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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

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

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

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

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: What is GP Ortho, Economics of Orthodontics, Continuing Education, Orthodontics for Beginners

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

Orthodontics vs. Implants: Which is more profitable?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 3/28/18 9:49 AM

Dental school doesn’t always cover the business side of dentistry, but it is essential knowledge for all dentists who want to run a successful practice. You may have asked yourself, ‘Could I benefit from adding additional services to my practice? How much do these things cost? What’s the best use of my time and resources?

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Topics: Economics of Orthodontics, Tips for Success

How much do orthodontic supplies cost?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/22/18 3:15 PM


A guide for dentists new to orthodontics

Each year we work with thousands of dentists who are researching whether orthodontics could be a profitable addition to their practices. One of the most common questions we get from these doctors is “how much do orthodontic supplies cost?”

While we wish we could give an answer with a specific dollar amount, the reality is that costs can range. All patients are different, and some cases may need more materials than others. Costs can also range depending upon the quality and amount of product you purchase.

Check out this guide for rough costs of materials you’ll need per orthodontic case and decide for yourself if orthodontics makes financial sense for your practice.

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Topics: Economics of Orthodontics, Orthodontics for Beginners, Orthodontic Supplies

5 Ways that Dentists Can Easily Increase Cash Flow and Tax Free Income…Legally!

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 12/13/17 3:29 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) so has this expert advice for you to help in your end-of-year planning.

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Topics: Economics of Orthodontics, Tips for Success

The Economics of Adding Orthodontics to a GP Practice - A Profit/Cost Analysis

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 11/1/16 6:22 PM

As a general dentist, you have the flexibility to evolve your services to maximize your profits (and happiness). For those researching if orthodontics may be a good business move for you, this post will help you understand how it would affect your bottom line.

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Topics: Economics of Orthodontics, Tips for Success

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