There is a running debate...
Are clear aligners orthodontics or simply a cosmetic appliance?
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.
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:
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.
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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With better technology, it's now possible to grow your knowledge in many areas, including in orthodontics. It may seem appealing to grow your dental skills in between patients in the comfort of your home or office. Online study gives you great flexibility and allows you to minimize any costs and hassles of travel.
With our online materials, you may learn up to 75% of the Comprehensive Orthodontic Series without stepping outside. While you'd still need a few live classes to get instructor feedback and hands-on practice, you can now learn much more at home.
So what is studying online like with POS? This article shows you the 5 steps of what your online studying will look like.