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POS Announces Free New Virtual Office Hours!

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 8/18/20 3:38 PM

POS is launching a new extra resource for you...and it's FREE!

Chat with a POS Instructor during any of our upcoming Office Hours time. During our launch month of August, we currently have three two-hour sessions, and are adding more times as doctors show more interest. See info and upcoming times

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips, POS Family, Tips for Success, Clear Aligners, Orthodontics for Beginners, Assistants, Business of Orthodontics, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Feedback, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, Aligners, Consulting, Dentistry during COVID-19

5 Ways Clear Aligners Can Maximize Your Profits While Patients Stay Home

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/6/20 12:25 PM

We are publishing articles in a new series called “Dentistry in the time of COVID-19”, addressing how dentistry and orthodontics are changing, with tips to adapt your practice to  this new environment.

Many dentists have been looking for ways to keep their businesses running during this new environment of novel coronavirus concerns and restrictions.

We have talked with our students and graduates from around the world, and wanted to share their tips and stories in dealing with COVID-19 regulations and infection precautions. In the article below, we've detailed five ways that clear aligner orthodontics has helped them maximize profits, even as their patients stayed at home.

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Tips for Success, Clear Aligners, Business of Orthodontics, Orthodontics, Dentistry during COVID-19

3 Principles to Get Orthodontic Records during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/24/20 3:18 PM

We are publishing articles in a new series called “Dentistry in the time of COVID-19”, addressing how dentistry and orthodontics are changing, with tips to adapt your practice to  this new environment.

If you have patients needing orthodontic care, you may wonder, what are the initial steps to start an orthodontic case during this unique time.

This article explains how to set up your orthodontic cases (relating to both bracket and wire patients and clear aligner patients). As COVID-19 restrictions and patient concerns continue, read extra tips to make getting records safe, practical and efficient.

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Tips for Success, Clear Aligners, Business of Orthodontics, Orthodontics, Dentistry during COVID-19

4 Ways Orthodontics Can Help You During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/18/20 11:20 AM

We will be publishing articles in a new series called “Dentistry in the time of COVID-19”, addressing how dentistry and orthodontics are changing, with tips to adapt your practice to  this new environment.

In times of economic stress, we’ve seen that the more services dentists offer and the better they can provide them, the more able their practices are to weather the storm. So what are valuable services to have during the COVID-19 crisis?

For any dentist that has been thinking about how to endure an uncertain economy, experienced Los Angeles dentist and mentor, Dr. David Dana, says that “Orthodontics is an absolute must.”

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Economics of Orthodontics, Tips for Success, Clear Aligners, Business of Orthodontics, Orthodontics, Dentistry during COVID-19

Breaking Down the Barriers to Interceptive Orthodontics: Dr. Shockley Wier's Phase 1 Consult Script

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/9/19 4:00 PM

 

One of the most valuable services I provide is orthodontic screenings for young patients.

Before kids get all their permanent teeth, an orthodontic screening can help me predict how teeth will erupt and how jaws will relate, and if there will be problems as they grow. Screening kids early helps me to better guide their growth to have better occlusion and long term health.

Unfortunately, some parents think of braces as a “teenager” thing. They may not understand how two phase orthodontics can help their kids and don’t want to consider orthodontics on their young children. Instead of having a difficult consultation, inform your patients' families effectively.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips, Growth, Tips for Success, Mixed Dentition, Business of Orthodontics, Growth Management

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

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

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, New POS Students, Business of Orthodontics

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