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2020 Annual Session

Date: September 10-13, 2020

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

COVID-19 Resources for MASO Members

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Dear Friends,

No doubt your Inbox has been flooded with emails about the COVID-19 pandemic.  So much has changed in the few weeks since our Spring CE in Wilmington, that you don’t need me to emphasize the need for staying on top of important data, state mandates, recommendations for taking care of patients and financial options for small businesses.

As a reminder, please use the following helpful links to gain more insight:

  1. https://www1.aaoinfo.org/covid-19/
  2. https://success.ada.org/en/practice-management/patients/infectious-diseases-2019-novel-coronavirus?utm_source=email&utm_medium=huddle&utm_cv-pm-default-huddle&utm_campaign=covid-19
  3. https://maso.org/covid-19-resources/

Yesterday, I passed an elementary school where volunteers assemble each day to provide prepackaged meals for families that need assistance.  Teachers are trying to keep their young students engaged and happy while educating them online.  At the grocery store, my wife and I watched workers selflessly help customers answer questions, check out and bag their purchases.  These employees cannot practice social distancing and many do not have PPE.  All of these heroes are thinking of others in a time of great need.  Perhaps it is a moment like the present crisis that reminds us we are health care professionals first with tremendous knowledge, skills and social responsibility to help our communities.

As orthodontists, we have been blessed to thrive in safe working conditions.    I know many of you have stepped up to support physicians, nurses, hospitals and first responders in different ways.  Thank you!  Some states have even begun asking dentists to consider working in areas where front line health care providers are being stretched to their limits and dentists could help relieve some of their stress under certain conditions and with guidance.  We should be ready to answer this call.  If you find yourself with a desire to help the orthodontic community, please  contact a Program Director/Department Chair to provide a lecture/seminar to their residents, all from the comfort of your home or office.  Distance based teaching is fun, easy and a wonderful way to maintain educational continuity.  And speaking of distance based education, the AAO is offering free CE courses online, through its member site.

As always, please never hesitate to let us know how MASO can assist you!

Wishing you, your family, staff, patients and communities health and safety, 

Ty Saini, DDS

MASO President

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