Next step orthodontics with intermediate straight wire course

5 Things General Dentists Love About Our Intermediate Straight Wire Orthodontics Course

Read orthodontic course reviews from our AOS intermediate straight wire course students. Let’s face it. Not all continuing education courses have the zest to change a dentist’s career path. But,…
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The exciting future of dentistry

The Future of Dentistry: 5 Things That Will Change Dentistry

5 Predictions About the Future of Dentistry Dental technology has come a long way from cork fillings, wooden dentures, and foot-pedaled drilling tools. Today, dental patients enjoy painless (sedation) dentistry,…
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Interceptive orthodontic care is best for your child

How You Can Make Interceptive Orthodontic Care Easier for Parents

Early orthodontic treatment can benefit your smallest patients—and their parents.  Interceptive orthodontic care refers to early orthodontic treatment of children with primary teeth. The goal of interception orthodontics is to…
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You should offer pediatric orthodontics at your dental practice

Pediatric Orthodontics: Benefits to Your Dental Patients and Families

Pediatric orthodontics offers a lifetime of great oral health. The North American orthodontics industry is worth $2.26 billion. With adult orthodontic procedures grabbing more of the headlines in recent years,…
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Is orthodontics right for a general dentist

Should General and Pediatric Dentists Perform Orthodontics?

Is adding orthodontics to your practice worth it? Although licensed general dentists in the U.S. can provide orthodontic services, most general and pediatric dentists refer patients needing braces to orthodontic…
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Is it time for you to take the AOS straight wire orthodontics course

5 Things Dentists Love About Our Straight Wire Orthodontics Course

Wondering if an AOS straight wire orthodontics course is right for you?  As a general dentist, you spend years building great relationships with your patients. You may often see multiple…
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Continuing education for dentists

5 Things to Consider in  Continuing Education as a General or Family Dentist

Ask yourself these questions to find the right continuing education course for you. Whether you’re only a few years out of dental school or you’re a seasoned practice owner, continuing…
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General dentist orthodontics course

Why Every Dentist Should Understand Orthodontics

Why add orthodontics into your practice? Are you a family or pediatric dentist looking to expand your expertise and provide a greater range of services to both new and existing…
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Be in the know about what dental patients want

5 Things Patients Are Looking For in Dentistry in 2022

What Dental Patients Want in 2022 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that openings for dentists will increase at least 8% from now until 2030. However, the demand for…
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Early orthodontic treatment for little kids

An Overview of Early Orthodontic Treatment in Pediatric Patients

Interceptive Orthodontics and Kids’ Dental and Overall Health Nearly every parent wants to know the age their child will need orthodontic treatment. After all, it is a major financial investment,…
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Orthodontic inflammation is not all bad

How Orthodontics Affects Systemic Inflammation in Patients

How Orthodontic Inflammation Aids Treatment To most people, orthodontics is about creating a perfect smile, and while this is partly true, there are other biological and health components to orthodontic…
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It's time to grow your orthodontic practice

8 Tips To Grow Your Orthodontic Practice (for General Dentists)

It’s time to get the word out about your new services and grow your orthodontic practice. Did you recently add orthodontics to your general or family dental practice? If so,…
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Sign up for malocclusions classes

Identifying and Treating Malocclusions Classes I, II, and III

Learn to Identify and Treat Patient Malocclusions Considered to be the architect of modern orthodontics, 19th-century dentist Edward Hartley Angle developed the malocclusion classification system in 1899, and it is…
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Top tips for dental practice growth

10 Ways To Grow Your Family or General Dental Practice

Become the go-to dental practice for children’s and general dentistry. Are you a general or pediatric dentist looking to expand your dental practice and serve a greater number of patients?…
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Choose the best orthodontic course

5 Signs That You’re Choosing the Best Orthodontic Course for You

Choose an orthodontic course that meets your needs and expectations. You’ve decided to offer orthodontics in your dental practice, but now you’re searching for the best orthodontics course, so you…
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Here's what you should look for in an orthodontics course

5 Things to Look For In a Comprehensive Orthodontics Course for General Dentists

Find the best orthodontics course for you. Choosing an orthodontic continuing education course can be challenging because they all market different things. So how do you know which is the…
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Become an American Orthodontic Society member today

