• Remote Support
  • Ortho2 Webstore
  • Refer a Friend

News Archive

Read below about archived news releases.

News Archive

Top 3 Reasons to Visit Ortho2 in Orlando

April 29, 2016

We cover the top 3 reasons to visit us at booth #201 at the AAO in Orlando. Read more here.

Wait, Ortho2 has a Cloud?

April 27, 2016

Looking to the future for practice management in your office? Then look no further than the Ortho2 cloud. Read more here.

The Principles of Infection Prevention

April 23, 2016

Andrea Cook talks about the importance of infection prevention in your ortho practice on the blog. Read more here.

Locking Down the New Patient Phone Script in Nine Steps

April 19, 2016

Nancy Hyman talks 9 easy steps to making sure your initial phone call with a patient is fantastic. Read more here.

Are You Planning for the Future?

April 15, 2016

Michelle Haupt talks about the importance of making sure your practice is prepared for the future. Read more here.

Why Aren't You Using It?

March 22, 2016

Pat Rosenzweig talks about using your practice management software to its full potential. Read more here.

Keeping Ortho Patients on Schedule

February 26, 2016

Dr. Levin talks about techniques that will help keep ortho patients on schedule. Read more here.

Pictures From Past UGM Parties Part 2

February 19, 2016

There were too many photos for just one blog post, here's part 2 of the best photos from past UGM parties! Read more here.

Pictures From Past UGM Parties Part 1

February 5, 2016

Check out UGM party pictures from the past. Read more here.

Building a Positive Workplace: Give Your Team a Workplace Assessment

January 15, 2016

Dr. Gorczyca talks about ways to foster a positive work environment. Read more here.

Starting the New Year Right with Edge

December 18, 2015

Bring in the New Year with Edge Practice Management Solutions! Read more here.

UGM 2016 and How I Conquered My New Year's Resolutions Already

December 11, 2015

There's still time to save big on the 2016 UGM by registering early. Check out the blog to see all the fun you can have in Las Vegas in February. Read more here.

Chat Support - Another Way to Reach Us

December 1, 2015

Chat Support is another great way to get in contact with us at Ortho2 follow the link to see why. Read more here.

Time to Get Serious about Observation

November 9, 2015

Dr. Levin talks about how an observation program represents one of the most potent strategies for acquiring new ortho patients, especially in today's more competitive market. Read more here.

Cutting Edge Webinars: Knowledge at the Low, Low Price of Nothing

October 30, 2015

We're offering webinars to anyone involved in the orthodontic world regardless of practice management software being used in your office. If you want to know how to make your practice even better, join us weekly for an hour and hear some great information from the industry's top leaders. Read more here.

So, What is Your Excuse?

October 26, 2015

Andrea Cook talks about how to deal with office excuses and make sure your team is working the best it can. Read more here.

Patient Reward Strategies

October 15, 2015

Nancy Hyman talks about some great ways you can cultivate referrals with the use of rewards in your practice. Read more here.

Boundaries and Policies

October 9, 2015

Pat Rosenzweig talks on the blog about the importance of having a policy for missed or late appointments and how you can stop it with your patients. Read more here.

Developing a Solid Marketing System

September 30, 2015

K. Ryan Alexander talks on the blog about the importance of marketing and having a plan so that you can get more patients into your practice. Read more here.

Driving Growth With an Observation Program

September 18, 2015

How can an observation program grow your practice? Follow the link to find out with Dr. Levin. Read more here.

Google Maps 3-Pack aka Snack Pack Update

September 4, 2015

Mary talks about the changes that occurred to Google's searches for local businesses. Read more here.

Etc. vs. ETC

August 31, 2015

LeeAnn Peniche talks about what makes a treatment coordinator excellent and what makes one exceptional. Read more here.

Inspire Your Team to be Great

August 17, 2015

Dr. Levin talks about ways you can motivate your practice to be the best it can be. Read more here.

Windows 10 is Here

July 29, 2015

Today we talk about Windows 10, your practice, and what having an old OS means for your IT security. Read more here.

Mary Kay Miller – The Aftermath of Mobilegeddon: Revisiting Google’s Mobile Algorithm Update

July 22, 2015

Mary Kay Miller discusses what changed and what hasn't changed because of Google's big search algorithm changes. Read more here.

Nancy Hyman – Rock Your School Promotions!

