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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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
What is the BEST Habit Appliance?
Just what IS the best habit appliance for young patients?  What do you need to know about it?   Read More
If Failure...
Without failure, there is less strength.  In your struggles comes your strength.   “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”    ~ Winston Churchill “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”    ~...  Read More
Sanity: How to Best Use Your Down Time
How can you best use your down time to truly relax and renew?   Is your down time a dose of sanity or a mind-numbing escape?     Read More
Add Sizzle to Your Dental Practice
You have a great opportunity to transform your life and dental practice by providing orthodontic treatment.   Your patients want it!     Read More
This is the Direction Ortho is Going
The incredible things sagittal correction can accomplish for orthodontic patients has been proven. But new sagittal correctors are making the job and orthodontic experience easier and better for both the dentist and patient. Are you ready to incorporate these into your practice?     Read More
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. ...  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
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