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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

5 Ways Clear Aligners Can Maximize Your Profits While Patients Stay Home

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/6/20 12:25 PM

We are publishing articles in a new series called “Dentistry in the time of COVID-19”, addressing how dentistry and orthodontics are changing, with tips to adapt your practice to  this new environment.

Many dentists have been looking for ways to keep their businesses running during this new environment of novel coronavirus concerns and restrictions.

We have talked with our students and graduates from around the world, and wanted to share their tips and stories in dealing with COVID-19 regulations and infection precautions. In the article below, we've detailed five ways that clear aligner orthodontics has helped them maximize profits, even as their patients stayed at home.

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Tips for Success, Clear Aligners, Business of Orthodontics, Orthodontics, Dentistry during COVID-19

3 Principles to Get Orthodontic Records during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/24/20 3:18 PM

We are publishing articles in a new series called “Dentistry in the time of COVID-19”, addressing how dentistry and orthodontics are changing, with tips to adapt your practice to  this new environment.

If you have patients needing orthodontic care, you may wonder, what are the initial steps to start an orthodontic case during this unique time.

This article explains how to set up your orthodontic cases (relating to both bracket and wire patients and clear aligner patients). As COVID-19 restrictions and patient concerns continue, read extra tips to make getting records safe, practical and efficient.

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Tips for Success, Clear Aligners, Business of Orthodontics, Orthodontics, Dentistry during COVID-19

4 Ways Orthodontics Can Help You During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/18/20 11:20 AM

We will be publishing articles in a new series called “Dentistry in the time of COVID-19”, addressing how dentistry and orthodontics are changing, with tips to adapt your practice to  this new environment.

In times of economic stress, we’ve seen that the more services dentists offer and the better they can provide them, the more able their practices are to weather the storm. So what are valuable services to have during the COVID-19 crisis?

For any dentist that has been thinking about how to endure an uncertain economy, experienced Los Angeles dentist and mentor, Dr. David Dana, says that “Orthodontics is an absolute must.”

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Economics of Orthodontics, Tips for Success, Clear Aligners, Business of Orthodontics, Orthodontics, Dentistry during COVID-19

Breaking Down the Barriers to Interceptive Orthodontics: Dr. Shockley Wier's Phase 1 Consult Script

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/9/19 4:00 PM

 

One of the most valuable services I provide is orthodontic screenings for young patients.

Before kids get all their permanent teeth, an orthodontic screening can help me predict how teeth will erupt and how jaws will relate, and if there will be problems as they grow. Screening kids early helps me to better guide their growth to have better occlusion and long term health.

Unfortunately, some parents think of braces as a “teenager” thing. They may not understand how two phase orthodontics can help their kids and don’t want to consider orthodontics on their young children. Instead of having a difficult consultation, inform your patients' families effectively.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips, Growth, Tips for Success, Mixed Dentition, Business of Orthodontics, Growth Management

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

Which is Better: Live or Online Learning?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/28/19 2:36 PM

 

If you're reading this article, you probably want to improve your care with orthodontics and may be wondering what's the best way to learn.

As a dentist, you're busy. At POS, we've provided different formats to match your different needs. You can learn to provide comprehensive orthodontics with your choice of a Live or Internet Assisted Training (IAT) format. This video and table shows you how POS' two learning formats compare.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, Tips for Success, IAT, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Video, Live Series

Top Orthodontic Finishing Mistakes to Avoid | A Guide by Dr. Jeffery Taylor

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/27/19 1:54 PM

 

The Finishing Stage of orthodontics is a fine balance of both art and science, and can often be one of the most stressful aspects of an orthodontic case. Proper finishing techniques are critical to ensuring well-balanced occlusion and long-term stability.

POS tenured instructor, Dr. Jeffery Taylor, details some of the most common errors he sees in case finishing. We hope that being aware of these ahead of time will prevent you from making these mistakes in your own cases. If you’re looking to further improve your case finishing techniques, our 2-day class will provide you with the hands-on training and protocols to take the stress out of the finishing stage. 

 

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, Tips for Success, Case Finishing

2018 Last-Minute Tax Strategies that Can Increase Dentists' Cash Flow and Tax Free Income…Legally!

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 12/19/18 2:57 PM

We asked an advanced tax strategist and CPA accountant, “How can dentists take home more of their income?” Lubna Channo is a bestselling co-author of “You Can Deduct THAT?” She works with many dentists (and is married to one too). Many doctors were wanting updated guidance since the recent tax changes. Channo shares expert advice for you to help in your end-of-year planning.

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Topics: Economics of Orthodontics, Tips for Success

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

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