Protecting the Public?

The last time organized dentistry and dental boards tried to “protect the public” they warned of the dangers of tooth whitening done outside the office of a licensed dentist. Of course there was n...

I Was WRONG!

I went to an offsite meeting at the AAO a couple years ago to learn about Dental Monitoring. I was not impressed. To me the product offering from DM seemed to be no more than a clever way for a middle...

Sock-Sock or Sock-Shoe?

When my daughter was about three years old I was helping her put her shoes on and she corrected me. “No daddy. It’s sock-shoe not sock-sock” she told me with all the authority a toddler can must...

Truth and Consequences

by Marc Ackerman Truthiness is the quality of seeming to be true according to one’s intuition, opinion, or perception without regard to logic, factual evidence, or the like. In orthodontics, the...

Truth?

We found this Facebook ad from the AAO interesting and thought provoking but we have a few questions/comments. If we are reading this correctly, the AAO is saying it is not possible to get straight te...

Let’s Vacation Together!

By Bridget Burris I know this heading just sounds weird, no doubt about it. Let us assume that your office has 12 team members and each person gets 3 weeks vacay per year. In addition, you (or your do...

What’s the Goal of a Consensus Conference?

We received a typical bulk e-mail from the American Association of Orthodontists this week that makes for an interesting thought experiment. The e-mail announced that the AAO plans to have a consensus...