ClearCorrect editorial: Clear aligner therapy discreetly improves crowding and constricting archforms

Dr. Mark Bentele discusses treating a case with ClearCorrect for orthodontic relapse. Read full article on page 22:

ClearCorrect: Essential to My Digital Workflow

Dr. Meena Barsoum recently talked with Dental Product Shopper (DPS) about his experience using ClearCorrect--a more streamlined approach to clear aligner treatment processes. "The big driver for me personally is the ability to submit digital scans. Not only am I able to submit a more accurate impression for the ClearCorrect prescription, but the process is just that much easier for my patients and me," says Dr. Barsoum.

After consulting with his patient about clear aligner therapy, he is able to take a full mouth digital scan, and then submit the scan to the ClearCorrect online doctor portal within minutes. This quick turnaround time is huge for his practice and patients. He is able to quickly show the patient what their smile will look like at the end of treatment and walk them through all of the treatment steps. 

ClearCorrect's customized treatment setup plan (example below) allows doctors to review the digital representation of the complete course of treatment. The treatment setup contains 3D models for each step of the treatment, representing the tooth movements that the doctor prescribes. Once the doctor and patient approve the treatment setup, the models will be printed and used to manufacture clear aligners which are then delivered 2 to 3 weeks later.

 

"Making ClearCorrect a part of my practice has been very simple with convenient access to free online training covering advanced and basic aligner treatment topics. In addition, the online portal for submitting cases, making changes, and requesting retainers is easy to use. Also I have a dedicated account manager, and this available communication and support is a big benefit of working with ClearCorrect," continued Dr. Barsoum. 

Read the Dental Product Shopper full article here. 

ClearCorrect Scores Another Victory With the Federal Circuit

Align Technology Fails Again to Overturn ClearCorrect Victory in Widely-Watched ITC Case

ROUND ROCK, TX--(Marketwired - March 31, 2016) - ClearCorrect, LLC, a leading U.S. manufacturer of clear aligners, is pleased to announce that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today denied the petitions for rehearing en banc that were filed by the International Trade Commission (ITC) and Align Technology, Inc. in case number 2014-1527. This is another U.S. court decision in favor of ClearCorrect, supporting the company's position that its clear aligner product complies with legal standards and does not infringe Align's patents.

The ITC or Align Technology may ask the United States Supreme Court to review the case, but such a review is unlikely to occur under the present circumstances. Last November, the U.S. Appeals Court ruled in favor of ClearCorrect, ruling that the ITC was without jurisdiction to regulate electronic transmission of data and today's reaffirmation of that decision is a victory not only for ClearCorrect, but the entire orthodontic industry.

"Denial of these petitions solidifies our victory in both actions we faced in the ITC," said Jarrett Pumphrey, ClearCorrect's CEO. "Based on the Federal Circuit's ruling last November, we expected today's outcome and are pleased that we will have no liability from either of these cases," he added.

"Today's result, coupled with last year's settlement of a civil action with Align where both parties agreed to dismiss their claims, means that three-quarters of the litigation Align initiated against ClearCorrect has now been resolved," said Michael D. Myers, ClearCorrect's attorney in the case and a partner with the Houston, Texas law firm McClanahan Myers Espey, LLP.

Align's final remaining lawsuit against ClearCorrect is a patent infringement case in a Texas federal court that had been stayed pending the resolution of the ITC actions. In anticipation of this case, ClearCorrect initiated reexaminations with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of 6 of the 9 Align patents asserted in the suit. The USPTO has the jurisdiction and authority to judge the validity of patents. Those key patents are now at risk of being cancelled, as thus far, the USPTO has indicated agreement with ClearCorrect's position that all 75 claims of the patents in question are invalid.

"Unless and until all the claims against the company are dropped or resolved, ClearCorrect must continue to defend itself. And those defensive efforts are progressing quite well," Myers said.

ClearCorrect case study: Dr. James Alexander

Orthodontic Practice US recently published a ClearCorrect case study: Dr. James Alexander discusses a way to avoid traditional PVS impression.

Utilizing CEREC scans with ClearCorrect for alignment

Carestream Dental announces NEW 3600 Intraoral Scanner

Dentistry Today recently sat down with Dr. Ed Shellard to talk all about the new CS 3600 intraoral scanner from Carestream Dental. 

ClearCorrect Editorial: The Benefits of Clear Aligners

The New Dentist Journal recently wrote an article about the benefits of using clear aligner therapy. 

Read the article here…

Texas CEO Magazine Interviews ClearCorrect's CEO Jarrett Pumphrey

Texas CEO Magazine recently sat down with our very own CEO Jarrett Pumphrey who shares his vision on staying flexible in an ever changing world.

 “We are pretty agile. That’s not something you’ll find in a lot of medical device companies,” Pumphrey says. “We found a way to strike a balance between maintaining that flexibility and making a quality product that conforms to the rules and regulations we have to meet.”

Check out the interview here: http://www.texasceomagazine.com/features/a-vision-clear-and-straight/ 

  

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.