AAO, Orthodontists Share Article on TeleDentistry

So the AAO shared this on their FB page and it’s been re-shared 192 times (by orthodontists no doubt) but did any of them actually read this article? Do orthodontists and the AAO really think Di...

A Call for Professionalism

I listened to the talk “A Call for Professionalism” by Dr. Peter Greco and Dr. Eladio DeLeon, Jr. on the AAO member website (their talk starts about 1:34:00) and it was interesting to say the leas...

Protecting the Public?

The last time organized dentistry and dental boards tried to “protect the public” they warned of the dangers of tooth whitening done outside the office of a licensed dentist. Of course there was n...

Truth?

We found this Facebook ad from the AAO interesting and thought provoking but we have a few questions/comments. If we are reading this correctly, the AAO is saying it is not possible to get straight te...

Calling It Like We See It: Two Questions

It’s highly possible that at some point in the next couple decades it will be legal for non-dentists to provide tooth straightening with clear aligners directly to the consumer. Outcome data from pa...

Stay Classy San Diego

By Marc Bernard Ackerman, DMD, MBA Without promotion, something terrible happens… nothing P.T. Barnum The American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session is a glimpse into the specialty’s...

On What Planet Does This Make Sense?

Someone please explain this to me.  The AAO DOS charges a 200 dollar fee for people to get access to donated services (provided entirely by an AAO member) but the doctor donating the service doesn...