Gaming The System

GTS-Image1What’s the Best Way to Support the Future of Orthodontics?

[   ] Make Learning Fun

[   ] Give Professors Advanced Teaching Tools

[   ] Game the System

[X] All of the Above

If you’ve spent any time around the millennials—something everyone in orthodontics has done—there’s no doubt you’ve noticed the unique way these  newly-minted adults connect with the world. The less effort it takes them to communicate a thought, the better it is. This communicational Darwinism penalizes the loquacious while rewarding those who get  STR8-2-IT. But it’s not just their wording that’s evolving. Clinical studies now confirm the attention span of millennials has also decreased. Whether this is a profound societal trend, or you know, whatever, isn’t particularly relevant, orthodontically speaking. What is relevant is whether the current orthodontic educational model can keep this next generation engaged. With the release of “InQuizIt” and “Bracketology”, the Clinical Alliance for Research and Education (GCARE) is attempting to teach them the same way you reach them – via interactive media. Continue reading Gaming The System

RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT – Dr. Robert Geiman

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Speaking the Universal Language with Dr. Robert Geiman

Orthodontics is a unique occupation, requiring both the left (logical) and right (creative) sides of the brain to work in harmony in achieving a solution. While it’s impossible to calculate which side does more, it’s hard to deny the creative side of the equation gets far more attention. Orthodontists are frequently called ‘a genuine artist’ or ‘a creative genius’. But when was the last time anyone heard an orthodontist referred to as ‘a true logician’? But that might be changing. When Dr. Robert Geiman enters the profession, the logical side of the equation may have finally found a champion. Continue reading RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT – Dr. Robert Geiman