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Update 2019: Asymmetry in Orthodontics

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 1/22/19 4:02 PM

Update 2019 - Asymmetry in Orthodontics

Progressive Orthodontic Seminars' annual Update Seminar this year features the hot topic, Asymmetry in Orthodontics. Students will learn how to master the most under-diagnosed aspect of orthodontics with POS' new Asymmetry Protocol. Learn how to improve your asymmetry diagnosis so you can see more details on patients that walk into your practice.

Take a quick look at these patients and test your eye for symmetry diagnosis.

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Topics: POS Family, Video, Asymmetry

2018 Last-Minute Tax Strategies that Can Increase Dentists' Cash Flow and Tax Free Income…Legally!

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 12/19/18 2:57 PM

We asked an advanced tax strategist and CPA accountant, “How can dentists take home more of their income?” Lubna Channo is a bestselling co-author of “You Can Deduct THAT?” She works with many dentists (and is married to one too). Many doctors were wanting updated guidance since the recent tax changes. Channo shares expert advice for you to help in your end-of-year planning.

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Topics: Economics of Orthodontics, Tips for Success

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

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

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

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: SmileStream, Case Study, POS Family, 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: Orthodontic Tips, Economics of Orthodontics, POS Family, Business 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 Instructor Tips, POS Family, 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: Orthodontic Tips, Tips for Success, Orthodontics for Beginners, 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: Orthodontic Tips, Current POS Students, Assistants

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