eBulletin

The eBulletin is the AAO’s electronic newsletter, providing the latest news on association programs and resources and information on issues impacting the orthodontic specialty.  Click here for archived issues of the eBulletin.

2018 eBulletins

August 9, 2018 – AAO Members Eligible for Discount on Seminars in Orthodontics Subscription

  • 2018 AAO Constituent Meetings Offer Diverse Content, Host City Cultural Amenities and Entertainment
  • Apply by October 1 for 2019 Hellman, Sicher and Graber Awards

August 6, 2018 – 2019 Winter Conference Registration Is Open

  • 20 Dental and Medical Specialists with Expertise in Obstructive Sleep Apnea to Speak at the 2019 Winter Conference
  • August AJO-DO: “Effect of Orthodontic Treatment with 4 Premolar Extractions Compared with Nonextraction Treatment on the Vertical Dimension of the Face: A Systematic Review”

August 3, 2018 – ADA Takes on DIY Dentistry with Public Awareness Campaign

July 31, 2018 – House of Representatives Passes Key Element of RAISE Act

July 27, 2018 – Medical Device Tax Repeal Passes in the House

  • Free Online Lectures: Chester Handelman on Long-Term Patient Follow-up (Compromised Periodontium); Tae-Woo Kim on Treating Openbite (Upper Anterior Protrusion w/ Ankylosed Teeth)
  • Archived Virtual Roundtable, “Practice Modalities and Career Paths for Today’s Orthodontist” is Online

July 24, 2018 – Congressional Committee Approves Key Element of Flexible Spending Account Legislation (RAISE Act)

  • Efforts of Participants in Largest-Ever AAO Professional Advocacy Conference Paying Off as Part of RAISE Act Advances in Congress
  • AAO Consumer Blog Post Provides Perspective for Patients on Treatment with Aligners

July 18, 2018 – AAO Collaboration with Gaidge Continues with Quarterly Data Highlights

  • Apply by November 16 for 2019 AAO Foundation Awards for Junior, Mid-Career and Senior Faculty and Research Aid
  • Residents: AAO Giveaways at GORP 2018 to Include 2019 Annual Session Package

July 18, 2018 – AAO Collaboration with Gaidge Continues with Quarterly Data Highlights

  • Apply by November 16 for 2019 AAO Foundation Awards for Junior, Mid-Career and Senior Faculty and Research Aid
  • 2018 Annual Session ePosters Available Online through July 31 *

July 6, 2018 – 2019 Winter Conference Speakers to Address Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics

  • Practice Management Bulletin Addresses Non-Traditional Practice Modalities with Focus on the DSO Model
  • Researchers Investigating How to Stop Bacterial Growth on Aligners, Retainers

June 29, 2018 – AAO Advocacy Initiative Results in Strengthening of Missouri Specialty Advertising Law

  • Second of Two AAO-Supported Student Loan Bills Introduced in Congress
  • Learn on Your Own Schedule: All 2017-18 Webinars Now Archived in Online Lectures

June 19, 2019 – AAO Consumer Alert Lists Key Questions to Ask about Direct-to-Consumer Orthodontic Companies

  • Free Online Lecture for June: Dr. David Ostreicher on “Managing Compliance”
  • Let the AAO Help with Your Staff Training Needs: Register Your Team for the AAO Staff Club ($50 Per Office) *

June 7, 2018 – Orthodontic Products Feature Takes a Deep Dive into the AAO Consumer Awareness Program

  • New Consumer Videos Use Humor to Underscore the Importance of Seeing a Specialist: ♦ Kids Explain Orthodontics ♦ Adults Try Things at Home That Are Better Left to Professionals
  • 2018 Annual Session ePosters Will Be Available Online through July 31*

June 4, 2018 – AAO Launches Online Guide to Inform Parents about Treatment

  • 2018 Annual Session Photos Are Available for Free Download
  • Dr. Andrew Kwasny Represents the AAO on the Newly Formed National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards

May 30, 2018 – 2018 Annual Session Photos are Live

May 25, 2018 – House of Delegates Adopts Global Strategic Planning Committee- Proposed Strategy Map

  • AAO Donated Orthodontic Services Program Featured in Chicago TV News Segment
  • AAO Advocacy Initiative Stops New Hampshire from Weakening Specialty Advertising Law

May 14, 2018 – Free Online Lecture Addresses Oral Hygiene Education

  • Register for the May 31 AAO Virtual Roundtable, “Practice Modalities and Career Paths for Today’s Orthodontist”
  • Star Trek-Themed Office Featured on Space Channel; One of Three AAO Member Practices on Off the Cusp’s “12 Coolest Dental Offices” List

May 2, 2018 – AAO Tech Talk Post Examines Big Data and Orthodontic Treatment

  • Not Able to Attend Annual Session This Year? Register for Saturday’s Livestream of Two Lecture Series
  • Reminder: Make Plans for Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week, June 4-8

May 1, 2018 – Access Convenient eHandouts for Annual Session Lectures

  • ♦ 2018 Annual Session Exhibit Guide is Available Online ♦ On-Site Program (Lecture Schedule) is Also Live
  • Discounted Tickets for Washington Nationals Baseball Are Still Available

April 27, 2018 – Washington, D.C. Restaurants Offer World-Class Cuisine; AAO Hotel Block Offers Discounts

  • AAO Foundation to Host Annual Session Breakfast, AAOF Business of Orthodontics Seminar, and AAOF Awards Workshop for Prospective Applicants
  • Don’t Miss the Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Luncheon Featuring Keynote Speaker and Duke University Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski

April 24, 2018 – Review, Comment on 2018 House of Delegates Resolutions Using a Convenient New Online Tool

