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How to Send Quick Check Records to an Instructor via SmileStream

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/2/21 5:10 PM
Wondering if your case is appropriate to start at your current skill level? Ask an instructor.
 
Use POS' most valuable resource the free Case Quick Check. Sending your quick check records to instructors is easy. Watch this video tutorial or follow these steps to send records to an instructor.
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Topics: My First Ortho Patient, SmileStream, Tips for Success, Current POS Students, New POS Students, Video, Consulting, Orthodontic Education

Have You Used POS' Most Valuable Free Resource?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/2/21 5:02 PM

Starting cases early has proven to lead to long term orthodontic success. We encourage our students to start cases early on in their orthodontic education to help reach their full potential. We have created the free 5-Minute Quick Check resource to help students get started.

Identifying the appropriate case to start when new to orthodontics might feel daunting. Our instructors ease those fears by telling students which cases are good or not to start with. 

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Topics: My First Ortho Patient, Tips for Success, Current POS Students, New POS Students, Consulting, Orthodontic Education

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

5 Reasons Why More Dentists are Eager to Provide Orthodontics in the Post-Pandemic Economy

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/28/21 9:28 AM

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.

With communities and businesses starting to reopen in certain regions, many dentists have strategized how to strengthen their practices' financial health in 2021 and beyond.

In this article, we've detailed five reasons why more general dentists are choosing to add orthodontics to their services. 

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

6 Tips to Avoid Orthodontic Relapse

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/1/21 2:47 PM
 
Have you ever been excited when you removed braces and saw a gorgeous finish? But then you noticed a few months to two years later, that your patient's teeth didn't have the same beautiful alignment, maybe with spaces reopening or teeth rotating back to their original positions? 
 
This "April Fools" type of case is called "relapse" and occurs because teeth often want to go back to their original positions. 
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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, Tips for Success, Current POS Students, Case Finishing, Orthodontics for Beginners, Mechanics, Orthodontic Supplies

Reopening Letter from CEO Miles McGann

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 3/10/21 2:32 PM
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Topics: Orthodontic News, POS Family, Continuing Education, Orthodontics, Dentistry during COVID-19

The 3 Essential Fields of Dentistry that Every Dentist Should Understand

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/17/21 12:06 PM
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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips, Continuing Education, Orthodontics, TMJ, Apnea, Sleep Medicine

Masks, Clenching and COVID, Oh My!

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 11/3/20 9:30 AM

This blog is kicking off the start of TMJ Awareness month!


What’s the hottest fashion statement in 2020? Masks are, of course! Whether it’s a homemade cloth mask, high-end designer mask, no-sew, with or without a filter, surgical disposable or Harry Potter reversible, people are expressing themselves with masks these days. In fact, thirty-three states and the District of Columbia mandate face-covering in public.

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Video, Dentistry during COVID-19, TMJ

How Well Do You Finish? See For Yourself

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 9/10/20 11:11 AM
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Topics: Continuing Education, Case Finishing, Orthodontics

Ceramic Brackets Improvements and Summer Sale

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 8/20/20 2:38 PM
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Topics: Orthodontic News, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Ceramics, Ceramic Brackets, Brackets, Materials

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