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AAOIC eNews Fall 2019

Manage Malpractice Exposure in Orthognathic Surgery Cases The number of lawsuits for mismanagement of orthognathic surgery cases against AAO members has been rising. As you know, surgery is expensive, so plaintiff attorneys are eager to file lawsuits due to potentially large settlements.  What may be surprising is that the majority of the lawsuits against orthodontists are not for a poor outcome of performed surgery. They are primarily cases that are begun without plans for surgery and then require surgery to finish treatment successfully.   

Understanding Your Malpractice Policy Can Help Keep You Protected

Understanding Your Malpractice Policy Can Help Keep You Protected Many of you have a malpractice insurance policy but may know little about it. Nevertheless, it's critical to understand the basics of what your policy covers and the necessary requirements for coverage. Taking a few steps can help give you peace of mind about your protection and assure you comply with conditions to maximize your insurance benefits. 

Advise Patients About Their Role in Maintenance

Avoid litigation by advising patients that wearing a retainer is key to maintaining alignment. When orthodontic patients have their treatment completed, they are excited with the results. But they need to understand those results won’t remain without maintenance. You can help patients by assuring that they understand the importance of wearing their retainers and caring for them properly.   The Final Phase of Successful Orthodontic Care: Maintenance

Dividend Announcement

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5 Tips to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Clear Aligner Treatment

Whether pursuing the perfect selfie or chasing airbrushed images presented by the media, many adults seek a better smile. As orthodontists, we enjoy the opportunity to help. Correcting our patients’ teeth can do more than improve their smile; it can also help bite function and overall dental health. Patients seem to be requesting clear aligner treatment more. Although there may be many benefits to clear aligners for patients, there can be several drawbacks for orthodontists. How can we minimize the pitfalls and protect ourselves against negative claims?

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