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Orthodontic Residency Program Presentations

The AAO offers a series of informational and educational programs to orthodontic residents at their orthodontic residency programs. Presentations are provided to ADA/CDA-accredited orthodontic programs at no cost. View the descriptions below to learn more about the programs currently offered.
 
Click here to schedule any of these presentations at your orthodontic program. For questions or more information, please call 800-424-2841 ext. 557.
 

Resident Vitals

The Resident Vitals presentation emphasizes AAO member resources and services which are vital to residents during their orthodontic training and beyond. Residents will learn how to maximize the effectiveness of their AAO memberships by utilizing the wide array of benefits available to them. Moreover, they will learn about the association’s support of new graduates as they transition to practice and how that support continues throughout their careers. For a comprehensive list of all Student Member benefits, visit www.aaoinfo.org/membership/students.
 
Suggested time allotment: 1 hour
Presented by: program may select a presenter or request for the AAO to arrange a presenter (member volunteer); presentation and talking points are provided by the AAO
A/V needs: computer and projector to run a PowerPoint presentation; microphone if presented in a lecture room or auditorium; Internet connection optional
Meal: a light meal may be provided and reimbursed by the AAO
 

Financial Management for Residents

This program is designed for orthodontic residents as they consider their financial futures and orthodontic careers. The presentation introduces concepts to help residents make sound financial decisions in practice and life, which many AAO members report they do not receive during or prior to their orthodontic training. Topics covered include:

  • Establishing a Financial Game Plan
  • Managing Student Loan Debt
  • Financial Decisions for Practice Ownership
  • Effectively Managing Risks to Your Financial Well-Being
  • Preparing for Retirement

 
Suggested time allotment: 2 hours
Presented by: program may select a presenter or request for the AAO to arrange a presenter (member volunteer); videos and discussion prompts are provided by the AAO
A/V needs: computer and projector to run video and audio; microphone if presented in a lecture room or auditorium
Meal: a light meal may be provided and reimbursed by the AAO
 

Resident Legal Course

The Resident Legal Course features expert instruction from the AAO’s legal counsel, who discuss some of the top legal issues orthodontists will face within their initial years of practice. Interactive discussion and questions from residents are encouraged to explore multiple scenarios of each issue, ultimately helping residents gain a better understanding of the various legal principles. Legal issues covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic contract terms
  • How to handle difficult patients and divorced parents
  • When and how to properly terminate a patient
  • Employee issues
  • Online presence

 
Suggested time allotment: 4 hours
Presented by: on-staff AAO attorney(s)
A/V needs: computer and projector to run a PowerPoint presentation; microphone if presented in a lecture room or auditorium