  • May 24 Webinar: Dr. Ki Beom Kim Will Present, “Is Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders Another Deja Vu Of Temporomandibular Disorders In Orthodontics?”
  • 2019 Hellman, Sicher and Graber Award Applications Available: Apply by October 1, 2018

April 18, 2018 – Facial Esthetics, Class II Correction Lectures to Be Livestreamed from the 2018 Annual Session on May 5

  • Free Online Lecture: Kayla Hoorelbeke Presenting “Prep and Landing: Sales Steps Beyond the New Patient Exam”
  • Join the World Federation of Orthodontists in Observing World Orthodontic Health Day on May 15

April 12, 2018 – Celebrate Your Team’s Contributions during Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week

  • AAO Works to Preserve Specialty Advertising Regulation in Washington State
  • Save the Date: On May 5, Facial Esthetics and Class II Correction Lectures Will Be Livestreamed from the 2018 Annual Session

April 5, 2018 – Educate Your Patients and Community about the Importance of Facial Protection

  • Orthodontic Staff Club’s Closed Facebook Group Will Educate Your Team about Helpful AAO Practice Management Resources for Staff
  • All AAO Members Are Welcome to Attend the 2018 House of Delegates Meetings, May 4 and May 7 in Washington, D.C.

April 5, 2018 – Learn from Other Orthodontic Team Members via a Facebook Group

  • It’s National Facial Protection Month: Educate Your Patients
  • All AAO Members Are Welcome to Attend the 2018 House of Delegates Meetings, May 4 and May 7 in Washington, D.C.

April 5, 2018 – Educate Your Patients and Community about the Importance of Facial Protection

  • Orthodontic Staff Club’s Closed Facebook Group Will Educate Your Team about Helpful AAO Practice Management Resources for Staff
  • New/Younger Members: International Student Member Offers Insights on Keeping Patients Motivated during Treatment

March 30, 2018 – AAO Consumer Alert Lists Questions to Ask about Direct-to-Consumer Orthodontic Companies

  • Monthly AAO Consumer Website Visits Up 6,100 Percent; AAO Video Viewers 615 Percent More Likely to Search for AAO Terms, Says Google Study
  • Register for the Free Webinar, “Speak Their Language! Utilizing Technology to Communicate with the Modern Orthodontic Patient”

March 29, 2018 – Join Your Friends and Colleagues at the 2018 Annual Session

  • Annual Session Programs Offer Business and Tech Intelligence to Help Your Practice Thrive
  • Take a Break for Exercise and Fresh Air at the AAO Fun Run and Walk, Walking Tours of Washington
  • Network, Find Career Opportunities during Annual Session

March 29, 2018 – Enjoy Washington: Recommendations from Dr. Maleki

  • Attend a Risk Management Lecture for Orthodontists or Residents/New Orthodontists and Get a Premium Discount from the AAO Insurance Company
  • Get Discounted Washington Nationals Tickets; Experience the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet; Hear World-Class Concerts
  • Meet Colleagues from around the World at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, during the Annual Session International Reception (Open to All)

March 29, 2018 – Enjoy Washington: Recommendations from Dr. Maleki

  • Attend a Risk Management Lecture for Orthodontists or Residents/New Orthodontists and Get a Premium Discount from the AAO Insurance Company
  • Get Discounted Washington Nationals Tickets; Experience the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet; Hear World-Class Concerts
  • Meet Colleagues from around the World at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, during the Annual Session International Reception (Open to All)

March 23, 2018 – AAO Legal Efforts in States Aim to Preserve Strong Specialty Advertising Requirements

  • Register for the Free Webinar, “Let Data Drive Your Strategy,” by Mary Beth Kirkpatrick
  • On AAO Tech Talk: Organize Your Professional Contacts with a Business Card Scanning App

March 15, 2018 – Dr. DeWayne McCamish’s Match Offer Raises $33,000-Plus for AAO Political Action Committee

  • Register for the Free Daniel Bills Webinar: “Speak Their Language: Using Technology to Communicate with the Modern Orthodontic Patient”
  • American Board of Orthodontics Directors Address New Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Exam in AJO-DO Editorial

March 8, 2018 – AAO Urges Student Loan Reforms in Letter to Senate Committee Updating Education Policy

  • March Madness: Resident Bracket Challenge Offers Prizes for Winning Resident, Program
  • AAO Podcast: Dr. Larry Tadlock, ABO President-Elect, Addresses the American Board of Orthodontics’ New Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Exam

March 8, 2018 – Free Online: Dr. David Sarver Addresses the Gummy Smile

  • AAO Addresses Student Loan Issues in Recommendations to Senate Committee Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act
  • AAO Podcast: Dr. Larry Tadlock, ABO President-Elect, Addresses the American Board of Orthodontics’ New Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Exam

March 8, 2018 – AAO Urges Student Loan Reforms in Letter to Senate Committee Updating Education Policy

  • Free Online Lecture: Dr. David Sarver Addresses the Gummy Smile
  • AAO Podcast: Dr. Larry Tadlock, ABO President-Elect, Addresses the American Board of Orthodontics’ New Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Exam

March 5, 2018 – AAO-Endorsed Student Loan Bill Awaits Committee Action in Congress

  • Practice Management Bulletin Addresses Business Analytics and Use of Data in Orthodontic Practice
  • Short Video Captures Reactions from Eight State and Regional Leaders at the 2018 AAO Leadership Development Conference *

March 2, 2018 – 2018 Annual Session: Late-Breaking Program Additions and Updates

  • Start Your Annual Session Experience on the Right Note with Music by Award-Winning Vocalist and Broadway Star Kristin Chenoweth
  • Enjoy Washington: Discounted Washington Nationals Tickets, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, World-Class Concerts
  • Take a Break for Exercise and Fresh Air at the AAO Fun Run and Walk, Walking/Cycling Tours of Washington*

