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The MKS Forum 2018, Benefitting Smile for a Lifetime!
Smile for a Lifetime

Smile for a Lifetime Foundation recruits orthodontists across North America to provide free braces to children in need. Our mission is to, “Create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in a dramatic way.” through the gift of a smile. We are changing lives one smile at a time! 50% of the net proceeds from The MKS Forum will go to support Smile for a Lifetime in its mission to provide free orthodontic treatment to under-served kids throughout North America.

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THE MKS FORUM 2018

MedMark’s dental publication brands represent a unique understanding of the niche dental industry, evolving trends, and proven in-chair techniques. Endodontic Practice US, Implant Practice US, Orthodontic Practice US, and award-winning Dental Sleep Practice, provide an enormous range of clinical and custom content including: industry-leading articles, practice management, practice profiles, continuing education opportunities, and emerging technology articles, written by world-renowned specialists and general dentists.

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MAJOR UNDERWRITER
THE MKS FORUM 2018

Sell All or Part of Your Practice at Today’s High Valuations | Your practice may be worth more than you think, but you may not want to sell all of it just yet. Buyers are paying record prices today for larger orthodontic practices, but most of our clients are not ready to retire. In fact, the average age of our clients is well under 50. They want to take some cash off the table, secure their future, and grow more, but not retire. | Doctors get millions in cash up front AND monthly profit distributions for their retained ownership, and best of all, they have a new partner to fund growth with no risk! The growth you create with your partner’s capital directly increases the value and cash flow of your retained ownership.

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OUR SPONSORS

The MKS Forum 2018
Morgan Stanley

Chris Graham is a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager with Morgan Stanley based in Dallas, Texas. He spent 15 years on Wall Street as investment advisor to some of the largest and sophisticated institutional money managers in the world. He now leverages his experience on behalf of private clients to provide a family office like approach of applying business principles to personal wealth. Working closely with client legal and tax advisors, he helps address all aspects of a client’s plan – from estate planning and tax strategies, retirement, education and philanthropic planning.

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Reliance Orthodontic Products

For over three decades, Reliance Orthodontic Products Inc. has served our profession with innovative quality bonding adhesives, sealants, and conditioners that are industry benchmarks.  Our service and professional technical support are second to none. Reliance – a passion for bonding innovation and excellence

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OrthoSynetics’

OrthoSynetics’ services help orthodontic practices drive more patients to the door and operate efficiently. Business experts develop marketing and operational plans based on each doctor’s individual goals. With OrthoSynetics, orthodontists can save time, save money and increase profits with marketing, purchasing, consulting, human resources and business support services.

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Carestream

Carestream Dental is committed to helping you run the most successful orthodontic practice possible. Orthodontic-specific workflow is built into our industry-leading solutions to maximize office efficiency. Our line of digital impression, digital radiograph, 3D imaging and OrthoTrac Management Software systems will help you communicate with your patients and deliver ideal treatment.

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align

Align Technology is a global medical device company with industry-leading innovative products such as Invisalign clear aligners, iTero Intraoral scanners, and OrthoCAD digital services that help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.  The Invisalign system and iTero Intraoral scanning system and OrthoCAD® digital services are available to general practitioner dentists (GP dentists), orthodontists, and other dental specialists. Align Technology provides training, clinical education programs, and the tools needed for orthodontists or GP dentists to adopt its innovative technology and offer the treatment options in their practices.

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OrthoBanc Professional Payment Management provides ACH and Credit Card Payment options.  We completely manage your accounts including all patient contact about failed transactions.  Additional OrthoBanc services include Credit Recommendations, Credit Bureau Reporting, and our newest service AccepTx Pro: Treatment and Fee Presentation tool! Call 888-758-0585 to learn more and schedule a demo.

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Ortho Fi

OrthoFi is a software and service solution designed to increase your starts and streamline your processes. Our end-to-end flow streamlines onboarding, stimulates conversions, and takes on both insurance and patient processing and collections. A proven solution delivering dynamic growth, balanced cash flow and risk, and smoother operations with insightful metrics.

