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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Share the Love. Be the Light.
A routine visit to Sam's Club became a great lesson in 'sharing the love and being the light.'     Read More
Your Fear = Their Money
This unusual time certainly presents challenges for the dentist.  Some people and organizations will profit from your fear.     Read More
3 Reasons to Learn Comprehensive Phase I Orthodontics (Mixed Dentition)
Why should a dentist learn Comprehensive Phase I Orthodontics (mixed dentition)? Some of those reasons are easy to figure out: With correct diagnosis, it is best for MANY patients. If you are a general or pediatric dentist, it is highly likely that a lot of these diagnosable, treatable patients are...  Read More
The American Medical System is Broken. Prosper Anyway.
Recovery from the epidemic is underway. American medicine (mislabeled as "healthcare") is broken.   Yet, a dentist can still prosper within this problematic American medical system.   Read More
Waking Up In a New World
Suddenly, things are different. The post-COVID world is certainly not the old world we were used to. For dentists (and others), here are ways to re-invent and revive.     Read More
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
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
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
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
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

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