Annual Session 2021

Jun 24, 2021 ‐ Jun 26, 2021


2021 Edward H. Angle Award Lecture; Biomechanics and Force Delivery Systems: Wires to Screws to Plastics

Jun 25, 2021 10:45am ‐ Jun 25, 2021 11:30am

Identification: AS21B06

In the last two decades, clinical orthodontic practice has changed tremendously with the introduction of skeletal anchorage miniscrews and aligners. Orthodontic tooth movement takes place in response to stresses placed on periodontium with applied force system. This presentation will discuss similarities and limitations of three different appliance systems for managing complex malocclusions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate advantages and limitations of treatment with braces, mini screws and aligners.
  • Recognize common side effects and how to minimize them.
  • Apply appropriate force system for various tooth movements.


Applying Science to Aligner Mechanics and Design

Jun 25, 2021 10:45am ‐ Jun 25, 2021 11:30am

Identification: AS21B07

As aligners have increased in use for orthodontic tooth movement, clinicians have made decisions about how to plan tooth movement based primarily on their own experience, or the experience of others. This presentation will add science to the equation in order to help the clinician understand how differences in aligner trim margin and material selection may impact the forces and moments delivered to teeth. Novel research will be shared that will help practitioners make evidence-based decisions about aligner fabrication to optimized clinical care and efficiency.

Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand the current state of knowledge regarding the biomechanics of aligner tooth movement.
  • Appreciate the impact of the aligner trim design on the delivery of force to the tooth.
  • Improve your aligner design strategies to maximize efficiency of tooth movement.


8 Website Features that Appeal to Current + New Patients sponsored by Sesame Communications

Jun 25, 2021 10:50am ‐ Jun 25, 2021 11:10am

Identification: AS21S03

Are there MANY competitors in your practice's market? Most likely, the answer is "yes."

Online differentiation plays a crucial role in keeping current patients happy and in attracting new ones. Certain website features MUST be included in order for a practice to stand out from the competition.

In this presentation, Sesame Account Manager Jonathan Rodda will cover crucial website features needed for practices to continue attracting new patients while keeping their existing ones.


Exploring New Tech in the Ortho Marketplace

Jun 25, 2021 11:00am ‐ Jun 25, 2021 11:30am

Identification: AS21LDS03

Change is always daunting but bringing in a new technology to the orthodontic office presents an specific set of issues that must be considered. How can we decide whether a new tool should be implemented or is something to pass on? Is the juice worth the squeeze? We will discuss what goes into the decision to bring a new technology into the office and how to go about bringing this new tool to your team.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what drives us to bring new tools into the office.
  • Make a determination as to whether a new technology will be beneficial.
  • Review real life examples of technologies that have been implemented successfully.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Christian Groth, DDS, MS : Royalties: DynaFlex and Hu-Friedy
Tags: Technology

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TechSelect LIVE! Part 1

Jun 25, 2021 11:30am ‐ Jun 25, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: AS21S04

Learn about Intraoral Scanners and 3D Printers from AAO’s CTECH and TechSelect Partners Voxel Dental/Medit and SprintRay, Printing 365/EnvisionTec and formlabs.

The Art and Science of Laser Orthodontics

Jun 25, 2021 12:30pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 12:55pm

Identification: AS21B08

You are Artists and Scientists! Orthodontic finishing is more than just lining up the teeth and creating a beautiful smile. Many times after treatment the patient's gingival architecture needs to be addressed. If an orthodontist doesn't do this procedure, over 90% of the patients referred out to have it done never follow through. This lecture is designed to give you confidence in the art and science of laser use in our practices and take our finishes to another level by paying attention to the last detail of finishing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose, identify and execute precision laser use to expose cuspids, eliminate over grown tissue and cosmetic shaping of gingival margins.
  • Execute numbing procedures, that don't involve a shot, and what after care looks like for each patient.
  • Gain confidence in buying the right laser that fits practice needs.

Tags: esthetics

Maximizing Success Treating Teens & Growing Children with Invisalign Clear Aligners sponsored by Invisalign iTero

Jun 25, 2021 12:35pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 1:05pm

Identification: AS21S05

Tips for predictable success treating teens & growing patients with Invisalign clear aligners.


Innovative Concepts in Esthetic Treatment Design

Jun 25, 2021 1:00pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 1:45pm

Identification: AS21B10

Concepts in smile design continue to evolve rapidly in the orthodontic specialty. Drawing on our interdisciplinary collaborative experiences, much has been learned from our restorative colleagues. But there are many things that as orthodontists we can provide in smiles and their design and treatment that only orthodontists can provide. In this presentation, Dr. Sarver will present some recent concepts that challenge our conventional way of thinking.

Learning Objectives:

  • Make significant cognitive insights in terms of orthodontic treatment planning.
  • Learn new interdisciplinary procedures which will expand your treatment choices.
  • Communicate with patients "the difference".

Tags: esthetics

Suggestions for Systematic Treatment of Orthognathic Surgical Patients with Clear Aligners

Jun 25, 2021 1:00pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 1:45pm

Identification: AS21B11

Orthognathic surgical correction of skeletal malocclusions using aligners is gaining momentum in orthodontics. However, the systems and procedures necessary to arrive at the final outcome still feels "new" for many multidisciplinary teams. This lecture will focus on processes and suggestions for treatment planning orthognathic surgical cases with aligners.

Learning Objectives:

  • Properly plan for the nuances of decompensation of the dentition with clear aligners in preparation for orthognathic surgery.
  • Properly plan for single jaw (maxillary or mandibular) movements with orthognathic surgery with clear aligners.
  • Plan for 3 piece maxillary movements with clear aligners.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Mazyar Moshiri, DMD, MS : Consultant: Align Technology

Implementing Digital IDB using DIBS AI: Practitioners’ Perspectives sponsored by OrthoSelect

Jun 25, 2021 1:45pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 2:15pm

Identification: AS21S07

A roundtable discussion with orthodontists on their experience using OrthoSelect’s DIBS AI digital IDB platform in their practice. Insights into implementing an IDB system and advice for those considering using IDB in their practice.