5 Reasons You’ll Want To Be a Member of AOS Orthodontics Society

American Orthodontic Society Membership Benefits Dentists are bombarded with professional membership options from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) to the Association‌ of‌ State‌ &‌ Territorial‌ Dental‌ Directors (ASTDD) to the…
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Rewards of offering orthodontics in your practice

7 Reasons Orthodontics Is Such a Rewarding Branch of Dentistry

Dentist are providing more specialty care than ever. Are you looking to expand your practice and bring even more families through your doors? Have you been noticing that patients are…
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Grow your pediatric dental practice

8 Ways to Grow Your Pediatric Dental Practice

Expand your dental practice with these tips from the American Orthodontic Society. Pediatric dentistry is a rewarding and exciting career. You have the opportunity to help shape and encourage early…
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What patients want in a dental professional

5 Leadership Qualities A Family or General Dentist Should Have

Grow your dental practice by embracing these 5 key qualities. The new year is a great time to reflect on your dental practice. As you think about how far you’ve…
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orthodontic retention makes or breaks success

The 5 Biggest Factors in Maintaining Orthodontic Results

Top 5 Orthodontic Retention Factors To Consider When Completing a Case Orthodontics is a major investment for your patients, both financially and time-wise. While patients are all smiles at the…
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Know your patient's pain points

Is It Scary to Have Braces? 10 Biggest Pain Points for Patients

How to address your patients’ pain points successfully. Are you thinking about adding orthodontics to your general or family dentistry practice? Expanding your services can be both rewarding and profitable,…
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Leadership success in 2022

10 Statements About Leadership Success Dentists Will Want to Embody in 2022

Embrace leadership success with these tips for your practice.  Dentistry and leadership go hand-in-hand. While you might not have realized this from the start, it likely became evident as you…
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You can treat sleep apnea with orthodontics

How Orthodontics Affects Your Dental Patient’s Sleep Apnea

Professional orthodontics can open airways and address sleep apnea. If you’re a dentist looking to expand your practice, you may be considering including orthodontics. As we know, the field of…
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Focus on internal dental marketing

The Number One Reason to Focus on Internal Dental Marketing Campaigns

Benefit your patients and your business by marketing to your current clients.  Did you know that, on average, it costs five times as much money to bring in new clients as…
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Best patient communication software platforms

Top 7 Patient Communication Software Platforms for Orthodontics

Improve your relationship with your patients using the latest in communication software technology.  According to one recent survey, around 80% of people prefer to communicate with their healthcare providers via…
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Build a successful dental team

5 Things to Consider When Building Your Dental Team

Tips for Successful Team Building The early stages of your dental practice are some of the most important. This is a season of new growth and opportunity, and the way…
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Manage your dental patient appointments

The Complete Guide to Balance with Dental Patient Appointments

Optimize your dental patient appointments. As a general or pediatric dentist, you naturally want to see and help as many patients in your community as possible. After all, you entered…
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Build a successful dental practice

5 Ways to Achieve More Dental Practice Success

Take your dental practice to new heights of success. Whether you’re a new dentist or you’ve been practicing for years, there’s always room to grow your dental practice success. Thankfully,…
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Know the types of orthodontic malocclusions

What Are the Different Types of Orthodontic Malocclusions?

Crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and protruding teeth are more than cosmetic issues. When your teeth do not align properly, you can suffer from trapped bacteria, incidental wear and tear, difficulty…
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Tips to improve your dental reception area

10 Ways to Improve Your Dental Reception Area

Raise your value with your dental reception area. First impressions matter. This is true for almost everything in life, and it especially applies to your dental office. From first-time patients…
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Improves your patients' overall health with orthodontics

How Orthodontics Improves the Overall Health of Your Patients

Whole Health Benefits of Advanced Dentistry When most people think about orthodontics, they think about dental procedures that can correct misalignment in their teeth and jaws and beautify their smiles. …
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What sets your dental practice apart

What Makes a Good Dental Practice? Grow Your Dental Practice Well.