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MAO - Mid Atlantic Ortho

MidAtlantic Ortho continues to grow as an established industry leader with over 20 years of service to the Orthodontic specialty. We manufacture and distribute a full line of quality products including, metal and aesthetic brackets, molar bands, buccal tubes, wires, elastomerics and instruments.   Among this offering are unique product brands such as our “Capsule” aligner case, Plier Brite cleaner and renowned instrument repair services. MidAtlantic’s commitment to quality products and responsive customer service consistently provide an overall better value to your practice.   It is this culture of excellence that has further strengthened our relationships with Orthodontic specialists and opinion leaders throughout the country.

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Specialty Appliances has been a leading full service orthodontic laboratory since 1981. Specialty’s innovative focus has led to many appliance inventions and laboratory technology advancements. Today they are recognized as the most advanced and experienced digital orthodontic laboratory. Call Specialty Appliances if you value appliance quality, fit, and timely delivery.

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ORTHO 2

Ortho2 Edge Cloud delivers premium practice management, imaging, and communication solutions. Edge Cloud features truly optimized, private Cloud Computing, comprehensive management, imaging, patient reminders, education animations, morphing, cephalometric tracing, doctor and patient apps, a pediatric dentistry module, and more. Ortho2 is a leader in orthodontic practice management solutions for orthodontists.

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Cloud9Ortho was built from the ground up as a “true cloud” product. We did not take a legacy software and try to morph it into the cloud. We work extremely hard to make sure you take advantage of all the benefits of cloud computing. Make sure you are comparing apples to apples when talking to other vendors about the cloud!

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Practice Genius

We leverage proprietary technology platforms on behalf of the practices we represent to provide a more memorable, tailored, efficient and profitable patient experience. Our product suite is highly customized and enables our customers to offer a premier level of patient interaction. Practices look to us for total program solutions from marketing strategy to implementation. Simply said, we do the work. You get results.

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OrthoChats

OrthoChats offers professionally managed live chat exclusively for orthodontists. We help increase web conversions by engaging potential patients already surfing your site. We are the only chat agency on the planet to offer this service exclusively for orthodontists, with in-house, college educated, grammar and spelling certified orthodontic trained Smile Specialists.

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Benco Dental

Benco Dental, headquartered in Pittston, Pennsylvania, is the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting and equipment services in the United States. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to “deliver success, smile after smile.”

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BirdEye

Birdeye helps you get valuable reviews on Google, Facebook, Healthgrades, etc while allowing you to monitor, manage and amplify your online reputation through our automated platform. We aggregate reviews from 100+ sites, generate new reviews, help manage negative reviews, and automatically distribute best reviews to social media, search engines, and 50+ consumer sites. End result — more word-of-mouth referrals and repeat patients.

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Banyan, formerly Social Dental, is a social media marketing SaaS company that created the only HIPAA-compliant patient photo and review sharing app and provides integrated websites and social advertising services. The app helps practices celebrate successful patient outcomes by posting HIPAA-compliant patient photos and reviews at the point of treatment.

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NEOLab is your full-service orthodontic lab, and the current leader in digital workflow. With personalized customer service, seamless intraoral scanner integration and 40 years of quality craftsmanship, NEOLab sets the bar for progressive orthodontic laboratories.

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DDS Multimedia provides dental practices with marketing techniques that turn the web into an advantage for their practices. We focus our website design and marketing efforts solely on the dental industry, and have developed proven campaigns that improve your patients’ experience, and increase your practice’s bottom line.

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Keeping track of data can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Gaidge is an easy-to-use analysis framework that simplifies data collection and interpretation, giving you the information needed to grow your business. Over 700 doctors across 1000 locations nationwide count on this system each day, making Gaidge the go-to analytics solution for the orthodontic industry. Over the past five years, Gaidge has perfected the art of business analytics, leaving you with real numbers, simple solutions, and a more profitable practice.

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Renew Digital distributes certified pre-owned panoramic X-ray and cone beam equipment to orthodontists throughout the United States. The company’s low, one-price guarantee includes installation, training and a comprehensive warranty, enabling dental professionals to deliver superior patient care, more affordably. Call 888-246-5611 or visit renewdigital.com to learn more.