February 27, 2018 – Network, Find Career Opportunities While at Annual Session

  • Business of Orthodontics LIVE! Annual Session Lecture Series Offers In-Depth Practice Management Information
  • New District Wharf Waterfront Development Augments the Rich Diversity of New and Traditional Washington, D.C. Entertainment
  • Take a Break: Enjoy Exercise and Fresh Air during Annual Session at the AAO Fun Run/Walk, Walking/Cycling Tours of Washington

February 27, 2018 – Network, Find Career Opportunities While at Annual Session

  • Business of Orthodontics LIVE! Annual Session Lecture Series Offers In-Depth Practice Management Information
  • New District Wharf Waterfront Development Augments the Rich Diversity of New and Traditional Washington, D.C. Entertainment
  • Take a Break: Enjoy Exercise and Fresh Air during Annual Session at the AAO Fun Run/Walk, Walking/Cycling Tours of Washington

February 26, 2018 – Drs. Engst, Litton, Johnston, Larson and Melsen Receive 2018 Awards

  • Register Now for the March 8 Webinar: “Realistic Treatment of Patients Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisor”
  • AJO-DO Research Video: “Which Orthodontic Appliance is Best for Oral Hygiene? A Randomized Clinical Trial”

February 22, 2018 – Members Can Report Non-Orthodontists Advertising as Orthodontists

  • Orthodontic Residents Meet with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx to Discuss Student Debt Issues
  • AAO Council on Scientific Affairs Announces 2018 Hellman, Sicher and Graber Award Recipients

February 8, 2018 – AAO Collaborates with Gaidge to Bring Comparative Practice Data to Members

  • Free Online Lecture: “Treatment of Transverse Problems in Young Adults with TADs,” by Dr. Peter Ngan
  • Residents/Younger Members: Dr. Gary Kloberdanz’s “7

February 8, 2018 – AAO Collaborates with Gaidge to Bring Comparative Practice Data to Members

  • Free Online Lecture: “Treatment of Transverse Problems in Young Adults with TADs,” by Dr. Peter Ngan
  • Dr. Lysle Johnston Receives 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Orthodontic Research; Nominate a Colleague for the 2019 Award by March 31, 2018*

January 18, 2018 – Enroll Your Team Now: 2018 Annual Session Hands-On Workshops

  • Reserve Tickets for the Annual Session Program, “Respectful Workplace Conversations: Resolving the War of Words Between Doctor/Staff; Staff/Staff; Doctor/Patient”
  • Free Online: Lecture by Amy Kirsch, “Attracting, Hiring and Retaining High-Quality Team Members”

January 4, 2018 – AAO Consumer Blog Educates the Public about Orthodontic Topics

  • AJO-DO Launches “International Items of Interest” Section
  • AAO Legislative Counsel Provides Analysis of Newly Passed Tax Reforms for AAO Members
  • Winter Conference Early Registration Will End January 12

January 4, 2018 – AAO Consumer Blog Educates the Public about Orthodontic Topics

  • Strategic Financial Management Helps Young Orthodontists Limit and Reduce Loan Debt
  • New/Younger Members’ Podcast Provides Updates on AAO Student Loan-Related Legislative Efforts
  • Winter Conference Early Registration Will End January 12

2017 eBulletins

December 20, 2017 – Practice Management Bulletin Features the 2018 Annual Session Program

  • 2018 Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award Application Is Live: ♦ Invitation to Participate ♦ Online Application
  • New District Wharf Waterfront Development Augments the Rich Diversity of New and Traditional Washington, D.C. Entertainment

December 14, 2017 – Member Survey Responses Show Average New Patient Starts Highest on Record

  • Clinical Staff: Make Earning the Specialized Orthodontic Assistant® (SOA) Credential Your New Year’s Resolution
  • Free Online Lecture: Paul Gange Presenting, “The Correct Technique to Achieve Maximum Bond Strength on Intraoral Surfaces”

December 14, 2017 – Member Survey Responses Show Average New Patient Starts Highest on Record

  • 2018 Winter Conference: ♦ Early Registration Deadline Reminder; ♦ Ground Transportation Options;
  • ♦ Phoenix Suns Game
  • Free Online Lecture: Paul Gange Presenting, “The Correct Technique to Achieve Maximum Bond Strength on Intraoral Surfaces”

December 5, 2017 – Expanded Group of Stakeholders Meet to Improve the AAO Strategic Plan

  • Register Now for “Why Your Digital Marketing Isn’t Working” (Free Business of Orthodontics Webinar on December 7)
  • AAO Mailing Informs School Nurses about DIY Orthodontics, Orthodontic Emergencies, Prevention and Handling of Oral Injuries

November 22, 2017 – Leadership Network Provides Access to Myriad Leadership Resources

  • Pursue Training in Teaching, Academic Administration, Craniofacial Anomalies with AAO Awards and Fellowships**
  • Evaluating Patient/Parent Credit: Thoughts from Paul Zuelke

November 14, 2017 – AAO Leadership Helps Spur American Dental Association House of Delegates to Adopt Policies Important to Orthodontists

  • American Dental Association Resolution Addresses DIY Orthodontics
  • Access the November Free Online Lecture: “Orthodontic Strategies for Sleep Apnea,” by Dr. David Paquette

November 7, 2017 – Preview Offers Briefing on the 2018 Annual Session Experience

  • Affordable Annual Session Hotel Options for Younger Members Available through December 31
  • View Dr. Joel Small, Annual Session Mega Trends Speaker, in a Video Discussion on Specialist Referral Relationships