Do you want to grow your dental practice and increase the number of patients who walk through your doors? Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been an established business…
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You can treat TMJ with orthodontics

How orthodontics improves TMJ symptoms for your patients

How you can improve your patients’ quality of life by treating their TMJ problems with orthodontics.  If your patients report they have chronic pain in their jaw or suffer from…
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Orthodontics can give a general dentist an advantage

6 Advantages Dentists Practicing Orthodontics Have Over Orthodontists

Add orthodontics to your skillset so your patients (and your practice) can benefit.  Are you a general dentist thinking about adding orthodontics to your practice? Enhancing your skills in this…
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Build better communication with your patients

10 Ways to Improve the Way Your Practice Communicates With Patients

Grow your practice by connecting with new and existing patients.  You have an established dental practice, but you are now looking to take your office to the next level by…
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Ways to attract new patients

10 Ways To Attract New Patients to Your Practice

Dentists are always looking for the best ways to grow their dental practice. According to one recent report, 40% of private practice dentists would like their offices to be busier…
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Best cosmetic choices that benefit your community

5 Advanced and Cosmetic Dentistry Choices That Patients Love

Advancing Your Dental Practice Are you a dentist looking to enhance your practice? Adding advanced and cosmetic dentistry services can be a great way to attract new patients and retain…
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Benefits of AOS virtual track

5 Benefits of the AOS Virtual Track

Find flexible course options with the AOS Virtual Track. Research shows that nearly 70% of dentists pursue continuing education (CE) to meet their personal learning needs. In addition, around 67% take…
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Be the best family dentist possible

5 Tips for Becoming the #1 General and Family Dentist

Create a general and family dentistry practice that stands out. Did you know that there are around 60 dentists for every 100,000 U.S. residents? Though ratios vary by state, this…
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Your career vision is important

5 Reasons to Write Down Your Ideal Career Vision

Turn your dreams into reality with some thought-out planning. There’s nothing like checking a goal off your to-do list. It delivers instant satisfaction and makes you feel more accomplished. This…
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A mentor can help you in your dental career

The Importance of a Mentor in the Dental World

5 Reasons to Mentor or be a Mentee Dentistry is a unique sector of medicine because it combines an educational background in the biology and science of dentistry with specific…
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Orthodontics is important for your little patients

Orthodontics Can Make a Big Impact on Your Little Patients

You’ve seen the effects of untreated orthodontic issues. The prevalence of malocclusion in children and adolescents is 56% globally. Crooked or misaligned teeth hamper a child’s ability to chew food…
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Are patients leaving your practice

10 Reasons Patients May Be Leaving Your Practice

Keeping the patients you have is important to the health of your dental practice. Dental practices put so much effort into getting new patients through marketing and patient referral programs…
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Meet the trailblazing women of dentistry

10 Pioneering Women In Dentistry

Women have a great history as groundbreaking dentists. Dentistry is one of the leading healthcare fields that offers women an incredible work-life balance. In fact, the ADA reports that a…
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Improve your case acceptance rates

5 Tips for Improving Your Case Acceptance Rates

Dentistry is challenging enough when you take into account difficult treatment plans, finance management, staff issues, and patient retention—and then you need to consider the case acceptance rates from patients…
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Invest in your dental career

10 Things You’ll Be Glad You Did In Ten Years As A Dentist

Each day we have the opportunity to make choices that affect both our professional and personal lives. Dentists are fortunate to have a career that allows more work-life balance than…
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Probiotics for optimal oral health

Can Probiotics Help Your Patients Maintain a Healthier Oral Microbiome?

Probiotics can improve oral health as well as overall well-being.  Dentists want to do everything they can to help keep their patients’ oral health in top shape. Aside from preventive…
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You can avoid doctor burnout

Burnout: The Biggest Challenge Most Dentists Face and How to Overcome It

Being a dentist is rewarding, but it’s also really difficult. It has been a long, tiring day. The stream of appointments has been crazy and added to that the challenge…
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Orthodontics will benefit your practice

5 Ways Orthodontics Benefits General Dental Practices

Enhance your dental practice by adding orthodontics.  Not everyone thinks of general dentistry when they think of orthodontics, but that is beginning to change. General dentists who provide orthodontics for…
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The best of advanced dentistry

5 Advanced Dentistry Choices Dentists Love

Expand your skills with a continuing education course in advanced dentistry.  There is no greater feeling for a general dentist than providing the highest level of dental care for your…
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Orthodontics can benefit a pediatric dental practice

