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How do you set up Phase 1 billing? A POS Family discussion

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/22/19 7:24 PM

Have you ever wondered how to set up your Phase 1 and Phase 2 cases in billing?

Sometimes hearing what experienced colleagues do is the best guide. Here's a thread on SmileStream's Collaborate section that we thought would be helpful to many dentists. It even includes example scripts of an orthodontic patient consultation!

See POS graduates discussing how they set up mixed dentition set up and what works for them.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, SmileStream, Growth, POS Family, Tips for Success, Mixed Dentition, Phase 1, Business of Orthodontics, Orthodontics

What are the Costs of Setting up Orthodontics in your Practice?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/17/19 5:01 PM

Many dentists considering adding orthodontics to their practice want to know the cost versus the benefits.

If they spend time and money investing in the training and the time away from the practice, what will the financial benefit be?

Over the years, we have worked with thousands of dentists who added orthodontics into their practice. And the financial benefits of orthodontic treatment are pretty clear.

But, much does it actually cost to setup orthodontics in a general dentist's practice?

What is the true cost breakdown?

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Topics: What is GP Ortho, Economics of Orthodontics, Orthodontics for Beginners, Orthodontic Supplies, Business of Orthodontics

Why are dentists saying that POS changes everything?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/17/19 4:36 PM

Progressive Orthodontic Seminars has over 8,000 graduates worldwide. Every week we hear how much orthodontics has improved their careers.

Two graduates share on video how POS changed their lives. They even became instructors because of their love for the program and orthodontics!

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Topics: POS Family, Continuing Education, POS Graduation, Feedback, Testimonial, Orthodontics, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars

Dr. Wier's Quick Guide to Simplifying Mechanics

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/17/19 4:31 PM

Want to know the key to success when it comes to orthodontic mechanics? Dr. Shockley Weir has your answers in this quick and easy blog!

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, Continuing Education, Mechanics, Orthodontics, Snoopy Bend, T-Loop, Key Hole

Dentists tried Progressive Orthodontics for a day. Here's what they told us.

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/5/19 9:08 AM

We have taught hundreds of dentists last month at our preview course, 1-day Intro to Orthodontics Seminars. These students were candidly honest about their experiences. 

It's one thing to hear from a company how great their services are, but it's another to hear real thoughts from your peers.
 
Find out what learning at POS is like by reading the comments from real students below:
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Topics: Continuing Education, Thankful, Feedback, Testimonial, Orthodontics

5 Reasons why Dentists Choose to Offer Orthodontics

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 3/18/19 3:17 PM

As a general dentist, you may have already considered adding orthodontic treatment skills to your practice.

You might have heard from other dentists the benefits of adding GP orthodontics. Increased income, better treatment control, and improved patient retention are all benefits you can expect.

But at the same time, it also feels like a risk to undertake the training.

Why spend more time and money training in a skill that you can refer out? It’s a reasonable question and one that Progressive Orthodontics has heard many times.

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Topics: What is GP Ortho, Economics of Orthodontics, Assistants, Thankful

Which is Better: Live or Online Learning?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/28/19 2:36 PM

 

If you're reading this article, you probably want to improve your care with orthodontics and may be wondering what's the best way to learn.

As a dentist, you're busy. At POS, we've provided different formats to match your different needs. You can learn to provide comprehensive orthodontics with your choice of a Live or Internet Assisted Training (IAT) format. This video and table shows you how POS' two learning formats compare.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, Tips for Success, IAT, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Video, Live Series

Top Orthodontic Finishing Mistakes to Avoid | A Guide by Dr. Jeffery Taylor

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/27/19 1:54 PM

 

The Finishing Stage of orthodontics is a fine balance of both art and science, and can often be one of the most stressful aspects of an orthodontic case. Proper finishing techniques are critical to ensuring well-balanced occlusion and long-term stability.

POS tenured instructor, Dr. Jeffery Taylor, details some of the most common errors he sees in case finishing. We hope that being aware of these ahead of time will prevent you from making these mistakes in your own cases. If you’re looking to further improve your case finishing techniques, our 2-day class will provide you with the hands-on training and protocols to take the stress out of the finishing stage. 

 

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, Tips for Success, Case Finishing

How to Treat 8mm of Gingival Display: A Dentofacial Orthodontic Case Study

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/19/19 10:13 AM

This is a case study done of POS graduate and instructor, Dr. Maribel Eizaguirre. Learn how she grew her orthodontic care by treating this advanced* gummy smile case.

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Topics: Case Study, POS Family, Skeletal Anchorage

33 Orthodontic patient types that any dentist can help

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 1/31/19 5:09 PM

Wondering which types of orthodontic patients you can help? Even if you have no previous orthodontic experience, you can help the majority of your orthodontic patients. Read this blog to see the 33 case types that you can start treating while learning in POS' Comprehensive Orthodontic Series.

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Topics: What is GP Ortho, My First Ortho Patient, New POS Students, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Video

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