November 7, 2017 – Preview Offers Briefing on the 2018 Annual Session Experience

  • Newly Updated: 2018 Annual Session Doctors Program, Orthodontic Staff Program Schedules
  • View Dr. Joel Small, Annual Session Mega Trends Speaker, in a Video Discussion on Specialist Referral Relationships

October 31, 2017 – Practice Management Bulletin Features New and Updated Insurance Claim Submission Resources

  • 2018 Annual Session Special Events Program Grid Is Now Online *
  • Register for the Free Business of Orthodontics Webinar by Andrew Tucker, “Measuring Orthodontic Marketing Effectiveness” (November 7)

October 26, 2017 – Save on Hotels, Car Rentals Worldwide with New Member Benefit

  • Help Guide Development of Member Programs and Services: Respond to the AAO Member Needs Assessment by November 1
  • Apply by December 15 for 2018 AAO Foundation Awards; Nearly $800,000 to Go to Full-Time Faculty, Part-Time Faculty, Residents

October 18

  • 2017 Angle, Mershon and Salzmann Lectures Are Free Online
  • Reminder: Orthodontic Job Seekers May Still Register for the October 28 Virtual Career Fair
  • Congressman Introducing the Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculating Act Quotes Dr. Nahid Maleki, AAO President
  •  AAO Quoted in Buzzfeed Article Discussing Recent State Actions

October 12

  • AAO Consumer, Member Websites to Merge Today

October 10

  • National Orthodontic Health Month Consumer Materials Aim to Bust Orthodontic Myths
  • 2017 Risk Management DVD Now Available
  • Reminder:  Register Your Team for the Upcoming Jackie Dorst OSHA Webinar

October 2

  • 2018 Annual Session Offers Exceptional Lecture Programs and the Cultural Amenities of Our Nation’s Capital
  • Awards Ceremony Keynote Speaker to be Duke University Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski
  • Emmy and Tony Award-winning Actress/Singer Kristin Chenoweth to Be Opening Ceremonies Featured Entertainer

September 28

  • Get Updates on Dental Transplantation from Dr. Ewa Czochrowska at the 2018 Winter Conference
  • Members Attending the 2017 ADA Meeting and/or Based in Atlanta: You Are Invited to the AAO Dessert Reception
  • (RSVP by October 6)
  • New York Members Meet with Senator Gillibrand to Provide AAO Input on Health Policy, Student Loan Debt Issues
  • AAO Statement Regarding Recent Fast Braces Story

September 21

  • Houston Member’s Practice Fills with Water One Day After He Purchased It
  • 2018 Annual Session Oral Research, Table Clinics, ePoster* Applications Due 10/15
  • AAO Tech Talk:  What Your Email Address Says about You
  • Register Now for the 2018 Joint Winter Conference with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

September 12

  • Fall 2017 Webinars Open for Registration
  • Seeking Orthodontic Employment? Register Now for the October 28 AAO Virtual Career Fair
  • AAO Leads 15 Dental Groups’ Endorsement Effort for Legislation That Would Allow More Efficient Student Loan Payback

September 5

  • Board of Trustees Authorizes Consensus Conference on Sleep Apnea
  • Help the AAO Disaster Relief Fund Aid Members with Practices Impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Upcoming Storms
  • Free Online Lecture: Dr. Sunjay Suri on Temporomandibular Joint Involvement in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

August 30

  • Practice Management Bulletin Features Concept Development for Practice Growth
  • ADA Members: Daily Huddle eNewsletter Summarizes Breaking National News of Interest to Dental Professionals
  • Register Your Team for the September 26 or September 28 Infection Control Webinar

August 25

  • Back-to-School: Use AAO Tools for School Outreach, Presentations
  • AAO Tech Talk:  Using Your Phone as a Scanner (vs. Simply Photographing Documents)
  • Apply by October 1 for 2018 Hellman, Sicher and Graber Awards

August 17

  • Guidelines Available to Help with Prophylactic Antibiotic Decisions
  • Dr. Durbin’s Podcast Outlines Easy Steps to Forming an AAO Donated Orthodontic Services State Chapter
  • Free Eric Ploumis Lecture Addresses Informed Consent and Standard of Care Issues

August 7

  • Registration is Open for the 2018 Winter Conference
  • Online Mentoring Program Gets Underway; Mentors and Mentees May Still Register
  • Seeking to Hire Orthodontists? Exhibitors (Employers) Registration Is Open for the October 28 Virtual Career Fair

August 3

  • Council on Communications Podcast Reports Successful Consumer Awareness Program Redirection
  • AAO Consumer Website Page Views Increase Six-Fold from June 2016 – July 2017
  • AAO President Nahid Maleki Visits Washington, D.C. Lawmakers to Discuss Healthcare, Student Debt, Tax Reform, and Other Important Issues

July 27, Younger Active Members and Residents

  • The AAO Can Help You Find Early Orthodontic Career Opportunities
  • Career Management Resources at aaoinfo.org Include Practice Modalities Comparisons, Checklists, White Paper
  • Questions to Ask about Associateship, Independent Contractor or Dental Service Organization (Corporate) Career Opportunities
  • Mark Your Calendar for 2017-18 AAO Career Events

July 27, Mid-Career Members

  • Grow Your Practice:  AAO Practice Opportunities & Careers Can Help You Hire an Orthodontist or Purchase a Practice
  • Free Business of Orthodontics Archived Lectures Address Mergers, Partnerships, Hiring, Employment Policies
  • Mark Your Calendar for Hiring Events:- Fall Virtual Career Fair- Spring (Annual Session) Practice Transition Seminar and Career Fair

July 28, Late-Career Members

  • Find a Qualified Partner or Purchaser for Your Practice
  • aaoinfo.org Offers Multiple Practice Transition Resources
  • Practice Opportunities and Careers Can Help You Find Locum Tenens Assignments after Retirement

