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Q&A with POS Founder Dr. Don McGann | How I launched my orthodontic career

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/17/18 9:35 AM

POS founder Dr. Don McGann began his career in a time when there were limited orthodontic opportunities for dentists. In Part 1 of this interview, Dr. McGann shares how he broke into this exclusive field. 

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, B. Donald McGann, POS Family

The 9 Essential Steps of Every Orthodontic Case

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/14/18 12:02 PM

Planning and treating your first orthodontic case can be a daunting task. With so many stages and procedures involved, it can be hard to know where to begin.

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Topics: What is GP Ortho, Orthodontic Tips, My First Ortho Patient, Orthodontics for Beginners, New POS Students

7 Reasons Why Working Near Another Orthodontic Provider Can Actually Boost Your Own Business

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/9/18 1:50 PM

We have talked with dentists all over the world, and find that dentists often wish they had no competition. For those that provide orthodontic care, they often want no other orthodontists or dentists in their area offering braces. They feel like if there is no competition, they could dominate the entire market for those needing orthodontic care.

But from our years of experience, we’ve found that having a strong orthodontic community is professionally rewarding and good for business. Here is why you want to have orthodontic friends and even orthodontic competitors in your neighborhood.

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Topics: POS Family, Current POS Students, Business of Orthodontics

The Ultimate Orthodontic Screening Checklist: 9 must-do's before putting on braces

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/9/18 11:43 AM

Adding an orthodontic screening to your evaluation process can be a quick improvement to your care. In just 7 minutes, you gain a great diagnostic tool, provide an excellent service for your patients, and build credibility with your patients. Whether or not you provide orthodontics, orthodontic screenings are a must for all general dentists who want to better understand their patients’ oral health and motivations.

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Topics: My First Ortho Patient, Tips for Success, Orthodontics for Beginners, New POS Students

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Suzie Bergman | What you need to know about SmileStream's Case Consulting service

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/26/18 11:00 AM

POS instructor Dr. Suzie Bergman shares the important things to know about SmileStream's Case Consulting service in this interview.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, SmileStream, POS Instructor Tips, Current POS Students

Dr. Shockley Wier's 3-Step Guide to Improve Your Orthodontic Extraction Mechanics

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/20/18 1:02 PM

An orthodontic mechanics guru shares how to significantly decrease your treatment time and finish more cases Class I

As orthodontic providers, we all attempt to finish cases Class I, but occasionally we struggle to accomplish this goal. Many of us spend so much time trying to get into Class I that the inefficiencies decrease the profitability. 

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips, POS Family, Current POS Students, Mechanics

5 Secrets to Providing Great Orthodontic Care as a GP

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/18/18 3:01 PM

Orthodontics is one of the most lucrative and rewarding specialties in dentistry. But as general dentists, many of us worry that we won’t be able to do it well.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, Tips for Success, Orthodontics for Beginners, New POS Students

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Jacques Cilliers | Growing an ortho practice from the ground up

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/18/18 12:12 PM

Dr. Jacques Cilliers helped bring the POS program to his hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa five years ago, and has been running the program ever since. In 2018 we were proud to welcome him to the POS Instructor family. Get Dr. Cilliers' unique perspective on GP orthodontics in this interview. 

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, Economics of Orthodontics, Current POS Students, New POS Students, IAT

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Joe Viviano | Tips for incorporating orthodontics from a doctor with 30 years of experience

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/13/18 10:08 AM

Dr. Joe Viviano joined Progressive Orthodontic Seminars almost 30 years ago. At that time, students didn't have nearly the amount of resources to help them learn orthodontics as they do today. In this interview, Dr. Viviano recounts how they used to get by without computers, and shares some expert tips that he has learned throughout his long orthodontic career.

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, POS Family, Current POS Students, Business of Orthodontics

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Michael Layton | Pros and Cons of Internet Assisted Training (IAT)

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/4/18 7:51 AM
Dr. Michael Layton is a POS instructor from Canada. Get to know Dr. Layton and learn more about POS as he discusses the pros and cons of Internet Assisted Training (IAT), and how to decide which SmileStream Case Consulting Service is right for you.
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Topics: SmileStream, POS Instructor Tips, New POS Students, IAT

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