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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: Tips for Success, What is GP Ortho, Orthodontic Tips, Case Study, POS Family, POS Graduation, Short Term Orthodontics, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Assistants

The Ultimate Orthodontic Emergency Guide

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/20/18 1:55 PM

Orthodontic emergencies happen. Instead of worrying about their possibility, use this guide so you’re prepared and calm when they happen. When you handle orthodontic issues properly, you’ll keep happy patients and a highly productive department.

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Topics: Orthodontics for Beginners, Tips for Success, Orthodontic Tips, Assistants

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Emmy Le | Incorporating orthodontics as a young dentist

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/28/18 7:59 AM

POS Instructor Dr. Emmy Le began learning orthodontics impressively early in her career, just 2 years after graduation from dental school. Get to know Dr. Le in this interview!

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Topics: New POS Students, Orthodontics for Beginners, Tips for Success, POS Instructor Tips

Top Ways to Get Support as a POS Student

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/19/18 9:20 AM

We strongly believe that any dentist can do great orthodontic work, as long as they have the right knowledge and support. Progressive Orthodontic Seminars provides comprehensive orthodontic education and support so students can be successful in every way.

We’ve been around long enough to know where dentists get stuck in their orthodontic journey (clinically, financially, and in business) and have developed many resources for you to make orthodontics a rewarding part of your career.

As a POS member, you have access to the following orthodontic resources and support. Take advantage of what’s available and rest assured that you can access these services anytime throughout your entire career.

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Topics: New POS Students, Tips for Success

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

8 Tips for New POS Students from Instructors Who Have Been in Your Shoes

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/23/18 3:44 PM

As a new POS student, you might feel excited, nervous, unsure, or even overwhelmed about the journey you are about to begin. So what advice can we give you to be successful at POS?

Our instructors offer some words of wisdom below. These knowledgeable dentists have gone through the program themselves and have an outstanding orthodontic background, together teaching 8,000 hours each year and have treated over 45,000 orthodontic patients. Learn from their experience in this short video.

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Topics: New POS Students, Tips for Success, Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips

The Ultimate Orthodontic Screening Checklist: 9 must-do's before putting on braces

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 5/9/18 11:43 AM

Adding an orthodontic screening to your evaluation process can be a quick improvement to your care. In just 7 minutes, you gain a great diagnostic tool, provide an excellent service for your patients, and build credibility with your patients. Whether or not you provide orthodontics, orthodontic screenings are a must for all general dentists who want to better understand their patients’ oral health and motivations.

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

5 Secrets to Providing Great Orthodontic Care as a GP

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/18/18 3:01 PM

Orthodontics is one of the most lucrative and rewarding specialties in dentistry. But as general dentists, many of us worry that we won’t be able to do it well.

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Topics: New POS Students, Orthodontics for Beginners, Tips for Success, Orthodontic Tips

Orthodontics vs. Implants: Which is more profitable?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 3/28/18 9:49 AM

Dental school doesn’t always cover the business side of dentistry, but it is essential knowledge for all dentists who want to run a successful practice. You may have asked yourself, ‘Could I benefit from adding additional services to my practice? How much do these things cost? What’s the best use of my time and resources?

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Topics: Tips for Success, Economics of Orthodontics

Myths & Facts About Midlines in Orthodontics |  Dr. Jeffery Taylor sets the record straight

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 3/27/18 8:33 AM

There are many myths about midlines that plague professionals providing orthodontic care. Are you thinking about midlines incorrectly?

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

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