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2017 AAO Annual Session - Breathtaking Management Strategies

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2017 AAO Annual Session - Breathtaking Management Strategies

Credits: None available.

This wide-ranging lecture on management of the orthodontic practice will share key beliefs and illuminating insights on strategies for increasing productivity. Based on experience in guiding hundreds of practices to unparalleled success, you will leave with numerous specific action steps to improve your practice infrastructure. Join us as we humorously, yet reverently, urges orthodontists and their staff members to chase their dreams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate rewarding options for expanding the number of new patients.
  • Develop a schedule that meets the needs of the practice and the patients.
  • Distinguish improved methods for staying in touch with Growth Guidance and Phase II Pending patients.

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

2017 AAO Annual Session - The Assistant's Role in Clear Aligner Therapy

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2017 AAO Annual Session - The Assistant's Role in Clear Aligner Therapy

Credits: None available.

Clear aligner therapy continues to become a more significant part of growing orthodontic practices. With this continued expansion in the orthodontic market, companies are offering new products and services to be able to find a niche in the clear aligner market. Clear aligner therapy has introduced a number of changes to the orthodontic workflow - scanning, virtual tooth movement, and in-house 3D printing. Assistants are going to be required to be intimately involved in all phases of clear aligner therapy. This lecture will review the clinical assistant's role in the fast changing world of clear aligner therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of scanning technology.
  • Describe the workflow involving clear aligner treatment.
  • Identify new tasks to be learned to stay current with 3D treatment planning and delivery of clear aligner therapy.

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: Align Technology, Inc. & Orametrix, Inc.
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 - How to Create and Maintain Your Dream Team

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2017 AAO Annual Session - How to Create and Maintain Your Dream Team

Credits: None available.

This lecture will detail what it takes to create and maintain the kind of dream team that most practices only dream of, but find it difficult to bring to life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what a dream team is and isn’t.
  • Implement the seven aspects for creating their dream team.
  • Implement the three aspects for maintaining their dream team.

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

2017 AAO Annual Session - Patient Service Above and Beyond

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2017 AAO Annual Session - Patient Service Above and Beyond

Credits: None available.

Have you ever wondered “What could we do differently at our office that would make a difference in our patient experience?” Join us for a fast paced fun session together as we explore ideas for creating the ultimate patient experience. We will journey through all areas of the office on our adventure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the need to move from transactional interactions with patients to relationship interactions.
  • Identify why the team will want to implement changes to their current patient care model.
  • Propose and define what will differentiate them in their market to achieve a level of patient care above all other offices.

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

2017 Webinar - The Correct Technique to Achieve Maximum Bond Strength on All Intraoral Surfaces

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2017 Webinar - The Correct Technique to Achieve Maximum Bond Strength on All Intraoral Surfaces

Credits: None available.

Attendees will learn the correct technique to reduce bracket and bond failures on enamel, composite, metal, zirconia and porcelain surfaces......with only 2 products minimizing the number of steps and reducing product inventory! Bonding passive lingual retainers for successful, long term retention in addition to bonding acrylic, banded and crown appliances will also be covered.

After this lecture you will be able to:

  1. Explain how to successfully bond to porcelain crowns without the use of hydrofluoric acid.
  2. Explain how to bond aligner attachments without adhesive flash
  3. Explain how to reduce bond failure on premolars and molars

Paul Gange's dedication to orthodontic bonding spans four decades. He has been a guest lecturer on bonding around the world, is a published author and holds several patents. However, his greatest achievement is the daily technical support he enjoys providing to doctors, assistants and students worldwide.

Speaker Disclosure:
Consultant: none

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

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.5 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
  • Shareholder: Reliance Orthodontics
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2016 AAO Annual Session - Mastering Effective Communication with Enhanced Verbal Skills

2016 AAO Annual Session - Mastering Effective Communication with Enhanced Verbal Skills

Credits: None available.

You have a fantastic practice! Your website is incredible, you have the newest 3-D scanner, your events for patients are talked about for years to come. On the surface, everything looks perfect, but you may be missing one huge detail: your team does not have the necessary verbal skills to reach your practice's full potential. This presentation will cover the essential verbal skills necessary for any successful practice, from interacting with patients and parents to making a great impression. Also learn the essential components necessary to motivate and excite patients and parents. Listen to actual audio recordings to see examples of common mistakes in practices and amazing alternatives to elevate your practice's verbal skills from good to exceptional!

Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance communications for the clinical and front office team members that add VALUE to your practice
  • Promote your practice, doctor and team through daily interactions
  • Identify the hidden social and financial impact of poor verbal skills

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

2016 AAO Annual Session - Managing Complainers, Compliance and Crazy People

2016 AAO Annual Session - Managing Complainers, Compliance and Crazy People

Credits: None available.

We all have them: complainers, poor compliance, and, well, crazy patients. They only make up one or two percent of your practice, but they can ruin your day and your reputation. In this fast paced presentation, you will learn the tricks and techniques to avoid future problems, and how to turn the complainers into referrers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Prevent common patient "misunderstandings"
  • Change angry patients to content patients
  • Manage patients who need extra time and attention

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

2016 AAO Annual Session - Retainers: Bonded or Removable, Charge or No Charge, Dealing with Relapse

2016 AAO Annual Session - Retainers: Bonded or Removable, Charge or No Charge, Dealing with Relapse

Credits: None available.

You would think that, with all the brilliant minds in orthodontics, we would have solved the age-old dilemma of preventing post-treatment relapse. Well, we haven’t yet done so. This presentation will discuss why retention is so important and various methods used to control relapse. A review of the different methods of retention, their pros and cons, and how to implement each in your practice will be discussed. It will also discuss some new methods along with others on the horizon.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify why retainers are critical to successful orthodontic treatment
  • Discuss the benefits of different methods of retention
  • Distinguish when it is appropriate to make new retainers and how to charge for them


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

2016 AAO Annual Session - 30 Ways to Improve Your Office Efficiency

2016 AAO Annual Session - 30 Ways to Improve Your Office Efficiency

Credits: None available.

Do you want your office to run smoothly and effectively on a daily basis? Do you feel that you could be more efficient with your current team but don't know how to get there? During this presentation by Dr. Kozlowski, you will learn 30 (or more) ways that you can reach the peak of efficiency and effectiveness in your practice.

Topics will include: 

  • Team - Hiring, training and developing an amazing team
  • Technology - Implementing time saving technology into the practice
  • Systems - Developing systems for a smooth office workflow
  • Communication - Enhance communication; the cornerstone of an efficient office
  • Clinical - Learn how clinical efficiency improves administrative efficiency and makes the practice run more smoothly.

After this lecture you will be able to:

  • Discover how to use technology and systems to enhance the communication and efficiency in your office
  • Identify areas in your practice that may be underperforming and develop options to overcome these challenges through team training and culture
  • Enhance the administrative workflow of your practice to "work smarter, not harder"

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

2016 AAO Annual Session - Using Technology for Internal Marketing

2016 AAO Annual Session - Using Technology for Internal Marketing

Credits: None available.

As markets become flatter and anyone/anywhere can steal sales, it's imperative we find new and effective ways to generate quality leads and convert them into sales -- while nurturing the long tail of opportunity from your existing patients. This presentation will examine current trends in online marketing and showcase the innovative tools your team can use in-house to remain competitive.

After this lecture you will be able to:

  • Identify new methods for finding patients and keeping them
  • Implement digital strategies with little cost in terms of time and money
  • Create metrics to determine the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns

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