Dr. Bryan Fox, based in Louisville, Kentucky talked to us on video about finding meaningful dentistry by offering his clients Six Month Smiles. But Dr. Fox isn’t just a dentist – he’s also a professional musician and songwriter. In watching the video, it’s clear that Dr. Fox is a pro at finding balance in all parts of this life – work and family, music and dentistry. He’s also found that Six Month Smiles created a meaningful balance inside his practice; routine care has to be balanced with cosmetic services to help patients feel confident about smiling.
"That was pretty good for a girl."
According to Dr. Mary Martin, comments like this (from patients) were common when she entered dentistry 30 years ago. And the sexism was just as prevalent inside the industry. Both Dr. Martin and Dr. Sheri Doniger report that their presence as students and as practicing dentists was seen as unfairly displacing men from the profession.
Fortunately, times have changed. A study by the ADA Health Policy Institute indicates that in 1968, only 1.1% of first year dental students were women. In 2014, that number was 47.7%.
Six Month Smiles is continuing to innovate as a digital company and we are excited to announce a new enhancement to our cases. Digital bracket setup will now be included with every case- at no charge!
We know that sometimes it can feel like your braces are holding you back. However, you constantly try to remind yourself that it will all be worth it once your orthodontic treatment ends. In order for you to get the smile you are hoping for, you will need to make sure you are taking care of your mouth, your teeth, and your braces the way you are supposed to. It is important that you make sure you watch what you eat and drink during your orthodontic treatment.
Let’s face it, most people care about looks more than they may admit. It’s not that you need to be the best looking one in the crowd, but you certainly want to look your best. Did you know a survey found that both men and women consider teeth a number one factor in attractiveness? The eyes may be a window to the soul but a person’s smile is a contagious way to make everyone feel happier. However, many people hide their smile because they don’t have straight teeth? Hiding their smile becomes a habit. When people don’t have straight teeth they often feel awkward or self-conscious. They may want to smile and laugh freely but instead hold back their joy because of crooked teeth.
Are you ready for a new you in the new year? You can make 2018 the year that you are no longer embarrassed of your smile. Each and every day millions of adults hide their mouth while they are talking or when they smile or laugh. They do this for a few reasons. It may be because they really don't want to wear traditional metal braces for the next couple of years. Another reason many adults live with a smile that makes them unhappy is because they are afraid straightening their teeth would cost too much. That is not an issue with Six Month Smiles, the safe, effective, and affordable clear brace system that can transform your smile. You can reach your smile goals by summer with Six Month Smiles.
Previously, we broke down some of the candy and foods you should avoid during Halloween and Thanksgiving if you wear braces. Did you make the right eating decisions on those days? We hope you avoided any issues with your braces during those holidays.
"...9/10 Patients say YES to CONFIDEX™ treatment."
- Dr. Jaswinder Gill
The question of consent arises increasingly at the heart of complaints made under the NHS Complaints Procedure, and complaints to the General Dental Council on matters on professional ethics and conduct. In order, both to understand the information provided, and to give the necessary authority for consent, a patient must be competent. Competence in this context means the patient’s ability to understand the explanations given about:
- The nature and purpose of a procedure
- It’s likely effects and risks
- Any alternative treatment and how these alternatives might compare