2015: Year in Review

Happy New Year!

2015 was a fantastic year and we've got an even better year planned for 2016 (our tenth anniversary). In case you missed them, here are a few of the highlights of 2015.

    

  • We went international! ClearCorrect is now available in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, with more countries coming soon.

    

  • We created our new and improved Help Center, including live chat with support representatives directly from ClearComm.

  • We introduced several new features, including:
    • You're not obligated to pay until you approve a treatment setup
    • You can ask us to recommend a case type
    • We're shipping up to 12 steps at a time
    • You can customize your wear schedule
    • We added a number of new features for retainers, including making multiple sets of retainers available for purchase
    • Discounts are available for case submissions using intraoral scans
    • Volume discounts start at just 5 cases per quarter
    • Limited revisions are a flat rate of $120 plus shipping, instead of $240 per phase
    • We started offering daily, weekly, or instant email notifications, so you can keep up with your cases however works best for your office.

  

Hope your 2016 is off to a great start! Until next time...

2016 Event and Trade Show Calendar

Here's a look at the shows we're attending this year. Stop by our booth if you're in the area and bring your friends with you. 

ClearCorrect’s 2016 Calendar of Events:

AAO American Association of Orthodontics MidWinter Booth #121 Indian Wells, CA - Jan. 22-24 

American Academy of Dental Group Practice AADGP Booth #139 Las Vegas, NV - Feb. 3-6 

EAS European Aligner Society Booth #2 Vienna, Austria - Feb. 12-14 

Chicago Midwinter Booth #1847 Chicago, IL - Feb. 25-27 

Smile Source Booth #10 San Antonio, TX - March 16-19 

PDC Pacific Dental Conference Booth #91 and #92 Vancouver, Canada - March 17-19  

Hinman Booth #219 Atlanta, GA - March 17-19  

ADX Australila Australia’s Premier Dental Event Booth #136 Sydney, AU- March 18-20 

Townie Meeting Booth #219 Las Vegas, NV - March 30-April 2  

The Dentistry Show Booth #B60 Birmingham, England - April 22-23  

CEREC Seminar: New Ortho Software Scottsdale, AZ - April 23-24 

AAO American Association of Orthodontics Booth #401 Orlando, FL - April 29-30 

ODA Ontario Dental Association Booth #125 Toronto, Canada - May 5-7 

CDA California Dental Association Booth #1681 Anaheim, CA - May 12-14 

CEREC Updates in TechnologyScottsdale, AZ - May 21-22 

JDIQ Canada's Bilingual Dental Meeting Booth #2024 Montreal, QC - May 30-31 

Stars of Dentistry London, UK - June 10 

FNDC Florida Dental Association Booth #1026 Kissimmee, FL - June 16-18

GDP Orthodontics London, UK - July 8

SiroWorld (Sirona Meeting) CEREC Orlando, FL - Aug. 11-13 

CDA California Dental Association Booth #734 San Francisco, CA - Sept. 8-10 

RMSO/SWSO Booth #10 Santa Fe, - NM Sept. 15-18

CAO Canadian Association of Orthodontics  Booth #7 Prince Edward Island, Canada - Sept. 15-17

GLAO/MASO Booth #38 Phoenix, AZ - Sept. 22-25

BDIA Dental Show Booth #J42 London, UK - Oct. 6-7 

CEREC Mentor Symposium Scottsdale, AZ - Oct. 6-8 

AOS Booth #6 San Antonio, TX - Oct. 6-9

NESO North Eastern Society of Orthodontists New York, NY - Oct. 6-9 

PCSO Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Seattle, WA - Oct. 13-16

SAO San Destin, FL - Oct. 20-23

ADA American Dental Association  Booth #808 Denver, CO - Oct. 20-22

MSO Booth #209 Chicago, IL - Nov. 4-5 

DGAO German Association for Aligner Orthodontics  Booth #25 Cologne Gürzenich - Nov. 18-19

Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) Booth #5034 New York, NY - Nov. 25-30 

Happy Holidays From the Heart of Texas

From the heart of Texas, we wish you peace, joy,health, and prosperity during this holiday season. Thank for your support and here’s to a successful 2016!  

The Greater New York Dental Conference: Post Event Wrap-Up

The Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) is always an exciting event for us to attend. It’s a great venue to network and share clear aligner treatment strategies with dental professionals from all over the world. And most importantly, we get the chance to meet up with our ClearCorrect Providers and hear their success stories and treatment best practices. Also Dentistry Today stopped by our booth to interview Alana Seiders (ClearCorrect’s VP of Promotions and PR), as she reviewed ClearCorrect’s Product and Provider Benefits, see video below.

Stay tuned, we have an exciting event line-up planned for 2016 and will be sharing more details soon! We value your feedback. Feel free to share your clear aligner treatment experiences in the comments section below and we will follow-up with you.

