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Patient Consent: Protecting Your Patients (And Yourself)

Posted by Dr. Jaswinder Gill on 11/9/17 12:37 PM

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

CONFIDEX™ = Confidence

Posted by Dr. Tony Tomaro on 11/8/17 11:43 AM

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Topics: Short Term Orthodontics, Six Month Smiles, Dental Practice Tips, CONFIDEX, braces

How To Take Great Dental Impressions

Posted by Esther Adame on 10/25/17 10:27 AM

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*Example of High Quality Impressions.

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

ChairTime with Dr. Stephen Ball

Posted by Steven Ball on 10/24/17 12:04 PM

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Dr. Stephen Ball
BDS

Patient’s chief complaint:

Crooked upper and lower front teeth, particularly the upper front “snaggle tooth” (the upper left central incisor).

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

Six Month Smiles: A Response to Hurricane Harvey

Posted by Chris Tammar on 9/6/17 3:46 PM

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Humaneness:

Marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals. Synonyms: compassion · brotherly love · fraternity · kindhearted

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Topics: Six Month Smiles, Team, Community

Online Scheduling Six Month Smiles Patients for Your Practice

Posted by 6monthsmiles on 7/27/17 10:38 AM

Getting new prophy patients in your office is good, but acquiring a steady stream of high-value cases is even better for dental practices looking for a boost in their bottom line. To earn these high-value patients, “marketing experts” typically say that you need to spend large amounts of money on their particular solution. These “experts” highlight their unique ability to identify these clients, drive them to your practice and ultimately turn your practice into the highest-grossing practice in the history of dentistry: “Just sign here, pay up-front for the first year, and watch the clients flock to your practice”.

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Topics: Six Month Smiles, Dental Practice Tips

The Science Behind The Benefits of the Smile!

Posted by 6monthsmiles on 7/21/17 3:00 PM

If we hear one more person say “smile, it’s a beautiful day!”, we’re just going to explode. How can they be so happy? And what’s a smile got to do with it? If this is part of that “positive thinking” stuff that’s going around, we just don’t get it. On the other hand, what if they’re right? What if a smile can change your attitude, well being and mental health? Does the whole world really smile back? Not only does the world smile back, but the smile on your face changes everything, beginning with your mental and physical health.

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Topics: Six Month Smiles, For Patients, How To Get Straight Teeth

Photoshop, Online Dating Profile Pictures & How to Get Straight Teeth

Posted by 6monthsmiles on 6/2/17 2:34 PM

For many people, creating an online dating profile is something they enjoy. Many people love being able to look for love from the comfort of their own home. The first thing people notice on a dating profile is the photo. Men and women of different ages love snapping photos of themselves that they will post online. 

Photoshop, Online Dating Profile Pictures & How to Get Straight Teeth Selfie

A majority of the photos that we see on dating profiles or social media websites are selfies. Many people will spend up to ten minutes (or way more!) trying to capture the perfect photo before the picture is actually posted. Preparing for a selfie involves a variety of things, including making sure your hair looks nice, finding the perfect location, and of course, making sure you have the perfect smile.

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Topics: Six Month Smiles, For Patients, How To Get Straight Teeth

Orthodontic Training for General Dentists

Posted by 6monthsmiles on 5/9/17 9:52 AM

The Six Month Smiles Short Term Ortho System provides General Dentists with a practical and turnkey solution for adults with crooked teeth. Utilizing unique clear brackets and tooth colored wires, the system allows general dentists to easily help their adult patients who think that they are "stuck" if they refuse traditional orthodontic treatment.
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Topics: Clinical Information, Six Month Smiles

Spring Has Sprung! Use These 3 Easy Tips to Spring Into a Healthier, Happier Smile.

Posted by 6monthsmiles on 4/19/17 10:37 AM

The grass is greener. The sun is shining, everything is springing forth new and let's not forget that one tell-tale sign that truly tells us spring has sprung... the return of yellow Peeps! With so much joy in the air, you are probably finding yourself smiling a lot more now that the winter blues have melted like that last dusting of snow on your window sill.

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Topics: Six Month Smiles, For Patients

About Us

Six Month Smiles 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 rewarding for everyone. The first step to becoming a Provider is to Register for an upcoming Six Month Smiles 2 Day Hands-On Course.

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