2017 Annual Session

April 21 - 25, 2017

Awards & Competitions

Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award


Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards was 6:00pm EDT on October 1, 2016. COSA meets early January 2017 to decide the winners. All applicants will be notified by email of the winners by January 15, 2017.
 
  • 2017 Hellman, Sicher, Graber Award Winners
  • The deadline to apply for the 2017 Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards was 6:00pm EDT on October 1, 2016.
  • Biographical Sketch
  • Cover Letter for 2017 Hellman, Sicher, Graber Online Application
  • Information about the Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards for 2017
  • Submission Checklist for the 2017 Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards


AAO Awards and Annual Session Programs Open to Residents

The link below lists deadline information for the Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards; the Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award Program; and the Oral Research, Table Clinic and EPoster programs held at Annual Session:

Oral Research, Table Clinic, E-Poster Information

2017 Invitation to Participate

The application deadline was 6:00pm EDT on October 15, 2016.
The AAO is no longer accepting Oral Research, Table Clinic or EPoster applications for the 2017 AAO Annual Session.


Oral Research

2017 Oral Research Titles, Abstracts and Presentation Times
Oral Research Information for 2017 Annual Session
 

Table Clinics

2017 Table Clinic Titles and Authors Listing
Table Clinic Information for 2017 Annual Session
 

E-Posters

The deadline to upload an EPoster was Friday, March 24, 2017.

E-Poster Case Report Sample
E-Poster Research Sample

View 2017 Annual Session E-Posters (The last day to view the 2017 E-Posters was July 31, 2017)
The information contained in the E-Posters has not been reviewed by the AAO. Claims and representations made in an E-Poster are those of the authors alone.

2017 E-Poster Titles and Authors Listing
E-Poster Information for 2017 Annual Session
 

AAO Awards and Annual Session Programs Open to Residents

The link below lists deadline information for the Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards; the Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award Program; and the Oral Research, Table Clinic and EPoster programs held at Annual Session:
AAO Awards and Annual Session Programs Open to Residents

Staff Sessions

Fri | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

21

Topic: Hands-on Workshops for Staff

2 CE Credits

Rita Bauer

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rita Bauer

Description:

Do you get frustrated with your clinical cameras and are not satisfied with the results? Are you thinking about a new replacement camera, but do not know which one is right for your practice? In this session you can work with some of the latest models to see which is right for you. Rita will show you how to calibrate your camera to get well exposed images every time, and you will learn techniques to consistently take excellent clinical views for patient documentation. You will be amazed how these practical tips will improve your photography and speed up your workflow. Material Requirements: Participants are asked to bring their own clinical camera with fully charged batteries, retractors and mirrors. Some of the latest camera systems will be provided at the course for those who do not have a camera or are still deciding which camera is best for their practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Decide which digital camera is best suited for your practice.
- Perform an exposure calibration with your clinical camera.
- Demonstrate proper patient positioning for clinically correct views.

Fri | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

22

Topic: Hands-on Workshops for Staff

1.5 CE Credits

Dusty Green

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dusty Green
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Experts today agree that video is one of the most powerful ways to market your business. But producing, shooting, editing and uploading your own videos can be frustrating, time-consuming and at times even counter-productive. In this workshop, Dusty Green will guide attendees through the basic steps of the video production process, with an eye specifically toward shooting videos in a fast-paced orthodontic office setting. Attendees will learn how to identify good videomaking opportunities, how to shoot, edit and upload their own videos, and how to get the most out of their videos in the most efficient and effective ways possible. Material Requirements: A laptop computer, Smartphone or a video camera


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate proper video production techniques, including lighting, sound and composition.
- Use basic video editing skills.
- Quickly and easily upload videos to social media and maximize SEO.

Fri | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

23A

Topic: Hands-on Workshops for Staff

2 CE Credits

Neil M. Warshawsky DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Neil M. Warshawsky DDS, MS

Description:

This session will present the basic science of how removable appliance therapy works. Topics will range from Essix Clear Aligner Therapy to full occlusal night guards with flat occlusal bite planes, and will include the different mechanisms to be used in removable appliance design. The difference in positive and negative pressure machinery, the different types of plastic available for fabrication, and the use multilayered “Kombi” materials will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will have an opportunity to design and build actual appliances. Although samples of all materials will be provided with demonstration models of various malocclusions, the participants are encouraged to bring actual models of real cases. Time permitting, the participants will have an opportunity to build along the actual appliance for the cases they bring with them. Comparisons will be made to other existing technologies in the marketplace; advantages and disadvantages of each technology will be reviewed. Clinical examples of cases treated with osteoperforations will be reviewed for patients undergoing orthodontic therapy applicable to this technique. Material Requirements: Safety or corrective vision glasses or loupes


Learning Objectives:

- Define the treatment parameters for designing clear aligner therapy.
- Discuss treatment of more advanced cases combining aligners, restorative, pulsatile technology, and micro-osteoperforations treatments to make movements easier to perform.
- Demonstrate strategies to seamlessly integrate micro-osteoperforations into the practice for increased production and efficiency.

Fri | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

23B

Topic: Hands-on Workshops for Staff

1.5 CE Credits

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Description:

Wires of various materials provide the primary force to move teeth during orthodontic treatment.  Have you ever wondered why your doctor is making various bends in archwires and what each kind of bend is for?  Do you wish you were able to confidently and accurately adjust appliances such as retainers and headgears?  Learning basic concepts in wire bending will help you be a valued asset for your doctor as you help them treat patients more efficiently.  In this interactive hands-on session, you will learn how to make and recognize various types of 1st and 2nd order bends commonly used during orthodontic treatment in both large and small wires. Material Requirements: It is important that each participant bring their own wire bending pliers. At a minimum, the two pliers needed for the wire bending class are a three-prong plier (#344) and a Bird Beak Plier (#139).


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate different types of archwire bends and their purposes.
- Demonstrate how to properly use wire bending pliers.
- Describe how to fit and adjust appliances such as retainers and headgears.

Fri | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

23B

Topic: Hands-on Workshops for Staff

1.5 CE Credits

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Description:

Wires of various materials provide the primary force to move teeth during orthodontic treatment.  Have you ever wondered why your doctor is making various bends in archwires and what each kind of bend is for?  Do you wish you were able to confidently and accurately adjust appliances such as retainers and headgears?  Learning basic concepts in wire bending will help you be a valued asset for your doctor as you help them treat patients more efficiently.  In this interactive hands-on session, you will learn how to make and recognize various types of 1st and 2nd order bends commonly used during orthodontic treatment in both large and small wires. Material Requirements: It is important that each participant bring their own wire bending pliers. At a minimum, the two pliers needed for the wire bending class are a three-prong plier (#344) and a Bird Beak Plier (#139).


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate different types of archwire bends and their purposes.
- Demonstrate how to properly use wire bending pliers.
- Describe how to fit and adjust appliances such as retainers and headgears.

Fri | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

21

Topic: Hands-on Workshops for Staff

2 CE Credits

Rita Bauer

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rita Bauer

Description:

Do you get frustrated with your clinical cameras and are not satisfied with the results? Are you thinking about a new replacement camera, but do not know which one is right for your practice? In this session you can work with some of the latest models to see which is right for you. Rita will show you how to calibrate your camera to get well exposed images every time, and you will learn techniques to consistently take excellent clinical views for patient documentation. You will be amazed how these practical tips will improve your photography and speed up your workflow. Material Requirements: Participants are asked to bring their own clinical camera with fully charged batteries, retractors and mirrors. Some of the latest camera systems will be provided at the course for those who do not have a camera or are still deciding which camera is best for their practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Decide which digital camera is best suited for your practice.
- Perform an exposure calibration with your clinical camera.
- Demonstrate proper patient positioning for clinically correct views.

Fri | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

22

Topic: Hands-on Workshops for Staff

1.5 CE Credits

Dusty Green

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dusty Green
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Experts today agree that video is one of the most powerful ways to market your business. But producing, shooting, editing and uploading your own videos can be frustrating, time-consuming and at times even counter-productive. In this workshop, Dusty Green will guide attendees through the basic steps of the video production process, with an eye specifically toward shooting videos in a fast-paced orthodontic office setting. Attendees will learn how to identify good videomaking opportunities, how to shoot, edit and upload their own videos, and how to get the most out of their videos in the most efficient and effective ways possible. Material Requirements: A laptop computer, Smartphone or a video camera


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate proper video production techniques, including lighting, sound and composition.
- Use basic video editing skills.
- Quickly and easily upload videos to social media and maximize SEO.

Fri | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

23A

Topic: Hands-on Workshops for Staff

2 CE Credits

Neil M. Warshawsky DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Neil M. Warshawsky DDS, MS

Description:

This session will present the basic science of how removable appliance therapy works. Topics will range from Essix Clear Aligner Therapy to full occlusal night guards with flat occlusal bite planes, and will include the different mechanisms to be used in removable appliance design. The difference in positive and negative pressure machinery, the different types of plastic available for fabrication, and the use multilayered “Kombi” materials will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will have an opportunity to design and build actual appliances. Although samples of all materials will be provided with demonstration models of various malocclusions, the participants are encouraged to bring actual models of real cases. Time permitting, the participants will have an opportunity to build along the actual appliance for the cases they bring with them. Comparisons will be made to other existing technologies in the marketplace; advantages and disadvantages of each technology will be reviewed. Clinical examples of cases treated with osteoperforations will be reviewed for patients undergoing orthodontic therapy applicable to this technique. Material Requirements: Safety or corrective vision glasses or loupes


Learning Objectives:

- Define the treatment parameters for designing clear aligner therapy.
- Discuss treatment of more advanced cases combining aligners, restorative, pulsatile technology, and micro-osteoperforations treatments to make movements easier to perform.
- Demonstrate strategies to seamlessly integrate micro-osteoperforations into the practice for increased production and efficiency.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

LeeAnn Peniche

Sessions:

Speakers:

LeeAnn Peniche
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

We all want to stand out, get attention, be noticed. And there’s no better way to do it than through exceptional branding. But what is branding? In simple terms, it’s what people can expect from you, what you believe in, what identifies you and what differentiates you from others. In short, it’s who you are. Join us for a can’t-miss branding seminar that will inspire you to become your own unique brand. Get practical tips and tools to identify and differentiate yourself from the competition and start being a brand that people know and trust. You don’t want to miss this!


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate how to build a brand that is personal and identifiable to you.
- Discover how to utilize current trends and legendary service to build lasting relationships with patients, professional partners and throughout your community.
- Create and motivate a team that believes in your practice and is a true extension of your brand.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Landy Chase MBA, CSP

Sessions:

Speakers:

Landy Chase MBA, CSP

Description:

Intense competition, search engines and “shopper” patients are just a few of the many factors that have redefined the skill-set needed to have a high case acceptance rate. You have only one opportunity – the initial consultation – to persuade a visitor to start treatment at your practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Calibrate fees to maximize new patient starts.
- Win cases consistently as the high-fee option.
- Minimize collection Issues while maximizing revenue.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Dusty Green

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dusty Green
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Video is without question the most powerful form of marketing! And today marketing with video is more popular and more effective than ever. In this presentation, award-winning producer, videographer and director Dusty Green will guide you through the steps of creating an effective video marketing strategy, specifically with an eye toward marketing your orthodontic practice. Using video examples, he will show you how video can be used to get more prospective patients through your doors, how to turn prospective patients into new starts, and how to use video on social media platforms to engage with your patients and your community.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify exciting new ways to market their orthodontic practices using video.
- Manage effective strategies needed to implement video across social platforms.
- Recognize the importance of video to SEO, and how to use video to increase SEO.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Charlene White BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Charlene White BS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Through this seminar, you will learn how every team member plays an important role in the five major office systems. The staff will learn to respect the importance of the other positions in the office and learn to reduce front-to-back conflict.


Learning Objectives:

- Define five major systems in the orthodontic office that interconnect.
- Assess how clinical efficiency affects the schedule.
- Analyze the team’s role in higher case acceptance.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

John W. Graham DDS, MD

Sessions:

Speakers:

John W. Graham DDS, MD

Description:

Do you want to LOVE what you do every day? Do you want to wake up each morning excited to improve your skills, contribute to your office happiness and success and ultimately be the best orthodontic technician your doctor has ever seen? Dr. Graham has had years of experience running an exceptional, high-end, in-demand practice and he's sharing keys of his success. Learn the 7 most valuable and learnable traits that will improve your life, amaze your doctor, and wow your patients. Dr. Graham has spent years teaching orthodontists and their staff the keys to not only successful clinical outcomes, but also successful happiness outcomes. You don't want to miss Dr. Graham's impactful, funny, energetic and meaningful presentation. Learn the keys to success and happiness in your orthodontic career.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the 7 keys to optimum orthodontic technician performance.
- Teach new staff members the 7 keys and identify means to measure the successful implementation of those keys.
- Learn how to experience career fulfillment in your role as an orthodontic technician.

Sat | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Roger Levin DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Roger Levin DDS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This high-energy seminar will teach staff members how to create a more efficient, productive, and satisfying ortho practice. We’ll share with you advanced techniques for referral and online marketing, scripting interactions with parents and patients, winning over ortho “shoppers” and increasing production using step-by-step systems.


Learning Objectives:

- Persuade more parents and adult patients to refer new patients.
- Increase referrals from GPs.
- Build a high-performing and motivated team.

Sat | 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

20B

Topic: All Team

2 CE Credits

Anil Idiculla MS, DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Anil Idiculla MS, DMD

Description:

This high energy session will offer specific strategies to take your personal professional life to heights that align with your aspirations. Through this lecture you will receive actionable steps that can be implemented immediately and may change your life.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the process protocols and vision it takes to grow your practice.
- Discuss how to incorporate community service and philanthropy as part of your practice.
- Apply easy and effective tools into your daily regimen to increase your overall happiness.

