2018 Annual Session

May 04 - 08, 2018
Washington DCWalter E. Washington Convention Center

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The AAO leadership looks forward to welcoming you to Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Annual Session, May 4-8. Join your friends and colleagues for an outstanding learning experience combined with opportunities to enjoy the beautiful and vibrant U.S. capital city.

Don’t miss the many expert presenters addressing the latest research and clinical experience and insight into topics like facial esthetics, TADs/anchorage, biomaterials, Class II and Class III correction, retention, aligner therapy and many others of strong interest to today’s orthodontist.

Opening Ceremonies headliner will be Kristin Chenoweth, and Duke University’s Mike Krzyzewski will deliver the keynote address at the Excellence in Orthodontics Luncheon.



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Date:   May 04 - 08, 2018

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Online Application - The application deadline was October 15, 2017 at 6:00pm EDT.

The AAO is no longer accepting applications for the 2018 AAO Annual Session Oral Research, Table Clinic or EPoster programs.


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AAO Awards and Annual Session Programs Open to Residents

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

Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award

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    • The deadline to apply for the 2018 Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award is 6:00pm EST on February 15, 2018.
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Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards is 6:00pm EDT on October 1, 2017. COSA meets early January 2018 to decide the winners. All applicants will be notified by email of the winners by January 15, 2018.
 


AAO Awards and Annual Session Programs Open to Residents

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

Doctors Schedule

Fri | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

TBD

0 CE Credits

Doug Copple CVA | Laurance E. Jerrold DDS, JD | Shannon Patterson CPR, CMSR | Ken Alexander | Jaleh Pourhamidi | Roger A. Hill | Lucy Juarez

Sessions:

Speakers:

Doug Copple CVA
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Laurance E. Jerrold DDS, JD
Shannon Patterson CPR, CMSR
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Ken Alexander
Jaleh Pourhamidi
Roger A. Hill
Lucy Juarez

Description:

The Seminar begins with 8:00 am breakfast, includes lunch and ends with a reception at 4:30-5:30 pm. No matter which stage your career is in, the challenges and intricacies of an orthodontic practice transition can be daunting. This full-day program will address your questions, concerns and uncertainties from all angles. Join expert orthodontic consultants Ken Alexander, Doug Copple, Shannon Patterson and Dr. Laurance Jerrold as they share their unique approaches to practice transition. New in 2018, the Seminar will also offer invaluable insights from DSO (dental support organization) executives and experts through an interactive panel discussion. Topics to be addressed are: • Understanding Orthodontic Transitions: Value, Pitfalls and Associations – Ken Alexander • DSO Panel Discussion – Representatives from DSOs Pacific Dental Services (Dr. Jaleh Pourhamidi) and Smile Brands (Lucy Juarez) to be joined by industry consultant Roger Hill • Compensation Expectations during Career Transitions: Associates, Buyers and Sellers – Doug Copple and Shannon Patterson • C.A.D.E.T. (Coverage Agreements for Death/Disability/Displacement in Emergency Transitions) – Dr. Laurance Jerrold You will also have the opportunity to learn from these individuals during a roundtable luncheon, as well as an interactive Q&A panel discussion. Complete the day by attending the networking cocktail reception, sponsored by Ziegler Practice Transitions. Don’t miss this dynamic one-of-a-kind event, held in conjunction with the AAO Annual Session in Washington, D.C.! For more information, please contact Brandon Hackworth at bhackworth@aaortho.org.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the value, hidden costs and pitfalls of an orthodontic practice transition.
- Discuss the varying models of DSOs and the opportunities they offer to transitioning orthodontists.
- Discuss compensation and benefits for orthodontists in today’s marketplace.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

James A. McNamara DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

James A. McNamara DDS, PhD

Description:

Two-phase treatment has been a controversial topic for decades. The speaker will give his perspective on the role of rapid maxillary expansion in early mixed dentition patients. Bonded RME is used in Class I patients to increase available arch space, spontaneously improve Class II problems, improve eruption of impacted canines, and facilitate Class III correction. Indications and contraindications will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

- Analyze the long-term stability of early arch expansion, with and without the use of the lower Schwarz appliance.
- Familiar themselves with spontaneous sagittal improvement of Class II relationships following RME.
- Identify several ways of using a bonded expander in the correction of Class III issues.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Facial Esthetics

0.75 CE Credits

David M. Sarver DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

David M. Sarver DMD, MS

Description:

Designing a smile has accepted norms and ideals, but contemporary orthodontic treatment planning requires tailoring a treatment plan to the individual needs and desires of the individual patient. This requires us to treat the case presentation as a two-way street. Digital technology helps us tailor the clinical examination into the visual presentation of treatment options for both the patient and doctor to visualize the treatment goals as well as quantify what movements are needed to achieve the proposed outcome. This technology continues to evolve in both orthodontics and esthetic dentistry yielding even closer collaboration in interdisciplinary treatment.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend the psychological impact of image modification to describe Macroesthetic treatment goals.
- Identify the fundamental philosophical approach of visualization and quantification in treatment planning.
- Utilize a flowchart of information management to treatment implementation.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Aligner Therapy

0.75 CE Credits

Steven Jay Bowman DMD, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Steven Jay Bowman DMD, MSD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Once limitations of clear aligner treatments were identified, conceptualizing techniques to improve the predictability in producing desired results was the next logical step. A variety of concepts, methods, and adjuncts have subsequently been introduced to enhance the efficacy and effectiveness of clear aligners. As a consequence, the scope of biomechanics and type of malocclusions that can be more predictably treated has increased, much like adjuncts have improved traditional fixed appliances. As one example, the inclusion of miniscrew temporary skeletal anchorage has permitted the addition of direct and indirect anchorage to support and control more predictable programmed tooth movements with aligners.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the purpose and advantages of individualizing clear aligners and applying adjunctive forces to increase treatment predictability.
- Familiarize themselves with a variety of applications and uses for adjuncts to aligners such as miniscrew anchorage, the addition of buttons/elastics, and enhancement instruments.
- Prepare a streamlined process for enhancing the clear aligner treatment planning process to incorporate individualized modifications for each patient.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

3 CE Credits

Jacqueline Huggins PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jacqueline Huggins PhD

Description:

We all know communication is the name of the game when it comes to running a successful practice or successfully engaging your colleagues, staff and top decision makers in a variety of environments. “Winging it” and “being nice” alone won’t enable your practice or expertise to become the “go to place” of choice. This workshop will provide you with the tips and tools you’ll need to stand out from the rest and build a career and practice that will exceed expectations.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify your major roadblock to personal communication effectiveness.
- Learn how to say what needs to be said.
- Learn how to respond diplomatically, respectfully, and tactfully in difficult situations.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Sleep Apnea

0.75 CE Credits

Helene A. Emsellem MD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Helene A. Emsellem MD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This discussion will update the practitioner on the current concepts regarding the purpose of sleep including a, brief cutting edge review of fascinating new information about sleep physiology. The focus will then shift to the specific diagnosis of sleep apnea, reviewing the changing face of the prototype sleep apnea patient, the appropriate use of portable diagnostic screening tests and their accuracy. Treatment options will be discussed with an algorithm to help determine the most appropriate intervention for the individual patient. Lastly, new innovations in the treatment of obstructive and central sleep apnea will be reviewed.


Learning Objectives:

- Provide a brief overview of the 2018 concepts of the purpose of sleep, the impact of sleep disorders and the ever expanding at-risk population.
- Update on the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of apnea screening devices… when is more data needed?
- Identify treatment options: old concepts and new innovations for obstructive and central sleep apnea.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.75 CE Credits

Ivo Marek PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ivo Marek PhD

Description:

The lecture deals with a complex issue of interdisciplinary cooperation in patients with erosive tooth surface changes in enamel or dental abrasion caused by bruxism. The authors describe the features of individual erosive and abrasive changes and they propose their possible solutions. Orthodontic therapies in these patients form a preparatory stage before the prosthodontic reconstruction. The lecture describes which situations can be solved without the orthodontic therapy and which with the therapy, so that the teeth would be in the best possible position before the prosthodontic reconstruction. Of course, the aim is that the prosthodontist could work in the minimally invasive protocol. The authors also present here the use of dental implants as anchorage units for tooth movement, the use of anchorage mini-implants for molar intrusion from supraocclusion, and last but not least they deal with tissue changes during intrusive tooth movement.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the difference between abrasive and erosive changes.
- Evaluate the use of dental implant as an anchorage feature.
- During intrusion, evaluate whether the tooth be inserted into the bone and therefore bone support be augmented as a result.

Sat | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Steven A. Dugoni DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Steven A. Dugoni DDS, MSD

Description:

A comprehensive and effective method of Class II malocclusions in the early mixed dentition will be discussed based on a recent publication in the Angle Orthodontist. The presentation will demonstrate the method for Class II correction and how to maintain stability of the correction. The presenter will show how approximately 40% of Class II malocclusions treated early can avoid later Phase II full bonded therapy.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify concepts of comprehensive early orthodontic treatment.
- Preform effective correction of Class II malocclusions with Phase I therapy.
- Handle arch length deficiencies in the early mixed dentition.

Sat | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Facial Esthetics

0.75 CE Credits

Joseph Ghafari DMD, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Joseph Ghafari DMD, CertOrtho

Description:

Treatment to Class I occlusion has prevailed as the gold standard, but the occlusal outcome does not necessarily correspond to favorable or enhanced facial esthetics. Discrepancies among hard structures (bone and teeth) in relation to soft tissue variation in thickness and proportion indicate that in such malocclusions, limited compensation short of a Class I occlusion may be appropriate as the severity of skeletal discrepancy increases. This concept will be illustrated with treatment reports and research findings.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the scope of dentoalveolar compensation.
- Recognize the constitutional and therapeutic limitations to attaining neutroclusion.
- Determine how to reach an educated decision to balance individual outcome and expectations with the side effects of “ideal” treatment (e.g compromised esthetics, lengthy treatment).

Sat | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Aligner Therapy

0.75 CE Credits

Jonathan L. Nicozisis DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jonathan L. Nicozisis DMD, MS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

No anterior open bite or high angle case has gotten worse when treated with aligner therapy. The advent of aligner therapy in orthodontics has allowed cases once thought of as challenging to manage now be looked upon as easy as a simple class 1 mild crowding case. Traditional cases once reserved for surgery and/or TADs are now more efficiently managed with aligners only while effectively managing the posterior vertical dimension without the routine side effects and concerns of traditional fixed appliances. Shift your mindset from a traditional analogue mode of thinking and delivery care to the newer digital approach of CAD-CAM-odontics with customized plastic aligners.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify proper design of digital tooth movement and attachments to impart the necessary forces based on a proper differential diagnosis.
- Recognize the ease of delivery of such care without surgery or TADS.
- Apply these principals in Phase 1 and growing teens as well as non growing adults.

Sat | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Sleep Apnea

0.75 CE Credits

R. Scott Conley DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

R. Scott Conley DMD

Description:

Sleep related breathing disorders in both; the adult and pediatric population have been discussed for several years. There are a myriad of medical diagnoses as well as a broad range of treatment approaches. With medical, dental, surgical, behavioral, pharmacological, and other treatment options available, how does the provider know what form of care will work best? Is each discipline wearing a blindfold, palpating part of an elephant and prescribing treatment accordingly? Comprehensive sleep teams comprised of medical, dental, and allied health professionals may offer the best opportunity for every aspect of the sleep related breathing disorder to be treated. Inter-professional teams sit at the table to discuss the risks/benefits of the currently available treatment options to develop individualized, evidence based treatment options for each patient. Diligent follow up will enable each team to use their outcomes to enhance not only current but also future patient treatment options. The presentation will highlight the influential role an orthodontist can play on comprehensive sleep teams. With training and experience in sleep medicine orthodontists can truly provide life-altering care.


Learning Objectives:

- Investigate and understand characteristics of adult and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.
- Comprehend the importance of an interdisciplinary and inter-professional team based approach to obstructive sleep apnea care.
- Comprehend the range of adult and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea treatment options and the benefits of team based treatment.

Sat | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.75 CE Credits

Mauro Cozzani DMD, CAGS, MScD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mauro Cozzani DMD, CAGS, MScD

Description:

One of Herbst treatment side effects is excessive proclination of lower incisors, which could reduce the possible mandibular advancement and produce gingival recessions. TADs have been utilized to control incisor proclination, however their effect is controversial, during the lecture it will be demonstrate clinically an innovative and efficient method that utilizes TADs and elastics, researches will be produced as well as some innovative use of class II elastics and miniscrews.


Learning Objectives:

- Define anchorage loss produced by Class II mechanics.
- Reduce incisor proclination when utilizing Class II mechanics.
- Evaluate when and how utilize the techniques described during the lecture.

Sat | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Maja Ovsenik CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Maja Ovsenik CertOrtho

Description:

In Class III malocclusions there are beside the characteristic shape and form of the dental arches present also functional problems of incorrect tongue posture on the mouth floor. Three-dimensional diagnostics will be presented to assess facial, jaw’s morphology and tongue posture in children with Class III malocclusion before, during and after orthopedic treatment. Contemporary diagnostics enables noninvasive, valid and objective morphological and functional diagnostics in the assessment of early orthopedic treatment in Class III dentofacial deformities.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify that tongue posture in majority of children with Class III malocclusion is on the mouth floor.
- Recognize that early treatment in Class III involves rapid palatal expansion, face mask.
- Evaluate the characteristic morphology of the upper jaw in Class III patients is lower values of palatal volume and smaller values of gingival surface area.

Sat | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Facial Esthetics

0.75 CE Credits

Flavia Artese DDS, MSc, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Flavia Artese DDS, MSc, PhD

Description:

Facial asymmetry can be caused by various factors, and according to its etiology, severity may vary, and therefore treatment can be orthodontic only, or evolve to a surgical treatment. Investigators have tried to classify, characterize and measure asymmetry, but subjective aspects of its perception render the assessment more difficult. The relationship between facial attractiveness and slight facial asymmetries seems relevant for clinicians dealing with dental-facial problems. Nonetheless, the point where facial asymmetry becomes more clearly noticeable is not well defined, proving to be difficult to tell when an asymmetry really starts to become socially apparent. The purpose of this presentation is to describe how facial asymmetry can be currently treated, and to discuss the current knowledge on perception of facial asymmetry and how this should be approached in daily practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend the psychological importance of facial symmetry.
- Recognize different modalities of treatments for facial asymmetries according to its etiology.
- Discuss patients perception of minor facial asymmetry and its impact on daily practice.

Sat | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Aligner Therapy

0.75 CE Credits

Yanheng Zhou

Sessions:

Sat | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Sleep Apnea

0.75 CE Credits

Sylvan Mintz BA, DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Sylvan Mintz BA, DDS, MSD

Description:

Sleep disordered breathing is primarily an anatomic phenomenon of the relation of mandible to maxilla and anatomy of the pharynx. Dentists and orthodontists are more familiar with this area than most physicians. Dental devices for mild to moderate apnea are just as effective in the treatment of OSA with better compliance than CPAP in the adult population. All of these devices are variations of appliances used already by the orthodontist for orthopedic corrections of malocclusion. The practice management of sleep apnea patients is virtual the same as regular orthodontic patients with the exception of the medical component.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate potential sleep apnea patients by short questionnaires, facial /dental characteristics and routine cephalograms that are part of your practice now.
- Internally and externally market this part of your practice in an ethical and professional manner.
- Benefit by adding sleep apnea recognition and treatment to your practice.

Sat | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.75 CE Credits

Jose A. Bosio DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jose A. Bosio DDS, MS
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate a system for individual assessment of midpalatal suture maturation using panoramic radiographs. The new grading system may enhance clinician’s ability to predict if rapid maxillary expansion is possible for late adolescent and young adult patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Fairly predict palatal expansion by using panoramic radiograph features.
- Recognize the reliability of the new grading system.
- Immediately apply the new grading system in your private practice.

Sat | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Eustaquio A. Araujo DDS, MDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Eustaquio A. Araujo DDS, MDS

Description:

The controversies on early treatment seem to be coming to an end. The pendulum that regulates the initiation of orthodontic treatment and that has been swaying in different directions for many years seems to have been shifting towards an earlier start preferably in the late mixed dentition. Undoubtedly, there is much agreement as well as disagreement on what to treat or not to treat. What’s missing on timely Class I, Class II and Class Ill interceptive treatment? This program compiles new evidence on early-treatment that may be helpful in the decision-making process. We hope to be able to stir even more curiosity within each one and revisit ideas and concepts we execute as clinicians.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize and select ways to approach a developing malocclusion.
- Discuss the do’s and dont’s of early Class II interventions.
- Review a special protocol for early Class Ill treatment.

Sat | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Facial Esthetics

0.75 CE Credits

Mario Polo DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mario Polo DMD, MS

Description:

Dr. Mario Polo is the pioneer behind the clinical research and eventual publications, leading to the use of Botox® to improve both smile and facial esthetics. Anatomical aspects, mode of action, dosage, sites, and application technique will be presented. A significant number of cases will be presented to demonstrate how this minimally invasive procedure can provide extremely satisfactory esthetic results.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the neuromuscular etiology of excessive gingival display, be knowledgeable about the injection site anatomical considerations.
- Evaluate how Botox® works.
- Select different doses based on condition’s degree of severity.

Sat | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Aligner Therapy

0.75 CE Credits

Brent Bankhead | William Dayan DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Brent Bankhead
William Dayan DDS, CertOrtho
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Orthodontic treatment is about much more than just " straight teeth", and this is most evident in pre-prosthetic and pre-restorative cases. The goal in pre-prosthetic and pre-restorative cases is to create a foundation where the restorative dentist can then build a beautiful and functional smile without compromise. Aligner orthodontics, when understood and planned appropriately can be a more effective and more efficient mode of treatment for selected cases, and thus become the preferred means of treatment for the orthodontist and patient. Learn to move roots apart to prepare for implants, intrude over-erupted anterior and posterior teeth, level the occlusal plane and many more specialized movements with Aligner Orthodontics.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize those cases that are better served by Aligner Orthodontics.
- Plan proper bio-mechanical principals in Aligner Orthodontics to support challenging tooth movements.
- Accurately plan final implant positions and sometimes place them prior to orthodontic treatment to aid in orthodontic anchorage.

Sat | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Sleep Apnea

0.75 CE Credits

Benjamin Pliska DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Sessions:

Speakers:

Benjamin Pliska DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Description:

Oral appliances are an accepted first line of treatment for a wide range of adults with obstructive sleep apnea. As specialists in dentofacial orthopaedics, orthodontists are ideally suited to deliver this increasingly popular OSA treatment modality and should be well aware of both the associated benefits and complications. This presentation will focus on the latest evidence regarding the effectiveness of oral appliance treatment of OSA, as well as review the management of the most common side effects.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the effectiveness of oral appliance treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
- Recognize the side effects commonly associated with oral appliance treatment.
- Propose best practices in long-term patient management.

