2018 Annual Session

May 04 - 08, 2018
Washington, D.C. 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

Registration

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Oral Research, Table Clinic, E-Poster Information

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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Oral Research

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E-Posters

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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:
2018 AAO Awards and Annual Session Programs Open to Residents

Awards & Competitions

Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award

  • 2018 Invitation to Participate
  • Online application for the 2018 Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award Program.  The online application will go live the first week of December 2017.  The deadline to apply for the 2018 Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award is 6:00pm EST on February 15, 2018.


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

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment

0 CE Credits

James A. McNamara DDS, PhD | Steven A. Dugoni DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

James A. McNamara DDS, PhD
Steven A. Dugoni DDS, MSD

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.

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 | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Facial Esthetics

0 CE Credits

David M. Sarver DMD, MS | Joseph Ghafari

Sessions:

Speakers:

David M. Sarver DMD, MS
Joseph Ghafari

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 - 9:35 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Aligner Therapy

0 CE Credits

Steven Jay Bowman DMD, MSD | Jonathan L. Nicozisis DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Steven Jay Bowman DMD, MSD
Jonathan L. Nicozisis DMD, MS

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.

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 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Sleep Apnea

0 CE Credits

Helene A. Emsellem MD | R. Scott Conley DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Helene A. Emsellem MD
R. Scott Conley DMD

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.

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 | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0 CE Credits

Ivo Marek | Mauro Cozzani

Sessions:

Sat | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment

0 CE Credits

Maja Ovsenik | Eustaquio A. Araujo DDS, MDS

Sessions:

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 | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Facial Esthetics

0 CE Credits

Flavia Artese DDS, MSc, PhD | Mario Polo

Sessions:

Speakers:

Flavia Artese DDS, MSc, PhD
Mario Polo

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 - 11:15 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Sleep Apnea

0 CE Credits

Benjamin Pliska DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Sessions:

Speakers:

Benjamin Pliska DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

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.

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 | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0 CE Credits

Jose A. Bosio DDS, MS | Junji Sugawara DDS, DDSc, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jose A. Bosio DDS, MS
Junji Sugawara DDS, DDSc, PhD

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.

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 | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

LeeAnn Peniche

Sessions:

Sat | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Aligner Therapy

0 CE Credits

Yanheng Zhou | Brent Bankhead | William Dayan DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

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 | 1:15 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: TADs/Anchorage

0 CE Credits

Kee-Joon Lee DDS, MSD, PhD | Chung-Chen Jane Yao DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kee-Joon Lee DDS, MSD, PhD
Chung-Chen Jane Yao DDS, 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.

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 | 1:15 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Class II Correction

0 CE Credits

Letizia Perillo MD, MS, PhD | Peter Ngan DMD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Letizia Perillo MD, MS, PhD
Peter Ngan DMD

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.

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 | 1:15 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0 CE Credits

Yuehua Liu | William John Clark BDS, DDO, DDSc, FDSRCS (Eng)

Sessions:

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 | 1:15 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: CBCT Imaging/Asymmetry

0 CE Credits

Lucia H. Cevidanes DDS, MSD, PhD | Sunil Kapila BDS, MS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Lucia H. Cevidanes DDS, MSD, PhD
Sunil Kapila BDS, MS, 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 - 2:50 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: TMD

0 CE Credits

Jeffrey P. Okeson DMD | Kazumi Ikeda DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeffrey P. Okeson DMD
Kazumi Ikeda DDS

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.

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 | 1:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sat | 2:55 PM - 4:30 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: TADs/Anchorage

0 CE Credits

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

Sessions:

Speakers:

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

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 - 4:30 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Class II Correction

0 CE Credits

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

Sessions:

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 | 2:55 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: CBCT Imaging/Asymmetry

0 CE Credits

Ute Schneider-Moser DDS | Birte Melsen

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ute Schneider-Moser DDS
Birte Melsen

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 - 4:30 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: TMD

0 CE Credits

Mauricio Gonzalez Balut DDS, MS

Sessions:

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0 CE Credits

Aaron D. Molen | Dan Grauer

Sessions:

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Awards Lectures

0 CE Credits

Bjorn U. Zachrisson | James L. Vaden DDS, MS, PC

Sessions:

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 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

Joel C Small DDS, MBA, ACC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Joel C Small DDS, MBA, ACC

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 - 9:00 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Biomaterials/Biology of Tooth Movement

0 CE Credits

Keiji Moriyama DDS, PhD | Kazuhito Arai DDS, DDSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Keiji Moriyama DDS, PhD
Kazuhito Arai DDS, DDSc

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.

