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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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The next presentation in the 2017-18 Doctors Webinar series, “Facial Esthetics Oriented Treatment Planning with VTO and TADs,” will address how, instead of using the mandibular incisor position as the primary criterion, a facial esthetics-oriented treatment approach can use the maxillary incisor...
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The AAO Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics Task Force will hold an open forum on Saturday, May 5 from 3 pm – 4:30 pm during the 2018 Annual Session in Washington, D.C. The Task Force was formed last year after the AAO Board of Trustees announced that the AAO will conduct a consensus conference during...
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During 2017, AAO members and their employees received more than 4,700 hours of CE credit via AAO Online Lectures.
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Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. have  passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through February 8.  In addition, the CR will also retroactively extend the moratorium on the medical device tax (which went back into affect on January 1, 2018), such that the tax will not apply...
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On January 17, the IRS published a notice (see attached) stating that the agency will temporarily waive penalties (not the tax itself) tied to the medical device tax for the first three quarters of 2018 in the “interest of sound tax administration” due to the “short time frame between the end of...
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The 2018 Annual Session lecture, “Respectful Workplace Conversations: Resolving the War of Words between Doctor/Staff; Staff/Staff; Doctor/Patient,” by Jacqueline Huggins, PhD will have space for 500 participants. Registrants may now reserve tickets to the lecture at Annual Session registration...
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Register your team for the 2018 Annual Session and provide an intensive education for them in many key skills and knowledge aspects of each position.Note that your team may be eligible for Annual Session registration discounts. An Orthodontic Staff Club member may be eligible for both of the...
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