Death of a Salesman

The Hazards of Buying the Practice of an Orthodontist Who Dies Unexpectedly Several months ago a good friend of mine was confronted by a situation I see all too often. A local orthodontist died, had n...

100% No Show Rate!!

A general dentist friend told me the other day that she had a 100 percent no show rate for all the patients we sent them (we send out dozens of patients to GPs every patient day we have). I found this...

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...

It’s DTY not DIY

Do you do a CBCT on every ortho case you treat? Do you mount models for every case? Do you spend an hour in the new patient consult? Do you record periodontal probing for every tooth on every patient?...

AAO Conflict of Interest?

Since we wrote a couple pieces about KOL’s, what they say, why they say it and how you can learn about how much they are paid, this discussion has taken on a life of its own. If you’re not clear o...

Carriere Motion & MEAW – Birds of a Feather

The last couple weeks have been more interesting than usual. I attended the SAO in New Orleans – the first time I’d been to an AAO constituency meeting in a while – and was shocked b...

The Best Talk Ever

Bridget and I did a 45 minute talk to a group of orthodontists in Phoenix a couple weeks ago and I h......