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AAO-Wharton & Mastering the Business of Orthodontics
3d ago
AAO-Wharton & Mastering the Business of Orthodontics
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) announced last month that beginning in 2023 it will open its AAO-Wharton Mastering the Business of Orthodontics (MBO) program to office managers employed by AAO member practices. The online program, launched in 2021, was created to give AAO member orthodontists formal business training to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and small business owners. Recognizing that office managers are often key to a practice’s success, the AAO is now offering the same training to office managers. As AAO President Normal J. Nagel, DDS, recently stated, office managers are often to “whom many practice owners entrust significant management and leadership duties.”The AAO-Wharton program is taught asynchronously by faculty from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania who have teamed up with expert orthodontists and orthodontic practice consultants.To learn more about the program in general and the inclusion of office managers, Orthodontic Products Chief Editor Alison Werner spoke to Anil J. Idiculla, DMD, a graduate of one of the first cohorts and now one of the AAO instructors with the program, and Renee Doyle, DDS, MS, an orthodontist in private practice in Illinois, who completed the program this fall.Idiculla not only talks about his experience as a student but also breaks down the 8-week MBO cohort program and what attendees, both orthodontists and office managers, can expect. Meanwhile, Doyle shares where she was as a small business owner before starting the program and how the program has changed her approach. She also explains why she thinks the program is ideal for office managers.Both AAO member doctors and their office managers can now enroll for the next program cohort, which will begin January 11, 2023. The program includes access to AAO Business Coaches who will support attendees throughout the course and will lead peer-to-peer discussions.Those who complete the program will earn a Wharton certificate and 18 units of CE. OP
AAO-Wharton & Mastering the Business of Orthodontics
3d ago
AAO-Wharton & Mastering the Business of Orthodontics
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) announced last month that beginning in 2023 it will open its AAO-Wharton Mastering the Business of Orthodontics (MBO) program to office managers employed by AAO member practices. The online program, launched in 2021, was created to give AAO member orthodontists formal business training to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and small business owners. Recognizing that office managers are often key to a practice’s success, the AAO is now offering the same training to office managers. As AAO President Normal J. Nagel, DDS, recently stated, office managers are often to “whom many practice owners entrust significant management and leadership duties.”The AAO-Wharton program is taught asynchronously by faculty from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania who have teamed up with expert orthodontists and orthodontic practice consultants.To learn more about the program in general and the inclusion of office managers, Orthodontic Products Chief Editor Alison Werner spoke to Anil J. Idiculla, DMD, a graduate of one of the first cohorts and now one of the AAO instructors with the program, and Renee Doyle, DDS, MS, an orthodontist in private practice in Illinois, who completed the program this fall.Idiculla not only talks about his experience as a student but also breaks down the 8-week MBO cohort program and what attendees, both orthodontists and office managers, can expect. Meanwhile, Doyle shares where she was as a small business owner before starting the program and how the program has changed her approach. She also explains why she thinks the program is ideal for office managers.Both AAO member doctors and their office managers can now enroll for the next program cohort, which will begin January 11, 2023. The program includes access to AAO Business Coaches who will support attendees throughout the course and will lead peer-to-peer discussions.Those who complete the program will earn a Wharton certificate and 18 units of CE. OP
Handling Comorbidities Linked With Narcolepsy
6d ago
Handling Comorbidities Linked With Narcolepsy
For supporting material on this episode, visit: The increased frequency of comorbidities among people with narcolepsy should be thoroughly reviewed while creating individualized management strategies. Comorbidities that are more prevalent in patients with narcolepsy include psychiatric and sleep conditions, as well as cardiovascular and cardiometabolic conditions. Hypocretin dysfunction in patients with narcolepsy may partially explain the increased risk of certain comorbidities in these patients. An increased prevalence of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic conditions, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia have been reported in people with narcolepsy compared with matched controls. One interview study of 320 patients with narcolepsy and 1464 age-matched individuals from the general population identified that the odds of heart disease in patients with narcolepsy (5.9%) were twice that compared to the age-matched general population (2.9%) (AOR, 2.07 [95% CI, 1.22 to 3.51]). By an average age of 38 (mean age during study), an increased incidence of cardiovascular comorbidities has been observed among patients with narcolepsy compared with matched non-narcolepsy controls.This episode is produced by Sleep Review and is episode 3 of a 5-part series sponsored by Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Visit Jazzpharma.com and NarcolepsyLink.com for more information. In episode 3, listen as Sleep Review’s Sree Roy and neurologist-sleep specialist W. Chris Winter, MD, discuss:What comorbidities do you typically see in patients who are newly diagnosed with narcolepsy?What about comorbidities that tend to develop over time in people with narcolepsy?What health conditions do you screen for when you have a patient who is newly diagnosed with narcolepsy?How, if at all, does the existence or emergence of comorbidities impact decision making?Can you share any best practices for monitoring the emergence and management of narcolepsy-related comorbidities?What other specialists and healthcare professionals do you recommend sleep physicians develop reliable referrals with to adequately manage comorbidities in their patients with narcolepsy?Are there any particular screening tools such as specific questionnaires that you'd recommend to other sleep physicians for this demographic?
