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under five years in Scottsdale, I personally
was responsible for just under $100,000
of cash raised for these groups and almost
$200,000 of services donated.
When we jointly attend the schools or
other external events, Robert and his team
focus on brushing, flossing and regular

checkups. When we're set up side by side,
we focus on oral habits, airway and sleeping.
Also, we encourage the ADA and AAO
recommendation of the first dental visit at
age 2 and the first orthodontic visit at age 7.

Practice ownership isn't new to you.
Prior to settling down in Scottsdale,
you owned a practice in Tucson, which
you sold over five years ago. What, if
anything, would you say has changed
in practice ownership between now
and then? What about orthodontics as
a profession?
I'm sure that most of the readers will agree
that it's every man and woman for him- or
herself. I'm not criticizing, just stating the
obvious! Almost every new practice that opens
does all phases of dentistry. I've rented from

TOP 5 PRODUCTS
1. i-Cat cone beam X-ray machine with Anatomage software.

4. Ortho2 Edge practice management software. When I decided

When we decided to join forces and create an orthodontic-
pedodontic partnership, the first large purchase was an i-Cat.
This machine allows great visualization of the volumes that we need
to be aware of. The ease of use and the software make quick viewing
and sharing with patients and family a breeze.

years ago to open offices in the Phoenix and Tucson area, Edge
was the logical choice because it has an easy-to-use interface and
you can operate out of multiple offices with multiple providers.
Integration with images, letters and videos for patient education
makes this technology cutting-edge in many respects. The new
specialist module will certainly help the integration of our two
practices, making the patient and staff experience pleasant.
5. Carriere Class 2 and Class 3 correction devices. The Carriere
skeletal corrective devices make correction of skeletal imbalance
simple and understandable. With patient cooperation, these simple
and elegant devices create a Class 1 platform early in treatment,
allowing us to move to alignment of teeth within the first three
to six months. While Class 2 correction is quite predictable with
these appliances, the Class 3 correction is most dramatic. Patient
cooperation and reception is excellent, and ease of use is a strong
point.

2. Great Lakes MiniStar pressure-forming retainer machine.
This durable, easy-to-use machine has easily returned thousands
of percent on invested equity. With the MiniStar, we can make one
quick retainer or create a workflow of many dozens. In addition,
mouthguards and bleaching trays can be created.
3. Pitts 21 self-ligating brackets. I've used many self-ligating
brackets over the years, and my early experience with the Pitts
21 appliance is very favorable. The archwires and archform fit my
theory of "face-first orthodontics," and the accompanying product
supports the basic appliance very well. In addition, the OC company
provides excellent support with products that enhance the basic
Pitts aesthetic philosophy.

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