Sat | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.75 CE Credits

Junji Sugawara DDS, DDSc, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Junji Sugawara DDS, DDSc, PhD

Description:

The concept of Sendai Surgery First is the orthodontics driven style. This approach was made possible by the application of TADs (miniplates and miniscrews) which enables predictable control of the entire dentition. With TADs in combination with multi-bracketed system, the extent of surgical intervention is significantly reduced, and complex orthodontic problems in post-surgical orthodontics can be successfully solved.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the features of orthodontics driven style Surgery First.
- Outline the recent protocol of Sendai Surgery First.
- Recognize the biomechanics in post-surgical orthodontics of Sendai Surgery First.

Sat | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: TADs/Anchorage

0.75 CE Credits

Kee-Joon Lee DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kee-Joon Lee DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

Non-surgical treatment in adults inevitably involves the beyond-the-bone tooth movement. Hence understanding on the tissue tolerance and ostegenic potential, precise visualization of treatment plan, effective biomechanics are all important for the success of treatment. Current biomechanics enable us to perform reliable total arch movement in three-dimension. Based on this theory, case-specific three-dimensional total arch movement will be proposed and demonstrated in adults with various skeletal problems.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the area-specific tissue tolerance for orthodontic movement.
- Demonstrate three-dimensional treatment plans.
- Propose adequate three-dimensional total arch movement to ensure reliable non-surgical treatment in each case.

Sat | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Class II Correction

0.75 CE Credits

Letizia Perillo MD, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Letizia Perillo MD, MS, PhD

Description:

Dento-skeletal Class II malocclusions in growing children remain one of the most challenging problems in orthodontics. The most frequent are due to by mandibular retrognathism. Thus, a treatment for stimulating mandibular growth by functional appliances is often indicated. However, this early treatment is a widely discussed in the literature mainly due to the uncertainly of stable long term results. This clinical presentation will focus on the Function Regulator (FR-2), proposed in the 1960s by Fränkel to correct the function of the circumoral musculature. The efficacy and benefits of FR-2 treatment in developing Class II malocclusion will be analyzed and the importance of the ideal timing will be discussed. Moreover the long-term stability of the FR-2 treatment and the importance of the differential diagnosis in the treatment for dento-skeletal class II patients will also be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the benefits of early treatment in correcting dento-skeletal Class II malocclusions.
- Determine optimal timing for orthodontic treatment of dento-skeletal Class II malocclusions.
- Evaluate the major short- and long- term outcomes related to the Frankel II appliance treatment.

Sat | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.75 CE Credits

Yuehua Liu PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Yuehua Liu PhD

Description:

Obstructive sleep apnea is an important public health problem that is well characterized in adults. However, major gaps exist in our knowledge about the pediatric sleep apnea. Current literature demonstrates that pediatric sleep apnea is often not cured by adenotonsillectomy (T&A). Multifactorial interaction is responsible for its development, including oral-facial anatomical abnormalities, muscle tone, mouth breathing, and adenotonsilar hypertrophy. This presentation was based on a multidisciplinary collaboration, and it clearly showed that the contribution from different specialists could lead to effective therapy. Orthodontist may play an important role in early treatment of pediatric sleep apnea.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the diagnostic protocol of pediatric sleep apnea.
- Make a correct decision for treatment of pediatric sleep apnea.
- Assess the therapeutic efficacy and mechanism correctly.

Sat | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: CBCT Imaging/Asymmetry

0.75 CE Credits

Lucia H. Cevidanes DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lucia H. Cevidanes DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

Careful diagnosis of facial asymmetries identify positional and shape asymmetries among the different components of the face. The goal of the such precise diagnosis is to improve treatment outcomes with the proper correction of positional deviation of the mandible in roll and yaw, prior to assessments of left and right differences. 3D images provide insight into different approaches for orthopedic correction and surgical correction of asymmetries.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate 3D components of facial asymmetry.
- Identify asymmetric changes.
- Recognize asymmetry due to condylar resorption or condylar hyperplasia.

Sat | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: TMD

0.75 CE Credits

Jeffrey P. Okeson DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeffrey P. Okeson DMD

Description:

Patients are often referred to the orthodontist for the management of TMD. Is this a reasonable referral or a naïve approach? As an orthodontist, do you encourage these referrals or dread them? This presentation will discuss when should orthodontic therapy be considered for the TMD patient and when should it be avoided. Nothing is more discouraging to the patient, and the orthodontist, than to finish the case and have the patient report, “but it still hurt”. This presentation will discuss issues that will help reduce these unfavorable results.


Learning Objectives:

- List three important questions that should be asked before orthodontic therapy is considered.
- Describe the most critical examination finding that would influence your selection of orthodontic therapy for a TMD patient.
- Describe the orthodontic treatment goals that would be appropriate for the TMD patient.

Sat | 1:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

1.5 CE Credits

Jacqueline Huggins PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jacqueline Huggins PhD

Description:

The generation gap as seen in the workplace has created areas of contention that are quite costly. Stellar customers service, employee retention; and, career promotability and success are just a few of the casualties of this widening divide. Each generation has a historical perspective that has shaped its views and drives its choices. This workshop will arm you with the information you’ll need to know to bridge the divide amongst the generations that comprise the workplace.


Learning Objectives:

- Learn the 4 Key areas that define the generation gap.
- Learn how to address generational differences.
- Get tips on how to effectively recruit, engage and retain top employees.

Sat | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: TADs/Anchorage

0.75 CE Credits

Chung-Chen Jane Yao DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Chung-Chen Jane Yao DDS, PhD

Description:

One of the unprecedented effects of using temporary anchorage devices (TADs) is to intrude posterior teeth and then to close the open bite. Posterior intrusion often decreases mandibular plane angle which leads to better chin projections in Class II malocclusion. For patients with degenerative temporomandibular joints, orthodontic treatment can benefit them for better chewing function after their joints have been stabilized . Treatment mechanics and outcome of conservative orthodontic treatment using TADs will be presented. Stability of using TADs or surgical orthodontics for closing these acquired open bites will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate appropriate timing for treating these acquired open bites.
- Adopt this treatment modality using TADs and apply appropriate mechanics to treat acquired open bite.
- Address the stability issue to patients before treatment starts.

Sat | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Class II Correction

0.75 CE Credits

Peter Ngan DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Peter Ngan DMD

Description:

This presentation will address the indications and timing for orthopedic treatment of Class II malocclusions. The age factor, growth pattern, and the severity of the malocclusion affect the treatment outcome when using a fixed functional appliance. Long-term treatment records will be presented to illustrate the stability after early orthopedic treatment.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the importance of indications and timing for Class II orthopedic treatment.
- Determine how the age factor, growth pattern and the severity of the malocclusion can affect the treatment outcome when using a fixed functional appliance.
- Identify the factors that affect the stability of early Class II orthopedic treatment.

Sat | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.75 CE Credits

William John Clark BDS, DDO, DDSc, FDSRCS (Eng)

Sessions:

Speakers:

William John Clark BDS, DDO, DDSc, FDSRCS (Eng)
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Preformed Clark Twin Blocks: A new design and protocol for fixed or removable Twin Blocks improves patient comfort and compliance and can be integrated with fixed appliances. Preformed lingual wires link the occlusal blocks with minimal interference to speech and comfort and this simplifies construction and management of Twin Blocks. TransForce Lingual Appliances represent a revolution in interceptive orthodontics in all classes of malocclusion from mixed dentition to adult therapy and may be combined with fixed appliances or clear aligners. Transverse and sagittal appliances are pre-activated with enclosed nickel titanium springs to achieve amazing changes in arch form using ‘patient friendly’ invisible lingual appliances.


Learning Objectives:

- Simplify treatment of Class II malocclusion using preformed removable or fixed Twin Blocks.
- Transform your interceptive treatment using aesthetic, comfortable and efficient appliances to deliver light physiological forces.
- Integrate fixed and functional therapy and enhance treatment objectives with invisible appliances.

Sat | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: CBCT Imaging/Asymmetry

0.75 CE Credits

Sunil Kapila BDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Sunil Kapila BDS, MS, PhD

Description:

The continued evolution of CBCT imaging technology including its reduced radiation dose combined with scientific evidence for its broader applications is readily expanding its utility in orthodontics. Besides the enhanced information from CBCT for the traditionally well-understood sagittal and vertical dimensions, and for impacted teeth, it is proving to be a useful tool in the differential diagnosis of skeletal and dental transverse discrepancies, asymmetries, and dentoalveolar boundary conditions. Additionally, recent studies are enhancing our understanding on the limits of adaptability of bone to orthodontic tooth movement. Finally, CBCT imaging is proving to be a valuable tool in the integration of precision and virtual treatment planning in the orthodontic practice. Dr. Kapila will provide an evidence-based update on these emerging applications of CBCT imaging to everyday orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the evidence for emerging uses of CBCT in orthodontic therapy.
- Recognize how to extract information from CBCT imaging in evolving areas of its uses for personalized orthodontic treatment.
- Comprehend the use of CBCT imaging for virtual treatment and biomechanical planning in orthodontics.

Sat | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: TMD

0.75 CE Credits

Kazumi Ikeda DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kazumi Ikeda DDS

Description:

Advanced disc displacement (DD) is often observed on the shorter side of the mandible in skeletal asymmetry cases. Over time, more information on the influence of DD on mandibular growth has been accumulated. Advancement in imaging techniques, such as MRI and CBCT allows us to evaluate the TMJ status objectively. Since DD is prevalent in adolescent pre-orthodontic patients, we, as orthodontists, need to equip ourselves with the knowledge to treat these patients successfully. In this presentation, I will discuss how to handle DD patients orthodontically using three sisters’ cases, where two of them are suffering from advanced DD and the youngest sister does not have DD.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the joint problems from MRI and CBCT images.
- Recognize the progression of DD and the difference in mandibular growth between normal TMJ and joints with advanced DD.
- Evaluate treatment mechanics that are catered toward specific joint status.

Sat | 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: TADs/Anchorage

0.75 CE Credits

Paul Emile Rossouw BSc, BChD(Dent), BChD-Hons (Child Dent), MChD(Ortho), PhD, FRCD(C)

Sessions:

Speakers:

Paul Emile Rossouw BSc, BChD(Dent), BChD-Hons (Child Dent), MChD(Ortho), PhD, FRCD(C)

Description:

Average mandibular growth in normal subjects who did not require any orthodontic treatment during the phases of growth and development follows a forward and upward rotational pattern. Class II malocclusions on the other hand often portrays vertical characteristics with retrognathic chin positions. Treatment objectives for such malocclusions include correction of the jaw relationships, establishment of a harmonious soft tissue profile and mimicking of the normal forward and upward mandibular rotation. This type of change requires meticulous management of posterior tooth eruption/extrusion, especially the maxillary molars. It is essential to provide adequate anchorage to these teeth in pursuit of the noted treatment goals. Contemporary mini-screw implants fulfill this role superbly. The objective of this presentation is to illustrate how through translation research these clinical objectives can be attained.


Learning Objectives:

- Define the malocclusion which will benefit from this contemporary anchorage approach.
- Demonstrate the use of mini-screw implant anchorage to attain a harmonious chin position.
- Evaluate the correction of a retrognathic chin position.

Sat | 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Class II Correction

0.75 CE Credits

Hugo De Clerck DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Hugo De Clerck DDS, PhD

Description:

Protraction of the midface in growing individuals always results in an anterior rotation of the maxilla, and downward movement of the upper molars. The vertical displacement of the upper molars is restrained by the occlusal forces from the opposing lower molars, and by bonded acrylic bite plates. The increased occlusal forces in the lower molar region, combined with the forces applied by a face mask to the chin, will result in a posterior rotation of the mandible and increase of the vertical dimension of the face. However, when bone anchored class III orthopedics are used, a slight closure of the mandibular plane angle may be expected. More anterior rotation of the maxilla results in more forward projection of point A, but also in higher occlusal forces in the molar region, which finally limits the amount of midface protraction. If rotations of the maxilla could be better controlled, this could be in favor of more forward translation of the zygomatico-maxillary complex. Successful midface protraction commonly results in a class II molar occlusion. The upper miniplates can be (re)used for upper molar distalization. In contrast to cervical headgear, upper molars are not extruded, and some bite deepening instead of bite opening is observed in the incisor region. Appropriate timing of the bite opening mechanics is needed for efficient bone anchored upper arch distalization.


Learning Objectives:

- Assess rotations of the maxilla and mandible during class III orthopedics.
- Asses the biomechanics for bone anchored upper arch distalization.
- Identify the best timing for bite opening mechanics.

Sat | 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: CBCT Imaging/Asymmetry

0.75 CE Credits

Ute Schneider-Moser DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ute Schneider-Moser DDS
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Asymmetries can be dental, functional or skeletal in nature, hence requiring different treatment approaches. While dental asymmetries can be corrected by pure orthodontic means, skeletal asymmetries may require an additional surgical approach, especially in patients aiming at an optimum treatment result. As functional asymmetries are often caused by either posterior crossbites (with or without Class III features) or by deficient unilateral mandibular growth (Class II subdivision), which can lead to subsequent skeletal manifestations, an early correction is highly recommended. The author will show clinical patients to illustrate the different treatment approaches with emphasis on treatment approaches in the deciduous or early mixed dentition.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the three different asymmetry classes.
- Propose the correct treatment approach for the different asymmetry types.
- Comprehend the importance of early corrections of functional asymmetries with simple mechanics.

Sat | 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: TMD

0.75 CE Credits

Mauricio Gonzalez Balut DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mauricio Gonzalez Balut DDS, MS

Description:

The Temporomandibular Joint problems is a severe physiological disease which affects and deteriorates the quality of life of many people and has been increasing among our patients due to the stressing social and work changes. During more than half a century there has been many controversy among general dentists, prosthodontists, orthognathic surgeons and orthodontists on how to diagnose and treat TMD.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify evidence based “definite and non invasive therapy” with orthodontic treatment has been performed for the last 18 years.
- Recognize a definitive solution to the patients that suffer this severe disease.
- Identify regenerative tissue therapy, as well as an Orthodontic Treatment along with Biomechanics therapy by opening the vertical dimension using a functional splint as reference to extrude the dentition and recapture the disc, which normally is anteriorly displaced.

Sat | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: TADs/Anchorage

0.75 CE Credits

Sebastian Baumgaertel DMD, MSD, FRCD(C)

Sessions:

Speakers:

Sebastian Baumgaertel DMD, MSD, FRCD(C)

Description:

If the title leads you to expect a dry literature review, think again. In this highly dynamic lecture Dr. Baumgaertel will use currently available evidence to explain failures of TADs and will give actionable advice on how to prevent these. This lecture is geared towards clinicians and academics, who are interested in learning which factors truly affect the success rates of TADs and how to leverage this not commonly known information to the benefit of our patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss the currently available evidence for TAD failures.
- Identify evidence based reasons for TAD failures.
- Implement theory of avoiding failures into practice.

Sat | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Class II Correction

0.75 CE Credits

Ramesh Kumar Sabhlok BDS (HONS), MDS, Cert. Ortho (USA), FDS RCS (Edinburgh), FDS RCPS (Glasgow), M. Orth RCS (Edinburgh), FACD, FICD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ramesh Kumar Sabhlok BDS (HONS), MDS, Cert. Ortho (USA), FDS RCS (Edinburgh), FDS RCPS (Glasgow), M. Orth RCS (Edinburgh), FACD, FICD

Description:

Distalization of maxillary molars is a viable option for the correction of class II malocclusion. This presentation will include temporary anchorage devices using buccal and palatal micro-implants as well as micro-implant supported conventional appliances like Distal Jet and pendulum for the distalization of molars using the concept of absolute anchorage.


Learning Objectives:

- Analyze non-compliance maxillary molar distalization techniques including buccal and palatal micro-implants, using the concept of absolute anchorage.
- Recognize Insertion sites, placement technique and anchorage/force application of micro-implants for upper molar distalization, retraction of pre-molars, canines and incisors.
- Evaluate strategies to combat side effects, post-distalization mechanics and finishing the occlusion after molar distalization.

Sat | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: CBCT Imaging/Asymmetry

0.75 CE Credits

Birte Melsen DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Birte Melsen DDS, CertOrtho

Description:

Before treating an occlusal asymmetry it is important, to verify the etiology and to localize the origin. Is it skeletal, dento-alveolar or dental? The asymmetry should be identified in all three planes of space and the best possible treatment approach, camouflage or correction be chosen. Correction of an asymmetry in one plane of space will often lead an asymmetry in another plane of space when treated with intermaxillary mechanics. The lecture will demonstrate how the correct timing and goal oriented “force driven mechanics” can improve the prognosis of these treatments.


Learning Objectives:

- Localize the origin of an occlusal asymmetry.
- Identify the problems that can be corrected and those which can only be camouflaged.
- Choose the correct treatment approach in relation to the goal elected.

Sat | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: TMD

0.75 CE Credits

Gary Warburton DDS, MD, FACS, FDSRCS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Gary Warburton DDS, MD, FACS, FDSRCS

Description:

The lecture will provide and overview of surgical patient selection the surgical treatment options for patients with TMD. The full spectrum of surgical interventions will be presented from minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries through to complex TMJ reconstruction for severe condylar resorption using alloplastic TMJ prosthetic devices combined with orthognathic surgery.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify patients that may benefit from TMJ surgery.
- Evaluate the indications for combined TMJ reconstruction and orthognathic surgery.
- Practice presurgical orthodontics needed to prepare a patient for TMJ surgery – especially alloplastic total joint reconstruction.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0.75 CE Credits

Aaron D. Molen DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Aaron D. Molen DDS, MS
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

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


Learning Objectives:

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

Sun | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Awards Lectures

0.75 CE Credits

Bjorn U. Zachrisson DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Bjorn U. Zachrisson DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

This lecture presents a message to young orthodontists on the desirable future direction of our profession, based on my own experiences and what has been handed down. The following topics will be covered: The esthetic challenges related to incisor display; Reshaping teeth with deviating forms to create beautiful teeth, full interdental papillae and optimal connector areas; How-to resolve crowding and narrow smiles without lateral expansion; Handling severe periodontal destruction in adults and elderly; Limitation of failures with multistranded wire bonded retainers.


Learning Objectives:

- Reshape incisors to beautiful form and proper display related to patient age.
- Handle severe periodontal tissue break-down in adults and elderly.
- Reduce bond failures for lingual retainers.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

2 CE Credits

Joel C Small DDS, MBA, ACC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Joel C Small DDS, MBA, ACC
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This presentation is designed to promote the concept of leadership in a small clinical dental setting. It is my intention to clearly distinguish between managing our practices and leading them. Management is our default mechanism because it is all that know and therefore all that we have in our tool kit. It is the equivalent of dental duct tape. Management is tedious and often leads to burnout among healthcare professionals. Leadership is the opposite. Through leadership we empower our team to take over the many management tasks that plague a dentist/manager, freeing the doctor to utilize their time and efforts to their highest and best use. We also create a practice culture through effective leadership that engenders commitment, collaboration, and creative decision making. The presentation presents solid research to validate all claims. There will be basic coaching skills presented that help promote leadership and team buy in.


