The Business of Orthodontics Podcast - Episode 21

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.

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Update for Members of the American Association of Orthodontists - June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017

This is the second in a series of conversations with AAO interim executive director Dr. DeWayne McCamish. He provides background on why members are asked to respond to the Economics of Orthodontics/Patient Census survey, then summarizes experiences at the recent European Orthodontic Society meeting, where AAO leaders met with counterparts, and where new international AAO members were enrolled. Dr. McCamish concludes his interview with a status report on the search for a permanent AAO executive director.

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The Business of Orthodontics Podcast - Episode 20

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.

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Orthodontics Under the Proposed American Health Care Act - May 5 Update

May 5, 2017

Kevin Dillard, AAO’s general counsel, and host Pam Paladin discuss the American Healthcare Act with Kevin O’Neill and Pary Mody from Arnold & Porter, AAO’s legislative counsel in Washington D.C.  A bill which addresses issues for which the AAO has been advocating passed the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017; the Senate will next consider the bill.

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Orthodontics Under the Proposed American Health Care Act - March 16 Update

March 16, 2017

The AAO's Sean Murphy discusses recent developments as of 3/16/2017 regarding the CBO score for the AHCA with the AAO's federal lobbyist, Pari Mody, with the DC firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.  

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Orthodontics Under the Proposed American Health Care Act

March 8, 2017

The AAO's Sean Murphy discusses the Congressional Republican Plan to Repeal and Replace the ACA with the AAO's federal lobbyist, Pari Mody, with the DC firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.  

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The Business of Orthodontics Podcast - Episode 18

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.

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The Business of Orthodontics Podcast - Episode 16

October 21, 2016

Kevin O’Neill from AAO’s Washington, D.C. legislative counsel, Arnold & Porter, discusses the climate in the U.S. capital leading up to the November election in a conversation with Kevin Dillard, AAO’s general counsel, and Sean Murphy, AAO’s associate general counsel, on Episode 16 of “the Business of Orthodontics” Podcast.

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The Business of Orthodontics Podcast - Episode 14

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

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