July 15, 2015

Nancy Hyman talks about the importance of direct promotions to schools as one way of increasing patient referrals. Read more here.

Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca – Your Patient Appreciation Party

June 26, 2015

Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca talks about how important and fun throwing a patient appreciation party can be for your practice. Read more here.

LeeAnn Peniche – Zap It: Making a Simple Experience, Memorable

June 19, 2015

LeeAnn Peniche talks about making a simple experience memorable. Read more here.

Edge Animations App is Released

June 15, 2015

Great news! The Edge Animations App is now available for both Android and iOS devices. Download it, and be sure to watch the amazing Intro to Orthodontics video. Click here to read the full press release.

Roger P. Levin – Success in Every Phase of Your Ortho Career

June 12, 2015

Roger Levin talks about finding success in every phase of your ortho career. Read more here.

Windows 10

June 10, 2015

Windows 10 is scheduled to release on July 29. Ortho2 Edge and ViewPoint are certified for use with Professional or Enterprise editions. Other editions of Windows 10 have not been fully tested at this time and are not advised.

Dr. Roger P. Levin – Reduce Stress with Better Systems is on the Blog

May 22, 2015

Dr. Roger P. Levin talks about how to reduce stress in your practice. Read more here.

Thank You to Everyone Who Stopped by Our Booth at the AAO in San Francisco

May 20, 2015

Click here to see photos on our Facebook page.

Andrea L. Cook – The Missing Piece… is on the Blog

May 14, 2015

Andrea L. Cook talks about how to make good choices when adopting new technology for your orthodontic practice on the blog today. Read more here.

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Ortho2 in San Francisco (and don't miss reason #2!)

May 12, 2015

We're heading out to San Francisco for this year's AAO. Here are 4 reasons why you need to visit Ortho2 at booth #413! Read more here.

Mary Kay Miller – Google Updating the Mobile Search Algorithm: What it Means to Orthodontic Practices is on the Blog

April 30, 2015

Mary Kay Miller talks about what Google's search algorithm changes means for your practice's website on the blog today. Read more here.

David Harris – Misconceptions about Embezzlement is on the Blog

April 24, 2015

David Harris talks about some of the common misconceptions orthodontists have about embezzlement on the blog today. Read more here.

Nancy Hyman – Rethinking Kids' Club Promotions is on the Blog

April 15, 2015

Nancy Hyman talks about the importance of Kids' Club Programs for your practice on the blog today. Read more here.

Pat Rosenzweig – Who's Stage Managing Your Office? is on the Blog

April 10, 2015

Pat Rosenzweig talks about the importance of presentation in the everyday orthodontic practice on the blog today. Read more here.

LeeAnn Peniche – Game Time is on the Blog

April 3, 2015

LeeAnn Peniche's tips on mastering the ortho game are on the blog today. Read more here.

K. Ryan Alexander – Three Tips for Developing Efficiency Within an Existing Schedule is on the Blog

March 31, 2015

K. Ryan Alexander talks about developing efficiency within an existing schedule on the blog today. Read more here.

Roger P. Levin – Increasing Production in 2015 is on the Blog

March 17, 2015

Roger P. Levin talks about increasing production in 2015 on the blog today. Read more here.

Edge 5 is now out!

March 16, 2015

If you're an existing Edge customer all you need to do is update your Edge client and you'll have all the new enhancements and features of Edge 5.

LeeAnn Peniche – Are You Obsolete? is on the Blog

March 3, 2015

LeeAnn Peniche talks about staying relevant in your practice community on the blog today. Read more here.

2015 Users Group Meeting Photos

March 1, 2015

Check out the photos from this year's Users Group Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ! And make sure to join in on the fun for 2016 too.

Roger P. Levin – The Benefits of a Patient-Centric Culture is on the Blog

February 20, 2015

Roger P. Levin discusses making patient-centric choices on the blog today. Read more here.

Andrea Cook – How to Reduce the Number of Patients in Extended Treatment is on the Blog

February 2, 2015

Andrea Cook talks about the importance of minimizing the number of patients who are exceeding their treatment lengths on the blog today. Read more here.

Mary Kay Miller – Online "Bot Fraud" in Orthodontic Marketing Ads is on the Blog

January 19, 2015

Mary Kay Miller talks about online safety and bot fraud on today's post. Read more here.