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 | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Class III Treatment

0 CE Credits

Patrick K. Turley | Benedict Wilmes DMD, DDS

Sessions:

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 - 10:05 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Biomaterials/Biology of Tooth Movement

0 CE Credits

Cristina Teixeira DMD, MS, PhD | Nan E. Hatch

Sessions:

Speakers:

Cristina Teixeira DMD, MS, PhD
Nan E. Hatch

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.

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 - 11:15 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0 CE Credits

Douglas Depew | Edward Y. Lin DDS, MS

Sessions:

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 | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Awards Lectures

0 CE Credits

Ravindra Nanda BDS, MDS, PhD | Lysle E. Johnston Jr.

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ravindra Nanda BDS, MDS, PhD
Lysle E. Johnston Jr.

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 - 11:15 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Class III Treatment

0 CE Credits

J. Carlos Varela MD, DDS, MS, PhD | Abdolreza Jamilian

Sessions:

Speakers:

J. Carlos Varela MD, DDS, MS, PhD
Abdolreza Jamilian

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 - 11:10 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Biomaterials/Biology of Tooth Movement

0 CE Credits

Yves Bolender DDS, MMSc, PhD | Stella Chaushu

Sessions:

Speakers:

Yves Bolender DDS, MMSc, PhD
Stella Chaushu

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

0 CE Credits

William Droms AB, MBA, DBA

Sessions:

Sun | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Missing & Impacted Teeth/Genetics

0 CE Credits

Adrian Becker | Marianna Evans

Sessions:

Sun | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

0 CE Credits

Bhavna Shroff DDS, MDS, MPA | Eric J.W. Liou DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Bhavna Shroff DDS, MDS, MPA
Eric J.W. Liou DDS, MS

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.

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 | 1:15 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Orthodontic Challenges

0 CE Credits

Hee-Moon Kyung PhD, DDS | Neal D. Kravitz DMD, MS

Sessions:

Sun | 1:15 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Diagnosis/White Spots/Root Resorption

0 CE Credits

Glenn T. Sameshima DDS, PhD | Lawrence F. Andrews DDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Glenn T. Sameshima DDS, PhD
Lawrence F. Andrews DDS, CertOrtho

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.

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 | 1:15 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Lingual Appliances

0 CE Credits

Christopher S. Riolo DDS, MS, PhD | Zhihe Zhao DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Christopher S. Riolo DDS, MS, PhD
Zhihe Zhao DDS, 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.

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 - 3:20 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Missing & Impacted Teeth/Genetics

0 CE Credits

Stephen To Hao Tjoa DDS, MS, MSc | Leslie A. Will DMD, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Stephen To Hao Tjoa DDS, MS, MSc
Leslie A. Will DMD, MSD

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.

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 | 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

0 CE Credits

William M. Wilcko | Sunil Wadhwa DDS, CertOrtho, PhD

Sessions:

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 | 2:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

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

Sessions:

Sun | 2:55 PM - 4:30 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Orthodontic Challenges

0 CE Credits

Richard Kulbersh DMD, MS | Wendy Askins

Sessions:

Speakers:

Richard Kulbersh DMD, MS
Wendy Askins

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 - 4:30 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Diagnosis/White Spots/Root Resorption

0 CE Credits

Roberto Justus DDS, MSD

Sessions:


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 | 2:55 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Lingual Appliances

0 CE Credits

Dirk Wiechmann DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dirk Wiechmann DDS

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 | 3:25 PM - 4:25 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Missing & Impacted Teeth/Genetics

0 CE Credits

Marco Rosa DDS, D.Orthod, MD | Hans Ulrik Paulsen DDS, Odont.

