Love & Orthodontics
Love & Orthodontics
Dr Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and faculty member of three dental schools. She practices in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Texas, USA. Dr Chris writes about orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and life.
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COVID and Dentistry: 'It's goin' to be alright'
The COVID situation actually gives dentists the time to pray, plan and prepare.   There are opportunities out there, if you look for them.     Read More
If You Do Just a Smattering of Ortho in Your Practice
Ready for your practice's post-COVID comeback?  Here's a great way to get started, especially if you just 'dabble' in ortho.  You can set yourself up to provide better patient care and have a better bottom line.     Read More
'Don't Wanna' - Child Patient Behavior Management
With more than 30 years of working in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, I've seen it all.  How can you get that child patient to behave? Here's what works.    Read More
Experience: The Gift That Gives Back
Before dental school, I was a critical care nurse. Then dental school, then a specialty in pediatrics and an orthodontics fellowship. Thirty-plus years of clinical experience, plus faculty status at three dental schools.  The joy in life is sharing our experiences.    Read More
COVID-19? Time to Think and Thank
Two important things for every dentist to do during the current spread of the COVID-19 virus.  After all, you are a leader in your community. The first is to THINK... but about what?     Read More
Dentistry that Patients Actually Ask For
What kind of dentistry do patients actually want and ask for?   You might be surprised.     Read More
If you treat child patients... and accept insurance
Here are some thoughts for dentists who treat child patients, and who accept insurance payments. It seems obvious, but there are HUGE differences between this kind of insurance-based practice and a typical dental practice that simply tolerates child patients.    Read More
What's your dental practice going to be when it grows up?
Practicing dentistry should be exciting and rewarding. There are steps you can take to make your dental practice everything you want it to be. Here's one path you can take...       Read More
What's Interception Orthodontics All About?
Here's the answer to a question asked by many dentists... and by parents of young patients.     Read More
Love Every Morning Going to Your Dental Practice
Do you love it when you're going to your dental practice each morning?   Is you heart filled with excitement?  Here's how to get there from here.   Read More
Run Your Own Life... Or Someone Else Will Run It For You
Are you in charge of your own life, or are you controlled by circumstances?   Here's how to create a solid, healthy plan for your future and the future of your patients.     Read More
CATS in Crossbite!
While watching the recent movie, CATS, I noticed that two of its main actresses had crossbites.  Just what is causing the huge increase of crossbites over these last two decades?   Here are some things to consider.    Read More
Are you getting paid for your incredible care?
Excellent patient care often requires doctors to do things not paid for by insurance.  As a dentist, here's how to approach this situation.    Read More
How to Find Purpose in Your Dental Practice
Why did you become a dentist, anyway?   To make more money?   To own and run your own business?   To help people?   Here is the route to finding purpose in your profession.   Read More
Overcome Fear: Be the Best Dentist You Can Be
Fear can be the biggest obstacle between the dentist and whether he or she has a happy and excellent practice. Here are concrete steps you can take to reach your goal.   Read More
Interception Orthodontics Online
Love is the key to great early treatment orthodontics.  I teach this as a central fact both in person and in our online courses.  Learn what early treatment can do for your child patient... help them to avoid and even prevent orthodontic problems later in life. And, find out how helping transform...  Read More
Categories: Orthodontics
Some Thoughts on Special Needs Patients
Here is how dentists who treat special needs patients - children or adults - can be a major, positive influence on the patient's life and family.   Read More
Categories: Pediatric
What's Going to Stop the Takeover of American Dentistry?
Insurance companies, government, big corporations... here is what can stop the takeover of American dentistry.   Read More
Patients Who Drive You Crazy (What to do?)
As a dentist, you will quickly discover that some patients are a lot more difficult than others. Dr Chris Baker tells you how to deal with these situations.         Read More
Finding the Right ENT for Airway Referrals
With the increasing awareness of airway issues, it is vital to have a good ENT to refer to. This is especially true with child patients. Here's what to do.    Read More
Categories: Orthodontics
When the going gets tough, the dentists get....
Running a dental practice has its challenges.  Sometimes the going gets tough.  There's something the dentist MUST do to thrive in the middle of it all.    Read More
Categories: Orthodontics
Have Child Patients?
Dentists who treat children have a great opportunity to change the lives of many of these children. But the dentist needs to know what to do and when to do it. Here's a way you can learn.    Read More
Orthopedic Sagittal Growth Guidance in Class III Infants & Preschoolers
An amazing approach to orthopedic growth guidance in Class III infants and preschoolers is possible!    Read More
The Role Forgiveness Plays in a Dentist's Life
Our human nature - our ego - is confusing.  You feel the emotions of anger, resentment, extreme emotions.  It’s difficult to see or feel “past” those strong emotions.   Yet, those emotions are imprisoning you.  “When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by...  Read More
Three Secrets They Don't Teach in Dental Schools
Every dentist wants a happy and profitable career.  But there are three things the dentist needs to put into action for that to happen -- and these were not taught in dental school. What are those three 'secrets'?   Read More
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