Sat | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Todd Ehrler DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Todd Ehrler DDS, MS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

There is no question 3D printing is a disruptive technology in Orthodontics. An overview of available 3D printers will be reviewed that are candidates for the orthodontic practice. After selecting the appropriate 3D printer, a step by step guide will be presented on how to integrate 3D printing into the orthodontic practice. Orthodontic specific techniques and workflows of 3D printing will be taught that will dramatically increase practice efficiency and profitability.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify and select a 3D printer for your orthodontic practice.
- Integrate 3D printing into your orthodontic practice.
- Perform and manage new workflows and techniques with 3D printing to increase practice efficiency and profitability.

Sat | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Char Eash

Sessions:

Speakers:

Char Eash
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Growth in your orthodontic practice today will be determined by how well the team works together toward a common vision. In any successful business the power of the team lies in understanding the goals of the practice and how each team member contributes to that goal through their daily tasks. Let’s discuss how to take every opportunity as a team to build the patient network and promote the practice from within from each job design! Taking back the specialty will require the team to work together making a difference in the lives of your patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Attendees will recognize how their job design success depends upon each member of the team and the communication systems within the practice.
- Define the daily tasks that build and promote the specialty.
- Analyze the effectiveness of communication processes within the practice.

Sat | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Description:

Photographs of our patients’ facial features, teeth, and oral tissues have long been vital in documentation of patient conditions and treatment results. Well-made photographs are also critical in the diagnostic and treatment planning process. With the advent of digital photography, there is little excuse for being unable to produce high quality photographs of our patients. This lecture will discuss the various intra-oral and extra-oral images, tips and techniques for making photos you can be proud of, and various uses for them.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the points before, during, and after treatment when clinical photographs are needed and the different “shots” that may be used.
- Demonstrate techniques needed to produce high quality intra-oral and extra-oral photographs.
- Discuss various ways clinical photographs can be used in patient education, treatment planning, case presentation, and marketing.

Sat | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Jodi Peacock

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jodi Peacock

Description:

Have you ever wondered “What could we do differently at our office that would make a difference in our patient experience?” Join us for a fast paced fun session together as we explore ideas for creating the ultimate patient experience. We will journey through all areas of the office on our adventure.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine the need to move from transactional interactions with patients to relationship interactions.
- Identify why the team will want to implement changes to their current patient care model.
- Propose and define what will differentiate them in their market to achieve a level of patient care above all other offices.

Sat | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Aaron D. Molen DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Aaron D. Molen DDS, MS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Technology marches forward at a relentless pace that can often feel overwhelming.  New advances powering expensive gizmos seem to permeate our inboxes.  Dr. Molen will introduce some of the latest advances in technology occurring outside the orthodontic space and how they impact our profession.  He will share advice on how to navigate these changes in a practical and cost-effective manner.  In a world focused on instant gratification Dr. Molen will try and help you define your technology needs versus wants.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe some of the benefits and drawbacks to integrating 'cutting-edge' technologies.
- Expand their use of non-dental technologies in their offices.
- Recognize new trends in technology and how they'll impact orthodontics.

Sat | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Dean C. Bellavia MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dean C. Bellavia MS, PhD

Description:

This lecture will detail what it takes to create and maintain the kind of dream team that most practices only dream of, but find it difficult to bring to life.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify what a dream team is and isn’t.
- Implement the seven aspects for creating their dream team.
- Implement the three aspects for maintaining their dream team.

Sat | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Lisa A. Alvetro DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lisa A. Alvetro DDS, MSD

Description:

The orthodontic staff is an important part of any Class II treatment. The more knowledge and understanding they have about the installation and treatment effects of Forsus the more they contribute to successful outcomes. This lecture will share clinical experience, as well as that of staff, to ensure clinical success and patient satisfaction.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate an understanding of the Forsus appliance design, its function and treatment effects.
- Utilize installation tips to enhance patient comfort and identify Forsus complications and their solutions.
- Implement patient motivation strategies to further enhance patient satisfaction throughout Forsus treatment.

Sat | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

33

Topic: Featured Speaker Series

0 CE Credits

Haylie Pomroy BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Haylie Pomroy BS

Description:

All too often, we as caregivers and medical advocates are stretched thin, stressed out and sleep deprived. Between the demands of high-pressure jobs, of running a business and wading through red tape and insurance hassles, staying healthy, mentally sharp and fully attentive to patients is a struggle. But self-care, listening to your body and not ignoring your metabolism’s own distress calls—such as unexplained weight gain, hair loss, insomnia, anxiety, and low libido—can make your practice more successful and more rewarding. Join bestselling author and renowned nutritionist Haylie Pomroy to learn about the unique health risks facing orthodontists and dental professionals, how to recognize messages your body is sending to you, and how to use nutrition prescriptively to achieve health and wellbeing.


Sat | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Steve Curtin BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Steve Curtin BA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Most business owners and managers are adept at equipping employees with adequate job knowledge and job skill. As a result, they produce competent employees who, while capable of consistently executing the duties and tasks that are required of their job role, are unenlightened: unaware of organizational purpose, uniformed about the totality of their job roles, and uninspired. Many of these employees describe their jobs as routine and monotonous. This presentation will outline exactly what managers and staff members must do to move beyond the goal of simply being competent to being both competent and inspired to achieve their highest priority at work!


Learning Objectives:

- Differentiate between job function and job essence.
- List the types of customers they serve.
- Identify the values that are central to their organization’s purpose.

Sat | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

20B

Topic: All Team

2 CE Credits

Rosemary Bray

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rosemary Bray
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

How great it would be to have all the bells and whistles needed to make your office “The Ideal Practice”. What does it take to win the America’s Cup of yacht racing? A great captain, a well-trained crew, a super vessel, knowledge, passion and will – all the same things you need to make your practice soar. What is needed to make an Ortho practice be the BEST or most EFFICIENT, most FUN and most…EVERYTHING? We will navigate a quick look at what are some main ingredients in a Smooth Sailing Practice. Do you measure up? Do you have that all important WISH LIST so you can? Is your Crew the BEST Crew? Rosemary brings nearly 50 years of Ortho Knowledge to this meeting. Learn what SHE thinks is necessary for YOU to be at the top of your Sailing Skill.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify a few principles used by Smooth Sailing Practices to make their sailing journey successful.
- Distinguish the 3 basic focus areas of a Winning Ship (aka Practice).
- Fully grasp the importance of the Entire Ship’s Crew being committed to winning the CUP.

Sat | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Steven P. McEvoy BS, MSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Steven P. McEvoy BS, MSc
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

We use computers in many aspects of the Practice on a daily basis, but who hasn’t had a moment where we’ve hated them.  If we understand them a bit, treat them well and just give them a little Love we can achieve even more with them.  During this lecture I will share a variety of ideas to help you 1) Use apps on your phones and tablets to improve what you do on your computer, 2) Make your computer massively faster for under $100, 3) Understand the latest risks and defenses against Ransomware and 4) A few other cool new technology tidbits you can use at home and in the practice. We promise to limit the Geek speak and talk about issues in terms we can all understand. We encourage you to bring your own questions to share.


Learning Objectives:

- Discover SmartDevice apps that can make you more productive at the Practice and at Home.
- Examine the tangible improvements adding a Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) to your computer will make.
- Analyze the latest risks and defenses against Ransomware.

Sat | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Jeffrey T. Kozlowski DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeffrey T. Kozlowski DDS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Do you want your office to run smoothly and effectively on a daily basis? Do you feel that you could be more efficient with your current team but don't know how to get there? During this presentation by office efficiency expert, Dr. Jeff Kozlowski, you will learn 30 (or more) ways that you can reach the peak of efficiency and effectiveness in your practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Discover how to use technology and systems to enhance the communication and efficiency in your office.
- Identify the areas your practice may be underperforming and develop options to overcome these challenges through team training and culture.
- Enhance the administrative workflow of your practice to "work smarter not harder".

Sat | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Clark Colville DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Clark Colville DDS, MS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Clear aligner therapy continues to become a more significant part of growing orthodontic practices. With this continued expansion in the orthodontic market, companies are offering new products and services to be able to find a niche in the clear aligner market. Clear aligner therapy has introduced a number of changes to the orthodontic workflow - scanning, virtual tooth movement, and in-house 3D printing. Assistants are going to be required to be intimately involved in all phases of clear aligner therapy. This lecture will review the clinical assistant's role in the fast changing world of clear aligner therapy.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the importance of scanning technology.
- Describe the workflow involving clear aligner treatment.
- Identify new tasks to be learned to stay current with 3D treatment planning and delivery of clear aligner therapy.

Sat | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Rita Bauer | Jaclyn Whiddon

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rita Bauer
Jaclyn Whiddon

Description:

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  People are inundated with information, SHOW them why they should select your practice by combining your marketing efforts with photography. Marketing is an ongoing endeavor that requires the entire team.  You will learn tips and tricks to effectively utilize photography to enhance your marketing campaigns and help your practice thrive.


Learning Objectives:

- Prepare cost-effective and highly persuasive marketing material using patient photography.
- Recognize how branding with photography will attract and convert new patients to production.
- Identify ways to enhance your social media through photography.

Sat | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Gregory J. Jorgensen DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Gregory J. Jorgensen DMD, MS

Description:

There are thousands of social media services on the Internet. Which ones are actually important for today's orthodontic practice? How do you go about getting your practice "online" with regards to social media? How do you keep your campaigns going after you're all set up?


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the status of their current practice website.
- Interpret the basics of online advertising.
- Define the role that social media and reviews play in new patient acquisition.

Sat | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

Description:

This program, sponsored by the AAO Insurance Company (RRG), will discuss the development of malpractice claims from the activity performed by the orthodontic staff.  From communication, to patient records, to performing clinical procedures, staff is involved with patients and treatment.  Staff can cause and/or prevent malpractice claims against the orthodontist. Attend this program to learn about current claims and how to prevent them.  Elizabeth Franklin, claims manager for AAOIC, will summarize real malpractice claims that have been impacted by orthodontic staff.  She will discuss staff behavior and practice activity that can minimize or preclude the development of a claim. There will be a Q&A session to discuss questions about the program material or any office problems.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine which staff practice activities frequently result in or complicate the defense of malpractice claims.
- Develop effective administrative and communication techniques to facilitate patient satisfaction, and prevent claims.
- Recognize signs of potentially difficult patients or parents early to consider declining their treatment.

Sat | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Lori Garland Parker BS, MA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lori Garland Parker BS, MA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

The principles of successful orthodontic treatment and the operation of a well-run clinical area are strikingly similar. Comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning and effective mechanics set the stage for quality results. Applying the same proven principals on a day-to-day basis can provide the same high quality outcomes in clinical management. Understanding and implementing the appropriate systems, strategies, communication and the actions necessary are keys to an effective running clinic. Join in as we share tips to create an enlightened, highly efficient and happy clinical team!


Learning Objectives:

- Define key principles for effective management of the orthodontic clinic.
- Discuss strategies to maximize the talents of the clinical team.
- Propose keys to create an enjoyable and top-notch clinical experience for patients, parents and the entire team.

Sat | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Ann Marie Gorczyca DMD, MPh, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ann Marie Gorczyca DMD, MPh, MS

Description:

Make a legendary customer service impression. When your office culture, care, and climate are focused on making the patient experience your highest priority, your doctor and team of motivated and inspired service leaders will deliver five star office success. Prepare, organize, and preserve your customer service excellence to product outstanding practice results.


Learning Objectives:

- Understand what patients love and what motivates them to recommend you practice to their family and friends.
- Explore the exceptional new patient experience – don’t leave it to chance!
- Develop a climate of care backed up by actions which foster patient loyalty.

Sat | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Jane Wright BS, MS, DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jane Wright BS, MS, DDS

Description:

As healthcare professionals, we take care of our patients all day long. But we have to take care of ourselves too! Food is medicine, with vitamins and minerals that can turn on life-altering genes to promote longevity and health. In order to live a healthful, energetic life, we need to understand what we are putting in our bodies, when and how. This lecture is intended to help you fuel your body right in order to become your best self.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the affect that nutrition has on your genes and the affect your genes have on the foods you choose.
- Identify nutrients needed to maintain daily and lifelong energy and health.
- Recognize the importance of balance and moderation.

Sat | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Jack Hadley

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jack Hadley
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Progressive orthodontic practices use social media marketing to attract new patients, raise top-of-mind awareness and referrals, and strengthen relationships with both patients and referring dentists. But effective social media isn’t something you “have”—it’s something that you “do”! Remarkable, share-worthy social media content helps with your complete digital marketing strategy—including SEO. Social media is no longer an adjunct to some other marketing plan. How do you navigate and benefit from this dynamic environment with the limited amount of time and resources you have to spend on marketing?


Learning Objectives:

- Create the 5 types of content that engage your audiences.
- Demonstrate how social media and reviews affect SEO.
- Modify proven, successful campaigns for use in your own orthodontic practice.

Sat | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Kira Woods MBA, GRI

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kira Woods MBA, GRI
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Tracking and managing inventory is a crucial part of any practice, but once you have the information from tracking what do you do with it and how can it translate into money in your pocket?  Understanding how to create and manage your budgets for clinic, lab, marketing and office supplies can play a key role in critical decisions on inventory management.  In this lecture we will explore strategies to lower costs such as long term price negotiations, just-in-time inventory vs bulk buying and how to identify true costs including shipping and tax.  You will learn how to compare your current spending to industry averages and make adjustments to bring your overhead down.  It is time to “Show you the money”!


Learning Objectives:

- Determine how to identify your current spending percentage by using total net receipts and compare it to the industry standard to recognize specific categories that can be adjusted for future savings.
- Analyze your budgets to evaluate areas which should be adjusted based on past spending habits and propose a strategy for negotiating better pricing.
- Compare the just-in-time method of inventory management to bulk-buying.

