14 episodes

A podcast to shine a light on the innovators of the orthodontic profession with host Dr. Chris Cetta.

The Illuminate Orthodontic Podcast Dr. Chris Cetta

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

A podcast to shine a light on the innovators of the orthodontic profession with host Dr. Chris Cetta.

    Ep. 13: Dr. Chris Teeters & Dr. Brian Anderson

    Ep. 13: Dr. Chris Teeters & Dr. Brian Anderson

    Orthodontists Dr. Chris Teeters & Dr. Brian Anderson are the co-founders of Orthodontic Pearls and represent half of the band Relapse.

    On this episode, you will learn about:
    *How Chris & Brian were co-residents at the University of Minnesota
    *Why they started the Orthodontic Pearls Facebook group
    *Some of the best clinical pearls from Brian & Chris
    *Their favorite pearls from this year’s Mother of Pearls Conference
    *The challenge of managing differing opinions online & creating a safe space for sharing

    Recorded September 11, 2021 at the Mother of Pearls Conference in Minneapolis, MN

    Generous support for the podcast comes from KLOwen Stride Custom Braces & InBrace.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 12: Dr. Lisa Alvetro

    Ep. 12: Dr. Lisa Alvetro

    Dr. Lisa Alvetro is an innovative orthodontist who practices in Sidney, OH and is an Associate Clinical Professor at Case Western Reserve University.

    On this episode, you will learn about:

    *Pearls for clinical success with the 3M™ Forsus™ appliance
    *Digital workflow in the modern orthodontic office
    *Tips & tricks for 3D printing & in-house aligners
    *Creating the role of the digital assistant in your practice
    *Lisa’s philanthropic efforts in Africa and why it’s important to give back

    Recorded September 11, 2021 at the Mother of Pearls Conference in Minneapolis, MN.⁣

    Generous support for the podcast comes from KLOwen Stride Custom Braces & Braces Academy / OrthoScreening.

    • 58 min
    Ep. 11: Dr. Grant Collins

    Ep. 11: Dr. Grant Collins

    Dr. Grant Collins, also known as The Braces Guy®, is an orthodontist & social media creator who practices in Rochester, MN.⁣

    On this episode, you will learn about:⁣

    *How Grant went outside of the profession to learn about running his business⁣
    *Having a clearly defined mission, purpose & values for your practice⁣
    *Exceeding guest expectations & creating WOW moments⁣
    *Collins Orthodontics’ new clinic including its cool features & amenities⁣
    *How to have a healthy relationship with social media⁣

    Recorded September 10, 2021 at the Mother of Pearls Conference in Minneapolis, MN.⁣

    Generous support for the podcast comes from LightForce Ortho & KLOwen Stride Custom Braces.

    • 53 min
    Ep. 10: Dr. Sebastian Baumgaertel

    Ep. 10: Dr. Sebastian Baumgaertel

    Orthodontist Dr. Sebastian Baumgaertel is a renowned expert on the use of orthodontic temporary anchorage devices (TADs) or mini-screws. 

    On this episode, you will learn about: 

    *Sebastian’s early life in Germany and what led him to the United States
*Biomechanical indications for TADs to achieve skeletal anchorage 
    *Ideal locations for placing TADs for better success rates 
    *Best practices for placing TADs in an orthodontic office 
    *Sebastian’s variety of hobbies & interests 

    Recorded August 27, 2021 in Cleveland, OH. 

    To hear exclusive outtakes from this episode, please head over to www.illuminateorthopodcast.com or the SoundCloud app. 

    Generous support for this podcast comes from LightForce Ortho & Fishbein Fundamentals.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 9: Dr. Patrice Smith

    Ep. 9: Dr. Patrice Smith

    Orthodontist Dr. Patrice Smith, also known as The UnOrthoDoc, is the owner of Infinity Orthodontics in Washington, DC.

    On this episode, you will learn about:

    *Her entrepreneurial background growing up on the island of Jamaica
    *How Patrice found her own voice for blogging and social media
    *Patrice’s side hustle - The UnOrthoDoc Candle Co.
    *Her recent practice acquisition & reasons for purchasing vs. a start-up
    *The latest technology she is incorporating at Infinity Orthodontics

    Recorded July 9th, 2021 in Downtown Washington, DC.

    Generous support for the podcast comes from LightForce Ortho & Fishbein Fundamentals.

    • 48 min
    Ep. 8: Dr. John Pham

    Ep. 8: Dr. John Pham

    Dr. John Pham is an orthodontist & entrepreneur who co-created InBrace, an innovative approach to behind-the-teeth braces.⁣

    On this episode, you will learn about:⁣

    *Lessons from his childhood as the son of Vietnamese immigrant farmers⁣
    *How he dropped out of college to become a successful tech start-up entrepreneur⁣
    *His engineering background and eventual founding of InBrace at USC⁣
    *The importance of innovation for new category creation⁣
    *How to expand the orthodontic market through a Blue Ocean Strategy⁣

    Recorded May 27, 2021 at the Glenn Hotel Autograph Collection in Atlanta, GA⁣

    Generous support for the podcast comes from Fishbein Fundamentals & ODL.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Second year dental student ,

Awesome podcast with great guests!

I love the Illuminate orthodontics podcast! Dr. Cetta picks an awesome variety of guests who are leaders in the field with unique and inspiring stories to share. As a young orthodontists I excited to learn from my mentors and role models in the field, and this has been the perfect podcast to inspire me to grow and learn from the best! Thanks Chris!

Aligners ,

Easy Listening

I’ve just started to listen to the Illuminate podcast but really enjoyed the conversation with Grant Collins and felt compelled to leave a review. Chris does a fantastic job leading the conversation and allows the listener to feel as if they are at the table and in the room listening. Well edited and great final product. Will continue to listen AND share with colleagues.

Mark Angeloni ,

The perfect host

As a frequent podcast listener and an orthodontist, this is a podcast that I won’t miss. Chris always asks thoughtful questions and gets the most out of his incredible guests! Chris fits this role perfectly!

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