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365 Printing

365 Printing, based in Atlanta, GA, distributes 3D dental printers to orthodontists. The company’s focus on dental professionals and consultative clinical approach allows them to deliver unparalleled custom service for a faster return on investment. Call 888-603-9140 or visit 365printing.com to learn more.

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LED Apteryx

LED Dental | Apteryx is a dental imaging technology provider that has been focused on delivering state-of-the-art imaging software and systems for over 20 years. With a dedication to white-glove service, LED Dental | Apteryx places an emphasis on delivering next-generation imaging systems combined with an exceptional customer experience.

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Henry Schein® Orthodontics™ (HSO) is the Orthodontic Specialty Division of Henry Schein. We believe that relationships matter and every customer is important. This is why we are dedicated to the success of the clinician’s business by helping you provide your patients with excellent treatment results. Know that you can “Rely on Us.”

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Dolphin provides high-quality 2D/3D imaging, diagnostic, practice management, case presentation, and patient education software for orthodontists worldwide. Dolphin products tightly integrate with digital x-ray units, CBCT systems, telephonic solutions and Web-enabled applications, and are compatible with the latest operating systems. Mobile and Cloud solutions are available. Backed with 24/7 technical support.

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AAO

It’s not uncommon for an orthodontist to be the target of a malpractice claim. That’s why Pearl Insurance and the American Association of Orthodontists Insurance Company (AAOIC) are working together to effectively protect each policyholder. AAOIC’s malpractice insurance is the most popular of its kind in the United States. Many AAO members consider it the greatest single benefit of membership.

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Crystal Clear is the industry leader in providing world-class software, marketing and consulting solutions for the modern medical practice. We offer the industry’s finest opportunity management software, 100% customized digital marketing services and expert consulting for maximum practice growth. Call 888-611-8279 today and learn how our all-inclusive system can help you FIND, SERVE and KEEP more patients profitably.

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kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope – Stunning Digital Marketing for Your Reception Area

  • Initial customization for no charge ($1200 value) includes over 300 layouts
  • All of your practice is featured
  • 50 professionally-designed layouts change every month
  • 70 scheduled seasonal/holiday layouts change throughout the year
  • Parents prefer Kaleidoscope – soothing flow of information captures  attention

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Komet USA is the orthodontist office source for the world’s best dental rotary instruments. Building on 90 years of tradition, innovation and excellence, Komet USA brings unmatched quality and value to dental offices and laboratories. We are committed to excellence to maintain and nurture our heritage of high quality.

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AcceleDent® Optima™ is the first and only orthodontic device that directly connects patients and practices with monitoring, direct messaging and rewards. AcceleDent drives predictable outcomes with patented SoftPulse Technology® demonstrated to speed up bone remodeling. The pulsating forces like those AcceleDent produces are clinically shown to stimulate cellular activity in orthodontic treatment.

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The mission of Legally Mine is to empower members of the healthcare and business communities with knowledge and tools to protect their assets from lawsuits, legitimately reduce their tax liability, and cultivate an environment wherein they can thrive financially.

Legally Mine is a full-service legal structuring business that provides documents, service, implementation, and support for the asset protection, and tax reduction needs of each of our clients.

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For 50+ years, Ormco has partnered with the orthodontic community to manufacture innovative products and solutions that enhance the lives of our customers and their patients. From personalized service to worldwide continuing education programs and marketing support, Ormco is committed to helping orthodontists achieve their clinical and practice management objectives.

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Lighthouse 360 is an award-winning platform that helps dental professionals maximize patient visits through automated communications.

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Boyd

Boyd Industries is a market leader in the design and manufacture of specialty dental and medical operatory equipment. Our products include a full line of dental exam, treatment and surgical chairs, dental delivery systems, LED exam and surgical lighting, custom sterilization and storage cabinetry, doctor and assistant setting and video game consoles.

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Dental Monitoring is the first web-based monitoring solution in orthodontics. We formed a team of orthodontists and engineers, committed to empowering orthodontists with solid, continuous analytics and promoting closer cooperation with patients. With headquarters in Europe and a global network of partners, we deliver our technology and innovation worldwide.

