How many of you think we have too few orthodontic residency programs?
That’s what I thought. So why would we donate millions to the AAOF so they can artificially support residency programs that the marketplace does not support? That’s what the money you donate to the AAOF does. Grants for residency programs and supplemental pay for faculty. Oh yeah, I hear you, the AAOF also supports research to create new technology and make what we do easier and faster. Super. Just what we need. Faster treatment provided by more expensive technology that makes it more difficult to finance and thus less affordable to the vast majority of patients…. I guess on the upside, these developments will also raise the average orthodontist’s operating cost while making it easier for those without our speciality training to do what we do.
I’ll say it one more time for the cheap seats: Supporting The AAOF is Stoopid.