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Why You Should Meet New Patients In A Friendly Space

Posted by Lee Ann Brady on Jan 19, 2017 5:49:17 PM

Dentistry can raise anyone’s anxiety levels, even those who claim they aren’t afraid. There may be an excess of amenities – warm towels, popular music, smiling hygienist, soft blankets – and laying back in that dental chair might still make for a somewhat unpleasant experience.  

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Topics: The Economics of Dentistry, Marketing Information

Dental Health: The Secret to a Good Night's Sleep

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Jan 17, 2017 12:06:38 PM

Getting enough rest is a struggle many individuals face. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that approximately 50-70 million adults experience notable sleep disorders.  These sleep disorders have critical effects on lifestyle--mental, emotional, and physical.  Inadequate sleep quality leads to a wide range of associated medical issues. Harvard reports that sleep deprivation can lead to serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and obesity. Cures for sleep conditions range anywhere from surgery to medication.  However, a potential solution to sleep maladies may lie within our own mouths. New research is showing a strong link between dental health and its connection to our quality of sleep.

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Topics: For Patients

An Action Plan To Improve Your Bottom Line: Smile Rating

Posted by Dr. John Nosti on Jan 12, 2017 11:06:14 AM

Most people – whether they admit it or not – wish they could be more attractive. This isn’t necessarily negative. Part of increasing the amount of cosmetic dentistry in your practice comes from recognizing and acting on this human condition.

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Topics: The Economics of Dentistry, Marketing Information, Dental Practice Tips

Gum Disease's Impact On Your Overall Health

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Jan 10, 2017 3:18:11 PM

Gum disease is a subtle condition that develops slowly and quietly, deceiving many concerning the serious risks it poses. These risks don't just cover dental health. New research reveals that gum disease is a dangerous catalyst to many other health conditions. Gum disease is often over-simplified as just minor gum irritation or soreness.  Unfortunately, misconceptions such as this allow gum disease to progress to extremely dangerous levels.  Take steps to increase your own awareness on how gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis put your health at risk. 

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Topics: Clinical Information, For Patients

How Continuing Education Can Profoundly Impact Professional Satisfaction

Posted by Dr. Eric W. Jones on Jan 5, 2017 9:52:06 AM

The 5:30am alarm bell rings to get you out of bed and ready for work. Your level of motivation (and even inspiration) in this moment directly affects your practice.

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Topics: Clinical Information, Leadership, The Economics of Dentistry, Dental Practice Tips

Discover how CONFIDEX Benefits Dentists and Patients Alike

Posted by Dr. Jaswinder Gill on Dec 14, 2016 2:53:25 PM

Since CONFIDEX Predictable Digital Treatment Planning has been launched by Six Month Smiles on 1st November I have been quite excited and have been itching to use it.

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Topics: Short Term Orthodontics, Clinical Information, Six Month Smiles, Reviews, CONFIDEX

5 Tips to Better Dental Health You May Not Know

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Dec 5, 2016 3:53:55 PM

Better dental health leads to improved overall health.

Let's begin by reviewing what most people already know. The daily habits of brushing and flossing are elementary if optimal dental health is to be reached. The use of water jets and electric toothbrushes certainly aid in efficiency but a great, healthy smile can be achieved without them.

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Topics: For Patients

Investigating the Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Nov 28, 2016 3:21:54 PM

Gum disease affected nearly 6.5 million adults in the U.S. between 2009 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the same study showed that those over 65 years of age had an increased potential for periodontal disease. Oral health is directly related to overall health, and diseases originating in the mouth or in the gums may have the same risk factors as other chronic diseases. There is, however, a clear connection between low dental health levels and some chronic diseases.

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Topics: Clinical Information, For Patients

Why Every GP Invisalign® Provider Needs to Become Certified in Six Month Smiles®

Posted by Dr. Amanda Wilson on Nov 17, 2016 4:00:06 PM

You may have seen my post earlier this week: I proudly became one of the few Orthodontists to become certified as a Six Month Smiles® provider. Over the years, I’ve coached hundreds of General Dentists with various aligner systems. All too often, finishing cases is a significant barrier to overcome and trying to educate General Dentists who have no knowledge of basic straight-wire biomechanics is a challenge at its core.

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Topics: The Economics of Dentistry, Six Month Smiles, Dental Practice Tips, Reviews

What It's REALLY Like to Get Certified by Six Month Smiles

Posted by Dr. Amanda Wilson on Nov 14, 2016 3:00:34 PM

I did it – I successfully completed the Level 1 course from Six Month Smiles. As an Orthodontist with 10+ years of clinical experience with thousands of fixed and removable outcomes under my belt, this may by counter-intuitive. Truthfully, Six Month Smiles certification has been on my orthodontic bucket-list for years now. It’s a wildly successful brand, both nationally and internationally. Doctors rave about the services, support, and experience. I wanted to know the “secret sauce”.

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Topics: Short Term Orthodontics, The Economics of Dentistry, Six Month Smiles, Dental Practice Tips, Reviews

About Us

Six Month Smiles® System is a GP-focused system that equips dentists to help their adult patients with crooked teeth, using unique clear braces. We're improving the lives of dentists and the patients that they help. Six Month Smiles® is very rewarding for everyone. The first step to becoming a Provider is to register for an upcoming Six Month Smiles Two Day Hands On Course

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