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2018 AAO Annual Session - Communicating with Pediatric Dental Offices

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Communicating with Pediatric Dental Offices

Credits: None available.

What sets you apart from other orthodontic offices in your area? What characteristics (besides good work) does a pediatric dentist look for before referring their patients to an orthodontic office? This presentation will help you market your office to new referral sources, and increase the likelihood they will continue to refer to you in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Improve your communication with referring dentists, and keep them informed about your mutual patient's progress.
  • Develop an oral hygiene program that will complement your mutual patient's biannual checkup, and decrease the likelihood of decalcifications and carious lesions.
  • Gain a better understanding of the challenges special needs patients may present, and learn behavior management skills so that you can adequately treat them orthodontically.

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

2018 AAO Annual Session - Keys to Compliance: Engaging Kids and their Families in Treatment Success

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Keys to Compliance: Engaging Kids and their Families in Treatment Success

Credits: None available.

Over dozens of conversations between personal friends, one of which is a respected and nationally recognized Orthodontist, the other a career educator, it became quite apparent that they had been serving the same clientele over the years, but that their training was vastly different. Orthodontic professionals often do not receive the training and skill development opportunities in working with children and their families that are typical to educators. Additionally, there is limited instruction and resources in the areas of: childhood development, learning types and disabilities, as well as special needs within oral health care curriculums. Although a primary demographic of most orthodontists are typically children and adolescents, these professionals are often not initially equipped to effectively work with them; or more specifically, engage them in a positive way that will maximize the treatment program set forth. Orthodontic professionals, to be most effective, require training and skills to work with a wide range of children as well as their families, which is also paramount to a successful educator.

Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand the kids you serve.
  • Identify how learning styles, learning disabilities, and other special needs play a role in treatment success.
  • Resolve issues that you find most often create tension between you and a parent.

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

2018 AAO Annual Session - Change Reaction: Connecting the Dots

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Change Reaction: Connecting the Dots

Credits: None available.

Through this seminar, you will learn how every team member plays an important role in the five major office systems. The staff will learn to respect the importance of the other positions in the office and learn to reduce front-to-back conflict.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define five major systems in the orthodontic office that interconnect.
  • Assess how clinical efficiency affects the schedule.
  • Analyze the team’s role in higher case acceptance.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Financial Interest (Consultant: Progressive Concepts, Inc)
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00
Standard: $75.00

Tips and Tricks for Consistent Clinical Photography

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Tips and Tricks for Consistent Clinical Photography

Credits: None available.

This presentation will present an overview on ideal orthodontic photography. It will provide tips and tricks for extra and intraoral photographs for quality diagnostic records. A description of “what the orthodontist is looking for” will be also explained.


Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the proper equipment for clinical photography.
  • Validate the tips and tricks learned in the office.
  • Recognize what the orthodontist is looking for in diagnostic photographs.

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

2018 AAO Annual Session - How to Create the Ideal Schedule

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2018 AAO Annual Session - How to Create the Ideal Schedule

Credits: None available.

Nothing affects the entire practice, its stress level and marketability, more than the scheduling system. This lecture will detail the steps necessary to create an ideal schedule that runs on-time, while also allowing for flexibility to meet your patients’ scheduling needs. If you are interested in developing a Doctor Time Template and learning the time-tested principles necessary to handle your patients on time, you won’t want to miss this fast-paced informative lecture. Staying on time is foundational to the growth and marketing of any practice, and it makes the practice of orthodontics enjoyable for all.


Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend how the key components to building an ideal template come together to create the synergy necessary for excellent teamwork.
  • Implement the proven principles for handling late patients and unplanned treatment in an On-Time, Doctor Time, Scheduling System.
  • Develop the teamwork necessary to fill in the Template as designed and work each chair in harmony with the others.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Financial Interest (Consultant: Alexander and Sons)
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00
Standard: $75.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - KABOOM! Marketing Results!

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2018 AAO Annual Session - KABOOM! Marketing Results!

Credits: None available.

The perfect remedy for: a drop in production or lack of profits, new starts plateauing or falling off, high staff turnover or low patient loyalty, not enough new starts to acquire, transition or expand. Take the guesswork out of marketing to increase patient traffic, patient loyalty, employee retention, production and profitability. In this course, Wendy O’Donovan Phillips shines the light on the four parts to a balanced marketing formula: brand, online, traditional, and internal. Attendees will gain clarity about the importance of branded marketing, and will review real-life examples on: what to say to potential patients to attract them to the practice, the most powerful ways to reach ideal patients, creating a marketing toolbox that simplifies and saves money, and the best ways to motivate patients to become loyal to the practice.


Learning Objectives:

  • Use patient feedback to brand and market the practice online, offline and throughout the community.
  • Develop a foolproof 12-month marketing plan with easy step-by-step instructions.
  • Understand the dos and don’ts of websites, online reviews, SEO, online advertising and social media.

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

2018 Webinar - Clinical Photography: What is Your Doctor Looking For?

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2018 Webinar - Clinical Photography: What is Your Doctor Looking For?

Credits: None available.