Sat | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Description:

You would think with all the brilliant minds in orthodontics we would have solved the age-old dilemma of preventing post-treatment relapse. Well, we haven’t yet done so. This lecture will discuss why retention is so important and various philosophies regarding relapse control. A review of the different methods of retention, their pros and cons, and how to implement each in your practice will be discussed. We will also discuss some new methods along with others on the horizon.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify why retainers are critical to successful orthodontic treatment.
- Discuss the benefits of different methods of retention.
- Distinguish when it is appropriate to make new retainers and how to charge for them.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Katie Maassen | Anil Idiculla MS, DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Katie Maassen
Anil Idiculla MS, DMD

Description:

It’s obvious - the patient journey has changed. We can no longer depend on consumers finding orthodontists solely through word of mouth or traditional media measures. This lecture will focus on the state of the AAO’s Consumer Awareness Program, and it’s new direction in digital marketing. It will define many of the changes that are effecting the orthodontic industry as a whole, as well as outline the way we are strategizing our overall marketing for orthodontists to tailor to modern consumer’s needs.


Learning Objectives:

- See the new direction our consumer awareness program is taking.
- Analyze the advantages of digital marketing versus traditional marketing.
- Gain insights into current trends and the strategy we have to reach consumers.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

William Dayan DDS, CertOrtho | Laura K. Cafik-Martin CDAII

Sessions:

Speakers:

William Dayan DDS, CertOrtho
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Laura K. Cafik-Martin CDAII
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Dr. Dayan and his treatment coordinator of over a decade will motivate you to new heights! Together, they will demonstrate how they get patients to want what is it we know they need through powerful communication skills. Laura and will demonstrate how using overhear psychology in their practice was a game changer!


Learning Objectives:

- Outline the importance of the "BLT Sandwich."
- Enhance your initial exam.
- Improve their communication skills during the initial exam and get their patient to ASK for treatment.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Description:

Generation Z, the next wave of Millennials, are now beginning to enter the workforce. These are the people we will be hiring and working with over the next 10-15 years. It’s imperative that we as doctors, managers, and trainers understand what drives them, how they learn, and how to best use their talents and traits to help our practices thrive. This presentation will reveal surprising results of studies that explain the motives behind their actions, their personality traits, common work ethics, and how to help them be productive employees.


Learning Objectives:

- Distinguish the differences between the various generations.
- Identify the unique traits and characteristics of Generation Z.
- Discuss the management techniques that can help Gen Z employees perform.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Karen Moawad BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Karen Moawad BS

Description:

This wide-ranging lecture on management of the orthodontic practice will share key beliefs and illuminating insights on strategies for increasing productivity. Based on experience in guiding hundreds of practices to unparalleled success, you will leave with numerous specific action steps to improve your practice infrastructure. Join us as we humorously, yet reverently, urges orthodontists and their staff members to chase their dreams.


Learning Objectives:

- Integrate rewarding options for expanding the number of new patients.
- Develop a schedule that meets the needs of the practice and the patients.
- Distinguish improved methods for staying in touch with Growth Guidance and Phase II Pending patients.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Clark Colville DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Clark Colville DDS, MS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Clear aligner therapy continues to become a more significant part of growing orthodontic practices. With this continued expansion in the orthodontic market, companies are offering new products and services to be able to find a niche in the clear aligner market. Clear aligner therapy has introduced a number of changes to the orthodontic workflow - scanning, virtual tooth movement, and in-house 3D printing. Assistants are going to be required to be intimately involved in all phases of clear aligner therapy. This lecture will review the clinical assistant's role in the fast changing world of clear aligner therapy.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the importance of scanning technology.
- Describe the workflow involving clear aligner treatment.
- Identify new tasks to be learned to stay current with 3D treatment planning and delivery of clear aligner therapy.

Sun | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Beth Leach BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Beth Leach BS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

The Future of your practice may be in your practice or on the phone right now. This fast paced presentation will provide attendees with a wealth of ways to turn existing patients into new patient generators and shoppers into consultations. Differentiating your practice from the rest and using the latest tools in social media, online and in-office marketing will be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Engage patients to become betters referrers.
- Convert more shoppers on the phone and in person.
- Increase new patient numbers with effective on and offline marketing.

Sun | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Barbara Sheller DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Barbara Sheller DDS, MSD

Description:

A smile contributes to social success! Like their healthy peers, people with medical, physical and psychological special needs seek orthodontic treatment to improve appearance, oral health, function and/or self esteem. This lecture distills 30 years of clinical experiences, successes, and disappointments into a practical orthodontic approach toward potential child and adolescent patients with special health care needs.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe types of special health care needs.
- Outline a stepwise approach to orthodontics for patients with special needs.
- Identify strategies to use in the orthodontic office to promote patient coping and cooperation.

Sun | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

1 CE Credit

Maria Bailey

Sessions:

Speakers:

Maria Bailey

Description:

A new generation of mothers are quickly becoming the buying power of the mom market.   With more than 73 million Millennials and 2/3 of them expected to have children in the next 5 years, marketers have a huge opportunity to cultivate a lucrative consumer group.  Maria Bailey will provide insights into what motivates these women to purchase goods and services and how you can engage them as a long time customer.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the motivations of Millennial Mothers in order to craft a marketing message that is relevant and effective in attracting Millennials.
- Establish a digital dialogue with time-starved Millennial Moms in a way that creates a meaningful and long lasting relationship.
- Engage with Millennial Moms in a fashion that will cultivate brand ambassadors.

Sun | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Char Eash

Sessions:

Speakers:

Char Eash
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Growth in your orthodontic practice today will be determined by how well the team works together toward a common vision. In any successful business the power of the team lies in understanding the goals of the practice and how each team member contributes to that goal through their daily tasks. Let’s discuss how to take every opportunity as a team to build the patient network and promote the practice from within from each job design! Taking back the specialty will require the team to work together making a difference in the lives of your patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Attendees will recognize how their job design success depends upon each member of the team and the communication systems within the practice.
- Define the daily tasks that build and promote the specialty.
- Analyze the effectiveness of communication processes within the practice.

Sun | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Jackie Dorst BS, RDH

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jackie Dorst BS, RDH
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Learn how to “Set Your Sails” for OSHA safety! Jackie Dorst’s seminar charts a course for orthodontic safety. Her fun and energetic seminar edu-tains the entire Ortho Team while providing the annual OSHA required safety training. OSHA increased fines 78% August 2016. You will learn how to up-date your practice and prevent potential inspection fines in this seminar. Attendees will learn the latest OSHA safety information with easy, cost effective systems and checklists for recordkeeping and training. Jackie’s simple method for chemical labeling will save your practice $’s while ensuring that you are in compliance with the GHS – SDS labeling system. Attend this fun and educational seminar and Sail through OSHA Safety with Jackie Dorst!


Learning Objectives:

- Outline orthodontic instrument sterilization safety.
- List three orthodontic safety risks.
- Explain OSHA Post-Exposure Protocol.

Sun | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Jeff Hargett BS, BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeff Hargett BS, BA

Description:

The ladies and gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton take service excellence to the highest levels every day. You must have your “radar on ... antenna up” and stay in the moment to extend personal service. This program shows you The Ritz-Carlton method for fulfilling not only the expressed but also the unexpressed wishes and needs of your patients. You will be introduced to the skills needed for authentic patient engagement. You will learn about the importance of personalized experiences that will surprise and delight your patients and can impact your bottom line.


Learning Objectives:

- Provide anticipatory service that creates passionate advocates of your brand.
- Craft unique, memorable and personal experiences that prevent your patients from feeling like they are simply another transaction.
- Develop a written service strategy to ensure consistency and cultivate loyalty.

Sun | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Rosemary Bray

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rosemary Bray
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Fast sail boat, huge ocean liners and even Ortho offices all need a high performing, well- trained Crew to keep their ships afloat. Do you have the right Crew in place? What makes a Winning Ortho Crew? What do Ortho Crews do to maintain their good crew members and to motivate them to keep on pulling those oars! Let’s review some basic principles and see if you measure up!


Learning Objectives:

- Identify a few principles used by smooth sailing crews to make their sailing journey both fun and successful.
- Distinguish the traits of a good crew vs those of a undesirable crew.
- Fully grasp the importance of working together in harmony to make the ship run well and also to serve patients better.

Sun | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

1 CE Credit

Chris Bentson BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Chris Bentson BS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Results for the solo and small group practice were very strong in 2016 and doctor-owners are looking to build on that in 2017. With many forces pushing and pulling to change the shape of dentistry, facts on the current market will be presented offering doctor-owners the knowledge to make necessary strategic decisions. In addition to presenting up-to-date orthodontic market data, this lecture will identify the major pressures the specialty is facing. Chief among these changes is consolidation in dentistry, which is occurring at an accelerated pace. As a result and to remain relevant and competitive, the owners of solo and small group practices need to increase their level of business sophistication. This lecture will present how currently available practice analytic tools can be used to help a practice stay competitive and grow. Chris will review current trends in partnering with other orthodontists or pediatric dentists, as well as, how economic and generational trends are affecting practice owners. His presentation will equip you with data needed to stay competitive and make strategic decisions about the future of your practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Compare their practice expenses to industry norms.
- Explain the current disruptions affecting the specialty.
- Outline specific take home objectives to implement in their practice, in order to remain relevant and competitive in the present environment.

Sun | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Kira Woods MBA, GRI

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kira Woods MBA, GRI
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Tracking and managing inventory is a crucial part of any practice, but once you have the information from tracking what do you do with it and how can it translate into money in your pocket?  Understanding how to create and manage your budgets for clinic, lab, marketing and office supplies can play a key role in critical decisions on inventory management.  In this lecture we will explore strategies to lower costs such as long term price negotiations, just-in-time inventory vs bulk buying and how to identify true costs including shipping and tax.  You will learn how to compare your current spending to industry averages and make adjustments to bring your overhead down.  It is time to “Show you the money”!


Learning Objectives:

- Determine how to identify your current spending percentage by using total net receipts and compare it to the industry standard to recognize specific categories that can be adjusted for future savings.
- Analyze your budgets to evaluate areas which should be adjusted based on past spending habits and propose a strategy for negotiating better pricing.
- Compare the just-in-time method of inventory management to bulk-buying.

Sun | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Arlen J. Hurt CDT

Sessions:

Speakers:

Arlen J. Hurt CDT
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This lecture will review the benefits of intra-oral scanners and how to utilize them in the office. We will also address the features of scanners used in the marketplace and review 3-D printing technologies and their features.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine the benefits of intra-oral scanning.
- Review all scanners used in orthodontics.
- Demonstrate 3-D printers and their uses.

Sun | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SDCC - 23

0 CE Credits

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Description:

This Specialized Orthodontic Assistant(R) preparation course will be taught by well-known orthodontic staff training expert and founder of Trapezio the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting, Dr. Douglas Depew. He will explain what certification is and the benefits it can provide to the individual, the orthodontic practice and patients. Primary emphasis will be on the knowledge base subjects that are the foundation of the certification. These subjects will be introduced to aid course participants in their awareness of important areas of knowledge and study needed for recognition as a Specialized Orthodontic Assistant(R). The course concludes with information on how certification can be celebrated and leveraged as a part of the orthodontic assistant's professional career path and includes a Q&A session.


Sun | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

33

Topic: Featured Speaker Series

0 CE Credits

Lee Woodruff BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lee Woodruff BA

Description:

Whether it’s a child in a car accident, a spouse’s request for a divorce, a patient’s stroke, a diagnosis of breast cancer, or a terrorist attack on a warm day in September -- life can change in an instant for us all. As co-author of In An Instant, the #1 New York Times best seller, Lee Woodruff recounts her story of a marriage, a family, a crisis and a healing. When her husband, ABC’s newly appointed co-anchor Bob Woodruff, was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq, Woodruff’s life changed in an instant. She had to learn to put her own grief aside to care for her children as well as her husband, who was gravely injured and close to death. In the words of Bishop Desmond Tutu, "Suffering is not optional. It seems to be part and parcel of the human condition, but suffering can embitter or ennoble." Woodruff speaks with grace and humor about her own family’s experience and how they chose to attack the crisis that befell them, resulting in a life-changing journey of love, healing and miracles for her whole family.


Sun | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Jodi Peacock

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jodi Peacock

Description:

Have you ever wondered “What could we do differently at our office that would make a difference in our patient experience?” Join us for a fast paced fun session together as we explore ideas for creating the ultimate patient experience. We will journey through all areas of the office on our adventure.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine the need to move from transactional interactions with patients to relationship interactions.
- Identify why the team will want to implement changes to their current patient care model.
- Propose and define what will differentiate them in their market to achieve a level of patient care above all other offices.

Sun | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Michelle Shimmin RDA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Michelle Shimmin RDA

Description:

You don’t just want your practice to survive, you want your practice to thrive! In this fast-paced and dynamic presentation, Ms. Shimmin will teach you how to inspire and motivate team members through effective leadership and clear expectations, with high levels of accountability that deliver results. Through effective goal setting, bonuses, understanding what reporting to evaluate each month and correctly tapping into your team’s talent, she will show you how to achieve exponential productivity gains. She will teach you how to enhance your employees’ strengths and minimize their weaknesses to create real breakthroughs in sales, leadership and the culture of your team.


Learning Objectives:

- Master leadership techniques including clear expectations and high levels of accountability.
- Utilize financial reports and understand the what, when and how of practice financial reporting, including adjustments, percentage of production you’re collecting, past due patients and insurance delinquencies.
- Implement effective bonus structures and use them to motivate your team.

