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.
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.
POS Instructor Dr. Emmy Le began learning orthodontics impressively early in her career, just 2 years after graduation from dental school. Get to know Dr. Le in this interview!
Every year, hundreds of dentists express interest in learning comprehensive orthodontics, but extremely busy schedules prevent them from taking on the full study schedule of our traditional live classroom program.
Fortunately, if you are truly motivated to grow your orthodontic knowledge to a high level, you have options! We have created several flexible study paths to help you achieve your goals. Keep reading to learn what options are available and decide which course of study is right for you.
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.
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.
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.