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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Your Life in Dentistry: Make it Wonderful
Remember the old Frank Capra film, "It's a Wonderful Life"?  Here are a few thoughts on how to live a wonderful life as a dentist.   Read More
Orthodontist Outlaws: What made Walter Doyle and Robert Ricketts Outstanding
Two of the greatest modern orthodontists were pioneers in early treatment.What made them different?   Read More
Tale of Two Nieces
Two of my nieces had the same diagnosis relating to airway problems - and two wildly different experiences in their treatment.  Read More
Be On Time: Here's How and Why
Being on time in every aspect of your dental practice makes for happier patients, sure. But it also makes for happier doctors and staff. Here's how to do it.   Read More
It Pays Off Big in Your Practice and Doesn't Cost a Penny
There is a simple adjustment the dentist can make to his or her office that can make a huge difference. Here is how to make that adjustment -- and it's easier than you think.   Read More
What Can You Do Every Day to Make Your Practice Better?
There are daily actions that will make huge improvements in your dental practice.  Here's how to start taking steps in the right direction.    Read More
This Causes More Pain than Almost Anything in Ortho
Dr Chris offers more understanding about one aspect of orthodontic treatment.   Read More
A Different Kind of Bucket List
It has become popular to talk about your “bucket list,” presumably things you want to do or places you want to go before you die.Let’s make a “bucket list” of virtues you might want to attain.How about Patience?  Patience so you don’t feel you have to hurry.Peace, so you don’t have to worry.Courage...  Read More
Real Magic in Dentistry
In dentistry, here's how to find the extraordinary in your career each day.   Read More
Can You Do What Your Patient Really Wants?
Take a good look at your career: Are you providing what your patient really wants? What about what YOU want?  Read More
Surround Yourself With The Best People
Ask yourself:                                                                                             Who am I hanging with / spending time with?                        What effect do they have on me?                        What have they got me spending time, doing?                       ...  Read More
The Parent Does This Part of the Ortho Treatment
You can teach the parent how to activate expansion appliances with jackscrews.  Here's how.    Read More
Evidence Base: What It's Not
Colleagues, let me challenge you to consider just exactly what 'evidence base' is -- and what it is not.    Read More
What if you are wrong?
Do you ever think, "if only"? If only I were in some other job, some other practice, some other relationship — THEN I would be happy.If only I had what “he” has, what “they” have — sure, THEN I could be happy.Well, that is all doubtful!Get all the happiness out of where you are, what you are doing,...  Read More
Life Will Get Tough Again: What To Do
Tough times always come and go. There is a definite way to approach these times to make things better, happier and more productive.   Read More
Your Practice: Your Opportunity
There is an approach to dental practice that can make it the most incredible of opportunities.  But challenges will always happen.  Here's the secret to making the most of YOUR opportunity.    Read More
The Beauty Factor in Dentistry, Part II
As dentists, a vitally important purpose for us is to give the patient a beautiful smile. Our success comes when the patient realizes her physical beauty, and an inner beauty shinse through, as well.   Read More
Bonding: To Ortho and Beyond
These are some incredible bonding products that dentists can use with orthodontics and beyond. I am going to tell you about these products and where to get them.     Read More
Clinical Tip #302: Rubber Dams
The use of rubber dams during pediatric dental procedures has great advantages for both the patient and the dentist. Here are some excellent tips from Dr Chris Baker.    Read More
Words of the Day: Mini Mold
Just what is a Mini Mold?  Doctor, it can make your life a whole lot easier...      Read More
Making Extractions Easy for the Child Patient
Discussing local anesthesia, cheek biting and easier extractions for your child patients.    Read More
The 'Perfect Storm' of Marketing
Getting a 'perfect storm' of marketing to create success in your dental practice requires one thing.   Read More
You Should Do This To Treat Pediatric Sleep Apnea
You can transform a child's life forever. The main key is identifying the airway issues.   Read More
Make Child Patient Treatment Much Easier: For You, Your Patient and the Parent
How to make local anesthesia, extractions, restorative and sequencing so much easier for you, your child dental patients, and their parents.    Read More
The Class II and Class III Treatment Marvel
Treating Class II and Class III malocclusions can be challenging, unless you know this "secret".   Read More
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