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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

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Sarmad Channo | My ortho story

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/10/18 8:31 AM

POS instructor Dr. Sarmad Channo is a general dentist from Michigan. In this interview, Dr. Channo shares why he decided to get into orthodontics, and the steps he took to accomplish that goal. 

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, POS Family, New POS Students

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Richard Richter | My multidisciplinary approach to dentistry

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/5/18 8:44 AM

It was a pleasure to have POS Instructor Dr. Richard Richter visit us at POS Headquarters all the way from New York. In this interview, he sits down with POS CEO Miles McGann to share why a multidisciplinary approach to dentistry is crucial to provide patients with the best care.

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, POS Family, Tips for Success

Q&A with POS Founder Dr. Don McGann [Part 2] | My worldwide vision for GP orthodontics

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/25/18 7:53 AM

Early in his career, Dr. Don McGann dedicated himself to sharing the joy of orthodontics with dentists around the world. Learn more about how his vision came to life in this interview.

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, POS Family

Q&A with POS Founder Dr. Don McGann | How I launched my orthodontic career

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/17/18 9:35 AM

POS founder Dr. Don McGann began his career in a time when there were limited orthodontic opportunities for dentists. In Part 1 of this interview, Dr. McGann shares how he broke into this exclusive field.  Watch Part 2 here.

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, B. Donald McGann, POS Family

7 Reasons Why Working Near Another Orthodontic Provider Can Actually Boost Your Own Business

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/9/18 1:50 PM

We have talked with dentists all over the world, and find that dentists often wish they had no competition. For those that provide orthodontic care, they often want no other orthodontists or dentists in their area offering braces. They feel like if there is no competition, they could dominate the entire market for those needing orthodontic care.

But from our years of experience, we’ve found that having a strong orthodontic community is professionally rewarding and good for business. Here is why you want to have orthodontic friends and even orthodontic competitors in your neighborhood.

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Topics: POS Family, Current POS Students, Business of Orthodontics

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: Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips, POS Family, Current POS Students, Mechanics

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Joe Viviano | Tips for incorporating orthodontics from a doctor with 30 years of experience

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/13/18 10:08 AM

Dr. Joe Viviano joined Progressive Orthodontic Seminars almost 30 years ago. At that time, students didn't have nearly the amount of resources to help them learn orthodontics as they do today. In this interview, Dr. Viviano recounts how they used to get by without computers, and shares some expert tips that he has learned throughout his long orthodontic career.

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

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