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Now Stream Orthodontic Content Anywhere with SmileStream's New Mobile Video Capability

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 11/30/18 10:30 AM

SmileStream orthodontic software is a robust way for doctors to diagnose, treat, and learn orthodontics. The mobile app version of SmileStream has many of the features, and it now includes videos.

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Topics: POS Family, SmileStream, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Video Capability, Video

Case Study: Growth Management Class III - Utilizing Growth to Inspire Gratitude

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 11/19/18 4:08 PM

In the spirit of giving thanks, we are sharing a story that we received from POS Instructor, Dr. Sarmad N. Yassen.  When his patient Fatima lost hope, he successfully used Growth Prediction Protocols to treat her Class III tendency growing case to give her the smile she wanted.

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Topics: Case Study, POS Family, SmileStream, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Class III, Growth Management, Thankful

How one POS student balanced 3 new practices, a new bundle of joy and her orthodontic studies: A POS Success Story

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/27/18 3:34 PM

Dr. Pooja Mandalia is a general dentist with a passion for providing orthodontic care. She works at Westend Dental‘s three locations to provide in-house orthodontics within their dental group.

When we interviewed her, Dr. Mandalia recently graduated with honors from our newest graduating class a month prior. While she was studying in our Comprehensive Orthodontic program, she encountered many life events. Instead of letting the curveballs of life dissuade her, she found new ways to continue her passion for orthodontics and grow her knowledge and care.

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Topics: Tips for Success, What is GP Ortho, Orthodontic Tips, Case Study, POS Family, POS Graduation, Short Term Orthodontics, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Assistants

Case Study: How Skeletal Anchorage Gave This Patient the Smile She Always Wanted

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/26/18 3:11 PM

This is a guest post by POS Sydney graduate, Dr. Renu Lakra. Learn how she successfully helped her patient Asia gain more confidence with a beautiful smile.

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Topics: Case Study, POS Family, SmileStream, Adult Orthodontics, Skeletal Anchorage

How a New Zealand dentist became successful offering orthodontics in the real world

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/26/18 3:10 PM

Dr. Renu Lakra is a general dentist that provides a full range of dental work with a special interest in orthodontics and aesthetic dentistry. She has been offering orthodontics to her community for the past seven years and has a background in both short term orthodontics (STO) from 6 Month Smiles and comprehensive orthodontic training through Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS). The majority of her patients need orthodontic care and she is able to help patients of all types with great quality and value.

Having learned from two different orthodontic philosophies, we wanted to hear her orthodontic story, and how she has been successful in the field.

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Topics: Business of Orthodontics, POS Family, Orthodontic Tips, Economics of Orthodontics

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Willem Koelewijn | Inside my high volume ortho practice

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/24/18 7:45 AM

POS Instructor Dr. Willem Koelewijn is a general dentist from Holland. He was one of the first students to attend the POS course when it was first brought to Holland in the early 90s. Learn about Dr. Koelewijn's experience running a high volume orthodontic practice where he sees around 80 patients a day in this interview. 

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

The Ultimate Orthodontic Emergency Guide

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/20/18 1:55 PM

Orthodontic emergencies happen. Instead of worrying about their possibility, use this guide so you’re prepared and calm when they happen. When you handle orthodontic issues properly, you’ll keep happy patients and a highly productive department.

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Topics: Orthodontics for Beginners, Tips for Success, Orthodontic Tips, Assistants

50 Tasks Your Orthodontic Assistants Should Be Doing

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/17/18 2:25 PM

Your clinical team can be a great asset. Many dentists don’t realize how much their staff can help to make their orthodontic department efficient and hassle-free. Orthodontics is the leading area of dentistry where assistants can take a significant role working chairside with patients. Here is a checklist of the tasks that our orthodontic assistants can help us with.

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Topics: Assistants, Current POS Students, Orthodontic Tips

Orthodontic Residency vs. Orthodontic Continuing Education

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/12/18 10:31 AM

With the right training and support, you can provide quality orthodontic care as a general dentist or as an orthodontic specialist. So what’s the difference and which is the better option? They can both be rewarding and have different benefits. This guide can help you determine the best fit based on the most common considerations.

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Topics: Economics of Orthodontics, What is GP Ortho, Orthodontics for Beginners, Continuing Education

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Sarmad Channo | My ortho story

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/10/18 8:31 AM

POS instructor Dr. Sarmad Channo is a general dentist from Michigan. In this interview, Dr. Channo shares why he decided to get into orthodontics, and the steps he took to accomplish that goal. 

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Topics: New POS Students, POS Instructor Tips, POS Family

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