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A Few Good Books
Today we are glued to screens - probably way, way too much.  We become addicted to the video platform.  Think about beginning a little library for yourself, that you can go back to over and over, to feel happy, to learn, to grow, to become a different person.If you haven’t yet, find and read Think...  Read More
What Has Changed in Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea's resurgence in interest has some interesting and important reasons. And one of them is how it affects your child.   Read More
Being a Great Dentist: Is That All There Is?
Being skilled in dentistry is a great accomplishment. You've worked very hard to learn and hone those skills. But, as dentists, we all have the challenge to go beyond the 'technician' and transcend into something special.   Read More
Imagine missing this with your child patients!
Dentists who treat children have a unique opportunity to use their awareness of developmental issues which can occur. In this VLOG entry, I want to address these.   Read More
What's Easy About Functional Appliances?
In orthodontics, functional appliances can be a real challenge in terms of patient compliance. Here is some wisdom on the subject and a consideration or two on what you, the dentist, can do.    Read More
Nitric Oxide for your child. What's with that?
Nitric oxide can be formed naturally in the body, and has been nicknamed 'the miracle molecule.' It has important purposes in the body and is especially important for children. How can it be formed? What happens if it doesn't form?  Read More
Let's Face It: Orthodontics is a beauty treatment
Let's face it: Orthodontics is a beauty treatment. It's what brings patients to your office when they delay appointments for other dental health needs. It is a desired service.  The patient, and the young patient's parents, have a beautiful smile as the desired result of orthodontic treatment.   Read More
Leaving on a jet plane... to Abu Dhabi
I'll be leaving on a jet plane.It's been a great experience, being a Texas girl who practices orthodontics in beautiful Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. What's it like commuting 8,000 miles to work?  What have I learned?  Has this experience changed my worldview?DR CHRIS BAKER'S BLOG:   Read More
Why Patients Want Ortho
You spend a lot of time trying to educate your patients to take care of their teeth -- and too many of those patients are just not interested. However reluctant many are to visit their dentist, orthodontics is one area of dentistry that patients actually want -- and you can make this fact work for...  Read More
If you want it to work, do these things (Adding ortho to your practice)
Adding orthodontics to a general or pediatric dental practice is a great idea. But for it to be successful, here are some things that are absolutely necessary.  Read More
Orthodontics is a Family Affair
It's a special event, when a child has orthodontic treatment. And to make it most special, involve the child's parents and siblings -- They love to 'glove up' and be part of it!  Listen and learn -- and you can see examples of this on Instagram: Facebook:  drchrisdmdrn  Read More
Happy Ortho New Year: Six Sessions to Learn
Starting an orthodontics program in a general or pediatric dental practice is a great idea. There are six areas in which the dentist must become skilled in order to do this well. Starting soon in Texas, an incredible comprehensive orthodontics course begins, which will consist of six sessions...  Read More
Have an Ortho New Year - Start Ortho in Your Practice in 2019
Have an Ortho New Year:  Start Ortho in Your Practice in 2019 With the new year just a few days away, we can look forward with optimism, confidence and new planning.  Wait a minute. Did I say optimism?  Am I writing for dentists? Yes.  The dental world is changing. Big insurance, big corporations,...  Read More
The Bonded RPE in Orthodontic Treatment
Utilizing a bonded RPE (Rapid Palatal Expander) can be a little bit challenging if you don't know much about it.  Why would you even be using one?  Here are some thoughts. Facebook: Instagram:   Read More
What Have You Posted To Your Life Today?
We post photos, comments, thoughts, stories to our social media. We leave our footprints everywhere, and on the internet, those footprints will indeed be there many, many years. We also leave our footprints in the lives of the people around us.  We are crafting and creating our legacy.Before we...  Read More
Become a Legend, Doctor... Just Think About It.
Success comes to those who tolerate what 99 percent of people avoid, and who avoid what 99 percent of people tolerate.  In dentistry -- in fact, in ANY profession, you can become a legend. You've got the talents. You have a gift to rise above the 99 percent. Here's how to use that gift to become...  Read More
Orthodontics is a Beauty Treatment
Research shows that beautiful people find better jobs -- and find them more easily. Beautiful people are smarter, considered more trustworthy and earn more money. By practicing orthodontics, you can help make this happen in the life of your child patient. The effects of orthodontics on facial...  Read More
Are You Playing On Your Phone?
Learning is a transformative experience. You are changed and become better. The best courses you can take will transform you, and are not just "boxes to be checked off" while you sit in class, playing on your cell phone.Facebook: drchrisdmdrnInstagram: drchrisrn_dmd  Read More
Pediatric and Orthodontic Uses for Oraqix
Oraqix is a periodontal anesthesia and there are some REALLY amazing things a dentist can do with it in treating pediatric and orthodontic patients. Just let me explain the 'magic'.  Read More
Survival of the Prettiest
Dentists, you can feel the joy of making lives brighter!The role of the dentist in making a patient -- especially child patients -- more beautiful will make their entire lives much better, more productive and profitable. Scientific studies have proven this true, repeatedly.  Instagram:...  Read More
Gratitude and Thanksgiving
What are you grateful for on this Thanksgiving day?  People usually associate "making a list" with Christmas and gift-giving. For Thanksgiving, making a list of things for which you are grateful might be a great idea.   Read More
The 'Secret Sauce' to Ortho Case Presentation Success
It's most important to actually love your patients. They can tell, and sense your dedication to them and their health -- and whether you are being the best doctor you can be. Here's the 'secret sauce' to keep potential patients fully informed, and actually excited about the recommended case...  Read More
They Come for the Ortho and Stay for the Love
Love plays a vital role when you work with patients in your orthodontics or dental practice. That can be further defined as love for your job, love for your patients, and vital to all of this -- your patients' love for you. There are certain things you can do to cultivate this in your life and...  Read More
Courage to be a Dentist (and the role orthodontics might play)
Most of us start practice not knowing just how difficult dental practice can be. We have the challenge to look at our practice as a whole and ask ourselves, "What is missing in this picture?" Dentists need the courage to figure out what needs to change and the courage to make those changes.  Read More
 Ortho in your practice, Doctor! Part V - Get a Clear Vision of Your Mission and Pursue It Now
Orthodontics and ClarityIt’s easy to believe that orthodontics is a mystery.  In many schools and with many dentists, that belief is pervasive.  The mystery of orthodontics, just like the mystery of each and every area of dentistry, is unveiled and solved in learning and practicing. Your...  Read More
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