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Alan is joined by orthodontist Dr. Tyler Rathburn to talk about the state of orthodontics in 2023 as well has the new workshop that he'll be teaching at Spear Education! This wide ranging conversation covered a lot of ground. Some of the highlights:

  • Growing up in an orthodontic office
  • The orthodontist that had ortho as a kid
  • Dentists having ortho on themselves...more knowledge = more treatment
  • How Tyler became Spear Education faculty (there is a CerecDoctors connection!)
  •  As expected, the Spear ortho curriculum focuses a LOT on diagnosis and treatment planning as well as aligners
  • Both workshops will incorporate hands on!
  • Who should be taking this course?
  • Learning orthodontic case selection
  • Specialists feeling protective vs. generalists biting off more than they can chew
  • "Don't be the dentist that only calls their orthodontist when they're in trouble."
  • Aligners have been pushed by marketing and technology...we need knowledge driving treatment
  • Are aligners overused?
  • Aligners and compliance
  • "12 year old boys are dirtbags."
  • Materials changes are going to make aligners even more useful
  • Appliance selection is always last
  • Aligners are a tool in the box, not the end of of orthodontic therapies
  • Orthodontists and airway...a challenge moving forward
  • Treating faces and skeletons vs. "just moving teeth"

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