Are You REALLY Protecting the Profession?

All I hear these days from a very vocal and very unhappy subset of orthodontists are vitriolic accusations and recriminations: “You’re destroying the profession” “How dare you betray your prof...

We Are Going to Hell!

This morning Marc received a lovely message from Dr. Blair Barnett of Avery Orthodontics via Facebook. We have no words to adequately describe it so have a look for yourself: While we realize that mos...

A Call for Professionalism

I listened to the talk “A Call for Professionalism” by Dr. Peter Greco and Dr. Eladio DeLeon, Jr. on the AAO member website (their talk starts about 1:34:00) and it was interesting to say the leas...

SmileDirectClub Press Release

SmileDirectClub made a formal press release today in response to AAO emails and the AAO prompted BuzzFeed article released this weekend. You can read it here.  ...

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...