AAO Conflict of Interest?

Since we wrote a couple pieces about KOL’s, what they say, why they say it and how you can learn about how much they are paid, this discussion has taken on a life of its own. If you’re not clear o...

Obsequies for the American Board of Orthodontics:

By Marc Ackerman  Mission Statement of the Commission on Dental Accreditation: The Commission on Dental Accreditation serves the public and profession by developing and implementing accreditation sta...

Playing Offense or Defense?

By Marc Ackerman Lower incisors have to be positioned upright over basal bone and you must measure this on a lateral cephalometic radiograph before and after treatment. If you don’t finish your ...

Dr. Greg Jorgensen Rethinks the ABO in the AJO-DO

I have known Greg Jorgensen for many years and I can’t say enough good things about him. Few have the ability to recognize what is going on in the world or the will to change to meet the challe...

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...

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...

ABO’s A Joke

This is one of the funniest videos I've seen in a long, long time. To see the people on this......