The Art of Orthodontic Doublespeak

Enjoy this guest blog from Dr. Marc Ackerman. I find it interesting, thought provoking and an excellent prelude to the 2019 NewConn Meeting.  There’s an old adage that states, “Say what you mean ...

Thought Experiment – The Next Big Thing

Marc Ackerman & Ben Burris What event will totally disrupt the landscape of orthodontics more than any other we can imagine? That’s easy and we have mentioned it before: When someone is able to ...

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...

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...

Invisalign Can’t Do That!

In an interesting turn of events Align announced that it will no longer allow submission of Invisalign scans from 3Shape scanners starting January 17, 2018 and many orthodontists are outraged. Though ...

The Same Day Start: Instant Bracefication

Marc Ackerman Ben Burris It’s fun to watch things we’ve championed for years become mainstream. In spite of great resistance, the concept of putting braces on the same day as the new patient visit...

What’s Your Practice Worth?

This is a burning question in the minds of orthodontists. We used to think that we knew the answer, depending on only a handful of variables. In the past all you really needed to know to value a prac...

Doctor, Don’t Do Invisalign

I’ve thought about this a great deal lately given the continued resistance on the part of many orthodontists to the new realty – the reality in which a significant and growing percentage of the po...