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Hear NESO2018 Speaker Neal Kravitz on A Return to Phase I Efficiency

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

Neal D Kravitz, DMD, MS Phase I interceptive treatment should be prescribed conservatively. In many offices, virtually every second or third grader entering for a consultation now leaves with a treatment plan for an expander and braces. When I started my practice, I was no different. I used to tell parents that the expander would obviate the need for extractions and that the braces would help the maxillary canines s...

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NESO News Special Report: ScanStores

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

ScanStores are popping up all across the nation. What's a ScanStore? Are they legal? Who is doing the intraoral scanning? And what does all this mean to the local orthodontist? Let's start by taking a peek inside the ScanStore. The following experience was written from a compilation of visits to ScanStores around the country. This report is only intended to give the reader a summary of observations from the perspect...

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Resident Perspective: The Importance of Patient Interaction in Orthodontic Treatment

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

As a new second-year orthodontic resident, I reflect back on my first year of clinical experiences and recognize the importance of patient engagement and the personal approach to orthodontic care.  In the beginning of my program I found it difficult to connect with patients and to have them express their true concerns, especially with younger patients.  The advice I received from an attending can be applied to ever...

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Interview with Dr. Katie Klein

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

Tell me about your background. I am originally from Rhode Island, and graduated from the 7-year accelerated dental program at Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. During dental school, I received an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and served as a general dentist in the Air Force for three years.  During this time, I completed an Advanced Education in General D...

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REGISTER NOW for NESO Mohegan Sun 2018!

Posted: 06/19/18 2:27 PM

NESO 2018 Mohegan Sun November 2-3, 2018 Join us this year for a new brand of NESO Annual Meeting! A single track for all attendees, appealing to both doctors and staff. A scientific program condensed into one and one half days, starting Friday morning and concluding Saturday evening. Renowned speakers, networking and social events, and a resort atmosphere for attendees and their families, all under one roof! RE...

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President’s Message

Posted: 06/14/18 11:45 AM

Happy spring! Or in my neck of the NESO woods, happy summer as our spring lasted all of one week. That being said, with spring comes the annual AAO meeting, which took place this year in Washington, DC. As usual, NESO was very well represented, both at the House of Delegates meetings and on Capitol Hill immediately following the AAO, while visiting with representatives voicing the concerns of members. Our NESO del...

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Our Current And Future Roadmap

Posted: 06/14/18 11:42 AM

The new AAO President, Dr. Brent Larson, addressed the AAO House of Delegates on May 7, 2018.  He focused his message on the AAO’s new strategic map. This article captures much of what he presented.  As your Trustee, along with all AAO leaders we continually ask, “How do we make the AAO the best that it can be. How can we best advance our member’s success? How do we decide what is best?” In order to ...

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NESO Serves: 2018 Professional Advocacy Conference

Posted: 06/14/18 11:39 AM

The American Association of Orthodontists recently conducted its annual Professional Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC.  Each year, members visit various Congressional offices on Capitol Hill to advocate for various topics of concern to the AAO. For 2018, in a unique twist, this annual conference was held at the tail end of the 2018 AAO Annual Session in Washington, DC.  This pairing of the two events resulted ...

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Becoming an Orthodontist in the US and UK

Posted: 06/14/18 11:35 AM

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an orthodontist in a foreign country? What are the similarities and differences in funding, educational pathway, treatment modalities and post-graduation career path? In this article, we dive in and compare orthodontic residency in the United States and the United Kingdom. Funding for Orthodontic Treatment In the United States, orthodontic treatment is funded via M...

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Council On Scientific Affairs Report

Posted: 06/14/18 11:33 AM

COSA photo 1The Council On Scientific Affairs Report (COSA), held a meeting on May 4, 2018 at the AAO Annual Session. This meeting was to review COSA members’ assignments for the 2018 Annual Session. During Annual Session, COSA members judged 33 Charley Schultz Resident Scholar presentations and 47 Table Clinic presentations. COSA members moderated 28 Oral Research presentations and the Hellman, Sicher, Graber lect...

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