Top 3 Reasons Why You Need to Move to the Cloud is on the Blog

December 16, 2014

Today's blog post talks about the top 3 reasons your practice needs to move to the cloud. Read more here.

Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca – Custom Blogs Rev Up SEO is on the Blog

December 2, 2014

Dr. Gorczyca talks about the benefits of boosting your SEO on the blog today. Read more here.

Dr. Roger P. Levin – It Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely at the Top is on the Blog

November 19, 2014

Dr. Levin talks about delegation of responsibilities and trusting your team. Read more here.

Cloud Apps vs. Web Apps is on the Blog

October 23, 2014

Today's blog post talks about some of the advantages a truly optimized, app based approach to accessing the cloud can help your practice. Read more here.

It's National Orthodontic Health Month!

October 1, 2014

See how you can help the AAO raise funds for children and teens in need of orthodontic care. Read More

An Edge Reminders Deadline

September 23, 2014

As we first reported in July, effective January 1, 2015 we will implement improved certificate security for Edge Reminders that WILL NOT work with Windows XP. We don’t do something like this lightly, but this change is occurring across the security certificate industry and we must evolve our products as well.

Patient Rewards for Edge and ViewPoint is on the Blog

September 23, 2014

Wes introduces Patient Rewards for all current Edge and ViewPoint users on the blog today! Read more here.

Ortho2 Featured in September Orthotown Magazine

September 17, 2014

Ortho2 was featured on the cover of the September Orthotown Magazine. Orthotown interviewed Dr. Craig Scholz, Ortho2 Director of Emerging Technologies, on pushing cloud computing to new heights. Check out this powerful article here.

Practice Connect is Released

September 12, 2014

Ortho2 is excited to bring Practice Connect, a branded app for an orthodontic practice’s patients and parents, to our Edge clients. Practice Connect has officially been released and we are delivering it to all our pre-release sales as quickly as possible.

Patient Rewards System Released

September 4, 2014

Ortho2 is excited to announce the release of the Patient Rewards System for Edge and ViewPoint. This system calculates points and tracks rewards you offer as incentive to motivate patient attendance, treatment cooperation, oral hygiene, and more.

Fall Meetings

September 4, 2014

We are looking forward to traveling this fall and catching up with friends and users all over the country! Be sure to stop by, say hello, and check out our fall savings. Click here to see our travel schedule.

Dr. Roger P. Levin – Increase Case Acceptance with Outside Financing is on the Blog

September 3, 2014

Dr. Roger Levin discusses the importance of addressing financing options with your patients. Read more here.

Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca – Honor Clinical Excellence is on the Blog

August 13, 2014

Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca talks on the importance of being clinically excellent and patient satisfaction today on our blog. Read more here.

Thank you to all the residents who stopped by our booth at GORP in Ann Arbor.

August 4, 2014

It was a great meeting, Mario Kart races and all!

ViewPoint 10.1 has been released!

July 29, 2014

Existing ViewPoint customers will be receiving the latest version, ViewPoint 10.1, over the coming weeks. An email will be sent to each office when they have been activated for the update.

Read more here.

Dr. Roger P. Levin – Morning Meetings, By the Numbers is on the Blog

July 22, 2014

Read more here.

Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca – We Will Take Great Care of You is on the Blog

July 2, 2014

Click here to read the article.

Thank You to Everyone Who Stopped by Our Booth at the AAO in New Orleans

May 8, 2014

Click here to see photos on our Facebook page.

Edge 4 is out now!

April 18, 2014

If you're an existing Edge customer all you need to do is update your Edge client and you’ll have all the new enhancements and features of Edge 4.

Read more

Ortho2 Announces Practice Connect

April 2, 2014

Ortho2 announces Practice Connect, a branded app for an orthodontic practice's patients and parents, available for both Android and iOS devices. Click to read the full release.

Microsoft Ending Support of Windows XP

March 27, 2014

As of April 8, 2014 Microsoft will end support of Windows XP. It is vital that you update before this date as technical assistance and updates will cease for the Windows XP operating system. This may lead to vulnerabilities, viruses, and other malicious pieces of software. If you haven’t updated already, speak with your Ortho2 Regional Managers about how to get up to date with a new version of Windows today.

