Truth and Consequences

by Marc Ackerman Truthiness is the quality of seeming to be true according to one’s intuition, opinion, or perception without regard to logic, factual evidence, or the like. In orthodontics, the...

Truth?

We found this Facebook ad from the AAO interesting and thought provoking but we have a few questions/comments. If we are reading this correctly, the AAO is saying it is not possible to get straight te...

Let’s Vacation Together!

By Bridget Burris I know this heading just sounds weird, no doubt about it. Let us assume that your office has 12 team members and each person gets 3 weeks vacay per year. In addition, you (or your do...

What’s the Goal of a Consensus Conference?

We received a typical bulk e-mail from the American Association of Orthodontists this week that makes for an interesting thought experiment. The e-mail announced that the AAO plans to have a consensus...

We Welcome Peer Review

Dr. Courtney Dunn has graciously read and reviewed our book, Straighter: The Rules of Orthodontics. Dr. Dunn is a leader in our specialty and she has created a fantastic forum for improving the pract...

What Is a Difficult Orthodontic Case?

Everything in life is difficult if you make it that way. That doesn’t mean that everything in life can be made easy but for the most part it can be made manageable.  They don’t teach you that in ...