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

PDS Unveils New Second Order Bend Pliers Set

Posted by PDS Branch on 5/12/21 9:06 AM

Exclusive to PDS, Discover Our New Second Order Bend Pliers Set

Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS) and Progressive Dental Supply (PDS) are proud to introduce new, innovative finishing pliers for second order bends designed by head instructor, Dr. David Dana.

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Topics: SmileStream, Orthodontic Supplies

What Materials Do I Need to Start Orthodontics in my General Practice?

Posted by PDS Branch on 3/15/21 12:56 PM

Exploring the Essential Orthodontic Products for Your Dental Office

General Practitioners use orthodontic products to improve patient outcomes; Dr. Helen Barron pictured.

Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS) and Progressive Dental Supply (PDS) are the authorities on the orthodontic products you should be using in your dental practice. 

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Topics: SmileStream, Orthodontic Supplies

What is the Best Orthodontic Diagnostic Software Tool to Use?

Posted by PDS Branch on 2/23/21 4:46 PM

Discover the Best Orthodontic Diagnosis Software on the Market for Your Dental Office

Plan treatment more efficiently and accurately by using an in-depth software program. Dr. Michael Berry using SmileStream.

Choosing the right orthodontic diagnostic software can help you to maximize your orthodontic efficiency by getting predictable outcomes with accurate treatment planning. While there are several orthodontic software programs in the industry, the best ones offer precise treatment planning systems, not just visuals to help your case presentation.

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Topics: SmileStream, Orthodontic Supplies

Case Study: The Transformation of a Gummy Smile into a Confident Smile

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 11/25/19 12:32 PM

In the spirit of giving thanks, we are sharing a story that we received from POS Instructor, Dr. Kaushal Kishore.  Learn how he successfully used growth with a new orthodontic technique to treat crowding and a gummy smile.

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Topics: SmileStream, Growth, Case Study, POS Family, Skeletal Anchorage, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Thankful

What is it like studying orthodontics at home? A peek into POS' online learning materials

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/10/19 5:27 PM


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.

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Topics: SmileStream, Continuing Education, IAT, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Video, Orthodontics, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars

How do you set up Phase 1 billing? A POS Family discussion

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 4/22/19 7:24 PM

Have you ever wondered how to set up your Phase 1 and Phase 2 cases in billing?

Sometimes hearing what experienced colleagues do is the best guide. Here's a thread on SmileStream's Collaborate section that we thought would be helpful to many dentists. It even includes example scripts of an orthodontic patient consultation!

See POS graduates discussing how they set up mixed dentition set up and what works for them.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, SmileStream, Growth, POS Family, Tips for Success, Mixed Dentition, Phase 1, Business of Orthodontics, Orthodontics

Now Stream Orthodontic Content Anywhere with SmileStream's New Mobile Video Capability

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 11/30/18 10:30 AM

SmileStream orthodontic software is a robust way for doctors to diagnose, treat, and learn orthodontics. The mobile app version of SmileStream has many of the features, and it now includes videos.

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Topics: SmileStream, POS Family, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Video, Video Capability

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