Read more

2014 Users Group Meeting Photos

March 21, 2014

Check out the photos from this year’s Users Group Meeting in San Antonio! Make sure to join in on the fun for 2015 by preregistering now!

Windows 8.1 Update

October 29, 2013

Microsoft released their Windows 8.1 update in mid-October that is free for all licensed Windows 8 users... Learn More

Fall Meetings

September 16, 2013

We are looking forward to traveling this fall and catching up with friends and users all over the country! Be sure to stop by, say hello, and check out our fall savings. See you on the road.

Ortho2 is Excited to Officially Announce Edge U.

August 2, 2013

This program, designed for residents and universities, offers a variety of resources including Lunch and Learn opportunities, software donation, and our Cutting Edge Webinar Series. This program also includes the newly released Edge Resident, a software suite for residents to use for free while in school.

Ortho2 Launches Edge Mobile

July 2, 2013

Ortho Computer Systems, Inc. announces the release of Edge Mobile. This new addition to the Edge management, imaging, and communication platform provides smartphone and tablet access to Edge practice data. It is free and immediately available for all Edge clients with Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad) devices. Click to read the full release.

New Ortho2 Webinar Format and Archives

Ortho2 Webinars have always been a great solution for training new users, refreshing experienced users, and learning about new features. Beginning in July, you’ll have even more opportunities to learn how to make the most out of your Edge or ViewPoint system. Each month, we’ll cover two Edge topics and two ViewPoint topics, and as always, you’ll have several dates and times to choose the one that best fits your schedule. Check out the upcoming webinars.

Additionally, many webinars are now recorded. So if you are unable to attend, you can now check out our archive of Edge and ViewPoint webinars under the Visual Help section of our customer site.

Ortho2 Announces the Release of Edge 3.

Ortho Computer Systems, Inc. announces the release of Edge 3. This new version of Edge features a myriad of enhanced features and improved functionality designed to optimize the efficiency of the practice.

Read more

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the AAO in Philadelphia.

Click here to see photos on our Facebook page.

Time to Retire Windows XP and Word / Office 2003!

As we mentioned in the October 2012 newsletter, the clock is ticking on Windows XP as a viable operating system. Microsoft ceased mainstream support for it back in 2009, and will drop extended support for it in April 2014.

Read more

The Cutting Edge Webinar Series Returns in April!

This free webinar series features tips and tricks to grow your practice from some of the top names in orthodontics. Check out the schedule at www.ortho2.com/cuttingedge and register today. Exclusively for Ortho2 users, recent grads, and residents.

Windows 8 and Ortho2

Windows 8 comes in four distinct editions. Both Edge and ViewPoint are certified for use with the Pro and Enterprise editions. The "core" version, also known as just Windows 8, is not intended for professional use and is not recommended. Windows RT does not function on personal computers and will not work with ViewPoint or Edge.

2013 Users Group Meeting Photo

Be sure to check out the photos from the 2013 Users Group Meeting in Las Vegas!

October is National Orthodontics Health Month

Have fun celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month this October! Find a way to have fun with your patients, staff, and community while delivering information about orthodontic treatment.

40th Annual Moyers Symposium

The Moyers Symposium will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on March 8 – 10 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Plans for this special event include 3 days of presentations plus a Saturday night reception in the skyboxes of the newly renovated Michigan Stadium. Held annually by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, the Symposium has become one of the most respected events in orthodontics.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the AAO in Hawaii.

Click here to see photos on our Facebook page.

All Star Award

Ortho2 was recently awarded the 2011 Constant Contact All Star Award for great online marketing practices. Click here to read the full release.

Ortho2 Releases ViewPoint 9 Enhancements

Ortho Computer Systems, Inc announces the release of the ViewPoint 9 enhancements. This new version of ViewPoint features a myriad of enhanced features and improved functionality to further solidify ViewPoint’s place as a leader in practice management systems. Click here to read the full release.

2012 Users Group Meeting Photos

Be sure to check out the photos from the 2012 Users Group Meeting in San Diego!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Users Group Meeting in San Diego!

Congratulations to our Black Out Exhibitor Bingo winners: Sherri Encarnacau with Martin Family Orthodontics, Carol Hamor with Dr. Stanley Sozanski, and Midori McCauslin with 'NBraces. These 3 each won an iPod Nano that will be delivered shortly! And congrats to all our other winners...there were so many!!

Ortho2 is Now on Google+!