Learning Objectives:

- Distinguish between a “problem solver” and a “people developer”.
- Recognize that our practice culture is our brand and our only means of establishing a sustainable competitive advantage in our industry.
- Demonstrate basic coaching skills necessary to develop our people and create our ideal practice culture.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Biomaterials/Biology of Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

Keiji Moriyama DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Keiji Moriyama DDS, PhD

Description:

During orthodontic tooth movement (OTM), osteoclastic bone resorption is essential for alveolar bone remodeling. Although the differentiation of osteoclasts is well-known to be regulated by receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL), the source of RANKL in the periodontal tissue during OTM remains unclear. Based on our recent finding that osteocytes are the major source of RANKL in the periodontal tissue, it has become clear that osteocytes play a crucial role in OTM.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the biological mechanism of orthodontic tooth movement.
- Define the significance of RANKL in osteoclast differentiation.
- Discuss the role of osteocytes in OTM.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Class III Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Patrick K. Turley DDS, MSD, MEd

Sessions:

Speakers:

Patrick K. Turley DDS, MSD, MEd

Description:

Early treatment of the Class III malocclusion with facemask and palatal expansion has become one of the most common and predictable approaches in orthodontics. Although the majority of patients show good long term stability, a significant number will experience relapse as the mandible outgrows the maxilla. This lecture will discuss factors most related to treatment success and treatment failure.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the factors that contribute to correction of the Class III malocclusion.
- Define factors that contribute to early Class III treatment success.
- Identify factors most related to early Class III treatment relapse.

Sun | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Biomaterials/Biology of Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

Kazuhito Arai DDS, DDSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kazuhito Arai DDS, DDSc

Description:

How do you select preformed archwires for each individual patient? Recent randomized clinical trials that evaluated changes in mandibular dental arch form found significant arch expansion in the early stages of orthodontic treatment. These dimensional changes have been suggested to result from the inconsistency between the manufactured archwire forms and the natural diversity of the human dental arch form. This lecture presents an evaluation of the variation in form of mandibular preformed archwires based on a comparison of the dental arch form of Japanese and American subjects.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend that individual variation is more important than ethnicity in terms of dental arch forms.
- Recognize that manufactured variation in the form of preadjusted archwires is not based on biological research.
- Identify the differences between preadjusted archwire forms.

Sun | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0.75 CE Credits

Dan Grauer DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dan Grauer DDS, PhD

Description:

It seems that today there is a dissociation between diagnosis / treatment planning and treatment delivery. Treatment goals are defined during diagnosis and treatment planning process, but when treatment execution relies on the same average-driven preadjusted appliance for everyone, the realization of these treatment goals is not always easy. Human error, anatomical differences and secondary effects due to an average prescription appliance applied to a specific patient result in lengthy treatment times. In this presentation the audience will be exposed to simple techniques to customize fixed appliances and treatment delivery.


Learning Objectives:

- Utilize multi-modal two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging modalities.
- Explore the different customization processes.
- Evaluate the 3D checklist.

Sun | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Awards Lectures

0.75 CE Credits

James L. Vaden DDS, MS, PC

Sessions:

Speakers:

James L. Vaden DDS, MS, PC

Description:

Our specialty, like our society, is experiencing rapid and drastic change. The specialty of orthodontics is being challenged by many issues over which it has little or no control. But every challenge faced by our specialty is an opportunity – an opportunity for our specialty and us, its individual members, to prove our collective and individual worth to society. We have the resources at hand that can be used to optimize quality of care for our patients. Our future is bright! This talk will describe ways that we can take advantage of our opportunities.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize our many challenges and issues.
- Evaluate the opportunities to use current and existing resources that will, hopefully, make our specialty stronger.
- Propose ways to take advantage of our many opportunities that will optimize quality of care for our patients.

Sun | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Class III Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Benedict Wilmes DMD, DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Benedict Wilmes DMD, DDS

Description:

To increase skeletal maxillary advancement and to avoid the possible dental side-effect of mesial movement of the dentition protraction therapy in growing children using skeletal anchorage has recently been advocated. However, most approaches have employed at least two or more surgical miniplates, which involve invasive placement and removal procedures. Maxillary protraction is often started with a rapid maxillary expansion procedure (RME) because a proportion of Class III cases present with a narrowed maxilla and mobilisation of the midfacial sutures by RME may be beneficial and induce a greater maxillary effect. In this lecture the Hybrid Hyrax appliance and its modifications are shown, which uses two mini-implants in the anterior palate to provide sagittal skeletal anchorage for maxillary protraction and transversal skeletal anchorage for maxillary expansion.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the optimal insertion site in the palate.
- Experience how palatal TADs can be employed for RME and early class III treatment.
- Recognize how palatal TAD mechanics can be integrated in to the digital workflow (TAD insertion and CAD/CAM manufacturing of the appliance).

Sun | 9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Biomaterials/Biology of Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

Cristina Teixeira DMD, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Cristina Teixeira DMD, MS, PhD

Description:

In an unprecedented effort of translational research, CTOR has been investigating the molecular and cellular events mediating the response to mechanical stimulation of sutures and alveolar bone. Understanding the nature of these biological changes can help orthodontists optimize dentofacial orthopedic treatments, providing safer and more efficient care to our patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize new theories in sutural growth and bone remodeling.
- Recognize how such advances have improved our understanding of craniofacial orthopedic treatment.
- Discuss how these significant advances in science can change the daily practice of Orthodontics.

Sun | 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Biomaterials/Biology of Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

Nan E. Hatch DMD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Nan E. Hatch DMD, PhD

Description:

Because orthodontic tooth movement is dependent upon osteoclast-mediated resorption of alveolar bone adjacent to the pressure side of tooth roots, biologic control of osteoclasts can be utilized to control tooth movement. Drugs that influence bone cell activity are in development and/or currently being given to patients for treatment of bone disease. Many of these drugs are potentially applicable for control of tooth movement and retention after movement. This presentation will provide current results demonstrating the impact of locally injected drugs for increasing the speed of tooth movement, enhancing orthodontic anchorage during tooth movement, and inhibiting orthodontic relapse after movement. New classes of bone responsive drugs will also be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

- Define the biologic process behind orthodontic tooth movement.
- Identify medical conditions and pharmaceutics that influence orthodontic treatment outcomes.
- Recognize the utility of biologic mediators (drugs) for increasing the rate of tooth movement, enhancing orthodontic anchorage, and improving orthodontic retention after treatment.

Sun | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0.75 CE Credits

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC

Description:

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


Learning Objectives:

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

Sun | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Awards Lectures

0.75 CE Credits

Ravindra Nanda BDS, MDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ravindra Nanda BDS, MDS, PhD

Description:

Orthodontic clinical practice is based on culmination of our education, experience and ongoing advances in materials and devices. This presentation by using an example of acceleration of tooth movement devices will discuss how the trends, experience and evidence based research will shape our present and future care of our patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the current state of the art related to acceleration of tooth movement devices.
- Comprehend the importance of evidence based research and how it affects application of acceleration devices.
- Evaluate how trends, research and experience affect our clinical practice.

Sun | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Class III Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

J. Carlos Varela MD, DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

J. Carlos Varela MD, DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

50% of my patients are adults with around 20% of whom are Skeletal Class III. In this conference, I will like to answer 3 questions: 1. Should they be treated with orthognathic surgery? 2. Which cases can be treated only with orthodontics? 3. Is there any other alternative?


Learning Objectives:

- Identify which is the ideal Skeletal Class III Adult patient to compensate only with orthodontics.
- Identify which is the ideal Skeletal Class III patient for orthognatic surgery.
- Familiarize themselves with a new protocol to treat Skeletal Class III adult patients with local anesthesia and sedation.

Sun | 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Biomaterials/Biology of Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

Yves Bolender DDS, MMSc, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Yves Bolender DDS, MMSc, PhD

Description:

Self-ligating brackets have been introduced in orthodontics on an industrial scale in the 80’s. Since this time these products have been actively promoted under the following claims: reduced treatment duration and number of visits, reduced friction, greater comfort, improved hygiene, fuller and wider smiles, reduced chair time, improved results. The purpose of this presentation is to review with you the literature published up to June 2017 focusing on randomized controlled trials and split-mouth trials comparing self-ligating and conventional brackets. The aim of this lecture is to perform a meta-analysis on the selected papers to evaluate, based on the best evidence available, the above-mentioned claims.


Learning Objectives:

- Define the advantages of self-ligating brackets.
- Identify the drawbacks of certain self-ligating brackets.
- Deduce the items for which self-ligating brackets do not differ from conventional brackets.

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

1 CE Credit

William Droms CFA

Sessions:

Speakers:

William Droms CFA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This presentation draws on Professor Droms’ experience managing over $500 million in stock, bond and mutual fund investments for high net worth individual investors. The presentation will show you how to structure a diversified portfolio that will meet your risk tolerance constraints and help you ride out turbulent markets. Emphasis is on actionable ideas that you can implement in managing your personal investment portfolio. The session is based on similar presentations that Dr. Droms has developed for individual investors and private wealth management professionals at numerous financial services organizations and professional associations, including a total of 25 presentations at national meetings of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate your personal risk tolerance and determine whether or not your current investment portfolio is compatible with your risk tolerance.
- Determine whether or not your current investment strategy is consistent with your long-term financial objectives and constraints.
- Identify specific actions that you can take to evaluate and restructure your current investment strategy to be best positioned to prosper in the current and expected future market environment.

Sun | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0.75 CE Credits

Edward Y. Lin DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Edward Y. Lin DDS, MS

Description:

The advent of technologies such as practice management software, 2D and 3D imaging, the internet and Cloud based computing, intraoral scanning, digital orthodontics (both aligner therapy and robotically bent archwires), 3D printing, and HIPPA regulations has transformed the conventional orthodontic practice from 25 years ago into a technology driven business. As a result, the foundation for creating an efficient digital workflow is critical in ensuring the success of the 21st century digital orthodontic practice. In his lecture Dr. Lin will discuss the digital workflow systems which have been established in his 3 practices for a truly paperless, impression free, and plasterless practice.


Sun | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Awards Lectures

0.75 CE Credits

Lysle E. Johnston Jr. DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lysle E. Johnston Jr. DDS, MS

Description:

A casual look at how far we have come and where we appear to be going. Will you be a member of a learned medical specialty or a popular, well-paid branch of cosmetology?


Learning Objectives:

- Encouraged to consider the future of our specialty and your role in its evolution.
- Challenged to consider your role in the health of orthodontic academics: Is there any answer to any question that would cause you to change the way you practice?
- Encouraged to consider the role of "the companies" and "the schools" in your professional education.

Sun | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Class III Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Abdolreza Jamilian DDS, MSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Abdolreza Jamilian DDS, MSc

Description:

Skeletal Class III malocclusion is characterized by mandibular prognathism, maxillary deficiency or both. The incidence of Class III malocclusions suffering from maxillary deficiency was reported to be 65% to 67%. If the mandible is not markedly affected in these subjects, treatment may involve stimulation and guidance of maxillary growth by orthopaedic forces. Treatment modalities of Class III malocclusion in growing patients with maxillary deficiency usually focus on growth modification with protraction appliances. Maxillary deficiency in growing patients with skeletal Class III malocclusion can be treated by either extra oral or intraoral appliances.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend the effectiveness, as well as the side effects, of intraoral and extra oral appliances when they are used to treat growing patients who have a maxillary deficiency.
- Evaluate the use of a tooth anchored intraoral appliance which uses the force of the tongue to favorably impact a maxillary deficiency.
- Evaluate the various types of orthopedic appliances used for treatment of a maxillary deficiency.

Sun | 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Biomaterials/Biology of Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

Stella Chaushu DMD, MSc, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Stella Chaushu DMD, MSc, PhD

Description:

Pre-orthodontic alveolar bone regeneration can improve tooth support and optimize orthodontic tooth movement into bony defects. Does the ability to move teeth through periodontal regenerated tissues offer the same degree of predictability as moving teeth through normal “healthy” tissues? Are the biological processes underlying tooth movement into regenerated tissues different? Are they dependent on the regenerative material type? Can we improve predictability and control rate of tooth movement? Novel in-vivo mouse regeneration and orthodontic models provide answers to these dilemmas.


Learning Objectives:

- Differentiate between the biological processes underlying tooth movement in healthy and regenerated tissues.
- Choose the most suitable graft material for pre-orthodontic regeneration.
- Determine the ideal timing for force application based on the dynamics of tissue healing.

Sun | 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Missing & Impacted Teeth/Genetics

0.75 CE Credits

Adrian Becker BDS, LDS, DDO

Sessions:

Speakers:

Adrian Becker BDS, LDS, DDO

Description:

The roots of many impacted incisors and first molars have a hooked apex, which is usually blamed as the cause of the impaction. But is it really the cause? Perhaps the tooth is prevented from eruption by a different cause and the apical area then becomes hooked due to an anatomic barrier, such as the maxillary sinus, the lower border of the mandible, the floor of the nose, the infra-alveolar nerve bundle, or due to pathologic barrier, such as invasive cervical root resorption and pre-eruption intra-coronal resorption. Appropriate treatment of the cause may permit spontaneous or orthodontic-driven eruption to occur, regardless of a hooked root apex.


Learning Objectives:

- Diagnose potentially eruption-threatening pathologic entities.
- Discuss the role of trauma on tooth impaction.
- Recognize the potential for accelerated root growth in teeth impacted due to early trauma.

Sun | 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

Bhavna Shroff DDS, MDS, MPA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Bhavna Shroff DDS, MDS, MPA

Description:

The goal of this lecture is to review and discuss the new technologies available to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement and examine the scientific evidence available to support their clinical application in everyday practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the fundamental mechanisms of accelerated tooth movement.
- Evaluate and choose the techniques that can optimize treatment length in your practice.
- Evaluate the quality of the scientific evidence to support the use of such techniques in current practice.

Sun | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Orthodontic Challenges

0.75 CE Credits

Hee-Moon Kyung DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Hee-Moon Kyung DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

Controlling anchorage is a key strategy in orthodontic treatment. Various traditional treatment protocols have been incorporated in both extra-oral and intra-oral approaches to maintain anchorage, including headgear and inter-maxillary elastics. However, patient compliance has been considered the “Achilles heel” in managing tactical tooth movement. In an effort to maximize the effect of anchorage while minimizing patients’ dependency, microimplant has been introduced into the area of orthodontics and become a revolutionary way. Microimplants with small diameter have provided better efficient anchorage when compared with the conventional orthodontic treatment. The advent of microimplant in the field of orthodontics has leaded different approaches in treatment planning, mechanics and treatment results. As a result, quite a few of cases that were not able to be treated with traditional anchorage/mechanics could find new solutions using microimplants beyond the realms of traditional methods. Despite causing a few side effects such as infection and root injury, orthodontic microimplants have been already ordinary tools to control anchorage regardless of patients’ compliance in daily orthodontic practice. In this presentation, I would like to share my experience in orthodontics with microimplant and to discuss what has been changed and what has to be changed since emergence of microimplant.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the biomechanical advantages of skeletal anchorage over conventional anchorage.
- Select the proper types of skeletal anchorage.
- Identify the common side effects of skeletal anchorage.

Sun | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Diagnosis/White Spots/Root Resorption

0.75 CE Credits

Glenn T. Sameshima DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Glenn T. Sameshima DDS, PhD

Description:

This lecture will summarize our current knowledge of this perpetual problem by asking and answering a list of the ten most frequently asked questions about external apical root resorption caused by orthodontic tooth movement. Supporting evidence from research, literature, and clinical experience will be presented with a focus on clinical management.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the diagnostic and treatment risk factors of external apical root resorption.
- Relate the risk of root resorption to new techniques and technologies.
- Manage root resorption at all stages of orthodontic treatment.

Sun | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Lingual Appliances

0.75 CE Credits

Christopher S. Riolo DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Christopher S. Riolo DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

There are some compelling reasons why all orthodontic specialists should have some basic capability to employ lingual fixed appliances. In this lecture we will describe the false choice that is commonly presented to patients, between therapy with buccal fixed appliances or no treatment at all. We also demonstrate the benefits of employing lingual appliances for both the patient and the practitioner.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify at least two logistical or biomechanical advantages of lingual appliances.
- Recognize the indications for lingual orthodontic treatment.
- Discuss strengths and weakness of different lingual appliance systems.

Sun | 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Missing & Impacted Teeth/Genetics

0.5 CE Credits

Marianna Evans

Sessions:

Sun | 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

Eric J.W. Liou DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Eric J.W. Liou DDS, MS

Description:

We have known that orthodontic tooth movement not only causes root resorption but also alveolar bone loss, especially at the pressure side of anterior retraction or at the mesial side of molar protraction into an edentulous ridge. Alveolar bone loss might cause periodontal problems and less post-treatment stability due to less bony support. Several invasive and non-invasive techniques have been reported for accelerating orthodontic tooth movement. However, most of these techniques do not take into considerations of the risk of alveolar bone loss, except a few techniques such as the technique of periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontic procedures. The aim of this presentation is to present a technique of accelerating orthodontic tooth movement and at the same time decreasing alveolar bone loss in the procedures of anterior retraction and molar protraction into edentulous ridge by submucosal injection of platelet rich plasma at the target teeth. Both clinical cases and studies will be presented for illustrating the technique and scientific evidences.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the pros and cons of various orthodontic techniques for accelerating orthodontic tooth movement.
- Accelerate orthodontic tooth movement in anterior retraction and molar protraction into an edentulous ridge with a less risk of alveolar bone loss.
- Familiarize themselves with the process of platelet rich plasma preparation for orthodontic purposes.

Sun | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Orthodontic Challenges

0.75 CE Credits

Neal D. Kravitz DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Neal D. Kravitz DMD, MS

Description:

There is an old saying about the challenge of retention: “I’ll treat ‘em, if you hold ‘em!” Simply put, keeping the teeth where we want may be harder than getting them there in the first place. This lecture aims at mastering the basics of retention to improve the quality of our finishes. Learn variations in retention design, including removable and fixed retainers. Both Phase I and Phase II retention will be reviewed, including Dr. Kravitz’s “Phase 1.5” retention protocol. Don’t miss this fun and highly energetic presentation full of clinical pearls for both doctors and their team. To master retention, we must have a firm understanding of the basics.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate variations of removable retainers to accommodate your patient’s needs.
- Improve your success with bonded lingual retainers.
- Discover strategies of Phase I retention: “Phase 1.5”.

