Blog/News

May 22, 2020

Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week

Have Fun and Recognize Your Valued Employees Remind your team members how important they and their work are to you and your patients by celebrating Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week 2020 (June 1-5). The AAO provides celebration materials and ideas in...

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May 20, 2020

AAO President Interviewed by Fox Business

On Monday, AAO President Dr. Chris Roberts was quoted in an article from Fox Business entitled, “Some orthodontists fearful of coronavirus closures’ ‘detrimental’ effects on patient progress.” An excerpt from Dr. Roberts is below: American Association of Orthodontists President Dr....

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May 18, 2020

View Updates on PPE Suppliers

There are many complexities surrounding N95 masks and federally authorized KN95 masks, and the AAO is researching these on an ongoing basis. When preparing to purchase these masks, it may be helpful to first review OSHA’s guidance on occupational exposures. Additionally,...

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May 14, 2020

Clarification on OSHA Guidance for Dentistry Workers and Employers

AAO COVID-19 Task Force Obtains Clarification from OSHA During the week of May 4, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a document providing guidance for Dentistry Workers and Employers. A copy of that document can be viewed on...

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May 14, 2020

Worksheet: Creating A 90 Day Cash Flow Plan

Cain Watters & Associates has created a guide for AAO to help members create a 90 day cash flow plan for reopening their practice. It looks at the cash flow of an orthodontic practice experiencing a two-month shutdown and the...

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May 14, 2020

Frontload Your Practice’s Recovery with Proactive Recall Management

Among the experts who have offered in-depth recommendations for AAO members is Mary Beth Kirkpatrick, managing partner of Impact360 Consulting and founder and president of Gaidge, a cloud-based business analytics dashboard for orthodontists. To build new revenue from starts, she...

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May 13, 2020

Start Strong Resources

The AAO is committed to arming orthodontists with the tools they need to thrive. Over two weeks ago, AAO began creating and distributing resources to help orthodontists reopen their practices and have been consistently adding tools. As many AAO members are...

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May 11, 2020

HR Guide to Reopen Your Office

As you prepare to reopen your office as the Coronavirus pandemic continues, the HR processes involved will likely be very different from typical workplace employment routines. CEDR HR Solutions offers detailed recommendations for AAO members to work through the process...

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May 7, 2020

Ask Congress for Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan Flexibility

As you know, Congress recently passed the CARES Act 2.0, which allocated an additional $310 billion in funding. However, this new stimulus package did not include changes to the time period in which small business owners have to seek forgiveness...

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May 7, 2020

Interim Orthodontic PPE Summary

As AAO members reopen their practices, the safety of their patients, staff and themselves is top of mind. Many members have indicated that the availability and procedures in place for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) are among the...

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