Sun | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Jonathan R. Martin CPA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jonathan R. Martin CPA

Description:

Dental partnerships sometimes get a bad rap. Almost every dentist knows someone who has been in a partnership that ultimately failed for some reason, leading many to overlook or dismiss what can be a very lucrative and fulfilling business model.  For every failed partnership, there is a long-standing, harmonious partnership that provides its owners with numerous benefits, both quantitative and qualitative.  It is due to these benefits and many recent industry trends that we have seen a steep increase in the number of partnerships.  In this presentation, we will discuss the pros and cons of this sometimes polarizing business model, and will explore ways that doctors considering this path can achieve success by avoiding common pitfalls.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss the reasons that partnerships are a growing trend, and why more and more doctors are choosing this pathway for their transition over a full sale of the entire practice.
- Identify the qualitative issues that sellers should consider before pursuing a partnership, such as facility and capacity issues, how long should your buyer work as an associate, what percentage of the practice should be sold, etc.
- Outline the steps that are necessary, and identify the financial terms that must be addressed in order to achieve a successful partnership including the amount of income growth necessary to sustain multiple doctors, sale structure and the resulting tax implications for each party, the allocation of income and expenses between partners, etc.

Sun | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Dean C. Bellavia MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dean C. Bellavia MS, PhD

Description:

This lecture will detail what it takes to create and maintain the kind of dream team that most practices only dream of, but find it difficult to bring to life.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify what a dream team is and isn’t.
- Implement the seven aspects for creating their dream team.
- Implement the three aspects for maintaining their dream team.

Sun | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Paul Gange Jr.

Sessions:

Speakers:

Paul Gange Jr.
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Sit down and enjoy the ride as we explore the landscape of today's orthodontic bonding. This lecture will navigate the most common wrong turns made in tooth preparation. An emphasis on proper technique, new technology and the most current protocols will steer you in the right direction to bonding success. Topics include: comprehensive review of every intra oral surface preparation, new clear aligner concepts, bite opening techniques, lingual retention, specific appliance delivery, decal prevention and most importantly Bond Failure Reduction!


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize a successful bond to every enamel and non-enamel surface with only two products.
- Identify the only effective method to eliminate/reduce decalcification.
- Achieve long term passive retention.

Sun | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

LeeAnn Peniche

Sessions:

Speakers:

LeeAnn Peniche
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

We all want to stand out, get attention, be noticed. And there’s no better way to do it than through exceptional branding. But what is branding? In simple terms, it’s what people can expect from you, what you believe in, what identifies you and what differentiates you from others. In short, it’s who you are. Join us for a can’t-miss branding seminar that will inspire you to become your own unique brand. Get practical tips and tools to identify and differentiate yourself from the competition and start being a brand that people know and trust. You don’t want to miss this!


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate how to build a brand that is personal and identifiable to you.
- Discover how to utilize current trends and legendary service to build lasting relationships with patients, professional partners and throughout your community.
- Create and motivate a team that believes in your practice and is a true extension of your brand.

Sun | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Christina Rose Carter DMD, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Christina Rose Carter DMD, CertOrtho

Description:

The incidence of special needs patients, especially those with sensory issues, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is on the rise. These children deserve beautiful healthy smiles just as much as other children. This lecture will empower you with simple easy skills and modifications to incorporate into daily office life. You will see how these pieces of the puzzle will benefit all patients and especially sensory and autistic patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify triggers for sensory, ADD and ASD patients.
- Explain to patient clearly about the upcoming procedures.
- Demonstrate ways to decrease possible treatment obstacles.

Sun | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Darryl Davis CSP

Sessions:

Speakers:

Darryl Davis CSP
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

In today’s world, life can be STRESSFUL, and because of that, it’s important not only to know how to deal with stress, but how to move through it and get to the other side. In this fast paced seminar, Darryl gives a comical and entertaining way for attendees of all levels of experience to have more joy and less stress in their lives. Based on the book with the same title, this session is full of stories and inspiring messages to help give people hope, even excitement, about the opportunities that exist for them in their future. You will leave this seminar with less stress, focused, and motivated to start being in action in your life.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify causes of stress in your life.
- Evaluate negative influences and how to deal with them.
- Demonstrate techniques in keeping a positive mental attitude.

Sun | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Sarah Pompa

Sessions:

Speakers:

Sarah Pompa
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Cone Beam Computed Tomography has come a long way since it’s introduction to the world during the 1990s. Since then, significant developments in 3D imaging software, digital platforms and technological infrastructures have advanced into many of the tools we use daily within in the field of orthodontics. Recalling a brief history of such advancements may provide us with a broader spectrum and greater understanding of 3D imaging, as well as prepare us for what lies ahead in orthodontic technology. Exploring what’s to come in the world of technology can be as enlightening as it is overwhelming, and hopefully this glimpse into the future can better prepare us for some exciting, new developments ahead.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss the history of CBCT.
- Recognize a well-rounded integration of technology within the orthodontic field.
- Recognize various technological advancements underway and what to expect in our future.

Sun | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Diane J. Milberg DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Diane J. Milberg DDS, MSD

Description:

Today’s lecture will teach you strategies to create cooperative patients. You will understand how to use age appropriate analogies, ask curious questions, and enlist your patients to become team-members. Cooperative patients complete their orthodontic treatment on time with excellent results. Happy patients make your day fun.


Learning Objectives:

- Actively listen and ask curious questions.
- Develop realistic goals for their patients.
- Assist their patients develop good habits to promote their dental health.

Sun | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Roger Levin DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Roger Levin DDS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This high-energy seminar will teach staff members how to create a more efficient, productive, and satisfying ortho practice. We’ll share with you advanced techniques for referral and online marketing, scripting interactions with parents and patients, winning over ortho “shoppers” and increasing production using step-by-step systems.


Learning Objectives:

- Persuade more parents and adult patients to refer new patients.
- Increase referrals from GPs.
- Build a high-performing and motivated team.

Sun | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Landy Chase MBA, CSP

Sessions:

Speakers:

Landy Chase MBA, CSP

Description:

Intense competition, search engines and “shopper” patients are just a few of the many factors that have redefined the skill-set needed to have a high case acceptance rate. You have only one opportunity – the initial consultation – to persuade a visitor to start treatment at your practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Calibrate fees to maximize new patient starts.
- Win cases consistently as the high-fee option.
- Minimize collection Issues while maximizing revenue.

Sun | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Kayla Hoorelbeke MBA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kayla Hoorelbeke MBA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

In the New Patient Process, it’s not all about reaching cruising altitude. The “takeoff” leading up to the exam and the “descent” following the exam are just as important towards your sales success, and ultimately marketing your practice. Buckle up as we discuss the marketing and sales keys to execute an optimal New Patient Exam, how you can make an impact even after the start appointment, and which crewmembers in your practice play a role during these stages of the process.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the pre- and post-exam stages of the New Patient Process.
- Evaluate your intake process to maximize sales and marketing opportunities prior to the New Patient Exam.
- Recognize the importance of the start appointment and treatment follow up towards internal marketing to promote future production.

Sun | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Charlene White BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Charlene White BS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Through this seminar, you will learn how every team member plays an important role in the five major office systems. The staff will learn to respect the importance of the other positions in the office and learn to reduce front-to-back conflict.


Learning Objectives:

- Define five major systems in the orthodontic office that interconnect.
- Assess how clinical efficiency affects the schedule.
- Analyze the team’s role in higher case acceptance.

Sun | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Ann Marie Gorczyca DMD, MPh, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ann Marie Gorczyca DMD, MPh, MS

Description:

Skeletal structure often dictates the orthodontic diagnosis and treatment plan. Board Certified Orthodontist, Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca shares the warning signs that will help you choose the ideal orthodontic options for your patients. Starting with careful evaluation of the facial profile and limitations of orthodontic tooth movement, we will review the importance of cephalometric analysis and the reasons for tooth extraction and orthognathic surgical procedures. Create beautiful results. It’s a win-win-win for everyone: patient, general dentist, orthodontist and other specialists.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the ease and viability of orthognathic surgery and distraction osteogenesis procedures.
- Appreciate the benefits of orthodontic detailing for an excellent occlusion.
- Understand when dental extractions will produce the most beautiful results.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Jami Beaton Eidsvold | Ashley Cline

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jami Beaton Eidsvold
Ashley Cline

Description:

Social media can be a highly effective vehicle for hyper-local marketing to increase your practice's visibility to the right people at the right time. This crash course will give you 10 social media tricks that you can easily implement RIGHT NOW for the best return on your investment. This lecture is perfect for both social media novices and experts; there is something new for everyone to learn. Jami and Ashley will walk you through the core of a successful social media strategy and teach simple tricks that focus on reaching and connecting with new fans to turn them into patients, while also activating current patients into promoters of your practice!


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate a successful social media strategy.
- Implement ways to identify and reach new potential patients.
- Analyze how to best motivate current patients to promote your practice.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Nancy Hyman BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Nancy Hyman BA

Description:

Empower your full team with practice growth strategies, identifying effective initiatives for success! Unlock hidden talent and work together to achieve your practice goals. We will outline marketing scenarios, define organization of systems, identify action items and show you how to maximize team cooperation as you march toward your production goals.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify key promotions.
- Design marketing strategies.
- Determine action items.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Eric J. Ploumis DMD, JD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Eric J. Ploumis DMD, JD

Description:

Market forces have radically altered the way we run our practices. Excessive student loan debt, increased competition from non-specialists, an uncertain economy, and the encroachment of corporate dentistry have put pressure on both the junior and senior orthodontist. This lecture will examine those market forces from a legal and economic standpoint and help us understand, address, and adapt to these “megatrends.”


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the forces that are changing the nature of our practices.
- Analyze how these trends impact our practices.
- Identify the steps we need to take to harness those forces to our advantage.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Debbie Best BA, MBA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Debbie Best BA, MBA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Webster’s Dictionary definition of a manager is “a person who directs a team”. Does it take a 5 hour energy drink and 6 cups of coffee to provide excellent care to your patients as well as get through the management/HR responsibilities of a busy orthodontic practice? Best practices are successful because they have implemented systems to establish a defined consistency. Debbie Best will present leadership techniques to help you establish a solid, patient-driven management infrastructure.


Learning Objectives:

- Illustrate effective response guidelines to create a healthy team member/manager relationship.
- Introduce change in the practice in a way that is managed and understood.
- Develop and implement management systems to establish consistency in leading the team.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Andrea L. Cook

Sessions:

Speakers:

Andrea L. Cook
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Indirect bonding is an advanced method of bracket placement used in accordance with straight wire orthodontic systems. We will compare the different systems – both in-office and outsourced – and the specific requirements and benefits of each.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine if indirect bonding is right for your office.
- Evaluate the systems available.
- Compare the requirements for each system.

Mon | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

John L. McDonald DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

John L. McDonald DMD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Patients expect all orthodontic staff to be knowledgeable about the basic concepts of orthodontic problems and their treatment. Unfortunately, this is often not the case, especially for non clinical staff. It is difficult to “market” the services of an orthodontic practice if a large percentage of the employees are unclear on the specifics of what exactly those services are and why they are needed. This lecture will present a clear, easy to understand overview of the types of problems orthodontist’s fix (Diagnosis) and the techniques they use to fix them (Treatment).


Learning Objectives:

- Describe how basic orthodontic problems like crowding and overjet come to exist in a patient.
- Analyze how an orthodontic problem can be a mixture of a Dental or a Skeletal problem.
- Demonstrate how the tools of orthodontics (Brackets, Aligners, elastics etc) are used to solve those problems and create the final result of a great smile and healthy bite.

Mon | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Joan Garbo BA, MEd

Sessions:

Speakers:

Joan Garbo BA, MEd

Description:

As Nobel Laurette Bob Dylan said, “For the times they are a-changin’…” In fact, they are changing at a pace so fast, that what worked and produced great results last year, may not work this year. The only thing you can rely on is that change happens. What allows for practices to continue to prosper and ride the waves of change are those principles that never change, and teams that are grounded in them: personal responsibility, autonomy, purpose, and mastery. While those terms may not sound like “fun”, putting them into practice leads to true joy, fulfillment and FUN!


Learning Objectives:

- Communicate using principles that will grease their slide to success.
- Create more control over their own time and career path.
- Perform with energy everyday regardless of circumstances.

Mon | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Laurance E. Jerrold DDS, JD, ABO

Sessions:

Speakers:

Laurance E. Jerrold DDS, JD, ABO

Description:

Practicing contemporary orthodontics is a wonderful and rewarding career and all members of the team provide a valuable service.  However, there are risk management concerns that are encountered by every team member.  This presentation will cover a myriad of examples that describe the ways in which all members of the orthodontic team expose themselves to legal liability.  The examples include both administrative and clinical errors and the risk management techniques that can be employed to minimize the potential exposure.  The information is applicable to all members of the orthodontic team: front desk personnel, treatment coordinators, chairside assistants, and doctors.  Questions from the participants will be accepted as they come up during the presentation.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the most common tasks, procedures and errors that potentially expose orthodontic team members to litigation and liability.
- Utilize various risk management tools and techniques to minimize legal exposure both in the administrative and clinical venues.
- Apply the information gleaned to the individual character and operation of their practices immediately upon returning to work.

Mon | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Edwina Marie Wood AA, RDA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Edwina Marie Wood AA, RDA

Description:

This seminar will suggest a practice budget that will pinpoint what percentage of practice revenue should be spent on overhead expenses.  It will propose ways to save money in all areas of the orthodontic practice, staff expenses, ordering supplies and even marketing.  The reduction of overhead is limited, but the ability to increase production is endless!  This discussion will help every team member and doctor redefine value in the office, boost production and develop a process that will ensure your team is first rate!


Learning Objectives:

- Develop a budget for overhead expenditures.
- Evaluate how to be efficient in all areas of the office.
- Identify cost effective marketing and more ideas to increase production.

Mon | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Paul Gange Sr. BS, BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Paul Gange Sr. BS, BA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Sit down and enjoy the ride as we explore the landscape of today's orthodontic bonding. This lecture will navigate the most common wrong turns made in tooth preparation. An emphasis on proper technique, new technology and the most current protocols will steer you in the right direction to bonding success. Topics include: comprehensive review of every intra oral surface preparation, new clear aligner concepts, bite opening techniques, lingual retention, specific appliance delivery, decal prevention and most importantly Bond Failure Reduction!


