Michael F. Richards, DDS, has won the [removed]Orthoease[/removed]™ and Orthodontic Management Solutions (OMS) Practice Makeover Contest. Richards was chosen from more than 70 orthodontic practices from across the country.

"Our judges had a lot of qualified practices to choose from, but Dr. Richards stood out the most," said Faisal Naveed, CEO of Orthoease. "After speaking with him, we realized that he was the perfect choice for this prize. We are thrilled to present this prize to Dr. Richards and his staff. We at Orthoease and OMS know that Dr. Richards and his staff will truly benefit from this."

Richards will receive a free Orthoease software package valued at $28,000. OMS will also provide a free consulting package containing one-on-one coaching for Richards and his staff on ways to improve the practice’s efficiency, marketing, and revenue. The program, valued at $7,000, includes on-site consulting as well as an off-site orthodontic training workshop offered by Scarlett Thomas, president of OMS.

"I’m confident that this combination of Orthoease software coupled with Scarlett’s expert guidance will allow us to learn how to an effectively integrate practice management software and staff-run practice systems to improve our performance and step things up several notches," Richards said.