The Melina Project – A Clinical Overview

14-SPEC-012, Melina's TreatmFB DOur team was excited to help Melina begin her smile journey.  Melina’s first visit was the result of a careful and deliberate investigative process in understanding her etiologic factors and subsequently determining her diagnosis and treatment plan options (a normal process among all orthodontists).  As we often tell parents, a thorough understanding of why we are seeing what we are seeing helps us determine the answers for stable and predictable treatment.

Over the course of the next two years, we will combine our diagnostic findings along with Melina’s treatment to create a journey of information, dialogue, and smiles.  Orthodontics enjoys the analysis of 3 planes of space, and our Facebook post of Melina’s first treatment appointment will focus on her transverse dimension and the TAD-supported expander she received.  More detailed information on how we diagnosis the transverse dimension is available when Dr. Tamburrino lectures on February 20, 2015 at Dentsply GAC’s Orthodontic World Congress . Continue reading The Melina Project – A Clinical Overview

From Canine to K9

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It’s not often that a news crew shows up to cover a simple Class I correction. But then Dr. Don Beebe is used to receiving animated responses when he tells people he does orthodontics on dogs.

In the 2011 case, a local Colorado news crew was doing a “human interest” story on the orthodontic treatment that he was performing on a seven month old Sheltie. It wasn’t a particularly challenging case, the patient had a deciduous tooth that failed to fully erupt, causing a mesioversion of one of the lower canines. But it did give Dr. Beebe the opportunity to educate the general public about the evolving field of animal orthodontics while dispelling one of its most persistent myths. Continue reading From Canine to K9

BracketEars: A family business with a charitable bent

Janene Holzberg 

For The Baltimore Sun

September 2, 2014 | 5:47 p.m.

Dr. Casey Crafton, co-owner of Crafton Dental with his wife Dr. Lisa Crafton (not pictured) here with his children. (Nate Pesce/Baltimore Sun Media Group/July 30, 2014)
Dr. Casey Crafton, co-owner of Crafton Dental with his wife Dr. Lisa Crafton (not pictured) here with his children. (Nate Pesce/Baltimore Sun Media Group/July 30, 2014)

What if braces were considered fashionable and could actually boost a patient’s self-esteem?

That was the question on the minds of the daughters of a Columbia pediatric dentist when they hit upon the idea of Bracket Ears — earrings made from oversized, surgical steel brackets that come with colorful bands to match with your braces. Continue reading BracketEars: A family business with a charitable bent

2015 Orthodontic World Congress

Here’s your quick source for all the speakers and events!14-SPEC-012, OWC AMSThis year’s meeting will feature sessions on a range of topics from Contagious Marketing to Contemporary Transverse Diagnosis. The conference will include notable speakers, workshops tailored for orthodontists and staff, group discussions, and a half day tactical session on implementation of practice differentiators for your staff.

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