2013 Annual Session

May 03 - 07, 2013
Philadelphia PAPhiladelphia Convention Center

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Exhibitors

 


 

Exhibit Tear Down

Tuesday, May 7 2:30pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, May 8 8:00am - 10:00pm
Exhibitors may NOT tear down prior to 2:30pm on Tuesday, May 7, in accordance to the rules and policies stated in the Invitation to Exhibit.

 

 

Doctor Sessions

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Point & Counterpoint

1.5 CE Credits

Dubravko Pavlin DMD, MSD, PhD | David L. Turpin DDS, MSD | Anthony Puntillo BS, DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dubravko Pavlin DMD, MSD, PhD
Speaker Has Financial Interest
David L. Turpin DDS, MSD
Anthony Puntillo BS, DDS, MSD

Description:

Existing studies show that extractions can extend the length of comprehensive orthodontic treatment by as much as 6 months. As experience is gained with the incorporation of new technology in practices such as SureSmile or the AcceleDent System most clinicians would like to know if evidence is available to show an overall reduction in treatment time During this presentation the Point/Counterpoint team will describe the potential of using either robotically formed archwires or pulsating low magnitude forces to accelerate tooth movement. All available evidence will be presented followed by a critical analysis of what can be expected from each one of these new techniques when compared with a traditional approach of tooth movement. All levels of evidence will be evaluated with the goal of making it clear whether or not overall treatment time can be reduced. Led by Dr. Turpin.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize two different technologies recently promoted as being capable of shortening treatment time by increasing the speed of orthodontic tooth movement Determine whether it is possible to speed the movement of teeth and if so whether this leads to a reduction in treatment time based on the presented highest available levels of evidence supported by current publications

Sat | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Topic: Risk Management

3 CE Credits

Jeannette Andrews BS, JD | Terry R. Pracht MS, DDS | Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeannette Andrews BS, JD
Terry R. Pracht MS, DDS
Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

Description:

Orthodontists work hard to create beautiful smiles and give their patients healthy teeth. When someone becomes dissatisfied and files a malpractice claim it is disheartening. These days malpractice exposure is always present it is important for doctors to learn which areas of practice cause the most risk and make changes that will minimize exposure. This risk management program is sponsored by the AAO Council on Insurance and AAOIC (RRG). The speakers will be an orthodontist who regularly reviews malpractice claims a malpractice defense attorney and an insurance claims manager who specializes in handling orthodontic malpractice claims. AAOIC (RRG) insureds can earn a 10% Professional Liability premium discount by attending the entire event.


Learning Objectives:

- Create high quality orthodontic records that will enhance patient care and defend you in the event of a claim Improve communication to enhance patient satisfaction and prevent claims Recognize problem patient situations early and techniques to defuse them

Sat | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Topic: Imaging

1.5 CE Credits

Lucia H. Cevidanes DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lucia H. Cevidanes DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

This lecturepresents ways to optimize diagnosis and treatment planning of skeletal asymmetries andanswers questions about involvement ofthe cranial base maxilla mandibular body ramus and/or condyle.Direct measurements of right and left differences in CBCT slices can lead to misdiagnosis of asymmetry location and treatment planning. Diagnosis of skeletal asymmetries requires proper use of mirroring image techniques and understanding of positional and morphology differences between left and right sides in the 3 planes of space.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate how to diagnose facial asymmetry components and location Recognize how CBCT and 3D modeling can be tricky and actually misleaddiagnosis

Sat | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Topic: TMD

1.5 CE Credits

Jeffrey C. Nickel DMD, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeffrey C. Nickel DMD, MS, PhD

Description:

The growth of the TMJ components reflects the interplay between central nervous system organization of the musculature and resulting TMJ loads and the influences of behaviors that reflect the changes in the dentition from neonate to adolescent. In a similar fashion the degeneration of the TMJ reflects the interplay between these variables with certain heritable traits. In our discussion we will focus on the continuum of growth through degeneration of the TMJ and the role of mechanics behaviors and genetics in this process.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize diagnostic group differences in magnitudes of TMJ loads and frequency of TMJ loading State the role of energy density in the development of degenerative joint disease

Sat | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Topic: Biomechanics

1.5 CE Credits

Laura R. Iwasaki DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Laura R. Iwasaki DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

Vanguard information about how velocity of human tooth movement may be affected in clinical practice will be presented. Important potential factors include amount of force per root area biomarkers like cytokines secreted in gingival crevicular fluid and effects of mastication on bracket-archwire friction.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate how biomechanics can be applied for predictable tooth movement Provide clinical data on the dose-response relation between applied stress and speed of tooth movement Identify biomechanical factors that affect the speed of tooth movement

Sat | 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Biomechanics

1.5 CE Credits

Ravindra Nanda BDS, MDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ravindra Nanda BDS, MDS, PhD

Description:

This presentation will describe simple mechanics which can be easily used to correct smile zone problems such as canted occlusal planes midline discrepancies gummy smile and lack of incisor showing during smile. Step by step mechanics will be presented by using examples of patients at various stages of treatment.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate treatment and mechanics planning to correct malocclusions which adversely affect smile zone Construct and activate different wires to correct smile zone orthodontic problems

Sat | 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: TMD

1.5 CE Credits

Sanjivan Kandasamy BDSc, BScDent, DocClinDent, MOrthRCS, MRACDS(Orth)

Sessions:

Speakers:

Sanjivan Kandasamy BDSc, BScDent, DocClinDent, MOrthRCS, MRACDS(Orth)

Description:

Centric relation (CR) has been a controversial subject in dentistry for more than a century. Although the definition of CR has changed over the past half-century its relevance to contemporary dentistry and orthodontics and TMD has been questioned especially in light of new evidence.


Learning Objectives:

- Define Centric Relation and the controversies surrounding its definition Put centric relation into perspective and evaluate its relevance to contemporary orthodontic treatment and TMD

Sat | 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Imaging

1.5 CE Credits

Juan Martin Palomo DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Juan Martin Palomo DDS, MSD

Description:

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is no longer a new tool in orthodontics but still can create a lot of confusion and controversy. Radiographic equipment are now coming with more options than ever which can be very confusing in clinical orthodontics. This presentation will show how to better handle the present situation where 2D and 3D are both available and how to decide what to use in every case. Dr. Palomo will show current CWRU protocols and recommendations on when and how to use 2D and/or 3D imaging in daily practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Decide when to use 2D or 3D and among all possible imaging options Relate the pros and cons of 2D and 3D State how 3D imaging can contribute to improved diagnosis and treatment planning

Sat | 9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

Topic: Biomechanics

0 CE Credits

Rodrigo F. Viecilli DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rodrigo F. Viecilli DDS, PhD

Description:

The center of resistance is the most fundamental concept in orthodontic biomechanics. In this lecture we will discuss the evolution of the concept of center of resistance from its 2D centroid origins to a problematic 3D universal extrapolation. We will introduce the concepts of axes of resistance and show how centers of resistance of a tooth may only exist as 2D projections of 3D axes of resistance intersections. We will also demonstrate that on a 2D projection of a rotationally asymmetric tooth the center of rotation and center of resistance do not coincide when a moment of a couple is applied.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the evolution of the center of resistance concept and the limitations of the idealization of a 3D point Discuss the relationship between tooth/PDL asymmetry and the axes of resistance Evaluate how a 2D center of resistance can be determined in projections of 3D axes of resistance intersections for a general tooth

Sat | 9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

Topic: TMD

1.5 CE Credits

Domingo Martin BA, MS, MD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Domingo Martin BA, MS, MD

Description:

The philosopher Karl Popper wrote " Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve". I feel this applies perfectly to the topic of TMD and occlusion. To say that the teeth play a minor role in the pathogenesis of TMD makes hardly any sense if you look at the interelationship of all the structures of the stomatognathic system. I am aware that the literature supports these findings concerning the occlusion and TMD however the vast majority of the studies report on the static relationship of the teeth which in no way reflects the true nature of how the system functions. In this presentation I will explain not the static but the dynamics of the stomatognathic system and how this relates to the TMJs and in some instances can be a key factor in the development of TMD. Finally I will justify how orthodontics can prevent TMD by establishing a condyle position in harmony with the teeth.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the relationship between teeth and TMD Describe how teeth affect condylar position

Sat | 9:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Edward H. Angle Lecture

1.5 CE Credits

David M. Sarver DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

David M. Sarver DMD, MS

Description:

In this past year we have seen a parade of Olympic champions on our television screens. What are the elements that make up a champion and what does that have to do with us as orthodontists Think about it Olympians have physical skills and attributes that they have maximized to make them into world champions. But it is rarely an individual effort they also have parents coaches and support systems that support and reinforce their goals. Should we consider our role as orthodontists to be part of the creation of a champion helping a child or adult realize their goals or dreams The role of the orthodontist has clearly become part of that important process in preparing children for competing for all the things that come with a positive appearance and a beautiful smile and the self-confidence that comes with knowing your facial appearance will not be a handicap. We can achieve this potential through the vast number of technological advancements and interdisciplinary choices we have at our disposal to offer a patient and through coordination of care. We orthodontists coach the team and encourage and direct the patient in their care because unlike any other discipline we understand growth maturation and aging of the craniofacial complex and the full spectrum of esthetic enhancements including orthodontics and surgery. In this presentation we will look at how remarkably closely Edward Angles vision matches ours today. While he created our classification of malocclusion he also saw the need for correction of dentofacial deformity and essentially the attainment of beauty. Now we have an expanded vision of macro mini and micro-esthetic treatment planning that attains esthetic refinement not imagined in Angles time or even one or two decades ago


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the elements of dentofacial esthetics Recognize the effects of maturation and aging of the craniofacial complex and its impact on adolescent treatment planning Explain the role of facial esthetics in the history of orthodontics and todays applications

Sat | 9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

Topic: Imaging

1.5 CE Credits

David C. Hatcher DDS, MSc, MRCD(c)

Sessions:

Speakers:

David C. Hatcher DDS, MSc, MRCD(c)

Description:

Cone Beam CT can reveal hidden anatomy and disclose important anatomic variations that cant be visualized on traditional panoramic and cephalometric projections. Failure to recognize key these anatomic features may lead to sub-optimum diagnosis treatment planning and treatment outcomes.


Learning Objectives:

- Be able to recognize key anatomic boundary conditions Be able select the patients that would benefit from advanced imaging (CBCT) Be able to apply problem solving strategies to determine the etiology of abnormal anatomy

Sat | 10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: TMD

1.5 CE Credits

Sabine Ruf DDS, med.dent.habil.

Sessions:

Speakers:

Sabine Ruf DDS, med.dent.habil.

Description:

This lecture will focus on the role of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in the management of temporomandibular joint disorders. Special emphasis will be given to the therapeutic effects of Class II Herbst appliance on articular disc position the bony TMJ structures the bilaminar zone and the musculature. The TMJ and masticatory muscle effects will be presented both from a short- and long-term perspective and in the light of the current literature.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the general possibilities and limitations of orthodontics/dentofacial orthopedics to treat TMD Evaluate when it is possible to reposition a displaced articular disc during treatment with a bite-jumping appliance

Sat | 10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Imaging

1.5 CE Credits

James Mah DDS, MSc, DMSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

James Mah DDS, MSc, DMSc

Description:

3-Dimensional imaging and visualization offers unprecedented access to evaluate the patients anatomic truth. This technology offers a multitude of perspectives without magnification projection artifacts or other types of image distortion that occur with conventional dental imaging. These advantages allow clinicians to comprehensively evaluate orthodontic patients reliably and efficiently. Patient anatomy variations and treatment effects can be confirmed and documented. Indeed this includes both complicating factors and complications of orthodontic treatment. This primarily case-based presentation will focus on the evaluation of orthodontic complications that include tooth positions boundaries of tooth movement impactions and orthognathic surgery.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the limitations of conventional 2-dimensional imaging in orthodontics Utilize unique perspectives to view orthodontic complications Evaluate complications in orthodontics related to tooth movement boundary limitations and impactions

Sat | 10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Biomechanics

1.5 CE Credits

Thomas F. Mulligan DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Thomas F. Mulligan DDS, MSD

Description:

Because archwire shape is not the predominant determinant of required force systems undesirable side-effects frequently take place during the various stages of treatment and have lead to the use of transpalatal arches lingual attachments crossbite elastics etc. In over 50 years of practice Dr. Mulligan has never used any of these and has never found it necessary.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the fallacy of allowing prescription brackets to determine force systems Analyze how archwire shape can produce exactly the opposite tooth movementsthat may be expected Describe how full appliances and partial appliancesmost oftenproduce entirely different force systems with the same archwire shape

Sat | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

1.5 CE Credits

Bjorn Ludwig DMD, MSD | Benedict Wilmes DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Bjorn Ludwig DMD, MSD
Benedict Wilmes DDS, PhD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

TADs were one of the most frequently and intensively discussed topics of the last decade experiencing an ever increasing interest over the last 10 years. Practitioners were enthusiastic about the possibility to counteract newtons third law. More than ten years later many clinicians are frustrated about high loss rates and non-working biomechanics. Currently the alveolar process still is the most preferred insertion site among most clinicians. However due to the varying bone quality and the risk of root contact the survival rate of implants inserted into the alveolar ridge especially interradicular still needs improvement. Other regions such as the anterior palate for miniscrews and palatal-implants or the mental region for miniplates provide much better conditions for screw insertion. Utilizing TADs in the anterior palate and the mental region eliminates the risk of root injury and takes the implants out of the path of tooth movement. The lecture will give a detailed explanation mostly by clinical cases of the clinical use of palatal mini-implants. It will focus on well working biomechanics and main indications.


Learning Objectives:

- Define the main advantages of the using the anterior palate as an insertion site Relate the most common biomechanics used in the maxilla utilizing the anterior palate as an insertion site Analyze the limitations of interradicular screws

Sat | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

1.5 CE Credits

Toru Deguchi DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Toru Deguchi DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

Periodontally accelerated tooth movement may be compromised by loss of anchorage. TADs are an effective auxiliary for maintaining anchorage in adult cases such as in aggressive periodontitis. In this presentation I will show some severe aggressive periodontitis cases treated with the use of TADs. In addition the use of periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO) would be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Learning Objectives List the advantages of using TADs in periodontally compromised cases Recognize the important factors in treating aggressive periodontitis

Sat | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topic: Asking the Experts

1.5 CE Credits

Lysle E. Johnston Jr. DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lysle E. Johnston Jr. DDS, MS

Description:

As an innovation for this Annual Session we invited a group of experts to answer questions posed by orthodontic residents from all over the USA. The questions were presented to the experts according to their area of expertise. The result is here for everyone to enjoy. We thank the experts for agreeing to participate and opening their hearts and minds to provide the answers we are searching for. The experts' sessions are scattered throughout the Doctors Scientific Program. This speaker will address the following 1. Does autorotation of the mandible actually occur 2. Is there any predictable way to measure the amount of profile change that will occur with extractions 3. What are the overall averages of change in orthodontic profiles that we should diagnose from 4. How do you use the different racial norms in your treatment planning What standards do you recommend for comparison 5. What role does growth play in the treatment of malocclusions (Does growth matter anymore) 6. Is there still a place for functional appliances in orthodontics If so in which cases 7. Does crowding relief through the use of the leeway space or early extractions in the mixed dentition increase post-orthodontic stability 8. Are there any evidences of the effect of 1st vs. 2nd premolar extractions on thevertical dimension 9. What are the long-term effects of leaving untreated Class II with increased overjet 10. Is there truly more stability in extraction treatment with moderate/ severe crowding


Learning Objectives:

- see questions in lecture description

Sat | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topic: Advances in Class II Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Greg J. Huang DMD, MSD, MPH

Sessions:

Speakers:

Greg J. Huang DMD, MSD, MPH

Description:

Class II subdivision malocclusions can be challenging to treat especially when they are due to true mandibular asymmetry. Orthognathic surgery is often the ideal approach for correcting these malocclusions but patients may be reluctant to accept this recommendation. In this presentation Dr. Huang reviews old and new treatment strategies for addressing Class II subdivisions.


Learning Objectives:

- Define what strategies have been used to treat Class II subdivisions in the UW graduate clinic Evaluate whether these strategies changed over time Determine which treatments are most effective

Sat | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Point & Counterpoint

1.5 CE Credits

Scott A. Jamieson DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Scott A. Jamieson DDS, MS

Description:

The American Board of Orthodontics has as one of its primary goals to evaluate the standards of the practice of the specialty. What better way to reinforce it than by working directly with graduate orthodontic residents Residents from the University of Detroit Mercy and Saint Louis University on behalf of all USA/Canada programs will present their views answering questions and debating under the leadership of the president of the American Board of Orthodontics. Discussions will address the relevance of the ABO in their quest for Board Certification the "finishing" tools in search of excellence and the ethics within the educational environment and the orthodontic profession.


Sat | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

1.5 CE Credits

Mark G. Hans DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mark G. Hans DDS, MSD

Description:

In the last century changes in clinical orthodontics were largely driven by improvements in bracket design attachment mechanisms and arch wire materials. Unfortunately this focus on the mechanical aspects of treatment led to decreased clinical interest in the underlying biology of facial growth. There was even more disappointment after the completion of the Human Genome Project. Although this project promised exciting possibilities for biologically based manipulation of the growing face the resulting data was interesting but in most cases not clinically useful. In this centurythe introduction of low cost high resolution computed tomographic imaging has allowed researchers and cliniciansto study three dimensional changes in craniofacial anatomy associated with the growth process and clinical care. In the 20thcentury radiographic cephalometry was a pioneering advance that led to many fundamental insights into the behavior of the face and neurocranium during growth.This lecture will focus on how CBCT imaging has increased our understanding of the biology of the craniofacial complex.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify maxillary and mandibular dental compensations that affect treatment outcomes Evaluate how to improve prediction of mandibular growth during treatment Recognize unexpected orthodontic treatment outcomes related to rapid palatal expansion changes in inclination of the lower anterior teeth and archwire expansion

Sat | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Asking the Experts

1.5 CE Credits

Charles J. Burstone DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Charles J. Burstone DDS, MS

Description:

As an innovation for this Annual Session we invited a group of experts to answer questions posed by orthodontic residents from all over the USA. The questions were presented to the experts according to their area of expertise. The result is here for everyone to enjoy. We thank the experts for agreeing to participate and opening their hearts and minds to provide the answers we are searching for. The experts' sessions are scattered throughout the Doctors Scientific Program. This speaker will address the following 1. What are the best non-surgical biomechanics options to correct transverse occlusal plane cants 2. There are literature reports that TPAs do not preserve anchorage. In your opinion is this a true statement How much anchorage if any is gained with a TPA 3. Is anchorage maximized by separate cuspid retraction and incisor retraction in comparison to en masse retraction in extraction cases 4. Is torque control more accurate with lingual appliance due to fact that the brackets are closer to the center of resistance Does it matter if torque is built into the bracket or the base 5. How will biomechanical principles and applications change with the advent of more skeletal anchorage treatment


Learning Objectives:

- see questions in lecture description

Sat | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Advances in Class II Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Lisa A. Alvetro DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lisa A. Alvetro DDS, MSD

Description:

With more than ten years of clinical use the Forsus appliance has become a preferred choice by many clinicians for correcting Class II malocclusions. Its independence from patient cooperation makes treatment results predictable. Also due to the favorable force vectors generated by the appliance Forsus correctors can be used in various types of Class II malocclusions. Our confidence is supported by our investigation into post treatment stability.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine case selection for using the Forsus appliance Recognize treatment effects and the results that can be expected Discuss post-treatment changes and stability associated with Forsus use

Sat | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

1.5 CE Credits

Ildeu Andrade Jr. DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ildeu Andrade Jr. DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

Orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) is achieved by the process of osteoclastic bone resorption and osteoblastic bone formation. The research trend is now directed toward elucidating the molecular mechanisms involved in these events. The current knowledge raises the possibility of local administration of mediators that can modulate the outcome of the application of orthodontic force accelerating OTM increasing anchorage units decreasing the rebound effect and preventing root resorption. My presentation will report the updates on the biological foundations of OTM and the possible future alternatives to accelerate orthodontics with less invasive approaches.