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize a successful bond to every enamel and non-enamel surface with only two products.
- Identify the only effective method to eliminate/reduce decalcification.
- Achieve long term passive retention.

Mon | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

James Kerr

Sessions:

Speakers:

James Kerr

Description:

Reviews matter. Great ones can double or even triple your sales. Poor ones can - well - put you out of business. But not every day is perfect. And despite the best intentions, things don't always go as planned. So how should we manage the inevitable bad review when things go wrong? And how can we nurture the good ones when things go well?


Learning Objectives:

- Identify which review sites deserve more attention.
- Develop standard operating procedures for managing reviews internally.
- Leverage online reviews to find new customers and keep them.

Mon | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Daniel S. German BS, DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Daniel S. German BS, DDS, CertOrtho

Description:

Be prepared for a jam packed, super high energy program that will help you and your practice perform better. Learn practical ways to make your practice and personal life more meaningful, fun, and purposeful. The hour-long journey will make you smile and eager to implement some new ideas. The bonus is that your practice will grow, your happiness index will soar, and you should get a raise!


Learning Objectives:

- Develop methods to help their practice build a culture that will increase the office “happiness index” and grow their practice.
- Implement ways to improve the service they provide to patients, colleagues, and the doctor.
- Demonstrate improved performance which should result in the doctor and office manager granting a raise in pay.

Mon | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Chris Bentson BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Chris Bentson BS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Results for the solo and small group practice were very strong in 2016 and doctor-owners are looking to build on that in 2017. With many forces pushing and pulling to change the shape of dentistry, facts on the current market will be presented offering doctor-owners the knowledge to make necessary strategic decisions. In addition to presenting up-to-date orthodontic market data, this lecture will identify the major pressures the specialty is facing. Chief among these changes is consolidation in dentistry, which is occurring at an accelerated pace. As a result and to remain relevant and competitive, the owners of solo and small group practices need to increase their level of business sophistication. This lecture will present how currently available practice analytic tools can be used to help a practice stay competitive and grow. Chris will review current trends in partnering with other orthodontists or pediatric dentists, as well as, how economic and generational trends are affecting practice owners. His presentation will equip you with data needed to stay competitive and make strategic decisions about the future of your practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Compare their practice expenses to industry norms.
- Explain the current disruptions affecting the specialty.
- Outline specific take home objectives to implement in their practice, in order to remain relevant and competitive in the present environment.

Mon | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Jackie Shoemaker

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jackie Shoemaker
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Accounting is defined as a “process of identifying, measuring, and communicating financial information to permit informed judgments and decisions”. Using an extensive knowledge of accounting principles and consummate experience in the orthodontic industry, we will inform attendees how to apply this definition to accurately measure their practice’s financial fitness. While each orthodontic practice is unique, the benchmarks for orthodontic accounting are definitive. You will leave this presentation with a greater understanding of these financial standards and will gain the knowledge to make more informed financial decisions in your practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Define the components of production, collections, and adjustments.
- Identify the possible distortions in these definitions through an understanding of practice management system nuances.
- Determine ways to enhance your financial fitness based on the performance of your practice.

Mon | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Mark Alan Lowe DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mark Alan Lowe DDS, CertOrtho

Description:

Clear Aligner Therapy is increasing in prevalence as a treatment modality to correct malocclusions. Aligners are delivered to treat minor problems like orthodontic relapse and even more complex cases involving extractions. This lecture will provide an overview of Aligner Treatment; covering the spectrum of case types that can be resolved predictably and what assistants need to know, start to finish, to deliver quality aligner treatment.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify patients that want clear aligner treatment.
- Recognize malocclusions that can be treated predictably using aligners.
- Manage patient aligner treatment from Initial Delivery to Retention.

Mon | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

33

Topic: Featured Speaker Series

0 CE Credits

Darryl Davis CSP

Sessions:

Speakers:

Darryl Davis CSP

Description:

In today’s world, life can be STRESSFUL, and because of that, it’s important not only to know how to deal with stress, but how to move through it and get to the other side. In this fast paced seminar, Darryl gives a comical and entertaining way for attendees of all levels of experience to have more joy and less stress in their lives. Based on the book with the same title, this session is full of stories and inspiring messages to help give people hope, even excitement, about the opportunities that exist for them in their future. You will leave this seminar with less stress, focused, and motivated to start being in action in your life.


Mon | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Cindi James BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Cindi James BS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Your brand is so much more than your name or logo; it is your identity! Your brand is what sets you apart from your competition. The brand essence is the heart and soul of your business. Therefore, it must embody the core of who you are and what you value. Join expert consultant Cindi James while she shares how to define who you are to your patients, professional partners and community.


Learning Objectives:

- Utilize guidelines for building a strong brand.
- Position your practice effectively in your marketplace.
- Attract repeat business and referrals.

Mon | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Maria Bailey

Sessions:

Speakers:

Maria Bailey

Description:

A new generation of mothers are quickly becoming the buying power of the mom market.   With more than 73 million Millennials and 2/3 of them expected to have children in the next 5 years, marketers have a huge opportunity to cultivate a lucrative consumer group.  Maria Bailey will provide insights into what motivates these women to purchase goods and services and how you can engage them as a long time customer.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the motivations of Millennial Mothers in order to craft a marketing message that is relevant and effective in attracting Millennials.
- Establish a digital dialogue with time-starved Millennial Moms in a way that creates a meaningful and long lasting relationship.
- Engage with Millennial Moms in a fashion that will cultivate brand ambassadors.

Mon | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Roger A. Hill MSA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Roger A. Hill MSA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This one hour class provides an objective, in-depth look at the trends that are driving change in the practice of orthodontics so you can thrive, and not just survive. Also included is a explanation of corporte valuation metrics made simple - and whether it might be right for you! Finally, we will look at (1) tax reduction strategies and (2) proven techniques to increase and minimize your practice value.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the three major trends changing the face of orthodontics: (1) Consolidation; (2) Consumerism and (3) Reimbursement.
- Explore the new valuation metric EBITDA, what it means, its significance for orthodontics and how to determine if it is the right metric for your practice.
- Reveal tax reduction strategies that can save tens of thousands and also explore how to maximize your practice value.

Mon | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Mary Beth Kirkpatrick

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mary Beth Kirkpatrick
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Maintaining a thriving practice insists that you be an informed business manager with eyes open on today's marketplace/consumer/competition. With the demands of day-to-day operations, it’s easy to neglect the business of information – and when you don’t have the information you need, it’s difficult to identify trends or make decisions to alter your course. Understand the power of a process driven, patient-centric practice as we explore "must know metrics” that drive performance and profitability.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify and interpret key practice metrics essential to increasing profitability and maintaining marketshare.
- Recognize and develop processes that maintain statistical accuracy and increase treatment starts.
- Recognize and deploy ideas that create exceptional patient experiences and promote a winning practice culture.

Mon | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Arlen J. Hurt CDT

Sessions:

Speakers:

Arlen J. Hurt CDT
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This lecture will review the benefits of intra-oral scanners and how to utilize them in the office. We will also address the features of scanners used in the marketplace and review 3-D printing technologies and their features.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine the benefits of intra-oral scanning.
- Review all scanners used in orthodontics.
- Demonstrate 3-D printers and their uses.

Mon | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Ashley Cline | Jami Beaton Eidsvold

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ashley Cline
Jami Beaton Eidsvold

Description:

Social media can be a highly effective vehicle for hyper-local marketing to increase your practice's visibility to the right people at the right time. This crash course will give you 10 social media tricks that you can easily implement RIGHT NOW for the best return on your investment. This lecture is perfect for both social media novices and experts; there is something new for everyone to learn. Jami and Ashley will walk you through the core of a successful social media strategy and teach simple tricks that focus on reaching and connecting with new fans to turn them into patients, while also activating current patients into promoters of your practice!


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate a successful social media strategy.
- Implement ways to identify and reach new potential patients.
- Analyze how to best motivate current patients to promote your practice.

Mon | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Michelle Shimmin RDA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Michelle Shimmin RDA

Description:

You don’t just want your practice to survive, you want your practice to thrive! In this fast-paced and dynamic presentation, Ms. Shimmin will teach you how to inspire and motivate team members through effective leadership and clear expectations, with high levels of accountability that deliver results. Through effective goal setting, bonuses, understanding what reporting to evaluate each month and correctly tapping into your team’s talent, she will show you how to achieve exponential productivity gains. She will teach you how to enhance your employees’ strengths and minimize their weaknesses to create real breakthroughs in sales, leadership and the culture of your team.


Learning Objectives:

- Master leadership techniques including clear expectations and high levels of accountability.
- Utilize financial reports and understand the what, when and how of practice financial reporting, including adjustments, percentage of production you’re collecting, past due patients and insurance delinquencies.
- Implement effective bonus structures and use them to motivate your team.

Mon | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Tung Nguyen DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Tung Nguyen DMD, MS

Description:

The past two decades have seen a tremendous increase in the introduction of technology into the field of orthodontics. Rapid advancements and decreasing production cost for computer hardware and software technology, CAD-CAM appliances, 3D imaging and 3D printing have made it possible to incorporate these technology into clinical practice. However, the basic question remains “what is really useful, what is not, and what is best for our patient?” This lecture will highlight current available technology, shows clinical cases using the technology, and examine the data (or lack of data) regarding their effectiveness.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss 3D Imaging technology and highlight current and future applications in orthodontics.
- Discuss the pros and cons of incorporating a 3D laboratory into a clinical practice.
- Examine “custom” computer designed brackets, wires and discuss the current available data on their efficacy.

Mon | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Shannon Brockway BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Shannon Brockway BS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Thriving businesses are goal driven. They have team members play an active role in setting goals and hold their team members accountable to reaching the agreed upon goals. Encouraging accountability is important for everyone to feel they can make a difference. In this program, learn to drive performance by holding individuals and teams accountable.


Learning Objectives:

- Convert practice information into practice value.
- Assess the relationship between practice metrics and goals.
- Identify team members responsible for associated metrics.

Mon | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Elizabeth M. Barrett BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Elizabeth M. Barrett BA

Description:

As practices develop and grow, orthodontic practice managers, treatment coordinators, clinical and administrative assistants find themselves with expanding roles in the treatment communication process. These busy orthodontic team members can benefit from a standardized system of communication that doubles as a risk management program. The speaker has worked in orthodontic practice management for over 40 years and, with Dr. David Musich, has developed “The 8 Step Discipline®” System for Standardized Communication as an enhanced due diligence protocol. Initially, each step was designed to create specific solutions for treatment planning and communication with patients, parents, general dentists and dental specialists. However, it quickly became apparent that “The 8 Step Discipline®” is much more than just a system of communication; it is also an invaluable tool for medico-legal protection in patient charting and a subtle, but effective marketing strategy that leaves a lasting impression. This program will present details of “The 8 Step Discipline®”, its practical application in practice management situations, its capacity to engage orthodontic team members in the due diligence process, and its impact on practice marketing results.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the value of standardized communication systems in practice management.
- Discuss how to improve both marketing and risk management while using designated milestones in treatment to generate reports.
- Identify the clinical and/or administrative problems that the 8 Step Discipline® can resolve in both large and small office settings.

Mon | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Leon Klempner DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Leon Klempner DDS, CertOrtho
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

The way we go to market is changing, largely driven by the Internet. Patients and parents are empowered with immeasurable resources to make their own decisions on which orthodontist to choose, from resources like a practice's online reviews and social media recommendations to marketing vehicles like its website and social advertisements. This lecture will outline the key pillars of a successful digital marketing strategy for orthodontists and how to best implement each of them to grow an orthodontic practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify an orthodontic practice's target audiences.
- Determine the different elements of how a new patient chooses one practice over another.
- Recognize the most effective marketing vehicles for orthodontic practices and how they interplay.

Mon | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Laura K. Cafik-Martin CDAII | William Dayan DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Laura K. Cafik-Martin CDAII
Speaker Has Financial Interest
William Dayan DDS, CertOrtho
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Dr. Dayan and his treatment coordinator of over a decade will motivate you to new heights! Together, they will demonstrate how they get patients to want what is it we know they need through powerful communication skills. Laura and will demonstrate how using overhear psychology in their practice was a game changer!


Learning Objectives:

- Outline the importance of the "BLT Sandwich."
- Enhance your initial exam.
- Improve their communication skills during the initial exam and get their patient to ASK for treatment.

Mon | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Craig E. Scholz BA, MA, Psy.D

Sessions:

Speakers:

Craig E. Scholz BA, MA, Psy.D
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Current market conditions have led to an unparalleled competitive landscape in orthodontics. Dentists practicing orthodontics, market consolidation and direct to consumer treatment options require orthodontists to differentiate their specialty like never before.  Dr. Scholz, who is the Director of Emerging Technology at Ortho2, will highlight practice management techniques and orthodontic technology that can underscore this differentiation. Discussing systems and technology from his 30 years in the orthodontic industry, this lecture will focus on new strategies and technology solutions to help your patients clearly understand the benefits of being treated by an orthodontist.  Specific, unique examples of successful differentiation strategies of noted orthodontists will be shared to assist in the development of your own.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify key current threats to the orthodontic market.
- Analyze these potential threats as they relate to their practice.
- Evaluate potential strategies and technology to assist them in differentiating their practices.

Mon | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Ann Phillips BA, MA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ann Phillips BA, MA

Description:

Your relationships with your customers are the key to your success. It is important to think about HOW you are serving your customers and ways to improve in the future.  Legendary Service® is about the consistent delivery of great service to your customers so they WANT to do business with you. In this session you will reflect on ways to develop better, caring relationships with your customers by using the ICARE customer service model; Ideal Service, Culture of Service, Attentiveness, Responsiveness, and Empowerment.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the importance of ideal service and it's value to your business.
- Establish a culture of service in your business.
- Define the skills required to respond to customers needs.

