Join us as AAO President Dr. Gary Inman welcomes you to the AAO 2020 Virtual Annual Session. Following his remarks, our Saturday keynote speaker, Dr. Neal Kravitz will present Together, Though Apart. In 1938, our profession held the first annual meeting as the newly formed American Association of Orthodontists, at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. The members of that historic “Hollywood Meeting” set forth a singular goal: to create a very different type of orthodontic conference. Dr. Kravitz will kickstart this unprecedented and first-of-its-kind virtual annual meeting!
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This presentation will analyze and compare the similarities and differences of biomechanics design in TAD application for fixed appliances and aligner system. Specific types of cases, including deepbite, impaction and gummy smile correction will be provided for further illustration and case demonstration.
We will take an in-depth look into how ransomware and patient identity theft is impacting practices across the U.S. Practices often have a false sense of security that their IT vendor is providing adequate security to mitigate the risks of data breach. We will discuss the differences between IT vendors and cybersecurity companies and why practices should engage with a cybersecurity company to provide protection from the advanced threats that are affecting practices.
As an early adopter and expert in virtual and fully digital practice workflow, Dr. Alexander Waldman will reveal his best practices when evaluating, implementing and maximizing these cutting edge technologies. He will also cover the tangible benefits and a positive customer experience these systems can provide.
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The past decade in Orthodontics has made some very "emphatic statements", which will chart the course of how orthodontics is practiced, marketed, researched and taught over the next decade and probably the rest of this century! This presentation will discuss the technological kaleidoscope from an evidence-based perspective, as influencing the specialty of orthodontics. The application of cloud-based services to clinical care and their futuristic possibilities will be analyzed. Core Data/Outcome Sets (CD/OS) of tech-infusion research in orthodontics will be presented.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Never have Ferris Bueller’s immortal words resonated more with Orthodontists than today. Take this lecture for example. I was scheduled to give a talk at the AAO Annual Session in Atlanta entitled “Virtual Orthodontic Consults: A Novel Approach to Engage Patients Who May Otherwise Choose Direct to Consumer Options”. My plan was to dive deep into virtual orthodontic consults as a tool for quality orthodontic oﬃces to provide potential patients with the convenient options they are requesting, and possibly engage these patients before they choose direct to consumer treatment — a marketing concept that has been working successfully in my practice for quite some time. However, an unprecedented global pandemic just changed everything. We have been forced to develop a complete virtual treatment platform to ensure that we can continue to manage our patients’ treatment during mandated closure of our physical oﬃce. We made the decision to be virtually open to serve our patients even though our oﬃces are physically closed. And serendipitously, my team and I have learned a lot about the potential for virtual visits to enhance (not replace) our in-oﬃce patient experience to help us deliver quality orthodontic care in an eﬀective, eﬃcient, and convenient manner — a mindset change which we would likely have never explored pre-pandemic. I look forward to sharing ideas, workﬂows, scripts, successes, failures, and strategic plans with all of you!
With the current pandemic situation, the entire world has inevitably reached the inflection point. Dr. Glaser will share with you new disruptive technologies and show you how to use them in order to ensure your business continuity. Remote monitoring of ongoing treatments and virtual onboarding of new patients are still possible during the COVID-19.
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Clinical success in a two phase treatment is a combination of the ability to intercept different malocclusions with an early phase and an evaluation of the chance of relapse. What is the state of the art?
Learn how to build a brand with a unique and engaging story that dramatically grows your orthodontic practice. In this lecture, Dr. Kyle Fagala outlines his proven approach to digital marketing, sharing multiple real-life examples. He discusses social media secrets for sites like Facebook and Instagram, best practices for SEO, web design, blogging, and Google Ads, plus he outlines how to convert online leads into new patients by utilizing traditional analog marketing concepts.
The average patient wait-time in the United States is more than 18 minutes, according to a 2018 Vitals study. What better way to educate your patients on the value of orthodontics than with this entertaining video loop?
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