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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

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

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

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 to Use Your iTero Intraoral Scans in SmileStream

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/20/18 9:05 AM

With dentistry advancing in the digital age, we see many great new gadgets and software, making our work easier and more accurate. Intraoral scanners like iTero and Trios have become more popular in dental practices, giving us valuable images quickly.

In this tutorial, we demonstrate how you can use your iTero intraoral file in SmileStream's robust DentalCAD orthodontic modeling software. With a few minutes, you (or your staff) can create a workable, 1:1 double occlusal model image to trace in SmileStream, giving you important calculations to plan your orthodontic treatment.

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Topics: SmileStream

How to Easily Navigate Your Orthodontic Treatment Plans with SmileStream Software

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/22/18 3:57 PM

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.

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Topics: My First Ortho Patient, SmileStream, Orthodontics for Beginners, New POS Students

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Suzie Bergman | What you need to know about SmileStream's Case Consulting service

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/26/18 11:00 AM

POS instructor Dr. Suzie Bergman shares the important things to know about SmileStream's Case Consulting service in this interview.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, SmileStream, POS Instructor Tips, Current POS Students

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Michael Layton | Pros and Cons of Internet Assisted Training (IAT)

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/4/18 7:51 AM
Dr. Michael Layton is a POS instructor from Canada. Get to know Dr. Layton and learn more about POS as he discusses the pros and cons of Internet Assisted Training (IAT), and how to decide which SmileStream Case Consulting Service is right for you.
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Topics: SmileStream, POS Instructor Tips, New POS Students, IAT

SMILESTREAM FAQ: How to customize your orthodontic contract and consent forms with Patient Reports

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 1/10/18 2:58 PM

Want to make your case presentations look sharp and have your orthodontic department look professional? Customize your orthodontic forms in SmileStream. Add your company logo, font or image by following these easy steps.

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Topics: SmileStream, Tips for Success, New POS Students

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