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ForestaDent

Forestadent USA is a leading manufacturer of orthodontic products, including our new BioQuick Self-Ligating Brackets, QuicKlear SL brackets, 2D Lingual Brackets, Mini Sprint & Micro Sprint twin brackets, Forestadent GLAM aesthetic twin brackets, bands, buccal tubes, laboratory products and expansion screws, Bio Series Archwires including the new BioCosmetic, acrylic material, instruments, Easy Fit Jumper appliance, wires, elastic products, adhesives, and auxiliary products. The company also provides nickel-free materials and latex-free plastic products.

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With Embrace your Practice Consulting Services, LLC, we can train each department in your office to enhance your customer service. We will instruct your staff on business and management methods that are necessary to improve practice revenue and office efficiency. We have extensive knowledge and experience to work with each unique dental or orthodontic practice to offer a customized plan that will fit your needs.

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RMO: Rocky Mountain Orthodontics

Since 1933, Rocky Mountain Orthodontics (RMO) has been on the forefront of orthodontic innovation and continuous improvement in the industry. With a versatile product line that includes everything from early treatment to fixed appliances, RMO is your one-stop-shop for quality, U.S. manufactured products you can depend on!

weave

Weave will help you elevate your patient communication without forgetting the basics. Yes, we give you advanced texting, automated reminders and recalls, reviews, etc., but we also give you an unparalleled, smart solution for your office phones by connecting them to our platform and your practice management software.

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EasyRX is universal lab prescription software for orthodontic practices and labs. EasyRx was developed to help practices and labs better manage the entire lab prescription process, helping practices transition to a complete digital workflow.

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cwa

CWA supports the growth of more than 1,600 dentists and dental practices. It combines sound accounting practices, proactive tax planning and solid money growth strategies to help you and your business meet its full potential. Since 1984, CWA has been guiding dentists nationwide to reach their financial goals.

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The most intuitive practice management software in the industry native to Mac, PC and Cloud. Providing clinically advanced Imaging, Ceph Tracing and Analysis Software for accurate and reliable ceph tracings while maintaining seamless integration with Practice Management Systems.Wave was designed, developed and proven inside top ortho practices around the world.

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Rooster Grin

Rooster Grin Media is a boutique online marketing firm that was founded on the concept that we can be an online competitive advantage for our Doctors. Our goal is to facilitate better communications between our clients and their patients by promoting your brand, creating deeper relationships between you and your patients, and locating new patients. Our core services include Web Design, Web Hosting, Google AdWords, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

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Medidenta has over 75 years of helping Dentists provide the best care for their patients with products that solve problems. The Air-Free-Handpiece is a perfect example for Orthodontics. The Air-Free vents at the supply end which eliminates air sensitivity and discomfort to teeth during de-bonding, resulting in a pain-free procedure.

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3shape

3Shape is changing dentistry together with dental professionals across the world by developing innovations that provide superior dental care for patients.

Our portfolio of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the dental industry includes the multiple award-winning 3Shape TRIOS intra-oral scanner, the game-changing 3Shape X1 4-in-1 CBCT scanner, and market-leading scanning and design software solutions for dental labs.

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Rhinogram is reimagining patient communication by removing barriers that limit real connections by allowing patients to text/digitally message their healthcare provider while keeping the provider HIPAA compliant. We believe better conversations lead to better care, so Rhinogram is making it possible for patients and practices to simply communicate.

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Orthopli Corporation is a family owned and operated business specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of orthodontic instruments.
Orthopli Corporation has been in business since 1972, and we are excited for everyone to meet the third generation of the Orthopli family.
Our goal is to manufacture a quality product and continue to provide personal, excellent service.

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ortho-pulse

OrthoPulse® is an established device that uses low levels of light energy to stimulate the bone surrounding the roots of your teeth and facilitate tooth movement which may reduce treatment time for braces or clear aligners. OrthoPulse® is the first device of its kind cleared by the FDA for use with both braces or clear aligners.

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The Smiles For Life Network is supported by the largest and fastest growing Specialty Dental Support Organization, D4C Dental Brands, Inc. With over 100 doctor-owned pediatric dental and orthodontic offices, D4C Dental Brands and The Smiles for Life Network specialize in helping great doctors bring high quality care to patients.

