Anterior Implants Suck

I had a very interesting conversation with a dental school classmate today. He’s one of the smartest people I know and given his class rank in dental school, he could have done any specialty he want...

Omnidirectional Orthodontics

Marc Ackerman & Ben Burris We were discussing orthodontic theory and practice from an historical point of view today and remembering that 1) Transverse First was a big deal in the 1990’s and ear...

Shame On Us

I received a text a few days ago from a young orthodontist who is a few years out of school. They were distraught over a case that “didn’t turn out the way it should have” and they “didn’t f...

Don’t Limit Yourself by Setting Goals for 2019

Traditionally this time of year we set goals for the next 12 months. It’s a fine tradition I guess as long as you realize the nature of goal setting is both empowering and extremely limiting. What I...

OrthoPundit Update

Turns out I had a congenital heart defect and had to have my aortic valve replaced. My open heart surgery was 5 weeks ago and it went very well – I now have normal heart function and blood flow ...

The Conversion Breakdown

Ben Burris & Angela Weber Today’s orthodontic practice seeking growth requires a different mindset not only in how new patients are attracted but also in how we view key performance indicators. ...

The Smiley Face Experience Facebook Page

So it’s been a couple years since I shut down Ortho101 and I figure it’s about time to create the third iteration of a real time, interactive, free, online forum aimed at helping residents...