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Posted 1 day ago by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 14
Use the Right Systems to Bring Ortho into Your Practice
Using the right systems is the "secret sauce" to successfully implement an orthodontic program in a general or pediatric dental practice. © 2018  Dr Chris Baker  Read More
Posted 2 days ago by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6
White Spot Lesions: Three Factors of Interplay
White spot lesions on teeth result from acid-producing pathogenic bacteria that demineralize the tooth surface.This begins the process of tooth decay. While these lesions occur in patients without any orthodontic or other dental intervention, they also occur during orthodontic treatment.  The tooth...  Read More
Posted 6 days ago by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 9
 Your dental practice is not a charity: YOU decide what your missionary work will be
Choose freedom over paying some corporate CEO’s country club membership...    Freedom to get up in the morning and look forward to going to work.    Freedom to get to work to make money for you and your family and not for other people -- like insurance corporations and government.    Freedom to...  Read More
Posted 5/1/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 489
Politically Incorrect Behavior Management for Child Patients
Sometimes effective child patient management is not 'politically correct.'  Let me explain...© 2018 Dr Chris Baker  Read More
Posted 4/24/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 18
The World is Flat, Do Not Extract Baby Teeth, and Other Myths
One of the great myths believed by some pediatric dentists is that they need to avoid extracting baby teeth whenever possible. © 2018 Dr Chris Baker  Read More
Posted 4/17/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 26
The Fears that Bind Pediatric Dentists
Dentists who treat children often deal with certain fears about their profession. There are some great choices that can "rescue" these dentists from their fears.      Read More
Posted 4/11/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
An Orthodontic Finishing 'Pickle'
Here are some ideas about dealing with one kind of 'pickle' faced in orthodontic finishing.   Read More
Posted 4/4/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 21
When Pediatric Patients 'Fall into the Crevice'
Who's watching out for their orthodontic development?  Read More
Posted 3/27/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 17
Dentists: Your Success Is All About Love
Practicing dentistry successfully and joyfully, every day, involves love. The systems you put into place can help make this happen. With the upcoming ELEMENTS Seminars, dentists can learn to combine the two.  Read More
Posted 3/22/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 7
Doctor, are you in pain?
Pain: a distressing feeling caused by intense or damaging stimuli.  What stimuli, you ask?Perhaps these:* Trying to Survive* Being in the crosshairs of   - the insurance companies -Insurance has become overwhelming to impossible   - Medicaid administration and paperwork   - other dentists and other...  Read More
Posted 3/16/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
Dentists Under Siege?  (Part 1)
It’s so easy as a dentist today, to feel as if you are nobody.The insurance companies, including government’s Medicaid and Medicare companies, are good at teaching people that they CARE about the people who pay them premiums. And that if the care you recommend isn’t covered, it isn’t medically...  Read More
Posted 3/14/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 71
Combining Love and Orthodontics Makes for a Joyful Practice
Video shot at the Advanced American Dental Clinic in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  Dr Chris Baker explains why a sincere love for patients and their families combines well with orthodontics for having a happy and successful practice.   Read More
Posted 3/8/2018 by Keating Dental Arts in Dental Up Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 29
Dr. James Medwick DMD on his journey from the U.S Army to his now expanding Private Dental Facility.
This week our guest is Dr.James Medwick DMD from Pinehurst North Carolina. He sat down with us and discussed his experience in the US Army while being deployed on two separate occasions. He mentions his stay in South Korea, his introduction of a new culture and his reason on why he switched into...  Read More
Posted 3/8/2018 by Keating Dental Arts in Dental Up Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 27
Dr. James Medwick DMD on his journey from the U.S Army to his now expanding Private Dental Facility.
This week our guest is Dr.James Medwick DMD from Pinehurst North Carolina. He sat down with us and discussed his experience in the US Army while being deployed on two separate occasions. He mentions his stay in South Korea, his introduction of a new culture and his reason on why he switched into...  Read More
Posted 3/8/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 18
I am not my staff's parent!  (The affliction of approval addiction.)
