Welcome 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Posted: 12/19/17 2:30 PM

NESO would like to announce and congratulate the newly elected 2017-2018 Board of Directors. These members will be seated this coming March at the next Ad Interim meeting to be held in Boston, MA. At this meeting, we will be having the elections for the nominated officers to serve. We would also like to thank and commend the out-going Board of Directors for their service. Their time and efforts were sincerely appr...

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A Letter from Our 2018 NESO President

Posted: 12/19/17 1:54 PM

From the many volunteers and staff of the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, welcome! My name is Sal Manente, and it is my honor and privilege to serve as your 2018 president. Our profession is changing and evolving at a rate that has never been seen before. Rest assured our NESO leadership is very involved in addressing changes on both the local and national level. NESO has been  instrumental in shaping o...

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Join the Communications Committee!

Posted: 12/19/17 1:25 PM

Applications will be accepted for two new volunteer opportunities on the committee. Duties include contributions to the NESO eNews and social media posts, as well as oversight of website content and updates. This committee is supported by NESO management team. Contact Kristin Dunn for more information at kdunn@neso.org....

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Thank the AAOPAC for What You Didn’t Get

Posted: 12/19/17 1:00 PM

The AAO has a communication challenge, and I applaud the Council on Communications on their efforts to improve the system. Unfortunately, some of the loudest voices of our organization tend to be of a contrarian nature. This tends to be strongest around the dues statement or any campaign to raise money for the AAO’s Political Action Committee (“AAOPAC”). The resounding rallying cry is, “What do I get for my m...

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MassHealth Meets with MAO Members at the NESO Annual Meeting

Posted: 12/19/17 12:03 PM

IMPORTANT UPDATE TO MAO MEMBERS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017 The meeting convened at 10:15 AM and lasted until about 11:30 AM.  Present from MH were Stacia Castro, Tracy Chase Gilman and Tuyen Vu. Stacia Castro introduced herself and the other two representatives from MassHealth.  Present from the MAO, approximately 35 doctors and about 8 administrative staff from various MH providers' offices. Ms. Castro...

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Trustee’s Corner: Unsupervised Orthodontic Treatment and Potentially Misleading Advertising

Posted: 12/18/17 2:30 PM

By Dr. John Callahan, NESO Trustee As you may be aware, some current topics in orthodontics revolve around unsupervised orthodontic treatment and potentially misleading advertising.  It is state dental boards who have the authority to regulate dentistry, and, in most states, advertising related to the provision of dental services.  With that in mind and should you feel so compelled, it is YOUR RIGHT as a citizen...

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Leadership Ask: Are you ready to make a difference?

Posted: 12/18/17 1:02 PM

Orthodontists are leaders. We didn’t get to be part of this great profession without leading from the front. Most of us have been involved in some leadership capacity at some level since we were young. It’s in our blood. In my instance, as with many of us, building a practice and having a family took all of my time and prevented me from giving back to my profession until I was 45. Then the question was, “How...

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Boston 2017 Annual Meeting Recap

Posted: 12/17/17 3:07 PM

The 2017 NESO Annual Meeting combined ‘Orthodontic Innovation’ with ‘Old Town Charm’ as it welcomed more than 1,300 orthodontists, staff and exhibitors to a sunny and chilly Boston, Massachusetts on November 10-12, 2017. The Annual Meeting Planning Committee, comprised of NESO President Dr. Carolyn Melita, Secretary Dr. Michal Kleinlerer, and Treasurer Dr. Jeffrey Blasius, organized renowned speakers on trend...

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Resident Feature: Getting to know Bianca Cabri, Camille Francois and Khaled Taha

Posted: 12/17/17 2:00 PM

We hope those who were able to attend the NESO Annual Meeting in Boston had a chance to see the poster presentations highlighting our 2016 NESO Resident Research Sponsorship Program Winners!  What an outstanding group of people who are working hard to advance our profession.  Our 2017 Winners are: Bianca Cabri, Columbia University: The role of alpha 2 macroglobulin in inhibiting TMJ osteoarthritis. Camille ...

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Alumni Feature: State of the Profession: Dr. Kirsten Romani

Posted: 12/17/17 1:59 PM

U.S. News & World Report once again ranked the orthodontic profession among the top 5 Best Jobs, recognizing great jobs as ones that challenge us, are a good match for our talents and skills, pay well, aren’t too stressful, offer room to advance and provide a satisfying work-life balance.  The ability to remedy dental health problems while building meaningful relationships with our patients certainly affords u...

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