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Dr. O'Neil Teaches Course on Strategy for Orthodontic Residents

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Dr. O'Neil teaching a course on strategy for the orthodontic residents at The University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt University. (April, 2016) Dr. O'Neil has served on the faculties of five universities and has spoken to dental and orthodontic groups throughout North America, Australia, and Japan. His articles have appeared in Dental Economics, The Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, and The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. O'Neil is a nationwide recipient of the Pegasus Award for Creativity from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He is also an adviser to the Torrance Center for Creativity at...

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Get more new patients in the door - and on to treatment starts

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Jump start your new patient exams and treatment starts with referral aids and exam summaries from O'Neil Practice Resources. Referral Aids help you get more new patients. Laminated referral aids like our Hygienist's Guide to Orthodontics, Interceptive Referral Aid, and Orthodontic Quick Check, are designed to stay in the operatories of referring professionals. They make it easy for dentists and hygienists to discuss the need for orthodontics. And, because we personalize referral aids, your practice name and contact information is right in front of them when they are talking with patients and parents. Our referral aids also make a great lunch-and-learn...

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10 Advantages of Daily Reinforcement

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Does your practice encounter any of the following? retainers thrown away in trash loose brackets decalcification, decay and inflammation treatment time overruns  un-turning expander screws extensive repairs elastics on the wrong teeth O'Neil Practice Resources On-the-Mirror Guides and ElasticCards are powerful tools to help tackle compliance challenges like these.  When they see compliance information on the bathroom mirror every day, patients will be reminded of the important role they play in the success of their orthodontic treatment. Healthier teeth and gingiva Fewer productivity-draining repair appointments Less patient/parent disappointment Better dentist/hygienist relationships Fewer orthodontic “emergencies” More on-time finishing Elastics instructions that are with the patient at...

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See you at the AAO in Orlando!

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  We'll be at the AAO 2016 Annual Session, April 29th through May 3rd, in sunny Orlando, Florida. If you're attending, please make sure to stop by our booth #1804 at the Orange County Convention Center. We're excited to see old friends and meet new ones! We can discuss how O'Neil Practice Resources can help you grow and strengthen your practice. Canadian and International Customers, Save on shipping and pick up your next order while you're at our booth!  Special offer for our Canadian and International Customers. If you're going to attend the AAO, you could pick up your next order right at our booth...

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Why do we recommend cleaning invisible aligners with liquid dish soap?

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On our newest On-The-Mirror Guide, Invisible Aligner Care & Cautions™, we recommend keeping aligners clean by "thoroughly brushing once a day with dish liquid" for several reasons: Dish soap is non-abrasive. Many toothpastes contain abrasive ingredients for stain removal and whitening that are too harsh for aligners. Just like with eyeglasses, scratches make the material opaque. Dish soap is inexpensive. Since it works just as well as products specifically meant for clear aligners, why not use it? A plus is that some versions have antimicrobial properties. Dish soap is convenient. Recommending a product that people already have around the house helps make compliance that much easier. ...

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