2018 Winter Conference

February 09 - 11, 2018
Scottsdale AZWestin Kierland Resort

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2018 AAO/AAPD Joint Winter Conference - Early Orthodontic Treatment:  Working Together for Excellent Results

The 2018 Winter Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona.  We will focus on early orthodontic treatment and how we can work together for excellent results.  Trauma will be addressed from both orthodontic and pediatric dental perspectives.  Lectures will also address impaction, malformed first molars, dental transplants, decoronation, anterior crossbites, whitespot lesion prevention and treatment, autistic and cancer patients, parental expectations and risk management.

UPDATE 01/24/2018 - The Westin Kierland Resort has SOLD OUT.  Two hotels have been added to accommodate Winter Conference attendees. The housing link can be found in the registration confirmation email. 


2018 Winter Conference Onsite Program & Exhibit Guide
 
*Joint Meeting with AAPD

 

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Contact Information

D.J. Haman (Meeting)
Darrin Crittington (Exhibits)

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Sessions

Fri | 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Kierland Grand Ballroom

2 CE Credits

Paul Casamassimo DDS, MS | David Tesini DMD, MS | Barbara Sheller DDS, MSD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Paul Casamassimo DDS, MS
David Tesini DMD, MS
Barbara Sheller DDS, MSD

Description:

This presentation will first briefly review literature on stages of life adjustment by parents of children with special needs and then cover their expectations related to health care services. Strategies for clinicians in engagement, communication, education, and building a therapeutic relationship will be offered. This presentation will offer clinicians information proven successful in establishing an effective treatment approach beyond the technical aspects of care. Potential scenarios and methods to address them will be a pragmatic part of the session as will a brief review of challenges the speaker has experienced in 40 years of patient care, with both successful and unsuccessful outcomes!


Learning Objectives:

- Develop relationships with parents of special needs children and better understand their challenges and dreams for their child.
- Implement strategies to establish a therapeutic relationship that leads to successful and fulfilling outcomes for patient, family and provider.
- Appreciate the realities of both doing what seems impossible and knowing when not to try.

Description:

Orthodontic treatment for children with ASD is more about the approach to orthodontic care than the delivery of the treatment. Whether practicing in a traditional orthodontic practice or with a pediatric dentist in a group “pedo-ortho” practice, orthodontic treatment always begins with a sound behavior guidance approach. After understanding the “autism Perspective”, all dental practitioners can find behavior guidance approaches in ABA learning; this is the basis for the D-Termined® Program of Familiarization and repetitive tasking. This lecture will outline a treatment approach from anticipatory guidance in the toddler years, to orthodontic treatment in the mixed and permanent dentitions. There may be barriers to orthodontic treatment for many of our patients, but having a disability is not one of them.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize characteristics of patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Develop a behavior guidance approach for difficult patients.
- Identify traditional and non traditional approaches to treating orthodontic problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Description:

Like their healthy peers, survivors of childhood cancer seek orthodontic treatment to improve appearance, oral health, function and/or self esteem. This program distills 30 years of clinical experiences, challenges, successes, and disappointments into a practical approach to orthodontic planning and treatment for child and adolescent patients with a history of cancer.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the oral signs and symptoms of hematologic cancers and understand the role of the pediatric dentist and orthodontist in minimizing oral complications in these patients.
- Discuss possible craniofacial and dental outcomes following chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy for cancer in growing patients.
- Evaluate a patient with a history of cancer who is seeking treatment for malocclusion and understand modifications to usual orthodontic practice that may be necessary.

Fri | 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Kierland Grand Ballroom

2 CE Credits

Kevin Dillard BA, JD | Scott Litch MA, JD | Sean J. Murphy BA, JD | Eric J. Ploumis DMD, JD | Kevin Dillard BA, JD | Scott Litch MA, JD | Sean J. Murphy BA, JD | Barbara Sheller DDS, MSD | Eric J. Ploumis DMD, JD | David Tesini DMD, MS | Paul Casamassimo DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Kevin Dillard BA, JD
Scott Litch MA, JD
Sean J. Murphy BA, JD
Eric J. Ploumis DMD, JD
Kevin Dillard BA, JD
Scott Litch MA, JD
Sean J. Murphy BA, JD
Barbara Sheller DDS, MSD
Eric J. Ploumis DMD, JD
David Tesini DMD, MS
Paul Casamassimo DDS, MS

Description:

The lecture will cover some of the legal topics that arise with specialty practices, including practice contracts, patient contracts, specialty advertising, and best practices for patient records. The lecture will provide insight on how to recognize and protect yourself from legal pitfalls, as well as how to minimize your liability.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize common legal pitfalls.
- Recognize contract provisions and negotiate them.
- Comprehend how to handle difficult patients/parents.

Description:

We all know the terms "informed consent," "informed refusal," "standard of care" but what do these terms really mean to us in our day-to-day practice? Each term is precisely defined in our state dental practice act, civil code, or by the outcomes in a malpractice trial. We ignore these definitions at our own peril. In this presentation we will explore how these terms are applied in our practices and how to take steps to ensure that we are always in a safe harbor of compliance.