Sun | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Diagnosis/White Spots/Root Resorption

0.75 CE Credits

Lawrence F. Andrews DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lawrence F. Andrews DDS, CertOrtho
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

The quality of an orthodontist’s treatment results is determined by the quality of the landmarks and referents used for diagnosing far more than the appliance. The Six Elements Orthodontic Philosophy begins by learning the landmarks and referents for each of the six areas for which orthodontists have diagnostic responsibility. It was the discovery of those landmarks and referents that allow treatment results to be uniquely correct for each person regardless of race or gender. Six Elements™ landmarks and referents are also essential for orthodontics to have a positionally-accurate classification system.


Learning Objectives:

- Assess treatment goals that are uniquely correct for each person regardless of race or gender.
- Recognize the positionally-accurate classification system for all six areas for which orthodontists have diagnostic responsibility.
- Realize that with the Six Elements Orthodontic Philosophy™ it is possible to routinely attain gnathological occlusions on compliant patients.

Sun | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Lingual Appliances

0.75 CE Credits

Zhihe Zhao DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Zhihe Zhao DDS, PhD

Description:

Invisible orthodontic appliances are the hotspot of orthodontic clinic and basic research at present. The clear aligner and individual lingual system are mainly two types of invisible orthodontic appliances. This lecture is to compare the advantages and disadvantages of the two types by case presentation and discuss. The clear aligner is good at molar distalization, anterior teeth intrusion and periodontitis orthodontic treatment etc. the individual lingual system is adept at arch expansion, deep overbite correction, anterior teeth en mass retraction and complex orthodontic case. The purpose of this lecture is to guide the selection of invisible orthodontic appliances for doctors and patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of clear aligner.
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of individual lingual system.
- Identify the most appropriate invisible orthodontic appliances.

Sun | 2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Missing & Impacted Teeth/Genetics

0.5 CE Credits

Stephen To Hao Tjoa DDS, MS, MSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Stephen To Hao Tjoa DDS, MS, MSc

Description:

Absent teeth are a frequent occurring dental anomaly and may negatively affect both function and esthetics. Fortunately, we have many predictable and man-made solutions but none of these have the potential to adapt to growth or developmental changes. Tooth autotransplantations is a surgical procedure which is cost effective, predictable and have high success rates.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the benefits of tooth autotransplantations.
- Describe the indications, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages of tooth autotransplantations.
- Discuss an additional treatment strategy with your patients.

Sun | 2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

William M. Wilcko

Sessions:

Sun | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

0 CE Credits

Andrew Tucker JD, CFP®, MTWM

Sessions:

Speakers:

Andrew Tucker JD, CFP®, MTWM

Description:

This program is focused to orthodontists newly in practice and to orthodontic residents. This course will focus on developing a financial plan and tax strategy for doctors as they begin their orthodontic careers. In this program, we discuss the “new normal” of student loan debt, how to balance repayment with tax-advantaged savings, and determining when to prepay debt and when to save. Attendees will also discover the pros and cons of private student loan refinancing, balancing student loan debt with home and practice purchases, and strategies to control income taxes despite loan repayment.


Learning Objectives:

- Develop practices as a business owner to reduce income taxes.
- Calculate how much will be needed for retirement and to accomplish saving for retirement.
- Evaluate how and when to refinance student loans.

Sun | 2:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

2 CE Credits

James L. Vaden DDS, MS, PC | Lysle E. Johnston Jr. DDS, MS | William R. Proffit DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

James L. Vaden DDS, MS, PC
Lysle E. Johnston Jr. DDS, MS
William R. Proffit DDS, PhD

Description:

An enlightening joint lecture presented by Drs. James Vaden, Lysle Johnston and William Proffit who discuss their hobbies and interests beyond the realm of orthodontics. Dr. James Vaden presents, "Cows, Tractors, Grease and Bruises" Some people travel to exotic places to play golf, rabidly follow football, basketball, baseball, soccer or hockey teams. Others do “weird” stuff. They like the smell of dirt and cow manure. They don’t mind grease and grime. This talk will give a glimpse of one AAO member’s cow and tractor collecting “boondoggle”. Dr. Lysle Johnston presents, "Validating Einstein, One British Car at a Time" Einstein supposedly said that a sign of insanity is to repeat an act over and over and expect a different outcome each time. I have been collecting and driving British sports cars for over half a century and am inclined to agree with him. Hope springs eternal, however. I am now in the market for a frog-eye Sprite. Perhaps this time…. Dr. William Proffit presents, "Trains, then but mostly NOW" Trains knitted the country together after the Civil War, and there’s a fantastic display 45 minutes away at the B & O Museum in Baltimore—but this lecture focuses on trains internationally as a great way to see scenic and interesting places, and as the new way to get around as the 21st century progresses. A new high speed train is coming for you, you mostly just don’t know it yet.


Learning Objectives:

- Define the personality traits of a redneck, evaluate the sanity of one who runs a cow/calf operation and deduce that collecting old tractors is the ultimate way to stick money down a ground hog hole!
- Learn that the British invented the interrupted windscreen wiper and three-way switch-on, flicker, off and know that there is a Prince of Darkness and that his name is Joseph Lucas.
- Evaluate the best places for sightseeing and tourist travel by train and describe the use of rail passes in tourist travel internationally, discuss the use of high-speed trains already in most countries, and their upcoming role in inter-city travel in the United States and identify a real rail fan when one approaches you to tell you all about it.

Sun | 2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Missing & Impacted Teeth/Genetics

0.5 CE Credits

Leslie A. Will DMD, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Leslie A. Will DMD, MSD

Description:

Our knowledge of growth and development comes from information gathered from large groups of people, which can give us general patterns of growth. We can also use implant information to learn about specific patterns of growth. However, neither of these methods help us to understand which aspects of growth are determined by genetics and which are more under environmental control. The Forsyth Twin Study, which included annual records of approximately 500 pairs of twins, their parents, and their siblings, was gathered by Dr. Coenraad Moorrees and his staff between 1959 and 1975. It is a valuable resource for investigators seeking to learn about the relative contributions of environment and genetic control. Studies done over the past several years using this sample have begun to give us such information regarding lower incisor crowding, mandibular length, nasal growth, and facial asymmetry. This presentation will describe what the Forsyth Twins have taught us about facial growth.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend how lower incisor crowding and mandibular length are determined by genetics versus the environment.
- Analyze whether children tend to resemble one parent more than another.
- Identify whether mirror asymmetry occurs in the facial growth of twins.

Sun | 2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

Sunil Wadhwa DDS, CertOrtho, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Sunil Wadhwa DDS, CertOrtho, PhD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

It has been reported that vibration, lasers and modifying the alveolar bone can expedite orthodontic tooth movement. However, it remains debatable whether these methods affect the long-term rate of orthodontic tooth movement and whether these methods produce a greater rate of tooth movement than placebo. In this lecture, we will review the current evidence, proposed biological mechanisms and potential side effects of accelerated tooth movement procedures.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine the efficacy of accelerated orthodontic tooth movement methods.
- Recognize the biological mechanism behind accelerated orthodontic tooth movement.
- Identify potential side effects of Accelerated tooth movement procedures.

Sun | 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Orthodontic Challenges

0.75 CE Credits

Richard Kulbersh DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Richard Kulbersh DMD, MS

Description:

Radiographic analysis provides useful and diagnostic information regarding the status of the joints. The objective of this study was to utilize CBCT data and viewing software tools to analyze and measure the condylar position within the glenoid fossae of patients presenting with various signs and symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction. The condylar position of these symptomatic patients was then compared to a group of existing norms for normal condyle position within the fossa. Changes at the level of the occlusion resultant to condylar position change will be discussed and illustrated.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize abnormal condylar positions on a CBCT.
- Anticipate potential changes at the level of the occlusion due to abnormal condylar position.
- Appreciate the relationship between TMJ dysfunction and condylar position.

Sun | 2:55 PM - 3:15 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Diagnosis/White Spots/Root Resorption

0.25 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sun | 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Lingual Appliances

0.75 CE Credits

Dirk Wiechmann DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dirk Wiechmann DDS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Treatment outcomes should depend on the orthodontist and not on the appliance of choice. Quality in orthodontic treatment can be assessed by different instruments including the ABO scoring system. Lingual treatment offers extremely accurate outcomes due to its customized nature; each lingual bracket has an individual prescription defined by the set-up following the orthodontist’s treatment plan. Recent studies indicate that this prescription can be transferred to the patient’s mouth with high degree of accuracy. An undisputed requirement for the successful use of these high-tech appliances are excellent orthodontic skills based on quality education.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify how quality control depends on the orthodontist.
- Discuss assessment of treatment outcomes.
- Comprehend the advantages of completely customized appliances.

Sun | 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Diagnosis/White Spots/Root Resorption

0.25 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sun | 3:25 PM - 3:55 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Missing & Impacted Teeth/Genetics

0.5 CE Credits

Marco Rosa DDS, D.Orthod, MD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Marco Rosa DDS, D.Orthod, MD

Description:

The lecture will outline and discuss the rationale and priorities for long term success in patients with missing maxillary incisors treated by space closure. Detailed clinical procedures supported by scientific evidence will be outlined, with special emphasis on periodontal health and function.


Learning Objectives:

- Implement how to close the spaces in all malocclusions.
- Evaluate updated scientific evidence on treatment of maxillary missing lateral incisors.
- Manage the periodontal tissue in both growing patients and in cases of severe periodontal breakdown.

Sun | 3:25 PM - 3:55 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

Larry P. Tadlock DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Larry P. Tadlock DDS, MS

Description:

Surgically or periodontally assisted osteogenic orthodontics (SAOO or PAOO) involves bone perforations adjacent to the teeth to be moved. The purpose of perforations is to create trauma resulting in the regional acceleratory phenomenon (RAP) to produce an increase in the speed of tooth movement, shortening treatment times. There are numerous reported methods for inducing the RAP to affect the speed, amount and extent of tooth movement; however, many reports are anecdotal, or commercially promoted. This presentation will include the current evidence related to both invasive and minimally invasive techniques, as well as the use of bone grafting as an adjunct procedure.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss the evidence related to the various PAOO procedures reported to stimulate the RAP.
- Discuss the efficacy of the various PAOO procedures and their limitations.
- Determine those cases where PAOO may be beneficial.

Sun | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Orthodontic Challenges

0.75 CE Credits

Wendy Askins BS, MBA, CFE

Sessions:

Speakers:

Wendy Askins BS, MBA, CFE
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Shining light on the dark side of orthodontic business, Wendy will provide an inside look at orthodontic office embezzlement that is not available anywhere else. See how embezzlements were committed, warning signs that were missed, how embezzlers were eventually caught, amounts stolen, and the consequences to both the embezzler and the orthodontist.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize specific theft methodologies and behavioral characteristics of thieves.
- Strengthen financial processes by closing the gaps currently open to embezzlement.
- Identify monthly review processes that expose specific theft transactions.

Sun | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Diagnosis/White Spots/Root Resorption

0.75 CE Credits

Roberto Justus DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Roberto Justus DDS, MSD

Description:

Orthodontic treatment success is jeopardized by the risk of development of white spot lesions (WSLs) around orthodontic brackets. Unfortunately, the formation of WSLs still remains a common complication during treatment in patients with poor oral hygiene. Nearly 75% of orthodontic patients are reported to develop enamel decalcification because of prolonged plaque retention around brackets. It is the orthodontist’s responsibility to minimize the risk of patients having enamel decalcifications as a consequence of fixed-appliance orthodontic treatment. This can be achieved by using fluoride-releasing, resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RMGIC) to bond brackets, with deproteinization of the enamel surface prior to phosphoric acid etching.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss the incidence of new WSLs at the completion of orthodontic treatment.
- Explain why the enamel surfaces surrounding the bracket bases are protected from WSLs when brackets are bonded with RMGICs.
- Detail why enamel deproteinization with Clorox (5.25% Sodium Hypochlorite), prior to etching, increases bracket SBS, diminishing bracket bond failure incidence, both with composite resin and with RMGIC (Justus et al, Seminars in Orthodontics, March 2010).

Sun | 3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Lingual Appliances

0.25 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sun | 3:55 PM - 4:25 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Missing & Impacted Teeth/Genetics

0.5 CE Credits

Hans Ulrik Paulsen DDS, Odont.

Sessions:

Speakers:

Hans Ulrik Paulsen DDS, Odont.

Description:

The presentation is based on materials of a long-term survival study of 132 deciduous molars with hypodontia of permanent successors of 87 patients and will describe and compare changes of deciduous molars with hypodontia of permanent successors in a long-term study and evaluate etiological theories of different development of successors.


Learning Objectives:

- Select between different diagnosis of hypodontia of permanent successors: Agenesi: no treatment; Aplasia: close space, autotransplantation or implant).
- Observe that about 50% do not need any treatment (Agenesi).
- manage orthodontic treatment or rotation of transplanted teeth in due time.

Sun | 3:55 PM - 4:25 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

0.5 CE Credits

Kenji Ojima

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kenji Ojima
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Dr. Ojima will be presenting a series of challenging cases utilizing photobiomodulation with OrthoPulse to accelerate treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. He will review the key principles of light accelerated orthodontics, focusing on the importance of case selection and treatment planning to avoid common issues and pitfalls. He will demonstrate how to generate beautiful finishes while significantly reducing treatment time, often as much as 75% less time.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate how photobiomodulation affects tooth movement with aligners.
- Identify the key concepts of photobiomodulatoin accelerated aligner orthodontics.
- Evaluate and identify suitable cases to start treatment in your practice.

Sun | 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Lingual Appliances

0.25 CE Credits

Sessions:

Mon | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0 CE Credits

Thomas F. Mulligan DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Thomas F. Mulligan DDS, MSD

Description:

As time progresses in any scientific field, it is too often assumed that what is “new” is better than what is “old.” However, in orthodontics there are Laws of Equilibrium that will be trustworthy forever, as LAWS that govern orthodontic tooth movement do not change with time. Understanding and applying these LAWS in everyday orthodontics will clearly show that many so-called advances are nothing more than a failure to recognize that such “advances” were never required in the first place. This lecture will show that much of what has been taught mechanically is the cause of undesirable tooth movements while what we have been taught to avoid in many cases is the solution to avoiding such undesirable movements.


Learning Objectives:

- Avoid the use of loops in orthodontic treatment.
- Essentially eliminate patient cooperation except for 1) Brush your teeth and 2) Keep your appointments.
- Discover that Round Wire has many advantages over Rectangular Wire and Partial Appliances have many advantages over Full Appliances.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Business of Orthodontics LIVE!

0.75 CE Credits

Mark L. Dake DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mark L. Dake DDS, MSD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Dental Service Organizations (DSO) delivers dental services to patients and contracts with Management Service Organizations (MSO) that helps manage the dental practice. There are social and economic drivers that are encouraging more DSO’s to be formed in the United States.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend the definition and formation of DSO.
- Identify economic and social reasons for DSO formation.
- Evaluate the delivery of dentistry in the future.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Openbite/Vertical Control

0.75 CE Credits

Greg J. Huang DMD, MSD, MPH

Sessions:

Speakers:

Greg J. Huang DMD, MSD, MPH

Description:

Dr. Huang will present findings from the first and second phases of the National Anterior Openbite Study, which consist of the enrollment and end-of-treatment time points. He will describe the final doctor and patient demographic characteristics, as well as the dentofacial characteristics of the patients. He will discuss how these factors are related to the treatment options presented to patients, and the treatments they accepted. Finally, he will describe preliminary end-of-treatment results, and describe which treatments were the most common and successful.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe the factors that impacted orthodontists' treatment recommendations for their adult anterior open bite patients.
- Identify the factors that impacted patients' acceptance of recommended treatment plans.
- Discuss the relative success of various treatment modalities for treating anterior open bite in adult patients.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

3 CE Credits

Harold L Crossley DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Harold L Crossley DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

What are some characteristics of adolescent substance abuse and what can I do about it? The orthodontic dental team is in a unique position providing dental care to a patient population that may be regular users or experimenting with mood altering drugs. This brief but graphic presentation will provide you with information to help identify and manage the substance abusing patient. Discussion includes the signs and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the signs and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs in patients and adolescents.
- Recognize and manage the doctor shopper.
- Describe the dental management of the chemically-dependent patient who is actively using or is in recovery.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement/Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Turi Bassarelli MD, DDS, MSc (Orth)

Sessions:

Speakers:

Turi Bassarelli MD, DDS, MSc (Orth)

Description:

In the last years, there has been an increasing request of orthodontic treatment from adult subjects who want to improve their smile. Between 12% and 49% of adults present a Class II division 1 malocclusion that, associated with patient's dental health, often dictates new challenges to both the general dental practitioner and the orthodontist. The aim of this presentation is to clarify how today a practitioner can improve the aesthetic, the smile and the occlusion of adult subjects by providing a correct interdisciplinary treatment plan with the aim of maintaining a good periodontal health and at the same time improve the smile with a good restorative intervention.


Learning Objectives:

- Define a proper interdisciplinary treatment plan with your colleagues.
- Identify the proper time to start an orthodontic treatment after periodontal one.
- Evaluate how can a dentoalveolar class II malocclusion be corrected in adult subjects without surgery.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.75 CE Credits

Raj M. Saini BDS, DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Raj M. Saini BDS, DDS, MSD

Description:

This presentation deals with the concept that crestal bone loss is far more detrimental to the longevity of teeth than external root resorption. Orthodontic treatment may play a role in both of these conditions. With the help of supportive information and persuasive case reports, it will be demonstrated that elimination of malocclusion, with carefully coordinated orthodontic movements of teeth, can and does improve periodontal health.


Learning Objectives:

- Appreciate that periodontal disease poses greater challenge to the longevity of teeth than root resorption.
- Recognize the cause and effect relationship between malocclusion and periodontal disease.
- Analyze how to orthodontically treat patients with severe periodontal breakdown and preserve teeth.

Mon | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0.75 CE Credits

Timothy J. Tremont DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Timothy J. Tremont DMD, MS

Description:

This lecture simplifies biomechanics by presenting just a few fundamental rules for tendencies produced by single forces and couples. Once you know these “rules”, simple treatment strategies can be devised to accomplish planned objectives. Moving teeth can be efficient and predictable.


Learning Objectives:

- Define what discrete tooth movement “tendencies” are produced by forces and couples.
- Discuss how understanding just a few rules allows you to implement efficient and predictable treatment strategies.
- Propose common examples for applying simple strategies and mechanics.

Mon | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Business of Orthodontics LIVE!

