Relating to Pediatric Dentists
... But when I asked him who the senior partner would be in his associateship, since I know many of the orthodontists in New Mexico, he suddenlyreturned to his customary reticence. He averted his eyes and sort of mumbled under his breath a name I had never heard. On further questioning, it turned out the reason for his reluctance was that the senior partner was not an orthodontist at all but, rather, a pediatric dentist with multiple offices who wanted to offer “in-house ortho”.
My student seemed to be ashamed or embarrassed about this, so he was obviously relieved when I didn’t respond negatively. Instead, I told him that it appeared to be an excellent opportunity in a wonderful place. To my way of thinking, the notion that a real orthodontist would be delivering orthodontic care to the patients in this pediatric practice was a positive development...
On the cover: The Carriere Class III Motion Appliance is depicted on this month’s cover.