Click here to add Ortho2 to your circles and keep up with Ortho2 on Google +.

February Software Sale

For the month of February, enjoy 33% off two of our most popular modules - Edge Animations and Edge Imaging. Plus, you can save 10% on all other Edge and ViewPoint modules. Don't wait! This offer expires February 29, 2012! Contact your Regional Manager today.

HIPAA 5010 Readiness

Recently, we have received several inquiries regarding the upcoming version 5010 change to the HIPAA X12 transaction code set standards. These transactions standards cover: healthcare claims and encounter information, payment and remittance advice, claims status, eligibility, enrollment and disenrollment, referrals and authorizations, coordination of benefits and premium payments.

We use EDI-Health Group's DentalXChange as our electronic insurance partner. Please see this statement from their ClaimConnect website regarding this:

HIPAA 5010 Readiness

DentalXChange is diligently working on the new HIPAA 5010 compliance standards that are required by January 1, 2012. Our site has recently been updated to allow you to take advantage of the new features and we are testing with our payer partners to move to the new formats with them. The actual change in connectivity to the payers will take time, but rest assured DentalXChange has scheduled our resources to accomplish all changes necessary by the compliance dates. If a payer tells your office that you are not 5010 compliant, please let them know that your clearinghouse is working on your behalf.

You may visit their website at http://www.dentalxchange.com/ or contact them at 800.576.6412 ext. 452 for further questions concerning this upcoming version change. Be assured that they are working on your behalf to ensure compliance!

Ortho2 Integrates with Demandforce

Demandforce, Inc., a leader in online marketing and communications and Ortho2, a global orthodontic practice management software company, today announced a two-way integration that will deliver Demandforce’s award winning automated marketing and communications solution to over 1,600+ orthodontists nationwide. Click here to read the full release.

Ortho2 Announces Edge Portal

Ortho Computer Systems, Inc. announces the launch of Edge Portal, an iPad friendly and easy-to-use product that provides access to the Edge practice management system over the Internet via computer, tablet, or a web-enabled mobile device. Click here to read the full release.

Introducing the Ortho2 Blog!

Ortho2 is excited to introduce the Ortho2 Blog for orthodontists. We've partnered with some of the industry’s top consultants and thought-leaders to provide a wide variety of practice building ideas to help orthodontists succeed. We’re looking forward to using this interactive forum to discuss orthodontics with the people who love it most.

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

Have fun celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month this October! Find a way to have fun with your patients, staff, and community while delivering information about orthodontic treatment.

The Cutting Edge Webinar Series Begins September 12!

This free webinar series features tips and tricks to grow your practice from some of the top names in orthodontics. Check out the 2011-2012 schedule at www.ortho2.com/cuttingEdge and register today. Exclusively for Ortho2 users, recent grads, and residents.

Important Service Notice from Ortho2

Ortho2 will be performing an upgrade to the servers and other equipment components that run On-line Forms, VP Glance, and VP WebAccess beginning at 11:00 A.M. Central on Sunday, September 4th and ending at approximately 11:00 P.M. Central on Monday, September 5th. This upgrade is intended to greatly enhance the stability and the speed of these services. During the upgrade, these services will be unavailable to you and your patients. As this is taking place over the Labor Day holiday weekend, we hope to minimize the impact of the disruption of these services and we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience during this upgrade.

COMING SOON! The Cutting Edge Webinar Series Presented by Ortho2

returns in September! Due to the overwhelming success of last year's webinar series, we have expanded to include residents, recent grads, and Ortho2 users. Watch for more information on speakers and this year's schedule at www.ortho2.com/cuttingedge.

Thank you to all the residents who stopped by our booth at GORP in St. Louis.

It was a great meeting!

Introducing the Edge Animations Forum on UserVoice!

Post suggestions, ideas, and/or comments. Vote on your favorites. Find out more.

Ortho2 is Now on Twitter!

Follow @Ortho2Systems and join the conversation.

Check out Edge Animations at Ortho2's Channel on YouTube.

Subscribe to Ortho2's Channel for notifications anytime new videos are uploaded.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the AAO in Chicago.

It was a great meeting. Click here to see photos on our Facebook page.

Ortho2 Announces Edge 2.0

Ortho2 announces the release of Edge 2.0 enhancements. Click here to read the full release.

ALERT