Advanced & basic webinars

Webinar

Step up your game with ClearCorrect's new webinars covering advanced and basic topics in clear aligner treatment, presented by orthodontic specialist Ken Fischer, DDS. Each webinar is a PACE approved program offering 2 hours of CE credit upon completion.

To register, call us at (888) 331-3323, or click one of the links below.

Register for Advanced Webinar

Advanced webinar

Available timeslots

  • Friday, 1/8/16, 7–9 pm CST
  • Saturday, 1/9/16, 1–3 CST

Description

From useful troubleshooting techniques to marketing tips, this webinar covers a wide variety of advanced scenarios that can arise in treating patients with clear aligners.

Objectives

  • To improve proficiency in creating the optimum treatment setup
  • Identifying factors involved with monitoring treatment progress with clear aligners
  • Learn techniques needed to keep clear aligner treatment on-track
  • Present advice on how to market ClearCorrect clear aligners

Syllabus

  • Optimizing the Treatment Setup
  • Monitoring Aligner Treatment
  • When Aligners Do Not Fit
  • Finishing Cases
  • Marketing Clear Aligner Treatment
 

Register for Basic Webinar

Basic webinar

Available timeslots

  • Monday, 2/8/16, 2–4 pm CST
  • Tuesday, 2/9/16, 7–9 pm CST

Description

This webinar is ideal for doctors who have had no previous experience with clear aligner treatment. It features demonstrations covering a wide variety of scenarios from real case examples to performing IPR, this webinar has useful information for treating your patients with clear aligners.

Objectives

  • Introduce the concept of clear aligners in orthodontic treatment
  • Introduce the basic concepts involved in the movement of teeth with clear aligners
  • Show the types of treatment possible with clear aligners

Syllabus

  • The Importance of Clear Aligners in Orthodontic Treatment
  • Submitting Cases
  • The Treatment Setup
  • 6 Types of Tooth Movement
  • IPR (Interproximal Reduction)
  • Engagers

ClearCorrect is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 4/1/2015 to 3/31/2019. Provider ID 304173.

  

ClearCorrect Fast-Tracks Review of Align Technology Patent at USPTO

ClearCorrect Proceeds With New Trial Option Against Align Technology

ROUND ROCK, TX--(Marketwired - December 02, 2015) - ClearCorrect, LLC today announced the filing of an Inter Partes Review (IPR) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) against Align Technology Patent 6,699,037 ('037 patent). This IPR will be conducted by administrative patent judges of the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), who must decide the patentability of the challenged claims within twelve months. The IPR filing stands independent from ClearCorrect's other ongoing USPTO patent challenges that are directed to similar patents of Align.

"The USPTO has already indicated that all eight ongoing reexaminations present 'new' and 'substantial questions' as to the patentability of Align's portfolio. The '037 IPR challenge will resolve many of these same questions within the coming months," according to Scott A. McKeown, a partner with the Washington, DC law firm Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt who is leading the effort at the USPTO.

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit absolved ClearCorrect of liability for importing products alleged to infringe patents of the Align portfolio. A third, related litigation was also resolved by the Federal Circuit decision. Align has asserted over 200 patent claims against ClearCorrect across years of unsuccessful litigations to no avail. ClearCorrect will continue to work to clear the competitive landscape of improvidently granted patents.

For more information, visit http://www.clearcorrect.com or call (888) 331-3323.

Happy Thanksgiving

Holiday Giveaway Reminder

In case you missed the announcement last week, we're giving away $100 Amazon gift cards every weekday, plus bigger prizes every Friday. 

This Friday we're giving away a YETI Tundra 75 Cooler...ideal for keeping your family and friends fed and hydrated during a tailgate, BBQ, or day at the beach or lake.

Every treatment setup you approve gives you another chance to win. Good luck!

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Thanksgiving Sale

We're also offering a 15% discount on all promotional items in our store now through November 30th, 2015. To take advantage of this special offer enter in the following promo code when making your purchase: 15%promo2015

You can visit our store at: store.clearcorrect.com.

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Until next time...

ClearCorrect Editorial: Dr. James Mah, CTO for ClearCorrect

Dr. James Mah, CTO for ClearCorrect, recently wrote an editorial for Dental Economics

Clear Aligner Therapy and Practice Management: Tips and Things to Avoid 
View full article here

ClearCorrect patient review: Mercedes Flores

Dr. Andres Ramirez and his patient Mercedes Flores recently sat down with us to discuss Mercedes' treatment and overall ClearCorrect experience.

Congrats to Our Attorney Mike Myers -- American Lawyers' Litigator of the Week

Mike MyersShout out to our Attorney Mike Myers, who was named American Lawyers’ Litigator of the Week!

The recent ruling in favor of ClearCorrect against Align Technology is a big win and officially ends three of four litigations asserted by Align.  Moreover, we fully expect to successfully resolve the final case.

Congratulations, Mike!