Learning Objectives:

- Review current knowledge of the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying orthodontic tooth movement Discuss recent findings that point out the clinical utility of biologic mediators for enhancement of orthodontic tooth movement anchorage and retention

Sat | 2:35 PM - 3:20 PM

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

1.5 CE Credits

Christian Sander PD, Doktor

Sessions:

Speakers:

Christian Sander PD, Doktor
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Impacted or tipped molars and severe rotated teeth are common orthodontic problems. The treatment is not only challenging for the orthodontist but also time consuming. The purpose of this lecture is to introduce easy solutions for these problems. Depending on the position of the molars different types of biomechanics should be applied. The treatment objectives are ideal tooth position and a healthy periodontal condition. In order to achieve these objectives a proper biomechanical approach is necessary. Combining with the right choice of appliances and biomechanics molars can easily be uprighted without reactivation procedures. For a severely rotated tooth a segmented NiTi wire can be used. Teeth that have been rotated about 90 can be corrected with a segmental approach. This lecture will compare traditional mechanics with a combination of NiTi and stainless steel or NiTi-segments. Common clinical problems with molar uprighting will be discussed to show biomechanical solutions.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate usage of superelasticity for continuous tooth derotation and molar uprighting Manage common problems while molar uprighting

Sat | 2:35 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Point & Counterpoint

1.5 CE Credits

Gerald S. Samson DDS | Rolf G. Behrents DDS, MS, PhD, PhD(Hon) | Jason B. Cope DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Gerald S. Samson DDS
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Rolf G. Behrents DDS, MS, PhD, PhD(Hon)
Jason B. Cope DDS, PhD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Over the past century traditional orthodontic mechanotherapy has improved significantly due to advancements in biomechanics and biomaterials. Over the past decade temporary anchorage devices (TADs) have been introduced and used in novel ways. The attraction of TADs appears to be their ability to provide absolute anchorage and new directions of force application. As an additional advantage traditional orthodontic treatment often requires the participation of the patient to effect a useful correction while TADs do not. At this point in time it is fairly clear that traditional orthodontic treatment methods can predict and produce a result that is reasonably esthetic functional and stable. What is not clear is whether the use of TADs can improve the attained result and the efficiency of orthodontic treatment. The purpose of this point/counter point is to compare and contrast orthodontic treatments performed with and without TADs. Led by Dr. Behrents.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize how age (or stage of dentition) may affect the use of TADS Describe the best uses of TADs with regard to the type of malocclusion being treated Evaluate the retention differences with regard to traditional orthodontics versus TAD-directed tooth movement Assess whether TADs can achieve results that are more predictable and efficient than traditional orthodontics

Sat | 2:35 PM - 3:20 PM

Topic: Advances in Class II Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Terry G. Dischinger DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Terry G. Dischinger DDS
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This lecture will include an introduction to AdvanSync 2 highlighting the difference between AdvanSync 2 and other fixed functional appliances comfort ease of placement appliance comes in a kit shortened treatment times due to concurrent full bracketed orthodontic treatment and still elimination of the need for patient cooperation.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize that this is a more comfortable fixed functional appliance because it is smaller and placed in the back of mouth with screws shielded by the mechanism tube Relate that this mechanism has a shortened treatment time because there is concurrent full bracketed orthodontic treatment with Class II correction Deduce that lab appliance construction is not necessary because the appliance is available in a kit

Sat | 2:35 PM - 3:20 PM

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

1.5 CE Credits

Sarandeep S. Huja DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Sarandeep S. Huja DDS, PhD

Description:

This presentation will provide an understanding of the biology of accelerated tooth movement. Many of the procedures advocated for enhancing orthodontic tooth movement such as Wilkodontics Corticotomy Vibration and Surgery First have the basis on increasing the bone metabolic activity. The speaker with discuss the regional acceleratory phenomena (RAP) tissue level events such as modeling and remodeling and discuss the evidence for such procedures.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the biologic basis of methods to enhance the rate of tooth movements Distinguish bone modeling and remodeling Recognize regional acceleratory phenomena (RAP)

Sat | 2:35 PM - 3:20 PM

Topic: Asking the Experts

1.5 CE Credits

Laurance E. Jerrold DDS, JD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Laurance E. Jerrold DDS, JD

Description:

As an innovation for this Annual Session we invited a group of experts to answer questions posed by orthodontic residents from all over the USA. The questions were presented to the experts according to their area of expertise. The result is here for everyone to enjoy. We thank the experts for agreeing to participate and opening their hearts and minds to provide the answers we are searching for. The experts' sessions are scattered throughout the Doctors Scientific Program. We're not in Kansas anymore Toto. Today's practice environment is constantly changing and is very different than that of a generation ago. Because of the rapid changes that have taken place the questions and concerns of today's practitioner differ from those of our professional forefathers. This speaker will address the following 1. What role should social media play in todays orthodontic practice and what legal pitfalls exist when using these resources Legal and ethical considerations of using Groupon and Living Social coupons social networking and posting patients pictures on Facebook 2. What are the legal and ethical concerns regarding "thanking" referrals via gifts monetary and otherwise 3. What is the future of the orthodontic specialty given the influence of mass media and the commercialization of orthodontic treatment systems 4. What is the possible future impact of managed care and corporate take-over on the private practice orthodontics 5. What are the standards for CBCT usage in the orthodontic office What are the legal implications involved 6. Should orthodontists routinely treat non orthodontic medical conditions such as sleep apnea weight control via jaw wiring soft tissue alterations via dermal fillers Botox etc. Is it legal to deny treatment 7. In cases of delinquencies can you simply place a delinquent patient on active observations until their financial obligations are brought current What about denying treatment 8. What are the most common ethical issues that arise during the practice of orthodontics and how they should be managed 9. What are the most common clinical errors that orthodontists make that place them in the crosshairs of litigation 10. If time allows questions from the audience will be welcomed and addressed.


Learning Objectives:

- see questions in lecture description

Sat | 3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

1.5 CE Credits

Donald J. Ferguson DMD, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Donald J. Ferguson DMD, MSD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Accelerated tooth movement methods include a combination of orthodontic treatment with a technique that increases alveolar tissue turnover. There are many techniques to enhance tissue turnover (corticotomy photobiomodulation shocktherapy etc.) but for clinicians who intend to use any of these techniques it is critically important to understand the accelerated biology of the periodontium that has been therapeutically induced. Doing so requires a revisit of the prevailing PDL cellmediated tooth movement model in contrast with a spongiosamediated model that fits accelerated orthodontics. In accelerated orthodontic technique alveolar osteopenia a transient condition needs to be sustained long enough for an optimal orthodontic outcome to be achieved. This lecture examines the osteopenic model of tooth movement and how demineralization remineralization of the alveolar osseous structures enable bone matrix transport. Not widely recognized in the orthodontic professional community are the value of the accelerated orthodontic techniques the scope of implications and the knowledge base all of which are examined in this presentation.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe the biology associated with accelerated tooth movement Demonstrate the basic differences in clinical alveolar bone turnover techniques Compare and contrast two paradigms mediating tooth movement PDL versus alveolar osteopenia

Sat | 3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Advances in Class II Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Steven Jay Bowman DMD, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Steven Jay Bowman DMD, MSD

Description:

Headbaskets facebows jumpin' pushin' jackscrewin' miniscrewin' rubber-banding. Been there done that. No matter The key to Class II correction for growing patients is the interruption of dentoalveolar compensation whether addressing the upper or lower jaws. Dr. Bowman will discuss the evolution of Class II Combination Therapy featuring molar distalization followed occasionally with fixed functionals. He will revisit an evidence-based discussion of molar distalization with and without the use of miniscrew skeletal anchorage. He will also describe the Bowman Modification and Horseshoe Jet distalizers as well as discuss the concept of accelerated tooth movement and pain reduction with AcceleDent.


Sat | 3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

1.5 CE Credits

Dauro Douglas Oliveira DDS, MS, DScD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dauro Douglas Oliveira DDS, MS, DScD

Description:

Alveolar corticotomies have been used to accelerate orthodontic movement. This presentation will discuss the effects of Regional Alveolar Corticotomies (RAC) on the alveolar bone structures and how it affects orthodontic tooth movement. Clinical examples of the use of RAC to potentiate the correction of complex malocclusions will be shown. Finally the periodontal endodontic and orthodontic effects of orthodontic tooth movement associated to RAC will be presented and discussed.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss how Regional Corticotomies may be used to potentiate orthodontic tooth movement Report on the periodontal endodontic and orthodontic RAC effects Illustrate the clinical application of RAC in adult orthodontics

Sat | 3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Asking the Experts

1.5 CE Credits

Char Eash

Sessions:

Speakers:

Char Eash
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

As an innovation for this Annual Session we invited a group of experts to answer questions posed by orthodontic residents from all over the USA. The questions were presented to the experts according to their area of expertise. The result is here for everyone to enjoy. We thank the experts for agreeing to participate and opening their hearts and minds to provide the answers we are searching for. The experts' sessions are scattered throughout the Doctors Scientific Program. This speaker will address the following 1. Would you recommend hiring a consultant for a new startup or saving that money for a consultant once the practice is up and running 2. What estimate should we plan for yearly accounting lawyers business insurance 3. I know it will be different for everyone based on practice goals but ballpark how many starts should we have in the first year to think we are on track for building our practice 4. What are some of the guidelines you use when hiring new staff members


Learning Objectives:

- see questions in lecture description

Sun | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Topic: Esthetics

1.5 CE Credits

Mark E. Berkman DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mark E. Berkman DDS, MS

Description:

We orthodontists tend to approach treatment need from a relatively objective standpoint. We have at our disposal so-called norms to which we compare our patients. There are severities of malocclusion according to our specialtys Board examiners. Do our patients subscribe to our world view regarding these classifications and rankings of treatment need The answer may surprise you. In this lecture relevant and contemporary evidence will be used to compare what our patients think and feel about their about their own malocclusions to what we as providers believe.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the subjective and objective components to esthetics Assess a patients self-concept Evaluate how to approach treatment planning from a desired need perspective

Sun | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Topic: TADs

1.5 CE Credits

Sebastian Baumgaertel DMD, MSD, FRCD(C)

Sessions:

Speakers:

Sebastian Baumgaertel DMD, MSD, FRCD(C)

Description:

Instead of turning lead into gold let Dr. Baumgaertel show you how to turn surgical cases into non-surgical cases and patients with missing teeth into patients with a full dentition of their own teeth using his unique approach to skeletal anchorage. In this fast paced lecture you will learn the evidence based factors to mini-implant success the biomechanics necessary and the clinical steps involved when treating extremely difficult orthodontic cases with a high level of success applying the 'Baumgaertel Mini-Implant Protocol.'


Learning Objectives:

- Analyze the basic concepts of the Baumgaertel Mini-Implant Protocol Identify insertion sites for difficult cases Select biomechanics for difficult cases

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Technology in Orthodontics: Social Media

1.5 CE Credits

Lipscomb Jason DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lipscomb Jason DDS

Description:

Dr. Lipscomb will present the various aspects of today's social media and how to use them in your practice such as using easy techniques to get your practice noticed on major search engines learning techniques to make the most of Facebook and get raging fans understanding how Twitter works and why it can take your practice to the next level how to get started with blogging and how to use blogs to increase your visibility.


Sun | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Topic: Early Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Lorenzo Franchi DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lorenzo Franchi DDS, PhD

Description:

This presentation will evaluate the new therapeutic options in the early treatment of Class III malocclusion. In particular the dentoskeletal effects produced by alternating rapid maxillary expansion and constriction followed by face-mask protraction during the early developmental phases will be analyzed.


Learning Objectives:

- Learning Objectives Relate the clinical management of new therapeutic approaches to Class III malocclusion Evaluate evidence-based results on the effects induced by early treatment of Class III malocclusion Recognize the role of treatment timing in the effectiveness of orthopedic therapy of Class III malocclusion

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Point & Counterpoint

1.5 CE Credits

Larry P. Tadlock DDS, MS | Paul H. Rigali Jr. DDS, Cert.Orth | Leslie A. Will DMD, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Larry P. Tadlock DDS, MS
Paul H. Rigali Jr. DDS, Cert.Orth
Leslie A. Will DMD, MSD

Description:

This debate will clearly lay out the facts regarding the use of CBCTs. Much of the information circulating is based upon inaccurate assumptions estimates and individual situations. Attendees will become equipped to assess the risks and benefits of cone beam CTs for their own patients. Led by Dr. Will.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the ethical radiological safety and diagnostic considerations involved in using cone beam CTs for orthodontic diagnosis Discuss the capabilities of a cone beam CT for orthodontic diagnosis Identify the accurate radiation dosage for the different exposures and machines for cone beam CT scans Evaluate the medicolegal considerations for the use of cone beam CT scans

Sun | 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: TADs

1.5 CE Credits

Tae-Woo Kim DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Tae-Woo Kim DDS, MSD, PhD
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Introduced in 1980s by Dr. Young Ho Kim MEAW (Multiloop Edgewise Arch Wire) became one of techniques to correct open bites. Though its mechanism is very complicated if categorized simply its main effect is extrusion of anterior teeth. In 2000s the invention of mini-implant made it possible for us to intrude posterior teeth. Mini-implant became one of routine mechanics for open-bite correction by intruding the posterior teeth. This lecture will introduce the simple and stable method using one mid-palatal mini-implant to correct skeletal Class II open bites. Also its synergistic effect when combined with MEAW technique will be presented with cases and the clinical tips will be shared.


Sun | 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Early Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Jeryl D. English BS, MS, DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeryl D. English BS, MS, DDS

Description:

The goal of orthodontic treatment is to provide the best possible outcome in the shortest possible time with the least biological financial and psychosocial cost to our patients. When those results are functionally necessary and beneficial to the psychosocial well-being of our patients we would like to begin as soon as possible. By initiating orthodontic and orthopedic therapy at a younger age it is anticipated that many future abnormalities in the occlusion (e.g. crowding excessive overjet underbite) will be resolved with a relatively straightforward second phase of full fixed appliances in most instances. However if we think that beginning earlier extends the duration of treatment and increases costs without sufficient warrant we would delay treatment. Deciding when to initiate treatment may be complicated and this certainly has been debated in the orthodontic literature. In this lecture I will review the differing opinions if appropriate timing discuss the research findings on this topic and based on these finding formulate a guideline for various specific orthodontic problems.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize that a posterior crossbite with a functional shift should be treated early in mixed dentition to prevent the asymmetrical growth of the mandible Assess that Class III treatment with protraction facemask and expansion therapy results in more skeletal change if treated in early mixed dentition

Sun | 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Esthetics

1.5 CE Credits

Marco Rosa MD, DDS, D.Orthod.

Sessions:

Speakers:

Marco Rosa MD, DDS, D.Orthod.

Description:

Even if the advent of osseo-integrated implants decreased the popularity of the space closure alternative still it could be the best solution in the young patients and in the vast majority of the adult-patients having as an overall goal not only a good function in a well balanced smile and face but also the long-term stability. The lecture will provide the rationale the priorities in treatment planning new crucial details of orthodontic finishing as well as the related periodontal and cosmetic procedures. The inherent difficulty of a difficult treatment and the most frequent side effects will also be focused together with effective/efficient alternatives. Last new indication for the space closure alternative will be drawn.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine the crucial aspects in the diagnosis and treatment plan Plan and manage difficult clinical procedures Prevent "overtreatment" and side effects of a treatment however complex

Sun | 9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

Topic: Esthetics

1.5 CE Credits

Dan Grauer DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dan Grauer DDS, PhD

Description:

When a patient complains of gingival smile is it because of the position of the teeth Or maybe it is the position of the lip Does the periodontium have any relationship to the gingival display Correction of excessive gingival display during smile requires an interdisciplinary approach this includes precise diagnosis management sequence timing and communication among all members of the team and the patient. Vertical positioning of the upper incisor is paramount to achieving optimal esthetics. Macro mini and micro-esthetic concepts should be incorporated into your routine systems in the office.


Learning Objectives:

- Define classification and diagnosis of excessive gingival display during smile Relate sequence and timing of orthodontic and periodontic approach Describe guidelines for optimal esthetics

Sun | 9:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Jacob A. Salzmann Lecture

1.5 CE Credits

Sunil Kapila BDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Sunil Kapila BDS, MS, PhD

Description:

Groundbreaking advances in 3D imaging computer technologies and biomedicine that have transformed medicine are being rapidly adapted and applied to orthodontics. Dr. Kapila will discuss the integration of these advances into orthodontics with an emphasis on 3D imaging smart appliances tissue engineering and biologic regulation of tooth movement and facial growth. He will also highlight the implications of these innovations to the future practice of orthodontics.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate how to use 3D CBCT imaging to enhance orthodontic diagnosis treatment planning and treatment efficiency Evaluate potential pharmacologic approaches for modulating tooth movement facial growth and tissue engineering Define the integration of 3D imaging biomedicine and stem cells to produce autologous replacements for missing teeth and craniofacial bones

Sun | 9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

Topic: TADs

1.5 CE Credits

Cheol-Ho Paik DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Cheol-Ho Paik DDS, PhD

Description:

Correction of anterior open bite and vertical excess problems have been regarded as highly difficult realm among the fields of orthodontics not only in the treatment but also in its retention. Anterior open bite can be simply described as a state in which the molar teeth hit first when the mandible closes. Therefore the treatment of choice naturally becomes the intrusion of the molar teeth and this can be effectively obtained by using TADs. Anterior open bite and/or vertical excess patients with very high mandibular plane angle frequently accompany receding chin. In such patients facial changes can be maximized by closing the mandibular plane angle through the intrusion of molar teeth in both arches using TADs. For the milder cases intrusion of the single arch either the mandibular or the maxillary molar teeth should be sufficient. In addition when there is predisposing factors such as weak bite force and/or low tongue posture retention of the treatment result can benefit from orofacial muscle exercise. In conclusion substantial treatment result and stable retention of open bite and/or vertical excess cases can be attained through the synergic effect of combining the conventional orofacial muscle training and contemporary molar intrusion via TADs.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the etiology of the anterior open bite and/or vertical excess and find the most efficient method to correct the problem and retain the result Intrude maxillary and mandibular molars clinically Categorize and select appropriately from the three possible treatment options which are the bimaxillary molar intrusion the maxillary molar intrusion and the mandibular molar intrusion

Sun | 9:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Technology in Orthodontics: The Latest in Computer and Office Technology

1.5 CE Credits

Steven P. McEvoy BS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

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

Description:

Technology marches forward constantly and its tough to keep up and filter out whats useful to you in your own Practice. During this session Dr. McEvoy will cover some of the most interesting and current topics which he promises to be relevant fun and action-packed and discussed in terms everyone can understand (with limited "Geed Speak"). Possible topics will include Virtualization how to save money on your servers how to take advantage of Cloud Services like DropBox Pandora Join.me and others Internet backup is it ready to use for your practice using an iPad/Tablet as part of your patient consultation. Please bring your own ideas to share with the group.


Learning Objectives:

- A clearer understanding of what Cloud services can do for an Orthodontic Practice Determine if an Internet Backup is a good strategy for your specific Practice How Virtualization Technology can solve problems and save money inside your Practice Understand how to utilize a Tablet device for improved workflows

Sun | 9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

Topic: Early Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Peter Ngan DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Peter Ngan DMD

Description:

Chin cups and facemasks have been advocated for early treatment of skeletal Class III malocclusions. Long-term data showed greater benefits if treatment was started in the primary or early mixed dentitions. Is the benefit worth the burden Will the final result of two stage treatment be better than that of a single course of treatment at a later stage If so how do we diagnose Class III problems early Can we predict the outcome of early Class III treatment The presenter will discuss these questions with the help of long-term treatment records.


Learning Objectives:

- Lecture Objectives Diagnose Class III problems early Manage patients with maxillary deficiency with protraction facemask Evaluate the long-term treatment outcome of patients treated with protraction facemask

Sun | 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Topic: Technology in Orthodontics: The Latest in Computer and Office Technology

1.5 CE Credits

William D. Engilman DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

William D. Engilman DMD, MS

Description:

Open source software applications are now available for every common type of enterprise software from databases application servers and Web servers to Web browsers and office applications to network monitoring software and security software. Of course in all these categories mature commercial software alternatives also exist. So why choose open source This presentation will dispel the myth and address the advantages of using open source software in the orthodontic practice. Topics addressed will include what is open source software open source software vs. commercial software quality and security and examples of open source applications.


Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Esthetics

1.5 CE Credits

Jose Nelson Mucha DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jose Nelson Mucha DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

The previous trauma in young patients may sequelae such as root fractures external resorption crown-root dilacerations impacted or retained maxillary incisor ectopic eruption tooth transposition avulsion of anterior permanent teeth cysts and tumors loss or external root resorption after replantation. Solutions can be implants auto transplants and use of natural teeth. Decisions and procedures to harnessing or not these teeth and the predictability of success to get agreeable smiles with adequate gingival contour and bone support in young patients require certain conditions and procedures during treatments. The clinical cases presented show that certain procedures are more appropriate. The conclusions are that success depends on the available space for tooth movement appropriate orthodontics mechanisms relevant training tooth movements in areas of increased thickness of alveolar bone and in higher amount of attached gingiva. And that reversible procedure should be adopted wherever possible in young patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Learning Ojbectives Restate criteria essential to enhance treatment results Demonstrate how to ensure a successful esthetic result in case with traumatic teeth Recognize the importance of performing reversible treatments in young patients with injured teeth

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Early Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Steven A. Dugoni DMD, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Steven A. Dugoni DMD, MSD

Description:

A detailed presentation of how space management during the early and late mixed dentition can be used to address anterior and posterior crowding problems. The presentation will include a review of literature for space management issues and arch length changes in the transitional dentition. Cases will be shown demonstrating techniques for correction of arch length problems in the mixed dentition that can reduce the incidence of extraction of permanent teeth. The benefits of arch length preservation with a mandibular lingual arch will be shown and long-term stability after lingual arch therapy. Mixed dentition arch length analyses will be reviewed to obtain an accurate assessment mandibular arch crowding and to determine the appropriate treatment.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine how to predict space management problems in the mixed dentition Evaluate how to use effective space management to prevent ectopic eruption of permanent teeth Deduce how to perform an accurate arch length analysis in the early mixed dentition

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: TADs

1.5 CE Credits

Eric J.W. Liou DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Eric J.W. Liou DDS, MS

Description:

The treatment goal of using temporal anchorage devices (TADs) for the treatment of adult patients with Class III malocclusion is to retract the mandibular incisors for the correction of anterior crossbite. However this could decrease the alveolar bone volume and then result in root dehiscence of the mandibular incisors. This presentation will address on the orthodontic mechanics for the mandibular en masse anterior retraction and the effects of submucosal injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) on accelerating orthodontic tooth movement and decreasing alveolar bone loss and root dehiscence based on the assessments of the individual difference in baseline bone physiological metabolism and alveolar bone density.


Learning Objectives:

- Illustrate correction of anterior crossbite Evaluate accelerated orthodontic tooth movement Analyze alveolar osseous reaction

Sun | 10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Technology in Orthodontics: The Latest in Computer and Office Technology

1.5 CE Credits

Aaron D. Molen DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Aaron D. Molen DDS, MS

Description:

Simply being 'paperless' is no longer sufficient. In a digital culture offices are being pushed to integrate new technologies at an exponential rate. Instead of being feared these new technologies should be embraced. Dr. Molen will discuss some of these new technologies and how they can be leveraged to move your practice forward. In addition Dr. Molen will share some of the tips and tricks he's picked up along the way so you can learn from his mistakes.


Sun | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topic: Advances in Diagnosis and Adult Treatment (Ortho/Perio)

0 CE Credits

Flavio A. Uribe DDS, MDentSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Flavio A. Uribe DDS, MDentSc

Description:

Three-Dimensional diagnosis and treatment has been made possible through new technologies such as CBCTs and scanners. Orthognathic surgery can greatly benefit from the use of these technologies which can be used in conjunction to new surgical approaches such as Surgery First. This lecture will provide insight into the use of CBCTs and intraoral scanners for the treatment of asymmetric patients using virtual 3D planning and computer-manufactured surgical splints with the Surgery First Approach. Also this lecture will describe how virtual planning and CAD/CAM fabrication of alloplasts can also be used in conjunction with TADs to minimize the extent of orthognathic surgery in asymmetric patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss CAD/CAM technology as it applies to orthognathic surgery planning and execution Discuss how the Surgery first approach to orthognathic surgery can be used in conjunction to CAD/CAM technology in patients with dentofacial asymmetries to maximize accuracy and efficiency of treatment

Sun | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topic: Asking the Experts

1.5 CE Credits

David Mathews DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

David Mathews DDS

Description:

As an innovation for this Annual Session we invited a group of experts to answer questions posed by orthodontic residents from all over the USA. The questions were presented to the experts according to their area of expertise. The result is here for everyone to enjoy. We thank the experts for agreeing to participate and opening their hearts and minds to provide the answers we are searching for. The experts' sessions are scattered throughout the Doctors Scientific Program. This speaker will address the following 1. How do you explain PAOO (periodontally-accelerated osteogenic orthodontics) How much bone can be reliably and successfully augmented in PAOO patients 2. If completely transposed teeth are moved to their correct positions requiring that both teeth be moved through the cortical plate past one another will there be apposition of bone behind the teeth to maintain facial and lingual cortical bone after the movement is complete 3. At what age can a permanent dental implant be placed such that it does not submerge later on 4. If you tip a tooth (root tip or crown) through the cortex will bone regenerate the defect if the tipping is corrected


Learning Objectives:

- see questions in lecture description

Sun | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topic: Technology in Orthodontics: Digital Orthodontics, Two Approaches

1.5 CE Credits

Ronald Scott Jacobson DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ronald Scott Jacobson DDS, MS

Description:

The primary questions from Orthodontists evaluating SureSmile appear to be does it really work and is it worth the cost and learning curve The short answers are Yes and Yes. Many presentations concentrate on the ability of SureSmile to improve the efficiency and speed of treatment but there are significant other advantages to using the system. For us over the past five years SureSmile has improved our clinical efficiency and reduced treatments times but has also improved the quality of our results. For our most difficult cases preprosthetic craniofacial and orthognathic surgical SureSmile can provide its greatest benefits.


Learning Objectives:

- Learning objectives Demonstrate the new version 6.0 bone modeling and its effect on diagnosis Demonstrate the software tools for quality and outcome assessment Introduce and review the Virtual Surgical Tools splints cutting guides and plates Discuss SureSmile surgical treatment planning tools for single jaw double jaw and complex multi-piece procedures with asymmetries Demonstrate how to use STL files as the bridge between modeling technologies

Sun | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topic: Advances in Class III

1.5 CE Credits

Peter Buschang MA, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Peter Buschang MA, PhD

Description:

A new approach using miniscrew implants in young Class III patients will be introduced. This approach is based on the assumption that successful treatment depends on the orthodontist's understanding of growth. New longitudinal information will be presented showing that Class III children grow differently than often portrayed. The information that will be provided along with established growth principles that will be reviewed will make it clear that focusing treatment in the maxilla is not appropriate for most Class III patients. The focus should be on the mandible. From a growth perspective Class III's should be treated as early as possible because the malocclusion is complex and the changes that occur are generally not favorable. It will be shown that successful treatment of Class III's is possible it can substantially improve the AP skeletal relationships and as importantly simultaneously change mandibular morphology.


Learning Objectives:

- Illustrate how Class III patients grow and how to use this information for planning treatment Argue that it is possible to modify the growth of Class III patients Demonstrate a new compliance-free treatment approach for young Class III patients

Sun | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topic: Advances in Clinical Orthodontics

1.5 CE Credits

Steven D. Marshall DDS, MS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Steven D. Marshall DDS, MS, MS

Description:

Headgears and functional appliances are widely used to treat growing Class II patients orthopedically. Are they equally effective How does treatment with either differ The purpose of this presentation is to compare and contrast these appliances short term effects effects following comprehensive fixed appliance treatment and long-term post-retention effects. The quality of evidence supporting these findings will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the effectiveness of class II treatment when using functional appliances or headgear Evaluate the strength of evidence supporting their effectiveness

Sun | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Advances in Clinical Orthodontics

1.5 CE Credits

R.G. (Wick) Alexander DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

R.G. (Wick) Alexander DDS, MSD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

A century of materials and biomechanical advanced techniques have resulted in reliable methods to produce high quality orthodontic treatment results. Has this continued treatment analysis supported Long Term Stability Good news More and more evidence supports the possibility of stable orthodontic results in the long term.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe research to support long-term stability Relate long-term patient examples Define specific rules necessary for success of this treatment

Sun | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Technology in Orthodontics: Digital Orthodontics, Two Approaches

1.5 CE Credits

Jeffrey T. Kozlowski DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeffrey T. Kozlowski DDS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

In this presentation Dr. Kozlowski will discuss digital orthodontic treatment that improves clinical outcomes while enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical procedures. Through the digital design of fully customized appliances (brackets and wires) patient specific treatment can progress smoothly from the outset and proceed directly to the desired clinical result. Dr. Kozlowski will provide an overview of this powerful digital orthodontic technology and highlight its many benefits through numerous case reviews.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate the effectiveness of all-inclusive customized appliances in the orthodontic practice Analyze the efficiency and impact of custom torque values to each patient case Discuss practice differentiation and patient impact with digital orthodontics

Sun | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Asking the Experts

1.5 CE Credits

William R. Proffit DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

William R. Proffit DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

As an innovation for this Annual Session we invited a group of experts to answer questions posed by orthodontic residents from all over the USA. The questions were presented to the experts according to their area of expertise. The result is here for everyone to enjoy. We thank the experts for agreeing to participate and opening their hearts and minds to provide the answers we are searching for. The experts' sessions are scattered throughout the Doctors Scientific Program. This speaker will address the following 1. What treatment options are there for patients with failure of eruption 2. Considering studies you have conducted and that indicate the inefficiency of functional appliances what are the effective means/appliances for the correction of Class II skeletal malocclusions in growing patients 3. If you correct a Class II patient by distalizing the upper arch instead of doing extraction is there any difference in the long-term stability of molar relationship the maintenance of ideal overjet and the long term torque of the incisors 4. What treatment would you recommend for skeletal open bites in growing and non-growing patients


Learning Objectives:

- see questions in lecture description

Sun | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Advances in Diagnosis and Adult Treatment (Ortho/Perio)

1.5 CE Credits

Paul Emile Rossouw BSc, BChD(Dent), M.Ch.D(Ortho), PhD, FRCD(C)

Sessions:

Speakers:

Paul Emile Rossouw BSc, BChD(Dent), M.Ch.D(Ortho), PhD, FRCD(C)

Description:

There is increasing recognition that oral disorders can have a significant impact on the physical social and psychological well being of an individual which greatly influences the quality of life. It is no surprise that an AAO report in 2011 showed that more than one million adults were in orthodontic treatment with surveys indicating that half of the nations population could benefit from orthodontic care. It appears one out of every five (20%) orthodontic patients is an adult. Although the quest for an attractive smile still is the most popular reason for orthodontic treatment adults appear to seek orthodontic care at an increasing rate citing health and functional concerns. Better dental health awareness for our population means more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment which often requires non traditional approaches including limited objectives interdisciplinary care and dealing with compromised dentitions. The purpose of this presentation is to share clinical treatment options for a variety of adult malocclusions provide guidance as to treatment considerations and give an outlook on the management of adult occlusions.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine the planning and treatment of the adult malocclusion Recognize the problems and limitations of adult treatment Approach treatment planning with an interdisciplinary versus multidisciplinary approach

Sun | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Advances in Class III

1.5 CE Credits

John Jin-Jong Lin BDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

John Jin-Jong Lin BDS, MS
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

The advanced development of passive self-ligating brackets and extra-alveolar TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices) renders many difficult Class III skeletal malocclusions much easier to treat.


Learning Objectives:

- Define differential diagnosis of Class III malocclusion Use passive self-ligating brackets to correct severe Class III Use extra-alveolar TADs to correct severe Class III

Sun | 2:35 PM - 3:20 PM

Topic: Advances in Clinical Orthodontics

0 CE Credits

Orhan C. Tuncay DMD, Cert.Orth

Sessions:

Speakers:

Orhan C. Tuncay DMD, Cert.Orth

Description:

Moving teeth faster enthralls the clinician but the face seems to have fallen out of favor. This presentation will discuss the advances in 3D facial images to diagnose patient wishes for treatment outcomes. Surface changes consequent to orthodontic treatment will be demonstrated. Additionally the utility of novel viewing systems and diagnostic technology will be introduced.


Learning Objectives:

- Define patient preferences of facial enhancement or detraction Discuss extraction effects on facial skin topography Evaluate the new face of 3D viewing

Sun | 2:35 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Technology in Orthodontics: The Cloud

1.5 CE Credits

Juan Martin Palomo DDS, MSD | Aaron D. Molen DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Juan Martin Palomo DDS, MSD
Aaron D. Molen DDS, MS

Description:

Every few years a new technology appears that forces us to reexamine how we manage our practices. As the 'new kid on the block' Cloud Computing holds a lot of potential to make our patient care more efficient and reliable but also comes with many questions. Led by Drs. Molen and Palomo this session will bring together industry experts to discuss the pros and cons of various Cloud Computing solutions. After the presentations the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel regarding their own unique situations.


Learning Objectives:

- Have a better understanding of Cloud Computing Be aware of the pros and cons associated with various Cloud Computing solutions Be able to make decisions regarding their practices and Cloud Computing with more confidence

Sun | 2:35 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Point & Counterpoint

1.5 CE Credits

William M. Wilcko DMD, MS | Robert L. Vanarsdall Jr. DDS, Orth.Cert. | Vincent G. Kokich DDS, MSD | Thomas Wilcko DMD, CertPerio

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Speakers:

William M. Wilcko DMD, MS
Robert L. Vanarsdall Jr. DDS, Orth.Cert.
Vincent G. Kokich DDS, MSD
Thomas Wilcko DMD, CertPerio

Description:

Orthodontists are currently treating greater numbers of adults. A common concern of many adult orthodontic patients is the time necessary to complete orthodontic therapy. Over the past decade the technique of accelerated osteogenic orthodontics has been proposed as a method of substantially increasing the rate of tooth movement. With this technique a corticotomy is performed at the time of bracket placement. This surgical procedure produces a regional acceleratory phenomena (RAP) which presumably increases the cellular response that occurs during tooth movement i.e. teeth move faster. But is there sufficient research evidence to show that this effect is worth the added morbidity and expense to the patient This point/counterpoint session will focus on whether accelerated osteogenic orthodontics is a reasonable method of increasing the rate of tooth movement in adults. Led by Dr. Kokich.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe the biologic principles of accelerated osteogenic orthodontics Analyze the current literature both pro and con on the topic of AOO Evaluate the opinions of experts on both sides of this debated issue

Sun | 2:35 PM - 3:20 PM

Topic: Surgery

0 CE Credits

Larry Wolford DMD

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Speakers:

Larry Wolford DMD

Description:

Progressive development of Class II skeletal and occlusal changes in teenagers is usually related to a few specific TMJ pathologies that cause condylar resorption and consequently progressive retrusion of the mandible. Jaw and occlusal mal-alignment usually accompany these TMJ pathologies as do other medical conditions such as TMJ pain myofascial pain headaches earaches tinnitus vertigo sleep apnea etc. Diagnostic records including MRI provide information for diagnosis and treatment planning. The most common TMJ conditions causing condylar resorption and progressive Class II development include Adolescent Internal Condylar Resorption (AICR) reactive arthritis congenital deformities trauma TMJ ankylosis and connective tissue/autoimmune diseases. Based on the diagnoses specific treatment protocols (orthodontics TMJ surgery orthognathic surgery and other adjunctive procedures) can provide high-quality outcomes. Outcome studies will be presented to validate the predictability and stability of the treatment protocols presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the diagnostic criteria for determining etiology and diagnoses of the common TMJ pathologies that cause progressive development of Class II in teenagers Develop the abilities to understand and establish appropriate treatment protocols that will provide optimal treatment outcomes Analyze the evidence-based outcome studies on the surgical treatment protocols recommended to treat specific TMJ pathologies as well as correct associated dentofacial deformities and malocclusions

Sun | 2:35 PM - 3:20 PM

Topic: Advances in Diagnosis and Adult Treatment (Ortho/Perio)

1.5 CE Credits

Robert L. Boyd DDS, MEd

Sessions:

Speakers:

Robert L. Boyd DDS, MEd
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Recent improvements in clear aligner (Invisalign) technology have made the treatment of open and deep bite more predictable and successful. Dr Boyd will show that good results can be predictably achieved by altering the treatment sequence velocity and types of attachments. Numerous case reports of successful treatment periodontal response and long term stability withoutorthognathicsurgery plates ormicroimplants will be shown.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the range of open and deep bite treatments possible with clear aligners Demonstrate how to achieve better long term stability and vertical control for open bite treatment with clear aligner treatment than conventional fixed appliances Demonstrate how to achieve sufficient anterior root torque for the correction and stability of deep overbite with clear aligners

Sun | 3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Surgery

1.5 CE Credits

Harry L. Legan DDS

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Speakers:

Harry L. Legan DDS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Progress in orthodontics has been linked with the development of jaw surgery. Orthognathic surgery and distraction osteogenesis have enabled orthodontists to diagnose plan and treat malocclusions in all three planes of space. A variety of malocclusions that were historically resistant to satisfactory correction can now be successfully treated with a surgical orthodontic approach. The ability of orthodontists to adequately improve facial esthetics airway jaw function vertical A-P and transverse skeletal deformities are dependent in many cases on collaboration with our oral surgical colleagues. With the current dwindling in the number of orthognathic surgery cases in the U.S. primarily due to third party issues as well as others are treatment outcomes diminishing because of "compromise" treatment. What can be done


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the historical significance of orthognathic surgery in the development of orthodontics Relate the importance of utilizing orthognathic surgery for achieving optimal treatment results Analyze orthodontic principles in treating orthognathic surgical patients

Sun | 3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Advances in Clinical Orthodontics

1.5 CE Credits

Jorge Faber DDS, MS, PhD

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Speakers:

Jorge Faber DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

Conventional orthodontic-surgical treatments for the correction of dentofacial deformities comprise after diagnosis and treatment plan a presurgical orthodontic stage the orthognathic surgery per se and the orthodontic finishing stage. This treatment method has also been tested by time. It has been used for decades and proved very effective. However it has limitations because when patients decide to undergo the treatment they have to wait for almost a year and a half for the surgery. This is somewhat paradoxical sincemany patients who seek treatment do so motivated bythepromise of aesthetic enhancementdespite the treatment'sprimarily functional nature.On accountof this limitation among others since 2004 Dr. Faber has been using in his private practicea treatment methodology that anticipates surgery. After diagnosis this protocolconsists inextensively planning all treatment phasesinstalling the orthodontic applianceoperating onthe patient and only thenperforming the actualorthodontic treatment. This methodology anticipates the benefits of surgery andhas therefore been appropriately named Anticipated Benefit Method. Although the orthodontic plan is more complex than conventional treatment surgical plans are not. Surgeons however should be aware of all orthodontic steps taken throughout the treatment. The purpose of thislectureis to present the rationale of this protocol.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the differences between conventional orthodontic-surgical treatment and the Anticipated Benefit List the basic orthodontic mechanics including the use of skeletal anchorage that are applied for the surgical-orthodontic correction of Class II and Class III dentofacial deformities Recognize the limitations of the Anticipated Benefit protocol

Sun | 3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Advances in Diagnosis and Adult Treatment (Ortho/Perio)

1.5 CE Credits

David Wayne Engen DDS, MS, MSD Ortho, MSD Perio

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Speakers:

David Wayne Engen DDS, MS, MSD Ortho, MSD Perio

Description:

More adult patients are walking through our doors who require not only braces but a comprehensive treatment plan involving multiple specialties. A thorough review of dental implants bone grafting and soft tissue grafting as well as pre-prosthetic planning will be discussed to prepare participants to be more than "just an orthodontist."


