New Orthodontist & Resident Conference - 2023 AAO Annual Session



If you’re a resident or new orthodontist, this program is organized just for you by the AAO Council on New and Younger Members. Join us for a complimentary “lunch & learn” featuring two short keynote presentations by Dr. Chris Teeters and Shannon Patterson, followed by small group discussions led by industry experts, experienced orthodontists, and AAO leaders on various career and business topics. Advanced reservation is preferred. As you enter the room, please find a table/topic that interests you. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complimentary lunch is provided for the discussion portion around 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Chris Teeters: 20 of the Most Revered Orthodontic Pearls in 20 Minutes
Orthodontic Pearls is the world’s largest and most active Facebook study group exclusive to orthodontists. In this group of over 8,500 members, Orthodontists share tips and tricks with one another to enhance their clinical excellence, grow their businesses, and improve their lives. During this presentation, Dr. Teeters will share 20 of the most revered orthodontic pearls shared in the study group since its inception in 2017.

Shannon Patterson: How to Get the Job You Really Want
It doesn’t matter if you’re pursuing an associate position or looking to purchase a practice – finding the right opportunity is hard. It is impossible to reach your goal if you don’t have one. Before you throw all your ambitions out the window and accept any offer, consider changing your approach. This short lecture will share tips and secrets to helping you land the job you really want!

Featured discussion topics and facilitators:

  • Clinical Pearls – Dr. Chris Teeters
  • Finding Practice Opportunities – Shannon Patterson
  • DSO & OSO Careers – Dr. Dale Anne Featheringham & Dr. Michael Durbin
  • Private Practices vs. Orthodontic Support Organizations – Dr. Anil Idiculla
  • Academic Careers – Dr. Kelton Stewart
  • Business Considerations for New Doctors – Dr. John Callahan
  • Practice Ownership & Staffing Issues – Dr. Douglas Depew
  • Choosing and Working with An Attorney – Dr. Shawn Lehman-Grimes
  • 3D Technology – Dr. Brent Jorgensen
  • Social Media Strategies – Dr. Enrique Cruz
  • Personal Financial Strategies – Dr. Ryan Frost
  • Open Chat with AAO Leadership – Dr. Norman Nagel & Dr. Trista Felty
  • Open Chat with AAO Leadership – Dr. Michael Sherman & Dr. Brandon Shoukri
  • Open Chat with AAO Leadership – Dr. Myron Guymon & Dr. Mary Lanier
  • Open Chat with AAO Leadership – Dr. Steven Siegel & Dr. Lauren Pass
  • Open Chat with AAO Leadership – Dr. Richard Williams & Dr. Emily Willett

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