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A Couple of Firsts
By Alison Werner


A Different View
Gayle Glenn, DDS, MSD, is the first female president in the 113-year history of the AAO
By Lori Sichtermann
Photography by Steve McAlister

Design Showcase
A look at six practices created by top designers

Who Says Soft-Tissue Lasers Can’t be Exciting?
The benefits of soft-tissue lasers for gingival contouring
By Scott G. Smoron, DDS, MSD

The Twin Force Bite Corrector
A long-term evaluation for Class II correction
By Aditya Chhibber, BDS, MDS; Madhur Upadhyay, BDS, MDS, MDentSc;
and Ravindra Nanda, BDS, MDS, PhD

Relocating Canines into the Dental Arch
The role of self-ligating brackets with additional slots
By Björn Ludwig, DMD, MSD; Jan Hourfar, DMD, MSD;
Bettina Glasl, DMD, MSD; and Gregory Ludwig, PhD, MBA, BA (Hons), BBA

Plus One
Tips for adding an associate to your practice
By Chris Bentson and Daniel Sroka, JD

School’s in Session
Reaching out to local schools to increase patient referrals
By Nancy Hyman

The Roundtable: Orthodontics and CBCT
Discussion on the role CBCT plays in patient treatment


Business Wired: Being Smart with Social Media
You are who Google says you are
By Mike Fratantoro

Business Wired: Side Business Start-ups
How one orthodontist molded his practice and products
By Mike Fratantoro

Clinical Pearls: Anterior Space Closure Using the Second Forestadent Lingual Brackets System
By Marco Pinto, DMD

Clinical Pearls: Bendistal Pliers and The V-Bend Technique
By Suhail A. Khouri, DDS

Clinical Pearls: How to Properly Place Buttons
By Gennady Shapiro, DDS

Clinical Pearls: Sterilization of Orthodontic Pliers: Tips for Best Infection Control Practices
George Kyritsis, DMD

Focus on Wires
A side-by-side comparison of 16 products

Focus on Pliers
A side-by-side comparison of 15 products

Industry Insider: A “Costco for Orthodontists”
With Haley Sweitzer

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