Orthotown Magazine - April 2024

Articles
Townie Treatment Case: Gummy Smile Treatment With Aligners Although gummy smiles are usually treated using TADs and braces, Orthotown editorial board member Dr. Trevor Nichols shares a case in which he successfully treated a patient using TADs and clear aligners.
by Dr. Trevor Nichols
Although gummy smiles are usually treated using TADs and braces, Orthotown editorial board member Dr. Trevor Nichols shares a case in which he successfully treated a patient using TADs and clear aligners.
Office Visit: Dr. Christos Papadopoulos This New Brunswick Townie’s startup success has become a foundation for helping other doctors enter the profession on the right foot. In our exclusive Q&A, he discusses the must-haves for a startup and shares his thoughts on technology investments, marketing power and more.
by Kyle Patton
This New Brunswick Townie’s startup success has become a foundation for helping other doctors enter the profession on the right foot. In our exclusive Q&A, he discusses the must-haves for a startup and shares his thoughts on technology investments, marketing power and more.
Is It Time for a Realignment? As Dr. Kevin Baharvand explains, changing aligner companies isn’t just about switching products—it’s a transition that affects patients, staff and the overall rhythm of an orthodontic practice. Drawing from his own experiences, Baharvand shares a down-to-earth guide on how to make the transition a smoother one.
by Dr. Kevin Baharvand
As Dr. Kevin Baharvand explains, changing aligner companies isn’t just about switching products—it’s a transition that affects patients, staff and the overall rhythm of an orthodontic practice. Drawing from his own experiences, Baharvand shares a down-to-earth guide on how to make the transition a smoother one.
Seek Out the Sequencers Could our insistence on making employees multitask be part of what led to the massive burnout problem in the workplace? Paul Edwards of CEDR HR Solutions takes a look at how today’s best-suited job candidates will demonstrate talent at sequencing—the practice of completing tasks one after another, deliberately and with focus.
by Paul Edwards
Could our insistence on making employees multitask be part of what led to the massive burnout problem in the workplace? Paul Edwards of CEDR HR Solutions takes a look at how today’s best-suited job candidates will demonstrate talent at sequencing—the practice of completing tasks one after another, deliberately and with focus.
Site Specifics An orthodontist’s website carries a lot of weight in the practice marketing strategy, and everything from the layout to the photography counts toward that trust factor. Dr. Kyle Fagala, a practicing orthodontist and co-founder of a digital marketing agency, discusses seven items that really need to shine in an effective website design.
by Dr. Kyle Fagala
An orthodontist’s website carries a lot of weight in the practice marketing strategy, and everything from the layout to the photography counts toward that trust factor. Dr. Kyle Fagala, a practicing orthodontist and co-founder of a digital marketing agency, discusses seven items that really need to shine in an effective website design.
Columns
A Voice in the Arena: David vs. Goliath Orthotown’s editorial director, Dr. Chad Foster, says doctor-owned private orthodontic practices should devote their energy to informing consumers about the biggest difference between their services and corporatized practices.
by Dr. Chad Foster
Orthotown’s editorial director, Dr. Chad Foster, says doctor-owned private orthodontic practices should devote their energy to informing consumers about the biggest difference between their services and corporatized practices.
Departments
by Sam Mittelsteadt
A spotlight on some of the people who helped make this month's Orthotown possible
Board Profile: Dr. Trevor Nichols In our exclusive Q&A, Dr. Trevor Nichols shares how he’ll shape his upcoming new practice, as well as more about gummy smile treatment and gingival recontouring.
by Sam Mittelsteadt
In our exclusive Q&A, Dr. Trevor Nichols shares how he’ll shape his upcoming new practice, as well as more about gummy smile treatment and gingival recontouring.
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 Tech Orthotown’s monthly poll helps see how other practices operate. This month Townies weigh in on office tech.
Orthotown’s monthly poll helps see how other practices operate. This month Townies weigh in on office tech.
Product Profile: Gaidge Consult Manager Orthodontic conversions in one platform
Orthodontic conversions in one platform
Message Boards
Adult Perio Patient An older patient’s case lackluster perio makes for careful treatment planning
An older patient’s case lackluster perio makes for careful treatment planning
Cannabis Stains on Aligners Is hydrogen peroxide the best solution?
Is hydrogen peroxide the best solution?
Class III in Adolescent Treatment Options Townies provide alternatives to facemask therapy
Townies provide alternatives to facemask therapy
Horizontal Impactions U3s Townies convene on possible causes of this patient’s interesting issue
Townies convene on possible causes of this patient’s interesting issue
Extras
Earned Placement: How To Transform Your (Practice) Life Transform your practice life with Dental Monitoring
Transform your practice life with Dental Monitoring

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