At first glance, the longevity of orthodontics can spark intrigue. But in truth, a lot of the methods of old still hold merit to date. Dr. Cosse cites that many of his fathers "tried and true" methods still serve him well. That's not to say that there aren't any changes. There's of course a lot of new "products, materials... and techniques."
If anything, it goes to show how valuable it is to study the space's history from front to back. Regardless of preparation, though, there's no substitute for on the job training. That experience will teach you things that nothing else can.
It wasn’t only his father’s example that led him to this profession. In fact, it was advice from people already in his first career choice that sealed the deal. Doctor’s encouraged him to pursue dentistry. They noted it as a means of stable income minus the 24/7 time commitment.
“We’re working so many hours every night. We’re on call all the time. [In contrast] some dentists work less than 40 hours a week.” It didn’t take much more convincing to push Dr. Chris Cosse into action. Fast forward and it’s clear he made the right choice!
has seen a ton of changes in the field. This includes the areas you’d imagine, i.e., technology, equipment, and more. The biggest change though? In Dr. Cosse’s eyes, it’s been “the commoditization of orthodontics.” Whereas before doctors’ services were unique to the practice. Now, “it’s one size fits all. That’s simply not true.”
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