitive markets, but don’t expect this Townie to break a sweat. Effective positioning, community engagement and wise investments have created a relatively stress-free environment for him and his team. Check out his favorite pieces of tech, learn tips to reduce the number of professional headaches, see a remarkable charity case and more.
by Kyle Patton
The Chicago area is home to one of the profession’s most saturated and competitive markets, but don’t expect this Townie to break a sweat. Effective positioning, community engagement and wise investments have created a relatively stress-free environment for him and his team. Check out his favorite pieces of tech, learn tips to reduce the number of professional headaches, see a remarkable charity case and more.
2023 Ortho Townie Choice Awards The results are in, and now it’s time to announce the winners of the 2023 Ortho Townie Choice Awards—and this year, we shine the spotlight on the victors in a few notable races.
The results are in, and now it’s time to announce the winners of the 2023 Ortho Townie Choice Awards—and this year, we shine the spotlight on the victors in a few notable races.
Satellite Offices: Insight From the Inside Dr. Kevin Baharvand discusses how to set and manage expectations for a satellite practice location—especially one shared with another doctor, such as a pediatric dentist and their team.
by Dr. Kevin Baharvand
Dr. Kevin Baharvand discusses how to set and manage expectations for a satellite practice location—especially one shared with another doctor, such as a pediatric dentist and their team.
CE: Phase I Treatment Dr. Daniel J. Grob explains how, if patients are treated early, the interception of oral habits and medical conditions can make orthodontic correction easier and more successful later. Grob shares multiple cases that illustrate these principles at work.
by Dr. Daniel J. Grob
Dr. Daniel J. Grob explains how, if patients are treated early, the interception of oral habits and medical conditions can make orthodontic correction easier and more successful later. Grob shares multiple cases that illustrate these principles at work.
Columns
A Voice in the Arena: The Importance of Timing IPR Editorial director Dr. Chad Foster discusses the importance of properly timing interproximal reduction and shares a case study
illustrating the principles involved.
by Dr. Chad Foster
Editorial director Dr. Chad Foster discusses the importance of properly timing interproximal reduction and shares a case study illustrating the principles involved.
Departments
by Sam Mittelsteadt
A spotlight on some of the people who helped make this month's Orthotown possible
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: CE and Networking Orthotown’s monthly poll helps see how other practices operate. This month Townies weigh in on CE and networking.
Orthotown’s monthly poll helps see how other practices operate. This month Townies weigh in on CE and networking.
Message Boards
Invisalign With Impacted Canine Townies engage in a lively debate of aligners and patient expectations centered around an ongoing case.
Townies engage in a lively debate of aligners and patient expectations centered around an ongoing case.
Ideas on Placing a Pontic #8 With Expander A doc gets feedback on working around a general dentist’s parameters.
A doc gets feedback on working around a general dentist’s parameters.

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