Annual Session 2021

Jun 24, 2021 ‐ Jun 26, 2021


Pearls and Lessons Learned over 26 Years in a Surgical Orthodontic Practice: A Retrospective Perspective Contrasted with the Scientific Evidence

Jun 25, 2021 6:45pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 7:15pm

Identification: AS21B26

Surgical orthodontics pearls and lessons learned from mistakes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of the possible problems and solutions in surgical orthodontics.
  • Evaluate the limitations of orthodontic camouflage and importance of surgical orthodontics.
  • Understand the full scope of surgical procedures for orthodontic patients with dentofacial deformities.


Personal Cyber Security: Protecting Yourself from the Evils of the Internet

Jun 26, 2021 8:00am ‐ Jun 26, 2021 9:00am

Identification: AS21B27

The hackers appear to be winning. They are deliberately targeting orthodontic practices like yours. In the past 24 months there have been some large-scale cyber-attacks specifically targeting healthcare providers. In one instance, over 400 dental practices got hacked and ransomwared over the same weekend. The hackers know about HIPAA and are stealing bits of your patient data and threatening to auction them off on public websites since they know this would create an even more massive HIPAA breach for you – thus increasing the pressure for you to pay the ransom. In a twisted sense – brilliant.

You MUST be taking steps to better protect yourself and your practice. What was good 3 years ago is insufficient now. During this session, Steve McEvoy will be showing you some basic things you can start doing right now to help stop the hackers. 

The discussion will include:

  • How to change from a passive defense to an active defense
  • The most common ways ransomware gets started and how to avoid them
  • A great password manager for the practice (and yourself)
  • How to make a great password that’s easy to remember
  •  … and more.

    He promises to limit the Geek speak and talk about issues in a way we can all understand. Bring your own questions and concerns to share with the audience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Implement a secure password manager at the practice.
  • Improve your Internet Security at the office using a UTM appliance.
  • Avoid common risks hackers exploit.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Steven McEvoy, BS, MSc : Consultant: MME Consulting, Inc

Treatment of Maxillary Deficiency with Facemask and TADs

Jun 26, 2021 8:00am ‐ Jun 26, 2021 8:30am

Identification: AS21B28

Patients with Class III malocclusion and an anterior crossbite were successfully treated with facemask therapy in the mixed dentition. What about patients in the early permanent dentition? Can the addition of skeletal anchorage or TADs help in reducing the side effects of maxillary protraction? If so, what is the clinical protocol for management of these patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Decide on the type of Class III patients that will be benefited by the use of skeletal anchorage or TADs for maxillary protraction.
  • Learn the advantage of using skeletal anchorage for maxillary expansion and protraction.
  • Implement the clinical management of patients treated with maxillary expansion with facemask and TADs.


CE+PE=(PS)²: The Value and Implementation of 100% Digital Orthodontics for Every Patient, Every Day sponsored by KLOwen Braces, Inc.

Jun 26, 2021 8:00am ‐ Jun 26, 2021 9:00am

Identification: AS21S14

Grab a cup of Joe and join OrthoInnovator Brandon Owen, DDS, MS along with KLOwen early technology adopters, Jared Gianquinto, DDS, MS, Melanie Wang, DDS, MS, and David Richter, DDS, MS, to take a detailed look at what a custom digital braces system can do to elevate the patient journey, our profession, and your practice.

It’s no longer necessary make trade-offs between clinical excellence and practice efficiency. Find out how the KLOwen equation is empowering early adopters, and gaining momentum with orthodontists nationwide, who are combining their investment in digital workflow with custom treatment to grow successful practices and create patient smiles.

Take-away info:

  • Achieving 100% Digital Workflow: why it’s imperative and scale for every patient, every office, every day.
  • Clinical Excellence: Case presentation and peer insights.

Join members of the KLOwen family for this empowering patient, practice and profession game-changer.


Long-term Evaluation of Class III Orthopedics using Skeletal Anchorage

Jun 26, 2021 8:35am ‐ Jun 26, 2021 9:00am

Identification: AS21B29

Bone plates and screws have been used to protract the maxilla and retrain/redirect mandibular growth to treat Class III adolescents. While studies exist showing the short-term outcomes of these treatment methods, no long-term data exist. This lecture will report findings from a long-term follow-up study on Bone Anchored Maxillary Protraction (BAMP). It will outline limitations of maxillary changes are after 15 years of age and report new findings on continued restrain/redirection of mandibular growth in late adolescence. Retention guidelines for Class III patients will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the long-term orthopedic effects of BAMP.
  • Appreciate challenges of maxillary protraction in late adolescent.
  • Implement retention strategies for growing Class II patients.


