What I should have done five years ago

Dr. Robert Mongrain says that during these challenging times, the best way to grow is to provide more services for those patients who already trust you. In this article, he tells you how Invisalign has impacted his practice in such a positive way.

By Robert Mongrain, DMD

I want you to understand that this is not an article about regrets, but rather about surprise and satisfaction. This has had such an impact on my life and in my practice that I want to share it with you.

One of the many new things I have learned on my dental journey is this: Small changes can have big results. So start today, do something small — or perhaps big — that will have positive results in your practice. Small beginnings are not to be despised.

Invisalign

Approximately nine years ago, I was first certified in Invisalign. It was a good technology at the time, but after a few cases I chose to quit. Then, last summer I realized I was missing a great opportunity. I attended a course to recertify, and I have to say, Wow! Invisalign has changed so much over the last nine years!

Especially with the recent launch of G4, the capabilities of Invisalign therapy have expanded significantly. In addition, the educational support and community have expanded by light-years. With all the in-person, advanced training, hundreds of hours of online education, and teleconferences available, there is no reason why dentists who are so inclined could not include many Invisalign cases in their practices.

During these challenging times, the best way to grow is to provide more services for those patients who already trust you. There are many reasons our patients’ health would be improved with properly positioned teeth, but many will not agree to traditional orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is for them.

Author bio
Robert Mongrain, DMD, is a 1979 graduate of the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. He currently has a private practice in Tulsa, Okla. Dr. Mongrain speaks internationally on restorative dentistry, preventive dentistry, technology, and jaw joint and concussion protection in sports. He may be reached at Mongrain@TulsaDentistry.com or (918) 250-9528.

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