July 20

Free Online Lecture Addresses TMD and Orthodontic Treatment

AAO Foundation Establishes the Robert James Bray Biomedical Research Award

Save These Staff Webinar Dates for Your Team: September 26 or 28 (Infection Control); November 14 or 16 (OSHA)

July 12

  • 160 Patients Waiting for AAO Donated Orthodontic Services
  • 2017 Annual Session e-Posters Available through July 31
  • 2017-18 AAO Membership Card May Be Downloaded Online

July 5

  • Use Best Practices for Handling Online Reviews
  • Medical University of South Carolina Selects Dr. Sarandeep Huja as Dean of the College of Dental Medicine
  • Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct Has Been Updated

June 30

  • Podcast Addresses How Survey Data Are Used to Benefit AAO Members
  • Forensic Odontology National Conference Offers Training in Forensic Dentistry for Mass Disaster Casualty Identification
  • June Bulletin Offers Tips and Insights for Management of Digital Marketing in the Orthodontic Practice

June 26

  • Plan to Attend the 2018 Winter Conference and Annual Session
  • AAO Electronic Records Committee Seeks New Volunteers to Help with Electronic Health Records Initiatives
  • Share Your Practice’s Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week Story; View a Tagboard Display of 200-Plus Posts on Member Celebrations

June 12

  • AAO Member’s Bone Study Underway on International Space Station
  • AAO and AAO Foundation Announce 2018 Education and Research Funding Category Expansions
  • U.S., Canadian Members: Please Respond by June 21 to the Economics of Orthodontics & Patient Census Survey

June 7

  • Podcast Addresses Legal Issues Concerning Divorces, Bankruptcies
  • In Need of CE Credit? AJO-DO Tests ($20 Each) Offer 3 Credits for Each Passed Test
  • 2017 Annual Session Conference Archive Lectures Are Available for Purchase Starting  at $205 for Web Access

June 1

  • Podcast Provides Updates on AAO Management, Consumer Outreach
  • Dental Payers’ Source Responds to AAO Query on Obtaining Medically Necessary Orthodontic Treatment Criteria
  • 2016-17 Business of Orthodontics Webinars Are Archived and Available to Members at No Cost
  • AAO Foundation 2018 Awards Materials Are Online

May 23

  • Mentors, Mentees Sought for New Online Mentoring Program
  • 2017-18 Officers Announced: Dr. Nahid Maleki is AAO President
  • Celebrate Your Team’s Contributions: Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week is June 5-9

May 18

  • Dr. Featheringham Examines the AAO’s Valuable Member Benefits, Indispensable Role in the Specialty
  • At $50 for Your Entire Team, Orthodontic Staff Club Membership Offers Access to Hundreds of Online Lectures, Annual Session Discount
  • 2017 Annual Session E-Posters Available Online through July 31 *
  • Podcast on the American Health Care Addresses its Elimination of the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Contribution Cap and the Medical Device Tax

May 11

  • Free Online Lecture Addresses Shortening Treatment Time without Compromising Excellence
  • House of Delegates Updates Active Membership Criteria: Exclusive Practice of Orthodontics No Longer Required
  • Walk-in Registration Will be Available at the Profitability Meeting This Saturday in Chicago
  • U.S. Tax Reform Proposal Includes Reforms to the Individual and Business Tax Codes

May 3

  • House of Delegates Votes to Reduce Consumer Awareness Program Assessment
  • Celebrate Your Team’s Contributions: Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week 2017 Will be June 5-9
  • AAO Joins Other Dental Groups in Advocating for Legislative Changes Aimed at Student Loan Debt Relief

April 19

  • National Facial Protection Month: Educate Your Community
  • Register for May Webinars: Internet Marketing; Trending Technology; and Airway Analysis
  • AJO-DO Systematic Review: “Does Orthodontic Treatment Before Age 18 Improve Oral Health-Related Quality of Life?”

April 12

  • Free Online Lecture Addresses Email Encryption and HIPAA
  • New, Consolidated OSHA/Infection Control Resources Section is Live at aaoinfo.org
  • Dr. Janice Yanni Produces Inspirational Video with Paralyzed Teen Patient

April 4

  • 2017 Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week is June 5-9
  • AAO-Endorsed Insurance Program to Offer New Products and Increased Coverages
  • Medically Necessary Orthodontic Treatment: AAO Initiative Advances

March 27

  • National Facial Protection Month: Educate Your Community
  • AAO Tech Talk:  Is It Time to Say Good-Bye to Our DSLR Cameras?
  • Register for This Week’s Webinars: Sleep Apnea (Doctors); Bond Strength (Orthodontic Staff)
  • Member Segment Content: (For Residents):Advice from an Orthodontic Associate on Pursuing Associateships

March 20

  • 2017 Annual Session Early Registration Extended to March 24
  • Positive Participant Feedback Leads Board to Extend One-Day Practice Management Seminars to 2017-18
  • Free Online Lecture: Key Performance Indicators for Orthodontic Practices

March 13

  • AAO Brings Key Message to National Morning TV Viewers
  • Annual Session Lecture Updates Available; Early Registration Closes March 17
  • All Members Are Invited to Attend the 2017 House of Delegates Meetings
  • Podcast Addresses Proposed Affordable Care Act Replacement and Orthodontic Practice

March 6

February 27

  • Practice Management Bulletin Features Human Resources Solutions
  • Register Now for the May 13 Profitability Meeting in Chicago
  • Conference Archives Site Launches with Access to Past Annual Session, Winter Conference Lectures
  • Nominate a Colleague for the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Orthodontic Research