Mon | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Topic: Diagnosis, Treatment and Mechanics

1.5 CE Credits

Guilherme Janson DDS, MS

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Speakers:

Guilherme Janson DDS, MS

Description:

The greater problem of anterior open bite treatment in the permanent dentition is its stability. Therefore the objective of this lecture is to show different approaches for anterior open bite treatment their prognosis for stability and procedures to increase open bite treatment stability based on scientific evidences.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate the most efficient procedures to close an anterior open bite Evaluate the clinical stabilities of anterior open bite treatment protocols Review the strategies to increase treatment stability

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Point & Counterpoint

1.5 CE Credits

W. Eugene Roberts DDS, PhD | Hugo De Clerck DDS, PhD | Chris H. Chang PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

W. Eugene Roberts DDS, PhD
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Hugo De Clerck DDS, PhD
Chris H. Chang PhD
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Skeletal Class III malocclusions are usually treated after completion of growth with extensive orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. Conservative treatment (without orthognathic surgery) requires a broad range of tooth movement in 3D. Temporary anchorage devices (TADs) placed between the roots of teeth are of limited value for moving the entire dentition relative to its apical base of bone. However extra-alveolar TADs placed in basilar bone of the maxilla and mandible provide anchorage for extensive dentofacial orthopedic corrections in both growing children and adults. Many skeletal Class III malocclusions can be effectively managed without orthognathic surgery. Two prominent clinicians utilizing different skeletal anchorage approaches will demonstrate the potential for conservative management of severe Class III malocclusions. Led by Dr. Roberts.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the potential for treating skeletal Class III malocclusions without orthognathic surgery in growing patients and adults Evaluate differing approaches to diagnosis treatment planning and timing of both orthopedic and orthodontic biomechanics Compare the treatment outcomes cost and long-term prognosis for conservative treatment compared to orthognathic surgery

Mon | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Topic: Esthetic and Hi-Tech Appliances

0 CE Credits

Timothy J. Alford DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Timothy J. Alford DDS, MSD

Description:

Although new orthodontics products and treatment systems often claim to produce better faster and more efficient results clinicians are challenged to scientifically evaluate the assertions. This lecture will review the current scientific literature as it relates to Suresmile the computer aided wire bending system. Suresmile touts superior treatment completed in less time. I will compare these claims with what the current literature supports.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the scientific literature regarding computer aided wire bending Examine where this system would fit into their practice scheme

Mon | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Topic: Enamel and Roots

1.5 CE Credits

Nathan Cochrane BDSc(Hons), BDentStud, PhD

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Speakers:

Nathan Cochrane BDSc(Hons), BDentStud, PhD

Description:

Iatrogenic damage occurs during the placement (pumicing etching or conditioning) and removal of the bracket and adhesive. The greatest potential for iatrogenic damage to enamel is during bracket and adhesive removal. Enamel can fail cohesively when the bracket is removed leading to surface damage. Additionally adhesive remaining on the tooth must be removed by instruments such as slow speed burs high speed burs or discs which have the potential to cause significant loss of tooth structure. The amount of enamel loss caused at the various stages of fixed appliance therapy will be detailed and approaches to minimize this damage will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

- Appraise the amounts of enamel lost at the various stages of fixed orthodontic therapy Recognize that clinician choice on how to bond debond and remove residual adhesive will affect the amount of iatrogenic damage caused Determine approaches to minimize iatrogenic damage to enamel

Mon | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Topic: Clinical Orthodontics and Early Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Eustaquio A. Araujo MD, DMD, DDS, MSc(Orth)

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Speakers:

Eustaquio A. Araujo MD, DMD, DDS, MSc(Orth)

Description:

The controversy regarding early or late orthodontic treatment still appears unresolved as both could grant possible benefits to the patient. The choice of the appropriate timing for each individual is often a challenge for the orthodontists and needs to be scientifically justified. Treatment should aim to providing the best outcome in the shortest time with a minimum of biological and financial costs. The prevalence of malocclusion increases with age and early treatment may remove etiological factors and utilize growth forces facilitating successful treatment. It becomes mandatory when changes are functionally necessary to improve the individual development but it extends treatment duration and increases costs. The choice on timing must obviously be individualized might be complicated and needs to be evidence based on current research findings. Guidelines are suggested on some of the most controversial topics.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify how crowding requiring extractions is best treated in the late mixed dentition phase Define how posterior crossbite associated with a functional shift should be treated early to prevent asymmetrical positioning and growth of the condyles Recognize that early treatment of young patients can be complex due to not always predictable growth dynamics

Mon | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Topic: Enamel and Roots

1.5 CE Credits

Roberto Justus DDS, MSD

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Speakers:

Roberto Justus DDS, MSD

Description:

The success of orthodontic treatment is jeopardized by the risk of development of white spot lesions around orthodontic brackets. Unfortunately the formation of white spot lesions still remains a common complication during treatment in patients with poor oral hygiene. Nearly half of orthodontic patients are reported to develop noticeable enamel decalcification because of prolonged plaque retention around brackets. It is the orthodontists responsibility to minimize the risk of patients having enamel decalcifications as a consequence of orthodontic treatment. This can be achieved by using hybrid fluoride-releasing glass ionomer cement.


Learning Objectives:

- State that enamel is protected from white spot lesions when brackets are bonded with hybrid fluoride-releasing glass ionomer cement. Evaluate that enamel de-proteinization with Clorox prior to etching increases bracket bond strength Recognize that incidence of bracket bond failure is diminished when the enamel surface is de-proteinized before etching and bonding brackets both with composite resin and also with glass ionomer cement

Mon | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Topic: Diagnosis, Treatment and Mechanics

1.5 CE Credits

Timothy J. Tremont DMD, MS

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Speakers:

Timothy J. Tremont DMD, MS

Description:

Publishing a five part series in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics in 1974 Dr. Larry Andrews presented his Straight-Wire Appliance system. Since that time the orthodontic profession has seen a proliferation of personal preferences in appliance prescriptions. Interestingly much is misunderstood regarding the system. This presentation will highlight both original and newer design features of the appliance system and its effective use in attaining treatment goals in these current times.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate why the Straight-Wire Appliance is an effective appliance system for attaining newer treatment goals Relate how an orthodontist never needs to fill-the-slot with this system Evaluate how an orthodontist rarely needs to bend a wire with this system

Mon | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Topic: Clinical Orthodontics and Early Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Roberto M.A. Lima-Filho DDS, MS, PhD

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Speakers:

Roberto M.A. Lima-Filho DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

Identification of skeletal deviations and consideration of potential methods for improving disharmonies are the key steps in orthodontic diagnosis.The treatment approach is variable being dependent on various degrees of malocclusion and expertise of the orthodontist. There are different philosophies of treatment as well as types of mechanics. Despite of all this stability of results is not always achieved. The objective of orthodontic an orthopedic treatment during mixed dentition is to alter the growth direction and magnitude of specific components of the face promoting better function better balance of the environmental forces and a more stable result.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate orthodontic and orthopedic treatment for mixed dentition Determine optimal timing for treatment Analyze the benefits of mixed dentition treatment

Mon | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Topic: Esthetic and Hi-Tech Appliances

1.5 CE Credits

David E. Paquette DDS, MSD, MS, FACD

Sessions:

Speakers:

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

Description:

The use of virtual treatment planning in orthodontics has become commonplace especially in conjunction with custom manufactured orthodontic appliances. Virtual treatment planning has given the orthodontist powerful tools to detail individual tooth positions prior to treatment but the question becomes are these the correct positions The presentation will review why the spacial orientation of the virtual model is critical to achieving desired esthetic outcomes.


Learning Objectives:

- State the normal range of occlusal plane angulation Determine the interaction of occlusal plane and perceived incisor torque Demonstrate simple techniques to overcome the shortcomings of current virtual treatment planning software

Mon | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Diagnosis, Treatment and Mechanics

1.5 CE Credits

Jose A. Bosio DDS, MS

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Speakers:

Jose A. Bosio DDS, MS

Description:

This lecture will discuss methods of soft tissue measurements difficulties of managing inadequate lip length possible changes to the mouth shape and time of mouth architecture establishment.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the various methods that can be used to acquire facial soft tissue measurements all of which present advantages and disadvantages Recognize that upper lip length in relation to other surrounding mouth structures remains constant throughout life and orthodontics alone rarely changes that condition Recognize that mouth shape is established early in life and can only be changed with orthognathic procedures

Mon | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Esthetic and Hi-Tech Appliances

1.5 CE Credits

J. Clifton Alexander DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

J. Clifton Alexander DDS, MS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Dr. Alexander will present the five key features of digitally customized self ligating lingual treatment using the HARMONY System which offers a comparable level of control and efficiency found in labial appliances. Lingual orthodontic appliances have traditionally required the specialist to make sacrifices in chairtime or treatment time to achieve a satisfactory outcome because some of these five key features have been missing. An understanding of the benefits derived from these 5 key features is absolutely critical if orthodontists are going to place their trust in a lingual system and expect that they can achieve the same high quality results using the same mechanics as their labial appliance system.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate how self-ligation in lingual orthodontics greatly improves control and efficiency Define what method of positioning/repositioning lingual brackets increases precise placement Recognize the technology behind this 100% digitally customized system

Mon | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Clinical Orthodontics and Early Treatment

0 CE Credits

Katherine W.L. Vig BDS, MS, D.Orth, FDS.RCS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Katherine W.L. Vig BDS, MS, D.Orth, FDS.RCS

Description:

This presentation will review the contemporary orthodontic management of infants and children born with Cleft Lip and/or Palate. An overview of interventions in the infant and child in the primary and mixed dentitions will be discussed in the context of the path to resolution of controversies.


Learning Objectives:

- Analyze how new concepts and interventions influence the role of the orthodontist in a CL/P and craniofacial team Evaluate the basis for controversies and the challenge of multiple clinical interventions with different outcomes measures Relate the development of an evidence-based approach in orthodontics to resolve controversies

Mon | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Enamel and Roots

1.5 CE Credits

Paul M. Schneider BDSc, MS, Cert.Orth, FICD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Paul M. Schneider BDSc, MS, Cert.Orth, FICD

Description:

Molar hypomineralization (MH) is a discrete pathological entity that has previously been confused with hypoplasia and caries. It has specific characteristics etiological associations and treatment. It is widespread in the community and has a major economic impact on the need for dental treatment. MH rather than caries may be the cause of the "bombed out first molars" that are a common problem in orthodontics. This presentation will discuss the condition efforts to determine its cause and prevention and how orthodontists can co-operate with referring pediatric and general dentists to care for their affected patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify molar hypomineralization and distinguish it from hypoplasia and caries Discuss the difficulties faced by pediatric and general dentists when treating affected patients thereby improving co-operative patient management

Mon | 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Topic: Clinical Orthodontics and Early Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Onofre Mendes-Neto DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Onofre Mendes-Neto DDS, MSD

Description:

Dr. Mendes-Neto will present the results of a three-year clinical experiment regarding treating severe malocclusion very early with a fixed ap. Four cases will be discussed all treated at three years of age one a class 3 one class 2 and two class 1. All were treated with a palatal expander and fixed ap utilizing specific mechanics for each case.


Mon | 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Topic: Esthetic and Hi-Tech Appliances

0 CE Credits

Timothy T. Wheeler DMD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Timothy T. Wheeler DMD, PhD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Furthering our understanding of tooth movement accomplished with clear aligners is critical to improve our outcomes for our patients. This presentation will review data that we can incorporate into our treatment protocols to improve our outcomes with aligners.


Learning Objectives:

- Lecture Objectives Discuss how a patients tooth responds to forces applied by the aligner Evaluate issues to consider in order to improve the outcome of tooth movement with aligners

Mon | 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Topic: Diagnosis, Treatment and Mechanics

0 CE Credits

Kevin C. Walde DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kevin C. Walde DDS, MS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This lecture will describe the use of the TAD-supported Frog utilizing a Nance button as well as transfer abutments that attach directly to the TADs. Case selection fabrication and delivery and treated cases will be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Choose the proper case to utilize a TAD-supported Frog Demonstrate proper positioning of the appliance Evaluate timing in conjunction with traditional fixed appliances

Mon | 9:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: John Valentine Mershon Lecture

1.5 CE Credits

Richard Kulbersh DMD, MS | Valmy Pangrazio Kulbersh DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Richard Kulbersh DMD, MS
Valmy Pangrazio Kulbersh DDS, MS

Description:

Drs. Richard and Valmy Kulbersh will present an overview of important developments in orthodontics through our experiences in research education and clinical practice. Research focusing on the impact of occlusion on the temporo-mandibular joint gnathology and orthodontic clinical practice effects of functional jaw orthopedics on the correction of skeletal and dento-alveolar abnormalities and evaluation of treatment outcomes in an educational setting will be discussed.


Mon | 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Topic: Enamel and Roots

1.5 CE Credits

Inger Kjaer Odont, Med

Sessions:

Speakers:

Inger Kjaer Odont, Med

Description:

For specialists in orthodontics it is very important to be able to differentiate between dentitions that are predisposed to root resorption during orthodontic treatment and dentitions that are not. The lecture will highlight the differences between dentitions thatare important to diagnose in order to prevent root resorption.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss how to prevent root resorption through improved diagnostics Determine which resorption processes occurindependent oforthodontic treatment Evaluate how to distinguish between provoked and non-provoked root resorption

Mon | 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Topic: Diagnosis, Treatment and Mechanics

1.5 CE Credits

Shingo Kuroda DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Shingo Kuroda DDS, PhD

Description:

Recent development of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) has rocked the foundation of orthodontic diagnosis. In Class II treatment we always encounter a common problem whether we should extract teeth or not. Extraction treatment has been used in non-growing Class II patients since Dr. Tweed had started the treatment because distal movement of the maxillary dentition is often difficult in traditional orthodontic mechanics. Meanwhile now we get a magic wand and can move the whole dentition distally without patient compliance and retract incisors without any anchorage loss in extraction cases. As a result it can confuse the diagnosis and make the treatment planning even harder. This presentation will focus on the decision making process in diagnosis of Class II treatment with TADs.


Learning Objectives:

- Define specific matters in diagnosis of Class II treatment with TADs Evaluate how to use interradicular miniscrews in Class II treatment Discuss the limit of molar distal movement in the maxilla

Mon | 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Topic: Enamel and Roots

1.5 CE Credits

Naphtali Brezniak DMD, MSD | Atalia Wasserstein DMD, Cert.Orth

Sessions:

Speakers:

Naphtali Brezniak DMD, MSD
Atalia Wasserstein DMD, Cert.Orth

Description:

From the three bodies involved in tooth movement the bone the periodontal ligament and the root the only one that the body sacrifices and cannot fully repair or regenerate is the root. Once the dentine is damaged from the outer surface due to the inflammation process there is yet no way to regenerate it. Is it unique to this tissue solely The lecture will look at the relations between those three tissues and will try to analyze this phenomenon by comparing this irreversible results to other processes in the body. Further review of the current ideas related to root resorption concurrent with orthodontic force application will be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate new theories that might explain the reasons to this irreversible detrimental resorption Recognize the differences between the root resorption concurrent with orthodontics traumatic root resorption and occlusal trauma and resorption of the roots Identify the differences between the theories that are trying to explain the resorption process

Mon | 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Topic: Esthetic and Hi-Tech Appliances

0 CE Credits

Yeongsuk Sim DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Yeongsuk Sim DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

Lingual orthodontic treatmentprovides a better cosmetic alternative than labial treatment which is aesthetically compromising to the patient.The lingual treatment technique was developed mostly in the early 80s and lingual orthodontics has been considered a subspecialty since then. Dentalcompaniesprovide specific appliances wires and auxiliaries for better lingual treatment.New developments in the lingual appliance systems provide smaller and flatter designs. Thus increased comfort allows patients to receive orthodontic treatment without speech interference or tongue irritation. Recently new self-ligating lingualappliances and computerized set up systems are in the market. Some companies eveninclude sequential lingual archwiresalong with a laboratory set up service. Dr. Sim will discuss treatment experience with new self-ligating lingual appliances and make subjective comparisons with conventional labial appliances.


Mon | 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Topic: Clinical Orthodontics and Early Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

David R. Musich DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

David R. Musich DDS, MS

Description:

100 treated Class III patients who started treatment between the ages of 4 and 10 had growth modification and orthodontic treatment to resolve their developing Class III malocclusion. This group of patients were treated and followed through multistage treatment until growth was complete. Based on the treatment findings from this group of early treatment Class III patients a determination will be made of how effective early minimally invasive Class III treatment is avoiding the need for jaw surgery. This presentation will also outline strategies that were employed to reduce the percentage of early treatment Class III patients who require jaw surgery and achieve an acceptable overall outcome.


Mon | 10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Clinical Orthodontics and Early Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Henry W. Fields DDS, MS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Henry W. Fields DDS, MS, MSD

Description:

This presentation will consider the prevalence of the problem the developmental interactions that are key for the clinician and the clinical and radiographic diagnosis. Treatment planning considerations and treatment options in the context of the patients facial skeletal and dental status with their indications and contraindications will be discussed. The obvious alternatives of space closure and restorative replacement for missing teeth will be addressed in addition to transplants.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate appropriate diagnostic methods for identifying missing teeth Compare relationships between missing teeth and other dental anomalies Define potential solutions that should be weighed for specific problems

Mon | 10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Diagnosis, Treatment and Mechanics

1.5 CE Credits

Luiz Gonzaga Gandini Jr. DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Luiz Gonzaga Gandini Jr. DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

Diagnosis in orthodontics should be unique but treatment decision has a lot of variation and it depends on the orthodontists mechanic knowledge and domain. The objective of this presentation will be correlate the same problems treated by different approaches and show why some decisions make more sense than others. Comparing arch form straight wire and system of force will be the main focus of this presentation with special attention on molar upright canines movement and free anchorage.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluation of various mechanical systems Compare use of molar upright canines movement and free anchorage systems

Mon | 10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Esthetic and Hi-Tech Appliances

1.5 CE Credits

Judson M. Knight BS, DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Judson M. Knight BS, DMD

Description:

Review of the methods and techniques in treating patients with the lingual appliance in a University orthodontic graduate program. We will outline the advantages and disadvantages of certain types of lingual treatment in an orthodontic graduate program.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine which arch is the most favorable to treat for both the patient and the student Recognize how speech is affected and what are the discomfort levels Review patient acceptance

Mon | 10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Enamel and Roots

1.5 CE Credits

M. Ali Darendeliler BDS, Dip.Orthod, DDSc, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

M. Ali Darendeliler BDS, Dip.Orthod, DDSc, PhD

Description:

Extensive clinical and basic research studies on root resorption have been conducted at the University of Sydney in Australia. The studies have covered the physical properties of root cementum its chemical properties. The effects of types of orthodontic tooth movement duration of force light versus heavy forces and intermittent versus continuous forces jiggling forces and upper versus lower jaw differences have also been investigated along with assessing genetic influence and possible prevention and interception protocols. Heavy forces were proved to cause more resorption than light forces continuous forces caused more resorption than intermittent forces and the amount of root resorption tended to decrease with the administration of fluoride. There is obvious repair of the resorption craters following the application of orthodontic forces. This information may help us to identify those individuals with a tendency to develop root resorption and ways to possibly prevent it.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the types of orthodontic tooth movement that cause more root resorption Assess what level of force is more risky for orthodontic root resorption Determine how to prevent orthodontic root resorption

Mon | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Topic: Finishing State of the Art

1.5 CE Credits

Roberto Hernandez-Orsini DMD, MPH, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Roberto Hernandez-Orsini DMD, MPH, MS

Description:

As orthodontists we should be able to utilize bone physiology concepts to predict how bone would react after biomechanical stimuli. A good understanding of bone physiology and the biology of tissue response during orthodontic tooth movement should allow us to develop the proper mechanical design and consequently the therapeutic procedures necessary to achieve the expected tooth position and bone architecture. Periodontally assisted osteogenic procedure pretends to utilize basic bone biology physiologic turnover procedures as well as basic orthodontic biomechanical principles in an attempt to correct dental malocclusions in the shortest safest and most conservative manner. We propose that this procedure can provide a faster mechanism for moving teeth while reducing the undesirable side effects frequently seen in prolonged orthodontic tooth movement while extend the limits of tooth movement. Furthermore certain types of mutilated occlusions some mild to moderate skeletal discrepancies as well as periodontally stable patients with moderate to severe periodontal bone loss could successfully be treated by a combination of surgically assisted osteogenic procedures conventional orthodontic mechanism or combination with orthopedic dental appliances.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize that It ispossible to expand the alveolar housing in orthodontics using the proper diagnosis and treatment planning Demonstrate that some skeletal discrepancies can be successfully treated with orthodontic treatment only Deduce that successful rehabilitation can be possible by providing ideal conditions in orthodontic treated patients with mutilated occlusions

Mon | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Class III Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Bortolo Giuliano Maino DDS, MD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Bortolo Giuliano Maino DDS, MD

Description:

This presentation will discuss the criteria necessary for choosing the method and appropriate protocol for treating Class III malocclusions in young patients at different ages. Through clinical documentation the presentation will describe conventional treatment protocols combined with miniscrew skeletal anchorage designed to improve the orthopedic effect of the applied forces and to prevent the undesirable rebound effect of further growth.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine when to utilize miniscrews in conventional Class III treatment Determine where to position miniscrew anchorage Choose the necessary appliances

Mon | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topic: Asking the Experts

1.5 CE Credits

Vincent G. Kokich DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Vincent G. Kokich DDS, MSD

Description:

