Breaking Down the Barriers to Interceptive Orthodontics: Dr. Shockley Wier's Phase 1 Consult Script

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/9/19 4:00 PM


One of the most valuable services I provide is orthodontic screenings for young patients.

Before kids get all their permanent teeth, an orthodontic screening can help me predict how teeth will erupt and how jaws will relate, and if there will be problems as they grow. Screening kids early helps me to better guide their growth to have better occlusion and long term health.

Unfortunately, some parents think of braces as a “teenager” thing. They may not understand how two phase orthodontics can help their kids and don’t want to consider orthodontics on their young children. Instead of having a difficult consultation, inform your patients' families effectively.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, POS Instructor Tips, Growth, Tips for Success, Mixed Dentition, Business of Orthodontics, Growth Management

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

Which is Better: Live or Online Learning?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/28/19 2:36 PM


If you're reading this article, you probably want to improve your care with orthodontics and may be wondering what's the best way to learn.  Progressive Orthodontic Seminars makes sure to have options to accommodate any dentist's schedule.

As a dentist, you're busy. At POS, we've provided different formats to match your different needs. You can learn to provide comprehensive orthodontics with your choice of a Live or Internet Assisted Training (IAT) format. This video and table shows you how POS' two learning formats compare.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, Tips for Success, IAT, Comprehensive Orthodontics, Video, Live Series

Top Orthodontic Finishing Mistakes to Avoid | A Guide by Dr. Jeffery Taylor

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/27/19 1:54 PM


The Finishing Stage of orthodontics is a fine balance of both art and science, and can often be one of the most stressful aspects of an orthodontic case. Proper finishing techniques are critical to ensuring well-balanced occlusion and long-term stability.

POS tenured instructor, Dr. Jeffery Taylor, details some of the most common errors he sees in case finishing. We hope that being aware of these ahead of time will prevent you from making these mistakes in your own cases. If you’re looking to further improve your case finishing techniques, our 2-day class will provide you with the hands-on training and protocols to take the stress out of the finishing stage. 


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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, Tips for Success, Case Finishing

2018 Last-Minute Tax Strategies that Can Increase Dentists' Cash Flow and Tax Free Income…Legally!

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 12/19/18 2:57 PM

We asked an advanced tax strategist and CPA accountant, “How can dentists take home more of their income?” Lubna Channo is a bestselling co-author of “You Can Deduct THAT?” She works with many dentists (and is married to one too). Many doctors were wanting updated guidance since the recent tax changes. Channo shares expert advice for you to help in your end-of-year planning.

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Topics: Economics of Orthodontics, Tips for Success

How one POS student balanced 3 new practices, a new bundle of joy and her orthodontic studies: A POS Success Story

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/27/18 3:34 PM

Dr. Pooja Mandalia is a general dentist with a passion for providing orthodontic care. She works at Westend Dental‘s three locations to provide in-house orthodontics within their dental group.

When we interviewed her, Dr. Mandalia recently graduated with honors from our newest graduating class a month prior. While she was studying in our Comprehensive Orthodontic program, she encountered many life events. Instead of letting the curveballs of life dissuade her, she found new ways to continue her passion for orthodontics and grow her knowledge and care.

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Topics: What is GP Ortho, Orthodontic Tips, Case Study, POS Family, Tips for Success, POS Graduation, Assistants, Short Term Orthodontics, Comprehensive Orthodontics

The Ultimate Orthodontic Emergency Guide

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 7/20/18 1:55 PM

Orthodontic emergencies happen. Instead of worrying about their possibility, use this guide so you’re prepared and calm when they happen. When you handle orthodontic issues properly, you’ll keep happy patients and a highly productive department.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, Tips for Success, Orthodontics for Beginners, Assistants

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Emmy Le | Incorporating orthodontics as a young dentist

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/28/18 7:59 AM

POS Instructor Dr. Emmy Le began learning orthodontics impressively early in her career, just 2 years after graduation from dental school. Get to know Dr. Le in this interview!

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, Tips for Success, Orthodontics for Beginners, New POS Students

Top Ways to Get Support as a POS Student

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/19/18 9:20 AM

We strongly believe that any dentist can do great orthodontic work, as long as they have the right knowledge and support. Progressive Orthodontic Seminars provides comprehensive orthodontic education and support so students can be successful in every way.

We’ve been around long enough to know where dentists get stuck in their orthodontic journey (clinically, financially, and in business) and have developed many resources for you to make orthodontics a rewarding part of your career.

As a POS member, you have access to the following orthodontic resources and support. Take advantage of what’s available and rest assured that you can access these services anytime throughout your entire career.

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Topics: Tips for Success, New POS Students

Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Richard Richter | My multidisciplinary approach to dentistry

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/5/18 8:44 AM

It was a pleasure to have POS Instructor Dr. Richard Richter visit us at POS Headquarters all the way from New York. In this interview, he sits down with POS CEO Miles McGann to share why a multidisciplinary approach to dentistry is crucial to provide patients with the best care.

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, POS Family, Tips for Success

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