February 20

  • Drs. Vann Greer, Jerry Clark, William Proffit to Receive Awards
  • Dentist/Congressman Paul Gosar Introduces Legislation That Would Impact Dental Insurance
  • Reminder: Compete for Cash Prizes by Entering the 2017 Video Contest (Deadline March 1)

February 13

  • Download the Updated Insurance Resource Collection
  • Dr. David Hirsch’s Star Trek-Themed Office Featured on Canadian National TV
  • Free Online Lecture: Dr. Kyle Fagala on Strategies for Engaging and Growing Your Online Presence

February 6

  • 2017 Annual Session Offers Staff Discounts, Variety of Learning Options
  • Upcoming Webinars: Risk Management for Staff, Achieving Maximum Bond Strength
  • New Online Lectures Platform Offers Practice Management and Clinical Programs for Orthodontic Staff

January 30

  • Don’t Miss Dr. Ed Lin on 3D Printing and 3D Imaging
  • Patients of Drs. Anita Barr and Richard Bridgham Reach Out to Local Police
  • William Proffit to Receive First Lifetime Achievement Award in Orthodontic Research; 2018 Nominations Due March 31

January 23

  • Diverse Learning Opportunities Abound on Convenient New Platform
  • Compete for Cash Prizes: Enter the 2017 AAO Video Contest by March 1
  • February 7 Ngan Webinar: Treating Transverse Problems in Young Adults with TADs

January 16

  • FDA: Use Non-Powdered Gloves Only as of This Wednesday
  • Physician/AAO Ally to be Congressional Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Chair
  • Share on Social Media: The Wedding Day Investment That Lasts a Lifetime

January 9

  • Brochure Promotes Orthodontic Staff Career Opportunities
  • AJO-DO Produces Pictorial History of Orthodontics Video
  • Health & Wellness Magazine Quotes AAO President McCamish on Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment for Kids, Adults*
  • AAO-Supported Medical Device Tax Legislation Introduced in the House of Representatives

January 2

  • 2017 Winter Conference:  Early Registration Ends January 13
  • Register at aaoinfo.org for AAO San Diego Tours during Annual Session
  • Are You Taking Advantage of Your Member Benefits? View Updates at aaoinfo.org
  • Nationwide Expansion of Donated Orthodontic Services Program Continues: You Are Invited to Join

2016 eBulletins

December 27

  • New York Times Flexible Spending Account Column: FSAs Help Fund Orthodontic Treatment
  • Social Media-Ready Parent Information: When Should Your Child Visit the Orthodontist?
  • Nationwide Expansion of Donated Orthodontic Services Program Continues: You Are Invited to Join
  • Complete 2017 Annual Session Lecture Schedules Now Available at aaoinfo.org

December 19

  • 2017 Meetings to Address Diverse Management Challenges
  • Image Gently Accepts AAO-Proposed Website Changes
  • Share Your Views at the 2017 Member Town Hall at the Winter Conference
  • Dr. Torin Chenard Collects, Delivers Blankets to Tijuana’s Haitian Refugees

December 12

  • Orthodontic-Friendly Holiday Recipes Will Keep Your Patients Smiling
  • Tech Talk Blog Addresses How Patients May Reach You During a Practice Move
  • Dr. Sam Daher Lecture (Free Online): “Invisalign®
  • ClinCheck® Set-Up for Predictable Results”

November 28

  • New Year’s Resolution: Learn More about Transverse Problems, Sleep Apnea, New Technologies
  • If a “Pay to Play Media Opportunity” Sounds Too Good to be True, It Probably Is
  • aaoinfo.org Career Resources Updated
  • Enjoy Fort Lauderdale Entertainment during the 2017 Winter Conference*

November 21

  • Promote Your Practice on Facebook with Boosted Posts
  • Dr. Andre Ferreira Sponsors a Festival for Kids with Cerebral Palsy
  • Authors at all Career Stages Invited to Write Articles for Young Orthodontists

November 14

  • What Can You Do When a Non-Orthodontist Advertises as an Orthodontist?
  • Free Ken Alexander Lecture Online: Empowering the On-Time/Doctor Time Scheduling Coordinator
  • Texas Appeals Court Hears Specialty Advertising Case

November 4

  • 2017 Orthodontic Coding Guide Available
  • Register Now for the One-Day, 2017 Profitability Meeting in Chicago
  • Help Your Specialty in the Political Arena:  Complete a Brief Advocacy Survey

October 31

  • Winter Conference Offers Strategic Technology Intelligence
  • AAO, Shock Doctor Join Forces to Promote Mouthguard Use
  • Dr. David Hamer’s Community Mouth Guard Program Featured on NBC Affiliate News Show

October 24

  • Animation Encourages Consumers to Ask Questions Prior to Treatment
  • Interested in a New Career Opportunity? Register for the November 17 Virtual Career Fair
  • Election is in 15 Days; Read This Week’s Political Update

October 17

  • What to Do If You Receive an OrthoAccel Cease and Desist Letter
  • Register for Tomorrow’s Webinar on Using Statistics to Grow Your Practice
  • Non-Discrimination (1557) Rule Now in Effect, Applies if You Treat Medicaid Patients or Receive Other Federal Funding
  • Weekly Political Update

October 10

  • Join Your Colleagues at the 2017 Annual Session in San Diego
  • 2016-17 Risk Management DVD or Flashdrive Now Available
  • In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, AAO Disaster Relief Fund Anticipates Requests for Assistance
  • Weekly Political Update
  • 2017 Oral Research, ePosters and Table Clinics Application

October 4

  • Tech Talk Blog Offers Technology/Orthodontic Practice Insights
  • Save the Date for the November 11 Virtual House of Delegates Meeting (Open to All Members)
  • Dr. Patricia Glick is Vice President-Elect of the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
  • Weekly Political Update

