The Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity

I recently read the article Key Performance Indicators by Charlene White in Orthotown magazine. Taken at face value, the article is an iteration of “average numbers” though it’s not entirely cl...

Signs

I saw this sign today while out and about (note the pen on a chain as well – what message is that sending?) and thought it made for a great blog topic. It’s the simple things that make all...

Consistent Problems Are Actually Opportunities

Do you have a problem that you have to deal with every single day in your business? Every week? Every month? If you said no I’d question your grasp of the day to day operation of your office, wonder...

Sit Down, Be Humble (or don’t)

I’ve been wondering lately if the definition of humble/humbled has changed without me knowing it so I consulted dictionary.com. Nope. The definition has not changed as you can see for yourself. The ...

Round Trippin!

“Round tripping the teeth is bad!” Every orthodontic resident has heard this phrase 1000 times and has probably repeated it at least as many as an orthodontist. But what is the basis for this “t...

Obsequies for the American Board of Orthodontics:

By Marc Ackerman  Mission Statement of the Commission on Dental Accreditation: The Commission on Dental Accreditation serves the public and profession by developing and implementing accreditation sta...

Tactics Will Not Cure What Ails Orthodontists

We orthodontists are obsessed with the latest tactic/tip/pearl to do something “better” or faster or more effectively. No matter whether it’s clinical or practice management or marketing or HR, ...

Technology Will Not Fix What Ails Orthodontists

I received this unsolicited email a couple days ago. Honestly, I’m not sure what the phrase “When evolution means revolution” even means but I do know one thing – the “evolution” of “adv...