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Red Spot Interactive delivers industry leading patient acquisition, retention technology, and marketing services. RSI’s clients have generated over $100 million in new patient fees and 100,000 patient consultations since 2011. Marketing profit tracking, a patient scheduling department, marketing automation, and services are included in RSI’s platform.

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Dino Watt

As an award-winning mentor, trainer and coach, Dino’s programs have helped thousands of people develop into powerful business owners, passionate spouses and positive influencers.

Dino’s unique ability to help high performers in both their personal and professional relationship’s has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX News, NBC and TEDx.

Speaking and training highlights have included speaking for the American Association of Orthodontists, Pitts Progressive Study Group, The Shulman Study Club, ASDA and as a keynote speaker for Ortho2, Colorado Summer Orthodontic Meeting and many others.

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Ortho Marketing Done For You

Ortho Marketing Done for You- Founded by brothers Dr. Dustin & Tyler Coles, Ortho Marketing DFY is not just a marketing company; we also own the largest and fastest growing orthodontic practice in Arizona. We provide tested, tracked, & proven done-for-you marketing solutions for orthodontists.

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C4 Practice Services is all about Exploding Practice Potential through individual and organizational leadership. C4 Practice Services Coaches each individual, team and the entire orthodontic practice to create a solid foundation, a united engaged team and a clear path to a defined fantastic future. Practice to your potential.

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tops Software offers Mac-based orthodontic software: topsOrtho™ for practice management and imaging; topsCephMate™, a cephalometric tracing and treatment program; topsEcho™ for the iPhone or iPad, providing access to data and images; and topsCheck-In for iPad™, which lets patients check in using an iPad.

 

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VisionTrust was founded by Jeff Behan in 1993 and has specialized in the medical and dental professions since 1996. Our team includes specialists in virtually every form of media so our services cover the entire spectrum of communications, but perhaps more important than that is our passion for helping our clients develop the kind of content that moves people to action. In other words, we can help make you visible on the web, we can make your phone ring, we can train your staff to succeed and we can make sure your story is consistently told at every point where you touch the public.

We’re often asked about our name. It’s simple: We believe that the level of success you can achieve is closely tied to the amount and type of vision you have. And trust? A trust is where you place your most valued possessions. So our goal at VisionTrust has always been to be the kind of partner you can trust to help you develop and realize your vision.

Macro Wealth Management is a comprehensive, dentist-focused financial services firm that is committed to providing orthodontists with the clearest path to their financial well-being. Through a unique, verifiable process that focuses on financial strategies, not products, we specialize in working with orthodontists to accumulate, preserve, and enjoy their wealth.

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Smile Doctors Braces

 

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America’s Best 401k is a next generation provider bringing a modern 401(k) plan to companies small and large. We eliminate unnecessary middlemen so that you get to keep more of your hard-earned money. Our high-tech/ high-touch approach combines on-demand 1-on-1 financial advice with easy to use technology (no more cafeteria style meetings with stale donuts and glossy brochures). We want your plan to be the difference between retiring comfortably and living the dream…your dream.

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With ProCure, Generals and Specialists develop better relationships, sharing information and education. This means that the primary diagnostician (the general dentist) becomes more aware of patient needs and more confident in the care that the patient will receive at the hands of the specialist
Specialists who use ProCure receive more referrals and not just the challenging cases. ProCure makes patient referral seamless with the Handshake feature. Patient’s receive timely scheduling notification, their health and insurance information is instantly transferred, and they even receive a welcome text with directions to the office.

After the visit with the specialist and case acceptance by the patient, the specialist has the option to engage in Case Management with ProCure+. ProCure+ looks for the best case manager for each patient. In almost every case, that will be the patient’s primary dental care provider. ProCure+ then hires the general dentist to keep track of the patient’s progress through the software.

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EMPOWERING
THE MOUTH

We use it to eat, kiss, whistle, and howl at the moon. It’s a key part of how we express ourselves and experience the world. But it’s more than just a pretty smile, and oral care plays a huge role in our overall health.

At Goby, we love your mouth and want it to live up to it’s potential — which can only happen when it’s clean and healthy. That’s why Goby makes it easy, giving you the tools you need (exactly when you need them) to get the most from every minute of brushing, and every minute you spend using that big mouth of yours.

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