0.75 CE Credits

Landy Chase

Sessions:

Mon | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Openbite/Vertical Control

0.75 CE Credits

Peter Buschang MA, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Peter Buschang MA, PhD

Description:

When treating patients with vertical skeletal discrepancies, orthodontists have had to be satisfied with occlusal corrections, hoping that the skeletal relationships do not worsen. For the longest time, surgery was the only way to correct vertical skeletal discrepancies. Based on our renewed understanding of growth, non-surgical orthopedic correction of growing patients with severe skeletal problems is now possible. This approach addresses both the AP and vertical skeletal discrepancies that affict many patients, producing positive changes in chin projection, mandibular plane orientation, gonial angulation, condylar growth direction, and lower facial height. To fully understand why this approach works, orthodontists must change the way they think about mandibular growth. Only by doing so will be able to truly grasp why it is possible to obtain substantial orthopedic changes in growing patients with vertical skeletal discrepancies, and why such corrections remain stable over the long-term.


Learning Objectives:

- Explain why they have to change the way they think about growth of patients with vertical problems.
- Identify how to orthopedically correct patients with vertical skeletal problems.
- Explain why it is better to treat patients with vertical skeletal problems while they are still growing.

Mon | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement/Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Chung How Kau BDS, MSc, MBA, PhD, Morth, FDS, FFD, FAMS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Chung How Kau BDS, MSc, MBA, PhD, Morth, FDS, FFD, FAMS

Description:

This lecture will provide a review of the current techniques in Orthodontics. It will specifically address biology and biomechanics in Orthodontics. Clinicians will be able to make evidence based choices on what technologies to incorporate in their practices.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the biology of tooth movement.
- Evaluate biomechanics and biology of tooth movement.
- Make evidence based choices for technologies to incorporate in the practice.

Mon | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.75 CE Credits

Roberto Hernandez-Orsini DMD, MPH, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Roberto Hernandez-Orsini DMD, MPH, MS

Description:

Ankyloses of dental structures offers challenges before, during and after orthodontic treatment. It refers to the fusion between the mineralized root surface and the alveolar bone, and it could be partial or total fusion. Different treatments have been proposed for the management of ankylosed teeth during and after orthodontic treatment, and orthodontic treatment alone most not be the treatment of choice. The options oscillate from no treatment, partial restorative procedures, extractions, to more invasive options of tooth mobilization. Alternatives should depend upon proper diagnosis, and decisions made depending on partial to full tooth ankyloses and treatment goals. Sometimes, a simple tooth mobilization through partial surgical procedures on the “fused” portion combined with orthodontic force application is enough to bring them to proper position. However, when the ankyloses involves a substantial portion of the root of a tooth, a total single tooth osteotomy might be necessary to bring it to proper position. And obviously, the prognosis of such treatment decision is related to the treatment of choice, based on proper diagnosis. There are also limitations for each treatment alternative, as well as retention protocols. Different options will be addressed during this presentation, with an established treatment protocol for each option.


Learning Objectives:

- Properly diagnose partial or total ankylosed teeth.
- Identify treatment alternatives for partially or totally ankylosed teeth.
- Evaluate retention options once the ankylosed tooth is moved to proper position.

Mon | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0.75 CE Credits

Kwangchul Choy DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kwangchul Choy DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

Many orthodontic appliances are used incorrectly, often leading to unexpected adverse side effects, such as anchorage loss, cuspid rotation during retraction, bite deepening by sliding mechanics, occlusal plane caning after leveling and so on. In cases like these, we have to treat not only the malocclusion of the patient but also the adverse side effects that we have made in the course of the treatment as well. Application of correct biomechanical principles is therefore key in obtaining predictable treatment results with minimal adverse side effects, or even in replacing such adverse side effect with beneficial side effects.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the adverse side effects in the reactive unit.
- Recognize the consistent force system at the active unit.
- Recognize how to reduce adverse side effects.

Mon | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Business of Orthodontics LIVE!

1.5 CE Credits

Terry A. Sellke DDS, MS | Mark L. Dake | Terry A. Sellke | Landy Chase

Sessions:

Speakers:

Terry A. Sellke DDS, MS
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Mark L. Dake
Terry A. Sellke
Landy Chase

Description:

Remote monitoring of patient care has gone on for decades in medicine. Witness pacemakers as just one obvious example. We all know that changes in the delivery of care, payment, reimbursement, and other activities in the medical model usually lead to changes in the dental model of delivery. Orthodontics has never had a way to remotely monitor patient care, compliance, or address emergencies until now. This program is about a paradigm shift that will change how orthodontics is practiced and delivered in the future.


Learning Objectives:

- Utilize a simple app on a smartphone or android phone to remotely monitor patient care, compliance issues, and address emergencies.
- Identify the benefits to you and your patients of remote monitoring of care.
- Apply remote monitoring to improve control, treat patients in fewer visits and fewer months to a better result, while achieving a greater net income/case.

Description:

Recap morning sessions with attendee Q&A on topics addressed.


Mon | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Openbite/Vertical Control

0.75 CE Credits

Tae-Woo Kim DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Tae-Woo Kim DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

This lecture will present mechanics and step-by-step procedures to intrude upper posterior teeth. The following topics will be explained with cases: Single molar intrusion, maxillary posterior teeth intrusion, total maxillary intrusion, canting correction, four clinical tips (identifying the etiologic factors, tongue and muscle training, retainers and extraction of second molars).


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend the various mechanics to intrude molars.
- Comprehend the four clinical tips.

Mon | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement/Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Johnny Joung-Lin Liaw DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Johnny Joung-Lin Liaw DDS, MS
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

With the applications of skeletal anchorage system, genuine incisor intrusion is feasible to improve adult gummy smile, which was difficult to correct without orthognathic surgery in the past. Differential diagnosis and various treatment options should be fully discussed to decide the appropriate treatment modality. After significant amount of upper incisor intrusion, there might be an adverse effect on the crown height and width ratio. Esthetic periodontal surgery (gingivectomy, crown lengthening and/or alveoloplasty) would be indicated for restoring the appropriate crown height and width ratio and further reducing the excessive gingival display. Under the collaboration of anterior miniscrew anchorage and periodontal surgery, it greatly improves the possibility of orthodontic correction for gummy smile in adult patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Make a differential diagnosis on gummy smile and decide the appropriate treatment modality.
- Propose a combined intrusion and retraction force system with TADs, in conjunction with a periodontal surgery to solve adult gummy smile.
- Demonstrate closed technique of inserting the anterior subapical miniscrew.

Mon | 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.25 CE Credits

Sessions:

Mon | 10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.25 CE Credits

Sessions:

Mon | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0.75 CE Credits

Jose Nelson Mucha DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jose Nelson Mucha DDS, MSD, PhD

Description:

To achieve excellent orthodontic results is a must and involves a series of procedures from the treatment beginning as well as during treatment. But the most critical phase corresponds to finish properly or closely to the appliance removal. For this phase it is important to have clear goals, a checklist and perform the items considered inadequate such as brackets reposition and adjustments in the archwires. We intend with this lecture to reveal, discuss and propose procedures considered essential for the excellence of the orthodontic finish procedure and to achieve results with excellent oral health, facial, dental and smile harmony, functional occlusion and especially long-term stability.


Learning Objectives:

- Define the logical sequence of steps to achieve excellent orthodontic finishing.
- Recognize the problems that interfere with an excellent finish.
- Propose and perform clinical procedures to improve orthodontic finishing.

Mon | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Openbite/Vertical Control

0.75 CE Credits

Lorenzo Franchi DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lorenzo Franchi DDS, PhD

Description:

Skeletal openbite represents a serious challenge in dentofacial orthopedics. This lecture will discuss when is the best timing to start treatment of an openbite growing patient with or without sucking habits. The effects produced by rapid maxillary expansion in prepubertal openbite patients will be also illustrated. The long-term stability of openbite treatment will be analyzed by reporting the results of 2 recent studies on the effects of quad-helix/crib therapy and rapid maxillary expansion in association with posterior bite blocks in openbite growing patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Define the best timing to start treatment of openbite growing patients.
- Demonstrate that an increased mandibular plane angle is not a contraindication for rapid maxillary expansion.
- Recognize factors that can affect can affect long-term stability of treatment outcomes in openbite patients.

Mon | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement/Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Flavio A. Uribe DDS, MDentSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Flavio A. Uribe DDS, MDentSc
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Surgical and non-surgical methods have been proposed as avenues to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement and ultimately reduce treatment time. Within these two broad categories, many techniques are available with different degree of invasiveness and ease of use. Piezocision as a surgical technique involves a minimally invasive approach enabling a local inflammatory response and potentially increasing the rate of tooth movement. Vibration as a non-surgical method of mechanical stimulus can be easily incorporated to clinical practice as patients can use a small portable appliance from home with short daily periods of wear. Since both of these methods are currently used in clinical practice, the evidence supporting their effectiveness should be explored.


Learning Objectives:

- Highlight the most recent results from clinical trials on piezocision and its effectiveness in accelerating tooth movement.
- Discuss the evidence regarding the effectiveness of vibration in reducing treatment duration.
- Present the results of a randomized clinical trial evaluating the effects of vibration on mandibular incisor alignment and on important biomarkers involved in orthodontic tooth movement.

Mon | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.75 CE Credits

Thomas K. Pedersen DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Thomas K. Pedersen DDS, PhD

Description:

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and similar TMJ pathology such as idiopathic condylar resorptions (ICR) are conditions known to alter condylar growth and dentofacial development resulting in severe malocclusions. This lecture will discuss differences and similarities of the two conditions as well as the diagnostic criteria. Furthermore, treatment objectives are reviewed.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize JIA.
- Possess knowledge of the influence of the pathologic process to the dentofacial growth and development.
- Demonstrate knowledge of treatment options related to JIA.

Mon | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Surgery

0.75 CE Credits

Jeryl D. English DDS, MS | Kurtis Kasper PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeryl D. English DDS, MS
Kurtis Kasper PhD

Description:

Successful outcomes in the treatment of surgical orthodontic cases rely upon proper diagnosis and suitable treatment planning. While traditional approaches have applied 2D tools for diagnosis and treatment planning, emerging 3D technologies provide powerful new tools to advance patient care, especially in cases involving asymmetry. This talk will provide a brief overview of surgical orthodontic cases while highlighting examples of cases in which 3D technologies present unique advantages.


Learning Objectives:

- Diagnose surgical orthodontic cases and recognize the limitations of 2D diagnostic approaches.
- Recognize the advantages of 3D diagnostic tools in surgical cases involving asymmetry.
- Discuss examples of the roles 3D technologies can play in surgical orthodontic cases.

Mon | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Business of Orthodontics LIVE!

0.75 CE Credits

Ali Oromchian JD, LLM

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ali Oromchian JD, LLM
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This seminar will revolutionize how practice owners motivate and challenge their employees. You will learn how to reach peak performance by employing basic strategies to ensure that your employees are motivated excited and perform at an optimal level while reducing your chance of litigation and employment law violations.


Learning Objectives:

- Optimize every situation and bring out the best in your employees.
- Create self-reliance in employees so they can achieve emotional mastery.
- Form a team atmosphere with motivation and unstoppable persistence.

Mon | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Retention/RPE

0.75 CE Credits

Andrew J. Haas DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Andrew J. Haas DDS, MS

Description:

All orthopedic and orthodontic cases (except the Brodie Syndrome case) can benefit greatly from developing the maxillary apical base to full genetic potential or beyond genetic potential in deficiency cases.


Learning Objectives:

- Determine when to favor rapid, semi-rapid, surgically assisted, or slow palatal expansion.
- Emphasize the need that orthopedic treatment should be more aggressive than commonly practiced.
- Evaluate a new concept of orthodontic treatment Dr. Haas chosen to call transeptal fiber orthodontics.

Mon | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Francois Berube DMD, Cert. Ortho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Francois Berube DMD, Cert. Ortho

Description:

Patients presenting with mutilated dentition are more frequently seeking orthodontic treatment. What can you offer these patients? This lecture is clinically oriented and presents multiple cases where missing teeth caused an aesthetic and/or functional problem while complicating the treatment due to a significant lack of orthodontic anchorage. Solutions outlining how to resolve these difficult anchorage situations will be presented as well as some tips and tricks in order to help optimize treatment planning and outcomes. Enter this new world of Mutilated Dentition Orthodontic Treatment with confidence but be ready to think outside the box.


Learning Objectives:

- Analyze, visualize and optimize your “Mutilated Dentition” patient’s treatment plans in order to achieve better treatment outcome.
- Correct severe vertical dimension collapse in mutilated dentition cases.
- Improve the periodontal environment during orthodontic treatment.

Mon | 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.5 CE Credits

Yuxing Bai DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Yuxing Bai DDS, PhD

Description:

In order to obtain more skeletal orthopedic effects during maxillary anterior protraction treatment for growing skeletal Class III patients, customized titanium mini-plates by 3D printing are used clinically with such advantages as better fitting to the contour of the bone surface, stronger stability for protraction forces, safer selection of locations to insert titanium screws for mini-plates, et al. Cases would be displayed and discussed in this lecture.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss the disadvantages of conventional maxillary anterior protraction methods.
- Evaluate and analyze treatment results.
- Comprehend the philosophy and advantages of this treatment strategy.

Mon | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

1 CE Credit

Kyrsten Musich BA, MBA | David R. Musich DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kyrsten Musich BA, MBA
David R. Musich DDS, MS

Description:

Let’s walk in the shoes of Millennials to learn how their world has shaped them and how they will influence the world of the “boomers and the gen Xers.” Through surveys and studies, social scientists have made many important generalizations about the characteristics of Millennials. Since our specialty works with Millennials as patients, as staff and as future partners, it is worthwhile to carefully consider each of the attributes being applied to them. Knowing their “super powers,” their goals and deepest desires will help us become better health care providers, team leaders and transition partners.


Learning Objectives:

- Develop better marketing strategies to encourage prospective patients age 25-40 to come to your office for their orthodontic care.
- Recognize the value of interactive staff training for Millennials with the use of newer technologies.
- Cultivate a transition process that allows your associate (possible future owner) to be engaged with each aspect of the success of the practice.

Mon | 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.5 CE Credits

Mohamed I. Masoud BDS, DMSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mohamed I. Masoud BDS, DMSc

Description:

As we enter an age of radiation hygiene restricting routine radiographic exposures that do not have a direct diagnostic benefit to the patient, many countries have already made it illegal to take final cephalometric radiographs at the end of the orthodontic treatment. Advances in 3D dentofacial photogrammetry is now a viable alternative for orthodontists to diagnose dentofacial discrepancies and quantify changes due to growth and/or treatment. Studies confirm that the eyes can be used as an alternative to the cranial base. This allows the practitioner to limit the radiographic exposure to the teeth and the surrounding structures eliminating the need to expose the upper half of the face to ionizing radiation. This lecture covers evidence that supports using 3D dentofacial photogrammetry for orthodontic diagnosis as well as the equipment and software that would be needed to use it in every day orthodontic practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend the ethical issues that relate to routine radiographic exposure of the cranial base.
- Familiarize themselves with research related to using 3D photogrammetry for orthodontic diagnosis and the eyes as references instead of the cranial base.
- Evaluate the set up that would be needed to use the method in their offices.

Mon | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Surgery

0.75 CE Credits

Sylvain Chamberland DDS, MSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Sylvain Chamberland DDS, MSc

Description:

Transverse skeletal deficiency is a common clinical problem associated with narrow basal and dentoalveolar bone. Bimaxillary transverse distraction osteogenesis for correction of OSA was first reported by Conley & Legan (2006). Mandibular symphyseal distraction osteogenesis (MSDO) evolve form tooth anchor device to bone anchor device for a better control of the distraction segment in the 3 planes of space. Its success depends on good collaboration between the orthodontist and the surgeon, and on strict patient selection. Throughout case reports, we will review the diagnosis, orthodontic and surgical treatment planning considerations to achieve clinical success.


Learning Objectives:

- Diagnose patient with transverse mandibular deficiency.
- Comprehend the distraction protocol.
- Manage the postdistraction orthodontic movement.

Mon | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Business of Orthodontics LIVE!

0.75 CE Credits

Neal D. Kravitz DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Neal D. Kravitz DMD, MS

Description:

The DiSC theory is popular classification system originating in the 1920’s that categorizes all individuals into four primary behavior types: D-Dominant; I-Influential; S-Steady; and C-Conscientious. The aim of the DiSC theory was to categorize people by their temperaments in order to improve interpersonal relationships. In other words, if we know how people behave, we will know how to treat them. For the orthodontist, understanding DiSC will increase case closure, highlight which patients are challenging to treat, and aid in hiring the appropriate staff. Teaching DiSC is my absolute favorite subject, and I promise this will be one of the most important lectures you will hear all weekend.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate DiSC Theory.
- Modify your consult based on the patient’s behavior type.
- Apply DiSC to your staff to hire a dream team.

Mon | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Retention/RPE

0.75 CE Credits

Simon J. Littlewood BDS, MDSc, FDS(Orth)RCPS, MOrthRCS, FDSRCSEng

Sessions:

Speakers:

Simon J. Littlewood BDS, MDSc, FDS(Orth)RCPS, MOrthRCS, FDSRCSEng

Description:

Retention is perhaps the most important part of any orthodontic plan. In many parts of the world there is an increase in the use of thermoplastic retainers, but what sort of material should we use, what design should we use, how often should patients wear them and how do we improve compliance? Dr. Littlewood will provide an entertaining overview of the best current evidence of the use of thermoplastic retainers, including how they compare to bonded retainers and useful clinical tips to take back to the office.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss the best evidence about thermoplastic retainers.
- Recognize appropriate designs and modifications to thermoplastic retainers.
- Propose methods of improving compliance with thermoplastic retainers in your office.

Mon | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Nipul Tanna DMD, MS

Sessions:

Mon | 2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.5 CE Credits

Robert (Tito) Alan Norris DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Robert (Tito) Alan Norris DDS

Description:

For the past 20 years, clear aligner therapy has become more popular in orthodontics. However, extrusion of anterior teeth to establish a consonant smile arc has been unpredictable at best. During this presentation, the force vectors associated with anterior extrusive movements will be resolved and a dependable, predictable extrusion attachment and staging protocol with clinical examples will be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the force vectors on anterior teeth when using clear aligner therapy.
- Discern the need for reciprocal attachments when attempting extrusion of anterior teeth.
- Demonstrate clinical examples of attachment and staging protocols for predictable success.

Mon | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

1 CE Credit

Primitivo Roig DDS, MBA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Primitivo Roig DDS, MBA

Description:

The challenges facing today’s dentists are quite different from the ones their colleagues confronted in the past. The fast pace we live at, possible confusion at the practice, an overwhelming number of appointments, lack of managerial and organizational protocols, and stress are some of the things that take up our time and detract from both excellence on the job and our general wellbeing. In this lecture, we will do an overview of how the SLOW DENTISTRY model is helping entire dental teams be more successful delivering patients a better dentistry. A great option for dentists and teams who want to offer the best versions of themselves while practicing with serenity and without stress in a safe and profitable environment that will allow them to keep on enjoying dentistry. Slow Dentistry is a model of excellence in which managerial and organizational protocols mesh perfectly with clinical ones, proving that many times “less is more” and that you can achieve “more with less”.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend the basics of the slow dentistry model: why, where, when and who.
- Discuss the fast model vs slow model: more patients vs more dentistry.
- Recognize how slow time management benefits dental teams and patients.

