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

3D Imaging: Destination and Experiences

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

Careful diagnosis of facial asymmetries identify positional and shape asymmetries among the different components of the face. The goal of the such precise diagnosis is to improve treatment outcomes with the proper correction of positional deviation of the mandible in roll and yaw, prior to assessments of left and right differences. 3D images provide insight into different approaches for orthopedic correction and surgical correction of asymmetries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate 3D components of facial asymmetry.
  • Identify asymmetric changes.
  • Recognize asymmetry due to condylar resorption or condylar hyperplasia.

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How Can the Orthodontist Help the TMD Patient

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

Patients are often referred to the orthodontist for the management of TMD. Is this a reasonable referral or a naïve approach? As an orthodontist, do you encourage these referrals or dread them? This presentation will discuss when should orthodontic therapy be considered for the TMD patient and when should it be avoided. Nothing is more discouraging to the patient, and the orthodontist, than to finish the case and have the patient report, “but it still hurt”. This presentation will discuss issues that will help reduce these unfavorable results.

Learning Objectives:

  • List three important questions that should be asked before orthodontic therapy is considered. 
  • Describe the most critical examination finding that would influence your selection of orthodontic therapy for a TMD patient. 
  • Describe the orthodontic treatment goals that would be appropriate for the TMD patient.

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7 Reasons the AAO’s Consumer Awareness Program is LIT! presented by the AAO Council on Communication

May 5, 2018 1:20pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:20pm

Did you know the AAO appeared across social media over 400 million times last year?! And in over 10 million searches on Google?! The AAO Consumer Awareness Program is LIT on digital marketing, and working hard for members to get the word out to consumers on the importance of seeing a specialist. In this lecture, the Council on Communication’s Dr. Mike Ragan and the AAO’s Director of Marketing Katie Maassen will walk attendees through some tips and tricks we’re learned from running digital marketing campaigns – as well as share some success stories on how the CAP is working for you.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn more about the AAO’s consumer marketing strategy on digital platforms.
  • Gain insights into current marketing trends being utilized to better reach modern consumers.
  • Learn how easy it is for your practice to share the AAO CAP message in your area.

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Pain, Fitness and Dentistry: My Story from Dental Student in Pain to American Ninja Warrior Athlete

May 5, 2018 1:20pm ‐ May 5, 2018 3:20pm

In this lecture, I will share my story of a dental student in severe musculoskeletal pain, how I overcame this pain, and continued on with my fitness during my dental career to become an American Ninja Warrior athlete. I will share research about how poor positioning and lack of body movement/exercise can contribute to these musculoskeletal ailments, and how these ailments affect our careers and quality of life. I will give key components of an effective fitness plan and how to integrate them into the dental workday.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how lack of movement or “exercise" contributes to musculoskeletal pain.
  • Recognize the key components of an effective fitness routine.
  • Identify the most important movements/exercises for musculoskeletal health to be able to put into practice.

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Embezzlement: What Every Dedicated Team Member Should Know

May 5, 2018 1:20pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:20pm

Team members are the strongest defense against embezzlement; information on this subject is essential to everyone in the orthodontic office. This presentation focuses on the growing epidemic of employee fraud and embezzlement, with tips on how to identify and manage business risks. We will convert complicated, and sometimes frightening, concepts into practical terms for day-to-day application.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the behavioral characteristics of thieves and the “team” impact of embezzlement.
  • Execute basic procedural elements to lessen the impact of embezzlement.
  • Implement self-protection against would be embezzlers.

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Acquired Open Bite Closed by using TADs: Treatment Outcome and Stability

May 5, 2018 2:05pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:50pm

One of the unprecedented effects of using temporary anchorage devices (TADs) is to intrude posterior teeth and then to close the open bite. Posterior intrusion often decreases mandibular plane angle which leads to better chin projections in Class II malocclusion. For patients with degenerative temporomandibular joints, orthodontic treatment can benefit them for better chewing function after their joints have been stabilized . Treatment mechanics and outcome of conservative orthodontic treatment using TADs will be presented. Stability of using TADs or surgical orthodontics for closing these acquired open bites will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate appropriate timing for treating these acquired open bites.
  • Adopt this treatment modality using TADs and apply appropriate mechanics to treat acquired open bite.
  • Address the stability issue to patients before treatment starts.

