D AILY A T T H E A A O! ORTHO TRIBUNE The World’s Orthodontic Newspaper · U.S. Edition MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019 — Vol. 10, No. 3 www.dental-tribune.com EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS KEEPING YOU SAFE CHANGING THE BUSINESS MODEL Sleep disordered breathing is more common than previously thought. Here’s how you can help treat it. ” page 6 Why topsOrtho says you should put the safety of your digital assets and your passwords in its hands. ” page 8 Forget buying a cloud system. Now you can subscribe to one while still getting the same benefits. ” page 10 Don’t miss out No one has ever said being an orthodontist is a dull profes- sion, and with the whirlwind of activities that have been going on for the past few days, no one will say that about the AAO Annual Ses- sion either. No matter where you look, there are lectures and workshops to at- tend, networking opportunities to par- ticipate in and colleagues and friends to interact with. There are also aisles upon aisles to walk up and down in the exhibit hall, all of them filled with a variety of companies offering new products, educational pre- sentations or show specials. But how do you know where to start? A good place might be the Henry Schein Ortho booth (No. 1925), which has a full roster of speakers on tap. Starting at 11 a.m. today, you can listen to presentations on a variety of top- ” See MISS, page 4 Attendees head into the exhibit hall during the 2018 AAO Annual Session, held in Washington, D.C. You can find a variety of show specials and educational presentations in the exhibit hall this year. Photo/Ortho Tribune File Photo Congress passes AAO- and ADA-supported legislation to expand access to dental care Late last year, the AAO and eight other dental organizations joined together to contact U.S. Senate leaders in support of the Action for Dental Health Act of 2018 (S. 3016), which would expand access to dental care in underserved, rural and Na- tive American communities. The House of Representatives had previously passed the legislation by a vote of 387-13. For years, dentists and orthodontists have worked to improve access to oral health care for underserved Americans and have championed this patient- benefiting legislation. The Action for Dental Health Act sup- ports nationwide efforts to improve the dental health of underserved popula- tions and will promote programs that deliver care more easily to those without it, while bringing education and disease prevention to communities in need. ADA is pleased to see Congress prioritiz- ing legislation that will improve access to oral health care.” “This is a tremendous victory for den- tistry and patients everywhere,” said Jef- frey M. Cole, DDS, ADA president. “The Action for Dental Health initiative shows that our profession believes all Ameri- cans deserve good dental health. The This bipartisan legislation was intro- duced by Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) and Congressman Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), DMD. President Trump signed the Action for Dental Health Act into law on Dec. 11. Learn more at ADA.org/action.
6 E X H I BI TOR S Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2019 Incorporate pediatric sleep into your practice and gain the benefits By Ortho-Tain Staff Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children is a much more critical and common problem than what has been previously thought. SDB can manifest itself in a variety of symptoms that can be eas- ily overlooked, misdiagnosed and, most unfortunately, left untreated. The HealthyStart® system educates the orthodontic and dental community to identify the symptoms, understand the underlying root causes and create a treatment plan that both addresses breathing disorders and corrects the orthodontic conditions. Early intervention is critical when ad- dressing sleep issues. The optimal age for a HealthyStart patient is as soon as the problem is identified. Any age from 2 to 12 is best, depending on the individual patient. The first step in identifying SDB symp- toms is with the HealthyStart Sleep Questionnaire. HealthyStart requires a parent to assign a frequency number to symptoms apparent in their child, in- cluding: • Mouth breathing • Snoring • Talking in sleep • Tooth grinding • Difficulty listening • Allergic symptoms • Fidgeting with hands • Waking up at night • Restless sleep • ADHD • Excessive sweating while asleep • Bed wetting • Hyperactivity • Excessive