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National TMJ Awareness Month

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 11/11/21 6:00 AM

 

Dr. Suzie Bergman serves as a Tenured Instructor for McGann Postgraduate School of Dentistry and Progressive Orthodontic Seminars.

What is TMJ? 

TMJ is an abbreviation for Temporomandibular Joint. When people say, “I have TMJ” this is similar to saying “I have knee”. We actually have two of them! The TMJ is the articulation of the movable lower jaw (mandible) and the base of the skull (temporal bone) that make it possible to open and close the mouth. Located on each side of the head, the TMJ is a ball and socket joint, with an intervening disc, that works together along with supporting jaw muscles and ligaments to allow chewing, speaking, and swallowing.

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Topics: Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, Orthodontic Education, TMJ, TMD, Dental Education, TMJ Treatment

Aligner Myths: How to Avoid Future Misdiagnosis?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 10/7/21 5:00 AM

As the demand for aligners grows, so does the chance for misdiagnosis. Relying solely on a lab tech to treatment plan your patients isn’t ideal. We asked our Aligner+ Instructor and Consultant, Dr. Collins Harrell, to identify the most common issues that arise from improper diagnosis and treatment planning of aligner cases, and this is what he said:

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, Clear Aligners, Orthodontics, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, Aligners, Mentoring, Consulting

Common Obstacles When Starting Ortho: Finding Cases

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 9/14/21 6:45 AM

Learning orthodontics and treating orthodontic cases might sound simple, but it's not always a seamless process for everyone. Getting those first few cases, worrying about the investment and lacking confidence can be disheartening when starting an ortho practice. In this blog we go over one of the obstacles students encounter when starting cases and some helpful tips to overcome them.

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Topics: SmileStream, Tips for Success, Current POS Students, New POS Students, Orthodontics, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, Materials, Progressive Dental Supply

Top Tips for Orthodontic Cash Flow

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/27/21 12:27 PM

Dr. David Dana has been practicing orthodontics now for almost 3 decades! As Progressive Orthodontic Seminar's Education Director, he knows just how special orthodontics is for his practice and his patients. Learning orthodontics isn't just beneficial to you, but to your whole practice and all of your patients. The video below will give you the highlights of what learning orthodontics can do for you. 

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Topics: Orthodontic News, POS Instructor Tips, POS Family, Tips for Success, New POS Students, Orthodontics, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars

POS Announces Free New Virtual Office Hours!

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 8/18/20 3:38 PM

POS is launching a new extra resource for you...and it's FREE!

Chat with a POS Instructor during any of our upcoming Office Hours time. During our launch month of August, we currently have three two-hour sessions, and are adding more times as doctors show more interest. See info and upcoming times

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips, POS Family, Tips for Success, Clear Aligners, Orthodontics for Beginners, Assistants, Business of Orthodontics, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Feedback, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, Aligners, Consulting, Dentistry during COVID-19

Full Aligner Diagnosis Can Be as Easy as 1-2-3!

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 8/9/19 1:33 PM

Aligner+ Consulting & Mentoring gives you expertise at your fingertips

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Topics: Continuing Education, Clear Aligners, Orthodontics, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, Aligners, Mentoring, Consulting

What is it like studying orthodontics at home? A peek into POS' online learning materials

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/10/19 5:27 PM

 

With better technology, it's now possible to grow your knowledge in many areas, including in orthodontics. It may seem appealing to grow your dental skills in between patients in the comfort of your home or office. Online study gives you great flexibility and allows you to minimize any costs and hassles of travel.

With our online materials, you may learn up to 75% of the Comprehensive Orthodontic Series without stepping outside. While you'd still need a few live classes to get instructor feedback and hands-on practice, you can now learn much more at home.

So what is studying online like with POS? This article shows you the 5 steps of what your online studying will look like.

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Topics: SmileStream, Continuing Education, IAT, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Video, Orthodontics, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars

What everyone wants to know about Aligner+, the hottest new dental course

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/2/19 3:07 PM

Check out this 5 minute read about the dental industry's hot, new Aligner+ Program.

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Continuing Education, Clear Aligners, Orthodontics, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, Aligners

How to super charge your income with orthodontics

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/30/19 4:03 PM

See how two case starts can add $7000 a month to your income

If you are considering adding orthodontics to your dental practice, then you’re probably wondering, how much revenue can I really make?

We’ve worked with thousands of dentists who’ve added orthodontics to their practices. We will share projections of revenue, cash flow, and profitability to help you understand what orthodontics can mean to your bank account.

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Topics: What is GP Ortho, Economics of Orthodontics, Orthodontics for Beginners, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Orthodontics, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars

Are Clear Aligners a Type of Orthodontics?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/23/19 4:34 PM

 

There is a running debate...

        Are clear aligners orthodontics or simply a cosmetic appliance?

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Clear Aligners, Orthodontics for Beginners, Orthodontics, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, Aligners

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