Mon | 2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.5 CE Credits

Haiping Lu

Sessions:

Speakers:

Haiping Lu

Description:

Patients care about both oral health and aesthetics. To achieve the goal of macro-aesthetics, mini-aesthetics and micro-aesthetics based on the maximum patient’s oral function and health, interdisciplinary treatment with explicit, sequential plan well-organized approaches are prerequisite for patients. This lecture will introduce the principles and planning, implement of interdisciplinary treatment, for the best of patient’s aesthetics, function and health.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend the concepts of facial and oral aesthetics.
- Identify principles of interdisciplinary treatment.
- Assess general oral health.

Mon | 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Surgery

0.75 CE Credits

Jeffrey C. Posnick DMD, MD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeffrey C. Posnick DMD, MD

Description:

Asymmetric Mandibular Excess Growth Anomalies describe patterns of dentofacial deformity that occur after birth and that primarily affect the mandible. In this condition, the primary mandibular deformity may have secondary effects on: the maxilla; the nose; the chin region; the position of the teeth in each jaw; and the overlying soft tissue envelope. The individual’s presenting facial dysmorphology is dependent on multiple factors including: the intensity of the cellular hyperactivity of the condyle; the patient’s age when the abnormal hyperactivity began; the length of time that it remains active; any underlying hereditary dentofacial deformities; environmental factors; and any treatment previously rendered before arrival for definitive evaluation. Obwegeser postulates 2 unique growth regulators acting from within the condyle to explain the distinct clinical presentations of this dentofacial deformity. The first clinical pattern is a rarer form and results in what he calls Hemi-Mandibular Hyperplasia. This is characterized by an increase in volume of all parts of the affected hemimandible with involvement ending at the midline of the symphysis. The second and more common form of this dentofacial deformity is called Hemi-Mandibular Elongation. This is characterized by an “elongation” of the affected side of the hemimandible with a consistent lateral shift of both the mandibular dental midline and chin to the opposite side of the face. The objective of this lecture is to provide updated knowledge of these asymmetric mandibular overgrowth anomalies and to present the occlusion and facial aesthetic surgical outcomes based on a recently published retrospective cohort study.


Learning Objectives:

- Accurately diagnose Asymmetric Mandibular Excess growth anomalies and distinguish between Hemi-Mandibular Hyperplasia and Hemi-Mandibular Elongation.
- Comprehend the basic biologic behavior of Asymmetric Mandibular Excess growth anomalies.
- Develop an efficient and effective treatment plan to correct Asymmetric Mandibular Excess growth anomalies.

Mon | 2:55 PM - 4:30 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Business of Orthodontics LIVE!

1.5 CE Credits

Kyle David Fagala DDS, MDS | Neal D. Kravitz | Ali Oromchian JD, LLM | Kyle David Fagala DDS, MDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kyle David Fagala DDS, MDS
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Neal D. Kravitz
Ali Oromchian JD, LLM
Kyle David Fagala DDS, MDS

Description:

Learn how to grow your orthodontic practice by engaging your audience on social media and attracting new patients to your website. In this lecture, Dr. Kyle Fagala shares his Top 10 digital marketing secrets for social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. He discusses best practices for SEO, Web Design, Blogging, and Google Ads, plus he recommends how to stop wasting time on Facebook by delegating social media management. Lastly, Dr. Kyle recommends 5 digital tools to optimize one’s time, leaving room for the things that are most important in our lives and practices.


Learning Objectives:

- Engage your audience on social media and attract new patients to your website.
- Recognize best practices for social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.
- Recognize best practices for SEO, Web Design, Blogging, and Google Ads.

Description:

Recap afternoon sessions with attendee Q&A on topics addressed.


Mon | 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Retention/RPE

0.75 CE Credits

Young-Cheol Park DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Young-Cheol Park DDS, PhD

Description:

Attendees of this lecture will be able to manage the transverse problems with MARPE (Mini screw assisted rapid palatal expansion). Clinical application and changes after MARPE will be demonstrated with the treated cases. Additionally, rationale and clinical perspective of transverse correction in adult patients will also be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize biologic and biomechanical background of MARPE.
- Recognize clinical application and changes after MARPE.
- Implement rationale and clinical perspective of transverse correction in adult patients.

Mon | 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Chester S. Handelman DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Chester S. Handelman DMD

Description:

A description of the necessary steps the orthodontist must take prior to considering orthodontic treatment of the patient with periodontal disease including history and mandatory records will be outlined. The role of the periodontist in diagnosis, treatment of the disease, and maintenance during orthodontic treatment will be described. The malocclusions caused by the disease, the treatment procedures, goals of treatment, and retention will be described. Four cases followed over many years will illustrate the long-term success or failure of combined orthodontic/periodontal treatment. Finally, periodontal maintenance of compromised teeth verses implant replacement will be evaluated.


Learning Objectives:

- Prepare the orthodontist with the necessary knowledge to undertake successful orthodontic treatment of the patient with periodontal disease.
- Evaluate the necessary records, the role of informed consent the role of the periodontist, and the unique treatment approach required for these patients.
- Identify the limitations and advantages of long-term periodontal maintenance verses implant replacement.

Mon | 3:25 PM - 3:55 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.5 CE Credits

Yoon-Ah Kook DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Yoon-Ah Kook DDS, MS, PhD
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

In treatment of class II malocclusion the temporary anchorage device (TAD) is a highly effective appliance, which can be easily placed and managed by orthodontists. A simple method for class II correction with TAD will be introduced for efficient molar distalization with a near-bodily movement. Scientific evidence will be discussed in the area of broad indications for non-extraction method assisted by TAD. Also, a creative and innovative approach for Class II correction using plate will be illustrated including biomechanics and guidelines for practical use. In addition, use of a new improved jig system for more accurate plate placement will be presented.


Learning Objectives:

- Introduce a simple method for class II correction with TAD.
- Broaden indication for non-extraction method.
- Influence maxillary distalization mechanics on the 3rd molar development.

Mon | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

1 CE Credit

Florence M. Sturm CPE

Sessions:

Speakers:

Florence M. Sturm CPE

Description:

Join Certified Parent Educator, Florence Sturm, for a fun and productive parenting seminar filled with wisdom, humor and practical advice, guaranteed to help you to communicate in a new way that will encourage responsibility, inspire confidence and develop the best possible relationship with your children. You will laugh, learn and practice new skills!


Learning Objectives:

- Feel empowered to be better communicators with their children.
- Implement tools and skills to discipline more effectively.
- Understand the basic, yet powerful goals of parenting.

Mon | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Surgery

0.75 CE Credits

Thomas Edward Southard DDS, MS | Steven D. Marshall | Kyungsup Shin DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Thomas Edward Southard DDS, MS
Steven D. Marshall
Kyungsup Shin DMD, MS

Description:

Orthognathic surgery can be a very challenging dimension of orthodontic practice. Using a case-based approach, Drs. Southard, Marshall, and Shin will provide a foundation in avoiding and dealing with post-surgical problems.


Learning Objectives:

- Apply principles of treatment planning to minimize post-surgical problems.
- Apply principles (and techniques), pre-surgically, to reduce post-surgical problems.
- Apply principles in the orthodontic treatment of post-surgical problems.

Mon | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Retention/RPE

0.75 CE Credits

James Moody Alexander DDS, MS | C. Moody Alexander DDS, MSD | R.G. (Wick) Alexander DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

James Moody Alexander DDS, MS
Speaker Has Financial Interest
C. Moody Alexander DDS, MSD
Speaker Has Financial Interest
R.G. (Wick) Alexander DDS, MSD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Any stable house is built on a solid foundation! The same can be said for a family, a practice or an orthodontic case. A family of orthodontists will share their experience of treating over 25,000 patients and the foundational truths learned from it. Realizing “what you focus on happens”; they have focused on long term stability and now seeing the results of those efforts. The foundational Principles that lead to long term stability will be defined and packaged for immediate application.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize a Philosophy of orthodontic care that produces prosperity clinically, professionally, and economically.
- Deduce the Diagnostic Principles that lead to favorable success, daily and long-term.
- Demonstrate routine clinical Treatment Decisions that produce predictable, consistent, and excellent outcomes.

Mon | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0.75 CE Credits

Julia Fiedotin Harfin PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Julia Fiedotin Harfin PhD

Description:

The aim of this presentation is to update the new strategies in adult orthodontic treatment with reduced periodontal attachment. 1250 patients (28-83 years old) were analyzed and pre-treatment, 4.8 and up 22 years post treatment results were evaluated. New protocols will be discussed while considering the individual treatment objectives. The results confirmed that a significant osseous repair was achieved in almost 90% of the patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize and treat patients with reduced periodontal attachment.
- Identify special considerations with patients that have been taking different medications that could have a significant effect on the bone turnover, specially in women during menopause.
- Effectively deal with this difficult type of patient.

Mon | 3:55 PM - 4:25 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0.5 CE Credits

Valmy Pangrazio Kulbersh DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Valmy Pangrazio Kulbersh DDS, MS

Description:

This lecture will describe the effect of maxillary expansion, functional appliance, protraction face mask and orthognathic surgery on the airway size and volume. The effectiveness of these procedures will be highlighted.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the impact of each of the treatment modality presented on the airway.
- Evaluate the efficacy of these treatments on changing the size and volume of the airway.
- Recognize the possibilities of functional jaw orthopedics, dento facial orthopedics and orthognathic surgery on the improvement of airway patency.

Tue | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment/Aligner Therapy

0.75 CE Credits

David B. Kennedy BDS, MSD, FRCD

Sessions:

Speakers:

David B. Kennedy BDS, MSD, FRCD

Description:

This presentation will review conventional Serial Extraction and demonstrate its advantages and disadvantages. Also, using case reports, it will show how Serial Extraction can be modified for selected patients with missing teeth and Class 2 malocclusions.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe serial extraction.
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of serial extraction.
- Comprehend how serial extraction can be modified for patients with missing teeth and Class 2 malocclusions.

Tue | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0.75 CE Credits

Steven P. McEvoy BS, MSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

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

Description:

Computers are part of most every modern Practice, and unfortunately so are the inevitable IT expenses. As an industry insider I am asked all the time to evaluate “Am I paying too much?” and “What should my expenses be?”. Many Practices forge their own way doing their own IT in an attempt to ‘minimize’ costs (and maximize suffering). Others throw themselves to the wolves and just tell their IT company to “take care of it”. During this session I want to discuss some of the common approaches, and how an IT person could take advantage of you. By throwing some light on how it works from the inside, I hope you will be better prepared to make the best IT solution choices for your Practice. I promise to limit the ‘Geek Speak’ and discuss the issues in a way we can all understand. I’d love you to bring your own horror stories to share.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the differences between Managed IT services and Pay as You Go.
- Better evaluate how an IT person can take advantage of your trust.
- Select the IT services you need for your Practice considering the best overall value.

Tue | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0.75 CE Credits

Jae Hyun Park DMD, MSD, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jae Hyun Park DMD, MSD, MS, PhD

Description:

Anterior open bite is difficult to treat because it results from the interaction of multiple etiologic factors such as heredity, unfavorable mandibular growth patterns, imbalance between the posture of the jaws, nasopharyngeal airway obstruction, digit-sucking habits, and tongue posture and activity. Proper diagnosis and treatment planning, successful treatment, and retention are important for the long-term stability of open bite treatment. In this lecture, the etiology of anterior open bite and various treatment modalities will be discussed along with biomechanics. After this lecture, clinicians will be able to treat and finish anterior open bite cases more efficiently and successfully.


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss the etiology of anterior open bite and treatment modalities.
- Evaluate upper airway dimension after anterior open bite correction.
- Discuss which factors affect the success of anterior open bite correction.

Tue | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Craniofacial/Special Needs

0.5 CE Credits

Takashi Yamashiro DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Takashi Yamashiro DDS, PhD
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Patients with a cleft lip and palate typically show a high incidence of Class III malocclusion and mid-facial retrusion. Maxillary anterior segmental distraction osteogenesis (MASDO) facilitates the forward advancement of the anterior maxillary segments without affecting the patient’s velopharyngeal function. The segmental osteotomy also corrects the anteriorly-flattened dental arches and enhance the crown exposure of the upper incisors. Furthermore, MASDO can be applied in combination with transverse distraction osteogenesis or LeFort1 osteotomy. I will demonstrate that MASDO is effective for correcting severe skeletal Class III problems in patients with cleft lip and palate.


Learning Objectives:

- Address the problems associated with the surgical orthodontic treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate.
- Identify the indications of the segmental distraction osteogenesis in the treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate.
- Demonstrate advantages and disadvantages of the segmental distraction osteogenesis in the treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate.

Tue | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Craniofacial/Special Needs

0.5 CE Credits

Hera Kim-Berman DDS, MMSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Hera Kim-Berman DDS, MMSc

Description:

Treatment milestones and modalities for the cleft lip and palate patient and timeline for therapy from infancy to adulthood will be presented through review of current literature and clinical cases. Topics to be discussed will include; multidisciplinary team-based care, pre-surgical infant orthopedics, timing of bone grafts, craniofacial growth in cleft lip and palate patient population, and surgical orthodontic treatment.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend multidisciplinary team-based care of cleft lip and palate patients.
- Identify milestones and timeline of treatment for the cleft lip and palate patient.
- Assess the differences in craniofacial growth of unaffected patients and untreated and treated cleft lip and palate patients.

Tue | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment/Aligner Therapy

0.75 CE Credits

Brent Bankhead DDS, MS | William Dayan

Sessions:

Speakers:

Brent Bankhead DDS, MS
Speaker Has Financial Interest
William Dayan

Tue | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0.75 CE Credits

Juan Martin Palomo DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Juan Martin Palomo DDS, MSD

Description:

Traditionally we are trained to see and analyze the airway from only the lateral view on a cephalometric film, but the airway is a three-dimensional (3D) structure, and that third dimension may be hiding something relevant to our diagnosis. With more than 80 respiratory disorders, the orthodontist can play a significant role helping children and adults, specially regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This presentation will show how the orthodontist can help identify and manage OSA in pediatric and adult patients, from using oral appliances, to surgical movement of the jaws, and newest hypoglossal stimulation methods. When moving from 2D to 3D, distances and angles turn into areas and volumes, and understanding the airway may take orthodontics to the next level, increasing the scope of what can be done clinically.


Learning Objectives:

- Perform sleep disorder risk assessment separately for adults and teenage patients.
- Analyze a segmented airway.
- Identify how a CPAP works differently than a hypoglossal nerve stimulation.

Tue | 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0.75 CE Credits

Tian Min Xu DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Tian Min Xu DDS, PhD
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Although leveling the curve of Spee is one of the goals in straight-wire technique, natural dentition is not straight. The increasing backward tipping of more posterior molars in the upper arch and the forward tipping of more posterior molars in the lower arch compose the posterior curve of occlusion. Different malocclusions show different curve of Spee and therefore different inclination of posterior occlusal plane. This lecture will discuss what will these features affect our treatment mechanics.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the mechanism of Physiologic Anchorage Loss.
- Realize the influence of leveling the curve of Spee on anchorage control.
- Recognize the significance of keeping posterior curve of Spee on anchorage preservation.

Tue | 9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Craniofacial/Special Needs

0.5 CE Credits

Kang Ting DMD, DMedSc | Jin Hee Kwak DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kang Ting DMD, DMedSc
Jin Hee Kwak DDS, MS

Description:

We will describe the very first American live-return rodent research conducted by UCLA, NASA, Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and NIH successfully launched (via SpaceX CRS-11) on June 3rd, 2017 and is ongoing. In brief, study tests 40 rodents in microgravity condition to assess the efficacy of NELL-1, an osteogenic molecule that is associated with craniofacial development and directs stem cells to spur bone growth and prevent bone degeneration. UCLA team oversees ground operations of mission in tandem with flight operations coordinated and supported by CASIS and NASA. How this project went from bedside discovery to space exploration through 20 years of research and development led by orthodontic clinician-scientists will be described.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate craniofacial patients in a scientific approach to provide better care for patients with not only identical conditions but also completely different conditions that might have resulted from similar biologic mechanisms.
- Demonstrate the ability to have a wider application of your expertise in orthodontics and craniofacial biology, and not limit it to the field of orthodontics or dentistry.
- Recognize many opportunities outside the laboratory settings to test a clinically relevant scientific hypothesis.

Tue | 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Craniofacial/Special Needs

0.5 CE Credits

HyunDuck Nah DMD, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

HyunDuck Nah DMD, MSD, PhD

Description:

Patients born with craniofacial dysmorphism present with dysfunctional occlusion and a variety of skeletal deformities that worsen with facial growth. Orthodontists play a central role in managing these complex cases through engagement in many aspects of clinical care. These include initial case analysis, overall treatment planning, coordination of the treatment with other specialists, pre-surgical orthodontic preparation, surgical planning, and postsurgical orthodontics. Successful surgical outcomes of the cases critically depend on well-planned pre-surgical orthodontic set-up, which is based on an understanding of the nature of the skeletal problems, and knowledge on orthognathic procedures and their potential and limitations. This lecture will present orthodontic management of surgical cases with complex skeletal deformities.


Learning Objectives:

- Outline the multiple steps required for the management of orthognathic cases with craniofacial dysmorphism.
- Propose orthognathic procedures appropriate for different craniofacial cases, and also recognize surgical limitations of these procedures.
- Plan pre-surgical orthodontic set-up for cases with complex skeletal deformities, using 2D- and 3D-virtual surgical planning tools.

Tue | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment/Aligner Therapy

0.75 CE Credits

Roberto M.A. Lima-Filho DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Roberto M.A. Lima-Filho DDS, MS

Description:

Severe skeletal class II is minimized before the eruption of permanent teeth. I like to start most of my Class II patients in the late mixed dentition. Most children are not affected psychologically by dental and skeletal malrelationships, but this is not true for all children. Early treatment is indicated in patients with a special concern about esthetics and self-esteem issues, or who are susceptible to injures.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the objectives of early treatment.
- Evaluate the ideal time to start Class II patients.
- Propose the indications of a two-phase protocol.

Tue | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0.75 CE Credits

Matthew E. Larson DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Matthew E. Larson DDS, MS

Description:

Mobile devices are part of everyday life, but staying current with constantly developing apps can be challenging. Current mobile applications offer valuable efficiencies for banking, patient communication, office management, password protection, and many other areas. However, some programs open up additional security concerns or may not provide any additional time savings. In this lecture, a broad range of applications will be discussed to help find a balanced use for mobile apps to improve productivity in the orthodontic practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify categories of apps that are useful in managing your practice.
- Recognize common security risks and how to minimize them.
- Evaluate areas where mobile apps can optimize your practice… and areas where they are not as efficient.