Photographs of our patients’ facial features, teeth, and oral tissues have long been vital in documentation of patient conditions and treatment results. Well-made photographs are also critical in the diagnostic and treatment planning process. With the advent of digital photography, there is little excuse for being unable to produce high quality photographs of our patients. This lecture will discuss the various intra-oral and extra-oral images, tips and techniques for making photos you can be proud of, and various uses for them.

Learning objectives: 

  1. Identify the points before, during and after treatment when clinical photographs are needed and the different “shots” that may be used.
  2. Demonstrate techniques needed to produce high quality intra-oral and extra-oral photographs.
  3. Discuss various ways clinical photographs can be used in patient education, treatment planning, case presentation and marketing.

Dr. Douglas Depew has maintained an orthodontic practice since 1990. He graduated from the University of Georgia, received his DMD degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master's Degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He is the recipient of numerous achievements and awards. Dr. Depew is the founder and academic director of Trapezio, home of the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting, and is recognized for his knowledge in training of orthodontic staff. He is an active member of several dental and orthodontic organizations and is active in the community through involvement in youth sports, schools, and business development.

Speaker Disclosure:
Consultant: Trapezio

Length of session:
The session is scheduled for 90 minutes.

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.50 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):
Standard: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00

2017 Webinar - Best Practices for Infection Control in Orthodontic Practices

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2017 Webinar - Best Practices for Infection Control in Orthodontic Practices

Credits: None available.

It’s time to review your orthodontic practice’s infection prevention and instrument sterilization protocols. New products, new technologies and yes even new protocols can save your ortho practice time and money while ensuring patient and employee safety. Jackie Dorst’s Best Practices webinar provides the latest information from CDC for patient protection during orthodontic care. Webinar attendees will learn how to sterilize orthodontic instruments to meet the current Standard of Care for state dental board infection control standards and CDC current guidelines.

Emerging diseases, complex orthodontic technology equipment, medically compromised patients and infection prevention breaches prompted CDC to publish the new Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings – Basic Expectations for Safe Care. Jackie will review the CDC Summary and provide recommendations for products and techniques to help your practice meet the current Standard of Care for infection prevention.

After this lecture you will be able to:

1.List the 7 basic CDC Infection Prevention Standards
2.Identify sterile instrument package for orthodontic instruments
3.Demonstrate correct use of sterile indicators
4.Recognize correct use of barriers and/or disinfectants for contaminated clinical contact surfaces

Jackie Dorst is microbiologist, dental hygienist and passionate about helping ortho teams to be their best! She provides the latest research and technical information with practical methods for clinical implementation. Jackie reviews the science and then applies it to the real world of clinical orthodontics.” During her 20 plus years of speaking and consulting, Jackie has become an international expert on instrument sterilization, dental infection control and safety. Her “Sterilization and Safety Tune-Ups” have inspired thousands of orthodontic professionals. She is a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the National Speakers Association. She is also a clinician graduate of the Academy of General Dentistry and OSHA certified to deliver safety training courses.

Speaker Disclosure:
Consultant: SciCan

Length of session:
The session is scheduled for 75 minutes.

Price:
$0 for Members

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.25 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: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00

Diagnosis and Mechanics for the Clinical Assistant

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Diagnosis and Mechanics for the Clinical Assistant

Credits: None available.

Orthodontic clinical assistants are very skilled at performing the treatment procedures that their orthodontist currently uses but they often times do not completely understand the science and reasoning behind any give procedure. In today’s busy offices, with assistants of varying experience, it is hard to keep track of who knows what and often time assistants are hesitant to ask questions about something they are expected to know because they do it on a daily basis. This lecture will discuss the area of orthodontics where Biology and Technology meet. Everything from levels of force, Andrews 7 keys, skeletal change vs dental movement, and a host of other concepts basic to “why orthodontists do what they do” will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the range of ideal for tooth movement and how inner bracket distance, wire selection, and elastics fits with this concept.
  • Define Andrews 7 Keys and how wire selection, re-bracketing, and wire bending are used (or not used) over the course of treatment to reach those goals.
  • Define how skeletal balance and normal growth and development affects treatment decisions in Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 patients.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Consultant: 3M Dental Products Division
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2017 AAO Annual Session - HIPAA = Hype Induced Panic and Apathy

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2017 AAO Annual Session - HIPAA = Hype Induced Panic and Apathy

Credits: None available.

For many years now HIPAA has been this looming threat on the Practice, so vague and seemingly complicated most Practices, let alone staff, really don’t know where to start – so they don’t. I’d like to share some simple & bite sized practical approaches with you so you can feel confident heading back to the Practice and making headway with them. We’ll be discussing 1) Understanding that HIPAA is a series of steps down a long road, 2) A handful of small, manageable steps along that journey, steps that you'll be comfortable with, 3) If getting Ransomware on one of the practice computers be a HIPAA violation and 4) Common mistakes made with computers that are at odds with HIPAA. I promise to limit the Geek speak and talk about issues in terms we can all understand. I encourage you to bring your own questions to share.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess that HIPAA is what you make of it – and is best to break it into a manageable progression of steps.
  • Deduce that Ransomware presents a risk to the Practice and steps that you can take to manage this.
  • Recognize common mistakes people make with computers that could lead to HIPAA issues and how to avoid them.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • MME Consulting, Inc.
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00