Mon | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

David Paquette DDS, MSD, MS, FACD

Sessions:

Speakers:

David Paquette DDS, MSD, MS, FACD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

The team's role for successful use of aligners is essential.


Learning Objectives:

- Educate patient starts with the first call.
- Recognize that organization is the key to success.
- Recognize that team members can offload duties from the doctor for a smoother day.

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Ann Phillips BA, MA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ann Phillips BA, MA

Description:

Your relationships with your customers are the key to your success. It is important to think about HOW you are serving your customers and ways to improve in the future.  Legendary Service® is about the consistent delivery of great service to your customers so they WANT to do business with you. In this session you will reflect on ways to develop better, caring relationships with your customers by using the ICARE customer service model; Ideal Service, Culture of Service, Attentiveness, Responsiveness, and Empowerment.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the importance of ideal service and it's value to your business.
- Establish a culture of service in your business.
- Define the skills required to respond to customers needs.

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Daniel S. German BS, DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Daniel S. German BS, DDS, CertOrtho

Description:

Be prepared for a jam packed, super high energy program that will help you and your practice perform better. Learn practical ways to make your practice and personal life more meaningful, fun, and purposeful. The hour-long journey will make you smile and eager to implement some new ideas. The bonus is that your practice will grow, your happiness index will soar, and you should get a raise!


Learning Objectives:

- Develop methods to help their practice build a culture that will increase the office “happiness index” and grow their practice.
- Implement ways to improve the service they provide to patients, colleagues, and the doctor.
- Demonstrate improved performance which should result in the doctor and office manager granting a raise in pay.

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Simone McCormick

Sessions:

Speakers:

Simone McCormick
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Dental offices harbor sensitive patient data or Protected Health information (PHI). State and federal regulations were designed to protect patient data – to keep it confidential as well as secure.  Failure to do so can lead to unauthorized access, which can trigger government investigations and exposure to corrective action plans, fines and penalties as well as disciplinary actions and civil complaints


Learning Objectives:

- Identify and weigh potential privacy risks.
- Recognize HIPAA compliance hot spots and pitfalls.
- Analyze the level of HIPAA compliance at the practice.

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Mary Beth Kirkpatrick

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mary Beth Kirkpatrick
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Maintaining a thriving practice insists that you be an informed business manager with eyes open on today's marketplace/consumer/competition. With the demands of day-to-day operations, it’s easy to neglect the business of information – and when you don’t have the information you need, it’s difficult to identify trends or make decisions to alter your course. Understand the power of a process driven, patient-centric practice as we explore "must know metrics” that drive performance and profitability.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify and interpret key practice metrics essential to increasing profitability and maintaining marketshare.
- Recognize and develop processes that maintain statistical accuracy and increase treatment starts.
- Recognize and deploy ideas that create exceptional patient experiences and promote a winning practice culture.

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Elizabeth M. Barrett BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Elizabeth M. Barrett BA

Description:

As practices develop and grow, orthodontic practice managers, treatment coordinators, clinical and administrative assistants find themselves with expanding roles in the treatment communication process. These busy orthodontic team members can benefit from a standardized system of communication that doubles as a risk management program. The speaker has worked in orthodontic practice management for over 40 years and, with Dr. David Musich, has developed “The 8 Step Discipline®” System for Standardized Communication as an enhanced due diligence protocol. Initially, each step was designed to create specific solutions for treatment planning and communication with patients, parents, general dentists and dental specialists. However, it quickly became apparent that “The 8 Step Discipline®” is much more than just a system of communication; it is also an invaluable tool for medico-legal protection in patient charting and a subtle, but effective marketing strategy that leaves a lasting impression. This program will present details of “The 8 Step Discipline®”, its practical application in practice management situations, its capacity to engage orthodontic team members in the due diligence process, and its impact on practice marketing results.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the value of standardized communication systems in practice management.
- Discuss how to improve both marketing and risk management while using designated milestones in treatment to generate reports.
- Identify the clinical and/or administrative problems that the 8 Step Discipline® can resolve in both large and small office settings.

Tue | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

20A

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Robert (Tito) Alan Norris DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Robert (Tito) Alan Norris DDS

Description:

This lecture will teach participants how to recognize different types of complainers among our patients or parents, and how to effectively manage them using a proven 5-step process. Upon completion of this course, attendees should embody the basic skill set to take office complaints and turn them into opportunities.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize and differentiate the types of complainers.
- Demonstrate how to bring unspoken complaints to the surface.
- Manage complaints using a proven 5-step process and turn those complaints into opportunities for maintaining or even improving patient relationships.

Tue | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

Jerry Teplitz JD, PhD, CSP

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Speakers:

Jerry Teplitz JD, PhD, CSP

Description:

This fast-moving training program can increase productivity and promote team building by helping you learn more about your own and your team’s needs, work styles and how both fit into your organizations overall goals.  You’ll discover practical strategies that foster cooperation in your dental practice.  You’ll learn how people with different work styles can resolve incompatibilities and interact more effectively as a team.  You’ll have fun and learn useful skills at the same time!


Learning Objectives:

- Analyze your own behavior styles, strengths and weaknesses.
- Communicate effectively with those you have difficulty relating to.
- Utilize this information to build your team.

Tue | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Steven P. McEvoy BS, MSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Steven P. McEvoy BS, MSc
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

For many years now HIPAA has been this looming threat on the Practice, so vague and seemingly complicated most Practices, let alone staff, really don’t know where to start – so they don’t.   I’d like to share some simple & bite sized practical approaches with you so you can feel confident heading back to the Practice and making headway with them.  We’ll be discussing 1) Understanding that HIPAA is a series of steps down a long road, 2) A handful of small, manageable steps along that journey, steps that you'll be comfortable with, 3) If getting Ransomware on one of the practice computers be a HIPAA violation and 4) Common mistakes made with computers that are at odds with HIPAA. I promise to limit the Geek speak and talk about issues in terms we can all understand. I encourage you to bring your own questions to share.


Learning Objectives:

- Assess that HIPAA is what you make of it – and is best to break it into a manageable progression of steps.
- Deduce that Ransomware presents a risk to the Practice and steps that you can take to manage this.
- Recognize common mistakes people make with computers that could lead to HIPAA issues and how to avoid them.

Tue | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

28

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Barbara Herzog BA, CDPMA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Barbara Herzog BA, CDPMA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Are you the navigator when you present the fees in your practice or are you letting your patient/parents take the wheel? Once the patient is diagnosed and treatment is recommended, it’s time for you to be their guide. If you have an easy map for your patients/parents to follow, they will say yes to treatment. The right words and the right options are the route. Simple detours can reduce negotiations, billing and collections while increasing patient acceptance. Make sure you’re not the roadblock.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate your own feelings about money.
- Overcome the concern of perceived high fees.
- Identify how to effectively utilize all financial options.

Tue | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Rita Johnson CDA, COA, RDH, MA

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Speakers:

Rita Johnson CDA, COA, RDH, MA

Description:

Join this fun and informative lecture on “Digital Impressions.” Why go digital? Aren’t physical impression good enough in orthodontics? Learn how emerging digital orthodontic treatment technologies can be enhanced by digital impressions. Impression inspection of digital impressions will be examined to ensure positive outcomes in fabrication of appliances from the orthodontic laboratories. Patient experience, clinical experience, accuracy, chair times, marketing and more will be covered.


Learning Objectives:

- Compare the benefits of digital impressions over physical impressions.
- Recognize scanning protocols impact/ ensure digital impression accuracy.
- Explain digital workflows, turnaround times and reduced chair times when adopting for digital impression technology into daily practice.

Tue | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

20A

Topic: marketing

1 CE Credit

Alex Bagden

Sessions:

Speakers:

Alex Bagden

Description:

Do you want your practice to appear higher in searches on Google? This lecture discusses simple strategies that can be easily implemented into any practice to improve rankings on Google. It will also discuss methods to improve your ranking on Google by optimizing your Google Page and your website. At the end of the lecture all attendees will be able to identify common problems with Google listings and take action to correct these issues. Once resolved, the practice will see a dramatic improvement in ranking on Google.


Learning Objectives:

- Apply the skills learned to increase their page rankings.
- Analyze keywords based on competitiveness.
- Apply the skills learned to ask insightful questions to SEO providers.

Tue | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

20B

Topic: All Team

1 CE Credit

John L. McDonald DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

John L. McDonald DMD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Orthodontic clinical assistants are very skilled at performing the treatment procedures that their orthodontist currently uses but they often times do not completely understand the science and reasoning behind any give procedure. In today’s busy offices, with assistants of varying experience, it is hard to keep track of who knows what and often time assistants are hesitant to ask questions about something they are expected to know because they do it on a daily basis. This lecture will discuss the area of orthodontics where Biology and Technology meet. Everything from levels of force, Andrews 7 keys, skeletal change vs dental movement, and a host of other concepts basic to “why orthodontists do what they do” will be covered.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe the range of ideal for tooth movement and how inner bracket distance, wire selection, and elastics fits with this concept.
- Define Andrews 7 Keys and how wire selection, re-bracketing, and wire bending are used (or not used) over the course of treatment to reach those goals.
- Define how skeletal balance and normal growth and development affects treatment decisions in Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 patients.

Tue | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

20D

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Team

1 CE Credit

Amy Kirsch BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Amy Kirsch BS

Description:

The best orthodontic patients are referred by other patients and families versus finding you through advertising and external marketing. Do you have a solid internal marketing program in place in your practice? Would you like to have more internally referred quality new patients? Join us in this fast paced and highly informative lecture to discuss about the top 5 internal marketing techniques to boost your practice to the next level.


Learning Objectives:

- Develop confidence to ask quality patients to refer.
- Determine the best internal marketing ideas for their practice.
- Implement key customer service communication skills.

Tue | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

30

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Mark Alan Lowe DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mark Alan Lowe DDS, CertOrtho

Description:

Clear Aligner Therapy is increasing in prevalence as a treatment modality to correct malocclusions. Aligners are delivered to treat minor problems like orthodontic relapse and even more complex cases involving extractions. This lecture will provide an overview of Aligner Treatment; covering the spectrum of case types that can be resolved predictably and what assistants need to know, start to finish, to deliver quality aligner treatment.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify patients that want clear aligner treatment.
- Recognize malocclusions that can be treated predictably using aligners.
- Manage patient aligner treatment from Initial Delivery to Retention.

Special Events

Fri | 7:00 AM - 11:45 AM

SDMM - various rooms

Topic: Business Meetings

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Description:

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina: GLAO: SDMM - Balboa MASO: SDMM - Cardiff MSO: SDMM - Carlsbad NESO: SDMM - Mission Hills PCSO: SDMM - Del Mar RMSO: SDMM - Miramar SAO: SDMM - La Costa SWSO: SDMM - Catalina


Fri | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

SDCC - 24

7 CE Credits

Mark L. Dake DDS, MSD | Thomas F. Ziegler DDS, MS, JD | Merritt Dake BS, CPA | Brandon Collier JD, LLM | Chris Bentson BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mark L. Dake DDS, MSD
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Thomas F. Ziegler DDS, MS, JD
Merritt Dake BS, CPA
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Brandon Collier JD, LLM
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Chris Bentson BS
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

The Seminar begins with 8:00 am breakfast, includes lunch, and ends with a reception at 4:30-5:30 pm. No matter which stage your career is in, the challenges and intricacies of an orthodontic practice transition can be daunting. This full-day program will address your questions, concerns and uncertainties from all angles. Join our esteemed panel of speakers – comprising two orthodontists, two attorneys and a certified public accountant – as they share their unique, expert approaches to practice transition. Topics to be addressed are: • Orthodontic Market Place Overview: Trends Affecting Owners and New and Younger Doctors (Chris Bentson) • Not All Group Practices Fail: Structuring the Transition to Address the Big Issues Fairly and Ensure Mutual Success (Brandon Collier) • Buyers and Sellers: A Guide to Practice Transition (Dr. Tom Ziegler) • The Evolution of Dentistry: How DSOs are Shaping Orthodontics (Dr. Mark Dake and Merritt Dake) You will also have the opportunity to learn from these individuals during a roundtable luncheon, as well as an interactive Q&A panel discussion. Complete the day by attending the networking cocktail reception, sponsored by Ziegler Practice Transitions. For more information, contact Brandon Hackworth at: bhackworth@aaortho.org.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss transitioning from residency to practicing orthodontist
- List the steps of an orthodontic practice transition
- Explain the financial benchmarks in today’s orthodontic marketplace

Fri | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

SDMM - San Diego C Ballroom

Topic: Ram S. Nanda Educational Leadership Conference

6 CE Credits

Marcia Ditmyer PhD, MBA, MS, MCHES | Ram S. Nanda BDS, DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Marcia Ditmyer PhD, MBA, MS, MCHES
Ram S. Nanda BDS, DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

Patient care lies at the heart of orthodontic education as predoctoral and postdoctoral programs strive to give students as much clinical exposure as possible. Recently, however, there has been a paradigm shift in how these students are taught. New educators must be aware of these new teaching philosophies, and be knowledgeable about competency-based education, new assessment techniques that better evaluate students, and new practices in clinical teaching that are more effective in teaching today’s learners. This session will explore how these changes affect today’s faculty in regard to instructional techniques in a clinical teaching environment, and will explore practical applications of teaching and feedback styles effective with adult learners.


Learning Objectives:

- Explain how the changing landscape of competency-based education has transformed instructional design and course planning strategies in clinical environment.
- Identify instructional techniques that are associated with high quality clinical teaching.
- Examine practical applications for teaching and feedback styles effective with adult learners.

Description:

It is an interesting review of the specialty over the last sixty-eight years. Beginning with the laboratory fabrication of orthodontic bands from a plain spool of band material to its development through various phases. The treatment procedures and modalities from manual fabrication of arch wires to the current preformed arch wires has greatly advanced our technology and revolutionized the orthodontic practice. This has resulted in shorter period for treatment resulting in better outcomes. Many of us developed innovative  orthodontic programs. With increased length of graduate courses one wonders if graduate student research has kept up with improved clinical practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Hear a historical recap of the technological progress of orthodontic diagnostics and treatment.
- Consider the impact on orthodontic practice changes on patient treatment length and outcomes.
- Weigh the question of whether graduate course length and graduate student research have kept pace with orthodontic clinical advancements.