Sessions:

Speakers:

Marco Rosa DDS, D.Orthod, MD
Hans Ulrik Paulsen DDS, Odont.

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.

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 | 3:25 PM - 4:25 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement

0 CE Credits

Larry P. Tadlock | Kenji Ojima

Sessions:

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0 CE Credits

Thomas F. Mulligan DDS, MSD | Timothy J. Tremont DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Thomas F. Mulligan DDS, MSD
Timothy J. Tremont DMD, MS

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.

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 | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Business of Orthodontics LIVE!

0 CE Credits

Mark L. Dake DDS, MSD | Landy Chase

Sessions:

Speakers:

Mark L. Dake DDS, MSD
Landy Chase

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 - 9:35 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Openbite/Vertical Control

0 CE Credits

Greg J. Huang DMD, MSD, MPH | Peter Buschang MA, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Greg J. Huang DMD, MSD, MPH
Peter Buschang MA, PhD

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.

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 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement/Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0 CE Credits

Turi Bassarelli MD, DDS, MSc (Orth) | Chung How Kau

Sessions:

Speakers:

Turi Bassarelli MD, DDS, MSc (Orth)
Chung How Kau

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 - 9:35 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0 CE Credits

Raj M. Saini BDS, DDS, MSD | Roberto Hernandez-Orsini

Sessions:

Speakers:

Raj M. Saini BDS, DDS, MSD
Roberto Hernandez-Orsini

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 | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0 CE Credits

Kwangchul Choy DDS, MS, PhD | Jose Nelson Mucha DDS, MSD, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kwangchul Choy DDS, MS, PhD
Jose Nelson Mucha DDS, MSD, 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.

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 | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Business of Orthodontics LIVE!

0 CE Credits

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

Sessions:

Speakers:

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

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 - 11:15 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Openbite/Vertical Control

0 CE Credits

Tae-Woo Kim DDS, MSD, PhD | Lorenzo Franchi DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Tae-Woo Kim DDS, MSD, PhD
Lorenzo Franchi DDS, 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.

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 | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Accelerated Tooth Movement/Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0 CE Credits

Johnny Joung-Lin Liaw DDS, MS | Flavio A. Uribe DDS, MDentSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Johnny Joung-Lin Liaw DDS, MS
Flavio A. Uribe DDS, MDentSc

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.

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 | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0 CE Credits

Thomas K. Pedersen DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Mon | 1:15 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Surgery

0 CE Credits

Kurtis Kasper PhD | Jeryl D. English DDS, MS | Sylvain Chamberland DDS, MSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kurtis Kasper PhD
Jeryl D. English DDS, MS
Sylvain Chamberland DDS, MSc

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.

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 | 1:15 PM - 2:50 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Business of Orthodontics LIVE!

0 CE Credits

Ali Oromchian JD, LLM | Neal D. Kravitz DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ali Oromchian JD, LLM
Neal D. Kravitz DMD, MS

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 - 2:50 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Retention/RPE

0 CE Credits

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

Sessions:

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 | 1:15 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0 CE Credits

Francois Berube DMD, Cert. Ortho | Nipul Tanna

Sessions:

Speakers:

Francois Berube DMD, Cert. Ortho
Nipul Tanna

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 - 2:15 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0 CE Credits

Yuxing Bai DDS, PhD | Mohamed I. Masoud BDS, DMSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Yuxing Bai DDS, PhD
Mohamed I. Masoud BDS, DMSc

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

0 CE Credits

David R. Musich

Sessions:

Mon | 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0 CE Credits

Robert (Tito) Alan Norris | Haiping Lu

Sessions:

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 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Mon | 2:55 PM - 4:30 PM

Ballroom A

Topic: Surgery

0 CE Credits

Jeffrey C. Posnick DMD, MD | Thomas Edward Southard DDS, MS | Steven D. Marshall | Kyungsup Shin

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jeffrey C. Posnick DMD, MD
Thomas Edward Southard DDS, MS
Steven D. Marshall
Kyungsup Shin

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.

