Orthodontic Products‘ Chief Editor Alison Werner talks to Shannon Patterson, a partner at the orthodontic consulting firm Bentson Copple & Associates, about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on orthodontic residents. Patterson specializes in recruitment and works with residents to help them find the right placement. Recently, she has been talking with residents to find out their concerns and questions about the path ahead. 

In the interview, Patterson addresses how the crisis is affecting residents, including the impact on classes, graduation, and licensure exams. She also talks about how COVID-19 is affecting their job search and pending employment offers. Moreover, she offers advice to residents about how to manage this time and to established doctors who are wondering if they should be hiring now. OP