Blog/News

June 17, 2021

From the AAO: British Dental Regulator, GDC, Issues Statements About Direct-to-Consumer Orthodontics

British Dental Regulator, GDC, Issues Statements About Direct-to-Consumer Orthodontics Documents Caution Practitioners and Patients about DTC Treatment St. Louis, June 17, 2021 – In May, the United Kingdom’s General Dental Council (GDC), the regulatory body governing the practice of dentistry...

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January 12, 2021

AAO Announces A New Inclusion and Engagement Task Force (IETF)

APPLY HERE to join the task force by February 1, 2021. Working to support and inspire diverse groups within the AAO by helping to develop tools and pathways to leadership. Identifying obstacles for involvement in the AAO and make recommendations for change....

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January 11, 2021

When will Canadian orthodontists be able to receive the vaccine?

Canadian orthodontists can access provincial level information on vaccine availability by clicking here and selecting the appropriate option on the dropdown box under “Vaccinations in your province or territory.”

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January 11, 2021

When will U.S. orthodontists be able to receive the vaccine?

The ADA has compiled a state-by-state list of COVID-19 vaccine regulations and availability for dentists here.

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July 22, 2020

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

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...

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July 22, 2020

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

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,...

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July 22, 2020

Consumer Blog Offers Shareable Content for Your Practice

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...

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July 22, 2020

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

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...

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June 2, 2020

CDC Webinar on Guidance for Dental Settings

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is hosting a Clinical Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 1:00pm CT. During this call, CDC presenters will provide an overview of the updated guidance for dental settings,...

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May 29, 2020

In Memoriam: Dr. Alexander Samuels

I am saddened to inform the orthodontic community of the passing of my dad, Dr. Alexander Samuels, on May 21, 2020 of natural causes, peacefully, in his own apartment at the age of 93. My father practiced orthodontics for more...

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