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  • Guidelines Available to Help with Prophylactic Antibiotic Decisions August 17, 2017
    If a patient with a heart condition is about to undergo a procedure and you have questions about the use of prophylactic antibiotics to prevent infective endocarditis (IE), you may refer to guidelines provided by the American Dental Association and the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association published updated guidelines in Circulation in 2007, […]
    Gail Gardner
  • Register Today for the 2018 Winter Conference August 7, 2017
    Enjoy two and a half days of lectures addressing topics of interest to orthodontists and pediatric dentists who are collaborating in patient care. Join your orthodontic colleagues and members of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for the 2018 Winter Conference, February 9-11 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The meeting, “Early Orthodontic Treatment: Working Together for Excellent […]
    Gail Gardner
  • AAO Consumer Website Page Views Increase Six-Fold from June 2016 - July 2017 August 3, 2017
    The AAO’s recent move to a digital approach to marketing via the Consumer Awareness Program (CAP) is yielding strong growth in engagement with the association’s consumer website, which provides expanded information about the superior qualifications of orthodontists to straighten teeth and align jaws. CAP materials drive consumers to the consumer website. From June 2016 to […]
    Gail Gardner
  • Virtual Career Fair August 2, 2017
    The Virtual Career Fair brings together individuals and organizations with practice opportunities, such as associateships or practices for sale, with individuals who are actively seeking opportunities. The online format provides an easy, effective way to discover prospective candidates or opportunities, all from the comfort of your home or office. Exhibitor registration is now available. Visit […]
    Lauren Snowden
  • AAO President Nahid Maleki Visits Washington, D.C. Lawmakers to Discuss Healthcare, Student Debt, Tax Reform, and Other Important Issues August 1, 2017
    Dr. Nahid Maleki, AAO president, recently visited lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues important to orthodontists, including reducing student debt, passage of the AAO’s RAISE Act, and tax reform.   Easing the Burden of Student Debt Dr. Nahid Maleki with Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)   Dr. Nahid Maleki with Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA)   […]
    Gail Gardner
  • Find Locum Tenens Opportunities After Retirement via Practice Opportunities and Careers July 28, 2017
    If you plan to keep your dental license valid post-retirement and would like to pursue occasional short-term work opportunities, register as a seeker interested in Locum Tenens at Practice Opportunities and Careers. You will have access to listings on the site including Locum Tenens opportunities. Providers listing these opportunities will also be able to contact […]
    Gail Gardner
  • AAO Offers Multiple Practice Transition Resources July 28, 2017
    Visit Career Management Resources at to access a variety of articles and other resources from well-regarded sources that address aspects of the practice transition process. Topics addressed include: ♦ Business analysis ♦ Practice sale to a corporate buyer ♦ Practice sale pitfalls ♦ Managing practice sale proceeds ♦ Transition Q and A videos ♦ […]
    Gail Gardner
  • Find a Qualified Partner or Purchaser for Your Practice July 28, 2017
    Preparing your practice for your transition to retirement is a long-term process. If you are seeking a qualified partner to take over when you leave, register for AAO Practice Opportunities and Careers to look for suitable candidates. Or, if you will soon be ready to sell, you may be interested to know that at any […]
    Gail Gardner
  • Mark Your Calendar for 2017-18 Career Events July 27, 2017
    ♦ Jump-start your hiring process by participating in the 2017 Virtual Career Fair, Saturday, October 28, 9 am-12 pm Central. Registration will open for exhibitors (hiring organizations) on August 7 and for participants (seekers) on September 11. Watch the eBulletin and social media outlets for AAO members for registration information. AAO members will be able […]
    Gail Gardner
  • Grow Your Practice: AAO Practice Opportunities & Careers Can Help You Hire an Orthodontist or Purchase a Practice July 27, 2017
    Practice Opportunities and Careers, an online matching service, connects AAO members seeking practice opportunities with those who have opportunities to offer. Whether you are seeking to grow your practice by hiring an associate, bringing in a partner or purchasing another established practice, Practice Opportunities and Careers may help you meet your goal quickly and easily.  […]
    Gail Gardner