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Treating Patients from LGBTQ+ Backgrounds in Orthodontic Offices: Status quo considerations and discussion of best practices

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Treating Patients from LGBTQ+ Backgrounds in Orthodontic Offices: Status quo considerations and discussion of best practices

Credits: None available.

Join Dr. Inglehart for Orthodontists and Their Patients from LGBTQ+ Backgrounds: Status quo Considerations and Future Needs (1.0 CE). In 2016, a national survey of dental school and dental hygiene program administrators reported that a large percentage of programs did not educate their students about treating patients from LGBTQ+ backgrounds. Recent surveys also showed that practitioners did not consider that they were well educated about these topics.

Yet surveys indicate that a significant percentages of practitioners report that they have patients who self identify as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual (LGB) or as transgender (T) as well as patients on puberty blockers or receiving gender affirming care. These findings raise the question what dental care providers and their staff should know about the oral health, risk factors for poor oral health and oral healthcare utilization of patients from LGBTQ+ backgrounds to become well equipped to provide optimal care for these patients. This informative session is being provided to assist orthodontists and staff to help provide better overall care for all patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define the terms LGBTQ+
  • Learn what puberty blockers are, when they are indicated and long term consequences
  • Be able to identify risk factors for poor oral health of patients who self identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community
  • What accommodations are needed to provide a welcoming environment for all patients and parents

Speaker Disclosure:
None

Length of Session:
Each session consisting of lecture and audience questions will last 40 minutes.

Cost:
No cost

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the webinar will earn 1.0 CE credit.

Continuing Education Disclaimer:
This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest.

American Association of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual lectures or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

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Risk Management for the Orthodontic Staff

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Risk Management for the Orthodontic Staff

Credits: None available.

Risk Management for the Orthodontic Staff (1.0 CE) Walks orthodontic staff members through the areas that frequently can cause litigation.  AAOIC staff shares easy steps and practices to ensure that staff does not open the practice up to a potential lawsuit.  This easy to follow program presented by AAOIC staff will help minimize or alleviate risks for the ortho office.  This is a must-watch for ortho staff.

Speaker(s):
Staff Club: Free
CE Passport: Free
Residents: Free
AAO Staff: Free
Members: Free

Patient Demographics: The Key to Setting Your Treatment Coordinator's Financial Boundaries

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Patient Demographics: The Key to Setting Your Treatment Coordinator's Financial Boundaries

Credits: None available.

There has never been a time in orthodontics when so many different patient demographics are active in our practices: Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, Gen Zers, and even Gen Alpha! So, you may be asking yourself, how do we cater to these opposing demographics while maintaining healthy financial boundaries? 

We'll we've got the answers for you. We are calling all practices, small, large, and everything in between. Join Jill Allen as she uncovers what it means to be a dynamic treatment coordinator in an unprecedented time. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Help Treatment Coordinators better understand the patient demographics found in orthodontics
  • Learn how different patient demographics require different payment strategies depending on the size of a practice
  • Identify how to get the most out of insurance plans, practice fee structures, and discounts

Speaker(s):
CE Passport: Free
Staff Club: Free
Residents: Free
Members: $75.00

Can't We All Just Get Along?

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Can't We All Just Get Along?

Credits: None available.

Ever wonder ... "How come everyone doesn't think the same way I do?  Or, why parents just don't listen to what I'm telling them? Or, how can my team member not do that task the same way I do?"  Join Amy Demas, MBA, DTM, DFSS when she presents Can't We All Just Get Along, Thursday, April 14, 12 - 1:00 pm Central Time (1.0 CE).

Our last 2 years have been challenging, to say the least. And as time has gone on, our patience has worn thin, our safety measures have changed a multitude of times, our patients are beyond frustrated with the fun activities that have been canceled over time. And when that happens, we can be left wondering why we can’t all just get along.

We work in a great industry but sometimes we need a little help with some specific strategies when conversations feel like they are getting tough. Those tricky situations can be with patients, their parents, or (gasp) even our teammates. We can be left wondering, “What just happened?”

Sign up today to gain insights and script templates to help you be a more effective communicator at work and in your personal life!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about personalities, what they want, and how to best communicate with each type of personality to foster relationship and cooperation.
  • Gain knowledge in scheduling appointments effectively with repeatable techniques.
  • Understand how to communicate with our patients and parents using a universal language regarding orthodontic outcomes and needed compliance.
  • Obtain strategies in handling upset parents.

