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Happy Patient and a Happy Doctor!- A Case Study by Dr. Shockley Wier

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/9/22 1:11 PM

As part of our Consultant Spotlight this week, learn how our POS Consultant and Instructor, Dr. Shockley Wier, treats 9 year old Steve in Saint Paris, Ohio.

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Topics: Growth, Class III, Case Study, Phase 1, Orthodontics, Crossbite

When it Comes to Orthodontics, Diagnosis is the Key - A Case Study by Dr. Kishore

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/20/22 2:48 PM

As part of our Consultant Spotlight this month, learn how POS Consultant and Instructor, Dr. Kaushal Kishore, treats a young man afraid to smile.

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Topics: Case Study, Adult Orthodontics, Orthodontics

Dr. Liao Helps a College Student with her Gummy Smile

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 3/28/22 11:00 AM

As part of our Consultant Spotlight this month, learn how our POS Consultant and Instructor, Dr. Brian Liao, helps treat a freshman in college gain her ideal smile.

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Topics: Case Study, Adult Orthodontics, Skeletal Anchorage, Orthodontics

It's Never Too Late for Self-Care

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 1/19/22 3:46 PM

As part of our Consultant Spotlight this week, learn how our POS Consultant and Instructor, Dr. Sam Channo, treats his own patient in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

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Topics: Case Study, Adult Orthodontics, Orthodontics

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 3 Causes of Band Bracket Breakage

Posted by PDS Branch on 7/21/21 11:23 AM

Read more to learn about common causes of patients' band brackets breaking. Here's a couple of tips on how to minimize breakage!

Progressive Dental Supply (PDS) is there for you in your time of need. We like to support our POS family and help supply them with their needs during cases.


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Topics: SmileStream, Orthodontic Supplies, Progressive Dental Supply, Band Brackets

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

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