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Good Intentions in Retention
Retention is the phase of orthodontic treatment over which the doctor has little, if any, control.  It's up to the patient.    Read More
Lost In Space: Compliance in elastic wear
This is not science fiction: Compliance by orthodontic patients to wear 'rubber bands' is essential when prescribed by the dentist. Non-compliance, unfortunately, is common. What to do?   Read More
Two steps to YOUR success
Our son and daughter, Trey and Molly, were most fortunate to train with (all the way to Black Belt and beyond), an incredible Taekwondo Master who taught them martial arts, life, and spirituality.  Mr. Brian Chewning taught them that there are two steps to success:              Start         ...  Read More
My first day in dental school was my son's first day in kindergarten -- and here's the story
What an amazing perspective, being both a dental student and young parent with a child in school -- at the same time. Watching my son grow up as I grew in my career has been a great lesson and rewarding in ways I didn't expect.   Read More
A Knockout?
A “Knock Out” is a fight-ending win for the boxer who is NOT knocked out.  Life can come down so intensely, so debilitatingly, that you may feel as if it’s over.  It’s a KO.  In sports, it’s up to the referee.  In life, it’s up to you!  It’s a KO ONLY if you decide it is.  Your mindset - your...  Read More
Medicare, Medicaid and Dental Insurance: A Personal History
Health coverage and insurance schemes, both public and private, such as Medicare, Medicaid and Dental Insurance, have dramatically affected healthcare professions since their introduction. It has been a real education for me, being a firsthand witness to many of these changes.  Read More
Happy and Successful, Doctor?  Relationships are the Key.
Success and joy in life and in dental practice are found in loving, healthy relationships with family, patients, employees, suppliers, lenders and others. Dr Chris Baker talks about cultivating these relationships in your life and profession.  Read More
Orthodontics: Going for Gorgeous
Very often, the main motivator for any dental treatment, orthodontics especially, is to look gorgeous. Good looks are a priority to the patient or her parents -- this often even taking precedence over something directly contributing to the good health of the patient... like fillings.    Read More
Stressed, Doctor?  Nourish Your Mind and Your Soul
Living in this luxurious amazing time, we have favorite luxuries - favorite restaurants, favorite vacation spots, favorite sports teams, favorite…We choose food, travel, teams to cheer, movies, luxuries upon luxuries.We spend time with news, negativity, complainers, shopping, services, confusion,...  Read More
Kicking Some Brass (Wire Ligatures)
A vexing problem, mesially ectopic molars at their worst, can cause resorption of roots and may themselves impact and never erupt. Brass wire ligatures are one option to improve the trajectory of the ectopic molar.     Read More
Upside Down and Inside Out: The New Wisdom in Orthodontic Treatment
For years, Orthodontic Conventional Wisdom taught us our treatment sequencing should be: 1. Level and Align, then;2. Resolution of Transverse Discrepancies; 3. Vertical separation (disclusion) of the incisors as needed,  to allow;4. Correction of the sagittal relationship of the posterior teeth,...  Read More
The World Doesn't Care, Doctor
Oh, how we wish to be significant. Oh, how we wish to be important.  So we become “pleasers.”  We become “approval addicts.”  And the world doesn’t care - or even notice.We miss our own significance.  We miss our own importance.  We don’t appreciate our own value.And the world doesn’t care.The...  Read More
An Outstanding Cephalometric Tracing in One Minute
An important part of doing great orthodontics is having an accurate cephalometric tracing of your patient. There is a simple way to keep this from being arduous. Let me explain.    Read More
Saunter. Mosey.
The word saunter comes from the late 1500’s to 1660’s, and has been linked to “la Sainte Terre,” or holy land.  Thoreau said that persons who understood the art of walking on the precious earth were geniuses. It’s also linked to adventure, walking with awareness of the earth and beauty around.It’s...  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
How to LOVE your team
It takes a team to run a dental practice. As the owner of the practice, it's important to remember that your team members need respect and love - and there's a way to do it right.   Read More
Orthodontic Models are the most important resource from Buyamag Inc for dental education schools .
These orthodontic models, and training orthodontic  manikins look like real dental patients, mimicking head positions as a patient in a dental chair. Used both in facilities and for at-home practice, they promote hands-on practice of dental techniques with correct posture. The Orthodontic Manikin...  Read More
Put Your Teeth Into It!
It’s funny as a dentist, to notice all the funny sayings about teeth.  Here’s one;  “Put your teeth into it,” implying that it is something that makes you think hard, work hard, put lots into it.  And for sure, that funny little idiom is a huge statement on how to make life great. Whatever you do....  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
Buyamag Inc Offer Dental Schools Dental Models And Manikins Simulation Phantom Heads. They Help Teachers Explain to Students: Oral Anatomy Diseases Dentistry Techniques.
At Buyamag Inc you can select Orthodontic Techniques Ligature Tying Training Simulator Manikin used bystudents to simulatea Orthodontic Patient for orthodontic techniques training in schools,homeor clinic setting.It is possible to perform various orthodontic professionaltechniques types: Ligature...  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
www. Buyamag.com Offer Orthodontic Models Manikin Simulation For Dental Schools Education, Training, Teacing And Practicing
Orthodontic Models for Techniques Ligature Tying Training Simulator Manikin used bystudents to simulatea Orthodontic Patient for orthodontic techniques training in schools,homeor clinic setting.It is possible to perform various orthodontic professionaltechniques types: Ligature Tying, installation...  Read More
Orthodontics: Are you old-fashioned or cutting edge?
In orthodontics, to always wait for young patients to get all of their adult teeth in is an old-fashioned approach. The cutting edge in orthodontics is to know when early treatment will best benefit the young patient and to be able to provide that as an option. Parents and patients need to be aware...  Read More
Keys to finding your purpose
Being a dentist is who you are, but the word "dentist" does not define what your life's purpose is.  There are definite steps to take to determine your purpose -- a purpose which is unique to you.  Here is what you can do.   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
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