Boy!  Dental school didn’t give me any direction on being responsible for employees, staffing, HR, hiring and firing!  How about you?Maybe dental school taught you how to work with a chair-side dental assistant. Maybe.Maybe dental school gave you some direction on training a chair-side...  Read More
Posted 3/1/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 21
The Great Distress: Ectopic Teeth in a Smile and in Orthodontics
For a patient whose teeth are ectopic - out of place - it is distressing.     A child will often say, “I don’t like my fangs.”  And, if the teeth do not show up, are ectopic and unerupted, it is distressing to have spaces in your smile.It is also distressing for you, wanting to be efficient and...  Read More
Posted 2/22/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 25
 Orthodontics: How You Start Finishing at the Beginning and Reduce the Stress at the End for You and Your Patient
Funny how we call detailing the tooth alignment and the bite, “finishing”. Funny because it all starts from diagnosis. Actually it starts at the initial examination. What we do at the beginning makes our finishing time longer or shorter. Identifying the existing risks, discrepancies,...  Read More
Posted 2/16/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 24
Are you trying 'just to survive'?  ...WOW is ever so much better!
In the day to day push, pull,, challenges, service to many people, it’s easy to feel an overwhelming feeling of “just trying to survive.”The day to day routines, the business drag, the difficult patient, unhappy staff members, worries over money - all are tough to survive.What if your practice went...  Read More
Posted 2/10/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 34
The 'Wow Factor' In your practice
I gave a little talk on creating "Wow" in the dental practice to our dentists and staff at the American Dental Clinic in Abu Dhabi.It's on YouTube:  Read More
Posted 2/8/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 45
Ortho Case Finishing: The In-Treatment-Presenting-Posterior Crossbite
Orthodontic Case Finishing:   How do I get out of this pickle? (Part II)Pickles can be sweet, tart, bitter, or sour.“Dr.  Chris, when do I get my braces off?”“Let’s look,” I say to the pretty teenage girl in the orthodontic chair.  She has worn her elastics well, kept her plaque under control, and...  Read More
Posted 1/31/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 18
Specialization as a GP or Pediatric Dentist...
If you are a GP dentist or a Pediatric Dentist you take on the responsibility for your patients, of functioning as the “gate-keeper” or “dental home.”  You provide comprehensive and often extensive evaluations of your patients’ needs, and from there, along with the appropriate records, create a...  Read More
Posted 1/22/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 23
Find the Joy in Your Everyday Practice Life: The Critical Elements
THREE CRITICAL ELEMENTSCritical element: Loving your patients and your patients’ parentsAs your practice begins changing (because YOU are changing), you will find it easier and easier to love your patients. They will love you more. You will have created a love-fest.And, by the way, you can...  Read More
Posted 1/13/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 27
At your practice: Another opportunity to strut your stuff
As a dentist, you are a special kind of person. Special because you went into dentistry to help others.  Special because you have love to give.  Now before you go and feel guilty because you hoped dentistry would make you a good living, let me say, “Congratulations." You  are also special because...  Read More
Posted 1/5/2018 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 17
Don't bracket a tooth just because it's white
Against the backdrop of the mucosal tissues, the teeth, our target for treatment, stand out. After diagnosis and treatment planning - normally the next step is the banding/ bracketing - of all available teeth.  We pride ourselves in increasingly capable bracket placement, and work hard to be sure...  Read More
Posted 12/31/2017 by drchrisbaker in Love & Orthodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 27
Stress in your practice: Why does 'deep down' keep showing up?
Deep down - in our subconscious, our amygdala, our unconscious, we have a primitive brain that functions like our animal friends’ brains.  We react.  Without thinking.  (Thinking is higher up.) Our emotions predominate.  It’s  our ego barrier - subliminal defense mechanisms that make it hard to...  Read More
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