Is Virtual the New Reality in Ortho? A Panel Discussion

Is Virtual the New Reality in Ortho? A Panel Discussion

Dec 6, 2022

Is Virtual the New Reality in Ortho? (1.25 CE) Don't miss this December 6 complimentary, business success webinar as Dr. Dan Bills leads a discussion with Dr. Jill Bruno, Dr. Adam Schulhof and Dr. Alyssa Carter on using virtual components in the ortho office. At  2022 Annual Session, Dr. Dan Bills presented on Virtual Orthodontic Visits are Here to Stay! Here's the chance to get an update, plus hear from other panelists on why it part of our new reality.  Join this discussion from differing uses and viewpoints of orthodontic virtual visits and learn how to ensure potential new starts with any type of virtual option is a better solution for your patients over DTC companies.

Learning objectives:

  • What is the difference between asynchronous vs synchronous exams
  • How to take your virtual operation to the next level, A.I.
  • How to use dental monitoring solutions effectively in your office

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Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.

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 Job Hunting and Student Loan Payments during Economic Downturn

Job Hunting and Student Loan Payments during Economic Downturn

Dec 7, 2022



Shannon Patterson presents Job Hunting and Student Loan Payments during Economic Downturn (1.25 CE).  
How will a potential recession or economic downturn and high inflationary times impact the orthodontic labor market? Currently the job market is holding strong despite ongoing concerns of a recession and historically the healthcare sector fares better than other sectors during an economic downturn. However, orthodontics is often dependent on the local economic conditions of the community they serve, meaning jobs might be more sensitive and we could see a drop off in openings.

As if a looming recession, rising inflation and a housing market that is still out of control isn’t enough to worry about, orthodontic residents are graduating with astronomical levels of student debt. Recent data indicates that borrowers who entered repayment during and immediately after the Great Recession defaulted on their loans or paused payments more quickly than borrowers who entered in prior years.

This lecture will discuss job-seeking strategies that will help residents prepare to job hunt during an economic downturn as well as tips to prepare for loan repayment options.

Learning Objectives Include:

  • What to do if you’re graduating during a recession
  • How a tightening job market can impact your negotiating power and how to adjust accordingly
  • Strategies for ““striking while the iron is hot” and adjusting your plans to sustain in the current market
  • How to manage your finances as you start your career, including Deferment, Forbearance and Income-Driven Repayment Options

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7 Steps to Revolutionize Your New Patient Conversions

7 Steps to Revolutionize Your New Patient Conversions

Dec 14, 2022

Beth Leach presents 7 Steps to Revolutionize Your New Patient Conversions (1.25 CE). Turning shoppers into buyers is one of the most important parts of building a thriving orthodontic practice. The fact is most practices follow up with potential patients a few times, can't get an answer or even a callback and then we get busy, and that potential patient is forgotten. In this webinar, we will discuss the best technology and techniques to connect with your current and new patients and how to rev up the sales engine to build the practice long-term.

With the advent of a potential recession it's important that you keep every one of your potential patients and current patients. Beth will take you through the steps to keep turning lookers into bookers with a tech edge!

Learning Objectives:

  • The proven follow-up system protocols for consults not started
  • The technologies that are revolutionizing the way new patients think about our practice
  • The best techniques for converting the patients you have in your backlog

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Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.

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Digital MARPE: From Failure to Success!

Digital MARPE: From Failure to Success!

Jan 13, 2023

Join Dr. Sunil Hirani when he presents, Digital MARPE: From Failure to Success (1.25 CE), Friday, January 13 at Noon CST. Correction of the transverse discrepancy in adults being treated with lingual fixed appliances presents a continual challenge especially when the midline suture has fused.

A narrow maxilla cannot always be treated with orthodontic expansion and this necessitates supplementation with other methods, for example: use of skeletal anchorage and surgical techniques to reduce the resistance against maxillary skeletal expansion from the 3 key structures: mid-palatal suture, zygomatic buttress bone and pterygopalatine suture. Skeletal expansion decreased as age increases in general.

