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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

Why are dentists saying that POS changes everything?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/17/19 4:36 PM

Progressive Orthodontic Seminars has over 8,000 graduates worldwide. Every week we hear how much orthodontics has improved their careers.

Two graduates share on video how POS changed their lives. They even became instructors because of their love for the program and orthodontics!

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Topics: POS Family, Continuing Education, POS Graduation, Feedback, Testimonial, Orthodontics, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars

How to Treat 8mm of Gingival Display: A Dentofacial Orthodontic Case Study

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/19/19 10:13 AM

This is a case study done of POS graduate and instructor, Dr. Maribel Eizaguirre. Learn how she grew her orthodontic care by treating this advanced* gummy smile case.

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Topics: Case Study, POS Family, Skeletal Anchorage

Update 2019: Asymmetry in Orthodontics

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 1/22/19 4:02 PM

Update 2019 - Asymmetry in Orthodontics

Progressive Orthodontic Seminars' annual Update Seminar this year features the hot topic, Asymmetry in Orthodontics. Students will learn how to master the most under-diagnosed aspect of orthodontics with POS' new Asymmetry Protocol. Learn how to improve your asymmetry diagnosis so you can see more details on patients that walk into your practice.

Take a quick look at these patients and test your eye for symmetry diagnosis.

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Topics: POS Family, Video, Asymmetry

Now Stream Orthodontic Content Anywhere with SmileStream's New Mobile Video Capability

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 11/30/18 10:30 AM

SmileStream orthodontic software is a robust way for doctors to diagnose, treat, and learn orthodontics. The mobile app version of SmileStream has many of the features, and it now includes videos.

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Topics: SmileStream, POS Family, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Video, Video Capability

Case Study: Growth Management Class III - Utilizing Growth to Inspire Gratitude

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 11/19/18 4:08 PM

In the spirit of giving thanks, we are sharing a story that we received from POS Instructor, Dr. Sarmad N. Yassen.  When his patient Fatima lost hope, he successfully used Growth Prediction Protocols to treat her Class III tendency growing case to give her the smile she wanted.

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Topics: SmileStream, Class III, Case Study, POS Family, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Thankful, Growth Management

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

Case Study: How Skeletal Anchorage Gave This Patient the Smile She Always Wanted

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/26/18 3:11 PM

This is a guest post by POS Sydney graduate, Dr. Renu Lakra. Learn how she successfully helped her patient Asia gain more confidence with a beautiful smile.

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Topics: SmileStream, Case Study, POS Family, Adult Orthodontics, Skeletal Anchorage

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

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Willem Koelewijn | Inside my high volume ortho practice

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/24/18 7:45 AM

POS Instructor Dr. Willem Koelewijn is a general dentist from Holland. He was one of the first students to attend the POS course when it was first brought to Holland in the early 90s. Learn about Dr. Koelewijn's experience running a high volume orthodontic practice where he sees around 80 patients a day in this interview. 

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, POS Family, Business of Orthodontics

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