5 Ways Orthodontics Benefits Pediatric Practices

Expand your skills and provide added benefits for your patients with orthodontics.  Your pediatric dental practice is booming, but you want to raise the bar and offer your patients treatment…
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Ways to learn orthodontics

5 Best Ways to Learn Orthodontics as a General or Pediatric Dentist

Take advantage of online or in-person orthodontics training. Dentists get questions about orthodontics every single day. Patients want to perfect their smiles, and sometimes orthodontics is necessary to restore functional…
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Understand your patient's facial esthetics

3 Things To Know About Facial Esthetics & Orthodontics

A healthy smile means more than just straight teeth.  The general public assumes dentists solely observe and treat teeth, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, dentistry…
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Tips to being the best pediatric dentist

5 Tips to Be the Best Pediatric Dentist for Parents and Their Kids

Little smiles deserve the best pediatric dentist.  Pediatric dentistry is a valuable, rewarding field. Helping the littlest patients create a foundation of healthy dental habits is a great way to…
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Best ways to manage your dental practice

5 Tips to Increase Production for General Dental Practices

Simple Steps for a More Efficient Dental Practice Running a dental practice entails so many business areas that dentists were simply not trained for in dental school. Between hiring a…
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Facts about dentists

7 Amazing Facts About Dentists

Yes, dentists, you really are amazing! Did you know that there are currently over 201,000 dentists working today in the United States? That’s one dentist for every 1600 people! We…
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Pediatric dental practice production

5 Tips to Increase Production for Pediatric Dental Practices

Simple tips to boost your pediatric practice.  Pediatric dentists enter the field because of their love of treating young patients, but it takes a lot more than patience and a…
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Being a dentist pros and cons

Pros and Cons of Being a Dentist

Dentistry is a rewarding—and challenging—career.  You love life, being a dentist—most days. Other days…well, you consider taking a very long vacation. You didn’t choose dentistry because you’re crazy about dental…
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Stay in the know with these dental blogs

The Best Dental-related Blogs You Should Be Following

Stay up-to-date with dental blogs. Dental professionals have so many responsibilities that it can be difficult to remain up-to-date with the latest research, news, and blogs. We spend so much…
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Do more as a pediatric dentist

5 Ways to Expand Your Career as a Pediatric Dentist

Increase your pediatric dental skills and give your patients optimal care. Dental professionals are always looking for ways to expand their careers and find personal and professional fulfilment. There are…
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Tips to avoid doctor burnout

10 More Ways to Avoid Doctor Burnout

Taking care of yourself will also take care of your practice.  It’s no surprise that dentistry has one of the highest rates of professional career burnout. Between the physical and…
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Do you fear failing as a dentist

To Every Dentist Who Feels Like They’re Failing

Facing and overcoming challenges as a general or pediatric dentist. There are few emotions quite as overwhelming and debilitating as the feeling like the feeling that one is failing at…
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Help patients with previous bad dental experiences

How to Help Your Patients Rewrite Their Bad Dental Experiences

Dental anxiety is a common fear among people and affects an estimated 36% of the population. Bad dental experiences can affect a person so strongly that they avoid the dentist…
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How to use your expertise as a general dentist

How to Convey Your Expertise as a General Dentist to Patients

Inspiring confidence through effective in-person and virtual communication. As a general dentist deeply passionate about providing the highest level of care possible, you may be wondering how to best convey…
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Best ways to support your dental team

It Takes a Village: Supporting Your Dental Team to Create Office Success

Your dental team members are your biggest asset and success lies in looking after them. After decades of studying during college, dental school, and residency, your true challenge as a…
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Self-care is important for a busy professional

Knowing Isn’t Enough: Practicing Self-Care Is an Action Verb

Consistent self-care is the solution for preventing burnout. Burnout is a problem that’s all too familiar for many dental professionals, especially dentists who are also running their own practice. When…
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Improving your patient's experience

How You Can Improve Your Patient’s Experience in Your Practice

Small changes can result in big improvements to your patients’ experience in your practice.  Let’s be honest, going to the dentist is not everyone’s favorite thing to do. The sounds,…
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Challenge and motivate your team