This presentation will demonstrate a series of cases and how challenges were overcome pertaining to initial failure and then eventual success using a digitally designed MARPE (Miniimplant Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion) appliance. This digitally designed appliance is the first of its kind and is a bone-borne appliance as opposed to a tooth-borne appliance. The key advantage of this bone-borne appliance is to avoid dental side effects (root resorption, tipping of the anchorage maxillary buccal molars, gingival recession, decrease in buccal bone thickness or dehiscence).

This in turn allows more skeletal expansion and basal expansion. This presentation will show the lessons learned over time by collaboration with an orthodontic technician who has a strong interest in skeletal anchorage and digital technology. Modifications made to our MARPE design will also be explained that utilise multiple mini-implants to allow sharing of the load across the suture and surgical cuts to guarantee expansion. It will also share how to improve case selection of patients by looking at published literature which can be used as a guideline.

Learning objectives:

  • The delegate will understand why skeletal anchorage is more superior to orthodontic expansion.

  • Why MARPE is superior to RME biomechanically.

  • The success of MARPE is age related.

Disclosure of Financial and/or Beneficial Interest:
Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.

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9 Steps to OSHA Safety in 2023

9 Steps to OSHA Safety in 2023

Jan 19, 2023

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!  Save the Date for your annual OSHA training with Jackie Dorst (1.0 CE) on Thursday, January 19.  This program is complimentary to CE Passport Doctor + Staff and AAO Ortho Staff Club members.

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AAO Winter Conference 2023

AAO Winter Conference 2023

Jan 27, 2023 - Jan 29, 2023

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Orthognathic Surgery in the patient with TMJ pathology: An overview

Orthognathic Surgery in the patient with TMJ pathology: An overview

Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Jay Gibson (AAO member) and Dr. Daniel Perez (AAOMS member) present Orthognathic Surgery in the patient with TMJ pathology: An overview (1.25 CE).  The temporomandibular joint is the foundation for accurate and reproducible orthognathic surgery. Patients that have temporomandibular joint pathology or degeneration are more likely to have worse function, esthetics, pain reduction and stability when performing orthognathic surgery. Simultaneous TMJ and orthognathic surgery can address problems in the joint as well as the occlusion in one operation.

If concomitant temporomandibular joint surgery is executed with orthognathic surgery (TMJ disc repositioning, discectomy, total joint reconstruction, etc.), attention needs to be paid to the orthodontic set up, planning, sequencing, and execution.

The most relevant pearls and pitfalls learned by the speakers will be discussed, including indications, contraindications, orthodontic and surgical technique, complications, and outcomes of the different procedures. The intent is to share a step-by-step presentation with the experience acquired not only during the execution of this cases but also while teaching a young novice clinician both in the orthodontic and surgical realm.

  • Discuss the most common TMJ conditions that cause dentofacial deformities
  • Discuss the diagnosis, orthodontic and surgical management for the patient with condylar hyperplasia
  • Discuss the diagnosis, orthodontic and surgical management for the patient with condylar degeneration
  • How to prepare and orthodontically manage a patient with Total Joint prosthesis

Disclosure of Financial and/or Beneficial Interest:
Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.

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Driving Orthodontic Efficiency and Strategic Growth in a Changing Economy

Driving Orthodontic Efficiency and Strategic Growth in a Changing Economy

Feb 23, 2023

Driving Orthodontic Efficiency and Strategic Growth in a Changing Economy (1.25 CE)  In 2023 the orthodontic leaders should focus on the most impactful actions that help achieve both long- and short-term objectives for their practice. The first step is gaining clarity into current business performance, then narrowing focus and implementing quality systems to extract the most value by making deliberate, informed decisions that yield the greatest benefits for you and your orthodontic practice, no matter if you're a single practice orthodontist or have multiple offices.

Join Ryan Moynihan where he will examine measurable clinical and business systems that drive efficiency and strategic growth for orthodontic practices.  He'll walk you through the systems and share how you can implement them into your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn where to locate the 2022 industry performance information and how to review it
  • Locate and cover how to review the current market forces facing our industry
  • Learn what tools to use to guide success for you and your practice 

Disclosure of Financial and/or Beneficial Interest:
Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.

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Indirect Bonding in the 3D Printing Era ...A step by step presentation.

Indirect Bonding in the 3D Printing Era ...A step by step presentation.

Mar 2, 2023

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