There is a running debate...
Are clear aligners orthodontics or simply a cosmetic appliance?
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:
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 this article, we've detailed five reasons why more general dentists are choosing to add orthodontics to their services.
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This article is part of the series called “Dentistry in the time of COVID-19”.
New COVID-19 restrictions have limited class meetings and traveling. Even as some restrictions are lifting, many dentists are wondering if they can still learn orthodontics at the same level and have the confidence to offer the procedures in their practices if they choose to join an online program.
We are committed to the safety of our students and instructors as well as your ability to provide quality orthodontic care and have made adjustments to ensure we can provide options for you.
We have added extra resources and learning options to make education accessible to all dentists including both virtual, in-person, and self-study options. See all our class formats.
Video Clip of a hands-on exercise in a Virtual Classroom with instructor Dr. Wilfred deGroot:
We published articles in a series called “Dentistry in the time of COVID-19”, that addressed 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 novel coronavirus concerns and restrictions, and how to prepare for the changing environment post-pandemic.
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.
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.
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.”