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Washington DC Orthodontist Attends Invisalign Summit in Macau

 

orthodontist-in-washington-dc-attends-meeting-in-china-for-invisalignDr. Wayne Hickory participated in the annual Asia orthodontic regional meeting representing companies that distribute Invisalign®

Washington, DC – Dr. Wayne Hickory, a Washington DC orthodontist, was one of the first orthodontists in the entire country to offer Invisalign®, an innovative orthodontic treatment. In addition to serving as the Clinical Director for the companies that distribute Invisalign® in Indonesia and Vietnam, Dr. Hickory teaches certification courses and administers advanced user group meetings in these countries several times a year. Most recently, he attended an Invisalign® Summit in Macau, China.

According to Dr. Hickory, Invisalign® straightens patients’ teeth without wires or braces, using a series of customized, computer-designed, clear sleeves called aligners. He adds that the aligners are almost invisible and they can be easily removed for eating and brushing teeth.

The Invisalign® Summit in Macau, which took place in October 2012, gathered leading Invisalign® practitioners from countries throughout Asia who shared their Invisalign® treatment techniques. Dr. Hickory, a frequent contributor to these international conferences, also gives online treatment-planning support using the 3D computer modeling software developed by Invisalign®. This modeling software allows practitioners to perform each treatment virtually before the actual treatment begins, yielding improved, more predictable results for patients.

Dr. Hickory originally introduced Invisalign® in Hong Kong nearly a decade ago. Now, doctors in Asia routinely address complex Invisalign® cases rising to the high standards of the industry.

Even before the opening of his Washington DC orthodontics practice, Dr. Hickory has always exhibited a passion for dentistry education. He taught as a full-time faculty member of the Orthodontic Department at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Maryland. Recently, he co-authored a chapter of a new textbook on facial aesthetics focusing on the new digital technology used for treatments such as Invisalign®.

In the last ten years, Dr. Hickory has designed treatment plans for over 2,500 Invisalign® patients. He has also earned the status of Invisalign® Super Elite Provider, a designation that is held by less than 1% of all doctors offering the Invisalign® system nationwide.

About Wayne B. Hickory, DMD, MDS

Dr. Wayne Hickory, a graduate of Trinity College, earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He was one of the original members of the Alpha Group and Speakers Bureau of Align Technology and remains the largest user of Invisalign® in the world while working to educate fellow orthodontists on Invisalign® practices. Dr. Hickory is extensively trained in several areas, including pediatric dentistry and child orthodontics. He is available for interview upon request.

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Washington DC Orthodontist Launches New Mobile Website

 

washington-dc-orthodontist-launches-new-mobile-websiteDr. Wayne Hickory recently released the mobile companion site for Embassy Row Orthodontics for easy patient research on the go

Washington, DC – Dr. Wayne Hickory, a Washington DC orthodontist, strives to run a practice that blends personalized care and state-of-the-art technology exemplified by the all-private-room facilities. He has recently showcased his commitment to the latest technology with the release of Embassy Row Orthodontics’ mobile website.

According to Dr. Hickory, the new mobile website will accommodate the busy lives of both current and prospective patients by meeting their growing technological needs. His hope is that if information about his orthodontic practice and procedures (such as Invisalign® and SureSmile™) are easily accessible online, then patients will arrive at their consultations with a better understanding of what each procedure entails. He says not only will the well-educated patient save time at the doctor’s office, but they will also benefit from improved patient-doctor communication and the ability to clearly articulate their needs.

By creating a website specifically intended for tablets and smartphones, Dr. Hickory says patients of Embassy Row Orthodontics are able to educate themselves with the touch of a finger. The website incorporates a responsive design, allowing for an optimal online experience across a wide range of devices. Patients can easily access information including:

  • One-touch calling or email
  • New patient forms
  • Appointment scheduling
  • A map to the office
  • Photo galleries
  • Comprehensive procedural information
  • Links to social media
  • Patient testimonials

Dr. Hickory was one of the first orthodontists in America to use Invisalign®, SureSmile™, OrthoCad, and Incognito™. He has always strived to remain on the cutting-edge of technology and believes his practice’s mobile website is an important component to that commitment:

“It’s about accessibility,” says Dr. Hickory. “With the way people function in today’s world, we’ve become accustomed to accessing information 24 hours a day, wherever we might be. As a service provider, it’s my job to make sure that information is available.”

Dr. Hickory highlights that these days, most people research their medical and dental providers and the services they offer before ever setting foot in an office. Embassy Row Orthodontics’ mobile website provides visitors with a user-friendly interface to easily research their Washington DC orthodontics options whenever and wherever they please.

About Wayne B. Hickory, DMD, MDS
Dr. Wayne Hickory earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. In addition to serving as an original member of the Alpha Group and Speakers Bureau of Align Technology, he remains the largest user of Invisalign® in the world. Dr. Hickory is available for interview upon request.

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Washington DC Orthodontist Publishes Orthodontic Treatment Goals

 

washington-dc-orthodontist-publishes-orthodontic-treatment-goalsDr. Wayne Hickory writes a chapter for Cosmesis of the Mouth, Face and Jaws

Washington, DC – As one of the first orthodontists in the entire country to use the innovative treatment Invisalign®, Dr. Wayne B. Hickory, a Washington DC orthodontist, is well-qualified to contribute to one of the newest textbooks on facial aesthetics. The textbook, published by Wiley-Blackwell, strives to portray a holistic approach to facial treatments from medical to dental.

Writing a chapter for a medical and dental textbook is in alignment with Dr. Hickory’s commitment to education. He serves as an instructor of Invisalign® certification courses for fellow orthodontists and attends conferences to remain up-to-date in the field.

Dr. Hickory’s latest contribution to orthodontic education is a chapter for a new textbook on facial aesthetics for dentists, physicians and patients. He has co-authored a chapter titled Aesthetic Decisions in Adult Orthodontics in the recently published book: Cosmesis of the Mouth, Face and Jaws. This textbook brings together specialists from nine medical and dental specialties and aims to develop a synergistic view of facial aesthetics.

The chapter by Dr. Hickory and his co-author Dr. Rohit Sachdeva reviews a systematic decision process that creates treatment objectives for optimal cosmetic results. The chapter highlights how new digital technology – including Invisalign® and SureSmile™– facilitate the process of creating aesthetic orthodontic treatment goals.

The goals of Dr. Hickory’s own private practice extend beyond the cosmetic, as an aesthetically pleasing smile includes benefits such as:

  • A widely-recognized boost of self-confidence
  • A better first impression in social and business relationships
  • Substantial health benefits

Before opening his Washington DC orthodontics practice, Dr. Hickory was heavily involved in orthodontic research and taught as a full-time faculty member of the Orthodontic Department at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Maryland. He continues to offer orthodontic courses internationally and hosts doctors from Europe and Asia for advanced courses. He carries this excitement for education into his publishing endeavors.

About Wayne B. Hickory, DMD, MDS
Dr. Wayne Hickory has served as one of the original members of the Alpha Group and Speakers Bureau of Align Technology. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hickory is extensively trained in several areas, including pediatric dentistry and child orthodontics. He remains the largest user of Invisalign® in the world and works to educate fellow orthodontists on Invisalign® practices. Dr. Hickory is available for interview upon request.

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