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How do you set up Phase 1 billing? A POS Family discussion

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/22/19 7:24 PM

Have you ever wondered how to set up your Phase 1 and Phase 2 cases in billing?

Sometimes hearing what experienced colleagues do is the best guide. Here's a thread on SmileStream's Collaborate section that we thought would be helpful to many dentists. It even includes example scripts of an orthodontic patient consultation!

See POS graduates discussing how they set up mixed dentition set up and what works for them.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, SmileStream, Growth, POS Family, Tips for Success, Mixed Dentition, Phase 1, Business of Orthodontics, Orthodontics

Dr. Wier's Quick Guide to Simplifying Mechanics

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/17/19 4:31 PM

Want to know the key to success when it comes to orthodontic mechanics? Dr. Shockley Weir has your answers in this quick and easy blog!

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, Continuing Education, Mechanics, Orthodontics, Snoopy Bend, T-Loop, Key Hole

Which is Better: Live or Online Learning?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/28/19 2:36 PM

 

If you're reading this article, you probably want to improve your care with orthodontics and may be wondering what's the best way to learn.

As a dentist, you're busy. At POS, we've provided different formats to match your different needs. You can learn to provide comprehensive orthodontics with your choice of a Live or Internet Assisted Training (IAT) format. This video and table shows you how POS' two learning formats compare.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, Tips for Success, IAT, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Video, Live Series

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

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

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: Orthodontic Tips, Tips for Success, Orthodontics for Beginners, 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: Orthodontic Tips, Current POS Students, Assistants

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

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

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