Greatest Hits: Dr. Heather Hopkins – Is the Future of Orthodontics What You Think It Is?

What if it were possible to predict the future of orthodontics with accuracy?What if there were someone whose predictions have proven true time and time again?Well, I had the privilege of interviewing just such a professional - Dr. Heather Hopkins, a renowned orthodontic innovator, and educator at Palmetto Smiles in Lexington, SC.In this episode of our greatest hits series, we revisit an interview from 2019 where Dr. Hopkins shares her expert insights into the trends and developments that are shaping the field of orthodontics.One of the key topics that we discussed was the growing significance of multi-specialty practices and consolidation within the dental industry.Dr. Hopkins highlights that the traditional orthodontic office, with one to three locations and a single doctor, is quickly becoming a thing of the past.Although this prediction may be challenging to accept, its validity becomes evident once you hear her explanations and witness it happening before your eyes.Are you curious about what the future holds for our profession?Join us as we explore multi-specialty practice, Invisalign, customized treatment, office culture, digital workflow, and much more. Key Takeaways- The future of the orthodontics profession (03:59)- Rapid change of technology in orthodontics (07:52)- The evolution of 3D printing in orthodontics (11:59)- Customized orthodontic treatment (22:41)- Consumer vs. patient (29:36)- Be true to who you are when determining your practice culture (33:09)- Mindfulness and vulnerability (41:43)- Digital workflow systems (51:28)  Additional Resources 🔹 Do You Want More Profits and Lower Stress? ... Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit  2023:🔹 For more information, visit:🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here:

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