daytime sleepiness • Nightmares or night terrors • Lack of focusing • Difficulty with school subjects • Falling asleep during the day • Headaches in the morning • Speech problems A recent study of 501 HealthyStart pa- tients from the ages of 2 to 19 found that nine out of 10 children display at least one symptom of SDB. Previous research found SDB occur- ring in only 1 to 3 percent of children from the ages of 5 to 13 years of age; how- ever, the findings of this study provide evidence that SDB is much more com- mon, affecting 90 percent of children. Training Professionals interested in gaining a greater understanding of SDB and how the HealthyStart System addresses the breathing, airway and orthodontic con- ditions can take advantage of the digital Photos/Provided by Ortho-Tain interactive learning platform. This plat- form is a six-session program. Each session includes a two-hour pre- sentation that can be completed over a one-week period. The session is fol- lowed by a study group meeting led by HealthyStart experts and providers. Ma- terials will be reviewed, questions will be answered, and discussion on imple- mentation of materials into the practice will take place. Treatment The HealthyStart System is a non- invasive, non-pharmaceutical, natu- ral form of treatment that uses a se- ries of specially designed appliances to promote proper breathing habits. The HealthyStart addresses mouth breath- ing, open-bite, crossbite, narrow palate, speech difficulties, and sucking and swallowing problems. The HealthyStart system uses the natural forces of erup- tion to guide incoming teeth so that nat- ural fiber bundles develop and anchor these newly erupted permanent teeth into a perfectly created occlusion. The resulting sequence for this case is typical: A sleep questionnaire is filled out by the parent, rating their child’s symptoms on a scale indicating the de- gree of risk. Finding an open-bite condi- tion usually represents occurrences of tongue thrusting, improper swallowing and mouth breathing. The Habit Corrector is introduced within the first of a three-appliance series, given to address the habits and breathing issues for a period of three months. The second appliance is issued when the first tooth is lost and is used only at Here in Los Angeles To learn more about the HealthyStart System, visit the HealthyStart booth, No. 1819, go online to www.thehealthystart.com, email info@thehealthy start.com or call (844) KID-HEALTHY. night to guide the incoming dentition and ensure proper habits. The third and final appliance is given as the laterals begin to erupt and continue to guide the incoming teeth into the cor- rect position. The natural eruptive forces expand the arches and allow more space for the tongue to be forward and out of the airway. Dr. Earl O. Bergersen, Ortho-Tain and HealthyStart founder, has taught and lec- tured throughout the world on growth and development research. In particular, Bergersen has done ex- tensive research on the use of skeletal age assessments of maturity in relation to facial and body growth and its influence on orthodontic treatment and retention timing. Below, he answers common questions about the HealthyStart system. How can the HealthyStart system be in- corporated into orthodontic treatment? The HealthyStart system can be used as a phase one plus treatment that incorpo- rates habitual correction as well as pro- moting growth and development while expanding arches. The earlier the better. Ideally, every child should have a com- prehensive exam by a HealthyStart pro- vider by the age of 2. HealthyStart dentists and their staff have received special training to ensure that the overall health and well-being of every child is carefully evaluated and taken into consideration when formulat- ing a treatment plan. How many children can benefit from the HealthyStart system? Research indicates the HealthyStart sys- tem addresses health issues in children, as well as straightening teeth without braces. There are nine out of 10 children who present with at least one or more outward symptoms of SDB. This repre- sents 40 million children in the United States alone. It is important to understand that 92.6 percent of children exhibiting out- ward symptoms do not self-correct, and 30 percent will worsen with age. HealthyStart looks at the root cause of these symptoms: compromised airways, narrow arches (which compromise the proper tongue position), mouth breath- ing, airway issues, poor habits, and im- proper growth and development.
