How Orthodontic Practice Owners Can Prepare for a Potential Recession

How Orthodontic Practice Owners Can Prepare for a Potential Recession

Sep 14, 2022

How Orthodontic Practice Owners Can Prepare for a Potential Recession with Bentson Copple & Associates (1.25 CE), including Chris Bentson, Doug Copple and Shannon Patterson. A number of forecasters see a growing risk of recession for the United States as inflation sky rockets, what does this mean for orthodontic practices? A recession is defined “as a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months” and they generally occur when there is a widespread drop in consumer spending. 

What we will incur in the near future is very different from what orthodontic practices saw last year, we will see patients shift from “I want orthodontic treatment” to “do I really need orthodontic treatment?”.

Our team will dive into industry data and what we learned from the “great recession” and economic meltdown in 2008.

Topics to be discussed;

  • The effect the “Great Recession” had on orthodontic practices
  • Healthcare research data regarding consumer behaviors during a recession
  • Will private equity money continue to invest in our industry?
  • Will a recession drive more affiliations and continue to consolidate the specialty?
  • Practice overhead, cash flows and industry standards
  • Will a recession help or hurt staffing shortages, specifically hiring an orthodontic associate?
  • Tightening credit conditions and what it means if you plan to sell your practice

Recessions come and go, but some are more severe and last longer than others. This webinar we will discuss how an economic downturn will impact orthodontic practices and how owners can prepare their practices for what’s ahead.

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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Educators Webinar: Predoctoral Orthodontic Education for the 21st Century

Educators Webinar: Predoctoral Orthodontic Education for the 21st Century

Sep 29, 2022

Predoctoral Orthodontic Education for the 21st Century ... Don't miss this invaluable discussion on predoctoral orthodontic education September 29. The webinar will feature a distinguished panel of educators with a wealth of experience in predoctoral orthodontic education and includes, Dr. Mitchell Lipp, NYU; Dr. Khushee Sharma-Fung, University of Toronto; Dr. Reginald Taylor, Texas A&M; with moderator Dr. Kelton Stewart, Indiana University.

During the webinar, panelists will delve into how their programs are interpreting the US and Canadian predoctoral orthodontic standards and facilitating an effective curriculum that provides dental students with the knowledge and experiences needed to become competent entry level practitioners. They will also highlight challenges they have faced while working in their respective institutions to execute the predoctoral orthodontic experience, as well as useful strategies that attendees can employ as they navigate their own unique learning environments

  • Are you responsible for facilitating the predoctoral orthodontic educational experience at your program?
  • Have you recently received directives to change the predoctoral orthodontic curriculum?
  • Do you want to identify some new techniques to enhance your student instruction?
  • Are you new in your role and don’t know where to begin?

If you responded yes to any of these questions, this webinar is definitely for you!

To ensure a robust conversation on the current teaching standards for predoctoral orthodontic education and how you can be successful in your teaching endeavors, the panel will welcome questions from the audience throughout the event. Additionally, the webinar will utilize audience polling to allow attendees to see what trends currently exist regarding various aspects of predoctoral orthodontic education. This will be a very informative webinar and we hope that you will join us on September 29 at 7 pm central time.

This program is complimentary, but registration is required to attend.

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The Synergy of Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry: How Both Specialties Can Enhance Patient Care by Working Together

The Synergy of Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry: How Both Specialties Can Enhance Patient Care by Working Together

Nov 3, 2022

Dr. Chris Teeters, Practicing Orthodontist & co-founder of Ortho Pearls Facebook club and Dr. Morghan Teeters, Pediatric Dentist will co-present on The Synergy of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry:  How Both Specialties can Enhance Patient Care by Working Together (1.25 CE) on Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 pm Central Time.

During the course of the webinar, Dr. Teeters and Dr. Teeters will provide a brief overview of their professions and provide the top three items they feel that each specialty doesn't now about each other, in order to then build on the program by sharing how the two specialties can work together to improve the outcome of a case, discuss when a pediatric dentist should reach out to an orthodontist, and then share ways that you can build a referral process with local pediatric dentists in your area.

Additionally, they will walk attendees through three - four case studies where they worked together.  The case treatment and outcomes will be shared.  They have built time into their program to answer attendee questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the role of the pediatric dentist and how the profession can work well with orthodontists for an overall positive patient outcome.
  • Learn how to build a "partnership" or referral system with pediatric dentists.
  • Review multiple cases from basic to complex to understand how the two specialties can work together successfully.

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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Evolution of the Ortho Work Week

Evolution of the Ortho Work Week

Nov 10, 2022

Join Jill Allen for The Evolution of the Orthodontic Work Week (1.0 CE) -- 12 days, 96 hours, 5,760 minutes equates to the average amount of time spent face-to-face with your patients each month. Because of this, we live by the phrase every minute counts in the orthodontic industry. But with new digital affordances and innovative workflows, it might be time to reevaluate exactly how, and more importantly, when, each of those minutes is spent. From virtual consults to digital contracts, this lecture is designed to revolutionize the way you do business.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify which appointments can move to non-patient days
  • Maximize doctor time on both patient and non-patient days by creating workflows and rethinking job responsibilities
  • Learn how to leverage 3rd party companies to level up 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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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

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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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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