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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
Sharing makes you bigger than who you are -- What that has to do with being a dentist
The dream of being a dentist -- and your success -- depend on a dream to contribute, to help others, and to love. It's much more than just a job and you're much more than just a technician. It's a life that can make a difference. FACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM:   Read More
Feel 'As If You Will"... THEN...
How will you feel WHEN your dream comes true?I remember realizing as a young mother that I had often waited for “when”.  When I started junior high school.  When I went to high school.   When I graduated.  When I started nursing school.  When I graduated.  When I got married.  When I delivered my...  Read More
Doctor, What Legacy Will You Leave?
When you think about a legacy, it is much more than the words they put on your tombstone.  How did you make life better for others?  How did you change the world? As we consider what the word 'legacy' means, it is time to put things into perspective. Here are some thoughts. Facebook: Instagram:   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
OM Goodness, I might fail!
You might.  Actually you will.  Success comes on the heel of failure.Without failure, we don’t learn as much.  We don’t know and understand as much.  We can’t appreciate as much.I love the story of the prospector out West years ago, who dug and dug and dug, looking for gold. He was so sure it was...  Read More
What Does It Take To Be A Great Dentist?
Do you know what it takes to be a really GREAT dentist?  Is it having excellent skills?  Better equipment?  A super income?The answer -- and the secret to professional satisfaction -- might surprise you.   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
Ounces or Pounds?  (Part II)
What is the art of dentistry all about?How does the dentist fulfill her or his dream of helping others?For the dentist, it is time to review just how much you are fulfilling your dream.  What steps need to be taken to make that happen? Are there any adjustments needing to be made to your daily...  Read More
Does it weigh ounces... or pounds?
Certain things can weigh down the life -- and career -- of a dentist. Here is how to identify what some of those things are and get yourself in a direction to do something about it.   Read More
Patient Education: Are They Listening?
The patient will do exactly as you instruct, right?  So many studies -- especially in pediatric dentistry -- conclude that patient education will solve the oral health problem featured in the study. When you teach your patients to brush and floss, how many actually do that?  Don't they understand...  Read More
Airway Problems in Your Child?  How Can You Know?
So many times when I teach about airway problems and the myriad of serious health issues that can ensue, a doctor in the class speaks up, "Oh my gosh!  That's MY child!"  The problems are nothing like you find in adults, so you need to know what to look for. And, there are interventions you can...  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
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
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