The Clear Choice Orthodontists Group (CCO) has 4 main aims.
- To educate the public and other members of the dental profession that the best practitioner to see for orthodontic treatment is an orthodontist and preferably a CCO Orthodontist.
- To be a buying group with cost reduction on purchasing products.
- To support CCO Member practices to achieve an increase in patient numbers and a reduction in their overheads so that CCO membership is at least cost neutral.
- To enable a community of like minded orthodontists who support each other to provide the best possible treatment for their patients.
CCO was started on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland by 3 independent practices – Dr Peter Miles in Caloundra, Dr Gavin Lenz in Mooloolaba and Drs Glenn Staples and Cameron McNee in Noosa and Nambour. These suburbs are geographically isolated so the practices are generally not direct competitors.