STOP BUYING SH*T YOU DON’T NEED

By: Klifford T. Kapus DDS, MSD I generally stay away from offering business advice because my experience practicing in California has been more about survival than expanding market share. Until they s...

Where Should I Live & Practice?

Every graduating orthodontic resident faces this question. All react differently based on who they are and what they want but most fall into one of two broad categories. Let’s discuss the options lo...

The Wind of Change

As a counter to what was put fourth in the Winds of Change article published in Orthodontic Products, I would like to offer a few thoughts.  This article appears to be a promo for the mutability an...

If I Could Go Back

I’m often asked, “Knowing what you know now, what would you tell yourself on the day you graduated ortho? Thinking about this is a great exercise and I keep a list that I look at/update often...

Let it Go.

By: Dr. Kyle Fagala As a certifiable control freak, this has been one of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn. As orthodontists, we routinely fret about 2 degrees of incisor rotation or a 1 mm midl...

Do You Want Braces Back On?? – Retainer Scripting

We work so hard to get a great smile and occlusion for our patients. The patients and parents invest a ton of money and time in getting the smile of their dreams. We are all so happy the day the brace...

Achieving Repair Zen (scripting included)

We all have to deal with them. It happens daily in the orthodontic office. What am I talking about? Broken brackets! Though we orthodontists make a huge deal out of the inevitable, broken brackets are...

Start Today

If a patient comes to your office for orthodontic treatment, has good hygiene, no cavities or gum disease and a relatively straightforward case…. PUT THE BRACES ON TODAY. Why wouldn’t you?? Lemmie...