As an innovation for this Annual Session we invited a group of experts to answer questions posed by orthodontic residents from all over the USA. The questions were presented to the experts according to their area of expertise. The result is here for everyone to enjoy. We thank the experts for agreeing to participate and opening their hearts and minds to provide the answers we are searching for. The experts' sessions are scattered throughout the Doctors Scientific Program. This speaker will address the following 1. Are dehiscence's worse in Damon expansion or RPE expansion cases 2. What are the evidences of excellent esthetic results with implants for missing laterals 3. At what age can a permanent dental implant be placed such that it does not submerge later on 4. How should one treat congenital absence of the mandibular second premolars (lower 5's) Keep the non-ankylosed E remove them (it) and place an implant extract them (it) and move the 6s forward to Class III What are the best times for each option 5. When should smile micro esthetics be performed by the orthodontist 6. What is your perception of the possible disadvantages of using TADs as retention for anterior temporary restorations 7. What are the best approaches for movement of posterior teeth through narrow ridges Do low maxillary sinus cortices impede mesial space closure


Learning Objectives:

- see questions in lecture description

Mon | 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Topic: Research Award Winners

1 CE Credit

Aaron M. Havens DMD

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Speakers:

Aaron M. Havens DMD

Description:

Effective therapies are needed craniofacial regeneration following trauma infection resection of neoplasms and repair of congenital maladies. I will describe a rare human cellular population that has been isolated and illustrated to have tissue regeneration capabilities in a mouse model of skeletal repair. This cellular population is capable of regenerating craniofacial structures and may be the future of regenerative medicine.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize a need to identify donor cells within the recipient that have regenerative capabilities Evaluate a new cellular population for skeletal repair within a craniofacial defect

Mon | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Topic: Heredity

1.5 CE Credits

James K. Hartsfield DMD, MSc, PhD

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Speakers:

James K. Hartsfield DMD, MSc, PhD

Description:

Heritability is a difficult term to grasp partly because few clinicians are familiar with how it is calculated but largely because people often want it to mean more than it does. There is the common perception that knowing a traits heritability (h2) will somehow affect how we treat a case orthodontically. They think that maybe h2 will guide us among treatment options or that perhaps h2 will define the limits of tooth movement or the manipulation or jaw growth. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The ability of the patient to respond to changes in the environment (including treatment) which has nothing to do with heritability will define these limits.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the fundamentals of the study of heritability of continuous traits such as occlusion and cephalometric variables Demonstrate the importance of the application of genetic studies using DNA markers instead of heritability estimates to the etiology of malocclusion including jaw growth and dental crowding for there to be any real future application to orthodontic practice

Mon | 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Topic: Research Award Winners

1 CE Credit

Collin D. Kraus DMD, MS

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Speakers:

Collin D. Kraus DMD, MS

Description:

Archwire expansion is a commonly used treatment modality in cases with crowding of varying degrees. Controversy exists regarding the effects of dental expansion on buccal alveolar bone. Can archwire expansion with light forces stimulate bony adaptation and apposition Does this type of expansion cause damage and dehiscence formation


Learning Objectives:

- Assess the movements of maxillary 2nd premolars expanded with light-to-moderate continuous forces Visualize the effects on alveolar bone when maxillary premolars are moved laterally with archwire expansion

Mon | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Topic: Heredity

1.5 CE Credits

Sheldon Peck DDS, MScD

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Speakers:

Sheldon Peck DDS, MScD

Description:

More than 30% of orthodontic patients present various combinations of inherited dental and skeletal problems such as hypodontia delayed tooth eruptionpalatal canines and Class III dysmorphology. Family history helps us identify the likelihood of these traits appearing in our young patients and their siblings. Thispresentation will show how to better treat and intercept many of these genetically moderated orthodontic problems with information from a pre-treatmentfamily history.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate familial abnormalities of orthodontic significance Anticipate and better treat these inherited orthodontic problems

Mon | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Topic: Class III Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Patrick K. Turley DDS, MSD, MEd

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Speakers:

Patrick K. Turley DDS, MSD, MEd

Description:

Facemask therapy has become a common procedure for the treatment of the growing Class III patient. Although the initial success of facemask therapy is favorable the long-term outcome is less predictable. Even if therapy is successful Phase II may be difficult due to other aspects of the malocclusion such as congenitally missing teeth crowding mandibular asymmetry or open bite. This lecture will focus on Phase II therapy for Class III patients treated with facemask.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the importance of overcorrecting the Cl 3 malocclusion with the facemask in Phase I Discuss the principles regarding holding or closing spaces for congenitally missing teeth in Class 3 cases

Mon | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Topic: Finishing State of the Art

1.5 CE Credits

Steven D. Harrison DDS, MS

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Speakers:

Steven D. Harrison DDS, MS

Description:

One of the most challenging aspects of orthodontic care is the management of patients that are missing anterior teeth. The traditional way of restoring these teeth during the course of care is to place a prosthetic tooth with a bonded bracket. This technique poses many challenges with the bracket commonly failing spinning on the archwire etc. This lecture will present a simplified technique that eliminates these problems and enhances the mechanics in the anchorage preparation and retraction of anterior teeth and maintains the prosthetic replacement tooth/teeth throughout the course of care.


Learning Objectives:

- Restate that this technique requires a bracket design that has a vertical slot Recognize that patients expect to have the anterior edentulous space esthetically managed during the course of care

Mon | 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Topic: Research Award Winners

1 CE Credit

Dylan Schneider DDS, MS

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Speakers:

Dylan Schneider DDS, MS

Description:

Orthodontic relapse is a persistent problem in the field of orthodontics and there is no standard approach to retention among practitioners. Many retention protocols have been used for decades but the relatively new field of pharmacologic retention is delivering promising results. This presentation will focus on the use of recombinant osteoprotegerin protein injection to moderate alveolar bone turnover and prevent orthodontic relapse post-treatment.


Learning Objectives:

- Illustrate the use of pharmacologic retention in a rodent model of orthodontic relapse Discuss the biology of bone-mediated orthodontic relapse Identify the strengths and limitations of pharmacologic retention protocols

Mon | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Asking the Experts

1.5 CE Credits

Peter Buschang MA, PhD

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Speakers:

Peter Buschang MA, PhD

Description:

As an innovation for this Annual Session we invited a group of experts to answer questions posed by orthodontic residents from all over the USA. The questions were presented to the experts according to their area of expertise. The result is here for everyone to enjoy. We thank the experts for agreeing to participate and opening their hearts and minds to provide the answers we are searching for. The experts' sessions are scattered throughout the Doctors Scientific Program. This speaker will address the following 1. Does expansion with lip bumpers really occur and stay stable over time is there an increase in second molar impactions and does natural leveling of the curve of Spee occur 2. Is Forsus a functional appliance Is there any evidence of mandibular growth with the Forsus appliance 3. In terms of occlusion settling how do Essix and Hawley retainers compare 4. How should our understanding of Class II and Class III growth impact clinical decisions made in daily orthodontic practice 5. What has been learned regarding the factors that determine the successful placement and stability of miniscrew implants 6. Other than stability what is the most serious potential problem associated with the placement of miniscrews and what should be done


Learning Objectives:

- see questions in lecture description

Mon | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Finishing State of the Art

1.5 CE Credits

Carlos Jorge Vogel CD, MS, PhD

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Speakers:

Carlos Jorge Vogel CD, MS, PhD

Description:

A correct treatment plan based on diagnosis of patients records is of vital importance in obtaining success in finishing with excellence any orthodontic therapy. By using orthodontic set-ups providing orthodontists and patients with reliable informations about possibilities and limitations of the final results treatment plans become less speculative thereby resembling a real treatment. It is the best way of planning cases involving the indications of multi-disciplinary strategies. Clinical cases will be used to discuss orthodontic set-ups of plaster casts and comparing them with set-ups prepared with 3D digital techniques.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate orthodontic set-up using plaster casts Discuss digital orthodontic set-up

Mon | 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Topic: Research Award Winners

1 CE Credit

Cecilia Cuairan DDS, MS

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Speakers:

Cecilia Cuairan DDS, MS

Description:

The use of miniscrew implants (MSIs) has been one of the most important contributions to orthodontics since bonding however success rate is still variable. The use of pharmacological methods of enhancing endosseous implant stability has been evaluated for the last two decades. An effective way of enhancing MSI stability is still in question. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential of locally delivered zoledronate a potent bisphosphonate for enhancing the stability of MSIs and to evaluate success rates in vivo over time utilizing Resonance Frequency Analysis (Osstell Mentor). A secondary aim was to determine bone to implant contact using micro-computed tomography (CT).


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate that a single small locally applied dose of zoledronate was sufficient to avoid significant loss of stability in experimental MSIs over time. Discuss that stability of MSIs with a local dose of zoledronate was attributed to changes and bone remodeling occurring in the trabecular bone. Recognize that the net gain of trabecular bone around the experimental MSIs was due to reduced osteoclastic activity while maintaining osteoblastic activity

Mon | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Heredity

1.5 CE Credits

Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers DDS, PhD

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Speakers:

Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers DDS, PhD

Description:

This lecture will provide a contemporary look at diagnosis and treatment considerations based on genetic advances that is helpful to the practicing orthodontist. The focus of this lecture will be to recognize and diagnose anomalies found in orthodontic practices including eruption disorders tooth agenesis and Class III malocclusion that have a genetic etiology.Recent data from both genetic and clinical studies will consider the necessary re-classification of orthodontic diagnoses that previously were based on clinical descriptive characteristics. The future of orthodontics undoubtedly will include the use of genetic information toward individualized treatment options for the orthodontic patient.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate the biologic basis ofcommonclinical scenarios observedin an orthodontic practice Predict clinical consequences of specific orthodontic problems based on an accurate diagnosis Consider the practicalimplications of genetics on diagnosis and treatment planning in the orthodontic practice

Mon | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: Class III Treatment

1.5 CE Credits

Johnny Joung-Lin Liaw DDS, MS

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Speakers:

Johnny Joung-Lin Liaw DDS, MS

Description:

Skeletal Class III malocclusions with no functional shift rarely respond well to nonextraction camouflage therapy because the maxillary anterior dentition becomes excessively flared and relatively protrusive after anterior crossbite correction. Extra-alveolar temporary anchorage devices (TADs) can be used to retract both dental arches simultaneously. Robust (2mm diameter) self-drilling TADs were used for extra-alveolar anchorage in the mandibular buccal shelves and infrazygomatic crests. The mandibular buccal segments were retracted to correct anterior crowding and the entire maxillary arch was retracted to correct bimaxillary protrusion. Compared to orthognathic surgery or camouflage treatment with extractions the presented method is a paradigm shift in clinical methodology that reduces treatment cost duration and exposure to complications. The short treatment time and non-extraction approach is particularly advantageous for patients with moderate periodontal compromise.


Learning Objectives:

- Accomplish total arch distalization with TADs Evaluate the application of TADs in Class III treatment Demonstrate insertion technique of TADs on the buccal shelves of mandible

Mon | 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Topic: Research Award Winners

1 CE Credit

Ayman Al Dayeh BDS, MSD, PhD

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Speakers:

Ayman Al Dayeh BDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

The role of the nasal septal cartilage in midfacial growth has been and ongoing intellectual dilemma. While some authors believe that the septal cartilage growth cause separation of midfacial sutures leading to facial growth others believe that the cartilage is a passive structure and its growth follows rather than lead midfacial growth. The purpose of this study is to assess the role of the septal cartilage in midfacial growth by measuring and comparing the real-time the growth of the nasal septal cartilage and the nasofrontal suture using a novel wireless sensors technology.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss different theories governing the role of the septal cartilage in midfacial growth Learn about the use of wireless sensors to measure the real-time in vivo growth of the septal cartilage and the nasofrontal suture Determine the growth rate and pattern of the septal cartilage and nasofrontal suture and the implication of these findings on the role of the cartilage in midfacial growth

Mon | 2:35 PM - 3:05 PM

Topic: Anchorage and TADs

1.5 CE Credits

Seong-Hun Kim DMD, MSD, PhD

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Speakers:

Seong-Hun Kim DMD, MSD, PhD
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Six principles of biocreative orthodontics will be presented to demonstrate the goals of stability safety and simplicity. This treatment concept minimizes any negative impact on the health of the supporting tissue and offers an improved esthetic experience for the patient. A major tenet of the process is to sequence treatment so that the longest-term movements are started immediately when appliances are placed. The integrity of the alveolar bone housing has become an important concern to morbidity during orthodontic treatment. This process addresses the limitation of the housing with specific innovations that reduce patient risk. The six principles are Target approach to planning Sequential tooth movement Managing Tongue posture Dimensional limitations (Anterior posterior transverse and vertical) Cortical surgery to enhance outcome Understanding the alveolar bone housing


Learning Objectives:

- Set treatment goals and treatment sequencing with a target approach Assess and plan for the dimensional restrictions including tongue function Recognize the option of office based surgical procedures to support the protocol discussed

Mon | 2:35 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Point & Counterpoint

1.5 CE Credits

Stephen C. Roehm DDDS, MS | Hisham Badawi DDS, MSc, PhD, MOrth, RCSEd, FRCDC | James L. Vaden DDS, MS, PC

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Speakers:

Stephen C. Roehm DDDS, MS
Hisham Badawi DDS, MSc, PhD, MOrth, RCSEd, FRCDC
Speaker Has Financial Interest
James L. Vaden DDS, MS, PC

Description:

Orthodontic mechanotherapy has improved significantly due to advancements in biomechanics and biomaterials over the past fifty years. Over the past decade some mechanotherapy techniques have claimed increased stability with their technique. Clearly traditional orthodontic treatment methods can predict and produce a result that is reasonably esthetic functional and stable. What is not clear is whether the use of newer mechanotherapies can produce treatment results that are more stable than others. > Lower Incisors Is the incisor position important for long term stability Or does its position have little effect on long term stability > Extraction Stability Are treatment cases more stable with extractions vs without extractions > What is the long term facial response to an extraction treatment compared to a non-extraction approachThe purpose of this point/counter point is to compare and contrast orthodontic treatment philosophies and to determine whether final stability and facial results are affected. Led by Dr. Roehm.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate an understanding of dental stability related to tooth positioning Explain stability as it relates to extraction/non-extraction treatment approaches Recognize the long term effect on facial response when comparing extraction vs non-extraction treatment approaches

Mon | 2:35 PM - 3:05 PM

Topic: Sleep Apnea

1.5 CE Credits

G. Thomas Kluemper DMD, MS

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Speakers:

G. Thomas Kluemper DMD, MS

Description:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is an often-undiagnosed and potentially life-threatening condition that affects at least 5% of the population. If we knew that the next mild to moderate Class II teenager we evaluate in our practice is going to develop OSA before the age of 35 would we approach his/her treatment differently Would we be less likely to offer a camouflage option and more inclined to encourage absolute correction The answer is likely to be yes. But how do we know Body mass index (BMI) and mandibular retrusion are clearly associated but not all people with a Class II malocclusion develop OSA nor are everyone with OSA necessarily overweight. The etiology of OSA is multi-variable with familial predisposition playing a role. This presentation will look at the environmental phenotypic and genetic risk factors involved in the development of OSA. Such insight might lead to an improved screening process for individuals at risk of developing OSA and may become part of our diagnostic and treatment planning protocols in orthodontics.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate important environmental and phenotypic risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea Evaluate genetic indicators that might predispose an individual to OSA Explore a different model for diagnosis and treatment planning of patients at risk for OSA

Mon | 2:35 PM - 3:05 PM

Topic: Special Topics

1.5 CE Credits

M. Alan Bagden DMD

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Speakers:

M. Alan Bagden DMD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Evolving digital technology has brought new diagnostic and treatment techniques for orthodontists to be able tofurther refine patient results. Firstadigital impression scancan betaken and sent for conversion to an IT center through the cloud.The resulting digital image is returnedto the orthodontist who canmanipulate the image on a PC incorporating particular nuances for each individual patent. This is then sent back for final conversion to an orthodontic appliance (in indirect bonding trays)includingpatient-specific wiresthat are returned to the orthodontist for application to the patient. Practitioners may question "is this what our predecessors had in mind when theycreated the original orthodontic appliances" and "where is this leading us" This lecture will give the background of orthodontic digital technology and provide photographic treatment progressionsand results produced via digital orthodontics so that the attendees canformulate their own conclusions and opinions on the current "state-of-the-art" orthodontics.


Learning Objectives:

- List the necessary steps to be taken to produce high quality digital orthodontic results Define the limitations if any of digital orthodontics Evaluate the perceived advantages and disadvantages of digital orthodonticscompared toconventional/traditional orthodontictreatment

Mon | 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Topic: Research Award Winners

1 CE Credit

Anna Nguyet Vu DMD, MS

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Speakers:

Anna Nguyet Vu DMD, MS

Description:

Is it possible that the identification of naturally missing teeth could someday lead to early detection of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) in women Based on previous studies demonstrating an association between hypodontia and different forms of cancer it certainly is possible. Research at the University of Kentucky is currently underway to unravel the mysterious genetic connection between hypodontia and EOC. This lecture will present previous findings in support of a connection between the two phenotypes introduce data to show how hypodontia is statistically associated with an Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility Loci in young healthy individuals and discuss the potential implications of this finding.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe ovarian cancer including general information and statistics in order to understand the under-recognized threat to womens health Introduce data that shows a genetic association between hypodontia and the Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility Loci rs10088218 Discuss current and future direction of research

Mon | 3:05 PM - 3:35 PM

Topic: Sleep Apnea

1.5 CE Credits

Ki Beom Kim DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ki Beom Kim DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

Maxillomandibular advancement surgery is now considered the most effective surgical treatment option for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. There are few studies showing the airway volume change after Maxillomandibular advancement surgery. Using computational fluid analysis the pathophysiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be better understood and the effectiveness of maxillomandibular advancement surgery can be evaluated.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the pathophysiology and various surgical treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea Evaluate airflow characteristics following maxillomandibular advancement surgery

Mon | 3:05 PM - 3:35 PM

Topic: Anchorage and TADs

1.5 CE Credits

Hyo-Sang Park DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Hyo-Sang Park DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

The advent of skeletal anchorage systems utilizing microimplants has changed the paradigm in orthodontic treatment toward easy and efficient mechanics especially in open bite following intrusion of molars and non-extraction by molar distalization. These devices have improved the quality of treatment not only in facial beauty after an extensive amount of anterior teeth retraction but also in the perfection of occlusion by precise control of teeth movement. As a new innovative treatment mechanic clear aligners also have opened a new era but quality of treatment is still challenged. However the microimplant can provide anchorage for proper teeth movement in posterior teeth and anterior teeth can be controlled by esthetic clear aligners. Dr. Park will present new mechanics and their advantages and disadvantages.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the advantages of microimplants to control the posterior teeth Recognize the limits and advantages of using a combined approach of microimplants and clear aligners

Mon | 3:05 PM - 3:35 PM

Topic: Special Topics

1.5 CE Credits

Mark Reynolds DDS, Med.Dent.

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Speakers:

Mark Reynolds DDS, Med.Dent.

Description:

Matters regarding genetic determinants of health and disease appeared to be much clearer seven years ago. Formidable challenges have become apparent in the elucidation of the genetic architecture underlying complex diseases including those conditions captured under the umbrella term of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The notion that simply identifying gene variants that confer either resiliency or susceptibility to disease and arranging them in additive or epistatic models would become the basis for personalized care is further from the truth than was once assumed. This presentation focuses on the emerging trends to conceptualize TMDs as complex diseases in which genes and environment including risk-conferring behaviors play a minor role in the pathogenesis of disease but much of the vulnerability is explained by gene-environment (GxE) and gene-gene (GxG) interactions.