Speaker(s):
  • Amy Demas, MBA, DTM, DFSS, Communicate Excellence
Members: $75.00
CE Passport: Free
Distance Learning: Free
CE Passport: Free
Residents: Free

Post-Pandemic OSHA & CDC Safety Precautions for Safe Orthodontic Care

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Post-Pandemic OSHA & CDC Safety Precautions for Safe Orthodontic Care

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s):
Members: $100.00
Staff Club: Free
CE Passport: Free
Distance Learning: Free
Residents: Free

2021 Infection Control & OSHA Safety Update

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2021 Infection Control & OSHA Safety Update

Credits: None available.


Speaker(s):
Members: $40.00
Standard: $100.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00

2015 AAO Annual Session - Orthodontic Management of Missing Teeth

2015 AAO Annual Session - Orthodontic Management of Missing Teeth

Credits: None available.

The management of missing teeth presents some challenges to the orthodontist. Upper lateral incisors and second premolars are commonly missing, and decisions need to be made on whether to close spaces or open spaces for prosthetic replacement. Maintenance of spaces in growing individuals then needs to be considered. This presentation will be a highly clinical lecture with a review of the main issues facing an orthodontist in treatment planning of missing teeth.

Speaker Disclosure:
Consultant: none

Length of session:
The session is scheduled for 60 minutes.

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.0 CE for the entire session.

Continuing Education Disclaimer:

This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest.

American Association of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual lectures or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

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Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Consultant and Shareholder: Align Technologies
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2015 AAO Annual Session - Advanced Esthetics: Raising the Bar

2015 AAO Annual Session - Advanced Esthetics: Raising the Bar

Credits: None available.

Orthodontic treatment is now more than straightening teeth. Patients are increasingly aware of the impact of orthodontic treatment on facial appearance. In addition, patients are increasingly aware how the shape and color of their teeth affect their smile characteristics. This lecture will address methods beyond simply straightening teeth that are at the orthodontist’s disposal to correct many of the features that affect the patient’s final smile dynamics.

Speaker Disclosure:
Consultant: none

Length of session:
The session is scheduled for 60 minutes.

Price:
$0 for CE Passport, Doctor + Staff, Resident members, and Ortho Staff Club.

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn .60 CE for the entire session.

Continuing Education Disclaimer:

This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest.

American Association of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual lectures or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

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Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Align Technologies
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2012 Annual Session - Perfect Alginate and PVS Impressions Every Time -- Guaranteed!

2012 Annual Session - Perfect Alginate and PVS Impressions Every Time -- Guaranteed!

Credits: None available.

Perfect Alginate and PVS Impressions Every Time -- Guaranteed!

All of us struggle with getting great alginate impressions and now, PVS impressions. Several small details will be demonstrated using short videos complemented with detailed step-by-step checklists. This lecture will help you produce incredible perfect alginate impressions and PVS impressions every time saving you precious time and money. Guaranteed!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the qualities of a perfect alginate impression and a perfect PVS impression
  • Identify defects in impressions, the cause and corrections of the problems
  • Learn the step-by-step process of producing perfect mandibular and maxillary alginate impressions and why each step is important

Speaker Disclosure:
Consultant: None

Length of session:
The session is scheduled for 105 minutes.

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.75 CE for the entire session.

Continuing Education Disclaimer:

This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest.

American Association of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual lectures or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

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Speaker(s):
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

What Your Office Staff Must Know to Keep Your Orthodontic Practice Safe Latest Trends in Ransomware, Cyberattacks and Data Breaches

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What Your Office Staff Must Know to Keep Your Orthodontic Practice Safe Latest Trends in Ransomware, Cyberattacks and Data Breaches

Credits: None available.

Gary Salman (0.5 CE) discusses What Your Office Staff Must Know to Keep Your Orthodontic Practice Safe -- Latest Trends in Ransomware, Cyberattacks and Data Breaches

Hackers are now destroying backups files, encrypting, and stealing businesses data to exploit. Join Black Talon Security on this quick paced and highly informational presentation. It's encouraged that you and your staff attend this session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the most recent trends in cybersecurity
  • Learn why most hacking groups are incorporating data theft and the release of your data as part of their attack fingerprint
  • Learn how you can defend against ransomware attacks
  • Hear how these attacks have impacted other orthodontic practices

Speaker Disclosure:
Owner, Black Talon

Length of session:
The session is scheduled for 30 minutes.

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn .50 CE for the entire session.

Continuing Education Disclaimer:

This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest.

American Association of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual lectures or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

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Speaker(s):
Staff Club: Free
CE Passport: Free
Distance Learning: Free
Members: $40.00