Episode 36

May 10, 2022

In our latest episode, we are so glad to have Dr. Chris Riolo join us on The Survival Guide for Orthodontists. Dr. Riolo earned his DDS from the University of Michigan and his Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy. Maintaining a completely digital private practice consisting almost entirely of adult patients, Dr. Riolo publishes and lectures on topics related to lingual, orthodontics, 3d printing, and orthodontic digital workflow. Tune in to this episode as we get the chance to learn more from Dr. Riolo!

In this episode, we address other important topics like:

  • Dr. Riolo talks about his experience building a completely digital practice
  • The Lingual Orthodontics niche and how Dr. Riolo uses it in his practice
  • The important role of convenience in orthodontic treatments
  • Using staging software and data to benefit your practice

Key Takeaways:

  • Adults are candidates for orthodontic treatments as much as children, if not more. 
  • Convenience is a very important factor when people choose orthodontic treatment plans.
  • Using the right software and data can elevate your practice

RESOURCE LINKS: Dr. Christopher Riolo

About Dr. Christopher Riolo

Dr. Christopher Riolo obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

He completed his orthodontic training and received his Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Masters of Science degree at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Drs. Riolo and Bayirli both have PhD’s in Public Health, Epidemiology; Dr Riolo’s doctoral work for his PhD specifically related to the identification of the factors important in infectious disease transmission.  Be assured we are monitoring the local situation carefully with respect to COVID-19 and are confident that a visit to our office is one of the safest of your daily activities.

Dr Riolo currently teaches in the orthodontic department at the University of Washington as an affiliate associate professor. His research interests include; lingual braces (braces behind the teeth), custom orthodontic appliance systems and early/interceptive treatment of children.

Dr Riolo believes that the knowledge necessary to create beautiful smiles is gained through a combination of education, practical experience, and dedication to lifelong learning. Dr Riolo is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

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