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 | 2:55 PM - 4:30 PM

Ballroom B

Topic: Business of Orthodontics LIVE!

0 CE Credits

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

Sessions:

Speakers:

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

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 - 4:30 PM

Ballroom C

Topic: Retention/RPE

0 CE Credits

Young-Cheol Park DDS, PhD | R.G. (Wick) Alexander | C. Moody Alexander | James Moody Alexander

Sessions:

Speakers:

Young-Cheol Park DDS, PhD
R.G. (Wick) Alexander
C. Moody Alexander
James Moody Alexander

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 - 4:30 PM

Room 202 AB

Topic: Interdisciplinary Adult Treatment

0 CE Credits

Chester S. Handelman | Julia Fiedotin Harfin PhD

Sessions:

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 | 3:25 PM - 4:25 PM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Advances in Orthodontics

0 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

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment/Aligner Therapy

0 CE Credits

David B. Kennedy BDS, MSD, FRCD | Brent Bankhead | William Dayan

Sessions:

Speakers:

David B. Kennedy BDS, MSD, FRCD
Brent Bankhead
William Dayan

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 - 9:35 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0 CE Credits

Steven P. McEvoy | Juan Martin Palomo DDS, MSD

Sessions:

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 | 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0 CE Credits

Jae Hyun Park DMD, MSD, MS, PhD | Tian Min Xu DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jae Hyun Park DMD, MSD, MS, PhD
Tian Min Xu DDS, 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.

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 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Craniofacial/Special Needs

0 CE Credits

Takashi Yamashiro DDS, PhD | Hera Kim-Berman DDS, MMSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Takashi Yamashiro DDS, PhD
Hera Kim-Berman DDS, MMSc

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.

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 | 9:05 AM - 10:05 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Craniofacial/Special Needs

0 CE Credits

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

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jin Hee Kwak DDS, MS
Kang Ting DMD, DMedSc
HyunDuck Nah

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 | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom A

Topic: Early Treatment/Aligner Therapy

0 CE Credits

Roberto M.A. Lima-Filho DDS, MS | Juan Pablo Gomez Arango DDS, MSc

Sessions:

Speakers:

Roberto M.A. Lima-Filho DDS, MS
Juan Pablo Gomez Arango DDS, MSc

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.

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 | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom B

Topic: Tech Talk

0 CE Credits

Matthew E. Larson DDS, MS | Nikhilesh R. Vaid BDS, MDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Matthew E. Larson DDS, MS
Nikhilesh R. Vaid BDS, MDS

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.

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 | 9:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Ballroom C

Topic: Biomechanics/Finishing

0 CE Credits

Roberto B. Brandao MSc, PhD | Chris H. Chang DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Roberto B. Brandao MSc, PhD
Chris H. Chang DDS, 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.

Description:

Upper whole arch intrusion and retraction by Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) is an effective method to improve gummy smile orthodontically. Soft tissue laser can further enhance the aesthetic appearance through minimally invasive techniques. This lecture focuses on the diagnosis and treatment planning of gummy smile using ortho-perio combined approaches. Detailed mechanics and screw insertion techniques will be introduced.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify and differentiate various types of gummy smile.
- Design mechanics to intrude and retract the upper arch.
- Explain key steps of crown lengthening surgery.

Tue | 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Room 207 AB

Topic: Craniofacial/Special Needs

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Staff Schedule

Fri | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Room 101

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Fri | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 102A

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Fri | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Room 102B

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

0 CE Credits

Douglas Depew

Sessions:

Fri | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room 103A

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

0 CE Credits

Rita Bauer

Sessions:

Fri | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Room 103B

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

0 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. 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

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Fri | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 102A

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Fri | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 102B

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

0 CE Credits

Douglas Depew

Sessions:

Fri | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room 103A

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

0 CE Credits

Rita Bauer

Sessions:

Fri | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 103B

Topic: Hands-on Workshops

0 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. 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

0 CE Credits

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

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Ryan Alexander BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Ryan Alexander BS

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

0 CE Credits

Warren D. Woods

Sessions:

Sat | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 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

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sat | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Craig E. Scholz

Sessions:

Sat | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

Paul Gange Jr.

