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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 from participants.

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.

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Orthobrain, OrthoSelect Announce Partnership
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.

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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.

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