As a dentist, you’re probably extremely busy. Juggling patients, running a business, maintaining friendships, and having an enjoyable family life are some of the many things you fit into your day. Although you may want to grow your career and professional abilities, sometimes it may feel overwhelming to fit something new into your schedule.
Imagine you’re planning a road trip across country to visit a place you’ve not been to before. You have the address, a full tank of gas, and snacks for the road. You’re eager to get started, and ready to go! There's just one problem, you don’t have directions to your destination.
The stress of not knowing how to get from point A to point B in this situation is similar to what many dentists feel when starting an orthodontic case without a detailed treatment plan. This lack of treatment plan is one of the common hurdles that prevents dentists from stepping into the lucrative world of GP orthodontics.
Planning and treating your first orthodontic case can be a daunting task. With so many stages and procedures involved, it can be hard to know where to begin. But don't fret, we break down the process, step by step.
Adding an orthodontic screening to your evaluation process can be a quick improvement to your care. In just 7 minutes, you gain a great diagnostic tool, provide an excellent service for your patients, and build credibility with your patients. Whether or not you provide orthodontics, orthodontic screenings are a must for all general dentists who want to better understand their patients’ oral health and motivations.
To be successful in orthodontics, it’s important to have good patient communication and management skills. Setting expectations right starts at the first consultation.
If you have never treated an orthodontic patient before, selecting your first case may feel overwhelming. Luckily with the right support, there are many cases that you can start treating with great success this year.
We asked some of our recent graduates to share their memorable cases. In the spirit of giving thanks, we are sharing this story we received from a 2016 graduate.
Bracketing your first patient can be nerve-racking. But don't worry, follow these steps for a stress-free appointment. Your patient will be happily showing off their new braces soon!
So you attended Seminar 1 and are ready to help patients and earn orthodontic income. We've broken down the process of starting cases into a few easy-to-follow steps to help you get started.
To maximize your orthodontic ability and resources, take these first steps with your staff and potential orthodontic patients before you attend Seminar 2. At this seminar, you'll learn how to analyze these records, create a customized, full treatment plan and instructors can support you live.
We wish that we could say that 100% of your ortho cases will go 100% as planned for 100% of the time, but unfortunately we can't guarantee that. Since orthodontics consists of many moving parts, it’s inevitable that things may not work out as planned all of the time. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prepare yourself for the unexpected. Here are 6 things we recommend you do to avoid trouble with your ortho cases.