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  • New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners Considering AAO-Proposed Language for Specialty Advertising Policy March 5, 2019
    Since early 2018, the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners has been considering whether to revise its current rules related to recognizing dental specialties. The current version of New Hampshire’s rules relies on the definition of recognized specialties as defined by the American Dental Association (ADA). At a meeting in November 2018, the matter (whether […]
    Gail Gardner
  • Past AAO President, Dr. John M. Faust, Passes Away February 15, 2019
    AAO leaders were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. John M. Faust Sr. at age 97 on January 9. Dr. Faust of Hattiesburg, Mississippi served as president of the AAO for 1979-80, presiding over the 1980 Annual Session in New Orleans. He was also a trustee of the American Dental Association, president of […]
    Gail Gardner
  • AAO Advocates on Behalf of Canadian Orthodontists February 15, 2019
    The AAO has and continues to work diligently to advocate on Canadian members’ and orthodontic patients’ behalves. Through the AAO Component Legal Support Fund, money was devoted to hire the Toronto law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. The firm worked with the AAO’s Sean Murphy to reach out to The Royal College of Dental Surgeons […]
    Gail Gardner
  • North Carolina Dental Board Adopts AAO-Proposed Policy Wording for Specialty Advertising February 8, 2019
    The North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners recently adopted amendments to the state’s dental specialty advertising policy that align with recommendations made by the AAO as part of an effort made possible by the Component Legal Support Fund. In early 2018, the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners proposed changes to 21 NCAC 16p.0105, the […]
    Gail Gardner
  • Beware of Annual Session Housing Piracy Scams February 4, 2019
    The AAO has been notified that at least one pirate website for hotel reservations has been set up that mimics the 2019 AAO Annual Session site of housing partner OnPeak. The AAO’s ONLY contracted and approved housing company for the 2019 Annual Session is onPeak.  As the AAO becomes aware of any pirate sites set […]
    Gail Gardner
  • AAO Foundation Annual Session Gift Program for Residents Application is Online February 4, 2019
    The AAO Foundation is working to help orthodontic residents experience the 2019 Annual Session. Each AAO student member (resident) is eligible for a one-time Annual Session attendance gift of $400, which will be issued after the 2019 Annual Session to assist in offsetting the cost to attend. To apply for the gift, complete the online […]
    Gail Gardner
  • Annual Session Speaker Seeks Orthodontic Practice Marketing Materials to Review during Lecture February 4, 2019
    2019 Annual Session speaker Joy Gendusa plans to present an interactive lecture, “YOUR Marketing Report Card: Real AAO Member Campaigns Evaluated Live.”  Members are invited to submit marketing campaign materials developed for your practice for critique during the lecture. The lecture will focus on examining some of the reasons why marketing materials may – or […]
    Gail Gardner
  • All AAO Members Attending 2019 Annual Session Are Invited to Attend House of Delegates Meetings February 4, 2019
    Whether you are interested in particular issues coming up before the 2019 House of Delegates (HOD) or are simply curious about AAO leadership and governance, AAO leaders will welcome your attendance at open sessions of the 2019 House of Delegates. Among a variety of resolutions and agenda items, the 2019 HOD will receive the nomination […]
    Gail Gardner
  • Help the AAO Increase Knowledge of Conditions in the Specialty: Respond to the 2018 Economics of Orthodontics Survey February 1, 2019
    Every two years, the AAO collects information from practicing members in the United States and Canada regarding changes in their practices and patient numbers from the prior year through the Economics of Orthodontics and Patient Census survey. The 2018 survey was emailed to members on January 23. Please check your in-box messages for that date […]
    Gail Gardner
  • AAO Practice-Based Research Network Publication Appears in The Angle Orthodontist January 23, 2019
    The AAO Practice Based Research Network Committee (AAO-PBRN) was formed in 2013 to encourage orthodontic research in network settings, especially in the National Dental Practice Based Research Network (National Dental PBRN). The first project to be approved was a study of adult anterior open bite and the AAO began recruiting member participants for the study in […]
    Gail Gardner