Mon | 3:35 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Sleep Apnea

1.5 CE Credits

Alan A. Lowe DMD, Cert.Orth, PhD, FRCD(C), FACD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Alan A. Lowe DMD, Cert.Orth, PhD, FRCD(C), FACD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Recently airway size has received a great deal of attention as it directly affects snoring upper airway resistance syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Orthodontists with their knowledge and training of functional appliances and established skills to evaluate jaw position are ideally suited to provide oral appliance therapy in this field. Sleep disordered breathing patients are excellent adherents to therapy after only a few nights sleep without interruption and the subsequent restoration of adequate REM sleep. Oral appliances have a direct effect on tongue posture during sleep and help to stabilize the mandible in a closed vertical position. Long term occlusal changes in adults are predominantly dental in nature typically occur after more than two or three years of nightly wear and continue with time. A better response to appliance therapy is seen in those adult post titration subjects who exhibit a more anterior velopharyngeal wall a larger radius of curvature of the airway and an increase in velopharyngeal size. A funded clinical trial has been underway for the last three years to develop clinical protocols for the use of oral appliance therapy for sleep disordered breathing in a child population. By evaluating orthodontic records (questionnaires x-rays and dental study models) together with overnight sleep studies before and after treatment new applications for oral appliance use and new protocols for therapy in children have been defined.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe the indications contraindications advantages and disadvantages of the currently-available appliances in the field Titrate an adjustable oral appliance to achieve the maximum effectiveness for the treatment of snoring and/or OSA Describe the results of clinical trials designed to compare the effectiveness of specific oral appliances and how they might compare to nasal continuous positive airway pressure or surgical procedures

Mon | 3:35 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Anchorage and TADs

1.5 CE Credits

Eung-Kwon Pae DDS, MSc, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Eung-Kwon Pae DDS, MSc, PhD

Description:

Molar intrusion has been considered one of the most challenging orthodontic tooth movements to achieve which used to require rather aggressive treatment modalities such as surgical interventions when severe. Although the orthognathic surgeries are indicative and very much beneficial at timesrecent advancements in TADshave madesuch difficult tasks as intruding molars 5-6 mm appear trivial. Thus surgeries can be avoided. However open bite malocclusions compounded with breathing problems are still challenging not because of the difficulties in biomechanics with TADs but because of the challenges in diagnosis and guarded-retention plan. It should be emphasized that all treatment efforts for intruding molars must begin by being diagnosed as an airway-compounded open-bite case. Here a novel interpretation of old data rooted in respiratory physiology is introduced.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine what cephalometric measurements warn of breathing difficulty Recognize how and what three-dimensional image helps diagnosis Evaluate indications for prolonged mini-implants use

Mon | 3:35 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: Special Topics

1.5 CE Credits

Guy Coby DMD, Cert.Orth

Sessions:

Speakers:

Guy Coby DMD, Cert.Orth

Description:

NiTi wire properties differ significantly. These differences will be reviewed with suggestions to maximize treatment and cost effectiveness. Twists loop configurations temperature modification dimples coils crimpable stops and auxiliary wires will be shown to gain increased advantage of NiTi wire properties. Applications of molar distalization gaining space and correction of significantly displaced teeth will be covered. Additional tips some for daily use in your practice will be offered.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe several clinical applications of using NiTi wires for effective tooth movement Explain superelasticity in terms of its clinical applications Explain shape memory in terms of its clinical applications

Tue | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 1

1.5 CE Credits

Wellington Jose Rody Jr. DDS, Cert.Orth, MS

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Speakers:

Wellington Jose Rody Jr. DDS, Cert.Orth, MS

Description:

The orthodontic field is enthusiastic about the new breakthroughs with the fast development of different appliance systems contemporary clinical devices and translational research. Nevertheless the treatment of class II malocclusion is still a highly debated topic. Although modern approaches have the promise of extending orthodontics to even more potential patients and improving the quality of care history has proven that an ideal blend of the old and the new may be the most successful way to provide state-of-the art orthodontic treatment. The ultimate goal of this lecture is to introduce a decision tree to assist in choosing the best treatment plan for your class II patient. Surgical and non-surgical cases will be presented to illustrate current trends in orthodontics and their potential impact on traditional clinical interventions. Particular emphasis will be placed on the rationale of different treatment protocols stability and multidisciplinary approach.


Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: Asking the Experts

1.5 CE Credits

James A. McNamara DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

James A. McNamara DDS, PhD

Description:

As an innovation for this Annual Session we invited a group of experts to answer questions posed by orthodontic residents from all over the USA. The questions were presented to the experts according to their area of expertise. The result is here for everyone to enjoy. We thank the experts for agreeing to participate and opening their hearts and minds to provide the answers we are searching for. The experts' sessions are scattered throughout the Doctors Scientific Program. This speaker will address the following 1. How does Rapid Maxillary Expansion fit into your current practice philosophy 2. Why bonded RME instead of banded ones 3. How does RME affect the vertical dimension 4. For the last 20 or so years you have talked about the spontaneous improvement in Class II malocclusion following maxillary expansion in the mixed dentition. Many respected orthodontic researchers disagree with you. What is your position today in respect to the concept that when the mandible is free to move forward positive conditions are created for growth to occur How do you compare it to functional appliances 5. Does expansion decrease the incidence of maxillary canine impaction when they are noted to be overlapping the laterals on the pan 6. What are your experiences with dehiscences/fenestrations in the area of the maxillary first molars following treatment in patients treated with pre-emptive maxillary expansion Have you looked at any of these patients with CBCT following treatment vs a control group that has not been expanded 7. Beyond your findings as to the effects of RMEs there are claims that these devices affect the airway snoring cures nocturnal enuresis cures allergies and asthma. What do you say 8. What options of treatment do you provide for your patients who are non-compliant in early class II therapy and/or poor growers especially those that are vertically sensitive 9. Do functional appliances induce TMDs 10. What are the percentages of relapse when using a functional appliance


Learning Objectives:

- see questions in lecture description

Tue | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 2

0 CE Credits

Apostolos I. Tsolakis DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Apostolos I. Tsolakis DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

The pathophysiology and etiology of the impaction of primary molars and permanent first and second molars will be discussed. It will be addressed how combined radiological and clinical data usually lead to a more accurate prognosis. A number of clinical cases and various treatment protocols will be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the etiology of impacted primary and permanent molars Introduce treatment protocols for impacted primary molars Review and discuss various techniques for uprighting and movement of impacted permanent molars

Tue | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 3

1.5 CE Credits

Julia Fiedotin Harfin Prof, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Julia Fiedotin Harfin Prof, PhD

Description:

Most of the questions regarding the possibility to achieve excellent results with lingual orthodontics were already answered .New types of wires and brackets helped us reach our objectives in a very efficient manner .This presentation will show how some old myths have fallen and how new clinical tips can help attain excellent results Alternative treatments in challenging cases and long term results will be dealt with. New research about wire corrosion and how they could affect our treatments as well as new protocols in lingual orthodontics will also be discussed. This presentation will show that it is possible to treat all types of malocclusions with lingual brackets no matter how much periodontal attachment is present and will provide a series of guidelines that will help to achieve excellent long term results.


Tue | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 1

1.5 CE Credits

Yasuhiko Asai DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Yasuhiko Asai DDS, PhD

Description:

Post-treatment changes reported in many of the published papers cover both retention and post-retention periods. Do any changes occur during retentionIf so in which area of thedentitiondo these changes occur and to what extentThis lecture reports on a study which was aimed at clarifying the following with special emphasis on changes during retention through the assessment of the dental models and treatment records of 300 patients obtained before treatment at the beginning of retention and after the end of retention Changes in the upper and lower arches during retention effectiveness of retainers relationship between types of malocclusions and changes during retention changes occur during retention in extraction vs. non-extraction cases.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate post-treatment changes in the upper and lower arches during retention Evaluate effectiveness of the bonded lingual retainer (BLR) for upper anterior teeth Determine the difference of post-treatment changes during retention between extraction and non-extraction cases

Tue | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 2

0 CE Credits

Abbas Rafik Zaher BDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Abbas Rafik Zaher BDS, MS, PhD

Description:

Orthodontic treatment carries a substantial risk to the enamel of the teeth. Enamel damages due to demineralization bonding and debonding procedures and resin clean-up. These adverse effects are materialized in the change in the color of enamel. White spot lesions represent an immediate color change principally due to inadequacy of oral hygiene practice. Changes in surface characteristics warrants delayed enamel staining witnessed after treatment. This lecture presents some evidence-based clinical strategies for the preservation of enamel during orthodontic treatment.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate ways to increase enamel resistance to decalcification Relate the recommended methods to improve early developed white spots Illustrate recommended methods for removal of residual resins and enamel finishing

Tue | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 3

1.5 CE Credits

Tian Min Xu DDS, Cert.Orth.

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Tian Min Xu DDS, Cert.Orth.

Description:

At last orthodontists find the strongest anchorage implant anchorage to change patients face However with the wide application of CBCT technology we see more and more incisor roots moving out of alveolar bone. Then our specialty faces the question of how to balance facial esthetics and periodontal health. This lecture based on a CBCT study on 14 cadaver heads and several other cephlometric studies on 4 bicuspids extraction cases will discuss the limitation of teeth movements. Dr. Xu advises a physiologic anchorage control philosophy.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the diagnostic value of CBCT on alveolar dehiscence and fenestration Recognize the limitation of teeth movement Demonstrate a new solution to save anchorage

Tue | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 3

1.5 CE Credits

Athanasios Athanasiou DDS, MSD, Dent

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Athanasios Athanasiou DDS, MSD, Dent

Description:

This presentation willsystematically review the management of various types of face asymmetries in young and adult patients including hemifacial microsomia mandibular condyle fracture TMJ ankylosis hemimandibular hypertrophy/elongationand soft tissue pathology.


Learning Objectives:

- Illustrate differential diagnosisof face asymmetries Recognize etiology-based orthodontic and/or surgical treatment of face asymmetries

Tue | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 1

1.5 CE Credits

Kai-Woh Loh BDS, MDS

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Kai-Woh Loh BDS, MDS

Description:

Placing dental implants crowns and bridges require the remaining teeth in the oral cavity to be in ideal positions. Often this is not the case. Orthodontists can help by moving the remaining teeth to positions that can help dentists and prosthodontists do their job effectively. The state of art orthodontic procedures can help move teeth to positions where we cannot in the past.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate up righting teeth for dental crowns and bridge construction Evaluate space distribution for prostodontic procedures

Tue | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 2

1.5 CE Credits

Marcela De La Rosa DDS, MSD

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Marcela De La Rosa DDS, MSD

Description:

Treating an adult patient is quite common nowadays. Planning orthodontic treatment for these patients goes beyond esthetics and achieving a Class I occlusion. An adult malocclusion in contrast to an adolescent onemay have suffered abrasion periodontal deterioration loss of teeth etc. All these events creating a Bolton discrepancy which may impede an excellent orthodontic result.The ideal dimensions of anterior teethmight not apply in all adult cases due to the above-mentioned factors. The presentation reviews the actual space requirementsand how theseare managed in adult malocclusions andrestoredto make them ideal foreach individualcase where an anterior tooth is absent.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize that the ideal dimensions of anterior teeth cannot by applied in every case Review methods to find the best dimensions for future restored teeth considering both arches

Tue | 9:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: Point & Counterpoint

1.5 CE Credits

Martyn Cobourne BDS(Hons), MSc, PhD, FDSRCS, FDSOrthRCS | Nigel Harradine BDS, FDS RCS Ecin, FDS RCS Eng, M.Orth, MSc(Orth), MB, BS | Birte Melsen DDS, Odont.

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Speakers:

Martyn Cobourne BDS(Hons), MSc, PhD, FDSRCS, FDSOrthRCS
Nigel Harradine BDS, FDS RCS Ecin, FDS RCS Eng, M.Orth, MSc(Orth), MB, BS
Birte Melsen DDS, Odont.

Description:

The introduction of self ligation brackets especially the Damon bracket revolutionized the orthodontic treatment approach with respect to treatment time chair time and biological reaction to orthodontic forces. Over the almost 15 years since the introduction of the Damon bracket topics related to the self-ligating brackets have frequently been focused on both clinical reports and well-designed research projects. The intention with this point/counterpoint session is to illustrated the impact of these new brackets on the orthodontic profession and the reaction of the clinician to the gradually appearing evidence supporting or rejecting the claims. The type of marketing will also be discussed and the relevance of critical evaluation of both marketing material and orthodontic literature will be stressed.


Learning Objectives:

- Define friction binding and nothing and their relevance in relation to rate of tooth movement Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using self ligation brackets Distinguish between claims and evidence-based findings

Tue | 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 6

1.5 CE Credits

Paul Jonathan Sandler BDS, MSc, FDSRCPS, MOrthRCS

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Paul Jonathan Sandler BDS, MSc, FDSRCPS, MOrthRCS
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

This lecture will consider the published literature on temporary anchorage devices over the past 30 years. It will concentrate on all the Randomized Clinical Trials (RTC) that would stand up to scientific scrutiny and will summarize the findings of these trials. A new UK RCT will also be described in some detail which compares TADs with more conventional methods of anchorage reinforcement and the results will be shared. Suggestions for avenues of future research will also be made.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the research carried out regarding TADs over the past three decades Relate a summary of the available high quality scientific evidence Explain how TADs actually compare to Headgear for use in maximum anchorage cases

Tue | 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 4

0 CE Credits

Joaquin Zagarra DDS, MDS

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Joaquin Zagarra DDS, MDS

Description:

Widely accepted craniofacial growth theories have failed to provide much needed explanations in the field of morphogenesis of complex biological organisms and systems like the craniofacial complex. A critical look at current growth theory has inevitably led to the search for innovative approaches to the extraordinary problem of how organizational information is originated transmitted and used in the formation of sophisticated biological structures. New and exciting approaches will be presented along with challenging research areas that will keep biologists and students of the craniofacial complex busy for the next decades.


Learning Objectives:

- Review current growth theories in biology and the craniofacial system Recognize the complexities of the process of morphogenesis Relate current and future avenues of research in the biology of growth and development

Tue | 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 5

1.5 CE Credits

Mattheos Sanoudos DDS, PhD

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Mattheos Sanoudos DDS, PhD
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Nicotine is an alkaloid that acts as a powerful stimulant in humans. This effect is the main cause for the dependence-forming properties of smoking. In this lecture the pharmacological and behavioral characteristics that determine tobacco addiction will be reviewed. Regarding the effects on bone emphasis will be given on the vascular effects of nicotine and the connection between osteogenesis and angiogenesis. The mechanism that nicotine affects these two phenomena will be explained using an experimental model in the expanded maxillary suture of Sprague-Dawley rats.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate nicotine is delivered through smoking and causes addiction Recognize how nicotine affects the circulation Explain how the vascular effects of nicotine affect bone healing and osteogenesis

Tue | 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 6

0 CE Credits

Sumit Yadav BDS, MDS, PhD

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Sumit Yadav BDS, MDS, PhD

Description:

The rate of orthodontic tooth movement is dependent on the rate of bone resorption occurring in the compressed periodontium in the direction of orthodontic force applied to the tooth. Development of new methods for accelerating orthodontic tooth movement has been strongly desired for shortening of the overall treatment time.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate an applicable way of shortening treatment time by inducing bone catabolic bone modeling Evaluate the current status of accelerated tooth movement approaches Relate the molecular and cellular signaling mechanism for accelerated tooth movement

Tue | 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 5

0 CE Credits

Yanheng Zhou DDS, PhD, AdvDipOrth, MOrthRCSEdin | Zhihe Zhao DDS, PhD

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Yanheng Zhou DDS, PhD, AdvDipOrth, MOrthRCSEdin
Zhihe Zhao DDS, PhD

Description:

This study was designed to investigate how biomechanical factors including healing time implantation location inserting method and bone density play important roles in the stability of microscrew anchorage and to evaluate the biomechanical effects and side effects of using microscrews in the dental clinic.


Learning Objectives:

- Learning Objective Evaluate how biomechanical factors affect microscrew anchorage.

Tue | 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 4

1.5 CE Credits

Will Alan Andrews DDS

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Will Alan Andrews DDS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Orthodontists have diagnostic responsibility for six areas of the orofacial complex including the dental arches AP jaw positions jaw widths jaw heights chin prominence and occlusion. Their characteristics when optimal will be defined and a new 3D classification system will be described. Current research that supports optimal treatment goals for these six areas will be reviewed.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate new scientifically defendable treatment goals for the jaws and teeth Assess a new 3-dimensional classification system for jaws and teeth

Tue | 10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 4

1.5 CE Credits

Didier Fillion DDS

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Didier Fillion DDS

Description:

Lingual orthodontics has been changed considerably for ten years due mainly to the use of CAD/CAM technology.Most of lingual systems use digital set-up to increase the accuracy of bracket positioning and consequently to improve the final result.Moreover the Digital Lingual Straightwire ( DLS ) system position the brackets on digital set-up in order to be able to use straight wires. By using standard brackets ( self-ligating or non)and preformed straightwires the DLS system is not only the most simple digital system but also provides many advantages like chairtime and treatment time reductionbetter torque control easier mechanics and more confort for patients. DLS system represents a system of lingual orthodontics including digital high technology and clinical systems based on 25 years of exclusive lingual orthodontic practice. After detailing the specific building of a digital set-up we will cover all aspects of clinical procedures describing the most advanced clinical protocols for all sequences of treatment.Several treated cases will be showed particularly cases using stripping miniscrew anchorage and frictionless mechanics.


Learning Objectives:

- Define the procedure for building a digital set-up Relate archwire sequences with straightwire technique for extractionand non-extraction

Tue | 10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 6

1.5 CE Credits

Samuel I. Roldan Cert.Orth

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Samuel I. Roldan Cert.Orth

Description:

This presentation will focus on new methods of treating children of various ages with Class III malocclusion. A novel approach for protracting the maxilla with 3mm and 6 mm miniscrew implants placed in the maxilla and mandible will be presented. In addition it will be shown that mandibular cervical-pull headgear with and without miniscrew implants can be used to effectively treat Class III patients. 2D and 3D superimpositions will show that these treatment procedures not only protract the maxilla but also substantially remodel the mandible. Furthermore it will be shown that the treatment outcomes can be modeled prior to treatment using the finite element method (FEM).


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss what to expect in different Class III treatment approaches when biomechanics are taken into account Correlate how different treatment options for Class III growing patients produce specific remodeling patterns of the craniofacial skeleton Demonstrate how modeling treatment designs and using new technologies is critical to the understanding of the success-failure ratio in treating growing patients

Tue | 10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 5

0 CE Credits

Jing Zhou DDS, MSD, PhD

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Speakers:

Jing Zhou DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

Management of missing molars can be challenging due to compromised periodontal conditions of adult patients.The space can be handled either with implant placement or orthodontic space closure. With a thorough understanding of bone biology and the biomechanics of tooth movement the use of periodontally accelerated tooth movement can be an alternative to traditional orthodontic space closure.


Learning Objectives:

- Review bone biology and biomechanic considerations of moving teeth with compromised periodontal conditions Recognize the role of periodontally accelerated tooth movement in the management of missing molars

Tue | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 8

1.5 CE Credits

Vicente Hernandez-Soler MD, DMD, MSc, MPH

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Vicente Hernandez-Soler MD, DMD, MSc, MPH

Description:

CBCT allows us to capture the skeletal dental and soft-tissue structures of the face. However the CBCT data-set alone does not provide sufficient information of the dental surfaces due to scattering artifacts from teeth with fillings and brackets. This is important in treatment simulation and fabrication of the surgical wafer. Intraoral dental scanning is replacing indirect scanning of the plaster or impressions because it eliminates steps and provides better accuracy. Accurate 3D dental images can be obtained by scanning dental structures directly in the mouth and integrated into the maxillofacial CBCT images with minimal error. The dental part of the CBCT image is replaced with laser scanned dental images which have detailed surface information. Integration of the digital model into the CBCT model has some problems. The resulting composite image can be used clinically not only to diagnose dentofacial deformities but also for treatment simulations and treatment evaluation comparing before/after surgery and planning/after surgery


Learning Objectives:

- Learning objectives Develop a 3D protocol for virtual orthognatic planning that includes orientation substitution of occlusal dental surfaces from intraoral dental scanning segmentation osteotomies and landmarking virtual jaw movements models in occlusion and collision detection transfer to the operation with surgical wafer produced CAD/CAM

Tue | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 9

1.5 CE Credits

Mithran S. Goonewardene BDS, MMSc, FIDC, FADI

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Mithran S. Goonewardene BDS, MMSc, FIDC, FADI

Description:

The introduction of temporary anchors in contemporary orthodontics has offered the clinician opportunities to manage complex tooth movements without some of the biomechanical side effects from conventional appliances alone. The clinician is presented with a broad array of temporary anchors from screws to plates of various forms all with purported advantages. The appeal of the anchors has resulted in possible overzealous application in circumstances when carefully planned and expertly executed fixed appliance alone may have sufficed. Dr Goonewardene will outline a range of appliances available to the clinician and a critical assessment of the theoretical perspectives for their proposed use.


