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2016 AAO Annual Session - Solving the Insurance Receivables Puzzle

2016 AAO Annual Session - Solving the Insurance Receivables Puzzle


Credits: None available.

While the thought of insurance receivables may induce nightmares of hold queues, lost claims, and lost benefits, with the right tactics and techniques it can become your best friend! By using a mixture of consistency and creativity, you can rely on insurance benefits as a way to maximize your cash flow swiftly and significantly.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze and prioritize your insurance delinquency workload
  • Utilize any practice management system to work insurance efficiently
  • Accelerate your cash flow through filing strategies

Speaker(s):
Tags: financial
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 - Oral Hygiene Education and Documentation

2016 AAO Annual Session - Oral Hygiene Education and Documentation


Credits: None available.

Over the years, orthodontics has definitely changed. More and more we are being held solely responsible for our patients' final results. Making sure that all oral hygiene information is covered and documented, and educating your patients on their role in their orthodontic treatment, is imperative. Documenting any and all communication with patients/parents, as well as their dentist, helps to protect your practice. The final results can depend on the way you address oral hygiene with your patients while they are in active treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the important elements of oral hygiene for orthodontic patients
  • Identify procedural areas in my practice that need improving

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 - 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 Risks to Enjoy the Rewards of Patient Receivables

2016 AAO Annual Session - Managing Risks to Enjoy the Rewards of Patient Receivables


Credits: None available.

Just as no two orthodontic cases are the same, each patient’s financial situation differs greatly. By taking a customized approach and maintaining a big picture view for the practice, you can have a greater success in managing patient receivables. This session will discuss national guidelines, sensitive collection topics, the role of financial arrangements, and new approaches to handling patient accounts.

After this lecture you will be able to:

  • Identify and prioritize your patient delinquency workload
  • Assess patient accounts for issues like renegotiation, bankruptcy, missed auto payments, and multiple responsible parties
  • Conduct collection activity in a consistent, professional, effective manner

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 - Informed Consent and the Standard of Care: What do Those Terms Really Mean?

2016 AAO Annual Session - Informed Consent and the Standard of Care: What do Those Terms Really Mean?


Credits: None available.

We are all familiar with the terms “informed consent” and “standard of care” but do we really know what those terms mean or how they relate to our ability to practice good dentistry? Are we really sure what the standard of care is or who determines it? This presentation is designed to define and clarify two important legal concepts that have a significant impact on our ability to practice with confidence and security.

Learning Objectives:

  • define the standard of care
  • provide proper informed consent
  • manage risk more effectively in their orthodontic practice

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 - How to 'Up Your Game' in Using a Computer

2016 AAO Annual Session - How to 'Up Your Game' in Using a Computer


Credits: None available.

Most of us use a computer on a daily basis. Rarely do we receive formal training but rather just learn it as we go along. There are all sorts of new things to learn, and this session will share some simple and immediately useful topics that will help you at home and at the practice office, including: making the most of multiple screens in the clinic and consults, the fastest printing method is not printing at all, safe surfing to prevent spyware and viruses, understanding the risks of email and how to deal with it, steps to help keep your information safe. Steve promises to limit the Geek Speak and discuss issues in terms everyone can understand. He encourages you to bring your stories and challenges to share during the session.

After this lecture you will be able to:

  • List the potential security risks for your computer network
  • Organize your security defense strategy with an IT policy
  • Demonstrate how to safely use the Internet to minimize the risk of intrusion

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • <p>MME Consulting, Inc.</p>
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 - Higher Production + Lower Overhead = A Happy Team

2016 AAO Annual Session - Higher Production + Lower Overhead = A Happy Team


Credits: None available.

This seminar will suggest a practice budget that will pinpoint what percentage of practice revenue should be spent on overhead expenses. It will propose ways to save money in all areas of the orthodontic practice, staff expenses, ordering supplies and even marketing. The reduction of overhead is limited, but the ability to increase production is endless! This discussion will help every team member and doctor redefine value in the office, boost production and develop a process that will insure success for the WHOLE TEAM!

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a budget for overhead expenditures
  • Adopt cost effective marketing and other ways to increase production
  • Develop a positive TEAM involvement

Speaker(s):
Tags: financial
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 - Empowering the "On-Time, Doctor-Time" Scheduling Coordinator

2016 AAO Annual Session - Empowering the "On-Time, Doctor-Time" Scheduling Coordinator


Credits: None available.

In this lecture, Ken uses his considerable orthodontic practice management experience to look at Doctor Time Scheduling from the scheduler’s point of view. Few things create more upset in a practice than wrongly-scheduled appointments. The entire team is welcome to evaluate the difficulties in scheduling patients and how to systematically go about alleviating wrongly-scheduled appointments. It certainly begins with a strong, well prepared set of scheduling templates, but there is so much more to scheduling that must happen on a daily basis to achieve maximum on-time efficiency in an enjoyable way that can be reproduced day after day.

After this lecture you will be able to:

  • Evaluate scheduling in orthodontics from the Scheduler's point of view
  • Discover concrete solutions to many of the common pitfalls in scheduling
  • Create a scheduling system on which the entire practice can depend to produce enjoyable results

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