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 15

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

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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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The Business of Orthodontics Podcast - Episode 13: Texas and the AAO Component Legal Fund

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
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Business of Orthodontics Podcast - Special Edition/DOS Recruitment Drive

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

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The Business of Orthodontics Podcast - Episode 12

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

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The Business of Orthodontics Podcast - Episode 11

November 18, 2015

In Segment 1, AAO general counsel Kevin Dillard and host Pam Paladin discuss guidance developed by the Federal Trade Commission relative to supervising state regulatory boards, including dental boards.

Segment 2 features advice from Dillard regarding AAO members’ contracts with vendors.

Dr. John Callahan, who recently joined the AAO Board of Trustees as the representative from NESO, is introduced in Segment 3.  He speaks to the many ways the AAO is helping members at all stages of their careers through numerous services geared to members’ professional success.

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AAO Working For You

October 29, 2015

Dr. John Callahan, AAO Trustee, discusses a new program designed to facilitate stronger communications with members “AAO Working For You” with Pam Paladin. Contact Dr. Callahan via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/aaotrusteecallahan 

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The Business of Orthodontics Podcast - Episode 10

September 4, 2015

In Segment 1, AAO general counsel Kevin Dillard and host Pam Paladin discuss the importance of selecting an attorney for your practice and how to find one.

In Segment 2, Dillard provides guidance on how to manage a belligerent patient or parent, and advice for dealing with a patient is trying to tell you what you should do in treatment.

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The Business of Orthodontics Podcast - Episode 09

July 30, 2015

AAO general counsel Kevin Dillard, with host Pam Paladin, discusses ethics in paid and non-paid advertising for orthodontists.

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