How one POS student balanced 3 new practices, a new bundle of joy and her orthodontic studies: A POS Success Story

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/27/18 3:34 PM

Dr. Pooja Mandalia is a general dentist with a passion for providing orthodontic care. She works at Westend Dental‘s three locations to provide in-house orthodontics within their dental group.

When we interviewed her, Dr. Mandalia recently graduated with honors from our newest graduating class a month prior. While she was studying in our Comprehensive Orthodontic program, she encountered many life events. Instead of letting the curveballs of life dissuade her, she found new ways to continue her passion for orthodontics and grow her knowledge and care.

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Topics: Tips for Success, What is GP Ortho, Orthodontic Tips, Case Study, POS Family, POS Graduation, Short Term Orthodontics, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Assistants

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

The Ultimate Orthodontic Emergency Guide

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/20/18 1:55 PM

Orthodontic emergencies happen. Instead of worrying about their possibility, use this guide so you’re prepared and calm when they happen. When you handle orthodontic issues properly, you’ll keep happy patients and a highly productive department.

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Topics: Orthodontics for Beginners, Tips for Success, Orthodontic Tips, Assistants

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

Why Should General Dentists Provide Orthodontics? 7 Experts Weigh In

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/6/18 11:32 AM

As a busy general dentist, you may ask yourself why taking on an additional challenge of incorporating orthodontics would be a good idea for your practice. Seven seasoned pros share their expertise in the following clips!

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips, B. Donald McGann, What is GP Ortho, New POS Students

8 Tips for New POS Students from Instructors Who Have Been in Your Shoes

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/23/18 3:44 PM

As a new POS student, you might feel excited, nervous, unsure, or even overwhelmed about the journey you are about to begin. So what advice can we give you to be successful at POS?

Our instructors offer some words of wisdom below. These knowledgeable dentists have gone through the program themselves and have an outstanding orthodontic background, together teaching 8,000 hours each year and have treated over 45,000 orthodontic patients. Learn from their experience in this short video.

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Topics: New POS Students, Tips for Success, Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips

The 9 Essential Steps of Every Orthodontic Case

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/14/18 12:02 PM

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.

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Topics: New POS Students, Orthodontics for Beginners, What is GP Ortho, My First Ortho Patient, Orthodontic Tips

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

5 Secrets to Providing Great Orthodontic Care as a GP

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/18/18 3:01 PM

Orthodontics is one of the most lucrative and rewarding specialties in dentistry. But as general dentists, many of us worry that we won’t be able to do it well.

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Topics: New POS Students, Orthodontics for Beginners, Tips for Success, Orthodontic Tips

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