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PDS Unveils New Second Order Bend Pliers Set

Posted by PDS Branch on 5/12/21 9:06 AM

Exclusive to PDS, Discover Our New Second Order Bend Pliers Set

Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS) and Progressive Dental Supply (PDS) are proud to introduce new, innovative finishing pliers for second order bends designed by head instructor, Dr. David Dana.

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Topics: SmileStream, Orthodontic Supplies

6 Tips to Avoid Orthodontic Relapse

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/1/21 2:47 PM
 
Have you ever been excited when you removed braces and saw a gorgeous finish? But then you noticed a few months to two years later, that your patient's teeth didn't have the same beautiful alignment, maybe with spaces reopening or teeth rotating back to their original positions? 
 
This "April Fools" type of case is called "relapse" and occurs because teeth often want to go back to their original positions. 
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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, Tips for Success, Current POS Students, Case Finishing, Orthodontics for Beginners, Mechanics, Orthodontic Supplies

What Materials Do I Need to Start Orthodontics in my General Practice?

Posted by PDS Branch on 3/15/21 12:56 PM

Exploring the Essential Orthodontic Products for Your Dental Office


General Practitioners use orthodontic products to improve patient outcomes; Dr. Helen Barron pictured.

Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS) and Progressive Dental Supply (PDS) are the authorities on the orthodontic products you should be using in your dental practice. 

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Topics: SmileStream, Orthodontic Supplies

What is the Best Orthodontic Diagnostic Software Tool to Use?

Posted by PDS Branch on 2/23/21 4:46 PM

Discover the Best Orthodontic Diagnosis Software on the Market for Your Dental Office


Plan treatment more efficiently and accurately by using an in-depth software program. Dr. Michael Berry using SmileStream.

Choosing the right orthodontic diagnostic software can help you to maximize your orthodontic efficiency by getting predictable outcomes with accurate treatment planning. While there are several orthodontic software programs in the industry, the best ones offer precise treatment planning systems, not just visuals to help your case presentation.

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Topics: SmileStream, Orthodontic Supplies

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 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

Orthodontic Appliances 101: Comparing the Most Common Types of Braces

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 11/30/16 11:25 AM

We’re going back to the basics because we regularly get asked about appliance philosophy and how it all works. Since many dentists want more working knowledge on appliance design and prescription philosophy we’re going to share some educational information about orthodontic appliances that every dentist should understand. This post is informational and does not intentionally promote any type of orthodontic appliance or brand.

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Topics: Orthodontics for Beginners, Orthodontic Supplies

8 Orthodontic Supplies You Absolutely Need to Start Cases

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/8/16 2:24 PM
 
You've spent hours studying orthodontic theory and cases and now you're ready to start an orthodontic case of your own. Hooray! You've a rrived to the fun part of orthodontics. 
 
Once you've selected a patient to be your first case, you will need to take a comprehensive set of orthodontic records. It is critical to take high quality, thorough records before starting a case so that you can accurately track the progress of the case. 

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Topics: My First Ortho Patient, POS Instructor Tips, Tips for Success, Orthodontic Supplies

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