Sessions:

Sat | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

0 CE Credits

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 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

Ignacio Blasi

Sessions:

Sat | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

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

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sat | 1:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sat | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Wendy Askins

Sessions:

Sat | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

Heather Salyers

Sessions:

Sat | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Rita Bauer

Sessions:

Sat | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Elizabeth Franklin

Sessions:

Sat | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sat | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Neal D. Kravitz DMD, MS | Anil Idiculla

Sessions:

Sat | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

0 CE Credits

Leon Klempner

Sessions:

Sat | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sat | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Ann Marie Gorczyca

Sessions:

Sun | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

0 CE Credits

Leon Klempner

Sessions:

Sun | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

Joel C Small DDS, MBA, ACC

Sessions:

Speakers:

Joel C Small DDS, MBA, ACC

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

0 CE Credits

Rosemary Bray

Sessions:

Sun | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 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

0 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

0 CE Credits

Jackie Dorst

Sessions:

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

0 CE Credits

Paul Gange Sr.

Sessions:

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

William Droms AB, MBA, DBA

Sessions:

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Charlene White

Sessions:

Sun | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

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

0 CE Credits

Thomas S. Shipley DMD, MS

Sessions:

Sun | 1:20 PM - 4:20 PM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sun | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Joan Garbo

Sessions:

Sun | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Sun | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Laurance E. Jerrold

Sessions:

Sun | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Karen Moawad BS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Karen Moawad BS

Description:

Orthodontic practices grow when they acquire knowledge and effectively use what they know. Success is dependent on learning, remembering, cultivating, and sharing the practice’s knowledge base. Spend time at the AAO with Karen Moawad to ensure the full utilization of your practice’s knowledge base. Coupled with the potential of individual skills, competencies, thoughts, and innovations, you will learn how to create a more efficient and practice.


Learning Objectives:

- Integrate methods to grow the practice.
- Develop a schedule that encourages patient and staff satisfaction.
- Distinguish improved methods for tracking patients prior to and during treatment.

Sun | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

Landy Chase

Sessions:

Sun | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Craig Hollander DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Craig Hollander DDS, MS

Description:

What sets you apart from other orthodontic offices in your area? What characteristics (besides good work) does a pediatric dentist look for before referring their patients to an orthodontic office? This presentation will help you market your office to new referral sources, and increase the likelihood they will continue to refer to you in the future.


Learning Objectives:

- Improve your communication with referring dentists, and keep them informed about your mutual patient's progress.
- Develop an oral hygiene program that will complement your mutual patient's biannual checkup, and decrease the likelihood of decalcifications and carious lesions.
- Gain a better understanding of the challenges special needs patients may present, and learn behavior management skills so that you can adequately treat them orthodontically.

Sun | 2:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

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

Sessions:

Sun | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

William Ernest Crutchfield II

Sessions:

Sun | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Laura K. Cafik-Martin | William Dayan

Sessions:

Mon | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

0 CE Credits

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

Sessions:

Speakers:

Cali Kaltschmidt
Christopher S. Riolo DDS, MS, PhD

Description:

Orthodontics is rapidly becoming completely digital, that means our offices are transitioning away from paper charts, physical radiographic film as well as the use of alginate and plaster. This lecture will describe the workflow required to eliminate the everyday use of alginate and plaster through intraoral scanning and 3D printing. We will describe the how to use 3D printing to create same day retainers, study models, in office clear aligners and transfer trays for indirect bracket delivery.


Learning Objectives:

- Explain the workflow associated with 3D printing in the orthodontic office.
- Explain the workflow associated with using 3D printing to create study models, Essix type retainers, in office clear aligners, indirect delivery trays and custom pontics.
- Recognize to differences between 3D printers and technology employ.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Mon | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Jackie Shoemaker

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jackie Shoemaker

Description:

From a business perspective, financial arrangements offered to patients have the ability to either anchor your practice or capsize it! In this presentation, Jackie Shoemaker will explore insights and techniques used in orthodontics, as well as other industries, to provide a fresh look at the art of financial arranging. We’ll discuss the balancing act that must take place between the Treatment Coordinator and Financial Coordinator to maximize cash flow without crippling case acceptance.


