AAO Winter Conference 2021

Feb 12, 2021 ‐ Feb 14, 2021


Welcome & Opening Remarks iconWelcome & Opening Remarks

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Welcome & Opening Remarks

Feb 12, 2021 8:30am ‐ Feb 12, 2021 8:45am

Join us as AAO President Dr. Chris Roberts welcomes you to the AAO 2021 Winter Conference! Stay tuned after his opening remarks for a special message from one of our sponsors, Crest+Oral-B.


Difficult Cases Treated Easily with Clear Aligners

Feb 12, 2021 8:45am ‐ Feb 12, 2021 10:15am

Cases that are extremely difficult to treat with braces without the use of surgery, TADS, or extractions can be treated easily with clear aligners. At times, we can avoid conventional extractions, TADS, or surgery. We will look at Class III cases in growing teens and adults, skeletal open bites, impacted and blocked out teeth and even surgical cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comfortably diagnose and treatment plan cases to utilize clear aligners to correct more difficult malocclusions.
  • Offer more alternative treatment options in your practice.
  • Evaluate how clear aligners can be used to treat difficult cases and correct malocclusions, not just alignment.


How We Handle Leads in Our Office sponsored by Neon Canvas

Feb 12, 2021 9:50am ‐ Feb 12, 2021 10:20am

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn our lead workflow from top to bottom
  • Learn how Covid has changed our workflow from top to bottom
  • Understand how to calculate your marketing ROI

Advancing Clear Aligner Therapy

Feb 12, 2021 10:45am ‐ Feb 12, 2021 12:15pm

The Next Generation of Attach-Less Aligners! Learn how to elevate your aesthetic treatment results through a crystal-clear, silky smooth, next-generation aligner solution. With purposeful simplicity and precision, offer your patients predictable, high-quality clinical results and exceed their expectations. In our new normal, post COVID-19, “limited touch” solutions such as clear aligners requiring few to no attachments, is critical for safety and practice efficiency moving forward. This informative presentation covers diagnosis, treatment planning, and how to get started with SLX Clear Aligners in today’s unique climate. Dr. Mario Chorak will cover the differences in technology, step-by-step clinical procedures (from patient records, case submission, and delivery, to remote monitoring) through case completion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the mechanics and clinical applications of Motion 3D appliance.
  • Comprehend the rationale for minimal to no attachments with this new advanced technology.
  • Evaluate a range of clinical case types, from everyday patients to more challenging cases.


Power of the Platform sponsored by Invisalign iTero

Feb 12, 2021 10:45am ‐ Feb 12, 2021 11:45am

Nathan Minnich, Vice President, Americas Marketing of Align Technology will discuss how using the Align Digital Platform can grow your practice.


Supporting Innovation in Orthodontics: An Update from AAO

Feb 12, 2021 12:35pm ‐ Feb 12, 2021 1:05pm

Tune in and learn how AAO is supporting orthodontic innovation that empowers members to thrive with AAO leaders including AAO President, Dr. Chris Roberts; Chair of AAO’s Committee On Technology, Dr. Matt Larson; AAO Trustee, Dr. John Callahan; and Business Development Task Force Member, Dr. Trista Felty.


Aligners are NOT like Braces iconAligners are NOT like Braces

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Aligners are NOT like Braces

Feb 12, 2021 1:30pm ‐ Feb 12, 2021 3:00pm

Many orthodontists assume since they know how to move teeth with braces that they can excel in moving teeth with aligners using the same mechanics and paradigms learned for wires and brackets. Not so…There is a learning journey that must be taken with clinical experience gathered along that pathway before the clinician earns proficiency that will yield successful treatment results with clear aligners. This lecture will explain those new paradigms.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the differences between orthodontic treatment with clear aligners and fixed braces.
  • Evaluate how to make clear aligners work better in your practice.
  • Greatly appreciate the statement: "In the hands of an experienced and trained clinician, clear aligners can be used to treat any comprehensive malocclusion."


Is Your 2D 'Just Okay'? sponsored by Planmeca

Feb 12, 2021 1:30pm ‐ Feb 12, 2021 2:30pm

With the advent of easy access to 3D imaging over the past decade, our ability to diagnose and treatment plan has forever changed for those who have embraced it. Although 2D records may allow an orthodontist to provide treatment, 3D records allow more sophisticated treatment planning, and more importantly allow us to readily evaluate treatment responses and treatment results in all planes of space.


How to Compete with Direct-to-Consumer Aligners sponsored by Simplifeye

Feb 12, 2021 2:35pm ‐ Feb 12, 2021 3:05pm

The direct-to-consumer aligner business is booming. In this 30-minute session, orthodontist Ryan Hungate, DDS, draws upon his experience creating customer workflows for Apple Inc. to outline four ways orthodontists can combat this new consumer trend and return patients to the orthodontic practice. Attendees will learn strategies they can implement immediately to attract and convert patients who might otherwise be tempted by DIY treatment.


Modern Orthodontics with Spark Aligners: Protocols to Successfully Solve any Malocclusion

Feb 12, 2021 3:30pm ‐ Feb 12, 2021 5:00pm

It is possible to solve any malocclusion using the Spark aligners orthodontic technique, if we apply the right protocols. Dr. Peydro will show the protocols that he uses with Spark aligners to achieve excellent results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the best protocols to solve the most common malocclusions with Spark aligners.
  • Recognize clinical situations in which Spark aligners will afford excellent clinical results.
  • Propose Spark aligners to your patients to solve any malocclusion.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Diego Peydro : Grants/Research Support: ORMCO