Fri | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SDMM - Coronado

0 CE Credits

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Fri | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SDMM - Marina Ballroom

Topic: Business Meetings

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Fri | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SDMM - various rooms

Topic: Business Meetings

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Description:

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina: Reference Committee 1: SDMM - Grand 1-2 Reference Committee 2: SDMM - Grand 3-4 Reference Committee 3: SDMM - Grand 5


Fri | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SDMM - Coronado

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sat | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SDCC - 23

0 CE Credits

John K. McGill

Sessions:

Speakers:

John K. McGill

Description:

Orthodontic Mastery: A Business Perspective Now is the time for ACTION. Obtain Financial Success in private practice and corporate environments. Evaluate the metrics in your practice, and adapt to the ever changing orthodontic business world.


Sat | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SDCC - 33

2.5 CE Credits

Joseph Kutyla BA, JD | Robert E. Varner DMD | Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Joseph Kutyla BA, JD
Robert E. Varner DMD
Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

Description:

Orthodontists work hard to create beautiful smiles and give their patients healthy teeth. When a patient or parent is dissatisfied and files a malpractice claim or regulatory complaint, it is discouraging and stressful. Attend this program to learn which areas of practice currently cause the most risk and how to make changes that will minimize exposure. This risk management program is sponsored by the AAO Council on Insurance and the AAOIC (RRG). The speakers will be an orthodontist with experience reviewing and evaluating orthodontic malpractice claims, a malpractice defense attorney who handles orthodontic malpractice claims, and an insurance claims representative who specializes in handling orthodontic malpractice claims. AAOIC (RRG) insureds will earn a 10% Professional Liability premium discount by attending this entire event.


Learning Objectives:

- Create good quality and detailed orthodontic records that will enhance patient care and provide maximum defense if a claim is filed
- Assess why obtaining informed consent is critical to your protection from claims. See the multiple tools available to achieve that protection
- Recognize and diffuse problem patient situations early

Sat | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

SDMM - San Diego A Ballroom

0 CE Credits

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Sat | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SDCC - 7

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sat | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

SDCC - 8

0 CE Credits

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Description:

The AAO Member Town Hall is an open forum for members to share thoughts, questions and concern with a panel of AAO leaders and representatives. Come prepared to discuss a variety of topics and issues.


Sat | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SDCC - Halls G-H

0 CE Credits

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Sat | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

MG Hyatt - Pool Terrace

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sat | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

SDMM - various rooms

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sun | 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Embarcadero Marina Park South

0 CE Credits

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Sun | 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

SDCC - 23A

0 CE Credits

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Description:

20 Years of Prayer Breakfasts @ the AAO: Testimonies of Changed Lives and Patients!


Sun | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

SDMM - Rancho Santa Fe 2-3

0 CE Credits

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Description:

Help the AAO Foundation honor Robert James Bray (MASO/NJ), the recipient of the 2017 Pauline and Eugene Blair Distinguished Service Award, which is the AAOF highest award for meritorious service, and recognize those Directors and other Key Volunteers who are completing their service. This is a ticketed event ... current orthodontic residents may attend as guests of the AAOF Board.


Sun | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SDCC - 21

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

SDCC - 22

Topic: Oral Research Abstract Presentations

1 CE Credit

Osama ElSayed Abdelsalam Eissa BDS, CertOrtho, PHD | Sherif Aly Mahmoud El Kordy DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Osama ElSayed Abdelsalam Eissa BDS, CertOrtho, PHD
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Sherif Aly Mahmoud El Kordy DDS, CertOrtho

Description:

Apical root resorption is considered one of the unwanted consequences of orthodontic tooth movement. There is paucity in the literature about the incidence of orthodontically induced root resorption with clear aligners compared to fixed appliances. This presentation will address the degree of orthodontically induced apical root resorption following treatment with Smart Track® aligners as well as two different fixed orthodontic appliances; regular and Damon braces using Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT).


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the differences in apical root resorption as measured by difference in root lengths between three groups of patients that were treated by Damon system, conventional bracket system or Invisalign SmartTrack material.
- Demonstrate that the use of Smart Track® aligners showed less root resorption relative to regular fixed or Damon appliances.

Description:

The Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device (FFRD) is a popular fixed functional appliance used for treatment of Class II malocclusion. It is however well reported that its treatment effects are predominantly of dento-alveolar nature. This presentation comprises a randomized controlled trial that was conducted on 62 growing skeletal Class II females to demonstrate the effectiveness of using skeletal anchorage (miniplates and mini-implants) with the FFRD aiming at enhancement of its skeletal outcomes. Both anchorage types were compared with the conventional FFRD and with untreated Class II controls.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe the direct miniplates anchorage and the indirect mini-implant anchorage with FFRD.
- Recognize the superiority of the miniplates over the mini-implants regarding the skeletal outcomes.
- Identify the indications of using each modality according to the patient characteristics.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SDCC - 33

2.5 CE Credits

Joseph Kutyla BA, JD | Terry R. Pracht DDS, MS | Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Joseph Kutyla BA, JD
Terry R. Pracht DDS, MS
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

Description:

At the beginning of your career, your practice venue, your communication skills, your record-keeping practices are just a few of the areas that expose you are to having regulatory complaints or malpractice claims made against you. Do your research regarding potential employment opportunities and exercise defensive practice techniques to protect yourself. This risk management program is designed for the new and nearly new orthodontist to assist you to minimize your malpractice exposure . (All orthodontists will find it applicable). The program is sponsored by the AAO and the AAOIC (RRG).  The speakers will include an orthodontist, a malpractice defense attorney, and an insurance claims manager. All speakers have experience investigating and handling orthodontic malpractice claims. There will be a Q&A session; bring any patient problems from your office to discuss. All AAOIC (RRG) insureds can earn a 10% Professional Liability premium discount by attending this entire session.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate different practice venues and their potential exposure to malpractice claims.
- Create detailed and thorough orthodontic records that will minimize exposure to claims and provide maximum defense if one develops.
- Identify aspects of practice that most often result in claim activity and how to manage treatment to successfully navigate through them.

Sun | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SDCC - 22

Topic: Oral Research Abstract Presentations

1 CE Credit

Shiva Senathirajah BDSc, MSc | Melissa Vyvy Nguyen DDS, MDSc | Muhsin Cifter PhD | Nathali Carolina Lopez Godoy CertDental, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Shiva Senathirajah BDSc, MSc
Melissa Vyvy Nguyen DDS, MDSc
Muhsin Cifter PhD
Nathali Carolina Lopez Godoy CertDental, CertOrtho

Description:

Alveolar bone is an integral component of the periodontium and contributes to periodontal health and tooth stability. Orthodontic tooth movement results in alveolar bone changes, however these morphological changes cannot be evaluated clinically. High resolution, small field of view CBCT facilitates accurate assessment of alveolar bone. This presentation describes changes in labial and lingual alveolar bone around mandibular incisors following rapid orthodontic tooth movement in patients treated with surgery first. The effects of the quantity and type of tooth movement on alveolar bone will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe alveolar bone changes around the mandibular incisors that occur following orthodontic tooth movement.
- Recognize that greater tooth movement may result in greater alveolar bone changes.
- Compare the alveolar bone response of different types of tooth movement.

Description:

Initial orthodontic miniscrew success has been associated with the obtainment of mechanical retention. The ridged bone-miniscrew contact, however, elicits extensive microdamage within the adjacent bone, resulting in site-specific remodeling. Minimizing the formation of microdamage might be an important determinant related to the clinical success of the orthodontic miniscrew. This presentation will answer the following questions: does cortical bone thickness influence the amount of microdamage? How far does the microdamage extend to?


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the association between microdamage and orthodontic miniscrew success.
- Evaluate the importance of cortical bone thickness.
- Evaluate orthodontic miniscrew insertion sites with respect to the safety zone.

Description:

The stability of treatment results is a major concern in orthodontics and so numerous retention regimes have been introduced to maintain the stability of treatment results. The aim of this presentation is to answer the questions: Are vacuum-formed retainers effective in retaining treatment results? How do their long-term use effect periodontal health?


Learning Objectives:

- Show that vacuum-formed retainers are effective in retaining treatment results.
- Recognize that their long-term use resulted in slight periodontal loss without gingival recession or gingival inflammation.

Description:

Despite the CBCT and new technologies McNamara's upper airways analysis remains an easy, reliable and valid method to evaluate upper airways dimensions. We identified a positive association between McNamara's upper pharyngeal measure and both, maxillary length and mandibular corpus length. Upper airways association is more understandable if linear measures are used rather than classical skeletal classification.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify that McNamara's pharyngeal measurements are was associated to maxillary.
- Recognize that upper pharyngeal airway width could be a better indicator than lower pharyngeal airway width to identify maxillary dimensions.

Sun | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

SDCC - Hall A

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sun | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SDCC - 22

Topic: Oral Research Abstract Presentations

1 CE Credit

Afsaneh Rangiani DDS, CertOrtho | Chi-Yang Tsai CertDental, CertOrtho | Omer Fleissig DMD, CertOrtho | Esma Dogramaci BDS, MSc, MFDS, MOrth

Sessions:

Speakers:

Afsaneh Rangiani DDS, CertOrtho
Chi-Yang Tsai CertDental, CertOrtho
Omer Fleissig DMD, CertOrtho
Esma Dogramaci BDS, MSc, MFDS, MOrth

Description:

The effects of LIPUS on orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) has been studied before, but there is a big controversy over the role of LIPUS on the rate of OTM. The is to investigate the effect of different intensities of LIPUS on OTM, as well as biological properties of the bone. 24 mice randomly divided into four groups, and on each group different intensities of LIPUS were applied (control, 15 mW/cm2, 30 mW/cm2, and 50 mW/cm2). The rate of OTM changes depending on the intensity of ultrasound with a significant increase in OTM in 30 compared to 15 and 50 mW/cm2. Series of biological reactions such as PGE2 and VEGF expression and osteoclast numbers alter in response to the force. LIPUS can be utilized in clinical orthodontics for acceleration or retention purposes.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify some of the mechanisms involved in the process of tooth movement.
- Distinguish the varying effect of LIPUS on orthodontic tooth movement.
- Discuss the possibility of using LIPUS in orthodontic treatment as an inhibitor or accelerator of the tooth movement.

Description:

Most patients prefer a short orthodontic treatment time. Over the past decade, the regional acceleratory phenomenon induced by surgical trauma has received considerable emphasis for reducing the treatment time. The purpose of this study was to compare acceleration in tooth movement between micro-osteoperforation and corticision without flap elevation by measuring the movement distance, alveolar bone density changes, and number of osteoclasts.


Learning Objectives:

- Show that two minor flapless surgical operations increased bone remodeling and osteoclast activity and induced faster orthodontic tooth movement for at least 2 weeks in rats.
- Demonstrate that no obvious differences were observed between flapless micro-osteoperforation and corticision in rats.

Description:

Clinical practice shows that orthodontic tooth movement into previously grafted site with BioOss® is slowed down and even stopped. In this lecture we will describe a classic “Chair-to-Bench” research, in which we observed a clinical problem and mimicked it in a novel PRT-OTM mouse model in order to find answers to biological questions that were raised. Based on this unique mouse model, we were able to follow biologic processes of osteoclasts but more importantly, this model will serve as a central infrastructure for future research in the field of PRT and OTM.


Learning Objectives:

- Explain what is the PRT-OTM mice model.
- Describe what happens to the tooth movement in an area grafted with BioOss® in mice.
- Compare the tooth movement in area of PRT compared to area without PRT.

Description:

The innumerable benefits of breastfeeding for infants and nursing women are well known. Another purported benefit is a decrease in the risk of malocclusions. Can this really be true? Can malocclusions be eradicated by this uniquely mammalian feeding method? Should orthodontists be worried? This lecture will summarize the results of studies into this topic, as well as present the quality and level of evidence of the information that the lay public can encounter when they research this phenomenon on the Internet.


Learning Objectives:

- Explain that a lower prevalence of malocclusions amongst children with a history of breastfeeding is not the same as breastfeeding decreasing the risk of malocclusion.
- Recognize that breastfeeding will not prevent the development of malocclusions of skeletal, soft tissue or dental origin.
- Demonstrate that the evidence-base cited to support information targeting the lay public is largely low to very low level.

Sun | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SDCC - 22

Topic: Oral Research Abstract Presentations

1 CE Credit

Manuel O. Lagravere Vich DDS, MSc, PHD | Mohammed H Elnagar BDS, MSc | Sungah C. Lee DMD, CertOrtho | Susie da Silva MSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Manuel O. Lagravere Vich DDS, MSc, PHD
Mohammed H Elnagar BDS, MSc
Sungah C. Lee DMD, CertOrtho
Susie da Silva MSc

Description:

Although there are several studies published covering the skeletal and dental changes when doing maxillary expansion with Damon system or using a Hyrax appliance, still there is no clear cut answer on what these changes are in three-dimensions. This lecture will answer this question by showing CBCTs taken at different time points of patients treated with either of these appliances. With this, the audience will be able to compare the two treatment protocols and be able to make a scientific decision on which modality would bring the desired results.


Learning Objectives:

- Distinguish between dental and skeletal changes present with two different types of expansion treatments.
- Assess CBCT images to identify pre and post changes in structures.

Description:

Recently miniplates have been used in orthopedic treatment of Class III patients with maxillary deficiency to provide absolute skeletal anchorage and direct application of orthopedic force to the maxillofacial skeletal complex. The aim of this study was to evaluate dentoalveolar and arch dimension changes in two miniplates-anchored maxillary protraction protocols in relation to untreated Class III control group using 3D digital models.


