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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

Why Should General Dentists Provide Orthodontics? 7 Experts Weigh In

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/6/18 11:32 AM

As a busy general dentist, you may ask yourself why taking on an additional challenge of incorporating orthodontics would be a good idea for your practice. Seven seasoned pros share their expertise in the following clips!

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips, B. Donald McGann, What is GP Ortho, New POS Students

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Emmy Le | Incorporating orthodontics as a young dentist

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/28/18 7:59 AM

POS Instructor Dr. Emmy Le began learning orthodontics impressively early in her career, just 2 years after graduation from dental school. Get to know Dr. Le in this interview!

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

How to Use Your iTero Intraoral Scans in SmileStream

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/20/18 9:05 AM

With dentistry advancing in the digital age, we see many great new gadgets and software, making our work easier and more accurate. Intraoral scanners like iTero and Trios have become more popular in dental practices, giving us valuable images quickly.

In this tutorial, we demonstrate how you can use your iTero intraoral file in SmileStream's robust DentalCAD orthodontic modeling software. With a few minutes, you (or your staff) can create a workable, 1:1 double occlusal model image to trace in SmileStream, giving you important calculations to plan your orthodontic treatment.

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Topics: SmileStream

Top Ways to Get Support as a POS Student

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/19/18 9:20 AM

We strongly believe that any dentist can do great orthodontic work, as long as they have the right knowledge and support. Progressive Orthodontic Seminars provides comprehensive orthodontic education and support so students can be successful in every way.

We’ve been around long enough to know where dentists get stuck in their orthodontic journey (clinically, financially, and in business) and have developed many resources for you to make orthodontics a rewarding part of your career.

As a POS member, you have access to the following orthodontic resources and support. Take advantage of what’s available and rest assured that you can access these services anytime throughout your entire career.

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Topics: New POS Students, Tips for Success

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Fawaz Habib | Incorporating Orthodontics in Multiple Practices

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/15/18 8:07 AM

POS Instructor Dr. Fawaz Habib is a general dentist from Northern California. Get to know Dr. Habib and learn how he balances treating orthodontics in multiple practices with several associates. 

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, Business of Orthodontics, New POS Students

Short on Time? 4 Non-Traditional Ways to Study Orthodontics with POS

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/6/18 10:17 AM

Every year, hundreds of dentists express interest in learning comprehensive orthodontics, but extremely busy schedules prevent them from taking on the full study schedule of our traditional live classroom program.

Fortunately, if you are truly motivated to grow your orthodontic knowledge to a high level, you have options! We have created several flexible study paths to help you achieve your goals. Keep reading to learn what options are available and decide which course of study is right for you.

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Topics: Orthodontics for Beginners, Continuing Education, New POS Students

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Richard Richter | My multidisciplinary approach to dentistry

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/5/18 8:44 AM

It was a pleasure to have POS Instructor Dr. Richard Richter visit us at POS Headquarters all the way from New York. In this interview, he sits down with POS CEO Miles McGann to share why a multidisciplinary approach to dentistry is crucial to provide patients with the best care.

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, POS Family, Tips for Success

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