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clinical orthodontics // feature remove the brackets and send back the completed retainer so it's ready at the patient's debanding appointment. Since Dr. Waugh has a digital impression of the completed case on file, he can produce an unlimited number of retainers from the stored digital impression. In the event of a lost or damaged retainer, the patient can call and request a new retainer without needing an appointment for a new impression. As long as there has not been significant tooth movement, a new impression is not necessary. Dr. Waugh's staff members simply use his digital impression to create (or have the lab create) a new retainer that can either be shipped directly to the patient or picked up at the patient's convenience. Since most offices charge for replacement retainers, this increases the profitability on each retainer because there is no chair time required. As you can see, intraoral scanners aren't just for clear aligners. Incorporating digital impressions into the orthodontic practice means that you have a more standardized process that yields greater flexibility than ever before, such as appliance fabrication and record storage. n Comment on this article at Orthotown.com/magazine.aspx. Author Bio Matt Hendrickson is the U.S. orthodontic director for Carestream Dental, and has spent more than 25 years in the dental industry. Prior to joining Carestream Dental, Hendrickson founded and served as president of Integrated Dental Solutions, and held a variety of roles in dental practices. Ad Index Our advertisers make it possible for us to bring Orthotown to you free of charge. Almost all of the advertisers provide telephone numbers in their advertisements for your convenience and fast response. Our advertisers want to hear from you. PG # PG # ADVERTISER 007 051 003 019 005 017 IBC 049 015 011 021 013 033 72 ADVERTISER American Orthodontics Burleson Seminars Carestream Dental ClearCorrect, LLC Cloud9Ortho Dolphin Imaging and Management Solutions Focus Software G&H Orthodontics Great Lakes Orthodontics Henry Schein Orthodontics Imaging Sciences International Inc. New Horizons Software Orchestrate IFC 023 039, 041 009 055 037 BC 043 059 031 045 029 057 Ormco Corporation Ortho Classic Ortho2 OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. OrthodonticMarketing.net OrthoSynetics Planmeca, Inc. Precision Plier Service Preferred Market Solutions, LLC Sesame Communications Specialty Appliances, Inc. Ultradent Products, Inc. Ziegler Practice Transitions, Ltd. MAY 2015 // orthotown.com http://www.orthotown.com/Orthotown/Article.aspx?i=389&aid=5366 http://www.orthotown.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Orthotown May 2015

Orthotown.com Highlights
The Benefi ts of Treatment by Twelves
Your Orthodontic Business Funnel
Industry News
TADs Experience
Poll
Case Presentation: The Next Twelve
Large Arches, Small Teeth
New Products
Overhead: What Does it Mean to a Start-up Doctor?
A Winning Combination: Stainless-Steel Mini-Screws and CBCT Simulations
Orthodontic Marketing Automation: A Look Into the Future
The More We See, The More We Know
Three Key Solutions
A Leader Inside and Outside the Practice
From San Francisco to Orlando: A Look at AAO’s Upcoming Sessions
Use of Digital Impressions in Orthodontic Fabrication
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