Annual Session 2021

Jun 24, 2021 ‐ Jun 26, 2021



Sessions

Management of the Vertical Dimension: TADs or Aligners?

Jun 27, 2021 2:10pm ‐ Jun 27, 2021 2:55pm

Identification: AS21B70

The main question is to find out if the vertical problem is dental or skeletal, what is the vertical position of the upper incisors and lower incisors and the vertical dimension of the lower facial height. Then we need to combine and coordinate the vertical dimension diagnosis with sagittal and transverse problems. By evaluating these two features we will be able to decide if we should correct the vertical discrepancy by dental movements or skeletal movements or combination. If the lower facial height is increased or decreased we need to intrude or extrude posterior structures. However if the lower facial height is normal vertical correction needs to be corrected by extruding or intruding the upper and/or lower incisors based on incisor exposure. The best ways of correcting the vertical problems using the most effective mechanics including TADs, orthognathic surgery, sequential aligners and braces will be discussed.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Differentially diagnose dental and skeletal vertical discrepancies.
  • Decide when to cahnge the facial vertical dimension or correct the vertical discrepancy by dental movements.
  • Gain a better understanding of the dental and skeletal effects of different treatment modalities.

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Team Incentives iconTeam Incentives

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Team Incentives

Jun 27, 2021 2:10pm ‐ Jun 27, 2021 2:55pm

Identification: AS21LDS24

Practice owners often lament the fact their team rarely, if ever, ‘takes ownership’ in their office. However, the same practice owners do not offer either emotional or financial reward based on the performance of the practice, opting instead to hoard the spoils of a successful practice for themselves—often leading to underperformance of the team. This lecture aims to discuss the types of ownership a practice and its team members may enjoy and the component parts of each. Also, several incentive structures previously used successfully in a private practice will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the two types of ‘ownership’ team members may find valuable.
  • Understand proven leadership strategies in private practice.
  • List several examples of team incentives that may help your practice grow and thrive.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • James Reynolds, DDS, MS : Grants/Research Support: OrthoFi; Consultant: OrthoFi; Stock Shareholder: Smile Snap

AAO New Orthodontist & Resident Engagement Series sponsored by American Orthodontics

Jun 27, 2021 2:10pm ‐ Jun 27, 2021 3:30pm

Identification: AS21S33

This program from the Council on New and Younger Members will feature two speakers, LeeAnn Peniche and Wesley Lyon, who will share their perspectives on clinical and business strategies for new orthodontists. Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in a live Q&A chat with both speakers during the program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Communicate with confidence and create an extraordinary experience.
  • Identify the key metrics every new orthodontist should understand to set the stage for long-term profitability and success.

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Benefits of Virtual Surgical Planning in Orthognathic Surgery Cases

Jun 27, 2021 2:35pm ‐ Jun 27, 2021 2:55pm

Identification: AS21B72

The dental profession continues to leverage digital technology to improve the level of care provided to our patients. This is particularly true for patients requiring orthognathic surgery to manage skeletal abnormalities. Virtual Surgical Planning offers several benefits including the clear three-dimensional assessment of a patient’s anatomy, enhanced communication between providers and the patient, as well as a method to evaluate patient outcomes in all dimensions. This lecture will review the general virtual surgical planning process, how it differs from traditional pre-surgical preparation, and benefits associated with its utilization in orthognathic cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe benefits associated with the utilization of virtual surgical planning in orthognathic cases.
  • List the diagnostic information needed to complete virtual surgical planning.
  • Explain differences between virtual surgical planning and traditional forms of orthognathic surgery preparation.

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Catastrophes in Orthodontics iconCatastrophes in Orthodontics

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Catastrophes in Orthodontics

Jun 27, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Jun 27, 2021 3:30pm

Identification: AS21B73

Most orthodontists enjoy the comfort of treatment progressing relatively smoothly. Sound diagnostic processes, biologically sensitive treatment plans and biomechanical strategies are required with associated risk management processes in place to minimise the opportunities to fall off the rails. Some significant issues may develop unexpectedly even when the processes are in place but busyness often impedes the harmonious flow of the aforementioned processes and clinicians may find that they are in a difficult position when sound risk management processes are not consistently applied.

Learning Objectives:

  • Consider risk management strategies to minmize the liklihood of unfortunate events during and after orthodontic treatment.
  • Recognize challenging biomechanical circumstances when using TADS.
  • Recognize, evaluate and manage postsurgical complications in combined surgical orthodontic patients.

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Maxillary Expansion Overview: A Journey Through Time

Jun 27, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Jun 27, 2021 3:30pm

Identification: AS21B74

The upper jaw is commonly indicated as the determinant arch such has the lower jaw is the guide arch in orthodontics. Several studies shown that maxillary transversal deficiency is a “syndrome” and cross bite is only a part of it. Slow and Rapid Maxillary Expansion are the most commonly used procedures in orthodontic for the treatment of maxillary transversal deficiency in a growing child. Literature about maxillary expansion provides information that deal with its utility in correcting certain types of sagittal malocclusions, even thought there is no cross bite. Class III and Class II problems can be often associated with a hidden maxillary deficiency. In addition maxillary expansion can improve nasal airway functions or it is able to modify some metabolic parameters. Clinical implications to the maxillary transverse issue and different therapeutic goals will be illustrate during the lecture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify better a case with hidden maxillary contraction.
  • Recognize which type of a mandibular response will occur.
  • Select which case will improve nasal airflow.

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The Coach Approach: Coaching Tools that Work with Teams, Friendships, and Families

Jun 27, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Jun 27, 2021 3:30pm

Identification: AS21LDS25

Walk away with several coaching skills that you can use both at home and in the workplace. The best achievements in the office, just like those on the field are accomplished when team players work together. By developing coaching skills, leaders and team members can help build an atmosphere to minimize disputes, build strengths and reach goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize multiple coaching skills at home and in the office.
  • Communicate more effectively to the team.
  • Apply coaching skills to minimize workplace conflict.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Sue Hanen, CPC : Consultant: Impact360

AAO Closing Keynote sponsored by AAOF - This is Your Moment

Jun 27, 2021 3:30pm ‐ Jun 27, 2021 4:30pm

Identification: AS21F03

Always an AAO favorite, Chris Bentson is known for his no nonsense delivery of the facts and the data that you need to build your practice, and serve your patients. Chris will be sharing with us why “now" is one of the best moments in modern orthodontic history. The data that supports this will be shown and discussed. Today is the time for growth, strategically organizing for the future, and discover the many positive directions for practitioners in all stages of their practice lifecycle. This is a great moment for the orthodontic specialty – so join this presentation and be encouraged about today, tomorrow, and the future!

Speaker(s):
  • Chris Bentson, BS, Managing Partner, Bentson, Copple & Associates, LLC.
Disclosures
  • Chris Bentson, BS : Consultant: Align Technology; Stock Shareholder: Rhinogram, Bentson Copple & Associates, LLC
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