Dentistry’s Latest Great Satan

I’ve noticed a definite change in the flood of emails, blog posts and other content we dentists are inundated by daily. Over the last six months to a year there has been little if any mention of the...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

A Word to the Wise

My good friend Angela Weber at OrthoSynetics called me this afternoon and basically said, “Calm the eff down!” I wasn’t sure how to take it but she went on to explain that she unders...

Is SmileDirectClub Appropriate for Teenagers?

For my entire career as an orthodontist I’ve been asked daily, “Does my child need braces?” by parents who want the best for their kids. My answer is always the same, “If you think your child ...

The Invisalign Train Is Leaving The Station

By Chris Bentson – Partner, Bentson Copple & Associates, LLC If you aren’t on board with Invisalign in your practice, the seats on the train are filling up, and if the first quarter 2017 resul...

What Is A GOOD Referral Source?

Ancient History When I got out of residency in 2004, this question was easy to answer. A good referral source was a general dentist or pediatric dentist who sent me every child or adult that the denti...