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Take a break for an early morning 5k run or a brisk walk at the 2018 Annual Session Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, May 6.  Participants will ride a shuttle to the event trail along the scenic Anacostia River in Washington’s Holley Anacostia Park. Add a ticket to this event to your Annual Session...
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The hometown newspaper of Congressman John Garamendi reports that the student loan bill (H.R. 4001) that he introduced in the House of Representatives in October is awaiting action by a Congressional committee.
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by Dr. Rob Taylor Last week I returned from the Midwinter AAO conference in Arizona where I must confess it was an uncomfortably warm 85 degrees :).  The educational conference was preceded by the 1-day annual AAO leadership conference.  
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Some members have expressed concerns and questions about the Commission on Dental Accreditation’s recent move to remove the word specialty from all CODA documentation, as well as its website. Instead, CODA recently communicated to its communities of interest that it will refer to all advanced...
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During the 2018 Annual Session, the AAO, the AAO Foundation and the American Board of Orthodontics will recognize honorees at the Excellence in Orthodontics Luncheon and Awards Ceremony (Sunday,  May 6 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center).
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Drs. Lauren Wiese and Chris Scott, University of Maryland residents, and Dr. Jennifer Collins, a resident at the Howard University College of Dentistry, had lunch on February 14 with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina's 5th congressional district. Congresswoman Foxx chairs the House of...
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By Gary J. Kloberdanz, DDS, MS   Orthodontics has certainly changed over the last 40+ years. When I entered practice in the mid-1970s, advertising did not exist, most orthodontists were male and being one’s own boss (running a practice) was the goal of most of my classmates and colleagues. However...
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The AAO will present the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Orthodontic Research during the 2018 Annual Session in Washington DC (May 4-8, 2018) to Dr. Lysle E. Johnston Jr.  Dr. Johnston will be given his award just prior to his lecture, “Envoi: A Walk on the Mild Side.”
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2017 was a very eventful year for the AAO in so many areas.  From breaking attendance records and dispelling myths, to lobbying for positive change and ​making every effort to move our specialty forward, 2017 was a year to remember. Below are just 17 highlights from the AAO in 2017. In 2017, total...
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During 2017, the AAO Disaster Relief Fund received nearly $200,000 in contributions, aided members and retained some funds to utilize for pending and future applications for assistance. Members whose practices have been impacted by natural disasters* can apply to see what assistance the AAO can...
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