Practice Transition Seminar
Friday, May 4 8am - 4:30pm
Purchase a ticket at Annual Session registration. A resident
discount will apply. Presenters will speak on orthodontic transitions,
compensation issues, coverage agreements, dental
service organization careers and the AAO Practice Opportunities
and Careers service. Visit (INSERT URL) for more information.
Presented by the AAO Council on Orthodontic Practice
Networking Reception at the end of the day sponsored by Ziegler Practice Transitions
Rolf G. Behrents Educational Leadership
Conference (Annual Society of Educators Conference)
Friday, May 4 7:30am - 5:30pm
Keynote: 2018 Honoree Lecture by Rolf G. Behrents, Graduate
Orthodontic Department, St. Louis University; Editor-in-Chief AJO-DO
Faculty members wishing to attend the Rolf G. Behrents Educational Leadership Conference
have the opportunity to reserve tickets to this free event at online registration, if they or their
institutions are members of the Society of Educators. For information about individual and institutional
SOE memberships, visit aaoinfo.org/education/society-orthodontic-educators.
College of Diplomates Board Certification Prep
Saturday, May 5 8am - 11am
Purchase a ticket at Annual Session registration. Learn more
about Board Certification at www.americanboardortho.com.
AAO Members Town Hall
Saturday, May 5 2pm - 3:30pm
No advance reservation/ticket required to attend this forum,
which is open to all members as an opportunity to learn more
about the AAO and provide input to leaders.
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Adult and Pediatric CPR Training
Sunday, May 6 8am - 12pm
This ticketed program is offered because many members wish
for their employees to be certified in CPR. In addition, certification
is required for certification as a Specialized Orthodontic
Assistant® (SOA) (see information below).
Specialized Orthodontic Assistant ® (SOA)
Certification Prep Course
Sunday, May 5 1pm - 4pm
This program will address the process of obtaining certification
as a Specialized Orthodontic Assistant® (SOA). Participation is
free with a reservation and ticket required. Additional information
is available at aaoinfo.org/education/orthodontic-staff-education/
New Orthodontist/Resident Conference
Sunday, May 6 2:30pm - 4pm
This event is free to orthodontic residents and members in practice
for 10 years or less and will feature an expert consultant
speaking on financial strategies for new orthodontists, including
how to maximize tax deductions, ease tax burdens, retirement
strategies, student loan payback. There will also be a breakout
for roundtable discussions, during which attendees can learn
from expert moderators addressing orthodontic practice management
topics or orthodontic careers in various practice modalities.
Orthodontic Career Fair
Sunday, May 6 4pm - 5:30pm
Network with orthodontic employers representing various practice
modalities, with opportunities available throughout the United
States. No advance reservation or ticket required.
Join Your Friends and Colleagues for
Unforgettable Annual Session Events
Educational and Networking Events
Join your friends and colleagues for helpful networking and informative supplemental education programs. Tickets for programs are
available for purchase through the Annual Session registration website, accessible via aaoinfo.org/meetings/2018-annual-session.
Free programs are noted below, but reservations are still required in most instances. Locations for the programs listed below are still to
be determined, but they will take place either in the Convention Center or at nearby locations.