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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Jan 26, 2022

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On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists Andrew and guest co-host Amber Lovatos, RDH are joined by Matthew Standridge, DDS, FAGD to talk about orthodontics: what offices should be offering ortho, how clinicians should evaluate a patient and if TMJ arise because of ortho!


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Interview Starts: 04:57.832



Episode Highlights

  • Qualifiers of occlusion 
  • Fee structure 
  • Should all offices offer ortho
  • Ortho and TMJ
  • Cotton Roll detector 



“You expanded to the sub specialties out of necessity.” 


“Mechanically I didn’t mess up, diagnostically I messed up.” 


“It’s getting away from line item à la carte options.” 


“If you confuse your patients and your team it will not become a solid aspect of your practice.” 


“From a practicality standpoint all offices should offer ortho.” 


“Specialists exist to do special things, creating a class 1 malocclusion is no longer a special thing.”

“I think if the patient comes back with TMJ after ortho something was missed on the front end diagnostically.” 


“I’ve had TMJ get better with ortho or stay the same, but I’ve never had a patient get worse.” 


“A standard cotton roll is 36mm in length.” 



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