8 Ideas for Challenging Your Team Members

Achieve consistent success in your dental practice by challenging your team. As a dentist and practice owner, you already know the immense importance of creating a team of high-achieving, committed…
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Straight wire orthodontics courses

Straight Wire Orthodontics Courses Are Both Online and In-Person

Enhance your practice with orthodontics care for your patients. General and pediatric dentists are fortunate to provide comprehensive dental care for their patients, but they are often missing a key…
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Time off from work is important

Time Off Isn’t Only for Vacations

Everyday Work-Life Balance Strategies Work-life balance is often tough for dentists who manage busy dental practices. You are constantly juggling administrative duties, payroll, staff recruitment and retention, marketing, and the…
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AOS offers both online and in-person credits

Do You Need Online or In-person CE Credits? We Offer Both

Invest in continuing education credits that can benefit your career. With the number of hats a dentist wears, it is undeniably understandable that sometimes continuing education can fall behind. But…
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Add value to your dental practice

10 Things You Can Start Now That Will Add Value to Your Dental Practice

Improving Your Dental Practice With These Simple Steps Whether you are a young dental graduate looking to start a dental practice or a seasoned dental practice owner, you are always…
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Challenges of being a dental professional

5 Common Challenges Dental Professionals Face

Meet challenges head on and set your dental practice up for success. Dentistry is constantly evolving with new technology and advancement in treatment protocols to improve patient satisfaction. Aside from…
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How are you managing your work-life balance

Is work-life balance a myth? 5 Tips to Keeping Yours

Avoid burnout by prioritizing your health and happiness. Dentistry offers a rewarding career for many, but it can also come with unique stress. The dental profession is known to have…
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What a membership at AOS could mean for your practice

What Does Membership Really Mean at the American Orthodontic Society?

Why join the AOS? Dental organizations are one of the best ways dentists can remain connected to the most updated information in the field of dentistry. Depending on your area…
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Continuing education online is easier than you think

You Can Take Continuing Education Courses Online

Travel limitations don’t need to stop your pursuit of continuing education. The travel restrictions of 2020 have long been lifted, but many dentists are finding themselves intrigued by the idea…
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Further education will benefit your dental practice

Add a New Area of Expertise to Your Dental Practice Without Adding Education Debt

Dentists are always looking for ways to enhance production and bring advanced dental techniques to their practices. Taking continuing education courses and implementing new techniques helps to increase annual production,…
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Adding orthodontics will benefit your practice

5 Reasons Pediatric Dentists Should Incorporate Orthodontics In Their Practices

Offer your pediatric patients comprehensive care. As pediatric dentists, there is no specialist that we work closer with than orthodontists. Pediatric dentistry and orthodontics go hand-in-hand as children and adolescents…
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Tips and tools for a pediatric dentist

5 Tools Every Pediatric Dentist Should Have in Their Tool Belt

A successful practice makes the dental experience fun for children of all ages and abilities. Pediatric dentists are like the ringmasters of the dental practice. This is because it takes…
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Offer straight wire orthodontics to your patients

What Can Straight Wire Orthodontics Do for Your Practice?

Improve your office production and retain your patients. If you are in general or pediatric practice, incorporating orthodontics into your office will have a quick positive impact. Would you refer…
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Base your dental career goals on your future

Grow Your Dental Career With an Eye on the Future

Opportunities Abound for Dental Professionals A dental career is unique as it offers several opportunities that many dental professionals may be unaware of. Dentists (and patients) often think a dentist…
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There are ways to avoid doctor burnout

5 Tips to Avoid Doctor Burnout

Shift your approach in order to sustain a long-term career. Career burnout can occur for any professional, but is often linked to the dental profession because of its high-stress work-related…
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Build a happy, committed team

5 Ways You Can Keep Your Team Engaged, Committed, and Happy

Help motivate your staff with continuing education. The daily routine of dentistry can become mundane to us as clinicians and especially to our dental team. Regardless of whether you practice…
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Leveraging Orthodontic Technology and Appliances in 2022 to Meet Modern Day Challenges

By Francisco Eraso, DDS, MS, MS, MSD Orthodontic practitioners are continually looking for ways to be more efficient. When the worldwide pandemic hit, the workflow in my practice included advanced…
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