HR Guide to Reopen Your Office

Posted: 05/11/20 5:56 PM

As you prepare to reopen your office as the Coronavirus pandemic continues, the HR processes involved will likely be very different from typical workplace employment routines. CEDR HR Solutions offers detailed recommendations for AAO members to work through the process and find solutions to challenges that may arise. CEDR HR addresses how to determine when to resume operations, the process of bringing back employ...

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Ask Congress for Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan Flexibility

Posted: 05/7/20 6:31 PM

As you know, Congress recently passed the CARES Act 2.0, which allocated an additional $310 billion in funding. However, this new stimulus package did not include changes to the time period in which small business owners have to seek forgiveness for the PPP loans, nor did it include flexibility for borrowers to use PPP funding for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) costs. The AAO understands that th...

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Interim Orthodontic PPE Summary

Posted: 05/7/20 12:38 PM

As AAO members reopen their practices, the safety of their patients, staff and themselves is top of mind. Many members have indicated that the availability and procedures in place for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) are among the most urgent issues facing orthodontic practices in the United States and Canada. Check with your state or local dental and orthodontic associations, as some are offering oppo...

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Complimentary Web Access to AAO Virtual Session Webinars COMING SOON

Posted: 05/5/20 12:42 PM

With dozens of lectures covering a myriad of topics, there are likely a few sessions that you still want to hear. As you may know, post-conference web access is complimentary for AAO member registrants who want to listen again or may have missed some or all of the conference. In a few weeks, AAO members will receive an email with information about how to access the lecture recordings or any event you may have misse...

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Catch up on free CE with COVID-19 digital events

Posted: 05/4/20 3:00 PM

Missed one of the ADA’s recent webinars on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic? It’s not too late! Check out the COVID-19 Digital Events page for recordings of past events, updated regularly. New additions include: Ransomware ReadinessRespiratory Protection in the Era of COVID-19What, When, Who and How — Do You Have Your SOP Manual Completed? You can also visit

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Start Strong: Resources for Successful Re-Opening

Posted: 04/30/20 5:04 PM

The AAO is committed to arming orthodontists with the tools they need to thrive – gearing your team up for success as your practice re-opens while keeping yourself, your team and your patients safe. The AAO COVID-19 Resource Center is pivoting its focus to provide comprehensive resources to re-open. We have developed and curated resources to assist with operational planning for recovery, infection control, PPE sou...

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COVID-19 Resources for Canadian AAO Members and Staff

Posted: 04/30/20 5:03 PM

Please see the resources below for AAO orthodontists in Canada who are dealing with office closures and restrictions and staff furloughs or temporary unemployment. Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) – This benefit will provide direct lending and other types of financial support for Canadian businesses in all sectors and regions. Learn more here:

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Informed Consent for the Orthodontic Patient

Posted: 04/30/20 5:01 PM

The AAO has updated the informed consent form adding a new section covering transmission of communicable diseases. This form represents sample informed consent provisions offered as a service to AAO members. It is not intended to serve as legal advice, and each state may require unique provisions. You are encouraged to have this form reviewed and approved by counsel in your state prior to using it. Any such items sh...

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Initiative Underway to Equip Members with PPE Resources

Posted: 04/27/20 3:07 PM

The AAO has been working to identify viable resources for members needing to order PPE while preparing for reopening of offices during coming days, weeks and months. Read more....

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Financial Management for the Unemployed Orthodontist

Posted: 04/27/20 2:46 PM

AAO members who are employed as associates, or who provide patient care within Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) should be aware of several options for addressing the financial challenges of office closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more....

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