Learning Objectives:

- Interpret the legal requirements for effective informed consent.
- Examine the difference between informed consent and informed refusal.
- Comprehend what the standard of care is and how to meet that standard.

Fri | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kierland Grand Ballroom

2 CE Credits

Stella Chaushu DMD, MSc, PhD | Adrian Becker BDS, LDS, DDO | Adrian Becker BDS, LDS, DDO | Stella Chaushu DMD, MSc, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Stella Chaushu DMD, MSc, PhD
Adrian Becker BDS, LDS, DDO
Visually Enhanced Lecture
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Adrian Becker BDS, LDS, DDO
Stella Chaushu DMD, MSc, PhD

Description:

Impaction of maxillary canines ranges from 1-3%, with an associated 67% risk of resorption of adjacent teeth. The literature is brimming with studies investigating the efficacy of various measures intended to prevent, to intercept and/or to mitigate the severity of impaction of maxillary canine teeth. Timely extraction of the deciduous canines, the deciduous canines and deciduous first molars, space preparation, molar distalization and maxillary expansion may avoid impaction Nevertheless, the success of these approaches is dependent on the early diagnosis by the primary pediatric dentist. The lecture will overview the clinical and radiographic clues of incipient impactions and discuss the scientific evidence underlying the various treatment approaches.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize the clinical and radiographic signs of incipient impaction.
- Evaluate the proper timing for application of the preventive/interceptive approach.
- Decide which is the most suitable preventive/interceptive approach in the particular case.

Description:

This presentation discusses the need for differential orthodontic treatment timing for Cleidocranial dysplasia. A customized design for an appliance that is able to provide anchorage while applying efficient directional mechanics, with only minor modifications to suit each of the several stages of the plan, will be described. Our experience with timing of the staged surgical exposures of the groups of unerupted teeth and the active role that the orthodontist must play in the procedure, will be related.


Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate the appropriate time for each of the several orthodontic and surgical stages of treatment.
- Design the orthodontic appliance that will provide adequate anchorage to actively erupt the impacted teeth.
- Recognize the scope and the value for active participation of the orthodontist in the surgical episodes.

Sat | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Kierland Grand Ballroom

1.5 CE Credits

Dennis McTigue DDS, MS | John R. Christensen DDS, MS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Dennis McTigue DDS, MS
John R. Christensen DDS, MS

Description:

This presentation will cover acute management of injuries to young permanent teeth. The potential pathologic sequelae of injuries will be discussed as well as treatment options for crown fractures, root fractures and luxation injuries. The treatment guidelines of the International Association of Dental Traumatology will be reviewed.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize pathologic sequelae to injuries to permanent teeth.
- Access online guidelines for managing dental injuries.
- Discuss treatment options with the injured patient’s primary dental care provider.

Description:

This lecture will review management of immediate trauma with orthodontics. In many trauma cases, teeth have been violently displaced and are difficult to reposition to their original location. This lecture will also discuss the implications of dental trauma for patients scheduled to begin orthodontic treatment and patients currently in treatment. Last, the lecture will touch on the long term implications of trauma and factors the clinician should consider during treatment planning.


Learning Objectives:

- Implement orthodontic tooth movement concepts to move displaced teeth into proper position with minimal strain on the tooth and supporting structures.
- Determine when is the best time to start orthodontic treatment after a traumatic dental injury.
- Discuss the different treatment options available to a patient who has suffered a traumatic dental injury.

Sat | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2 CE Credits

Greg J. Huang DMD, MSD, MPH | David A. Covell Jr. DDS, PhD | John R. Christensen DDS, MS | Dennis McTigue DDS, MS | Greg J. Huang DMD, MSD, MPH | David A. Covell Jr. DDS, PhD

Sessions:

Speakers:

Greg J. Huang DMD, MSD, MPH
David A. Covell Jr. DDS, PhD
John R. Christensen DDS, MS
Dennis McTigue DDS, MS
Greg J. Huang DMD, MSD, MPH
David A. Covell Jr. DDS, PhD

Description:

Enamel demineralization with formation of white spot lesions is a frequent and undesirable side effect of orthodontic treatment. Drs. Covell and Huang will describe the etiology and prevalence of white spot lesions, and also discuss methods to prevent them. They will also present management options, including remineralization methods, micro abrasion, bleaching, and resin infiltration. Supporting literature will accompany each option, including two RCTs that Drs. Covell and Huang have been involved with. Future ideas for prevention and management will also be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

- Familiarize themselves with the structure of white spot lesions and how this may vary among lesions.
- Discuss options for prevention of white spot lesions.
- Discuss the existing literature on remineralization of white spots.