Tue | 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0.75 CE Credits

Roberto B. Brandao MSc, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Roberto B. Brandao MSc, PhD

Description:

Traditionally, the finishing objectives, when achieved, basically comprehend 3 dimensions, namely, microesthetics (teeth), miniesthetics (smile), and macroesthetics (face), as described by Sarver. Considering that important concepts are being overlooked by orthodontics, we are introducing the fourth dimension, named hyperesthetics, which focuses on occlusion and quality of life. Cases representing the importance of the former show occlusion as essential for achieving excellence in orthodontics, even esthetically. Bearing in mind that beauty closely relates to quality of life, treatment decisions need to be made concerning the influence it will have on the patient's health, particularly breathing and TMJ stability.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize dimensions in finishing orthodontics as major objectives.
- Include occlusion as an important parameter to achieve excellence in orthodontics.
- Make treatment decisions based on patients health as the most important parameter to achieve modern esthetics.

Tue | 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Craniofacial/Special Needs

0.5 CE Credits

Sessions:

Tue | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment/Aligner Therapy

0.75 CE Credits

Juan Pablo Gomez Arango DDS, MSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Juan Pablo Gomez Arango DDS, MSc

Description:

Despite being around for almost a century, in the last two decades (the plastic “revolution”) the routine use of plastic aligner-based orthodontic tooth movement for orthodontic correction of malocclusion has found its way into the mainstream of our specialty. Notwithstanding, it is only until recent years (the plastic “re-evolution”), thanks to a surge in research initiatives that shed light on the biological and biomechanical grounds that support aligner orthodontics, that predictable clinical results are being seen. This presentation explores the lecturer’s view of considerations that may be determinant to the future of aligner orthodontics.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the fundamental challenges intrinsic to aligner-based orthodontics.
- Contextualize the present state of development of aligner-based orthodontics.
- Recognize the most likely areas of future development of aligner-based orthodontics.

Tue | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0.75 CE Credits

Nikhilesh R. Vaid BDS, MDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Nikhilesh R. Vaid BDS, MDS

Description:

Orthodontic Appliances are no longer just brackets and wires. Technology has ushered in an era of integrated appliance systems,on both vestibular & lingual surfaces as well as removable aligners,that are slowly gaining global acceptance. Integrated systems however, are marketed by corporations that have financial considerations that sometimes take precedence over science and clinical commonsense. This presentation will present a comparative analysis and an experimental clinical audit of contemporary appliance systems and adjuncts from an independent evidence based perspective.


Learning Objectives:

- Peruse marketing and advertising claims made by various appliance & adjunct manufacturers.
- Analyze data from experimental designs evaluating appliance performance on efficacy & efficiency parameters.
- Compare different appliance systems evaluated based on standard clinical excellence standpoints.

Tue | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0.75 CE Credits

Chris H. Chang DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Chris H. Chang DDS, PhD
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Tooth impaction is a common problem in our clinical practice. Eruption and management of impacted teeth require carefully designed surgical procedures and orthodontic biomechanics. Inspired by the periodontal surgical technique, vestibular incision subperiosteal tunnel access(VISTA), this adapted surgery allows for minimally invasive access to the impacted tooth. Together with simplified mechanics, consisted of TADs and a 3D lever arm, an independent force system from the main archwire, has proven to be an efficient and effective protocol to uncover and upright impactions in challenging scenarios, such as deep horizontal maxillary impaction and beyond.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the key steps of VISTA in impaction treatment.
- Evaluate the force system of a 3-D lever arm inserted through a screw head for impaction treatment.
- Differentiate various screw placement locations recommended for impactions in different positions.

Tue | 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Craniofacial/Special Needs

0.5 CE Credits

Sessions:

Staff Schedule

Fri | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Room 101

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

1.5 CE Credits

Sessions:

Fri | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 102A

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

1.5 CE Credits

Barbara Brinker RDA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Barbara Brinker RDA

Description:

Dolphin Trainer Barbara Brinker will use Dolphin 3D to demonstrate the more advanced aspects of processing CBCT datasets. You’ll learn various techniques for rendering, orienting, and segmenting volumes and slices. This session will cover how to build accurate 2D radiographs from the 3D dataset including: lateral and frontal cephs, panoramic images, cross sections, nerve canals, and TMJ slices (coronal, sagittal, circular). Finally, you’ll learn how to use the measurement tools (2D and 3D) as well as use 2D and 3D cephalometric analyses. Time permitting, we will touch on overlaying and linking soft tissue bitmaps and digital study models. Material Requirements: Bring your own laptop with Dolphin Imaging 3D installed, or use one of our computers Bring a DICOM format patient file to load and use (optional)


Learning Objectives:

- Rendering techniques for CBCT datasets.
- Building 2D radiographs from 3D datasets.
- Measure and analyze datasets.

Fri | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Room 102B

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

1.5 CE Credits

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC | Brittney Bartholomew | Maegan Leon

Sessions:

Speakers:

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC
Brittney Bartholomew
Maegan Leon

Description:

Step it in, Step it out: What those Bends are all About!! Practical applications of wire bending in the clinical adjustments of orthodontic appliances Join Dr. Douglas Depew for this fun and upbeat hands-on course while you develop a better understanding of the rationale and clinical applications of orthodontic mechanics. This class will focus on different bends that clinical assistants or lab technicians may be required to make, or at least recognize, in orthodontic arch wires and large diameter wires for adjustment of retainers, lip bumpers and headgears. Hands-on wire bending exercises will be featured as well as a comprehensive introduction to the practice and principles of orthodontic appliance adjustments. Material Requirements: It is important that each participant bring their own wire bending pliers. At a minimum, the two pliers needed for the wire bending class are a three-prong plier (#344) and a Bird Beak Plier (#139).


Learning Objectives:

- Learn the use of different instruments involved in bending wires.
- Practice handling laboratory wires and how to make typical bends for fabricating and adjusting many types of appliances.
- Practice making different types of bends in orthodontic arch wires and learn their purposes.

Fri | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room 103A

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

2 CE Credits

Rita Bauer

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rita Bauer

Description:

We will help you fine tune your exposure settings and your techniques to consistently take excellent clinical views for patient documentation and treatment planning. Material Requirements: Participants are asked to bring their own clinical camera with fully charged batteries, retractors and mirrors. Some of the latest camera systems will be provided at the course for those who do not have a camera or are still deciding which camera is best for their practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Calibrate your camera to get well exposed images every time you press the shutter.
- Practice the techniques for clinically correct patient photography using mirrors and retractors by photographing each other.

Fri | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Room 103B

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

1.5 CE Credits

Christopher S. Riolo DDS, MS, PhD | Cali Kaltschmidt

Sessions:

Speakers:

Christopher S. Riolo DDS, MS, PhD
Cali Kaltschmidt

Description:

3D printing in the orthodontic office requires specific knowledge, software and skills. This workshop will bridge the gap between your intra-oral scanner and the 3D printer. Participants will edit and 3D print dental arches from intraoral scans. Each participant will use Meshmixer to fill holes, trim their models and create a base for the STL of their scanned dental arch. Participants will then import and print their dental arches using one of a number of different 3D printers available at the workshop. Material Requirements: Participants need to bring a laptop and download and install Meshmixer on the laptop before the workshop. Registered participants will be emailed a link to obtain Meshmixer ahead of the course.


Learning Objectives:

- Explain the workflow associated with editing and printing a dental arch.
- Recognize how to edit STL files for 3D printing using Meshmixer.
- Differentiate the pros and cons of different 3D printers used in this workshop.

Fri | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 101

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

1.5 CE Credits

Sessions:

Fri | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 102A

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

1.5 CE Credits

Barbara Brinker RDA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Barbara Brinker RDA

Description:

Dolphin Trainer Barbara Brinker will use Dolphin 3D to demonstrate the more advanced aspects of processing CBCT datasets. You’ll learn various techniques for rendering, orienting, and segmenting volumes and slices. This session will cover how to build accurate 2D radiographs from the 3D dataset including: lateral and frontal cephs, panoramic images, cross sections, nerve canals, and TMJ slices (coronal, sagittal, circular). Finally, you’ll learn how to use the measurement tools (2D and 3D) as well as use 2D and 3D cephalometric analyses. Time permitting, we will touch on overlaying and linking soft tissue bitmaps and digital study models. Material Requirements: Bring your own laptop with Dolphin Imaging 3D installed, or use one of our computers Bring a DICOM format patient file to load and use (optional)


Learning Objectives:

- Rendering techniques for CBCT datasets.
- Building 2D radiographs from 3D datasets.
- Measure and analyze datasets.

Fri | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 102B

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

1.5 CE Credits

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC | Maegan Leon | Brittney Bartholomew

Sessions:

Speakers:

Douglas Depew DMD, MS, PC
Maegan Leon
Brittney Bartholomew

Description:

Step it in, Step it out: What those Bends are all About!! Practical applications of wire bending in the clinical adjustments of orthodontic appliances Join Dr. Douglas Depew for this fun and upbeat hands-on course while you develop a better understanding of the rationale and clinical applications of orthodontic mechanics. This class will focus on different bends that clinical assistants or lab technicians may be required to make, or at least recognize, in orthodontic arch wires and large diameter wires for adjustment of retainers, lip bumpers and headgears. Hands-on wire bending exercises will be featured as well as a comprehensive introduction to the practice and principles of orthodontic appliance adjustments. Material Requirements: It is important that each participant bring their own wire bending pliers. At a minimum, the two pliers needed for the wire bending class are a three-prong plier (#344) and a Bird Beak Plier (#139).


Learning Objectives:

- Learn the use of different instruments involved in bending wires.
- Practice handling laboratory wires and how to make typical bends for fabricating and adjusting many types of appliances.
- Practice making different types of bends in orthodontic arch wires and learn their purposes.

Fri | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room 103A

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

2 CE Credits

Rita Bauer

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rita Bauer

Description:

We will help you fine tune your exposure settings and your techniques to consistently take excellent clinical views for patient documentation and treatment planning. Material Requirements: Participants are asked to bring their own clinical camera with fully charged batteries, retractors and mirrors. Some of the latest camera systems will be provided at the course for those who do not have a camera or are still deciding which camera is best for their practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Calibrate your camera to get well exposed images every time you press the shutter.
- Practice the techniques for clinically correct patient photography using mirrors and retractors by photographing each other.

Fri | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 103B

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

1.5 CE Credits

Cali Kaltschmidt | Christopher S. Riolo DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Cali Kaltschmidt
Christopher S. Riolo DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

3D printing in the orthodontic office requires specific knowledge, software and skills. This workshop will bridge the gap between your intra-oral scanner and the 3D printer. Participants will edit and 3D print dental arches from intraoral scans. Each participant will use Meshmixer to fill holes, trim their models and create a base for the STL of their scanned dental arch. Participants will then import and print their dental arches using one of a number of different 3D printers available at the workshop. Material Requirements: Participants need to bring a laptop and download and install Meshmixer on the laptop before the workshop. Registered participants will be emailed a link to obtain Meshmixer ahead of the course.


Learning Objectives:

- Explain the workflow associated with editing and printing a dental arch.
- Recognize how to edit STL files for 3D printing using Meshmixer.
- Differentiate the pros and cons of different 3D printers used in this workshop.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

1 CE Credit

Nancy Rothstein MBA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Nancy Rothstein MBA

Description:

A good night’s sleep is critical for orthodontists and orthodontic staff to function at their best and to best serve patients. This sleep related lecture provides an overview of relevant information for the orthodontic profession. In your efforts to best care for the oral health of your patients, orthodontists and orthodontic staff have the opportunity and obligation to consider how their work can impact sleep, sleep disordered breathing, and airway health. In addition, questions about sleep should be included on intake forms and orthodontists and staff should offer guidance and referrals to sleep experts and medical professionals who can address related disorders and issues. A beautiful smile and optimal bite can be compromised with insufficient sleep quality and quantity.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend basic sleep science and recognize sleep’s relationship to oral health.
- Suggest and discuss healthy sleep strategies for you, your colleagues, and your patients.
- Identify relevant questions to include on intake forms regarding sleep.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

3 CE Credits

Jacqueline Huggins PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jacqueline Huggins PhD

Description:

We all know communication is the name of the game when it comes to running a successful practice or successfully engaging your colleagues, staff and top decision makers in a variety of environments. “Winging it” and “being nice” alone won’t enable your practice or expertise to become the “go to place” of choice. This workshop will provide you with the tips and tools you’ll need to stand out from the rest and build a career and practice that will exceed expectations.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify your major roadblock to personal communication effectiveness.
- Learn how to say what needs to be said.
- Learn how to respond diplomatically, respectfully, and tactfully in difficult situations.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Ryan Alexander BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ryan Alexander BS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Nothing affects the entire practice, its stress level and marketability, more than the scheduling system. This lecture will detail the steps necessary to create an ideal schedule that runs on-time, while also allowing for flexibility to meet your patients’ scheduling needs. If you are interested in developing a Doctor Time Template and learning the time-tested principles necessary to handle your patients on time, you won’t want to miss this fast-paced informative lecture. Staying on time is foundational to the growth and marketing of any practice, and it makes the practice of orthodontics enjoyable for all.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend how the key components to building an ideal template come together to create the synergy necessary for excellent teamwork.
- Implement the proven principles for handling late patients and unplanned treatment in an On-Time, Doctor Time, Scheduling System.
- Develop the teamwork necessary to fill in the Template as designed and work each chair in harmony with the others.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Warren D. Woods BS, DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Warren D. Woods BS, DMD

Description:

A step-by-step demonstration of aligner fabrication in-office for minor tooth movement using the Orchestrate system.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate how my office uses the Orchestrate system for minor tooth movement.
- Identify which malocclusions are easiest to treat with Orchestrate aligners.
- Manipulate the Orchestrate software and printer software and hardware to manufacture the aligners.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

2 CE Credits

Wendy O'Donovan Phillips

Sessions:

Speakers:

Wendy O'Donovan Phillips

Description:

The perfect remedy for: a drop in production or lack of profits, new starts plateauing or falling off, high staff turnover or low patient loyalty, not enough new starts to acquire, transition or expand. Take the guesswork out of marketing to increase patient traffic, patient loyalty, employee retention, production and profitability. In this course, Wendy O’Donovan Phillips shines the light on the four parts to a balanced marketing formula: brand, online, traditional, and internal. Attendees will gain clarity about the importance of branded marketing, and will review real-life examples on: what to say to potential patients to attract them to the practice, the most powerful ways to reach ideal patients, creating a marketing toolbox that simplifies and saves money, and the best ways to motivate patients to become loyal to the practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Use patient feedback to brand and market the practice online, offline and throughout the community.
- Develop a foolproof 12-month marketing plan with easy step-by-step instructions.
- Understand the dos and don’ts of websites, online reviews, SEO, online advertising and social media.

Sat | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

1 CE Credit

Rita Bauer

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rita Bauer

Description:

Do you get frustrated with your photography and is your doctor not satisfied with the results? You are not alone! Learn from the common mistakes that are taking place every day in an orthodontic practice and solve “the mystery” why you don’t get well exposed, clinically correct photographs every time you press the shutter. You will be amazed how Rita’s practical tips will improve your photography, speed up your workflow and help you become the image specialist in your practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize what differentiates a good clinical photograph from a useless or even misleading image.
- Identify the functions required on your camera to get reliable, well exposed photographs every time you press the shutter.
- Improve the workflow of your photographic procedure by implementing the tips and tricks to achieve great photographs.

Sat | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Craig E. Scholz BA, MA, Psy.D

Sessions:

Speakers:

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

Description:

Cloud computing has evolved significantly over the last several years to offer the orthodontic practice new levels of sophisticated access to data, mobility and scalability. These systems can also have a positive impact on the office culture by increasing efficiencies, while reducing costs and stress levels. Dr. Craig Scholz, who is the Vice President of Emerging Technology at Ortho2 and also a practicing clinical psychologist, will highlight cloud based practice management solutions and their relationship to an improved overall office culture. Exploring the latest systems and technology from his 30 years in the orthodontic industry and psychological research on corporate culture, this lecture will focus on solutions that can lead to great improvements in office productivity and staff well-being.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the primary causes of stress in the orthodontic office.
- Describe the essential components of cloud computing solutions.
- Evaluate potential cloud computing solutions for their practices.

Sat | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Paul Gange Jr.

Sessions:

Speakers:

Paul Gange Jr.
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Bond failures are a costly and time consuming problem in an orthodontic office. Current treatment plans require the clinician to successfully bond all types of appliances and attachments to porcelain, amalgam, zirconia, acrylic as well as normal and atypical enamel. This mini course will provide you with a simple formula to bond to all surfaces with a minimal amount of steps. Spend 60 minutes with me, streamline your bonding techniques and reduce failures. As always bring your questions!


Learning Objectives:

- Bond with maximum strength to porcelain, zirconia, amalgam and acrylic.
- Successfully bond long term passive lingual retainers.
- Reduce inventory while reducing bond failures.

Sat | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

1 CE Credit

Eric Paster DMD, FAGD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Eric Paster DMD, FAGD

Description:

Patients come from many different backgrounds but all humans communicate in one of the four “Social Styles”. By learning our own style tendencies and identifying the preferred style of others, we can become extremely effective in communicating with our patients, team and family members. This presentation helps you improve what many consider to be the most difficult aspect of dentistry – communicating with PEOPLE.


Learning Objectives:

- Define and understand the 4 Social Styles.
- Identify key characteristics that present in each Social Style.
- Improve the patient experience, treatment acceptance, and team cohesiveness utilizing your knowledge of Social Style.

Sat | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

LeeAnn Peniche

Sessions:

Speakers:

LeeAnn Peniche
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

"It's what's on the inside that counts." This saying is certainly true when it comes to the business of orthodontics. Join expert LeeAnn Peniche as she discusses how to blend the iconic experience with strategic growth and financial goals. LeeAnn will share how to differentiate your practice by maximizing the patient experience from the first point of contact through the final days of retention. She will share how to set bench marks and create a dashboard for success. You don't want to miss this incredible course....Because it really is what's on the inside that counts.


Learning Objectives:

- Create business bench marks.
- Evaluate performance standards.
- Maximize the patient experience.

Sat | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Ignacio Blasi DDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ignacio Blasi DDS, MS, PhD
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

This presentation will present an overview on ideal orthodontic photography. It will provide tips and tricks for extra and intraoral photographs for quality diagnostic records. A description of “what the orthodontist is looking for” will be also explained.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the proper equipment for clinical photography.
- Validate the tips and tricks learned in the office.
- Recognize what the orthodontist is looking for in diagnostic photographs.

