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The Various Career Paths of Orthodontists

The field of orthodontics has several potential pathways an orthodontist’s career might take. You may work for a practice, own your own practice, join a group practice, join a DSO or OSO or find that you’ve worked in a combination of these paths by the end of your career. As an example of how one [...]

By | March 20th, 2023|Insurance tips, Risk management|0 Comments

FAQs about Insurance for DSO and OSO-Employed Orthodontists

Whether just entering the workforce or many years into their career, many orthodontists are facing the decision to affiliate with an orthodontic service organization (OSO) or dental support organization (DSO). If you are faced with this decision, it's important to understand how this change impacts how you insure yourself, your career and your future. Your [...]

By | January 23rd, 2023|Insurance tips|0 Comments

How Your Insurance Needs May Change throughout Your Career

As you progress in your career, your insurance needs may change. From residency to retirement, the AAO-Endorsed Insurance Program, administered by Lockton Affinity, provides access to a variety of insurance policies that can help safeguard you, your family and your practice throughout it all.   You choose to go into orthodontics According to a Student [...]

By | December 8th, 2022|AAO insurance information, Insurance tips|0 Comments

How to Choose Insurance for Your Practice

With so many insurance options in the marketplace, it can be overwhelming to pick an insurance company to work with and insurance policies to protect your business. The American Association of Orthodontists has partnered with Lockton Affinity as the administrator of the AAO-Endorsed Insurance program to meet the needs of orthodontists like you. It can [...]

By | November 4th, 2022|Insurance tips|0 Comments

Understanding Workers’ Compensation for Your Practice

You make every effort to provide a safe environment for your staff and patients, but accidents can still happen. To protect your practice from the costs associated with employee injuries, you need Workers’ Compensation coverage from the AAO-Endorsed Insurance Program. Workers’ compensation is legally required for doing business in most states. Without the proper workers’ [...]

By | October 13th, 2022|Insurance tips|0 Comments

Complimentary Risk Evaluation through the AAO-Endorsed Insurance Program

AAO members have access to insurance products from the AAO-Endorsed Insurance Program, administered by Lockton Affinity. As part of the program, member orthodontists have access to Lockton Affinity’s highly trained, personal insurance representatives who understand the risks and exposures you face as an orthodontist. As you get started with your insurance from the AAO and [...]

By | September 14th, 2022|AAO insurance information, Insurance tips|0 Comments

Employment Law Compliance Solutions Available Through Your AAO Membership

This article is the last of a two-part series guest written by CEDR HR Solutions, a human resources solutions company. Like The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) selected Lockton Affinity as an “endorsed partner” for the AAO-Insurance Program, CEDR HR Solutions was selected as a human resources services partner. CEDR HR Solutions offers AAO members [...]

By | May 23rd, 2022|Insurance tips, Risk management|0 Comments

Preventing Employment Practices Claims—Practice Owner Protection

Employment practices refers to the part of your business that deals with hiring, firing and everyday workplace interactions. Employment practices liability claims alleging workplace discrimination or sexual harassment are increasingly common. To protect your business, it’s important to understand the different types of employment practices claims. Here is a deeper dive into 4 common employment [...]

By | January 20th, 2022|AAO insurance claims, Insurance tips|0 Comments

Resident Protection: Converting Student Disability Insurance

As you know, the American Association of Orthodontists is dedicated to helping protect the future of residents like you and your impact on the future of the orthodontic industry. That’s why the AAO-Endorsed Insurance Program, administered by Lockton Affinity, offers complimentary Group Student Disability insurance to AAO student members with the option of converting to [...]

By | November 17th, 2021|Insurance tips, Residents|3 Comments

5 Ways to Help Prevent Cyber Attacks at Orthodontic Practices

Over the past year, cyber attacks against practices in healthcare-related fields increased by 55%, impacting more than 26 million Americans1. This increase paired with the average cost per breached record of $499 can be worrisome for orthdontists2.   To help prevent cyber attacks at orthodontic practices, try these 5 strategies: 5 Ways to Help Prevent [...]

By | October 14th, 2021|Insurance tips, Risk management|0 Comments