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Discussing Short-Term Orthodontics from the Hygiene Chair

Posted by Jennifer Murphy, RDHBS, MBA on Mar 29, 2017 1:43:33 PM

As a dental hygienist myself I know how important it is to empower hygienists to take on an expanded role in the dental office and pride themselves on the ability to identify and discuss treatment opportunities is crucial to the success of integrating orthodontics into your general dental practice.

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Topics: Short Term Orthodontics, Clinical Information, Six Month Smiles, Team

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

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

How to Get the Shot: 2 Essential Dental Photography Tips

Posted by Jason Olitsky on Jul 7, 2016 9:49:00 AM

Improving your intra-oral dental photography doesn’t require an arts degree, though it may take time to practice and develop the required skills. For better case presentation and acceptance, use these two essential photography tips I have found great success with in my practice.

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Topics: Clinical Information, Dental Practice Tips

How a Checklist Can Improve Patient Outcomes in Your Office

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Jun 9, 2016 10:45:58 AM

By Dr. Lee Ann Brady

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Topics: Clinical Information, Leadership

Digital Photography: The Invaluable Tool for Increasing the Amount of Cosmetic Dentistry You Perform

Posted by 6monthsmiles on May 19, 2016 3:49:02 PM

Clinical Mastery Series hosts dentists across the country in a variety of continuing education courses designed to improve restorative skills, business acumen, and practices. Our educators utilize their clinical knowledge in cutting-edge education programs on everything from mastering implant aesthetics to clinical photography and full mouth rehabilitation.

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Topics: Clinical Information

A School Teacher & Bride To Be Now Smiles Confidently -  Case Study

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Mar 30, 2016 12:00:00 PM

A Case Study by Dr. Jennifer Huston, Ireland

This 35 year old secondary school teacher always disliked her smile. She saw many of her students wearing braces, however she felt that at this stage in her life, she did not want to go through years of “metal train tracks” to straighten her teeth.

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Topics: Clinical Information

Case Study: A Straighter Smile without IPR

Posted by Dr. Noel Ananthan on Mar 16, 2016 11:59:09 AM

A Case Study by Dr. Noel Ananthan

Patient's Chief Complaint: A straighter smile, but without IPR

Jane is a 28 year old whose chief complaint was that she wanted a straighter smile. The key elements in the initial assessment were the impacted UL canine and the UL lateral incisor in cross-bite. Because we had determined through an oral surgery consultation that the canine was favorably situated for exposure and alignment, the treatment plan appeared to be a textbook Six Month Smiles approach: space creation and alignment through IPR and rounding with the addition of bringing the canine down.

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Topics: Clinical Information

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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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