Developing A Narcolepsy Management Plan
Nov 15 2022
Developing A Narcolepsy Management Plan
For most people with narcolepsy, management plans require implementation of ongoing pharmacological therapy to keep symptoms under control. Patients may also need substantial lifestyle adjustments, such as maintaining nocturnal sleep hygiene and regular scheduling of daytime naps. Narcolepsy management plan development should consider balance between the tolerance to available medications and impact of certain comorbidities associated with the disorder. The prevalence of certain comorbidities is higher in patients with narcolepsy compared with matched controls; this is true both at diagnosis and at prolonged follow up. The increased frequency of comorbidities among patients with this condition should be thoroughly reviewed while creating individualized management strategies. Comorbidities that are more prevalent in patients with narcolepsy include psychiatric and sleep conditions, as well as cardiovascular and cardiometabolic conditions.This episode is produced by Sleep Review and is episode 2 of a 5-part series sponsored by Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Visit Jazzpharma.com and NarcolepsyLink.com for more information.In episode 2, listen as Sleep Review’s Sree Roy and pulmonologist-sleep specialist Richard K. Bogan, MD, discuss:What comorbidities you need to consider when determining whether a patient is an appropriate candidate for a given pharmacotherapy?Why are these important in management decisions?Can you share any best practices for monitoring the emergence and management of narcolepsy related comorbidities?What sleep lifestyle changes are typically incorporated into a narcolepsy management plan?
Narcolepsy Across the Lifespan
Nov 1 2022
Narcolepsy Across the Lifespan
For supporting material on this podcast, visit: is a chronic sleep disorder for which there is no known cure. The onset of symptoms can begin at any age but frequently occurs during childhood or adolescence. This condition continues to impact patients throughout their lifetime. Management plans require implementation of ongoing pharmacological therapy to keep the symptoms under control for most patients, and patients may need substantial lifestyle adjustment such as maintaining nocturnal sleep hygiene and regular scheduling of daytime naps. Narcolepsy management plan development should consider balance between the tolerance to available medications and impact of certain comorbidities associated with the disorder.This episode is produced by Sleep Review. It is episode 1 of a 5-part series sponsored by Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Visit Jazzpharma.com and NarcolepsyLink.com for more information.In episode 1, listen as Sleep Review’s Sree Roy and neurologist-sleep specialist Michael Thorpy, MB, ChB, discuss: Since narcolepsy starts at a young age and there is no cure as of yet, what are the long-term management implications?What are the key symptoms of narcolepsy, and how and when do they typically manifest?Do narcolepsy symptoms evolve over the course of a lifetime?What can you typically accomplish with an individualized management plan?How often do you reassess narcolepsy patients to determine whether their management plan needs to be adjusted?Are there specific guidelines that you recommend to the physicians in the audience with regard to managing narcolepsy?