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

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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How Orthodontic Practice Owners Can Prepare for a Potential Recession

How Orthodontic Practice Owners Can Prepare for a Potential Recession

Credits: None available.

A number of forecasters see a growing risk of recession for the United States as inflation sky rockets, what does this mean for orthodontic practices? A recession is defined “as a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months” and they generally occur when there is a widespread drop in consumer spending. 

What we will incur in the near future is very different from what orthodontic practices saw last year, we will see patients shift from “I want orthodontic treatment” to “do I really need orthodontic treatment?”.

Our team will dive into industry data and what we learned from the “great recession” and economic meltdown in 2008.

Topics to be discussed;

  • The effect the “Great Recession” had on orthodontic practices
  • Healthcare research data regarding consumer behaviors during a recession
  • Will private equity money continue to invest in our industry?
  • Will a recession drive more affiliations and continue to consolidate the specialty?
  • Practice overhead, cash flows and industry standards
  • Will a recession help or hurt staffing shortages, specifically hiring an orthodontic associate?
  • Tightening credit conditions and what it means if you plan to sell your practice

Recessions come and go, but some are more severe and last longer than others. This webinar we will discuss how an economic downturn will impact orthodontic practices and how owners can prepare their practices for what’s ahead.


A Powerful Tool for Ortho Research & Teaching, an Inside Look at the AAOF Craniofacial Growth Legacy Collection

A Powerful Tool for Ortho Research & Teaching, an Inside Look at the AAOF Craniofacial Growth Legacy Collection

Credits: None available.

A Powerful Tool for Ortho Research & Teaching, an Inside Look at the AAOF Craniofacial Growth Legacy Collection.  The collection which started to be built out in 2008 contains nine curated collections of craniofacial records that were collected from the 1930's to end of the last century.

Dr. Oh will share what and where the nine collections come from.  Dr. Curry shows attendees  how to navigate the collection.  The information is available for all members for research.  Not only are you able to conduct research, but the curator, Dr. Curry can assist you with developing queries or provide feedback on how best to pull the research that you need for your studies or research.


Awkward Conversations, Tricky Situations & What the AAO has Done Lately...

Awkward Conversations, Tricky Situations & What the AAO has Done Lately...

Credits: None available.

Speaker Disclosure:
None

Length of Session:
Each session consisting of lecture and audience questions will last 75 minutes.

Cost:
$0 for all members

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the webinar will earn 1.25 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.


My Brand is ... What I Say, What I Do, What I Post

My Brand is ... What I Say, What I Do, What I Post

Credits: None available.

Beth Leach presents My Brand is ... What I Say, What I Do, What I Post (1.25 CE) -- Branding a practice has changed; it’s personal, it’s emotional, it’s heavily influenced by social cues. During this lecture we will go beyond the graphic representation of your brand to the strategies and languaging that create brand differentiation for yourself, your team, and your practice. You may not be the only orthodontic practice in your area, but you are unique. Establishing your unique brand in every aspect of your practice life is essential to building a successful practice.

  • Create a brand language in your practice to help team members talk about what makes the practice great.
  • Evaluate the communication methods that work best to get your brand out into the community and beyond.
  • Build language that includes messaging on text, chat, social media and messenger communications that reflects your brand position

AAO Winter Conference 2022 - Wrap-up Remarks / Financial Decisions Orthodontists Must Get Right

AAO Winter Conference 2022 - Wrap-up Remarks / Financial Decisions Orthodontists Must Get Right

Credits: None available.

In this lecture, orthodontic practice owners will learn the keys to both business and personal financial success. This lecture will dive into the secrets of knowing, understanding and using key performance indicators to build a high performing, efficient and profitable orthodontic office. The lecture will also teach how to use the profits of your practice to create financial freedom by understanding both tax opportunities and business transition planning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and compare your key performance indicators to your peers.
  • Properly utilize tax environments to build wealth and lower taxes.
  • Implement techniques and a path to maximizing your practice value whether selling to another orthodontist or a DSO.

AAO Winter Conference 2022 - How to Recruit and Retain Orthodontic Associates in a Competitive Market

AAO Winter Conference 2022 - How to Recruit and Retain Orthodontic Associates in a Competitive Market

Credits: None available.

In the last year we have seen major changes in recruitment for orthodontic associates. Our industry is experiencing constant change and residents have multiple offers in hand as they graduate which means demand is greater than supply. Currently our industry has four generations of orthodontic providers, all of whom have different priorities when it comes to evaluating career and practice opportunities. Today’s candidates are much more informed about practice models, so it is vital for potential employers and owners who plan to transition ownership in the near future understand the “one-size-fits-all” practice model is no longer appealing to younger doctors. This lecture will provide recruitment strategies and retention factors whether you’re hiring in an urban, suburban or rural setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate recruitment strategies and retention factors for hiring associates whether you're located in urban, suburban or rural settings.
  • Understand the competitive landscape in today’s market for hiring and retaining orthodontic associates.
  • Differentiate your practice opportunity while recruiting candidates.

AAO Winter Conference 2022 - Why Changing the Game Matters to Your Success

AAO Winter Conference 2022 - Why Changing the Game Matters to Your Success

Credits: None available.

What if you were told your whole life that your dreams are not possible? Dr. Corinne Devin was able to conquer three dreams (orthodontists, pageantry, naval officer) that she had been told were impossible based on her personal areas of weakness that required her to challenge herself to overcome them. She was able to forge a path that allowed her to tackle several difficult opportunities. From them, she learned how to be a feminine leader in a male-dominated environment. She navigated her career and learned tools that she could bring to each area of her life. Dr. Devin will discuss the hardships and struggles she encountered along the way and how she conquered them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Believe in yourself and not in what others tell you that you cannot do.
  • Feel empowered that there is nothing you cannot figure out.
  • Understand what life as a dentist in the Navy looks like.

AAO Winter Conference 2022 - A Transition Model That Works

AAO Winter Conference 2022 - A Transition Model That Works

Credits: None available.

Orthodontists everywhere are exploring the best path forward for them and their practices during this pivotal moment in dentistry. Disruptions are constant and inundating their lives in unprecedented ways. The only wrong choice in our current climate is no choice at all. In this lecture, Dr. Greg White will share a transition model that truly works for the practitioner, their team, their patients, their community, and their legacy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the current transition models available to practitioners.
  • Assess how private equity investments have changed practice valuations in dentistry in general, and orthodontics specifically.
  • Understand the after-retirement passive income component to a unique practice transition model.

AAO Winter Conference 2022 - Lessons Learned: Orthodontic Wisdom Passed Down Through Three Generations

AAO Winter Conference 2022 - Lessons Learned: Orthodontic Wisdom Passed Down Through Three Generations

Credits: None available.

Drs. Herb & Justin Hughes will share their experiences and wisdom spanning 3 orthodontic generations. They will openly discuss how over the past 6 decades they have maintained a thriving practice through many challenging times. Tried and true as well as brand-new techniques, appliances and philosophies will be discussed so that participants will have practical take home pearls that can be easily implemented into their practices. Whether you’re just starting your career or a seasoned practitioner you will find this presentation both worthwhile and magically entertaining.

Learning Objectives:

  • Entice prospective adult patients with an aesthetic treatment area that offers clear choices.
  • Acquire practical lessons learned that will help build a successful orthodontic business that can last for many decades.
  • Perform “The Magician’s Choice” and develop the mindset of a magician to solve your problems.