Learning Objectives:

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

Mon | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

Kristy Menage Bernie RDH, MS, RYT

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kristy Menage Bernie RDH, MS, RYT

Description:

Orthodontic therapies are no longer confined to the adolescent population and as such the role of the dental team members in patient education has grown significantly in recent years. This course will include the latest in tooth movement sciences as well as the periodontic/orthodontic connection. Methods to maximize oral health during therapy, including CAMBRA (Caries Management by Risk Assessment) and periodontal considerations will be included in this interactive, fast paced seminar!


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the role of the orthodontic team and education for referring practices.
- Review the periodontic/orthodontic connection.
- List current options in orthodontic therapies and related science.

Mon | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Daniel A. Bills DMD, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Daniel A. Bills DMD, MS

Description:

We are practicing during a very interesting time in the history of orthodontics. Patients have more choices available to straighten their teeth. Some patients are choosing to have orthodontics done by the large corporate office down the road, others by their Primary Care Dentist, and some are even getting aligners by mail! With all of these available choices, why should they come to your office for their orthodontic care? This lecture will dive deep into proven strategies to differentiate your practice and to help patients and potential patients realize that your office is the obvious choice for their orthodontic care. You simply can’t afford to miss this!


Learning Objectives:

- Explore the ever growing number of choices that a potential patient has when it comes to orthodontic care for them or for their child.
- Discuss the significant impact that technology has had on the way the modern orthodontic patient thinks, learns, and connects – and ultimately chooses an orthodontic provider.
- Review some powerful orthodontic and digital technologies with an emphasis on how to utilize them to effectively differentiate your office as the obvious choice for orthodontic care.

Mon | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

LeeAnn Peniche

Sessions:

Mon | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Mon | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Edwina Marie Wood

Sessions:

Mon | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

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.

Mon | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Nancy Hyman BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Nancy Hyman BA

Description:

What is the advantage of selecting your practice above all other when deciding on orthodontic care and ultimately becoming raving referral fans? Today's consumer has many choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Create a master plan to implement specific amenities and benefits of your practice. Nancy will discuss what differentiates you from the pack, (the "why"), and delivering your message, (the "how"), to future patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Define your practice services.
- Evaluate proper communication of your practice services.
- Recognize how your practice amenities differentiate you from your competitors.

Mon | 1:20 PM - 4:20 PM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Mon | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

David R. Musich

Sessions:

Mon | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Tracy Moawad

Sessions:

Mon | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

Jackie Dorst

Sessions:

Mon | 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Misty Everman COA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Misty Everman COA

Description:

Your doctor is approaching retirement and is selling his practice…what happens next? Your doctor is opening a satellite office and needs your help…how do you accomplish this successfully? Your practice is experiencing growth and prosperity, resulting in another doctor joining your practice…how does this affect you? There are many things to consider when challenged with a practice transition. It can be both an exciting time and a stressful time, as well. Misty Everman, COA and office manager at Gordon Orthodontics in Greenville, Ohio, has experienced four practice transitions during her career. Every aspect of the practice, from something as simple as how to answer the telephone to implementing new financial policies takes thought and planning. Allow Ms. Everman to share her practice transition experiences with you. It’s an exciting time in an orthodontic practice – embrace it!


Learning Objectives:

- Create a step-by-step action plan to assist in organizing a practice transition.
- Implement systems to be as efficient as possible for the doctor(s), staff, and patients.
- Identify the challenges that occur during a practice transition.