8 E X H I BI TOR S Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2019 Keep your digital assets protected and your passwords secure with topsOrtho By Mark S. Sanchez, DDS, Founder, CEO and Chief Developer at tops Software Data protection. When one hears it, what comes to mind? It could be the protection and safeguarding of digital assets. In an orthodontics practice, this includes images, X-rays, patient information and the data needed for secure, day-to-day operations. Data protection could also include daily backup procedures and recovery. For today, let’s focus on a very significant data protection element — passwords and password management. We knew we wanted topsOrtho™ to be really safe and secure. Having multiple passwords for each employee and man- aging them decreases workflow inter- ruption. We knew then that we would engage a multitude of vendors to incor- porate in our practice management sys- tem. Names like invisalign®, suresmile®, Braces Academy, etc. At this moment, tops Software engages with more than 70 online services. As a result, most practitioners use short, easy-to-remember passwords that aren’t truly secure so that the staff can remember and type them. (We’re look- ing at you, password and 111111.) With topsOrtho’s Password Manage- ment, one can set long, random pass- words for every online account used within topsOrtho. Practice staff never needs to see those passwords nor re- member them or ever type them. In- stead, they simply use their regular topsOrtho password, and topsOrtho logs them into the services the practice ap- proved for them. Why such detail to password manage- ment? It’s because it’s too easy to have a security breach, resulting from use of nonsecure passwords and leading to a very expensive HIPAA violation. In fact, security is one of the many rea- sons I chose to develop topsOrtho as a 100 percent real Mac app, and the net re- sult is a smooth system that’s fast, easy and reliable. So while I’d welcome you to switch to topsOrtho, I also want you to keep your practice safe. Are you doing these steps below, to ensure some sense of data pro- tection? Install virus and malware protection Have something on your system that can be updated regularly to help stave off vi- ruses, malware and other malicious at- tacks. Use strong passwords and change them frequentlC Never write down a password. Never cre- ate a simple one. A hacker has programs Here in Los Angeles To learn more about topsOrtho and how it might be able to help your practice, stop by the booth, No. 1637. that can test hundreds to thousands of passwords quickly. Back up Cour data Simple yet highly effective task. Ensure that your data is properly backed up, and test the backup to ensure that your data can be recovered when you need it. While these would never be the end- all of data protection, it’s at least a start. Start a conversation with password secu- rity. Offer up password ideas that can be remembered but not have to be written down. It’s crucial to educate employees in security best practices and ensure they know how important their role is in securing practice data. AD
10 E X H I BI TOR S Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2019 Dolphin moves its cloud to SaaS model with Cloud Subscription By Matt Yamamoto, Director of Sales, Dolphin Dolphin’s reputation is marked by our eagerness to embrace new technologies and use them to develop cutting- edge solutions for our customers. Back in 2012, we were excited to introduce Dolphin Cloud Sessions — joining the call of “cloud computing” and leading orthodontics into the newest trend. In this same spirit, and to better serve the needs and preferences of our cus- tomers, we are now happy to announce a new SaaS (software as a service) model for our cloud product. We are calling it Cloud Subscription, which essentially means that customers can “subscribe” to the software rather than “buy” it. Dolphin Subscription will be offered in two three-tiered packages to accom- modate the different needs and size of a practice. Customers will have the choice of an Imaging and Imaging & Manage- ment package. All updates, backups and support are included in the subscription price, with plans starting at $180 per month. Here are some frequently asked ques- tions about the service. Tell me again what Dolphin Cloud is? Cloud Subscription lets you enjoy full- featured Dolphin Imaging and Man- agement programs in the cloud. It eliminates the need for a local server to handle your Dolphin database, thereby eliminating costly server purchases and the fees associated with configuration and maintenance. We automatically update your soft- ware and perform the necessary, regular data backups. You run the latest version of Dolphin software, every time. And, Cloud Subscription seamlessly supports multiple offices. Sounds cool. How does it do all that? Cloud Subscription utilizes industry- standard technologies such as remote desktop connection, remote apps and virtual workstations. An appropriate combination of these technologies is used to create a virtual server environ- ment to deliver the Dolphin software and data to your practice. Will mC data be secure? Cloud Subscription is hosted in an “SSAE-16 Type II certified” hosting facil- ity, which adheres to all the latest securi- ty and network requirements for profes- Illustration/Provided by Dolphin sional hosting of data and applications. The Type II Certification measures and evaluates security over time. OK, OK. What does ‘Cloud computing’ mean anCwaC? Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and pro- cess data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. What are the compatible devices of Dolphin Cloud Subscription? You can connect to Dolphin Cloud Sub- scription using most desktop and mo- bile devices, including: Got more questions? • Windows PCs • Macs • smartphones (iOS and Android) • tablets (such as iPads and even the Microsoft Surface) Finally, Dolphin Cloud Subscription is backed by the same solid team that has spent more than 30 years developing and supporting software solutions for the dental specialty industry. Added stability is provided by Patter- son Dental, the organization that owns Dolphin, and a company with 140-year history serving the dental community. Contact Matt Yamamoto, at left, Director of Sales, Dolphin, at (800) 548-7241 or visit www. dolphinimaging.com/ cloud. Here in Los Angeles To learn even more about the new Dolphin Sub- scription, stop by the booth, No. 1025.