Learning Objectives:

- Summarize an overview of contemporary biomechanical applications related to temporary anchors Compare various types of temporary anchors Determine which clinical applications of temporary anchors provide a valuable predictable enhancement of orthodontic treatment mechanics

Tue | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 7

0 CE Credits

Pradip R. Shetye DDS, BDS, MDS

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Pradip R. Shetye DDS, BDS, MDS

Description:

Maxillary hypoplasia is a common finding in patients with cleft lip and palate. Management of this condition has been a challenge to the orthodontist. Orthodontic intervention to treat maxillary hypoplasia can start as early as primary dentition and sometimes treatment can extend to the completion of the skeletal growth. This presentation will focus on treatment options and protocols in the management of patients with cleft lip and palate associated with maxillary hypoplasia in primary transitional and permanent dentition as well after patient attains skeletal maturity. Treatment outcomes studies following protraction headgear early maxillary distraction and orthognathic surgery will be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate the timing and objectives of orthodontic interventions during the different phases of growth Discuss long-term outcomes of protraction headgear early maxillary distraction and orthognathic surgery in patients born with cleft lip and palate

Tue | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 9

1.5 CE Credits

Joseph Bouserhal DDS, MDS, DURCO, DUOLG, DUIT

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Joseph Bouserhal DDS, MDS, DURCO, DUOLG, DUIT

Description:

Smile esthetics is considered to be the main objective to fulfill during our orthodontic treatment. In handling our patients list of problems we frequently ask ourselves Do we have to consider the incisor position ONLY in the sagittal plane or more and more in the vertical Should we have to apply a SYSTEMIZED treatment approach or must we INDIVIDUALIZE our treatment planning Our orthodontic philosophy has to consider the initial vertical position of upper and lower incisors at rest and during smiling in order to set up individualized treatment objectives and to attain the best final esthetic result. Therefore we have to apply individualized mechanics depending on facial growth pattern occlusal plane inclination and smile line position.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate the importance of an individualized treatment philosophy Determine stress on upper and lower incisors position evaluation to the smile line Illustrate how to plan mechanotherapy according to different individual factors

Tue | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 8

1.5 CE Credits

Madhur Upadhyay BDS, MDS, MDentSc

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Madhur Upadhyay BDS, MDS, MDentSc

Description:

The fundamentals of tooth movement lie in understanding two broad concepts the biology and the mechanics so that a predictable and calibrated movement can be attained with minimal side effects. Of these two an orthodontist can potentially have complete control over the mechanics involved in tooth movement. In this lecture Dr. Upadhyay will focus on the principles of mechanics for moving teeth to close extraction spaces. In the past few years the impetus at the Division of Orthodontics University of Connecticut has been to make mechanics simple easy and convenient to execute so that it becomes a tool which every orthodontist can employ to prevent round tripping and obtain better results in a shorter period of time. Through this lecture Dr. Upadhyay will share the progress that has been made toward this goal. Clinical trials theoretical frameworks and clinical cases will be presented to support this argument.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate how the application of a force and a moment/couple can bring about various types of tooth movement during space closure Analyze the fundamentals involved in sliding mechanics

Tue | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 7

1.5 CE Credits

Nejat Erverdi PhD

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Nejat Erverdi PhD

Description:

Bone grafting is a common method which is used by many clinicians for the repair of alveolar defects. On the other hand it has some limitations lack of soft tissue cover of bone graft and possible resorption of the graft due to the over tension of the soft tissue cover are the well known disadvantages. Distraction osteogenesis is a well known method which was used successfully to produce some new bone. It is unique for the closure of huge cleft defects which require both the hard and the soft tissue material. In this presentation a special appliance called AWDA (Archwise Distraction Appliance) will be introduced. By means of this appliance it is possible to distract the maxillary anterior segment to correct the Class III situation and close the alveolar gap and obtain rapid maxillary expansion with the same appliance and at the same period. During the presentation the appliance will be introduced and the treatment of some severe cleft cases will be discussed on some treated cases.


Learning Objectives:

- Learning Ojbectives Demonstrate cleft palate treatment Relate use of distraction osteogenesis

Tue | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 9

1.5 CE Credits

Thierry M. De Coster DDS, MSD, SpecOrtho

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Thierry M. De Coster DDS, MSD, SpecOrtho

Description:

The importance of the transverse development of the upper maxilla was already understood and the rapid expansion undergone more than 100 years ago by ENT doctors and orthodontists. Nevertheless that dimension of the maxillae was neglected by orthodontists looking only at the sagittal relationships. The transverse development of the upper jaw has not only an effect on arch size for the proper alignment of the teeth but also a functional importance for breathing swallowing and the equilibrium of all the functional activities around the oral nasal and pharyngeal spheres. This presentation will talk about the Surgically Assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansions (SARME) using a bone anchored protocol which is directly issued from the distraction osteogenesis techniques. Their advantages compared to the traditional SARME (teeth anchored) will be discussed scientific arguments will support the lecture and clinical treated cases will be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize importance of the development of the maxilla for prevention of OSA and for the establishment of a harmonious functional environment Evaluate the benefits and the efficiency of SARME using the Evidence Based research and 3D imaging Demonstrate the technique of Bone-Anchored SARME

Tue | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 7

1.5 CE Credits

Yoon-Ah Kook DDS, PhD

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Speakers:

Yoon-Ah Kook DDS, PhD
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Ideally distalization required bodily molar movement without tipping or extrusion. Uneven positioning of the palatal arms during placement may cause inflammation. Currently the design of the palatal plate was modified by adding tubes to the screw holes to encounter gingival overgrowth. In addition a jig was applied during placement to keep even space between the arms and palatal slopes. Most of previous non-compliance appliances have lead to a considerable amount of crown distal tipping which might increase relapse rate. But our clinical findings showed that distalization with palatal plate can induce root distal tipping which can assure stability of the outcome according to CBCT evaluation. Palatal anchorage plate is an efficient appliance for non-extraction treatment of Class II malocclusion in adolescents with mixed dentition as well as in adults. The indications and mechanotherapy of the appliance will be discussed through various cases.


Learning Objectives:

- Illustrate the reduction of inflammation by using screw tubes and jig Relate the characteristics of palatal bone and soft tissue in adolescents Evaluate effective molar distalization in comparison to buccal approach

Tue | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Topic: State of the Art Orthodontics Around the World - 8

1.5 CE Credits

Colleen Desire Forsberg MDS

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Colleen Desire Forsberg MDS

Description:

Market and convenience driven appliances are positioning themselves as the ultimate orthodontic solutions. This presentation aims to trace the evolution claims and contemporary standpoints with respect to self ligation brackets in particular and self ligation therapy in general. Evidence-based orthodontic Literature research findings and clinical case reports will be used to illustrate the modern day truths concepts and grey areas surrounding the claims made by manufacturers of these brackets. This presentation will conclude by dwelling on characteristics and fundamentals that should be considered while choosing an ideal bracket system .


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate what one should desire from an ideal bracket Determine if the hype is worth the benefit for self-ligation Analyze contemporary scientific perspectives on self-ligation

Staff Sessions

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Igor G. Lavrin BDS, MMSc

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Speakers:

Igor G. Lavrin BDS, MMSc
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Do you ever wonder why the doctor makes certain decisions about treatment Why does he or she do it that way This lecture will give you the opportunity to step into the orthodontists brain to give you some understanding of day-to-day decisions that must be made in efficient clinical orthodontic care. Topics include diagnosis of the patient treatment mechanics retention and use of certain products. Some reference will be made to the literature to provide evidence- based material. This lecture assumes basic clinical orthodontic knowledge.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate a better understanding of the orthodontists thought pattern in diagnosis treatment planning and treatment Evaluate pertinent orthodontic literature to learn the basis of orthodontic evidence Apply related clinical cases for efficient orthodontic care

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

LeeAnn Peniche

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LeeAnn Peniche
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Patients have it. Professional partners have it. And its vital that we have it too. Its an eye for excellence...in service technology results and overall patient care. As an insider its often too easy to let things slide to overlook the small details that make for a big and exciting patient experience. This lecture will focus on achieving excellence in the eyes of patients professional partners and the community. Discover how others view you and learn how you can ensure that the view they have is one of sincerity professionalism and orthodontic excellence. Learn how to create passionate patient referrals discover what your new patient process is saying about you and gain insight into the minds of your referring doctors. Dont miss this inspiring lecture certain to give you a view from the top


Learning Objectives:

- View your practice through the eyes of your patients community and professionals Create the passionate referral Recognize how to achieve excellence in the new patient process Increase your case acceptance

Sat | 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

3 CE Credits

Robert M. Stutman BA

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Robert M. Stutman BA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

For the first time in history automobile accidents are no longer the leading cause of death by accident in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control announced that in 2009 (the most recent year for which we have statistics) THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH BY ACCIDENT WAS DRUG OVERDOSE. The single largest cause of death by drugs in the U.S. was prescription drugs. More people die of prescription drug overdose then heroin cocaine and methamphetamine combined. The saddest part may be that these prescription drugs do not come from some foreign country but are very often the result of prescriptions written by doctors and/or dentists. We (parents and medical professionals) have in many ways become the largest source of supply for drugs leading to overdose in the U.S. How long are we going to let this epidemic of accidental deaths and addiction run rampant in the U.S. And what about your practice Too often by the time medical and dental professionals receive the facts about drugs it is the result of a potential incident involving their practice. The real tragedy is that this incident isvery often preventable. Bob Stutman will provide you with the best research available and the tools to protect your practiceyour family and your community.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe substance abuse statistics and trends in 2012 and how they differ from previous generations such as Which drugs are most commonly being misused/abused Who is likely to abuse/misuse prescription drugs and at what age are they likely to begin What are the leading sources of supply of drugs being misused Discuss what actions medical professionals can take to better identify and prevent prescription drug misuse/abuse and diversion

Sat | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Jackie Dorst BS, RDH

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Jackie Dorst BS, RDH
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Instrument sterilization is an on-going challenge for busy orthodontic practices. Chaos reigns in the sterilization room when there is inadequate inventory of instruments and hand pieces for the through-put time. The schedule suffers when the ortho team struggles to clean and sterilize instruments with inefficient cleaning and often antiquated sterilization equipment a cramped sterilization room and inadequate cabinet storage resulting in sterilization room chaos. Come laugh and learn as attendees watch the Undercover orthodontist struggle with instrument sterilization Just as in the television show the Undercover Boss difficulties highlight changes needed to improve orthodontic instrument sterilization. Jackie will provide cost-effective solutions to eliminate sterilization bottlenecks and improve efficiency for the orthodontic team. Both doctor and staff will benefit from the practical time-saving tips learned in this seminar.


Learning Objectives:

- List the five steps for instrument sterilization Demonstrate proper sterile instrument packaging Evaluate sterile instrument storage Describe methods for hand piece cleaning lubrication and sterilization

Sat | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Jackie Shoemaker

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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. In this presentation Jackie Shoemaker will apply that definition to your practice. Using an extensive knowledge of accounting principles and consummate experience in the orthodontic industry Jackie will inform both doctors and staff members how to accurately measure their practices 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 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

Sat | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Paul Gange Sr. BS, BA

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Speakers:

Paul Gange Sr. BS, BA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Indirect bonding can be one of the most technique sensitive appliances to fabricate in the orthodontic office. It can also be on of the most accurate efficient and stress-free means of delivering brackets in the mouth. This seminar will show you the proper steps to accurate tray formation and the correct technique sequence to deliver the brackets onto any type of enamel or non-enamel surface. As our journey takes us from impression to ligation I will show you the keys to avoid trouble along the way.


Learning Objectives:

- Fabricate an accurate indirect tray in office Demonstrate how to indirect bond to all enamel and non-enamel surfaces Reduce failures with the indirect technique

Sat | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Robert D. Elliott DMD, MS, PA

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Speakers:

Robert D. Elliott DMD, MS, PA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Are you and your office team prepared to respond and handle a patient having a sudden medical emergency A medical emergency is not only limited to a patient but could happen to a parent grandparent or other visitor to your office. In addition to the more common disorders and conditions that may arise and how they may be managed this course will provide the orthodontist and team members with updates on a variety of emergency medical situations and procedures in a fun and entertaining way.


Learning Objectives:

- Prepare the office and team to handle medical emergencies Prevent many medical emergencies from occurring in the office and systematically assess acute medical problemswhen theyarise State current techniques used to handle the initial management of common medical emergencies

Sat | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Char Eash

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Char Eash
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This session will provide the skill sets to evaluate how your schedule serves the orthodontic consumer. Script how to sell appointments from each job design whether answering the phone or dismissing an arch wire. How we present appointments should create profitability for the practice. A goal-driven schedule will drive the bottom line of the progressive practice today. Keep the team on track by evaluating updating and installing a schedule that markets the practice well.


Learning Objectives:

- Provide a communication skill set for a team approach to selling appointments Design tips for a profitable and enjoyable doctor/assistant/chairtime schedule template Market the practice by communicating choice times to serve the consumer at the highest level

Sat | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Jane Soxman DDS, Cert.PedDent

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Jane Soxman DDS, Cert.PedDent

Description:

This course will discuss various presentations and challenges that the orthodontic staff may encounter. Soft tissue presentations protocol for identification intervention and management of decalcification treating children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder and autism spectrum disorders along with behavior guidance for patients and parents will be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Identification and intervention for soft tissue presentations Increase understanding of the etiology of decalcification process Risk assessment prevention and treatment for white spot lesions Understand ADHD and Autism with considerations for orthodontic treatment Behavior guidance for challenging patients and parents

Sat | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

0 CE Credits

Kayla Hoorelbeke MBA

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Kayla Hoorelbeke MBA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

If the word salesman conjures up images of a used car lot the Shamwow guy or even Dwight Schrute then its time to redefine your outlook. Treatment coordinators take on the role of a salesperson everyday. However there is a methodical approach to sales based upon proven business principles that will bring about successful results and build positive relationships for the practice. Whether youre already a stellar performer in terms of case acceptance or if youre looking for areas of improvement this presentation will provide you with a fresh positive outlook on sales techniques to enhance your position.


Learning Objectives:

- Dissect case acceptance in a revolutionary way to gain more detailed insight into marketing performance vs. sales performance Recognize the communication principles and verbal techniques of a successful saleswoman Identify stages of the selling process and ways to relate to new patients

Sat | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1 CE Credit

Timothy Scott Trulove DMD, MS

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Speakers:

Timothy Scott Trulove DMD, MS

Description:

Autism Spectrum disorder is more commonly diagnosed now than in previous decades. The prevalence has been reported to be as high as 1 in 110 children born in the United States. With this increase in the number of children on the Autism spectrum the orthodontist can expect to see more of these patients in coming years. This presentation will attempt to educate those in attendance about the understood and misunderstood aspects of caring for these special needs patients. We will define Autism Spectrum Disorder and its varying presentations along with the etiological and epidemiological factors associated with it. Medical treatments both traditional and non-traditional and their role in the treatment of the autistic patient will be discussed. The effects of Autism on the patient parents and siblings play an important part in understanding the family dynamics that are present with the autistic patient and we will identify characteristics that should be considered when a patient and the family decide that orthodontic treatment is necessary for their child. Finally helpful tools for the clinical management of the autistic patient will be identified and presented to aid the practitioner in the successful treatment of these unique individuals


Learning Objectives:

- Define Autism Spectrum Disorder its etiology and epidemiology Identify the unique problems faced by the autistic patient and the family Identify a protocol for evaluation and successful treatment for the autistic patient

Sat | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1 CE Credit

Natalie M. Parisi DDS

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Speakers:

Natalie M. Parisi DDS

Description:

One of the greatest joys we have in our profession is seeing the smile of that patient who just had braces removed and is thrilled with their new fantastic healthy smile. One of the greatest disappointments is when that same patient returns to our office with some type of relapse A space has opened a tooth has rotated or possibly the bite is shifting. These moments are not only disappointing for the orthodontist and the orthodontic team they are costly and detrimental to practice building.They increase overhead and take up unnecessary chair time.This lecture will share retention philosophies that all team members should know and how new technologies are changing our retention protocols.


Learning Objectives:

- Prevent future relapse by identifying key risk factors Identify what the best choice of correction may be Propose new technologies for retention protocols in their practice

Sat | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1 CE Credit

Barbara Herzog BA, CDPMA

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Speakers:

Barbara Herzog BA, CDPMA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Clinical excellence is the groundwork for a great orthodontic result. But without a strong cornerstone things can crumble. Having solid fee presentation skills is the strength and development of your practice a great cornerstone. Throughout this presentation youll learn how to delicately yet effectively ease any concerns and answer any questions about the treatment fee keeping it comfortable for the patient yet have the strength to grow the practice. The right words and the right options are the cornerstone. Youll also learn some tips on handling higher case fees shorter treatment times second opinions and incorporating insurance benefits. Building an excellent orthodontic foundation with a strong financial cornerstone will result in your patients scheduling treatment in your office today.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss how to give Fee Presentations that bring positive results Demonstrate verbal skills for better fee presentations Explain how to effectively utilize all financial options for patients

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Carolyn Friedman

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Speakers:

Carolyn Friedman
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Has everyone on staff received proper training Many times it is thought that only clinical staff needs training but there are definite benefits to training every position in the practice. We will cover what training is necessary to insure you provide excellent quality care for your patients and that your staff work effectively. Make sure all members of your team have the same options available to insure their success.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine what is necessary in the way of training for each position Identify who should be in charge of training Explain why is it necessary to provide training to patients

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Rita Bauer

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Speakers:

Rita Bauer

Description:

There is nothing more frustrating than to spend time and effort taking patient photographs and then find your pictures dont measure up to the required standards. Are your pictures too dark too light or fuzzy Is your doctor complaining about the quality of your pictures Learn from the mistakes of others to find the solution to your photographic problems


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate the function settings on the camera and how to get consistently well-exposed photographs Identify the clinical requirements of a standardized photographic patient record and recognize what differentiates a good clinical photograph from a poor or even misleading image Assess which accessories make great intra-oral photography possible and enable you take excellent views in record time

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

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Speakers:

Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

Description:

In the orthodontic practice staff members perform administrative support and clinical work. Out of this activity they can both cause and prevent malpractice claims. This risk management program co-sponsored by the AAOs Council on Insurance and AAOIC (RRG) discusses malpractice exposure and risk avoidance for staff members. The program speaker is Elizabeth Franklin the claims manager at AAO Services Inc. Liz has managed the handling of all AAOIC (RRG) orthodontic malpractice claims for over 13 years. She will use actual office incidents and real malpractice claim summaries to exemplify problem areas of the practice and suggest activities and procedures to help staff members minimize malpractice claim exposure in your office. There will be a Q & A session to answer questions about the program or any office problems.


Learning Objectives:

- State which staff practice activities often result in malpractice claims State effective administrative and communication techniques to facilitate patient satisfaction Recognize early signs of patient or parent dissatisfaction

Sun | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Rosemary Bray

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Speakers:

Rosemary Bray
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

According to Stanford research people select a doctor and stay there based on 10 different criteria. Do you know them Do you use them yourself Your patients might Once they pick you that does not necessarily mean they are saying YES to your treatment proposal. That same patient now has 11 opportunities to say YES to actually accept the treatment plan. When do YOUR patients make the ultimate decision to BE your patient Come and learn the answers to these questions so you can make sure your practice has all 10 criteria well in place so you can also be better prepared in your exam appointment to hear YES more often and perhaps even sooner.


