2018 Annual Session Conference

May 5, 2018 ‐ May 8, 2018


A Capital Destination, A Monumental Experience

Click here to view a list of the Annual Sessions lectures that will be published.

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Sessions

The Practice Inside the Business

May 5, 2018 10:20am ‐ May 5, 2018 11:20am

It's what's on the inside that counts. This saying is certainly true when it comes to the business of orthodontics. Join expert LeeAnn Peniche as she discusses how to blend the iconic experience with strategic growth and financial goals. LeeAnn will share how to differentiate your practice by maximizing the patient experience from the first point of contact through the final days of retention. She will share how to set bench marks and create a dashboard for success. You don't want to miss this incredible course....Because it really is what's on the inside that counts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create business bench marks.
  • Evaluate performance standards.
  • Maximize the patient experience.

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Patient Personality Assessment for Effective Communication

May 5, 2018 10:20am ‐ May 5, 2018 11:20am

Patients come from many different backgrounds but all humans communicate in one of the four “Social Styles”. By learning our own style tendencies and identifying the preferred style of others, we can become extremely effective in communicating with our patients, team and family members. This presentation helps you improve what many consider to be the most difficult aspect of dentistry – communicating with PEOPLE.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and understand the 4 Social Styles.
  • Identify key characteristics that present in each Social Style.
  • Improve the patient experience, treatment acceptance, and team cohesiveness utilizing your knowledge of Social Style.

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Tips and Tricks for Consistent Clinical Photography

May 5, 2018 10:20am ‐ May 5, 2018 11:20am

This presentation will present an overview on ideal orthodontic photography. It will provide tips and tricks for extra and intraoral photographs for quality diagnostic records. A description of “what the orthodontist is looking for” will be also explained.


Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the proper equipment for clinical photography.
  • Validate the tips and tricks learned in the office.
  • Recognize what the orthodontist is looking for in diagnostic photographs.

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Track Them, Engage Them, Start Them! Utilizing Social Media & Technology to Elevate Your Observation Program to New Heights!

May 5, 2018 10:20am ‐ May 5, 2018 11:20am

An efficient and effective observation program is the lifeblood of any successful orthodontic office. New orthodontic technologies are emerging daily to help doctors and team members with just about every area of practice. This lecture will explore an often-overlooked yet extremely important use of these remarkable innovations – tracking, engaging and (eventually) starting observation patients! Practice management programs come equipped with user-friendly ways to begin tracking potential patients from birth. With a little creativity, there is no reason to not be aware of all potential patients in your practice in order to maximize the chances that they are seen for a consult at the appropriate age. In addition, emerging technologies and social media tools are now available to help orthodontists and team members connect with potential patients on all levels in order to get them excited about visiting us when the time is right! Like it or not, the rules to running a successful “Kids Club” have changed. You simply can’t afford to miss this!


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the traditional model of observation programs (“Kids Clubs”) in orthodontics and the way that technology has changed the rules on how to make these successful.
  • Explore how modern practice management systems and in-office technology can be utilized to efficiently track future patients from birth!
  • Explain how to connect with the modern orthodontic patient (present and future) to create a successful observation patient in today’s digital world.

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What's Missing on Early Treatment?

May 5, 2018 10:30am ‐ May 5, 2018 11:15am

The controversies on early treatment seem to be coming to an end. The pendulum that regulates the initiation of orthodontic treatment and that has been swaying in different directions for many years seems to have been shifting towards an earlier start preferably in the late mixed dentition. Undoubtedly, there is much agreement as well as disagreement on what to treat or not to treat. What’s missing on timely Class I, Class II and Class Ill interceptive treatment? This program compiles new evidence on early-treatment that may be helpful in the decision-making process. We hope to be able to stir even more curiosity within each one and revisit ideas and concepts we execute as clinicians.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and select ways to approach a developing malocclusion.
  • Discuss the do’s and dont’s of early Class II interventions.
  • Review a special protocol for early Class Ill treatment.