Sat | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Daniel A. Bills DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Daniel A. Bills DMD, MS

Description:

An efficient and effective observation program is the lifeblood of any successful orthodontic office. New orthodontic technologies are emerging daily to help doctors and team members with just about every area of practice. This lecture will explore an often-overlooked yet extremely important use of these remarkable innovations – tracking, engaging and (eventually) starting observation patients! Practice management programs come equipped with user-friendly ways to begin tracking potential patients from birth. With a little creativity, there is no reason to not be aware of all potential patients in your practice in order to maximize the chances that they are seen for a consult at the appropriate age. In addition, emerging technologies and social media tools are now available to help orthodontists and team members connect with potential patients on all levels in order to get them excited about visiting us when the time is right! Like it or not, the rules to running a successful “Kids Club” have changed. You simply can’t afford to miss this!


Learning Objectives:

- Discuss the traditional model of observation programs (“Kids Clubs”) in orthodontics and the way that technology has changed the rules on how to make these successful.
- Explore how modern practice management systems and in-office technology can be utilized to efficiently track future patients from birth!
- Explain how to connect with the modern orthodontic patient (present and future) to create a successful observation patient in today’s digital world.

Sat | 1:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

1 CE Credit

Desirée Walker DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Desirée Walker DDS
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

In this lecture, I will share my story of a dental student in severe musculoskeletal pain, how I overcame this pain, and continued on with my fitness during my dental career to become an American Ninja Warrior athlete. I will share research about how poor positioning and lack of body movement/exercise can contribute to these musculoskeletal ailments, and how these ailments affect our careers and quality of life. I will give key components of an effective fitness plan and how to integrate them into the dental workday.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify how lack of movement or “exercise" contributes to musculoskeletal pain.
- Recognize the key components of an effective fitness routine.
- Identify the most important movements/exercises for musculoskeletal health to be able to put into practice.

Sat | 1:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

1.5 CE Credits

Jacqueline Huggins PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jacqueline Huggins PhD

Description:

The generation gap as seen in the workplace has created areas of contention that are quite costly. Stellar customers service, employee retention; and, career promotability and success are just a few of the casualties of this widening divide. Each generation has a historical perspective that has shaped its views and drives its choices. This workshop will arm you with the information you’ll need to know to bridge the divide amongst the generations that comprise the workplace.


Learning Objectives:

- Learn the 4 Key areas that define the generation gap.
- Learn how to address generational differences.
- Get tips on how to effectively recruit, engage and retain top employees.

Sat | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Wendy Askins BS, MBA, CFE

Sessions:

Speakers:

Wendy Askins BS, MBA, CFE
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Team members are the strongest defense against embezzlement; information on this subject is essential to everyone in the orthodontic office. This presentation focuses on the growing epidemic of employee fraud and embezzlement, with tips on how to identify and manage business risks. We will convert complicated, and sometimes frightening, concepts into practical terms for day-to-day application.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the behavioral characteristics of thieves and the “team” impact of embezzlement.
- Execute basic procedural elements to lessen the impact of embezzlement.
- Implement self-protection against would be embezzlers.

Sat | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Heather Salyers MPT

Sessions:

Speakers:

Heather Salyers MPT

Description:

This lecture will raise awareness to how Physical Therapy can be a beneficial adjunct in the management of orthodontic patients who have TMD. Screening for TMD prior to onset of orthodontic treatment will be discussed, and if TMD is suspected, making an appropriate referral to a qualified Physical Therapist will improve the patient’s successful outcome with orthodontics. By gaining an appreciation of how the head and jaw, neck and shoulders are biomechanically inter-connected, you will broaden your perspective on how restoring a healthy bite entails more than moving teeth. Evidence based practice supports a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment of your orthodontic patients with TMD in order to achieve optimal outcomes.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the signs and sx of TMD.
- Make an appropriate referral to a qualified Physical Therapist.
- Appreciate the relationship between TMD and poor postural alignment, and how PT can assist in restoration of an optimal bite with minimal excessive mandibular muscle tension.

Sat | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Michael W. Ragan

Sessions:

Sat | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Jessica Kaesberg | Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jessica Kaesberg
Elizabeth Franklin BA, MA

Description:

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


Learning Objectives:

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

Sat | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

2 CE Credits

Joy L. Moeller BS, RDH

Sessions:

Speakers:

Joy L. Moeller BS, RDH
Visually Enhanced Lecture

Description:

Myofunctional Therapy has been a growing field in orthodontic therapy since the early 1900’s. This therapy includes the treatment of facial muscle functions including training tongue posture and establishing equilibrium between the tongue, lips, muscles of mastication and establishing nasal breathing as primary. Muscle function has become an important concern in orthodontic treatment. Long term stability of the orthodontic result, as well as early intervention with habit elimination has been part of good orthodontic practices. Genetics and function have always been factors to consider when considering a treatment plan. Current research links treatment protocols to success as an adjunctive treatment to oral facial pain, early interceptive orthodontic treatment, post-orthodontic retention, periodontal therapy, and recognition and treatment of restricted frenums; physicians, dentists and other health care workers may want to incorporate a systematic program into their practice. This course is an overview of the assessment, etiology and treatment including some habit elimination therapy that a practitioner may implement into their practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify myofunctional pathology: case studies.
- Recognize restricted oral tissues using validated protocols.
- Obtain awareness of the relationship of myofunctional disorders and malocclusion, sleep disorders, TMD and oral facial pain.

Sat | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Anil Idiculla | Neal D. Kravitz DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Anil Idiculla
Neal D. Kravitz DMD, MS

Description:

Facebook is the most important social networking site in orthodontic marketing. Adults 18 to 49 years use it the most, and women tend to use Facebook more than men. Simply stated, young moms—the key demographic for an orthodontic office are likely spending time on Facebook. Despite Facebook’s popularity with the target consumer base, many orthodontists market them ineffectively . Their posts are infrequent, impersonal, and delegated to staff or third-party social medial marking companies. The result is a lackluster marketing campaign that does not engage current patients or attract prospective ones. In this high-octane lecture, I will provide 3 simply methods for nontraditional Facebook marketing to engage your community better. Friends, it’s time to update your marketing status.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend the traditional Facebook marketing model.
- Discover atypical techniques for engaging prospective patients.
- Evaluate how Facebook can help you build an elite reputation.

Sat | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

1 CE Credit

Leon Klempner DDS, CertOrtho | Amy Epstein MBA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Leon Klempner DDS, CertOrtho
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Amy Epstein MBA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

With the growing prevalence of retail dentistry, solo practitioners and small group practices are at risk of becoming commoditized in the eyes of the patient. If the perception is that the standard of care and experience is the same everywhere why wouldn’t you choose the practice with the most flexible hours and lowest prices? To avoid being commoditized and forced to compete solely on convenience or affordability you must build trust with potential new patients before they step through your door. That means activating online so that you show up in a positive light when a new patient searches for you, and proactively reaching out to those people who you know would make the best new patients. This lecture will demonstrate how to accomplish this by solidifying your online reputation, connecting with your current and prospective patients on the media they use, and educating your target audience using the most effective online marketing tools available today.


Learning Objectives:

- Introduce, educate and build trust with your target audience members through patient education.
- Ensure all of your digital and analog “touch points,” or ways a prospective new patient interacts with your practice, are managed.
- Activate current patients to market for your practice, serving as brand champions that refer you to friends.

Sat | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Sessions:

Sat | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Ann Marie Gorczyca DMD, MPh, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ann Marie Gorczyca DMD, MPh, MS

Description:

Gain insights into what patients love and what motivates them to choose your orthodontic office. Grow your practice by increasing internal patient referrals, community participation, and professional networking. Create your own practice marketing calendar while making your practice just a little more fun!


Learning Objectives:

- Understand what patients love and what motivates them.
- Gain professional networking insights.
- Create your own annual marketing calendar.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

1 CE Credit

Amy Epstein MBA | Leon Klempner DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Amy Epstein MBA
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Leon Klempner DDS, CertOrtho
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

With the growing prevalence of retail dentistry, solo practitioners and small group practices are at risk of becoming commoditized in the eyes of the patient. If the perception is that the standard of care and experience is the same everywhere why wouldn’t you choose the practice with the most flexible hours and lowest prices? To avoid being commoditized and forced to compete solely on convenience or affordability you must build trust with potential new patients before they step through your door. That means activating online so that you show up in a positive light when a new patient searches for you, and proactively reaching out to those people who you know would make the best new patients. This lecture will demonstrate how to accomplish this by solidifying your online reputation, connecting with your current and prospective patients on the media they use, and educating your target audience using the most effective online marketing tools available today.


Learning Objectives:

- Introduce, educate and build trust with your target audience members through patient education.
- Ensure all of your digital and analog “touch points,” or ways a prospective new patient interacts with your practice, are managed.
- Activate current patients to market for your practice, serving as brand champions that refer you to friends.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

2 CE Credits

Joel C Small DDS, MBA, ACC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Joel C Small DDS, MBA, ACC
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This presentation is designed to promote the concept of leadership in a small clinical dental setting. It is my intention to clearly distinguish between managing our practices and leading them. Management is our default mechanism because it is all that know and therefore all that we have in our tool kit. It is the equivalent of dental duct tape. Management is tedious and often leads to burnout among healthcare professionals. Leadership is the opposite. Through leadership we empower our team to take over the many management tasks that plague a dentist/manager, freeing the doctor to utilize their time and efforts to their highest and best use. We also create a practice culture through effective leadership that engenders commitment, collaboration, and creative decision making. The presentation presents solid research to validate all claims. There will be basic coaching skills presented that help promote leadership and team buy in.


Learning Objectives:

- Distinguish between a “problem solver” and a “people developer”.
- Recognize that our practice culture is our brand and our only means of establishing a sustainable competitive advantage in our industry.
- Demonstrate basic coaching skills necessary to develop our people and create our ideal practice culture.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

2 CE Credits

Rosemary Bray

Sessions:

Speakers:

Rosemary Bray
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Here it is!! This year celebrates her 50th Anniversary in this Wonderful World of Ortho! Before many of you were born, practices could be considered “successful” merely by producing quality clinical care. Today, the practice that wants to set itself apart from the norm AND be successful has to create an environment where patients get extraordinary care, delivered in the “3 Critical Areas”. There are many choices of Ortho practices where patients can go and even if your treatment is the BEST quality available, if the patient does not LIKE YOU, or does not feel their expectations are being at least MET, they can and often will choose another practice. Sadly, they might also forfeit your quality clinical care in making that choice. How great when you can be the practice delivering it all! Having visited Ortho offices in all 50 states of the USA and many International ones as well, Rosemary has seen some of the Best of the Best and also some struggling ones who wonder why they don’t excel and what more they need to be doing. She will share proven ideas that work to entice you to go home and 1) reinvent yourselves, 2) recommit your team, and 3) reignite your level of patient care.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify what things are most critical to continue practice growth, success & prosperity.
- Implement various quick “To-Do’s” from Rosemary’s 50 years of knowledge.
- Identify that many of things that used to work still can and do!

Sun | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

2 CE Credits

Kristy Menage Bernie RDH, MS, RYT

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kristy Menage Bernie RDH, MS, RYT

Description:

This course overviews ergonomic and postural health for the dental clinician as well as the benefits of yoga in postural health and sound ergonomic practices essential in maintaining optimal clinician health. A review of ergonomic resources and specific methods to enhance ergonomic clinical positioning and techniques to prevent repetitive stress related injuries will be discussed. In addition, yoga research as it relates to postural and total health will be presented as well as the impact of yoga on the various body systems.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify ergonomic issues relating to clinical practice and methods to maximize postural health.
- Define the practice of yoga as it relates to the profession, postural health and ergonomics.
- Experience simple yoga poses that can be implemented daily, in clinical practice.

Sun | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

2 CE Credits

Wendy O'Donovan Phillips

Sessions:

Speakers:

Wendy O'Donovan Phillips

Description:

Ideal for independent orthodontic practices that are experiencing one or more of the following challenges as a result of the exponential rise of corporate practices entering the marketplace: flat or declining revenues, diminishing profits, mounting debt, difficulty budgeting for new/higher-cost technologies, added strain during the economic downturn, and increased challenges with attracting new starts. Since 2007, there has been an exponential rise in corporate practices. This lecture serves to help orthodontic practices close the chasm that has grown between independent and corporate practices so they can more readily compete with the large corporate players.


Learning Objectives:

- Distinguish the 5 critical overarching principles that corporate practices thrive on – and how independent practices can do the same.
- Study how to position your practice like Apple positioned the personal computer, and truly own the marketplace.
- Master the marketing strategies used by corporate dentistry and Fortune 500 companies, and know just how to apply them to your practice.

Sun | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

1 CE Credit

Jackie Dorst

Sessions:

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

1 CE Credit

Paul Gange Sr. BS, BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Paul Gange Sr. BS, BA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Bond failures are a costly and time consuming problem in an orthodontic office. Current treatment plans require the clinician to successfully bond all types of appliances and attachments to porcelain, amalgam, zirconia, acrylic as well as normal and atypical enamel. This mini course will provide you with a simple formula to bond to all surfaces with a minimal amount of steps. Spend 60 minutes with me, streamline your bonding techniques and reduce failures. As always bring your questions!


Learning Objectives:

- Bond with maximum strength to porcelain, zirconia, amalgam and acrylic.
- Successfully bond long term passive lingual retainers.
- Reduce inventory while reducing bond failures.

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

1 CE Credit

William Droms CFA

Sessions:

Speakers:

William Droms CFA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This presentation draws on Professor Droms’ experience managing over $500 million in stock, bond and mutual fund investments for high net worth individual investors. The presentation will show you how to structure a diversified portfolio that will meet your risk tolerance constraints and help you ride out turbulent markets. Emphasis is on actionable ideas that you can implement in managing your personal investment portfolio. The session is based on similar presentations that Dr. Droms has developed for individual investors and private wealth management professionals at numerous financial services organizations and professional associations, including a total of 25 presentations at national meetings of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate your personal risk tolerance and determine whether or not your current investment portfolio is compatible with your risk tolerance.
- Determine whether or not your current investment strategy is consistent with your long-term financial objectives and constraints.
- Identify specific actions that you can take to evaluate and restructure your current investment strategy to be best positioned to prosper in the current and expected future market environment.

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Charlene White BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Charlene White BS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

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


Learning Objectives:

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

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Jennifer Garvey BS, MS.Ed | Jay Garvey BS, M.Ed

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jennifer Garvey BS, MS.Ed
Jay Garvey BS, M.Ed

Description:

Over dozens of conversations between personal friends, one of which is a respected and nationally recognized Orthodontist, the other a career educator, it became quite apparent that they had been serving the same clientele over the years, but that their training was vastly different. Orthodontic professionals often do not receive the training and skill development opportunities in working with children and their families that are typical to educators. Additionally, there is limited instruction and resources in the areas of: childhood development, learning types and disabilities, as well as special needs within oral health care curriculums. Although a primary demographic of most orthodontists are typically children and adolescents, these professionals are often not initially equipped to effectively work with them; or more specifically, engage them in a positive way that will maximize the treatment program set forth. Orthodontic professionals, to be most effective, require training and skills to work with a wide range of children as well as their families, which is also paramount to a successful educator.


Learning Objectives:

- Better understand the kids you serve.
- Identify how learning styles, learning disabilities, and other special needs play a role in treatment success.
- Resolve issues that you find most often create tension between you and a parent.

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Thomas S. Shipley DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Thomas S. Shipley DMD, MS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

There are many options available today to orthodontic patients to finish treatment faster. As specialist practices, we still want to finish with the same or better quality, but offer decreases in treatment time. In the area of accelerated orthodontics, there are several options available to patients to not only finish with better results, but faster also! We will discuss the basics of accelerated orthodontics, learn how to give informed consent, and message these accelerated options to our patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the accelerated orthodontics options, and discuss them with patients.
- Define practice alternatives to message these options with current and prospective patients.
- Identify how accelerated orthodontics can positively benefit your patients and your practice.

Sun | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

TBD

0 CE Credits

Douglas Depew DDS, MS, PC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Douglas Depew DDS, MS, PC

Description:

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


Sun | 1:20 PM - 4:20 PM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

3 CE Credits

Pam M. Smith RDN

Sessions:

Speakers:

Pam M. Smith RDN

Description:

Millions of Americans are controlled by fatigue and hormones going haywire – not knowing how to prevent and remedy the personal power drain that is impacting their quality of life. Built on the most current research, learn the “Seven Secrets” to stabilize blood chemistries and the stress response -- and reclaim energy for life!


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the chemistry behind the body’s hormonal and immunity systems – and the role of stress hormones and neurochemical imbalance on weight, energy levels and inflammation.
- Understand the therapeutic role of optimal nutrition, exercise and sleep on the inflammatory response and specific anti-aging lifestyle strategies for lifelong wellness.
- Learn about the Healthiest Diets in the world with fresh, close to the source food systems, MUFAs, omega 3's, – and the wellness impact on the body through the life cycle.

Sun | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

1 CE Credit

Joan Garbo BA, MEd

Sessions:

Speakers:

Joan Garbo BA, MEd

Description:

At the heart of success of any practice/business is great relationships: among the team members, between the doctor and team, and the relationship patients have with the doctor and team. Successful marketing programs are also dependent on relationship. But how do you create positive relationships with people you don’t relate to, or are upset with, or have “personality conflicts” with?


Learning Objectives:

- Turn differences in personality types into powerful partnerships.
- Create raving fans from difficult patients.
- Transform “I gotta go to work” to “I get to go to work!”

Sun | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

1 CE Credit

Barbara Brinker RDA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Barbara Brinker RDA
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

Barbara Brinker will demonstrate enhanced use of digital photos and orthodontic radiographs in case presentation, patient education and communication with other related professionals. Using the Dolphin Imaging software, Barbara will cover how patient images can be used to provide in-depth and easy to understand information regarding patient cases.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify excellence in patient records (both photos and radiographs).
- Utilize patient records for patient education.
- Communicate effectively with related professionals using patient records.

Sun | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

1 CE Credit

Laurance E. Jerrold DDS, JD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Laurance E. Jerrold DDS, JD

Description:

This course will provide the attendees with awareness of the ethical and legal issues that arise when dismissing patients from one's practice and when obtaining their informed consent for treatment. These areas are two of the most common situations that expose a practice to legal and ethical redress. The attendee will acquire an in-depth understanding of the importance of inter-patient communications in managing the risks associated with these two aspects of practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the ethical and legal issues that confront the orthodontic team with regard to terminating treatment and dismissing a patient from one's practice.
- Integrate risk management protocols to alleviate or minimize ethical or legal exposure regarding these two aspects of practice.
- Become proficient in methods of documenting that specific risk management protocols were in place and were utilized appropriately.

Sun | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

2 CE Credits