Learning Objectives:

- Relate what makes someone choose an orthodontist at all Determine why patients have selected your office Analyze at what point most patients make their decision to be your patient

Sun | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Jackie Dorst BS, RDH

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Speakers:

Jackie Dorst BS, RDH
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

OSHA safety laws focus on employee safety however there is a dual benefit OSHA safety standards that protect employees also protect patients This lecture includes infection prevention safety chemical safety fire and emergency safety radiation safety laser safety and post exposure protocol should there be an accident. Attendees will learn the new GHS system of classifying and labeling chemicals. GHS labeling is OSHA required by December 2013. Jackie will review the current OSHA safety requirements for the orthodontic team and provide review for the entire team. Attendees will receive an OSHA Checklist websites for OSHA forms and training resources to take back the office. This lecture will also review the latest CDC infection prevention guidelines with a focus on the orthodontic practice. This fast paced fun and energetic seminar motivates the entire orthodontic team for Safe Practices


Learning Objectives:

- Identify GHS chemical hazard label pictograms Evaluate an exposure incident risk Assess PPE for orthodontic procedures Distinguish between CDC Guidelines and OSHA Safety Laws

Sun | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

John Sileo AB

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Speakers:

John Sileo AB
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

In the information economy where tools like the iPad Cloud Computing and Facebook have shifted the competitive landscape in favor of cyber-savvy orthodontist offices an age-old truth screams for attention Information is Power. But are you in control of your information and your privacy or are you being controlled Is it safe to store sensitive intellectual capital in the Cloud under someone elses control Are smartphones iPads and Wi-Fi hotspots a recipe for costly data exposure If you unknowingly stack the deck in favor of identity thieves competitive spies and organized crime the results will be devastating. This presentation highlights current data security threats posed by social mobile-Cloud technology and broad strategies for protecting business privacy.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the Top 5 data theft and social engineering triggers and how to defeat them Demonstrate tools and tactics for protecting your smartphone iPad and social media footprint Evaluate risk-scenario training that makes safe data-handling a habit not an afterthought Identify how to target the enemy and develop an action plan to minimize risk with less work

Sun | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Steven P. McEvoy BS, MS

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Speakers:

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

Description:

To achieve excellence all aspects of your practice need to be supporting you. We may take for granted the computer network that supports many of our key business processes. Computers likely are involved in your photo and radiographic process scheduling financials and treatment planning. Could you run a day without them A weak foundation here can undermine your work in other areas. With the economy still struggling people are often asking if there are simple new things they can use to supplement their existing networks and make steps forward without breaking the bank. Yes This presentation will cover a handful of the latest interesting technologies that you should be able to implement yourself on a modest budget including Cloud Computing some practical uses for new and established practices(What is the Cloud anyway I will try to explain) Internet Backup is this a better choice that what you are doing now Mobile Devices iPads Tablets and more. What meaningful roll can they play Steve promises to limit the Geek Speak and discuss things in terms that you all will understand. Bring your own questions and ideas to share with the group.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate what Cloud services can do for an orthodontic practice Determine if an Internet backup is a good strategy for your specific practice Utilize a tablet device for improved workflows

Sun | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Andrea L. Cook

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Speakers:

Andrea L. Cook
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Simplify systems to focus on quality patient care. This is a good time for practices to look internally at their protocols procedures and systems. Developing smooth-running efficient patient-based systems will allow the practice to grow as the economy rebounds. This course will focus on developing a plan that will take your practice to the next level of orthodontic excellence. One of the biggest challenges todays orthodontic practice experiences is the hiring training and retention of high quality employees. The key is not only hiring the right employees but keeping them motivated to provide the highest quality care for your patients. Developing the team of your dreams will allow you to deliver a quality- consistent message to your patients. We will review the hiring process and training protocols as well as review systems and employee motivation to assist your office is building your dream team.


Learning Objectives:

- Learning objectives Define a patient-centered practice Develop a patient-centered team Implement a training system

Sun | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Char Eash

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Speakers:

Char Eash
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

There is no better marketing than marketing the true team concept. A team that is supportive of each other and that communicates that support on a day to day basis will grow the practice. How does the true team look Begin with please and thank-you and end with great job When a team is functioning at a high level it appears seamless striving to be better as a unit through out the day.


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate team dynamics and what it takes to create a true team Define how excellence in performance as a unit will promote and grow the practice Discuss job designs as to how they work together to make goals happen in the progressive orthodontic practice

Sun | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Vickie B. Rudd CDA

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Speakers:

Vickie B. Rudd CDA
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Today patients and referral sources expect to see the latest technology in every aspect of your practice so they can do business with you on their terms. To keep pace leading practice management software companies have introduced interactive modules. Kick back while Vickie shows you how to evaluate the latest practice management technology how to implement it and how to make it work for you. See how to adapt your new patient process and other procedures to incorporate interactive tools.


Learning Objectives:

- Learning Objectives Evaluate the technology that your practice currently has Identify the technology capabilities that you need Adapt practice procedures to incorporate new technology

Sun | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Paul Gange Sr. BS, BA

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Speakers:

Paul Gange Sr. BS, BA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Placing brackets lingual retainers band crown and acrylic appliances to enamel and non-enamel surfaces in the mouth are challenging tasks. This seminar will provide the key to success in all of those situations Correct technique utilizing the most advanced materials. Choices in enamel preparation bonding to non-enamel surfaces - including zirconiaand Cerec crowns linqual retention aligner attachments and bite turbos will be shown. Bring your questions


Learning Objectives:

- Incorporate the newest materials into your bonding techniques Reduce your failures to all surfaces with only one product Troubleshoot your failures

Sun | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Joan Garbo BA, MEd

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Speakers:

Joan Garbo BA, MEd
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

The rate of change is increasing in velocity. What was new last year is now pass and eclipsed by the latest gizmo which will be obsolete next year. Our dependence on technology has changed how we work and live how we do business and even how we relate and communicate with each other. This lively and edutaining seminar will address the unchanged challenge of how to distinguish yourself and your practice from others.


Learning Objectives:

- Apply the concept of so old its new in your commitment to service Describe what has not changed in communication and relationship building and how to maximize these skills to assure your patients are your raving fans Employ management principles that will sustain your reputation for excellence regardless of what technology changes occur

Sun | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Eric J. Ploumis DMD, JD

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Speakers:

Eric J. Ploumis DMD, JD

Description:

This lecture explores issues that impact on fee collection efforts from legal practical and ethical perspectives. The legal nuances associated with fee collections and the process for terminating nonpaying patients from your practice will be discussed. This presentation is designed to make orthodontic staff aware of the legal practical and ethical issues that surround efforts to collect delinquent accounts.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss federal laws and guidelines as they relate to debt collection and the ethical issues that impact fee-collection efforts State what an effective fee-collection effort consists of Determine how to effectively communicate with patients about past-due accounts Recognize when and how it is appropriate to dismiss a patient for non-payment

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Jeff Hargett BS, BA

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Speakers:

Jeff Hargett BS, BA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Before going above and beyond employees must be experts in the basics. This highly interactive session designed for non-managerial front-line staff focuses on the important basics of service delivery from grooming to language to teamwork. Attendees will learn that every team member impacts the brand every day and is an important part of The Ritz-Carltons success. ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO 500


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate how your personal power impacts your brand Recognize the importance of holding yourself personally accountable and responsible for the success of the team Respect the role of workplace etiquette Describe how to transfer what youve learned into a personal action plan

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

James E. Paschal DMD, MS

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Speakers:

James E. Paschal DMD, MS

Description:

Although the AAO Consumer Awareness Program is a national campaigntoeducate the consumer there are several options availabletoyou as an AAO member that can make the program more valuabletoyour practice on a local level. Learn more about the specific demographics for which the campaign is tailored and howtoincorporate the Consumer Awareness Program in your practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Review the AAO's Consumer Awareness Program Implement the AAO's Consumer Awareness Program in your practice

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Suzanne Boswell

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Speakers:

Suzanne Boswell

Description:

What do you do when push comes to shove Do you manage those challenging moments with confidence or would you rather crawl under a rock to avoid conflict Do conflicts simmer and go unresolved or do you allow disagreement with a goal of making the best decisions for the practice Conflicts and disagreement with team mates and patients WILL occur. It is vital for the health of your practice that team members learn how to respectfully and assertively resolve inevitable disagreements. Youll learn assertive communication methods that will help you and your team mates discuss differing viewpoints resolve disagreement and make solid decisions. Doctors and office managers are encouraged to attend this program along with all team members. Exercises and group work will increase the power of this topic when you return to your offices. You will have the opportunity to practice new skills with your team during the meeting To get the most from this session attend as a team and sit with your team members. Bee sure to print out the electronic handouts and bring them to the session


Learning Objectives:

- Communicate confidently with team mates and patients Discuss and evaluate differing viewpoints to determine best decisions for the practice Listen more actively and effectively to patients and teammates

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Tina Byrne

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Speakers:

Tina Byrne
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

In decades past orthodontic offices have created internal insurance policies to safeguard practice profit. Acceptance of benefit assignment created perplexing collection situations and claim submission often became burdensome on administrative workloads. In todays market more than 50% of patients seeking treatment have orthodontic insurance coverage. For this reason it is critical to evaluate your policy and approach to managing patient benefits. Orthodontic insurance will continue to play an increased role in new patient flow and case acceptance. Your business staff will be challenged with claims submission coding for cases outside the realm of standard treatment and managed care fee schedules. This presentation explores a system which facilitates a workable and rewarding approach to insurance for both the practice and the patient.


Learning Objectives:

- Translate practice policy into win-win communications with patients Eliminate benefit delinquency and time-consuming follow-up on the part of the practice Develop and organize protocols for insurance plan participation

Mon | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Ken Alexander BA, M.Div.

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Speakers:

Ken Alexander BA, M.Div.
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

The role of the clinical coordinator is vital to the success of the medium to large-size orthodontic practice. In this fast-paced lecture Ken Alexander will take his 30 years of consulting experience and show how much more effective an orthodontic practice can be with a well-trained clinical coordinator. The listener will be exposed to a step-by-step review of each of the clinical coordinators key responsibilities including how to best lead the clinical team and the doctor by managing the scheduling system daily patient flow and patient cooperation.


Learning Objectives:

- Define the overall role of the clinical coordinator its importance and its many tasks Recognize the necessary skills for leadership and team building that makes teamwork enjoyable and keeps the scheduling system on time Identify new job responsibilities that can move a patient flow coordinator into a much more valuable management role of an effective clinical coordinator or clinical manager.

Mon | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Fred Joyal

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Speakers:

Fred Joyal
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Most patients dont know how to assess a dentists clinical skills but they can assess the experience of being in that practice. This lecture gives you practical steps for enhancing the patient experience and turning your dental team into an effective dental marketing team so that your patients understand and accept more treatment and actively recommend your practice to their social circles.


Learning Objectives:

- Manage social media efficiently to maximum effect Master the two most important moments in any patient interaction Develop a team mindset focused on persuasive communication

Mon | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Debbie Best BA, MBA

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Speakers:

Debbie Best BA, MBA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Reliability responsiveness feeling valued empathy and competency they shape the first and lasting impressions about your office. Having the determination to always do what is in the best interest of the patient is the backbone for creating systems that will allow the seamless delivery of consistent excellent patient care. Patients are looking for the silver bullet in orthodontics- the enthusiasm the WOW factor the countless other spoken and unspoken moments -and then some. It is the culmination of several little things that add up to the patients perception of your office from the initial telephone call through the completion of the retention phase. Debbie Best will walk through nine key steps to solve your practices Sudoku puzzle giving you the tools to have all of your systems in alignment for an exceptional patient experience.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify nine key areas of the practice that when in alignment will enhance EPC (exceptional patient care) Set up systems that will integrate with all areas of the office to keep patient care consistent Continually monitor a patients disappointment gap (expectations minus reality) and how to proactively map the gap to make changes to increase overall patient satisfaction

Mon | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Rosemary Bray | Suzanne Boswell

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rosemary Bray
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Suzanne Boswell

Description:

How well do you handle relationships in your office IS your communication style DUAL or it is DUEL Are you effectively managing the TWO types of relationships that are so vital to your own practice Do you focus on developing relationships with patients at the expense of nurturing relationships with team members or is there a solid balance In this high-energy and highly interactive session you'll benefit by hearing TWO experts in the areas of relationships and communications. With combined business experience of 87 years () they will offer valuable insights you can easily implement. Team members will learn how to present the practice most positively to patients. Youll also learn the keys to maintaining positive constructive relationships with patients peers doctors AND with each other.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize how tone of voice and word choice make a huge difference Recognize what your body language and nonverbal communication are saying Recognize the importance of every communication with patients and each other toward team/pt harmony

Mon | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Mary Kay Miller

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Speakers:

Mary Kay Miller
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

The Internet landscape is changing at lightning speed. What worked online yesterday may not be working for you today to attract new patients. Search engines are getting smarter and so are Internet users. Google has changed the landscape with Google social media and mobile technology has exploded with the proliferation of smart phones and tablets. Is your current Internet marketing strategy set up correctly on all platforms to grab the attention of prospective new patients


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate dynamics of good website design and understanding Google Analytics Reports Manage an online reputation with Google and Google Reviews Explain the importance of a mobile website that is set up correctly to offer a good consumer experience

Mon | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Misty Everman

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Speakers:

Misty Everman

Description:

Albert Einstein once said "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." But what if you expect the same results every time you perform a task Is your definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and NEVER achieving the same results Never being consistent When inconsistencies occur in the orthodontic practice the doctor and staff find themselves working harder not smarter. We reschedule re-bond retake re-appoint repair re-pour reprint remake recall etc In this two-hour session staff members will identify how clerical and clinical office protocols can be streamlined and how performing everyday tasks can lead to a more consistent more efficient practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize how their individual job performances affect other staff members and their job performances. Identify common challenges that occur in orthodontic practices and realize the importance of working together to achieve excellent results on a consistent basis. Acknowledge that simply doing it right the first time is the Key to Excellence

Mon | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Diane J. Milberg DDS, MSD

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Speakers:

Diane J. Milberg DDS, MSD

Description:

Dr. Diane Milberg and her staff guide their patients to orthodontic excellence using the combination of communication skills and patient education. Each appointment is an opportunity to maintain an ongoing rapport and encourage patient participation. Inour world of electronic media patientslook forward toappointments where their individual concerns and their treatmentprogress are the focus of each appointment. Dr. Milberg will describe how to GUIDE patients using metaphors and dialogue to keep patients on a timely orthodontic treatment course. Attendees will learn how to effectively communicate with patients to enhance cooperation and how to educate patients about the treatment goals.


Learning Objectives:

- Guide patients through each step of orthodontic treatment Explain the function of various appliances arch wire types elastics and retainers Describe the characteristics of a good occlusion as an important goal of orthodontic treatment

Mon | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Jeff Hargett BS, BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeff Hargett BS, BA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This is where the real excitement of The Ritz-Carlton culture comes to life. There is no greater experience in service delivery than to surprise and delight a customer and this program shows how Ritz-Carlton ladies and gentlemen take service excellence to the highest levels every day. Designed for all levels of staff in your organization Radar On Antenna Up focuses on the important elements and subtle nuances of delivering excellent customer service in a consistent manner. ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO 500


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate the difference between customers expressed and unexpressed wishes Discuss he power of creating unique memorable and personal experiences Recognize that customer loyalty leads to forgiveness and that happy customers spend more money

Mon | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Michelle Pelle MD

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Speakers:

Michelle Pelle MD

Description:

Dermatologic disorders of the face and mouth affect persons of all ages. Similar to the functional and cosmetic importance of teeth and smile the skin of the face and the oral mucous membranes represent important focal points that impact activities of daily living as well as self image and occupational success. This lecture will review the diagnosis and treatment of selected cutaneous and oral mucous membrane disorders including allergic contact dermatitis and mucositis viral infections lichen planus pemphigus vascular lesions and pigmented lesions. Additionally we will review changes that occur with aging of the facial skin and soft tissue and treatment options for aging of the perioral skin region.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize selected mucous membrane and skin conditions of the face and mouth relevant to orthodontic practice Define best diagnostic testing procedures to confirm dermatologic diagnoses of the face and mouth Propose treatment recommendations for selected dermatologic disorders of the face and mouth Describe how aging changes the perioral region and identify treatment options for perioral rejuvenation

Mon | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

1.5 CE Credits

Beth Leach BS

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Speakers:

Beth Leach BS

Description:

You may already be "The Practice" in your community but are potential patients hearing and reading all the best about youMany practices have taken up the online media bandwagon with great success but are you really getting your money's worthIn this session attendees will be able to identify and build A Facebook and Google fan base that drives new patients into the practice Tools that add more "real" fans to Facebook and other social media Rave reviews on Google Yelp and local listings that convert new patients A recommendation strategy for referrals on Facebook and Google Plus A monitoring system that gathers what is being said about you and your competitors A response to bad reviews Video reviews that are viewed by prospective patients. Beth will give you the keys to unlock the secrets of Internet relationship building and help you to drive new patients to your practice.


Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Brenda Anderson

Sessions:

Speakers:

Brenda Anderson
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Technology is growing at a rapid pace and has evolved to such great heights that it now not only helps us manage our patient base better but also allows us to achieve exceptional patient care. Our high-tech practice has mastered the implementation of technology without losing the personal care that our patients expect. From the first phone call to the last retainer check learn how technology can help you implement and achieve successful processes. In this presentation you will be introduced to many forms of technology and learn how they are used to create a one of a kind experience for your patients and referring doctors.


Learning Objectives:

- Implement technology into the office and develop successful processes Create memorable experiences for your patients that set your office apart from the rest

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Jackie Shoemaker

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jackie Shoemaker
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

For many practices financial arranging becomes a game of good cop bad cop between the treatment coordinators and financial coordinators. However in this presentation Jackie will provide insights and techniques to make financial arranging and financial presentations a positive experience for everyone involved. Attendees will be infused with Jackies love of numbers and will learn how to create financial arrangements that are mutually beneficial maximizing cash flow without crippling case acceptance.


Learning Objectives:

- Measure the relationship between production and financial arranging to make policy decisions Examine alternate arrangements to offer patients promoting flexibility while keeping the practices best interest in mind Identify the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing patient ratings

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Oscar (Bud) Ham

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Speakers:

Oscar (Bud) Ham

Description:

Any employee in an orthodontic practice has the option of becoming a health professional by the following definitions A skilled worker knows what to do how to do it and when do to it A knowledgeable worker also knows why she or he does it An evolved health professional intends to be more competent tomorrow than she or he was yesterday because he or she practiced today. Attendees of this lecture will clearly understand they have the ability and can choose to raise the bar on their personal contribution to the mission of orthodontics.


Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Bruno Frazao Gribel DDS, MSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Bruno Frazao Gribel DDS, MSc
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Dr. Gribel will introduce you to the most updated technology being used in orthodontic clinics and specialized service bureaus around the world. You will learn about digital models virtual setups and rapid prototyping and how to use these gadgets to deliver high accuracy diagnoses and treatment plans and to produce appliances to provide treatment as planned in the virtual world using in-office 3D printers.


Learning Objectives:

- Distinguish different types of optical scanning technologies used to create digital models Distinguish different types of rapid prototyping technologies used to produce orthodontic appliances Perform a digital model space analysis and Bolton analysis in less than one minute

Tue | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Dusty Green

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Speakers:

Dusty Green
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

It is widely accepted that video is the most powerful form of marketing in our history. So why are so many orthodontic practices reluctant to use video in the offices in their communities and online - to market themselves In this presentation award-winning videographer producer and editor Dusty Green will help you overcome the questions you have and obstacles you face in creating and using video effectively in your practice and teach you how to establish a real-world video marketing strategy that will help you take advantage of this powerful and popular medium.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the effectiveness of video marketing through examples and statistics Establish a video marketing strategy using todays most popular and effective platforms Implement proper video shooting and editing techniques in their own offices Identify various methods of using orthodontic video effectively through visual examples

Tue | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Rita Bauer

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rita Bauer

Description:

There is nothing more frustrating than to spend time and effort taking patient photographs and then find your pictures dont measure up to the required standards. Are your pictures too dark too light or fuzzy Is your doctor complaining about the quality of your pictures Learn from the mistakes of others to find the solution to your photographic problems


Learning Objectives:

- Demonstrate the function settings on the camera and how to get consistently well-exposed photographs Identify the clinical requirements of a standardized photographic patient record and recognize what differentiates a good clinical photograph from a poor or even misleading image Assess which accessories make great intra-oral photography possible and enable you take excellent views in record time

Tue | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Gregory Oppenhuizen DDS, MSD | Rachelle Oppenhuizen BFA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Gregory Oppenhuizen DDS, MSD
Rachelle Oppenhuizen BFA

Description:

Conflict Happens among staff members in professional circles in families and between partners in schools and places of worship in our communities and in the world. People tend to try to avoid conflict but "conflict can be the means by which needs are seeking to make themselves known in a community." This session will introduce you to Restorative Circles an emerging paradigm to empower participants to proactively transform conflict and even prevent future conflict. (paraphrased) Dominic Barter founder of Restorative Circles


Tue | 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

1.5 CE Credits

Eric J. Ploumis DMD, JD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Eric J. Ploumis DMD, JD

Description:

Knowing the proper protocol for terminating the doctor-patient relationship should be a part of every dentists risk-reduction armamentarium. In this lecture we will explore mechanisms to dismiss uncooperative or non-paying patients still in active treatment as well as those patients who have successfully completed treatment. This presentation is designed to make the orthodontist and office staff aware of the legal practical and ethical issues related to dismissing a patient.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize why it is important to dismiss a successfully treated patient Discuss how to dismiss an active patient from the office during treatment State some of the risks in dismissing a patient improperly Identify the ethical issues surrounding patient dismissal