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...

STOP BUYING SH*T YOU DON’T NEED – Part II

Great points in the latest AAO Tech BLog. However, I would caution orthodontic residents, young orthodontists and those starting out in practice against taking this article as “proof” that CBCT an...

Orthodontists Are Like Taxi Drivers

No, I’m not talking about the fact that we both are hired help who are paid to get people from where they are to where they want to be. Neither am I talking about the fact that all taxis look t...

Looks Like I’ll Be Joining the AAO

As I mentioned a few months back, I decided not to renew my AAO membership this year. However, times change and it looks like the AAO Board of Trustees is actually changing as well. I just listened to...

The ADA Capitulates… Like They Had A Choice!

I received this from a friend this weekend: ADA Resolution It’s terribly interesting for many reasons and could be viewed by dentists to have huge repercussions on dentistry at large and espec...

The Height of Arrogance On Display

I am blown away. I just read this editorial in the AJODO (see article here) and I am stunned and nearly speechless… nearly. I only know Grubb and Greco by reputation but Vaden was my program dir...

Rationale for Leaving the AAO

I mentioned the other day in Ortho101 that I wasn’t going to renew my AAO membership this year. The conversation that followed was interesting and I thought I’d share it here to spur further discu...

IRS 990 Forms for the AAO, ABO and AAOF

By Marc Ackerman and Ben Burris We discovered that the IRS requires 990 forms from the AAO, AAOF and the ABO annually and we have acquired copies. Since it’s very difficult to find out how me...

The AAO Annual Session Is The. Best. Thing. Ever.

** Originally published as the Editor’s Note for the Q2, 2016 Edition of The Progressive Orthodontist Magazine We orthodontists love tradition and once again it’s time for our favorite, th...