Orthodontic Assumptions

I was perusing mass emails in my spam folder when I came across one from OrthoYes. It was interesting for lots of reasons but the thing that struck me most were the assumptions that almost all orthodo...

Anterior Implants Suck

I had a very interesting conversation with a dental school classmate today. He’s one of the smartest people I know and given his class rank in dental school, he could have done any specialty he want...

Omnidirectional Orthodontics

Marc Ackerman & Ben Burris We were discussing orthodontic theory and practice from an historical point of view today and remembering that 1) Transverse First was a big deal in the 1990’s and ear...

Pricing Implications

You get what you pay for… This was never more true in orthodontics than today. Though we try and ......

$800,000

The other day I was asked why I think the median orthodontic pracrice is doing less than a million i......

White Coat Syndrome

Online, in lecture halls and in print, there are fanatical devotees of evidence based orthodontics w......

Shame On Us

I received a text a few days ago from a young orthodontist who is a few years out of school. They were distraught over a case that “didn’t turn out the way it should have” and they “didn’t f...

Death of a Salesman

The Hazards of Buying the Practice of an Orthodontist Who Dies Unexpectedly Several months ago ......