Growth Modulation by Class II and Class III Orthopedics

Jun 26, 2021 9:05am ‐ Jun 26, 2021 9:50am

Identification: AS21B30

There is poor evidence that the amount condylar growth can be restrained by class III orthopedics. However, the impact of orthopedics on modeling processes in the ramus and gonial angle has been underestimated in the past. Our research on class III orthopedics has clearly shown that the gonial angle can be closed about 4°, resulting in less forward projection of the chin. Class II orthopedics have been focused mainly on condylar growth stimulation but so far there is hardly no evidence that these changes are clinically significant. Correction of class II malocclusions are mainly related to dento-alveolar compensations. In order to reduce lower incisor proclination, bone anchorage should be used not only in class III orthopedics but also for correction of class II growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how growth processes can be modulated by orthopedics.
  • Identify the impact of biomechanics of orthopedic forces on maxillary and mandibular rotations.
  • Assess the impact of bone anchorage on the outcome of facial orthopedics.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Hugo De Clerck, DDS, PhD : Grants/Research Support: Brussels-Capital Region

Maxillary Expansion & Treatment of Class III Malocclusion in the Digital Age

Jun 26, 2021 9:05am ‐ Jun 26, 2021 9:50am

Identification: AS21B31

Orthopedic forces to expand and protract the maxillary complex were commonly applied to the upper dental arch. This approach incurred well-known side effects such as proclination of the upper front teeth, bite opening, mesial movement of the lateral segments, and buccal tipping of the anchorage teeth. New skeletal anchorage concepts involving surgical mini-plates or mini-implants have been developed to address these problems. Directing orthopedic forces directly into the bony structures of the midface promised a significant reduction of dental side effects as well as an enhancement of skeletal response. To further increase orthopedic treatment effects, some maxillary protraction protocols include rapid maxillary expansion (RME) in order to stimulate the midface sutures. RME can be carried out purely bone-borne or with a combination of dental and skeletal anchorage using mini-implants in the anterior palate (Hybrid-Hyrax). Recently, new digital technique were incorporated in this approach using CAD/CAM insertion guides and 3D printing of metal appliances.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the advantages of skeletal anchorage for RME & class III treatment.
  • Design mini-implant borne expanders depending on the bone availability.
  • Use new digital techniques to widen orthopedic treatment possibilities.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Benedict Wilmes, DDS, DMD, PhD : Stock Shareholder: Co-founder of TADMAN start-up

Hopkinton to Boston in 65,500 Steps: Boston Marathon History and Reflections of a 21-time Finisher

Jun 26, 2021 9:05am ‐ Jun 26, 2021 9:50am

Identification: AS21LDS11

Through freezing rain and sweltering heat, AAO President Dr. Chris Roberts has run the Boston Marathon 22 times, including the last 19 years in a row. His talk will include the unique history of the marathon race dating back over 2,500 years, its many interesting characters, and why a marathon is 26 miles 385 yards long. In addition, you will see a video of the race compressed to 3 minutes, taken the year he decided (regrettably) to wear a camera on his head. This lecture is for both runners and non-runners alike.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the history behind the Battle of Marathon in ancient Greece and why it was so important to the ancient world.
  • Learn how running a marathon race began and how it has changed over the years, both to the current distance (26.2 miles) and in its competitors.


Tips for Boosting Your Practice's Online Visibility sponsored by Sesame Communications

Jun 26, 2021 9:05am ‐ Jun 26, 2021 10:05am

Identification: AS21S15

Online visibility is a necessity for building a successful practice. The formula is simple - a practice's online presence plays a key role in attracting new patients.

Join this presentation to hear Sesame Sr. Account Manager Craig hocking cover essential search engine optimization (SEO) and social media best practices necessary for differentiating your practice from your competitors.


Less Than US$1.00: Modern Class II Treatment, Simple & Effective

Jun 26, 2021 9:55am ‐ Jun 26, 2021 10:40am

Identification: AS21B32

Marketing Class 2 treatment using segmental "bars and swivels" with elastic force is popular. However, purchase prices are very expensive. This 45 minute clinical presentation highlights the use of an incredibly inexpensive, simple and very effective alternative.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clinically apply simplified Class 2 Treatment and save money.
  • Understand this effective, simplified approach and feel smart.
  • Motivate patients for consistent cooperation and shorter treatment times.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Gerald Samson, DDS, ABO, FACD : Consultant: Specialty Dental Brands