We’ve all heard a team member say this, and it is one of my BIGGEST pet peeves! I used to get so frustrated by how often “little” things around the office would fail to get done – like turning a TV on/off, charging a camera battery, or even locking/unlocking the front door. Yet, when you asked the team members why it wasn’t done, they would say “it’s not my job.” By implementing a Responsibility List, you’ll never have to hear that again!
Nobody likes bands. Bands require seps, which can be challenging to place and cause pain/discomfort, they often impinge on the gingiva causing discomfort and bleeding, and they can come loose causing enamel decalcification. They also require a more skilled CA to fit and place. Read this blog to learn how to eliminate using bands on all 6’s and 7’s where an appliance is not being used!
Effective doctor-parent communication is a constant challenge. In the middle of a busy afternoon, it’s often impossible for the doctor to provide a personal update to every parent. So, instead, we try to relay that information through our CA’s. But, as we know all too well, things frequently get lost in translation. So, check out this easy way to accurately update a parent on their child’s progress at every visit!
Pre-adolescents are just as susceptible to bullying and teasing because of crooked teeth as adolescents. In fact, sometimes the younger kids are even more cruel to one another. One consistent goal of orthodontic treatment is to make our patients look and feel better about themselves. So why not achieve this during Phase I?