From: Dr. Blair Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: nexus brackets
Has anyone used nexus brackets? They are the Forestadent version of the GAC Innovation bracket that has been ‘adopted’ by Ormco.
I currently use 50:50 Damon / Innovation, but if I could pool all with one company there might be serious financial benefits.
Dr Blair Adams
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 5:25 AM
Subject: Self-Ligation bracket options
Does anyone have any experience or advice on GAC InOvation R v Forastedent BioQuick vs American Ortho EmPower brackets?
I have been using inOvation for many years and have generally been happy with them. I am thinking of changing from InOvation for various reasons and see the other 2 as being very similar. EmPower have a fishtail-locking clip whereas BioQuick have a centrally-locking clip. Empower seems to be made of standard stainless steel, while BioQuick is advertised as nickel free with a chrome cobalt clip. Both brackets are passive to 16×22 but EmPower has the option of deeper slots buccally for reduced friction on sliding, while BioQuick has an auxiliary slot. I have not yet looked at cost but I imagine they would be competitive.
Has anyone any thoughts on one system versus the others?
From: Tim Dumore [mailto:Tim@DRDUMORE.COM]
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 6:00 PM
Subject: Three questions before I go home…
I have three questions- been meaning to post them for a while but never seem get around to it!
- For the past ~year, I have been using OrthoCAD, and now find that I have perhaps a thousand model boxes that I no longer need. They have dividers that allow you to fit four mounted casts, but you can get dividers that allow you fit six standard casts…all are a very attractive beige color… ?anyone need some boxes??
- My bracket of choice is Inovation R…like it a lot. For first molars, I typically bond, but find enough situations where I place bands. The challenge is that assistants can sometimes have a hard time placing an excellent steel tie, and I find myself wishing that GAC had a band with a self-ligating attachment. ?Am I the only person that has ever wished for a band with a self-ligating attachment?
- I am contemplating a bonus system for my team, but recently brought on an associate who is working one day per week, generally seeing his own patients, receiving a percentage of collections. His staff are paid by me and work for both of us. That said, how do you create a bonus system that fairly compensates the staff, while taking into account the productivity and compensation paid to an associate? I’m not sure my question is as clear as it might be, but time’s up- dinner time!
Thanks for your time and consideration…