June 20, 2017
Kevin Dillard and Sean Murphy, AAO’s general counsel and associate general counsel, join host Pam Paladin for two segments.
Segment 1 addresses online reviews, and best practices to avoid scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission.
In Segment 2, members are introduced to some of the free releases and waivers available for download, and circumstances when their use can be beneficial for orthodontists and their patients.
May 30, 2017
In Segment 1, AAO general counsel Kevin Dillard and AAO associate general counsel Sean Murphy lead a discussion regarding how you can deal with a patient who has filed bankruptcy. Dr. DeWayne McCamish, an orthodontist, AAO past president and interim AAO executive director, joins the conversation, along with Brian Hockett, a bankruptcy lawyer and a partner with the St. Louis, Missouri law firm Thompson, Coburn.
The Segment 2 discussion examines how to handle situations that arise with parents who are divorced (or divorcing), with discussion by Dr. McCamish, Kevin Dillard and Sean Murphy.
February 27, 2017
AAO President Dr. DeWayne McCamish talks with host Pam Paladin about actions taken by the AAO Board of Trustees at its February 2017 meeting.
December 2, 2016
In Segment 1, host Pam Paladin is joined by AAO general counsel Kevin Dillard, AAO associate general counsel Sean Murphy and Kevin O’Neill from Arnold & Porter, the AAO’s legislative counsel in Washington, D.C. in a discussion about the results of the November 2016 U.S. election, and what the future may hold for the AAO’s federal agenda, AAO members, and the patients AAO members serve. In Segment 2, Dr. DeWayne McCamish, AAO president, reports on actions taken by the AAO Board of Trustees at its November 2016 meeting.
November 2, 2016
This three-segment podcast opens with Kevin Dillard, AAO's general counsel, explaining to host Pam Paladin what AAO members can do if they encounter non-orthodontists who advertise as orthodontists. Then Dr. Greg Jorgensen, general chair of the 2017 AAO Winter Conference, answers questions about that meeting's educational opportunities. In Segment 3, AAO 2016-17 president Dr. DeWayne McCamish describes the multitude of lectures, speakers and special events that are planned for doctors, staff and guests at the AAO's 2017 Annual Session in San Diego, Calif.
April 25, 2016
AAO general counsel Kevin Dillard and AAO associate general counsel Sean Murphy inform listeners about a new AAO resource – a primer on the basic legal information orthodontists need to know to manage legal risks: the New Member Legal Starter Kit.
Length: 16 minutes
March 10, 2016
American Association of Orthodontists “The Business of Orthodontics” Podcast – Episode 14
In Segment 1, AAO general counsel Kevin Dillard, AAO associate general counsel Sean Murphy and host Pam Paladin discuss the recent AAO Professional Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C., and how it benefits members of the AAO. Amy Smith from Arnold & Porter, AAO's legislative counsel in Washington, joins the conversation to inform listeners about three bills supported by the AAO that address student debt.
In Segment 2, Pari Mody from Arnold & Porter provides an update on the RAISE Act, which proposes to enhance benefits of flexible spending accounts. Her update is followed by a dicussion by Dillard and Murphy about AAO initiatives to assit younger members.
Length: 26 minutes
January 29, 2016
In Segment 1, AAO general counsel Kevin Dillard and host Pam Paladin introduce Sean Murphy, AAO’s associate general counsel, who will helm the AAOPAC and the AAO Component Legal Fund.
In Segment 2, Murphy discusses a recent Texas court decision about advertising as a specialist in a non-ADA-recognized field and the AAO Component Legal Fund, as well as what the AAO is doing to ensure that the public is adequately protected.
Length: 27 minutes
December 15, 2015
The AAO Donated Orthodontic Services Program (DOS) serves qualified patients who cannot afford the orthodontic care they need and want. Ann Sebaugh, staff liaison to the DOS Charitable Board of Directors, talks with host Pam Paladin about the program, which has launched its first provider recruitment drive.
Length: 7 minutes
December 10, 2015
In Segment 1, AAO general counsel Kevin Dillard and host Pam Paladin discuss the existence of a gray market for orthodontic appliances, and potential implications if these products are used.
In Segment 2, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-NM, a co-sponsor of the RAISE Health Benefits Act, HR 1185, provides an update on the bill's status, and explains what AAO members can do to support its passage.
Length: 20 minutes