2017 UGM Wrap Up

Posted by Amy Schmidt on Mar 6, 2017 3:29:03 PM

As I conclude my thirteenth year at the Ortho2 Users Group Meeting, I have to say that this year was amazing! So many great speakers, talented staff, and awesome attendees were brought together to share ideas and expertise on a variety of topics in the Ortho industry. There were so many great moments during our time in Orange County, but a few things definitely standout from this meeting.

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Topics: orthodontics, viewpoint, UGM, Edge

UGM Early Registration About to Expire

Posted by Michelle Haupt on Dec 27, 2016 11:17:19 AM

The Ortho2 Users Group Meeting is a little over two months away, and we can’t wait to see you at the happiest place on Earth! The 2017 UGM takes place in Orange County, California, February 23-25. We have a great line up of consultants, doctors, and Ortho2 staff who will show you how to get your practice running in the best shape possible.

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Topics: orthodontics, viewpoint, UGM, Edge

Pictures From Past UGM Parties Part 2

Posted by Ben Shin on Feb 19, 2016 2:51:09 PM

We're not done yet, there were too many photos to fill into one post so here's another serving of the best UGM photos of past parties.

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Topics: Ortho2, UGM, party, users group meeting, pictures

Pictures From Past UGM Parties Part 1

Posted by Ben Shin on Feb 5, 2016 10:36:23 AM

The Users Group Meeting is only a few weeks away! Do you have your favorite pastel-colored jacket and leg warmers ready? Or maybe your can of hair spray needs some dusting off. No matter if you dress up or not, you’ll have a blast at the I  the ‘80s party! Take a look at past parties to get inspired for this year!

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Topics: Ortho2, UGM, party, users group meeting, pictures

UGM 2016 and How I Conquered My New Year's Resolutions Already

Posted by Michelle Haupt on Dec 11, 2015 3:21:51 PM

Everyone who knows me, knows that I’m a planner. I need to have all the details for everything planned out in advance so there are minimal chances of something going wrong. So it’s no surprise to anyone in our office that I have already started my New Year’s resolution list. While it’s not yet complete, it looks something like this today:

  1. Take a trip.
  2. Save as much money as I can this year.
  3. Learn. In any way. Something about my job, myself, others. Just learn.
  4. Spend more time with friends.
  5. Attend a costume party. Either one that I host or just attend. And go all out.
  6. Say thank you more often.
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Topics: UGM, registration, new year's resolutions

Saddle Up for the UGM

Posted by Shelby Kruse on Dec 16, 2013 3:01:00 PM

By Kim Barker
2014 marks the30th annual Users Group Meeting and my personal 20th year of being involved with the event. This year, like always, will be a celebration, but even more so for me. My first hands-on UGM was in 1995, and I was able to attend for the first time in 1998. I haven’t missed one since.

Preparing for the UGM takes a long time – from choosing the venue, to coordinating the speakers and exhibitors, and answering attendees’ questions. It’s kind of like putting together a Broadway show. You work all year to prepare for the big opening night. We learn each year what works and what doesn’t (just like those performers in rehearsals) and we try to make each year better than the year before.

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Topics: orthodontic practice management, Kim Barker, UGM

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