ClearCorrect at the 2015 Florida Dental Convention

If you or someone you know has been wanting to attend a ClearCorrect training workshop, you can check out our schedule here. Or you can call us at 888-331-3323 and ask to speak with one of our representatives if you have any questions or would like to reserve your seat.  

If you’ll be in the southeastern US this summer, ClearCorrect founder Dr. Willis Pumphrey is presenting a course at the 2015 Florida Dental Association Convention on June 13.

We’d love to see you there!

ClearCorrect case study: Dr. Edward Davis

ClearCorrect provider Dr. Edward Davis, DDS recently wrote a case study for Orthotown on one of his ClearCorrect cases:

Anterior Open-Bite Treatment with Clear Aligners

Shipping Impressions: Dos and Don’ts

We love all the cases you've been submitting to us!

Here are some tips on shipping impressions to ensure they arrive in the best possible condition.

When sending in your patient's impressions:

DO:

Ship your patient's impressions in a durable cardboard box.

The brown boxes that we use to ship aligners to your office are designed to be re-used to ship impressions, but we’re not picky—you can use any appropriately sturdy corrugated carton. Boxes that are made to stand up to the rigors of a FedEx truck can prevent loss or damage of your patient's impressions. Nobody wants to waste time and money calling a patient back in unneccessarily.

DON’T:

Please don't ship impressions in a green ClearCorrect box.

These chipboard boxes are made to be stored on a shelf, not shipped across the country. They're not durable enough to reliably protect impressions from loss or damage. These boxes also sometimes have labels attached to them which could include confidential medical information.

 

Remember, if it’s brown, ship it down. If it’s green, keep it clean.

Er, something like that. We’ll keep working on a better mnemonic. Until next time…

Align Technology and ClearCorrect Reach Agreement to Resolve ITC Remanded Enforcement Action

ClearCorrect announced today that the Company and Align Technology, Inc. ("Align") have agreed to resolve the pending Remanded Enforcement Proceeding (Inv. No. 337-TA-562 or the "'562") before the International Trade Commission (ITC). The parties to this agreement (the "Termination Agreement") are Align, ClearCorrect US, ClearCorrect Pakistan (Private), Ltd., Mudassar Rathore; Waqas Wahab; Asim Waheed; and Nadeem Arif (collectively, "the Parties"). The resolution will be dependent on the outcome of the pending appeal before the Federal Circuit in the Infringement Action (Inv. No. 337-TA-833 or the "'833").

The Termination Agreement includes the following terms:

  • In the event of a Final Finding in favor of ClearCorrect in the Infringement Action, ClearCorrect US, ClearCorrect Pakistan (Private), Ltd.; Mudassar Rathore; Waqas Wahab; Asim Waheed; and Nadeem Arif would have no obligations and the Remanded Enforcement Action would remain resolved and terminated.
  • In the event of a Final Finding in the Infringement Action in favor of Align, ClearCorrect US will make two payments of $200,000 (US) to Align within 30 days and 180 days of such Final Finding.
  • Beginning 30 days after any Final Finding in the Infringement Action in favor of Align until the expiration of Align's asserted patents, ClearCorrect US will not employ, engage, contract with, or otherwise utilize any former Align or Orthoclear employees for the design of its aligner products for use in the United States. 
  •  "Final Finding in Favor of Align" means any final, non-appealable decision from the International Trade Commission, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, or U.S. Supreme Court in the '833 Appeals, including after remand, that (i) ClearCorrect US directly infringes at least one of the '562 Remand Action Asserted Claims; (ii) ClearCorrect Pakistan (Private), Ltd., contributorily infringes that claim; (iii) that the infringed claim is valid, enforceable, and not subject to an allowed use (e.g. covenant not to sue) and (iv) there is a corresponding violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 with regard to such infringement.

The resolution allows the Parties to avoid the cost of the Remanded Enforcement Action hearing and potential further proceedings, to avoid the uncertainty of the outcome of the Remanded Enforcement Action and to agree, in advance, to a resolution of the Remanded Enforcement Action contingent on the outcome of the Infringement Action appellate proceedings, given that many issues raised in the Remanded Enforcement Action will ultimately be resolved as part of the appellate process in the Infringement Action. The Parties expect the Federal Circuit oral argument in the Infringement Action to take place in July 2015, with a decision by the Federal Circuit six to nine months later. The resolution of the Remanded Enforcement Action does not impact the positions taken by the parties and the decisions already issued and on appeal in Infringement Action or the stayed patent infringement action in federal district court in Houston.

Check out the full press release here.

New video: Why orthodontics matters

Why does orthodontics matter?

Find out in the first video in ClearCorrect's new orthodontic training series, covering the benefits of proper occlusion:

 

We hope you found this instructional video useful. If you have any questions, give us a call at (888) 331-3323.

