“The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” ~ Josh Kauffman
As mentioned in the previous blog post, and in the spirit of my intention to position The Orthodontic Notefile as an Orthodontic Success Philosophy blog, I’m honored to be starting the blog posts this month with an interview I’ve had both the pleasure and honor to be asked to do by fellow Orthodontist/Blogger colleague Dr. Alexandre Veiga Jardim from Brazil, for his orthodontic blog Ortodontia Descomplicada .
Continue reading “Keys to Orthodontic Excellence :: An Interview on “Ortodontia Descomplicada” Blog” →
Learning is not compulsory, but neither is survival.
~ W. Edwards Demi
Another year has passed, and it is time to reflect back on The Orthodontic Notefile’s top posts of 2016. These are the most informative and influential blog posts that made the biggest difference for the readers of The Orthodontic Notefile, in its third year of existence!
Take a look and get started on making 2017 your – and hopefully this blog’s – best year yet!
Continue reading “The Orthodontic Notefile’s Top Posts of 2016” →
As part of my philosophy of getting readers of The Orthodontic Notefile engaged first-hand in choosing which topics they would like to read more often on the blog, I’m holding this poll for our readers in order to have a better sense of what many of you may prefer in that regard.
I’d highly appreciate it if you would please take one minute to answer the poll below and share it online wherever you may feel is appropriate, and help The Orthodontic Notefile get better and better.
Continue reading “Your Opinion Matters.” →
A Guest Blog Post by Dr. Alexandre da Veiga Jardim, DDS; Clinical Professor at Universidade Paulista – Goiânia, Brazil.
As part of a series of guest blog posts by various orthodontic colleagues from around the world, I’m grateful today to my colleague Dr. Alexandre da Veiga Jardim from Brazil, for taking the time to share with us here at The Orthodontic Notefile, his thoughts and personal views on a very important and current topic; Evidence-based Orthodontics. I’ll leave you to read his guest post below.
“Science doesn’t exist to be admired, but to be questioned”
Continue reading “Are You an Evidence-based Orthodontist?” →
“Checklists turn out.. to be among the basic tools of the quality and productivity revolution in aviation, engineering, construction – in virtually every field combining high risk and complexity. Checklists seem lowly and simplistic, but they help fill in for the gaps in our brains and between our brains.” – Atul Gawande
, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
In a previous blog post last year, I talked about what I believe to be an important driver for clinical excellence; the use of systematized checklists. In that post, I highlighted the main idea behind checklists and how they can help in the systematic and consistent application of clinical workflows in a precise and reproducible manner, ultimately increasing clinical efficiency and improving the quality of patient care.
That post generated many requests and inquiries from colleagues around the world asking for a follow-up post with further examples of checklists. In today’s blog post, I would like to introduce a few more checklist examples I personally implement in my practice for different parts of my clinical workflow, while explaining my rationale behind them.
Continue reading “Checklists in Clinical Practice; Revisited” →
A Guest Blog Post by Prof. Arnold J. Malerman DDS; Clinical Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania.
“The difference between a good Orthodontist and a great Orthodontist is attention to detail.” ~ Brainerd F. Swain, DDS
Today marks the start of an interesting series of Guest Blog Posts by prominent figures and authorities in the orthodontic community from around the world, who have graciously agreed to share their personal viewpoints regarding some important issues related to the orthodontic profession, here on The Orthodontic Notefile. The aim of these guest blog posts is to raise awareness and start a wider discussion of varying points of view regarding many debatable issues facing the orthodontic profession today, therefore your participation in the discussion in the comments section below is highly encouraged and welcome.
In the first of these guest posts, Professor Arnold J. Malerman; Clinical Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, shares with us his personal opinion regarding what he believes to be three major issues facing orthodontists in the 21st century.
Continue reading “The Disappearance of Excellence: One Orthodontist’s Opinion.” →
In this post, I would like to share my brief opinion regarding what I view as the dilemma of choice between true mastery versus the trend of relentless adoption of new technologies in Orthodontics and Dentistry in general.
“Plowing through complexities without first mastering the basics is a trap even the most intelligent can fall into. “
Continue reading “To Master or Not to Master?.. That is the Dilemma!” →
In my first blog post in 2016, I will be presenting a brief case report demonstrating the effectiveness of the proper use of a passive self-ligating system (Damon Q) in camouflage treatment of an adult with a malocclusion of considerable skeletal discrepancy, namely; Class III malocclusion in this particular case.
Continue reading “Class III Malocclusion Camouflage using the Damon Q Self-ligating System :: A Summary Case Report” →