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A Personal Invitation to Attend NESO 2018

Posted: 09/12/18 3:25 PM

As NESO president, I would like to take this opportunity and invite you and your staff to attend our NESO annual meeting on November 2-3, 2018 at Mohegan Sun Casino in beautiful Connecticut. Located within a short driving distance for the majority of our members, Mohegan Sun provides first class accommodations, entertainment, shopping, restaurants and of course gaming opportunities. Along with our emcee, Anil Idicull...

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Resident Perspective: The Importance of Patient Interaction in Orthodontic Treatment

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

As a new second-year orthodontic resident, I reflect back on my first year of clinical experiences and recognize the importance of patient engagement and the personal approach to orthodontic care.  In the beginning of my program I found it difficult to connect with patients and to have them express their true concerns, especially with younger patients.  The advice I received from an attending can be applied to ever...

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Promote and Defend our Specialty: AAO “wins” with the RAISE Act and the Medical Device Tax

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

“To advance our members success through education, advocacy, and research that drive excellence in patient care.” In the last Trustee’s message I talked about the AAO’s new strategic plan and what it means for each member. I have added the new mission statement to the top of this message. It will be there in all future messages as a reminder of why we exist as an organization- for what is best for the mem...

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Trustee Report: Component Legal Support Fund aids New Hampshire and New York

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

On a local level, I am happy to report that AAO’s Component Legal Support Fund (“CLSF”) has helped two NESO components with their state advocacy issues in just the last year.  In February, the AAO’s Associate General Counsel, Sean Murphy (who oversees the CLSF), discovered that the New Hampshire (“NH”) legislature was considering amendments to its specialty advertising laws that would have removed the ...

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Hear NESO2018 Speaker Neal Kravitz on A Return to Phase I Efficiency

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

Neal D Kravitz, DMD, MS Phase I interceptive treatment should be prescribed conservatively. In many offices, virtually every second or third grader entering for a consultation now leaves with a treatment plan for an expander and braces. When I started my practice, I was no different. I used to tell parents that the expander would obviate the need for extractions and that the braces would help the maxillary canines s...

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NESO News Special Report: ScanStores

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

ScanStores are popping up all across the nation. What's a ScanStore? Are they legal? Who is doing the intraoral scanning? And what does all this mean to the local orthodontist? Let's start by taking a peek inside the ScanStore. The following experience was written from a compilation of visits to ScanStores around the country. This report is only intended to give the reader a summary of observations from the perspect...

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Interview with Dr. Katie Klein

Posted: 09/12/18 3:24 PM

Tell me about your background. I am originally from Rhode Island, and graduated from the 7-year accelerated dental program at Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. During dental school, I received an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and served as a general dentist in the Air Force for three years.  During this time, I completed an Advanced Education in General D...

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REGISTER NOW for NESO Mohegan Sun 2018!

Posted: 06/19/18 2:27 PM

NESO 2018 Mohegan Sun November 2-3, 2018 Join us this year for a new brand of NESO Annual Meeting! A single track for all attendees, appealing to both doctors and staff. A scientific program condensed into one and one half days, starting Friday morning and concluding Saturday evening. Renowned speakers, networking and social events, and a resort atmosphere for attendees and their families, all under one roof! RE...

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President’s Message

Posted: 06/14/18 11:45 AM

Happy spring! Or in my neck of the NESO woods, happy summer as our spring lasted all of one week. That being said, with spring comes the annual AAO meeting, which took place this year in Washington, DC. As usual, NESO was very well represented, both at the House of Delegates meetings and on Capitol Hill immediately following the AAO, while visiting with representatives voicing the concerns of members. Our NESO del...

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Our Current And Future Roadmap

Posted: 06/14/18 11:42 AM

The new AAO President, Dr. Brent Larson, addressed the AAO House of Delegates on May 7, 2018.  He focused his message on the AAO’s new strategic map. This article captures much of what he presented.  As your Trustee, along with all AAO leaders we continually ask, “How do we make the AAO the best that it can be. How can we best advance our member’s success? How do we decide what is best?” In order to ...

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