AAO Will Open Business Program
to Office Managers in 2023
Beginning in 2023, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
will open the Wharton/AAO “Mastering the Business of Orthodontics”
program to office managers who are employed by AAO member practices.
The online program launched in 2021 as an AAO member exclusive;
since then, it has graduated participants in five eight-week programs,
with a sixth currently underway. Taught asynchronously by faculty from
the Wharton School of Business, expert orthodontists and orthodontic
practice consultants, the program has received highly favorable reviews
Along with doctors, office managers may enroll in the next program
cohort, which will begin Jan. 11. The program focuses on the in-depth
exploration and application of eight essential business and leadership
topics for orthodontic practice management.
For more information, visit www2.aaoinfo.org.
Orthobrain, a practice growth
system, has partnered with
OrthoSelect, an orthodontics software
company and digital orthodontics
laboratory. The organizations will
use their clinical expertise and
technology-driven models to deliver
a cost-effective clear aligner solution
and personal support to clinicians.
The SimplyClear aligner system from
Orthobrain is OrthoSelect’s official
clear aligner partner.
For more information, visit
orthobrain.com or myorthoselect.com.
Align Technology To Support Research Programs
Align Technology announced the opening of its 2023 Research Award Program to support clinical and scientific
dental research in universities across the globe. Up to $300,000 will be awarded to university faculty for scientific and
technological research initiatives that advance patient care in orthodontics and dentistry.
Eligible applicants include full-time and part-time faculty involved in dental or scientific research at universities
where Invisalign treatment or the iTero scanner is available. All applications are reviewed by an independent academic
committee that forwards its recommendations to Align for final selection. Consideration will be given to first-time
applications from a university program.
For more information, visit invisalign.com.