Punked!

Sometimes things just don’t go your way no matter your intentions or your actions! The new dental reality encompasses more than just the way we orthodontists do business. It has a great deal to ...

A Better Use of Your Facebook Time

Since we opened Smiley Face in May I’ve been running our practice Facebook page, responding to messages, answering questions posted as comments and generally doing whatever needs to be done to enga...

You’re Asking the Wrong Questions

I get survey requests from the AAO regularly and I like to take them to see what residents, and thus their faculty, think is important. It also gives insight into what the people handing out grants ar...

The Rules Part 2 – Advice for Young Adults

There are lots of things we didn’t know and still don’t. Lately Bridget and I have been sharing stuff we wish we knew with some younger friends of ours (as I mentioned in an earlier blog) so I tho...

Orthodontists are like GREEK Taxi Drivers

A while back I wrote a piece called Orthodontists are like Taxi Drivers but I need to update that sentiment given recent experience. You see, here in Athens there are plenty of taxi cabs around –...

You’ll Have to Sit in the Back!

We arrived in London at 5:40 this am, proceeded to the hotel and took an awesome family nap. We woke up hungry and The Trafalgar St James has a great rooftop hotel that we’ve been keen to try. We as...

Jack of All Trades?

I am the first to admit that in the not too distant past I fell for the orthodontic groupthink that is the rush to add new services to our offices. I have since wised up as have many others who’ve t...

The Rules

A young adult I treated as a child is all grown up and set to attend dental school soon. We are supper happy for them as we are for anyone who sets their sights high, works hard, struggles and prevail...

Orthodontist with $1,000,000.00 in Student Debt

Utah Orthodontist, Dr. Mike Meru was featured yesterday in The Wall Street Journal for his outlier status of being one of 101 people in the US with a seven-figure student debt. I find the article int...

AAO, Orthodontists Share Article on TeleDentistry

So the AAO shared this on their FB page and it’s been re-shared 192 times (by orthodontists no doubt) but did any of them actually read this article? Do orthodontists and the AAO really think Di...