Orthodontist or Circus Master?

I’ve bought and worked in dozens of orthodontic offices. I’ve visited hundreds of them. The two almost universally present issues I see are: 1) The office running significantly behind sche...

The Progressive Orthodontist Q3 2016

The latest issue is available in digital form NOW! Look for your hard copy of the magazine to arrive by mid July and read up on this issue’s CoverDoc, Mike Agenter. If you don’t receive ...

Shift Happens

“I just want you to move this tooth. Can you do it with a retainer?” patients often ask innocently. It’s so tempting, especially as a young orthodontist, especially in a start up pra...

Total Recall

Recall is the bane of orthodontic practices. Why is that? I guess it’s all a matter of perspective but TCs hate doing recall and owner doctors hate trying to make sure TCs are doing recall. Whenever...

Try Not To Suck!

So I was in one of our new, startup offices and saw this patient. When doing a startup we all know it’s vital to get patients in braces/aligners because that increases cash flow and increases th...

The Arkansas Dental Practice Act Made Forbes!

In a list including some of the craziest regulations and rules in each state, Forbes chose to highlight the fact that it is illegal for a licensed orthodontist to perform dental cleanings in the sta...

More Likes On Facebook and Instagram

No, I’m not talking about how to get more Likes for your practice pages! I don’t know much about that kind of thing and will leave it to people like Angela Weber, Jeff Behan, Kyle Fagala a...

Crowdfunding Orthodontic Treatment

By Scott Hansen As many of the loyal readers of OrthoPundit know, Dr. Burris is known for his contrarian and provocative ideas about expanding access to care.  In a recent article, “Why I Accept M...