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Treatment of Class II Malocclusion with Contemporary Fixed Functional Appliances

May 5, 2018 2:05pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:50pm

This presentation will address the indications and timing for orthopedic treatment of Class II malocclusions. The age factor, growth pattern, and the severity of the malocclusion affect the treatment outcome when using a fixed functional appliance. Long-term treatment records will be presented to illustrate the stability after early orthopedic treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of indications and timing for Class II orthopedic treatment.
  • Determine how the age factor, growth pattern and the severity of the malocclusion can affect the treatment outcome when using a fixed functional appliance.
  • Identify the factors that affect the stability of early Class II orthopedic treatment.

Speaker(s):

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New Horizons in Orthodontics

May 5, 2018 2:05pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:50pm

Preformed Clark Twin Blocks: A new design and protocol for fixed or removable Twin Blocks improves patient comfort and compliance and can be integrated with fixed appliances. Preformed lingual wires link the occlusal blocks with minimal interference to speech and comfort and this simplifies construction and management of Twin Blocks. TransForce Lingual Appliances represent a revolution in interceptive orthodontics in all classes of malocclusion from mixed dentition to adult therapy and may be combined with fixed appliances or clear aligners. Transverse and sagittal appliances are pre-activated with enclosed nickel titanium springs to achieve amazing changes in arch form using ‘patient friendly’ invisible lingual appliances.

Learning Objectives:

  • Simplify treatment of Class II malocclusion using preformed removable or fixed Twin Blocks.
  • Transform your interceptive treatment using aesthetic, comfortable and efficient appliances to deliver light physiological forces.
  • Integrate fixed and functional therapy and enhance treatment objectives with invisible appliances.

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Emerging Applications of CBCT in Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

May 5, 2018 2:05pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:50pm

The continued evolution of CBCT imaging technology including its reduced radiation dose combined with scientific evidence for its broader applications is readily expanding its utility in orthodontics. Besides the enhanced information from CBCT for the traditionally well-understood sagittal and vertical dimensions, and for impacted teeth, it is proving to be a useful tool in the differential diagnosis of skeletal and dental transverse discrepancies, asymmetries, and dentoalveolar boundary conditions. Additionally, recent studies are enhancing our understanding on the limits of adaptability of bone to orthodontic tooth movement. Finally, CBCT imaging is proving to be a valuable tool in the integration of precision and virtual treatment planning in the orthodontic practice. Dr. Kapila will provide an evidence-based update on these emerging applications of CBCT imaging to everyday orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the evidence for emerging uses of CBCT in orthodontic therapy.
  • Recognize how to extract information from CBCT imaging in evolving areas of its uses for personalized orthodontic treatment.
  • Comprehend the use of CBCT imaging for virtual treatment and biomechanical planning in orthodontics.

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Disc Displacement in TMJ and Mandibular Growth

May 5, 2018 2:05pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:50pm

Advanced disc displacement (DD) is often observed on the shorter side of the mandible in skeletal asymmetry cases. Over time, more information on the influence of DD on mandibular growth has been accumulated. Advancement in imaging techniques, such as MRI and CBCT allows us to evaluate the TMJ status objectively. Since DD is prevalent in adolescent pre-orthodontic patients, we, as orthodontists, need to equip ourselves with the knowledge to treat these patients successfully. In this presentation, I will discuss how to handle DD patients orthodontically using three sisters’ cases, where two of them are suffering from advanced DD and the youngest sister does not have DD.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the joint problems from MRI and CBCT images.
  • Recognize the progression of DD and the difference in mandibular growth between normal TMJ and joints with advanced DD.
  • Evaluate treatment mechanics that are catered toward specific joint status.

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