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Register for the AAO’s Virtual COVID-19 Townhall on July 28, 2020

Posted: 07/22/20 9:41 PM

Join AAO President, Dr. Chris Roberts, for a virtual townhall event on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 7:00pm CT. Dr. Roberts will host a panel of four subject matter experts to address AAO member questions on COVID-19-related topics including human resources, federal and regulatory agency advocacy, infection control, and financial matters. This free event is only available to AAO members. Register now to hear dis...

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State & Local Toolkit Provided to Constituents and Components for COVID-19 Response

Posted: 07/22/20 9:31 PM

As COVID-19 cases spike in parts of the U.S. and Canada, it is the decision of local level governments to mandate any business closures. In recognition of this and as part of our proactive effort to assist members during COVID-19-related closures, the AAO is equipping component and constituent leadership with a toolkit for advocating before governmental authorities in the event that business closures are considered...

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Consumer Blog Offers Shareable Content for Your Practice

Posted: 07/22/20 9:26 PM

The AAO blog at our consumer website, aaoinfo.org, offers engaging information about orthodontic treatment that you may share on your social media pages or practice website.  A recent post, “What Your Orthodontist Wants You to Know During This Time,” provides an overview of steps that practices are taking to keep patients safe during visits. Use this blog to educate patients on oral health, practice precaution...

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HHS Provider Relief Expanded to Include Dentists Who Did Not Previously Qualify

Posted: 07/22/20 9:22 PM

On Friday, July 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made an announcement pertaining to Enhanced Provider Relief Funds. Following AAO and ADA advocacy efforts, HHS announced on July 10, 2020 that the Enhanced Provider Relief Funds are available for dentists who may not have previously been eligible to receive funding through the Provider Relief Fund. More information ...

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Resident Reflections on COVID-19

Posted: 06/16/20 9:27 PM

Dr. Amanda Albin, DMD Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2020 I and several of my co-residents recently graduated from our orthodontic residency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While the circumstances of our graduation were hardly ideal, I have been constantly impressed by everyone’s resilience and dedication during this difficult time. I am extremely grateful to my program director, my attending...

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Trustee Corner

Posted: 06/16/20 9:26 PM

Welcome Back! I’m from NY, and June 1 was “opening day” for our office. It has been highly frustrating to be unable to take care of our patients for so long, but my enthusiasm for being in the office has never been higher. It’s great to be back. The headaches and the lost sleep of running a small business, however, remain. Expenses aren’t going away, yet cash flow is significantly reduced. Where we onc...

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