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Donate Spare PPE to Local Front Line First Responders

Posted: 04/3/20 7:28 PM

The AAO is calling on any members who may want to donate any spare personal protective equipment (PPE) such as traditional face masks, 3D printed masks and gowns to local front line responders and other COVID-19 healthcare providers. Read more. Show us your contributions on socials using #DocsHelpingDocs!...

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Practice Management – Quick Links

Posted: 04/1/20 5:03 PM

Take a look at the following links that can help you and your team navigate the COVID-19 outbreak. Dentist Employment Agreements OSHA Guidance Summary – Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 Hand Hygiene for the Dental Team ADA Dental Emergency Definition (3/31 - updated with AAO guidance) ...

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Emotional Check-Up: Taking Care of our Mental Health during COVID-19

Posted: 04/1/20 4:49 PM

It can be challenging for many of us to cope with the vast life and employment changes and uncertainties that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has imposed on us, with almost no warning. As we try to manage necessary tasks and support others, it is important to take time to process our own reactions and truly take care of ourselves emotionally as well as physically. AAO has compiled these helpful tips for you and yo...

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NEW MEMBER RESOURCE – SmileSnap

Posted: 04/1/20 4:30 PM

AAO Endorses SmileSnap amidst COVID-19 Crisis for Members To help members implement virtual consults and visits due to COVID-19, AAO swiftly evaluated SmileSnap and negotiated exclusive discounted pricing for AAO members. We are very happy to be partnering with SmileSnap to offer a solution that will enhance AAO members ability to connect with patients who are considering orthodontic treatment and with patients in a...

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SBA Loans Available Via the CARES Act

Posted: 04/1/20 1:56 PM

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act includes $350 billion set aside as part of a new federal small business loan program. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is a provision included in the recently passed CARES Act. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has the ability to guarantee $350 billion in loans to small businesses using a network of banks. The PPP loan provides eight ...

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AAO Educational Resources

Posted: 03/31/20 1:15 PM

CORONAVIRUS MANAGEMENT WEBINARS On March 24, AAO featured speaker Jackie Dorst delivered an incredibly popular session called: “Coronavirus Management for the Ortho Workplace.” Click here to access the recorded lecture. The webinar, “Keep the Lights On: Protect the Health of Your Practice During the Economic Downturn” is available for CE and will be coming soon to AAO's recorded lecture site. FREE ACCESS ...

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Elsevier Resources for Clinical Patient management

Posted: 03/26/20 2:35 PM

Elsevier resources for clinical patient management....

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted: 03/26/20 1:23 PM

The Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor has posted the following links to address common questions you might have regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, specifically about employees and paid leave benefits during this time.   Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights ...

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Handling Orthodontic Issues at Home

Posted: 03/26/20 1:18 PM

Post this instruction sheet for your patients!...

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NEW COVID-19 Webinar Added

Posted: 03/25/20 2:48 PM

Keep the Lights On: Protect the Health of Your Practice During the Economic Downturn Mar 27, 2020 @ 10:00am CT – Wendy O’Donovan Phillips (1.25 CE) The impact of Coronavirus in 2020 and beyond may be greater than some of us original thought. Join Wendy in this FREE Webinar when she discusses how to protect the health of your practice during this economic downturn and future potential downturns. Learning Ob...

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