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Challenging Interdisciplinary Cases Treated with Clear Aligners

May 5, 2018 10:30am ‐ May 5, 2018 11:15am

Orthodontic treatment is about much more than just " straight teeth", and this is most evident in pre-prosthetic and pre-restorative cases. The goal in pre-prosthetic and pre-restorative cases is to create a foundation where the restorative dentist can then build a beautiful and functional smile without compromise. Aligner orthodontics, when understood and planned appropriately can be a more effective and more efficient mode of treatment for selected cases, and thus become the preferred means of treatment for the orthodontist and patient. Learn to move roots apart to prepare for implants, intrude over-erupted anterior and posterior teeth, level the occlusal plane and many more specialized movements with Aligner Orthodontics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize those cases that are better served by Aligner Orthodontics.
  • Plan proper bio-mechanical principals in Aligner Orthodontics to support challenging tooth movements.
  • Accurately plan final implant positions and sometimes place them prior to orthodontic treatment to aid in orthodontic anchorage.

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Sendai Surgery First: What are the Advantages of Orthodontic Driven Style?

May 5, 2018 10:30am ‐ May 5, 2018 11:15am

The concept of Sendai Surgery First is the orthodontics driven style. This approach was made possible by the application of TADs (miniplates and miniscrews) which enables predictable control of the entire dentition. With TADs in combination with multi-bracketed system, the extent of surgical intervention is significantly reduced, and complex orthodontic problems in post-surgical orthodontics can be successfully solved.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the features of orthodontics driven style Surgery First.
  • Outline the recent protocol of Sendai Surgery First.
  • Recognize the biomechanics in post-surgical orthodontics of Sendai Surgery First.

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Integrated Tissue Biology, Biomechanics and Digital Diagnosis for Non-Surgical Treatment

May 5, 2018 1:15pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:00pm

Non-surgical treatment in adults inevitably involves the beyond-the-bone tooth movement. Hence understanding on the tissue tolerance and ostegenic potential, precise visualization of treatment plan, effective biomechanics are all important for the success of treatment. Current biomechanics enable us to perform reliable total arch movement in three-dimension. Based on this theory, case-specific three-dimensional total arch movement will be proposed and demonstrated in adults with various skeletal problems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the area-specific tissue tolerance for orthodontic movement.
  • Demonstrate three-dimensional treatment plans.
  • Propose adequate three-dimensional total arch movement to ensure reliable non-surgical treatment in each case.

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Early Treatment of Dento-Skeletal Class II Malocclusion: If, When, Why and How

May 5, 2018 1:15pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:00pm

Dento-skeletal Class II malocclusions in growing children remain one of the most challenging problems in orthodontics. The most frequent are due to by mandibular retrognathism. Thus, a treatment for stimulating mandibular growth by functional appliances is often indicated. However, this early treatment is a widely discussed in the literature mainly due to the uncertainly of stable long term results. This clinical presentation will focus on the Function Regulator (FR-2), proposed in the 1960s by Fränkel to correct the function of the circumoral musculature. The efficacy and benefits of FR-2 treatment in developing Class II malocclusion will be analyzed and the importance of the ideal timing will be discussed. Moreover the long-term stability of the FR-2 treatment and the importance of the differential diagnosis in the treatment for dento-skeletal class II patients will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the benefits of early treatment in correcting dento-skeletal Class II malocclusions.
  • Determine optimal timing for orthodontic treatment of dento-skeletal Class II malocclusions.
  • Evaluate the major short- and long- term outcomes related to the Frankel II appliance treatment.

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Early Treatment of Sleep Apnea on Children

May 5, 2018 1:15pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:00pm

Obstructive sleep apnea is an important public health problem that is well characterized in adults. However, major gaps exist in our knowledge about the pediatric sleep apnea. Current literature demonstrates that pediatric sleep apnea is often not cured by adenotonsillectomy (T&A). Multifactorial interaction is responsible for its development, including oral-facial anatomical abnormalities, muscle tone, mouth breathing, and adenotonsilar hypertrophy. This presentation was based on a multidisciplinary collaboration, and it clearly showed that the contribution from different specialists could lead to effective therapy. Orthodontist may play an important role in early treatment of pediatric sleep apnea.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the diagnostic protocol of pediatric sleep apnea. 
  •  Make a correct decision for treatment of pediatric sleep apnea.
  • Assess the therapeutic efficacy and mechanism correctly.

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