Learning Objectives:

- Understand different protocols of maxillary protraction using miniplates as skeletal anchorage devices.
- Demonstrate dentoalveolar and arch dimension changes associated with bone anchored maxillary protraction.
- Discuss if Rapid maxillary expansion is required or not during bone anchored maxillary protraction.

Description:

Facial expression is continuous dynamic movement of facial soft tissue. However, 2D static photos with subjective visual evaluation have been used in orthodontic facial analysis. There have been no previous studies investigating how to quantifies the dynamic movements of soft tissues in 3D during various facial expressions. This presentation will explore the following concepts: dealing with the dynamic data of the facial soft tissue movements in 3D and quantitatively tracking and analyzing the dynamic 3D movements of facial expressions during smile by generating trajectories of the average movement.


Learning Objectives:

- Manage the dynamic data of the facial soft tissue in three dimension.
- Recognize that dynamic 3D movements of facial expressions can be quantitatively tracked and analyzed, offering additional dimension to the diagnosis and treatment planning of patients (from 2D to 3D facial expression analysis).
- Recognize that the trajectories of the average smiling movement can be quantitatively illustrated.

Description:

Malocclusion is one of the most common oral diseases affecting patients’ oral health, social life and self-confidence. Therefore, it has great impact on patients’ the quality of life. A validated questionnaire to measure “Oral Health-Related Quality of Life” (OHRQoL) of patients during orthodontic treatment was used. Findings in the areas of: (1) functional limitations of the masticatory system; (2) orofacial pain; (3) dentofacial esthetics and (4) psychosocial influence of oral health will be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Assess the importance of “Oral Health Related Quality of Life” (OHRQoL) for patients during orthodontic treatment.
- Apply a validated questionnaire which measure the OHRQoL: the Oral Health impact Profile (OHIP).
- Evaluate the Quality of Life of patients under orthodontic treatment through the OHIP-G14 (German short version).

Sun | 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM

SDCC - Halls G-H

0 CE Credits

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Description:

Featured speaker is Andre Agassi. Awards will be presented to the 2017 recipients of the James E. Brophy Distinguished Service Award from the AAO, the Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award from the ABO, and the Louise Ada Jarabak Memorial International Teachers and Research Award from the AAO Foundation.


Sun | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

SDCC - 22

Topic: Oral Research Abstract Presentations

1 CE Credit

Pradeep Tandon CertDental, CertOrtho | Celestino Nobrega DDS, CertOrtho | Anfal Khajah CertDental, CertOrtho | Tate Jackson DDS, MS

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Speakers:

Pradeep Tandon CertDental, CertOrtho
Celestino Nobrega DDS, CertOrtho
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Anfal Khajah CertDental, CertOrtho
Tate Jackson DDS, MS

Description:

So many study has been conducted on smile analysis, some has taken static smile and some has taken dynamic records. But there are very few studies that has been done on dynamic smile, lateral cephalogram and study models. It is believed that this investigation is essential for orthodontist particularly because it has an important impact on the overall treatment outcome. This paper will present the dynamic smile characteristics and their correlation with hard and soft tissue parameters.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate dynamic smile and facial hard and soft tissue parameters.
- Correlate specific hard and soft tissue parameters to the smile characteristics.

Description:

The amount of sites available to bacterial growth in the oral cavity increases in the presence of orthodontic appliances and fixed accessories, making surfaces traditionally unlikely to the development of caries into high incidence areas. This lecture will present a lab research that aims to compare the performance of the plasma (HMDSO) film as an inhibit barrier for biofilm formation in different types of orthodontic brackets. The presentation will answer if the presence of HMSDO film would interfere on biofilm formation over conventional and self-ligating brackets.


Learning Objectives:

- Realize that modifying orthodontic appliances surface properties may difficult oral bacterial adhesion.
- Discuss a modern resource commonly used in other technologies that can be applied to orthodontic materials.
- Understand that plasma polymer film deposition can be a reliable method to prevent bacterial adhesion, colonization and growth over metallic brackets surfaces.

Description:

Cervical vertebrae morphology is one of the methods used to assess skeletal maturity. The literature is inconsistent about the reproducibility of the cervical vertebrae maturation (CVM) method. Some studies reported the reproducibility to be as high as 98% while more recent studies have reported a poor reproducibility. This presentation will answer the following question: Is the reproducibility of the CVM method influenced by training and the quality of radiographs?


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss if supplemental training on CVM staging for clinicians has an influence on their ability to successfully utilize the cervical vertebrae maturation method.
- Discuss if the quality of the radiographs has an influence on the reproducibility of the cervical vertebrae maturation method.
- Assess if using 3-dimensional imaging (CBCT) maximizes the reproducibility of the cervical vertebrae maturation method.

Description:

As orthodontic educators continue to be asked to teach more but have less time to do it, self-directed educational strategies become increasingly attractive. In particular, educating pre-doctoral dental students often demands a significant share of an orthodontic department’s time and resources. The data presented will help guide instructors who seek to maximize educational value for their pre-doctoral students by efficiently structuring teaching and learning time within a DDS/DMD curriculum.


Learning Objectives:

- Understand how Millennial-era pre-doctoral students use Orthodontic education resources in a self-directed learning curriculum.
- Obtain a data-driven understanding of one strategy for making pre-doctoral Orthodontic education more efficient.

Sun | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SDCC - 23

0 CE Credits

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

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Speakers:

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Description:

This Specialized Orthodontic Assistant(R) preparation course will be taught by well-known orthodontic staff training expert and founder of Trapezio the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting, Dr. Douglas Depew. He will explain what certification is and the benefits it can provide to the individual, the orthodontic practice and patients. Primary emphasis will be on the knowledge base subjects that are the foundation of the certification. These subjects will be introduced to aid course participants in their awareness of important areas of knowledge and study needed for recognition as a Specialized Orthodontic Assistant(R). The course concludes with information on how certification can be celebrated and leveraged as a part of the orthodontic assistant's professional career path and includes a Q&A session.


Sun | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

SDCC - 22

Topic: Oral Research Abstract Presentations

1 CE Credit

Chandra Sekhar Gandikota BDS, MDS | Christina Erbe CertDental, CertOrtho | Naif Almosa BDS, CertOrtho | Marcia Ritzmann CertDental, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Chandra Sekhar Gandikota BDS, MDS
Christina Erbe CertDental, CertOrtho
Naif Almosa BDS, CertOrtho
Marcia Ritzmann CertDental, CertOrtho

Description:

Use of probiotics in dentifrice can reduce the S. mutans levels significantly in orthodontic patients. Probiotic toothpaste and combination of probiotic toothpaste and mouthwash was more effective than probiotic mouthwash but the results were not statistically significant.


Learning Objectives:

- Know the efficacy of probiotics in reducing the streptococcus mutans levels which prevents the formation of white spot lesions.
- Know the differences between the use of probiotics mouthwash, probiotics tooth paste and combination.

Description:

Dental plaque is a causative factor for oral disease and thus its removal and control are an important aspect of oral health maintenance. For patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with use of fixed appliances the maintenance of proper hygiene critical for oral health could be a real challenge. Moreover, it is well known that compliance in oral hygiene can be a challenge for adolescents. Therefore, the question arises: Has a smartphone application designed to individually guide them through their daily toothbrushing the potential to increase motivation and plaque removal?


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the efficacy of an interactive toothbrush versus a manual toothbrush.
- Analyze motivational aspects of using a power toothbrush in combination with a smartphone app in comparison to a manual toothbrush.

Description:

The demineralization of the buccal surface of teeth around bonded brackets and the formation of white spot lesions has been an issue for several years. To minimize the risk of demineralization around the brackets, several adhesive bracket systems including precoated systems, APC PLUS and APC flash-free, have been developed. Up to our knowledge, there is no in-vivo study comparing the amount of enamel demineralization around different precoated adhesive systems. This presentation will answer the following question: Is there any difference between APC Flash-Free and APC PLUS in the aspect of enamel demineralization around the bracket.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe the degree of demineralization under electron microscope for teeth bonded with APC PLUS brackets.
- Describe the degree of demineralization under electron microscope for teeth bonded with APC Flash-Free brackets.
- Compare between the APC PLUS and APC Flash-Free bracket systems in the aspect of enamel demineralization.

Description:

The bonding of the orthodontic accessories should be analyzed in several aspects in order to maximize benefits and minimize damages caused by the technique. With this intention, this study proposes an evaluation of the adhesive resistance at the bracket/resin interface, using four different commercial brands according to the models of enamel demineralization. The margins of the bracket/enamel interface were evaluated by 440nm laser readings and these values were correlated with the results of the shear bond strength performed with the different bonding systems.


Learning Objectives:

- Compare the shear bond strength results of 4 commercial brands, evaluating their comportment within 3 models of demineralization and 1 control group.
- Perform the reading of the enamel surface adjacent to the bracket / enamel junction to evaluate the degree of demineralization through fluorescence laser.
- Determine the influence of each one on the success of accessory bonding through the correlation of these two analysis.

Sun | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

SDCC -

1.5 CE Credits

Chris Bentson BS

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Speakers:

Chris Bentson BS
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This program is focused to orthodontists newly in practice and to orthodontic residents. At this moment in the history of the specialty, many forces are at work causing uncertainty about the best strategy for success as an orthodontist begins his or her career.  This lecture will examine the present orthodontic market and traditional practice options.  A discussion about disruption in dentistry and how their effect on the orthodontic market in the future.  Finally, a look at the various paths new and younger orthodontists can take based on this data will be offered.  The future is bright for new and younger doctors, and this lecture will shed light  on the many different pathways for a successful career path at a time of great change.


Learning Objectives:

- Analyze current financial and operational benchmarks so they can measure a practice they own or want to purchase against these norms.
- Evaluate new opportunities that exist today for employment as a career in the specialty.
- Comprehend the forces of change at play in the specialty and career options that can succeed.

Sun | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

SDCC - 22

Topic: Oral Research Abstract Presentations

1 CE Credit

Leonardo Koerich DDS, MS | Thikriat Al-Jewair BDS, MS | Jessica Barbar Przybysz DDS, CertOrtho | Niko Christian Bock CertDental, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Leonardo Koerich DDS, MS
Thikriat Al-Jewair BDS, MS
Jessica Barbar Przybysz DDS, CertOrtho
Niko Christian Bock CertDental, CertOrtho

Description:

CBCT superimposition has been used for over 10 years. However, regional superimposition in growing patients is more challenging and, until very recently, it was not possible. Regional superimposition is important for understanding the 3D growth and treatment effects from orthodontics without the 2D limitations of cephalometric radiographs. This presentation will clarify the current state of 3D CBCT superimposition, advantages and limitations of the method as shown by the current study, as well as future trends in CBCT superimposition and application for clinical cases.


Learning Objectives:

- Perform 3D superimposition for growing patients.
- Explain the benefits of 3D superimposition.
- Compare differences between 2D and 3D superimposition.

Description:

Functional orthodontic appliances for Class II correction move the mandible forward, along with the associated hyoid bone and muscles. Whether this anterior movement increases the dimensions of the upper-airway or not is debated in the literature. This presentation will assess evidence from CBCT studies on the effects of functional appliances on upper-airway dimensions and hyoid bone position in growing patients with skeletal Class II malocclusion. It will also discuss limitations and considerations for future CBCT studies.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate that functional appliances result in short-term improvement in upper-airway volume, transverse and A-P dimensions in Class II growing patients.
- Show that evidence on the change in hyoid bone position is inconclusive.
- Discuss clinical and research implications of CBCT for assessing upper-airway.

Description:

Maxillary protraction with orthopedic forces is the treatment of choice for young patients with maxillary deficiency. However, considering the late growth of all craniofacial structures, the stability of this therapeutic approach remains uncertain. This presentation will answer the following questions: What are the post-treatment dentoskeletal changes after facemask therapy for class III malocclusion growing patients? Do they determinate long-term stability? Does dentoalveolar compensation after completion of craniofacial growth contributes to the stability?


Learning Objectives:

- Show which are the skeletal changes achieved during active growth.
- Show dentoalveolar compensation occurred after the completion of craniofacial growth.
- Demonstrate the components involved in the stability of class III malocclusion reverse-pull treatment in growing patients.

Description:

The presentation will focus on an investigation of the long-term post-treatment changes (mean observation period: 18.3±3.1 years) after Herbst appliance and subsequent multibracket appliance treatment in former Class II patients. Data of 52 study participants from a clinical assessment and a study model analysis will be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the long-term post-treatment changes of the occlusion and the dental arches after Class II treatment.
- Discuss the long-term stability of fixed functional Class II treatment.

Sun | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

SDMM - Pacific Ballroom 21-26

0 CE Credits

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Description:

The Orthodontic Career Fair brings together individuals and organizations with practice opportunities, such as associateships or practices for sale, with individuals who are actively seeking opportunities. This is a chance for seekers to engage face-to-face with employer representatives and discuss available opportunities. Please Note: Employer/exhibitor registrations are completed separately. To learn more about this event and to register as an exhibitor, visit our registration page at: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3060919/2017-Orthodontic-Career-Fair-Exhibitor-Registration. If you have any questions about this event, please email Lauren Snowden at LSnowden@aaortho.org or call her at 1-800-424-2841, ext 587.


Sun | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Moonshine Flats & Deck

0 CE Credits

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Mon | 7:00 AM - 11:45 AM

SDMM - various rooms

Topic: Business Meetings

0 CE Credits

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Description:

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina: GLAO: SDMM - Balboa MASO: SDMM - Cardiff MSO: SDMM - Carlsbad NESO: SDMM - Mission Hills PCSO: SDMM - Del Mar RMSO: SDMM - Miramar SAO: SDMM - La Costa SWSO: SDMM - Catalina


Mon | 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

SDMM - Marina Ballroom

Topic: Business Meetings

0 CE Credits

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Mon | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Embarcadero Marina Park North

0 CE Credits

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