DENTSPLY GAC Announces Recipients of the 2016 Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award

Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award

The Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award program is sponsored by DENTSPLY GAC and was established by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in 2004. This award offers an opportunity to graduate students/residents to present clinical science and basic science research using narrative material and a poster board. The award program was held at the 2016 American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session in Orlando, FL on April 30, 2016. This year’s recipients are: Continue reading DENTSPLY GAC Announces Recipients of the 2016 Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award

Do You Have a Laser Yet? It’s Time to Get One!

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Author: Dr. Jerry Clark

Have you ever completed treatment and ended up with a “gummy” smile? Have you ever waited and waited and waited for a canine to erupt so you can bracket the tooth and move forward with treatment? Have you ever completed treatment, had the teeth aligned perfectly, only to find that the gingival heights of some of the maxillary anterior teeth are at levels thus adversely affecting the esthetics of your patient’s smile? Have you ever tried to band a second molar and had an operculum obstructing your ability to band the tooth? Have you ever had a patient with poor oral hygiene that presents with inflamed hypertrophic gingival tissues that are growing over the patient’s brackets? These are just a few of the problems that can be easily and painlessly eliminated by using a soft tissue diode laser. Today, for the orthodontist who desires to provide the finest treatment for their patients, a soft tissue laser is an affordable must for your practice. They are easy to use and the positive effect you can have on your patient’s orthodontic treatment results are too significant to ignore. Continue reading Do You Have a Laser Yet? It’s Time to Get One!