September 26

  • October Webinar Focuses On Using Statistics to Help Grow Your Practice
  • Martina McBride Headlines Annual Session Opening Ceremonies (Register Starting October 3)
  • AAO President McCamish Engages with Lawmakers to Protect, Promote Orthodontics
  • Weekly Political Update

September 19

  • National Orthodontic Health Month Begins October 1
  • Dr. Morgan Trahunt Lang Recognized for Community Service
  • Recruit Candidates to Join Your Practice: Exhibit at the November Virtual Career Fair
  • Weekly Political Update

September 13

  • AAO Engages 400-Plus Consumers with Fashion-Themed PR Event
  • New Series Profiles Political Action Committee-Supported Candidates
  • Free Protected Trust Webinar (September 14) to Address Email Security

September 2

  • Orthodontic Products Reports on Upcoming AAO Fashion Week Event
  • AAO Tech Talk:  5 Tips to Optimize Your Voice Over IP (VOIP) Phone System
  • Live from New York – It’s the AAO!

August 31

  • Free Online Lecture:  Can We Grow a Mandible?
  • Disaster Relief Fund Accepting Donations, Expecting Applications from Members Impacted by Louisiana Flooding
  • Board Works to Bring More Cutting-Edge Research, Diverse Speakers to Annual Session Programs

August 22

  • aaoinfo.org Tech Talk Blog Details Uses of Google My Business
  • Non-Discrimination Rule Applies to Orthodontists Treating Medicaid Patients or Receiving Other Federal Funding
  • InStyle Magazine to Promote Healthy, Beautiful Smiles during AAO Fashion Week Event

August 12

  • Registration is Open for the 2017 Winter Conference
  • AAO Tech Talk:  Are eVisits in the Future for Orthodontists?
  • Ernest J, Goodson Publishes Tribute to 1st African-American Orthodontists Earl Wiley Renfrioe

August 8

  • US News & World Report:
  • “Orthodontists Have Options to Make Adult Braces Less Obvious”
  •  Dr. Zakula Receives Award from University of Minnesota Dental School
  •  App Debuts: “Your Smile is Your Best Fashion AccessoryTM”

August 1

  • Do-It-Yourself Orthodontic Treatment:  The AAO Position

July 29

  • AAO’s RAISE Act Introduced in the Senate
  • Texas Dental Board  Considering New “Specialty”
  • Advertising Regulations
  • Register Today for the One-Day Profitability Meeting on August 27

July 26

  • Free Online Lecture Series Addresses Digital Growth Strategies
  • Register Today for the One-Day Profitability Meeting on August 27
  • AAO Endorses New Long-Term Care Insurance Program

July 18

  • Drs. Araujo and Rosa Address Early Treatment
  • Consumer Awareness Program Grants Awarded to 10 State/Provincial Groups
  • Dr. Michael Mahaffey’s Student Recognition Program Garners Publicity

July 11

  • Winter Conference Speakers to Offer Technology Insights
  • Patient Transfers Addressed in Orthodontic Products Article
  • Learn While Teaching: Mentors Sought for Electronic Mentoring Program

July 5

  • Register Now for the New, One-Day Profitability Meeting
  • Dr. Andolino to Receive ADA Humanitarian Award
  • AAO Aids Texas Association of Orthodontists with Specialty Advertising Case

June 20

  • aaoinfo.org Shows Orthodontist Locator Results
  • June Bulletin Addresses Legal Services, Issues in Orthodontic Practice
  • ADA Creates Centralized Credentialing Database
  • Member Achievements to be Showcased in eBulletin

June 14

  • Healthy, Beautiful Smiles to be Promoted in Conjunction with Fashion Week 2016
  • 2017 Meetings: Plan to Attend Annual Session in San Diego, Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale
  • Your Entire Team Can Receive Staff Club Benefits for $25
  • Free Online Lecture: Rohit Sachdeva on Anticipatory Orthodontics

June 6

  • Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines Available on aaoinfo.org
  • Celebrate Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week, June 6-10
  • Learn to Maximize Your Profitability at a New One-Day Meeting

May 27

  • AAO Leads Medically Necessary Orthodontic Care Standardization Effort
  • Easy-to-Customize Direct Mail Postcards Now Available
  • Access all 2015-16 Business of Orthodontics Archived Webinars at No Cost
  • 2016 Video Contest Winners Address Patient Management Topics

May 23

  • Board Addresses Licensure Portability Proposal and Council Diversity
  • Incoming President McCamish Profiled in Orthodontic Products
  • Free Protected Trust Webinar (May 26) to Address Email Security
  • Celebrate Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week (June 6-10)
  • House of Delegates Supports Workforce Study, Enhanced Support of State/Constituent Organizations
  • Free Online Lectures:- White Addresses Potential Mixed-Dentition Patients;- Wilkins: Marketing to Millennials
  • Political Action Committee Member Support Increases Nearly Eight-Fold

April  22

  • Flier Helps Educate Patients about Soft Drinks’ Effect on Teeth
  • New Legal Starter Kit Designed for Orthodontists Starting Practices
  • AAO Stresses Facial Protection in Media Outreach

April 11

  • News Show Features AAO Donated Orthodontic Services Patient, Doctor
  • Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week Begins June 6: Celebrate Your Team’s Work
  • Member App Now Includes Practice Opportunities, Careers

April 4

  • Washington Post Addresses DIY Orthodontics
  • New Videos Feature Patients Sharing How Treatment Changed Their Lives
  • Protected Trust Webinars Examine Issues Related to Email Security

March 28

  • Free Online Lecture Addresses Orthodontic Practice Financial Fitness
  • The Windows 10 Download Dilemma: Points to Consider from AAO Tech Talk
  • Facial Protection Month Social Media Posts Ready for Member Use
  • AAO Lobbies for RAISE Act: 66 Co-Sponsors on Board

