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By far some of the best feedback we get from customers is about our stellar sales representatives, and we couldn’t be prouder. While we may not be able to provide face-to-face services, Ortho Technology has always strived to build one- on-one relationships with the clinics we serve around the country. That way, you can be confident the person on the
with Henry’s great sense of humor, but you may not be aware of his beloved American Bully, Kapono. Ever have Michelle Gant talk you through the advantages of Pinnacle Brackets? Well, when she’s not helping clients find the most modern orthodontic innovations, you’ll likely find her kayaking with her family!
other end of the phone knows your preferences and the unique needs of your practice. This focus on personalized service proved very popular with our customers, many of whom have expressed they feel like they really know their sales representative. Well, thanks to the most recent innovation on OrthoTechnology.com, you can get to know your rep even better!
This new page will also feature informative videos, where reps can give hands-on demonstrations of products and their strengths. You can evaluate new tools, brackets, and archwires up close — all without having to visit a trade show! We constantly innovate the ways clinics get their orthodontic supplies. This latest addition to the website combines product information with the friendly faces of the reps you’ve gotten to know over the years.
Our new “Meet Your Rep” page gives you a window into the lives and personalities of the people you’ve been working with to keep your clinic stocked! See the smiling faces of our wonderful domestic and international representatives by visiting OrthoTechnology. com/representatives. And this is just scratching the surface. This page lets you identify your dedicated rep by selecting a state in the drop down menu. Simply clicking on the name of your rep will tell you more about them. For instance, you may know Will Bentson as a friendly, outgoing guy — but did you know he also practices jiujitsu? Others might be familiar
No matter how far technology advances, there’s no replacement for good old-fashioned human interaction. When you can do business with a person you know and trust, you know you’re getting a square deal. So, even as we innovate our website and push the envelope with the products we offer, we’ll never lose sight of the strength of the compassionate people who make up the Ortho Technology team.
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June 21 marks the official beginning of summer and the productivity slump most businesses experience. The sun’s tantalizing rays draw your eyes from computer screens or conference room meetings to the outside world. A weekend of fresh air, sunshine, and cool evenings on the back porch infiltrate your mind. Your productivity is sapped, but you’ve still got work to do. So, what can you do? Here are a few ways to combat the summer slump. DEFEATING THE SUM 3 Ways to Keep up Productivity During the Summer
Relax the Work Hours If you’re in a management position, consider tweaking the standard 9-to-5, Monday through Friday schedule a little bit. Some businesses will implement a 9/80 schedule, meaning employees work 80 hours in nine days instead of 10, so they can get every other Friday off. Some businesses will let employees work half days on Fridays during the summer, and others will let employees work remotely on certain days.
Get Moving Sitting at a desk for eight continuous hours can stagnate productivity at any point during the year, but during the summer, there’s an easy way to remedy it: getting a little exercise. Since the sun is shining, why not take advantage of it while you work? Try scheduling a “walking meeting” outside, or implement exercise breaks every couple of hours. Moving around boosts productivity, and doing it outside can be a great change of scenery.
A FANTASTIC 2019 SESSION WITH OVER 16,000 ATTENDEES!
Thank You AAO!
To all of this year’s AAO attendees, thank you for making the 2019 session an amazing experience! Our team loved being in beautiful Los Angeles, reconnecting with old friends, and making new ones. It was great meeting so many of our fantastic customers in person. Be sure to follow us on Facebook so you can get updates on exciting events and new products. In the Ortho Technology Booth next year, we have a few plans in store that we think you’ll love! We’ll see you in Atlanta in 2020! P.S. Our new Tongue Tamer PLUS enjoyed a very successful launch and proved very popular with AAO attendees!
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Dress Down If shirts and ties are the norm at your business, you might want to consider embracing the laid- back vibe of summer by relaxing the dress code a bit. It’s a small way to ensure employees don’t feel like they’re missing out on all the perks of summertime without losing productivity. Plus, who wants to wear a suit in July? It’s tough to compete with the allure of a warm summer day, but sometimes those days can work to your advantage if you make a few simple swaps in your everyday work routine.
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QwikStrip Serrated and Abrasive Strips
Few moments in orthodontics are more lip biting than interproximal reductions and cleanings. One slip, and you might cut yourself or your patient — and they probably won’t be giving you a referral after that. That’s why we’re proud to offer the safe, innovative QwikStrip Serrated and Abrasive Strips. These colorful tools were designed with doctors and patients in mind. QwikStrip’s unique grip allows for confident, single- hand use. This gives doctors far better tactile control, even when working in spaces other instruments can’t reach. Beyond this superior ergonomic control, strips come in single-sided, double-sided, curved, and serrated models. No matter your specific needs or strip preferences, you’ll find the right QwikStrip for the job. Best of all is the safety inherent in QwikStrip’s design. The strips are firmly embedded within the grip, and have a depth-limiting design to help shield both your hands and the patient’s lips and gums from any accidental incisions. Reducing this fear of harm makes for faster, easier,
and more accurate interproximal work — meaning less chair time for patients and less risk for you. So, regardless of which aligner system you’re using in your practice, QwikStrips should be readily on your tray. With a simple, color-coded system, you’ll know you’re reaching for the right strip every time. Your sales representative can ensure
you never have to worry about running out of these extremely handy tools.
Want to see how QwikStrips compare to your old interproximal strips? We have intro kits available to let you get a feel for this innovative IPR system. You can order online or talk to your sales representative for details!
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Roadside Attractions Worth Visiting ENJOYING THE JOURNEY
stretch, these are three roadside attractions worth checking out.
like some believe, but visitors of all ages will get a kick out of the illusions messing with their perception. Plus, the nearby hiking trails through the redwoods offer a free added experience.
The Lost Sea; Sweetwater, Tennessee
The Lost Sea is the largest underground lake in the U.S. Lying 140 feet beneath the surface, it’s a fun escape from the summer heat, since it’s 58 degrees year-round. Kids and adults alike can learn about the history and geology of the area on a guided tour through forest above and lake below. And afterward, you can stop by the general store, ice cream parlor, or cafe.
Dinosaur Land; White Post, Virginia
It might not be Jurassic Park, but it’s still worth a look. Nestled in the greenery of Northern Virginia, this park has over 50 life-size statues of dinosaurs of all kinds. Tours are self-guided, parking is free, and children (or adults) with dinosaur obsessions are sure to smile and point out their favorites. It’s certainly something to “rawr” home about. Whether these spots are your destinations or you’re just passing through on your summer road trip, visiting these roadside attractions and others like them will add some fun to your travels.
The Mystery Spot; Santa Cruz, California
The United States can be a weird place, and some landmarks definitely reflect that sentiment. Along almost every highway, bizarre landmarks draw road trippers of all ages. Sometimes tourist traps aren’t worth the price of admission, but when you’re taking your summer road trip this year and your family needs a place to stop and
Advertising itself as a “gravitational anomaly,” this wacky spot in the middle of the redwood forest showcases a series of optical illusions such as balls rolling uphill and a cabin where visitors can lean toward the ground and appear to defy gravity. It might not be aliens,
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