First Invisalign Store in Northeast

Posted: 12/18/18 2:51 PM

On Tuesday, December 18, 2018 The Invisalign Store in the Natick Mall in Natick, Massachusetts slid its doors open for business. This is the first Invisalign Store in the Northeast for Align Technology. The store is decorated in a high-tech modern motif with comfortable recliners instead of dental chairs. The scanning technicians are Massachusetts licensed dental assistants. After the scanning session, the client ...

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NESO2018 All-Star Lineup Brings Down The House

Posted: 12/17/18 11:30 PM

2018 NESO President Sal Manente and the Annual Meeting Planning Committee, Phil Mansour and Dan Stuart, had a vision for their meeting. Using mechanisms for previous feedback from both meeting attendees and industry partners, they listened, and the result was a resounding success. The one and one-half day program kicked off with an opening lunch on Friday, featuring Mohegan Tribe Medicine Woman and Historian, Meli...

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ABO Announces Newly Certified/Recertified Orthodontists

Posted: 12/17/18 7:38 PM

Certification/Certification Renewal has been granted to 152 orthodontists by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) following their participation in the ABO Clinical Examination September 24-28, 2018, in St. Louis. The Clinical Examination is the second of a two-part certification process that also includes prior completion of the Written Examination. ABO Board Certification is a voluntary credential that represent...

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Partner with a Pioneer: A True Digital Innovator Introduces a New Full-Service Aligner Platform

Posted: 12/17/18 7:20 PM

Recently Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics announced the release of SureSmile Aligner, a new digital treatment planning platform for aligner based treatment. SureSmile Aligner is an extension of the SureSmile treatment system, a true pioneer in the field of digital orthodontic treatment. While the use of aligners to administer orthodontics is not a new concept, SureSmile Aligner brings a legacy of digital leadership and i...

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Trustee Report: Holiday Edition

Posted: 12/17/18 7:07 PM

Dear Members, I hope you often have  experiences similar to one that I had recently. A former patient, Tom (not his real name), came into the office and said he had just finished his first semester in an ortho program.  He was beaming and wanted me to know that he was in ortho because of his experiences in our office. Gave me the warm and fuzzies. He then wanted to ask me a few questions. Tom had been hearing...

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Training with Contemporary Techniques: Clear Aligner Therapy

Posted: 12/17/18 6:59 PM

RESIDENT PERSPECTIVE “With great power comes great responsibility.” In the context of clear aligners, “power” may be defined as the ability to move teeth almost invisibly. The aesthetic benefit no doubt comes with great responsibility with a high demand for patient compliance. As a second year resident, treating only a fraction of my patients with clear aligners, I am continuously learning about the benefi...

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A Warm Hello From Your New NESO President

Posted: 12/17/18 6:44 PM

Fellow NESO Colleagues, First of all, I want to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and successful 2019! With the close of what was an innovative and exciting NESO annual session at Mohegan Sun, I was inducted as President of our organization, and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I have been involved in NESO for roughly ten years, during which I have tried to learn as much as possib...

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A Personal Invitation to Attend NESO 2018

Posted: 09/12/18 3:25 PM

As NESO president, I would like to take this opportunity and invite you and your staff to attend our NESO annual meeting on November 2-3, 2018 at Mohegan Sun Casino in beautiful Connecticut. Located within a short driving distance for the majority of our members, Mohegan Sun provides first class accommodations, entertainment, shopping, restaurants and of course gaming opportunities. Along with our emcee, Anil Idicull...

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Promote and Defend our Specialty: AAO “wins” with the RAISE Act and the Medical Device Tax

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

“To advance our members success through education, advocacy, and research that drive excellence in patient care.” In the last Trustee’s message I talked about the AAO’s new strategic plan and what it means for each member. I have added the new mission statement to the top of this message. It will be there in all future messages as a reminder of why we exist as an organization- for what is best for the mem...

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Trustee Report: Component Legal Support Fund aids New Hampshire and New York

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

On a local level, I am happy to report that AAO’s Component Legal Support Fund (“CLSF”) has helped two NESO components with their state advocacy issues in just the last year.  In February, the AAO’s Associate General Counsel, Sean Murphy (who oversees the CLSF), discovered that the New Hampshire (“NH”) legislature was considering amendments to its specialty advertising laws that would have removed the ...

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