Our specialty, like our society, is experiencing rapid and drastic change. The specialty of orthodontics is being challenged by many issues over which it has little or no control. But every challenge faced by our specialty is an opportunity – an opportunity for our specialty and us, its individual members, to prove our collective and individual worth to society. We have the resources at hand that can be used to optimize quality of care for our patients. Our future is bright! This talk will describe ways that we can take advantage of our opportunities.
Recognize our many challenges and issues.
Evaluate the opportunities to use current and existing resources that will, hopefully, make our specialty stronger.
Propose ways to take advantage of our many opportunities that will optimize quality of care for our patients.