Sat | 1:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Kierland Grand Ballroom

2.5 CE Credits

Young Tze Kuah DMD, MDS, CertOrtho | Lars Andersson DDS, PhD DrOdont | Ewa Czochrowska DDS, PhD | Ewa Czochrowska DDS, PhD | Lars Andersson DDS, PhD DrOdont | Young Tze Kuah DMD, MDS, CertOrtho

Sessions:

Speakers:

Young Tze Kuah DMD, MDS, CertOrtho
Lars Andersson DDS, PhD DrOdont
Ewa Czochrowska DDS, PhD
Ewa Czochrowska DDS, PhD
Lars Andersson DDS, PhD DrOdont
Young Tze Kuah DMD, MDS, CertOrtho

Description:

Pediatric Dentists often face the difficult problem of restoring compromised or malformed first permanent molars in young, developing patients. In some situations, the question is whether to restore or extract.


Learning Objectives:

- Define the different malformations and recognize the compromised nature of a first permanent molar when it occurs.
- Discuss the factors that determine the extraction decision, including the different methods of restorations, the long term prognosis, and the cost / benefit of restoration vs. extraction.
- Demonstrate in clinical detail the extraction approach in Class I, II, III malocclusion cases as well as management of complications.

Description:

Ankylosis is a serious complication following dental trauma resulting in progressive resorption of the root and eventually causing loss of the tooth. Inhibition of growth and development of the alveolar process is also seen in young growing patients as a result of ankylosis. In recent years results from research and clinic has shown ways to manage such situations by decoronation. The lecture will give an overview aiming at understanding the development, progression, diagnosis of ankylosis, timing and how to carry out decoronation.


Learning Objectives:

- Comprehend the etiology and development of ankyloses.
- Diagnose the development of related complications.
- Comprehend and manage decoronation.

Description:

Autotransplantation of developing teeth can be applied to replace congenitally missing or traumatically lost teeth. Surgical uprighting (trans-alveolar transplantation) of is also an attractive option to treat severely impacted developing teeth. The key issues for successful implementation of tooth transplantation into clinical dentistry include proper donor selection and careful post-surgical management. The current state of knowldege and the perspectives for implementation of tooth transplantation into clinical dentistry will be presented during the lecture.


Learning Objectives:

- Select patients in whom tooth transplantation can be applied.
- Select teeth, which can serve as the best donors for tooth transplantation.
- Evaluate post-surgical healing of transplanted teeth and position them for optimal reshaping when replacing maxillary incisors.

Sun | 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Kierland Grand Ballroom

1.5 CE Credits

Peter Ngan DMD | David B. Kennedy BDS, MSD, FRCD(C)

Sessions:

Speakers:

Peter Ngan DMD
David B. Kennedy BDS, MSD, FRCD(C)

Description:

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


Learning Objectives:

- Diagnose Class III problems early.
- Manage patients with anterior crossbite.
- Recognize the long-term treatment outcome of patients having anterior crossbite corrected in the primary and early mixed dentitions.

Description:

This presentation will review the options available to the patient who has missing premolars in the developing dentition, and cover when each should be done. The longevity of the second primary molar will be reviewed. Space Opening/Restorative and Space Closing treatment alternatives will be described with the advantages and disadvantages illustrated using long term clinical case histories. Transplantation and TAD’s will be shown as a viable alternative.


Learning Objectives:

- Identify the survival rate of second primary molars without permanent successors.
- Identify all the treatment options for children with missing premolars.
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of these treatment options.

Sun | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Kierland Grand Ballroom

2.5 CE Credits

Gerald S. Samson DDS | Michael J. Mayhew DDS, MS | David B. Kennedy BDS, MSD, FRCD(C) | Michael J. Mayhew DDS, MS | Peter Ngan DMD | Gerald S. Samson DDS

Sessions:

Speakers:

Gerald S. Samson DDS
Speaker Has Financial Interest
Michael J. Mayhew DDS, MS
David B. Kennedy BDS, MSD, FRCD(C)
Michael J. Mayhew DDS, MS
Peter Ngan DMD
Gerald S. Samson DDS
Speaker Has Financial Interest

Description:

This presentation will concentrate on the clinical application of mixed dentition biomechanical and diagnostic regimes designed to diagnose and manage open-bite malocclusions. Participants are assured of a motivating, vertically entertaining and educational experience in the realm of age appropriate, mixed dentition orthodontic biomechanics.


Learning Objectives:

- Define simple, compound and complex open-bite malocclusions.
- Differentiate which of these have good and bad prognosis for treatment and stability.
- Identify age appropriate treatment interventions.

Description:

This presentation will focus on recognition of developing malocclusions and a problem oriented, age appropriate intervention, and benefits approach to treatment. Participants will learn management considerations from the unique perspective of a dual trained specialist in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, balancing an evidence based foundation with sound clinical judgement to achieve measurable results.


Learning Objectives:

- Recognize early mixed dentition issues that may benefit from intervention as a Phase 1 treatment, yet likely requiring a future Phase 2 treatment.
- Observe late mixed dentition scenarios that may dictate an early start of care leading to a single phase of care.
- Identify the various appliances available to optimize delivery of care.

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