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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

7 Reasons Why Working Near Another Orthodontic Provider Can Actually Boost Your Own Business

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/9/18 1:50 PM

We have talked with dentists all over the world, and find that dentists often wish they had no competition. For those that provide orthodontic care, they often want no other orthodontists or dentists in their area offering braces. They feel like if there is no competition, they could dominate the entire market for those needing orthodontic care.

But from our years of experience, we’ve found that having a strong orthodontic community is professionally rewarding and good for business. Here is why you want to have orthodontic friends and even orthodontic competitors in your neighborhood.

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Topics: Business of Orthodontics, Current POS Students, POS Family

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Suzie Bergman | What you need to know about SmileStream's Case Consulting service

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/26/18 11:00 AM

POS instructor Dr. Suzie Bergman shares the important things to know about SmileStream's Case Consulting service in this interview.

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, SmileStream, Current POS Students, Orthodontic Tips

Dr. Shockley Wier's 3-Step Guide to Improve Your Orthodontic Extraction Mechanics

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/20/18 1:02 PM

An orthodontic mechanics guru shares how to significantly decrease your treatment time and finish more cases Class I

As orthodontic providers, we all attempt to finish cases Class I, but occasionally we struggle to accomplish this goal. Many of us spend so much time trying to get into Class I that the inefficiencies decrease the profitability. 

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Topics: Mechanics, Current POS Students, POS Family, POS Instructor Tips, Orthodontic Tips

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Jacques Cilliers | Growing an ortho practice from the ground up

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/18/18 12:12 PM

Dr. Jacques Cilliers helped bring the POS program to his hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa five years ago, and has been running the program ever since. In 2018 we were proud to welcome him to the POS Instructor family. Get Dr. Cilliers' unique perspective on GP orthodontics in this interview. 

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Topics: IAT, New POS Students, Current POS Students, Economics of Orthodontics, POS Instructor Tips

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Joe Viviano | Tips for incorporating orthodontics from a doctor with 30 years of experience

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/13/18 10:08 AM

Dr. Joe Viviano joined Progressive Orthodontic Seminars almost 30 years ago. At that time, students didn't have nearly the amount of resources to help them learn orthodontics as they do today. In this interview, Dr. Viviano recounts how they used to get by without computers, and shares some expert tips that he has learned throughout his long orthodontic career.

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

Myths & Facts About Midlines in Orthodontics |  Dr. Jeffery Taylor sets the record straight

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 3/27/18 8:33 AM

There are many myths about midlines that plague professionals providing orthodontic care. Are you thinking about midlines incorrectly?

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

Evaluating Dr. Dana’s Facial Esthetics – Does he pass his own test?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 1/18/18 3:15 PM

When Dr. David Dana first revealed the Update 2018 topic to us here at POS Headquarters, we were so excited for the potential of this seminar to really bring major improvements to all POS students’ orthodontic work.

We were also very excited when all 5 of our handsome Update instructors agreed to appear on the cover of the course brochure. We hoped that you would not only enjoy seeing some friendly, familiar faces in your mailbox, but also enjoy evaluating them as if they were your own patients.

Being the good sport that he is, Dr. Dana sat down with us to evaluate his own facial esthetics, as well as answer some of our questions about Update 2018.

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Topics: Esthetics, POS Instructor Tips, Current POS Students

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. David Dana | Update 2018 Sneak Peak [Part 2]

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 1/11/18 8:35 AM

Picking up from where they left off in Part 1, Dr. David Dana and POS CEO Miles McGann talk about why analyzing all of your orthodontic treatment options, including surgery, is key to providing your patients with the best esthetic outcome.

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, Esthetics, Current POS Students

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. David Dana | Update 2018 Sneak Peak [Part 1]

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 1/10/18 2:26 PM

Get a sneak peak of Update 2018: Facial Esthetics and Orthodontics with Dr. David Dana and POS CEO Miles McGann. In Part 1 of this interview, they discuss why consideration of facial esthetics is paramount to orthodontic success, and share the research that went into the creation of this seminar. Continue on to Part 2 here.

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, Esthetics, Current POS Students

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