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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: Business of Orthodontics, POS Family, Orthodontic Tips, Economics 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: Economics of Orthodontics, What is GP Ortho, Orthodontics for Beginners, Continuing Education

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

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: Tips for Success, Economics of Orthodontics

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: Orthodontics for Beginners, Economics of Orthodontics, 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: Tips for Success, Economics of Orthodontics

4 Advantages AND Challenges that Every Responsible Dentist Should Consider Before Practicing GP Orthodontics

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/20/16 9:47 AM

As a general dentist, you may have considered adding orthodontic treatment to your practice at some point in your career. You may have spoken with sales reps from different education and supply companies who explained to you the amazing benefits of GP orthodontics. While it is great to know how orthodontics would improve your practice, you were likely left thinking of the challenges that ortho would present.

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Topics: What is GP Ortho, Economics of Orthodontics

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