Mon | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Mon | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Kayla Hoorelbeke

Sessions:

Mon | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

Arlen J. Hurt

Sessions:

Mon | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Charlene White

Sessions:

Mon | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 146

Topic: Mega Trends for Doctors & Ortho Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Mon | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Joan Garbo

Sessions:

Mon | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

David E. Paquette

Sessions:

Mon | 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Elizabeth M. Barrett BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Elizabeth M. Barrett BA

Description:

Practice Managers and their orthodontic team members are facing an ever expanding list of compliance protocols and regulations that make it difficult at best to keep up with the day to day demands of managing and marketing a thriving orthodontic practice. It is critical for doctors,practice managers, and their team members to utilize not only their training & skills in orthodontics, but also, their specialized "gifts" and talents (Super-Powers) to build the trusting relationships we strive to have with our patients and with each other. The speaker has over 40 years of orthodontic practice management experience and will present material in this course with a view from the "inside" of practice management protocols and the "out"comes they produce. Three areas of practice management will be highlighted - Prioritizing policies for effective business administration, Team Dynamics with specific ways to engage team members, and finally, the 4 part Reporting Mechanism currently in use by the Musich & Busch Smile Team which combines a distinctive practice marketing aspect with a definitive risk management component.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the crucial connection between core values and leadership on the orthodontic team.
- Identify and engage the "Super Powers" that each member of the orthodontic team has waiting to be discovered.
- Recognize the marketing and risk management benefits of 4 vital treatment reports which are generated at specific milestones in the orthodontic patients' course of treatment.

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

0 CE Credits

Mario Polo

Sessions:

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Kira Woods MBA, GRI

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kira Woods MBA, GRI

Description:

Lets face it… inventory management can be frustrating, time consuming and flat out difficult.. but, it doesn’t have to be! With some new technologies available you can streamline the entire process cutting down on the hours needed to accomplish all of your inventory goals. In this lecture we will explore how to determine your inventory goals, what the latest and greatest technologies are to help manage inventory and how to implement technology to achieve your goals to cut down on wasted time, save you money and reduce stress associated with inventory!


Learning Objectives:

- Identify what your specific inventory goals are so you can create an inventory strategy in writing.
- Discuss the different technologies available for the orthodontic industry that can assist in inventory management and relate them to how they will work best to help you achieve your goals.
- Identify a clear path on how you want to incorporate small changes into every day routines to bring you the most benefits (i.e time savings, cost savings, general inventory flow headaches, etc).

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

Ignacio Blasi

Sessions:

Tue | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Anil Idiculla | Kayla Hoorelbeke

Sessions:

Tue | 9:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Room 145

Topic: All Staff

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Tue | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Jackie Shoemaker

Sessions:

Speakers:

Jackie Shoemaker

Description:

While your daily focus may be on production, any successful business must also keep a good pulse on the actual revenues that come in. The best way to predict the short-term and long-term health of your practice is to know where your cash flow stands in relation to what your practice produces. And knowing is only half the battle – if you find you need to increase your revenues, policies and procedures can be put in place to do that in effective ways without a negative effect on production. There are several team members that can have a major impact on the cash flow of the practice, and focusing on the performance of your practice can build a more stable, robust, sustainable business.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the sources of cash flow in the practice including patient delinquency, insurance delinquency, insurance filing strategies, and financial arranging.
- Measure their cash flow compared to production on the on your practice management system.
- Improve the cash flow in the practice by making small shifts in policies that still support success in case acceptance.

Tue | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Room 151

Topic: Clinical

0 CE Credits

Sessions:

Tue | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Nancy Hyman BA

Sessions:

Speakers:

Nancy Hyman BA

Description:

What is the advantage of selecting your practice above all other when deciding on orthodontic care and ultimately becoming raving referral fans? Today's consumer has many choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Create a master plan to implement specific amenities and benefits of your practice. Nancy will discuss what differentiates you from the pack, (the "why"), and delivering your message, (the "how"), to future patients.


Learning Objectives:

- Define your practice services.
- Evaluate proper communication of your practice services.
- Recognize how your practice amenities differentiate you from your competitors.

Tue | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 150

Topic: Administrative

0 CE Credits

Tina Byrne

Sessions:

Tue | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Room 152

Topic: Marketing

0 CE Credits

Beth Leach

Sessions:

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