Start Strong: Resources for Successful Re-Opening

Posted: 04/30/20 5:04 PM

The AAO is committed to arming orthodontists with the tools they need to thrive – gearing your team up for success as your practice re-opens while keeping yourself, your team and your patients safe. The AAO COVID-19 Resource Center is pivoting its focus to provide comprehensive resources to re-open. We have developed and curated resources to assist with operational planning for recovery, infection control, PPE sou...

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COVID-19 Resources for Canadian AAO Members and Staff

Posted: 04/30/20 5:03 PM

Please see the resources below for AAO orthodontists in Canada who are dealing with office closures and restrictions and staff furloughs or temporary unemployment. Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) – This benefit will provide direct lending and other types of financial support for Canadian businesses in all sectors and regions. Learn more here: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/programs...

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Informed Consent for the Orthodontic Patient

Posted: 04/30/20 5:01 PM

The AAO has updated the informed consent form adding a new section covering transmission of communicable diseases. This form represents sample informed consent provisions offered as a service to AAO members. It is not intended to serve as legal advice, and each state may require unique provisions. You are encouraged to have this form reviewed and approved by counsel in your state prior to using it. Any such items sh...

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Initiative Underway to Equip Members with PPE Resources

Posted: 04/27/20 3:07 PM

The AAO has been working to identify viable resources for members needing to order PPE while preparing for reopening of offices during coming days, weeks and months. Read more....

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Financial Management for the Unemployed Orthodontist

Posted: 04/27/20 2:46 PM

AAO members who are employed as associates, or who provide patient care within Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) should be aware of several options for addressing the financial challenges of office closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more....

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Focus on 3D Printing

Posted: 04/27/20 1:08 PM

This month's AAO Practice Management Bulletin focuses on 3D printing. Read it here....

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Informational Webinars to Assist with Reopening

Posted: 04/22/20 6:52 PM

On April 23, Mary Beth Kirkpatrick will discuss kickstarting your recovery with a roadmap for re-opening. As opening the doors of your office approaches, it’s appropriate to go through the final checklist to be certain that the most crucial items are complete and less crucial projects are underway.  The Impact360 Consulting team has compiled a final checklist, letter to patient families, and step-by-step instruct...

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90 Day Cash Flow Plan for Reopening Your Practice

Posted: 04/22/20 6:45 PM

Cain Watters & Associates has developed a tool for AAO members planning to reopen to assist with managing cash flow. This tool provides guidance and a worksheet to create a plan for your practice. View this resource here.   ...

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Letter from the President

Posted: 04/22/20 1:41 PM

Dr. Jeffrey BlasiusNESO President Greeting NESO colleagues: With the onslaught of emails, I will attempt to keep this brief.  It is amazing how suddenly and dramatically our worlds have changed in such a brief moment of time.  A new 'normal' has emerged.  The sight of people wearing masks in public, the shelves at our favorite stores being empty, home schooling our children, abandoned vacation plans, mana...

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2020 Spring Letter From the Trustee

Posted: 04/22/20 1:40 PM

Dr. John CallahanTrustee There is No Returning to Normal After Covid-19. But There is a Path Forward.   Rough times. Never thought I’d see the day I’d be forced to close for so long. What a nightmare. And, it’s not over. As I write this on April 15 there is talk about the economy re-starting. What does that mean? And what does it mean for our practices and patients? The shutdown was dramatic and quick. I s...

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