March 21

  • Blog Post Explains App-Based Patient Monitoring
  • Legal Section of aaoinfo.org Addresses Common Concerns
  • New Podcast Showcases Student Loan-Related Legislation

March 14

  • New Print Ads, Posters Feature Children, Teens
  • Nominate a Colleague for the New Lifetime Research Award by March 31
  • Orthodontic Leaders Gather at the AAO President-Elect Conference
  • Advocacy Conference Includes Capitol Hill Visit, Address by George Will
  • Beware of OSHA-Related Scams Targeting Small Businesses
  • Free Protected Trust Webinar Addresses Secure Email for Patient-Related Messages
  • 2016 Hellman, Sicher and Graber Award Recipients to Present Research at Annual Session
  • AAO Publicizing AJO-DO Study on Protruding Teeth
  • Component Legal Support Fund Accepting Applications
  • AAO Tech Talk Blog Addresses HIPAA Compliance and Data Encryption
  • Member App Push Notifications Offer Easy Way to Get News
  • Town & Country Magazine Showcases Adult Orthodontic Treatment
  • New Videos Feature Patients Sharing How Treatment Changed Their Lives
  • Components Use AAO Matching Grants for State-Based Consumer Awareness Programs
  • AAO Member to Author Chapter in ADA Coding Guide
  • Free Online:  “Maximizing Esthetics with Minimally Invasive Surgery”
  • New Supplemental Funding Program to Help Expand Consumer Awareness Program
  • REMINDER:  Enter the 2016 Video Contest for Cash Prizes
  • AAO Awards First Component Legal Fund Grant to Texas
  • New Patient Flier Addresses Soft Drink Risks for Orthodontic Patients
  • Ideas for Marketing Your Practice during National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • AAO Tech Talk Blog Post Addresses Low-Dose CBCT
  • New Flier Addresses the Impact of Acidic Drinks on Patients’ Teeth
  • Nominations for 2017 Humanitarian and Brophy Awards Are Due March 31
  • Register Your Staff for the Elizabeth Barrett Webinar, “All in One Risk Management and Marketing: The 8 Step Discipline”
  • Practice Opportunities & Careers: Free for Job Seekers and Those Wishing to Hire Orthodontists
  • Protected Trust Offers Members Discounted Secure E-mail Service
  • Junior/Senior Faculty: Academy for Academic Leadership Application Deadline is February 5
  • Activity Sheets Available for National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • ADA News Reports on AAO Donated Orthodontic Services National Expansion
  • AAO Seeks Nominations for the First Lifetime Achievement Award in Orthodontic Research
  • Free Online Eric Ploumis Lecture Addresses Legal Risks and Technology in Orthodontic Practice
  • Disaster Relief Fund Expected to Aid Members Impacted by Flooding
  • Natalie Beaton Webinar to Address Consumer Psychology and Patient Motivation to Begin Treatment
  • 2016 “At-a-Glance” Guide to Orthodontic Coding Now Available
  • Video Contest Offers Prize Money for Orthodontists, Residents, Orthodontic Staff
  • Setup fpr Predictable Results” ® ClinCheck®Sam Daher Webinar on 2/9 and 2/23 to Address “Invisalign
  • Free Webinars Next Week to Address Practice-Based Research Network Participation

2015 eBulletins

  • AAO Donated Services Programs Expands to All States
  • AAO Member Joins ADA Board, and More Member News in the Online Bulletin Supplement
  • Junior/Senior Faculty: Apply by February 5 for an Academy for Academic Leadership Dental Educators Program Fellowship
  • REMINDER:  Input on Revised Clinical Practice Guidelines Due by December 31

December 29

  • More Orthodontists Needed for Adult Anterior Openbite Study(National Dental Practice-Based Research Network)

December 16

  • Medical Device Tax Suspended for Two Years

December 15

  • AAO Donated Orthodontic Services Program to Expand Nationally
  • Podcast Addresses “Gray Market” Dental Products, Flexible Spending Account Legislation
  • Please Comment on Revised Clinical Practice Guidelines by December 31
  • Early Registration Closing for “Collaborative Management of Complex Dentofacial Conditions” (2016 Winter Conference)

December 14

  • Economics of Orthodontics Study Shows Increase in Adult Patients
  • Board Developing Advisory Think Tank to Focus on Orthodontics Vision
  • Please Comment on Revised Clinical Practice Guidelines by December 31
  • AAO, AAOMS Presidents Highlight Strengths of the 2016 Winter Conference

December 4

  • Presidents Cite the Strengths of the 2016 Winter Conference
  • Food & Drug Administration Concerned with Gray Market Dental Product Sales
  • January Webinar by Natalie Beaton to Address Motivating Patients to Begin Treatment
  • Apply by December 15 for AAO Foundation 2016 Faculty Development and Research Awards

November 23

  • Register for the Free Webinar:  How Not to Hire the Wrong People
  • Free ICD-10 Coding Webinar Now Available to Doctors, Staff at aaoinfo.org
  • Dr. Greg Huang Reports on Practice-Based Research Network Study, Webinars
  • New Podcast Addresses Orthodontic Vendor Contracts, Trustee’s Comments on Resources

November 13

  • AAO Seeks Patients for Adult Hall of Fame
  • 2017 Humanitarian Award, Distinguished Service Award Nominations Sought
  • Academy for Academic Leadership Scholarship Applications Due February 5

November 9

  • New York Times Quotes AAO President on Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Don’t Miss the Winter Conference Point/ Counterpoint on Anterior Open Bite in Adults
  • Committee on Technology Asks for Your Input Via a Brief Technology Survey

All Members Are Welcome to Attend the Virtual House of Delegates Meeting on November 13