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AAO leaders were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. John M. Faust Sr. at age 97 on January 9. Dr. Faust of Hattiesburg, Mississippi served as president of the AAO for 1979-80, presiding over the 1980 Annual Session in New Orleans. He was also a trustee of the American Dental Association,...
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The AAO has and continues to work diligently to advocate on Canadian members’ and orthodontic patients’ behalves. Through the AAO Component Legal Support Fund, money was devoted to hire the Toronto law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. The firm worked with the AAO’s Sean Murphy to reach out to...
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The North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners recently adopted amendments to the state’s dental specialty advertising policy that align with recommendations made by the AAO as part of an effort made possible by the Component Legal Support Fund.
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The AAO has been notified that at least one pirate website for hotel reservations has been set up that mimics the 2019 AAO Annual Session site of housing partner OnPeak. The AAO’s ONLY contracted and approved housing company for the 2019 Annual Session is onPeak.  As the AAO becomes aware of any...
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The AAO Foundation is working to help orthodontic residents experience the 2019 Annual Session. Each AAO student member (resident) is eligible for a one-time Annual Session attendance gift of $400, which will be issued after the 2019 Annual Session to assist in offsetting the cost to attend.
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2019 Annual Session speaker Joy Gendusa plans to present an interactive lecture, “YOUR Marketing Report Card: Real AAO Member Campaigns Evaluated Live.”  Members are invited to submit marketing campaign materials developed for your practice for critique during the lecture.
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Whether you are interested in particular issues coming up before the 2019 House of Delegates (HOD) or are simply curious about AAO leadership and governance, AAO leaders will welcome your attendance at open sessions of the 2019 House of Delegates.
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Every two years, the AAO collects information from practicing members in the United States and Canada regarding changes in their practices and patient numbers from the prior year through the Economics of Orthodontics and Patient Census survey. The 2018 survey was emailed to members on January 23....
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The AAO Practice Based Research Network Committee (AAO-PBRN) was formed in 2013 to encourage orthodontic research in network settings, especially in the National Dental Practice Based Research Network (National Dental PBRN). The first project to be approved was a study of adult anterior open bite...
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by Dr. Trista Felty  
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