The MiSmile Network has announced the launch of the MiSmile Academy – an online, entry level education programme which introduces the highly successful MiSmile growth strategy. The Academy will offer greater access to the MiSmile Network’s methodologies for general dentists who are unaffiliated with the Network for the first time.
The MiSmile Network is an umbrella organisation, comprising 80 independent dental practices located across the UK, each with a vested interest in growing their Invisalign expertise and case submissions. Within a year of joining, members report an average of 126% growth, and between them, have completed over 15,000 Invisalign cases.
MiSmile Network founder, Dr Sandeep Kumar, explains his rationale for aligning with Align Technology: “The Invisalign system is the best of the best clear aligner orthodontic systems and I particularly value the predictable, optimum outcomes we achieve. Align Technology is always evolving and improving every aspect of the system, from its aligner materials and features to its digital workflow, thanks to its iTero Element scanning technology. Operational advances, including ClinCheck software for treatment planning and outcome simulation software to demonstrate the patient’s projected new smile, are also invaluable. Align Technology has always been ahead of the game – and still is.”
The autonomous organisation is the only GDP dental network in the UK endorsed by the company and is closely aligned with all its principles. As Dr Kumar explained, “Our wealth of treatment experience coupled with our ongoing cooperation with Align Technology, as well as our lead generating marketing, lead management software, group discounts, and business support,
means we are well placed to offer practices all the back-up they need to significantly increase their Invisalign case numbers and significantly grow their practices.”
While the MiSmile Network members all have some experience treating patients with the Invisalign system when they join, the additional benefits of membership include ongoing access to the latest business and clinical training which means that they are able to treat more interesting and challenging cases with greater confidence.
The MiSmile Academy
The logical next step for the MiSmile Network was to expand the reach of its training to non-affiliated dentists, and has now launched the MiSmile Academy with the support of Align Technology. Each quarter, a new intake of delegates will benefit from a three-month programme which will give them privileged access into the MiSmile Network strategies. The typical candidate to benefit from the Academy programme will be a practice principal or associate who is ambitious to step up a gear, to grow their case numbers and their practice.
Each topic on the Academy programme syllabus is delivered by a roll-call of recognised industry experts; so lead generation is taught by KMG and Chris Barrow; lead conversion by DenGro, Laura Horton, Dr Kunal Patel and Lucy Patel; clinical confidence by Dr Adriana Garro and Dr Oliver Smart, and profitability by the MiSmile Network team. The weekly sessions are delivered live over a private Zoom platform and are also recorded and made available on a secure platform for course participants to revisit. A WhatsApp group and online support platform is also available for each cohort to provide an additional level of mutual support and a sense of the community engendered amongst Network members.
At the end of the programme, participants will not only be given the opportunity to join the MiSmile Network, they will also deliver their own Invisalign Open Day to put the strategies into practice.
Supporting the launch of the new Academy, Dan Gallagher, Align Technology’s General Manger for the GP Channel commented: “Align Technology has a long-standing relationship with the MiSmile Network and this latest initiative will give dentists who wish to grow their presence the chance to benefit from the expertise of one of the profession’s most experienced Invisalign
provider groups. This presents Invisalign trained doctors with new opportunities to achieve further clinical and business growth, and I can’t wait to witness the achievements of the graduates of the MiSmile Academy. Every doctors’ success is our success, and we are happy to support expanding the scope of the Network’s training to upskill a broader group of general practitioners.”
Dr Kumar concludes: “This is the first time we have made our training methods available to non-affiliated doctors looking to step up to the next level, and I am so looking forward to welcoming the first cohort, and future cohorts, to the MiSmile Academy and following their progress.”
For more information about joining the next MiSmile Academy cohort please visit https://academy.mismile.co.uk.