Untill next time...

New help center & support features

We're rolling out some new support features to service you better.

First, you may notice a new "Help" button in the lower-right corner of every page on the doctor's portal:

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Clicking this gives you a quick shortcut to search for assistance with any topic:

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If you can't find what you're looking for there, you can send our support team a message, and they'll get back to you as soon as they can.

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Of course, you can also still email us at support@clearcorrect.com, or call us at (888) 331-3323.

We're also migrating all of the content from our wiki to a new help center, located at:

support.clearcorrect.com

The new help center is integrated more closely with our overall support system, so it will continue to be updated as we assist doctors with common (and not so common) issues.

If you have trouble finding anything on the new site, please let us know.

Until next time…

50% off workshops - ClearCorrect Providers Only

ClearCorrect will be hosting a series of clear aligner workshops for doctors who want to learn or refresh their understanding of the subject. 

The host of these workshops is ClearCorrect founder Dr. Willis Pumphrey, who has over 2,000 clear aligner cases under his belt.  The workshop is good for 8 hours of CE credit, and features interactive demonstrations covering a wide varitey of scenarios.

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Here are the upcoming workshops:

This one-day workshop is fast-paced, thorough, and hands-on.  Dr. Pumphrey is an engaging host and is known for injecting humor into his workshops.  After you're done, you'll know how to identify candidates for clear aligners, diagnose their needs, oversee their treatment, and more.

 

Special pricing: 50% off for ClearCorrect providers only

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ClearCorrect case study: Dr. John DiGiovanni

ClearCorrect provider Dr. John DiGiovanni, DDS recently wrote a case study for Orthodontic Products on one of his ClearCorrect cases:

Accelerating Aligner Therapy

Tracking Guides

If you've been practicing clear aligner therapy for any length of time, you've likely discovered that some teeth prefer to stay where they are. When you run into this, various factors may be involved, such as an older patient, unusually-shaped teeth, or just a tooth that needs a little more pressure.

We have put together some helpful guides for you on a couple of the more common issues. These guides walk you through checking the various potential factors that may get that tooth moving along as originally planned. You can view both guides here:

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Until next time...

Our Tradeshow Calendar for 2015

We’re attending more trade shows than ever this year, including a few international shows for the first time ever!

Check out our schedule below and if we’re going to be in your area, come by and see us. Bring your doctor friends to our booth, once they register and submit a case, you'll both get $100 off your next case.

Chicago Midwinter - Chicago, IL
February 26th-28th, 2015
Booth # 3846

Pacific Dental Conference (PDC) - Vancouver, Canada
March 5th-7th, 2015
Booth # 1354

CEREC Seminar (Ortho and Aesthetic Techniques) - Scottsdale, AZ
March 7th-8th, 2015
Booth # TBD

36th Annual Australian Dental Congress - Brisbane, Australia
March 25th-29th, 2015
Booth # 490

Hinman - Atlanta, GA
March 26th-28th, 2015
Booth # 440

Townie Meeting - Las Vegas, NV
April 15th-18th, 2015
Booth # 200

California Dental Association (CDA) - Anaheim, CA
April 30th- May 2nd, 2015
Booth # 477

Ontario Dental Association (ODA) - Toronto, Canada
May 7th-9th, 2015
Booth # 947

American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) - San Francisco, CA
May 15th-19th, 2015
Booth # 545

CEREC seminar (Updates in CEREC Technology) - Scottsdale, AZ
May 16th-17th, 2015
Booth # TBD

Texas Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) - Austin, TX
June 5th-6th, 2015
Booth # 18 

Florida National Dental Convention (FNDC) - Kissimmee, FL
June 11th-13th, 2015
Booth # 1022

California Dental Association (CDA) - San Francisco, CA
August 20th-22nd, 2015
Booth # TBD

Northeastern Society of Orthodontics (NESO) - Providence, RI
September 10th-13th, 2015
Booth # TBD

CEREC 30th - Las Vegas, NV
September 17th-19th, 2015
Booth # TBD

Canadian Association of Orthodontists - Victoria, British Columbia
September 17th-19th, 2015
Booth # TBD

CEREC seminar (ortho & esthetic techniques) - Scottsdale, AZ
October 22nd-23rd, 2015
Booth # TBD

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics (PCSO) - Palm Springs, CA
October 22nd-25th, 2015
Booth # TBD

Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontics (RMSO) - Scottsdale, AZ
October 30th-November 1st, 2015
Booth # TBD

American Dental Associated (ADA) - Washington, D.C.
November 5th-7th, 2015
Booth # TBD

CEREC seminar (Updates in Cerec Technology) - Scottsdale, AZ
November 6th-7th, 2015  
Booth # TBD

Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) - New York, NY
November 27th-December 12th, 2015
Booth # TBD